Sep 17, 2010

I used to hate these shirts

Sometime in the 90's when I was in high school, (please don't do the math) ;) these ruffled floral blouses were all the rave. I hated them then, thought they were absolutely hideous! But that was also when I myself was wearing striped tights and black everything, (including lipstick and fingernail polish), all of which is completely appalling to me NOW. Funny how when your perspective on life changes, your way of dressing up does too!

So recently while on a shopping trip, I saw this blouse and initially was going to pass it up after remembering how much I didn't like the style back then. But since I'm in my experimenting phase, I decided to pick it up for myself and give her a go! Well, surprise, surprise, I LOVE how it looks: kinda country, a little feminine and flouncy with those ruffles, and comfortable too. Very "me" now. Who knew?

Ensemble details:

high-waist Jordache jean shorts, thrifted, and always a must-have for my summers!
skinny brown belt, thrifted
knee-high brown leather riding boots, ToriaMunoz on Etsy.


Sep 14, 2010

Novelty Print of the Day -- Vintage 60's BICYCLE & UNICYCLE Romper

Way too cute, right?! Oh my goodness, how giddy I felt when I came upon this little romper while searching for a novelty print to feature today.
I kinda wish I could buy this for Erin of Calivintage. Whenever I see bike stuff now, I often think of her and her cyclin' adventures...

For sale by Dive Back in Time.

Please Bury Me in the Library

I have a confession to make: There exists one item, one inanimate thing of this world that I love even more than vintage dresses, yes it is true! It is the book. A book. BOOKS. . .

. . . which is why I will be married to my local public library from now, the beginning of fall, until Spring of next year hits and I long to be outside again.

The library is my perfect sanctuary pretty much throughout the entire year, but most especially during the colder months. If I ever get around to finishing my college degree, then one day you will find me in the house of books as a children's librarian. Every aspect of that career consists of things I'm passionate about. Kids, community, promoting literacy, and books of course.

I think that above face creams, the right diet and exercise, and all of the other stuff that's told to us in many popular magazines, LEARNING is what ultimately keeps people young! Having something completely new to delve into at any given moment is what keeps your mind healthy and your heart content. At least, this is what holds true for ME. :)

I just had to write this post in celebration of
National Library Card Sign up Month!

Free adventures, free laughs, free information, free travels, free recipes, free STORIES. . . really, does it get any better than your local public library?

We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth. ~John Lubbock

What aisles will you be browsing soon?

Recently checked out. . . ;)

Perhaps I'll finally give it a try *fingers crossed*

Working on this too.

I love having Photography books on the coffee table.
Have always wanted to read this book by Ayn Rand.
A friend suggested it years ago.
Audio books are one of the best inventions EVER!

But, of course! ;)

Ahhh. . . Who knew love came in rows?

No matter what you're looking for, I just know you'll find


p.s. the title of this post comes from a rhyming book I read my son once about the love of libraries. I would suggest it to any mama who likes to read to their kids.
(hopefully that's all of the mamas!)

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