Jul 31, 2010

To Cut or Not to Cut

I've basically had the same hair style since high school. Long and brown, with chin-length bangs. It's becoming so apparent to me lately how attached I am to this default look of mine. Isn't it crazy how attached to our manes we can become? It's been on my mind so much lately because one of my best friends has recently lost ALL of her hair due to chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. A part of me had initially wanted to shave my head to somehow share the experience and make her feel not so alone in the frustration she had of losing a head of hair she loved dearly. However, when it came down to it, I couldn't do it. :( Thankfully, she wasn't disappointed.

I'm a big hair loving girl! When I go out, I prefer a little beehive, and some teasing. Nothing gigantic like Amy Winehouse's do', but something a little similar, only on a MUCH smaller level. But I'm SO ready for a change. Lately, I strongly feel the need to step out of my comfort zone for awhile. What makes me nervous is that once the hair is cut, there's no quick way of going back.

I did have a chin-length bob about 7 years ago, and really liked it. I just remember feeling like I had to style it more often instead of just wash and go. WISH ME LUCK, I'm hoping to go through with some kind of cut within the next month, provided I work up enough courage to do it!
Any thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. ♥

* Love these gorgeous big hair photos.*

Photo Credits: Julia Pogodina on the Behance Network.

* This is the short style I have in mind that I want, a sweet little bob with bangs. . . and I certainly wouldn't mind a little red tint either. ;)

Jul 30, 2010

Novelty Print of the Day -- 1960's Trompe L'oeil LACE UP Go Go Dress

DARLING! I'm a big fan of trompe l'oeil prints, as you may already know. This cute little sleeveless shift from the 1960's is just about my size too. I've had it in my faves for a few weeks and cannot believe it hasn't sold yet. Is it a sign that it just might be waiting for ME to grab it up? Hmmm. . . let me check that budget of mine. ;)

Love the happy neon colors on the bright white cotton. And those lil' pom poms? C U T E.
Perfectly paired with knee high go go boots by the model.

For sale by lovespyvintage on Etsy.

Jul 29, 2010

Two by Two

Hello and enjoy today's shop update, and my figuring out how to place photos side by side here in blogger. ;)

I really like the way these items look beside each other, as if they might be found in the same closet perhaps.

Don't forget, I'm MOVING soon, and almost the ENTIRE SHOP is ON SALE!

*Also, combined shipping is always available for multiple purchases.*

Thanks to you who have already helped me lighten my load, I really appreciate it, and I hope you love your items!


Shop Lola Vintage

Novelty Print of the Day -- vintage 1940's DEER PRINT Dress Suit

When you come upon a vintage suit like this, it's just going to be one of those OMG moments. After reading the listing for this A M A Z I N G 1940's Deer Print suit, I'm intrigued to know more about this Herbert Levy fellow, (the designer on the label). I've never heard of him, but I would LOVE to see what else he has created, wouldn't you? I adore the pockets on the blazer jacket. I also like how it is not just female deer, but bucks too. Would you look at those antlers? I think there's a little mating dance going on here. ;)

This lovely suit is an XL to boot! Just a WOW piece, all around.

For Sale now by Mill Street Vintage on Ebay.
12 bids already, so I can't wait to see how much this goes for!

Jul 28, 2010

Wednesday Wishlist :: The Luxurious SHEER SILK Dress

These are the kind of dresses dreams are made of.
Well, my dreams anyway.
Nothing makes my heart beat like finding a beautiful sheer silk dress.
Put me in a silk dress and I'm a guaranteed happy woman for the rest of the day. Silk chiffon is light as air, making it so incredibly comfortable to wear. Moreover, this luxurious fabric, especially when created into a perfectly-executed piece of clothing, is an instant means to elegance.

These are my current etsy faves below.
You're not gonna believe the label name on that first one.

Swoon away, dolls!








Novelty Print of the Day -- Vintage 80's MUSHROOMS Puff Sleeve Mini Dress

"You have fungi on your frock!" (I am imagining the kind of conversation that comes along with sporting this cute little vintage 80's dress.) I love the little ties on the short sleeves and the mini length is perfect too. Alice would really appreciate this print, don't you think so? Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds could also very much appreciate it. ;)

How I delight in finding these prints to share with you daily! It has almost become my necessary dose of daily amusement. ♥
Thank you for checking them out, dolls!


For sale by hollywoodstylevintage on Ebay.

Jul 27, 2010

Play Date and Tea

This week so far has been blissful. . .

I believe it's because:
1. I'm so completely excited about moving.
{check out the "lighten my load" sale if you haven't yet}
2. I spent most of my day outside yesterday in the lovely sunshine with garden produce.
3. I was able to see one of my very dear friends today, and I haven't seen her in months!

This is Taneha (Ta-nee-yah) and we've been friends for oh. . . about 11 years now. Tea (as I call her) came over today and picked me up for a little surprise excursion. Because I'm feeling so list-happy today, I'll tell you the top 5 reasons I absolutely love this gal!

"We have been friends together
In sunshine and in shade."

~Caroline Sheridan Norton


1. She is one of THE most fun girls I've ever met.


2. Being an amazing listener is one of her top awesome qualities.


3. She's not afraid of being spontaneous.


4. Her sense of humor very much matches mine, and there have been
countless times when I've laughed so hard with her,
tears were streaming down my face. (the best!)


5. One time we were singing together in her car for about 4 hours while driving back from a Chicago trip.
It's one of my favorite memories of us. ♥

Our surprise excursion ended up being a visit to a local
novelty sho
This girl really knows what I love.

These little banks made me laugh.

Just ♥ these bacon-themed items


'staches and brows


"Mr. Snot"

And my personal favorite area of the little shop: the candy corner. :)



We ended up buying these Crick-ettes (used as an eating dare) and some sour candies called Warheads that I haven't had since I was a little girl.
(used to LOVE 'em though)


What a great day. I honestly kept feeling like the reason why I was having so much fun was because I felt like a kid again, just playing with my friend. Tea and I have been known to break out into this song together, too. She's the only friend I ever play hand clapping games with as an adult.

It's so important to nurture your true friendships! Life can get so overwhelmingly busy sometimes, but I'm inspired, after today, to try to make a monthly "play date" with all of my close friends. Do any of you do something of the sort? I'm starting to feel like it needs to be a necessity.

"It is a happy talent . . . to know how to play."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson



That's right, vintage-lovin' gals! I will be spending the entire month of August moving into my new apartment. . . and I would be ever so grateful if you
help me lighten my load.
The less I have to move, the better off I'll be.
Take advantage of tons of markdowns in the shop.
Almost EVERYTHING has been reduced in price.
And, as always, COMBINED SHIPPING is available for multiple purchases.

♥ Click the pic below to SHOP! ♥


Buy Handmade

Novelty Print of the Day -- vintage CAT EYE GLASSES Yellow Tunic Blouse

Seriously CUTE! Bright yellow v-neck tunic blouse with teeny tiny print of 1950's cat eye glasses. If I were a librarian, I'd want to go to work sporting a pair of these glasses on my face, and wearing the blouse too. ;)

For sale by makimakivintage on Ebay.

Jul 26, 2010

All they got inside is Vacancy

I've always loved this fun and upbeat song by the White Stripes. What used to be the Hotel Yorba in Detroit
is now a building for subsidized housing.
Meg jumping on the bed in the video = adorable.
Feel free to dance yourself, I always do to this song!

I wonder how long it will take till we're alone,
sittin' on the front porch of that home,
stompin' our feet on the wooden boards
never gotta worry 'bout lockin' the door!

Hotel Yorba by The White Stripes

Novelty Print of the Day -- vintage 70's PUPPIES, BICYCLES and More Smocked Mini Dress

From the listing title, I thought initially this dress was just going to have bicycles on it, but SURPRISE, it's got puppies, rhinos, and wagons too. What a sweet folksy frock for summer. I can't get over those little Daschund pups!

For sale by mintmallstore on Ebay.

Happy Monday, dolls!
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