hot damn, pink betsy!

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Meet Pink Betsy. She’s a 1963 Buick convertible with a white leather interior and a bad-ass grill. She’s got a lot of spunk and turns heads wherever she goes.

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The day came together so amazingly with the help and creativity of all the people involved. The more I blog, the more I get to see what aspects I like about it. For me, I love the collaborative nature of the community, and this day was a testimony to that.

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denim top, thrifted @ value village, $5.00
fur coat, zara collection, on sale at mine & yours ($25)
indigo paper jeans, mine & yours, $45.00
aldo heels, thrifted @ value village, $12.99
earrings, c/o eliasz and ella
sunglasses, forever 21, $4.99

 [ photography by Alyssa Valcourt ]
[ hair & makeup by Elsa Meier ]

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