mill no. 5

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In April, a colleague of mine told me about Thread and Groove – a record vendor event at Mill No. 5 in Lowell.  She knows that Dave and I have a (smallish) record collection and are always on the lookout for more, so we definitely needed to check it out!

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It was our first time at Mill No. 5, and we thought it was such a cool place.  I’m sorry we didn’t take any photos near the vendor area, so you can’t really get an idea of the scene.  But I promise you, it was very hip! (haha, I sound like an old lady when I say “hip”)

We did sneak off into some remote areas and corners of this place to take photos, since I was far too shy to pose in front of passers-by.

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They even have a small little independent movie theater.  I checked out their site, and it looks like they do free cult movie nights every Wednesday.  The catch is that you don’t know what movie it will be until you get there!  I’m thinking I’m going to have to drag Dave out for that soon 🙂

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There were also cool twisty staircases which were fun to explore:

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My outfit consisted of a darling Lindy Bop skirt that I got from Modern Millie Shop in Salem.  At first I thought the little heart pockets were too cutesy for my taste, but now I think they are my favorite detail on the skirt!

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I paired it with a new soft pink faux leather jacket, and the PERFECT purse.

But guess what?!  It isn’t really a purse!

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Back in December one of my students gave me a gift of Hammond’s peanut brittle, and it came in this adorable radio tin!  I squealed quite loudly when he gave it to me (he must think I REALLY like peanut brittle!) and instantly knew I would be using it as a purse.  The candy was packaged in a plastic bag inside, so I didn’t even need to clean it out.

It comfortably fits my phone, keys, and card holder.  The only issue is that since it is metal, I can hear the contents rattling around inside…so I might end up giving it a lightly padded fabric lining.

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04-08-17

Skirt:  Lindy Bop ‘Bernadette’ Orange Study Print Swing Skirt via Modern Millie Shop
Top: Express Outlet
Sunglasses:  H&M
Jacket:  Candie’s via Kohl’s
Headband: Forever 21
“Purse”:  Hammond’s Peanut Brittle Gift Set
Shoes:  ModCloth Poised for Perfection Heel in Pebble

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3 thoughts on “mill no. 5

  1. Karen

    I’m not always the biggest fan of novelty prints, but I love this one on you. In combination with the top and jacket, the balance is just right for me – so that you manage to make the look both elegant and fun at the same time. I really love the shoes too! Kx

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  2. SaraLily (InANutshellBlog)

    Umm the fact that this tin became a purse is AMAZING! Good idea! I love it!!! I would do the same, honestly! This is such a cool place – I love old mills. Red lives in one that became apartments and her building has very similar staircases. The old mills have SUCH good character!!

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  3. Sugargem

    You’re so cute and the only person I know who could pull this darling outfit off. The radio tin totally makes the whole outfit come together. Cute cute cute

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