Dec 29, 2010

Wednesday Wishlist :: Ridiculously Cute Animal Sweaters

I find most vintage animal sweaters irresistibly cute! I think they appeal to the little girl in me. There was one I owned when I was about 10 or 11 or so and it had a ton of white sheep with a black sheep in the middle. How I loved that cozy sweater with all of my heart. It was red with puff sleeves too! Years later I found a similar one and ended up selling it on Ebay. It was too big for me at the time, but darn! I think that I should've held onto it, as it would probably fit now.

Below are some of my current favorites that you can find on etsy. Which one do you like the most? The kitty cat pullover is calling out my name! Also really wish I could find a peacock sweater in my size. . . being a vintage seller and buyer I just know I'll come across it someday. ;)










Dec 28, 2010

Italian Wool, One George.

It feels like it's been about a bazillion years since I've done an outfit post, and believe me I'd do more if my schedule allowed for it! But while I'm enjoying this week of post-Christmas cleaning and organizing my entire apartment leisure time I decided to throw one in for good measure. (oh, and to show off my latest favorite dress). :)

While browsing the racks at my local favorite thrift store a week or so ago, I came upon this dress and immediately fell in love with the colors. I was even happier when I glanced at the tag and saw that it was vintage Italian designer wool. Eeek! On top of that, it was my size, I could tell just by looking at it.

What you WON'T believe is how much I paid for it. I handed over one little George for this dress, and that amount covered the price, and then some!  I know. I felt like such a lucky girl that day. The reason the dress was such a bargain, though, was because there are a handful of tiny holes that need mending in the fabric. I didn't mind, it, though. I've already started patching a few of them up, and only have a few left to go.

Aren't the colors perfect together? One shade in the dress matched perfectly the iced ginger cookies given as a gift from my neighbor. The only thing I would say to keep in mind when wearing a wool dress like this one is, don't forget your slip, it makes wearing the dress so much more comfortable. 
Italian Wool
Italian Wool 3
Italian Wool 1
Italian Wool 2

Adolfo Warm Grey Wool Hat - gift from my boyfriend
Italian Wool Mod Colorblock Dress - Thrifted
Belt - ? have had for years
Knee high Chocolate brown 70's boots - Gift from one of my best friends (used to be her gran's boots way back when)

Dec 27, 2010

Newest and Soon To Come

As I said yesterday, it's been too long since I've had a shop update. I have been slowly adding items to the shop, just haven't made an update here on the blog due to the business (busy-ness!) of holidays. So here is my overdue batch of goodies, with most already added to the shop, and the rest coming some time during today.

P.s. The first ever little girl's item will be added in the shop today. (see bottom pic) When I first saw it, I couldn't resist buying it! I actually wish it were my size, it is so incredibly darling! I'm seriously considering adding a girls section to the shop because lately I've been seeing the most adorable items. Any advice for this idea would be greatly appreciated, my fellow sellers! XO

{ Shop Lola }

Wrap Bodice Belted Taupe Dress
Cotton Taupe Wrap Bodice Dress, Vintage 70's
Sculptural Crushed Velvet Black Dress
Crushed Black Velvet Harem Dress w/ Satin Bow Belt, Vintage 80's
Candy Apple WOOL Puff Sleeve Skirt Suit
Candy Apple Wool Fitted Skirt Suit, Vintage 80's
Azure Knit Plunging Batwing Sleeve Dress
AZURE KNIT Plunging Batwing Sleeve Sweater Dress, 1980's
Pretty in Plaid Wool Skirt
COLORFUL SQUARES Warm Lined Wool Skirt, Vintage 70's
Midnight Velvet Floral Applique Dress
Midnight Velvet Sparkling Applique Dress, Vintage 80's
Saks 5th Ave Bold Bouquet Dress
Bold Bouquet Saks Fifth Ave Draped Dress, Vintage 80's
Sage Green 70's Corduroy Dress
Spanish Moss Green Corduroy Dress, Vintage 70's
Creamsicle Boucle Wool Skirt Suit
Creamsicle Wool Boucle Skirt Suit, Vintage 80's
Foxmoor Honey Brown Corduroy Jumper
Foxmoor Zip Up Corduroy Jumper, Vintage 70's
Peach Sorbet Shoulder Ties Dress
Peach Sorbet Plunging Shoulder Ties Dress, Vintage 70's
Lace & Chiffon Cocktail Dress
Lace & Chiffon Cocktail Dress, Vintage 80's
Girls Classic Red Wool Sailor Coat
Girl's Rothschild Classic Red Wool Sailor Coat
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Dec 26, 2010

Leave it to the Holidays!

Leave it to the holidays to get me entirely off schedule! I'm feeling awful that I haven't blogged recently, but just wanted to say that I hope each and every one of you are enjoying the holiday season with your loved ones! I reallllllllly love this time of year.

 I have yet to post pictures of my blue feather Christmas tree, the colorful lights decorating the trees outside, and lord knows I'm way behind on shop updates, but I'm hopeful and confident that January is going to kick my butt into organized, motivated, and not-so-crazy-busy mode. (Thank goodness January is right around the corner!)

Did any of you do "elf yourself" for family or friends?
My fam LOVED IT! :)  So sorry I'm a day late w/this, but if you want to make one for some special people in your life here's the link:

There were only spaces for 5 people so I excluded myself, and sadly, I had to exclude my son, niece & nephew in this one, but I did end up making one just for them. Here's the other 5 people that make up my own crazy little clan; Dad, Mom, sis & my two brothers. ♥
I guarantee you're bound to get a few laughs out of your kin if you make them something silly like this. =)


Dec 14, 2010

Thanksgiving Blessing

I was supposed to post these pics just after Thanksgiving, but I kinda got sidetracked with all of the other 9 billion things going on in my life right now. Isn't this time of year so crazy, you guys? We have to make sure everyone is taken care of on the Christmas list, all cards are sent out,(with proper addresses, stamped), and meanwhile I'm trying to keep the shop updated, and then working, and being a mama. . . WHEW! December definitely challenges us!

Initially at Thanksgiving I was bumming because my own little boy was going to be with his dad this year. But when I got home to Mom and Dad's I realized that this was the perfect opportunity to bond with my little nephew, Isaac. I had to share these pictures because I think this little boy's sweetness just shines right through in that smile. (I also had to post these because I promised I would put him "on the computer" so he could see himself) ;)
Here's a funny little snippet about him: While we were all lounging around relaxing for the holiday, he asked me to get him some toast and jam and he had kindly said "please" with his request. I went up to him and said, "Thank you so much, Isaac. I love when little boys use their manners, that makes my heart so happy." He sat at the table for a second lost in thought and a moment later says to me, "Aunt Jessica, how does your heart feel when little boys do naughty things?" As hard as I tried not to laugh, I couldn't help it, I lost it!
silly boy.
Even though he lives 2 hours away, I'm so thankful to have him in my life!

"Aunt Jessica, I can show you my yoga moves."
Showed him some coin tricks.
That smile melts me!!
little rascal!

I wish my family lived closer. I've often thought about moving closer to them, but their internet is so slow (and it's "high" speed) that I'd have to probably give up my little etsy shop. No way, Jose! But it does make the time when we see each other all the more special. ♥

Dec 10, 2010

She's the Prettiest of All!

Yes, my dears. . . I do believe that I'd have to say this new addition to the shop is the prettiest dress I've ever listed. I have truly adored many dresses I've listed online in the last 7 years, but never have I come across anything this lovely. . . the 30's are becoming my favorite era of fashion lately!

1930's Confetti Tulle Dress & Matching Bolero. Find her here.
(She deserved her very own post!) :)

Dec 8, 2010

The Cutest Mittens Ever Made!

Just fell in love with an Etsy shop this morning after seeing these.
I don't think I've ever seen mittens this cute in my life! They're made by Tiny Toad Stool on Etsy, and her shop is kind of a must see. Besides these adorable handmade hand-warming wool mittens, you'll also see some cute hats and  scarves mixed in with her creations. Wait until you see the detailed work on the berets. A M A Z I N G, and so worthy of sharing with you, my dear blog readers.



Dec 3, 2010

Label love, lingerie & a little bit of CUTE

Just a little Friday night update for you vintage lovers! I don't know what made me happier, finding that pretty Mocha-colored vintage Lanvin dress, or stumbling upon that NOS Panda sweater. I really thought hard about keeping the sweater just because it's too cute for its own good, but both items are actually a tad bit big on me. Another item I initially wanted for myself was that 40's skirt suit! I love the shape of it. Too small, and too bad for me. But I'm happy the shop is getting more filled every day. My goal for the new year is to attempt 200 items. We'll see. . .

P.s. Also, from now on be on the lookout for more lingerie in the shop. I find the two pieces added today quite sexy and they make the perfect little something to have on underneath a bombshell dress (or something like that skirt suit!)  Happy Friday! 

{Shop Lola}

Dec 2, 2010

I Heart Yokoo!

So happy to find this in my youtube subscription videos this morning! Yokoo is one of my favorite artists with an amazingly talented pair of hands. Etsy did such a lovely job on this little video too. Enjoy. 

1,582 hats and scarves hand knit from this woman, how inspiring!


Nov 29, 2010

Relative Garments

I've been noticing some very similar items in the shop lately. Made me think of "garment families". ;)

If clothes were related. . .
This was a fun shop update to put together!

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