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The Citizen moves to her own domain

You can now find the Citizen Rosebud’s blog at: We hope you make a note of it, and pay frequent visits. Feel free to stop by and say HI.


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For years I have been threatening to rock a baby’s onesie. Do you know what I’m talking about? Those cute little cotton numbers slapped onto babies that top off as a t-shirt and finish in the bottom with snaps. Babies looks oh-so-adorable in them. Well, Little Ms. Funnybones has been hollering about wearing them, and guess what? This is the year to make good on my promise. 2010 is the Year of The Onesie.

Don’t believe me? Well, check this out:

This, My Gentle Reader, is a ONESIE. But wait there’s more:

Colorful and comfy looking, the proverbial Onesie was given the grown up treatment and being sent down runway after runway for Spring 2010. And it looks  practical too, most necessary-

…in taupe. Crisp and cool as a cucumber this tank shorts combo looks like it could rock the walk on or off the runway

And of course Mr. Karl Lagerfield makes it downright sexy.

Yep. I am at one with the onesie. Can’t hardly wait to spring it on you. (photos courtesy of

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Bits & Pieces

It’s NOT that I don’t want to post pictures of my day-to-day outfits, but unless the paparazzi discover a reason to stalk my doorstep, there’s not really anyone but little ol’ me to chronicle my costumes. AND my self-portraits are limited to arms length at present. A tripod and timer seem to crawl up the queue of my WANTS LIST, but not yet, gentle reader, not just yet.

When I headed out today, my last day of X-mas break, I have to say, I rather liked my outfit. It possessed all the elements I like: a classic hue paired with a shot of hot color, lots of layers for warmth, easy movement, and my requisite broach. The broach du jour, blossomed humbly on my collar,  this time a lovely hand-made number given to me by my dear friend and former co-worker, Rachel Gregg who said it was hand-made by a child in a tiny Thai village in hopes to raise money for a charity. That’s alot to like, and I was most happy to pin it on today.

I wore lots of layers. A charcoal grey jersey tunic worn over a satiny slip in my favorite print of late, black and white polka-dots. Said slip of satin was recently scored from the Sleepwear Department at Target. For added warmth, and modesty, my blue denim britches, and a double layering of thermals, a poppy colored J. Crew thermal shirt and a D.I.Y. grey thermal shrug that I made last spring. For even more D.I.Y. flair, I sported my mohair, mo’ fun sweater cuffs, culled from a pair of discarded but beloved pair of socks embellished with a frightfully  regal set of gold-tone buttons.

Over all this is my black wool newspaper-boy hat, another purchase from Target, & my trusty stripey B&W scarf.  Beneath it were simple black flats with black/grey striped ankle socks. These were worn to ensure that my stripe statement for the day was set for overkill.

The outfit is very casual, but I like the personality of it, it has much more quirk than your average jeans & t-shirt combo, and was just right for running my errands on my e-bike. Very mobile and on the go, I think. And I very much want to IT show you, IN ITS ENTIRETY, yet for reasons no longer than my arm, I can not. Instead I shall present you a crazy quilt of  snap-shots, the bits and pieces of my ensemble, and I hope you like it more than a little.


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Viva La Viv!

Inpact. Influence. Style to spare. Vivienne Westwood has been designing clothes for over 3 decades and has a decidedly pointed world view on style. Safety pins, ripped clothing, the Anarchy symbol, just a few of her ubiquitous contributions to the fashion world at large. Her fashion influence is almost to numerous to mention, but she refuses to rest on past laurels and is still making waves, and beautiful clothing. Here she talks about this and that and reels you in with her peculiar and razor-sharp charm.

My favorite quote: “If you were born a freak, a freak of beauty, why not look like a goddess? Why not?”

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American Woman

Have I mentioned that I’m a big fan of the red, white & blue? I am totally digging the fresh color scheme of true Americana. Usually reserved for my spring & summer wear, I’m making an exception this year due to the recent find at a certain Yolo county thrift store of a fire-engine hand-knit golf cap and coordinating blue knit scarf with white and red stripes. Somehow it seems to go with everything, including my bestest coat ever, the vintage 1960’s cheetah sport. It didn’t take much for me to add my vintage Italian leather purse and a couple of vintage flower broaches to color me all-American. Everything but the green tank and ankle boots are second-hand, either scored from a friend, or a thrift store. The tank, like everything else I buy brand new, is from Target, and the boots are salvaged from a Halloween costume I wore a few years back, when I dolled up as a saloon girl. The fact that the whole ensemble was incredibly warm and comfortable while making me feel colorful and stylish was an added boon. When it comes to thrifty style, I feel most patriotic.


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Fun at the Fringe

The fine folks at the Fringe have been working late getting their shop all prettified and ready for Second Sunday. I must say, Fringe looks amazing! Decked out in bits of everything, including a fresh delivered batch of Citizen Rosebud goodies. We at the Citizen Rosebud have been busy as elves finding winter finery for your holiday season. A charming selection of houndstooth, plaids, silks, woolens, satin & velvets all rub elbows on the racks and shelves. Will have more pictures later of some choice pieces but hopefully these pictures will wet your appetite. (These are all the photos I got before my camera’s batteries died this afternoon). Fringe is located near the corner of X & 21st in Sactown, California. Stop by 2409 21st Street and take a peek. You can reach the Fringe at (916) 706-0216.
I’ll be in sometime tommorrow after a morning a delectable thrifting!

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Quaintly Quant

The Girl in the Grey Flannel Suit

It’s cold & grey out, in spite of the California address. Rainboots a foot, Your Humble Narrator skips home where a cup of warm & toasty tea awaits her. Donning my favorite flannel Pendleton jacket, I can’t help but think about this charming grey flannel suit designed by the fabulous Mary Quant, circa 1962. Classic, and still surprisingly fresh. What I’d give to romp about in this sweet little jumper with matching knickers. Grey flannel goes perfectly with this drizzly afternoon.

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