Sep 23, 2010

Eve was Weak, or, My Favorite Autumn Dress

I can't help but to think of that line from Stephen King's "Carrie" everytime I find myself eating food right out of the garden. Weird but true. :-P
Decided to take pictures of my favorite Autumn dress in my garden while the last of the cherry tomatoes are in the process of falling off of the plants. Only a few are still good and edible, and the rest look like the one from the picture below, so they're put right back into the ground.

About the dress: I found it in an antique shop and it was in excellent condition. The pictures make it look very red, but it is actually a burnt sienna, a very deep rust color. I love that it matches the leaves in the fall. It's also incredibly soft, made of a velvety material, and fits to the T. I'm crazy about the buttons in the back and the feminine puff sleeves and silhouette as well.

p.s. that giant pumpkin at the bottom took 2 men to pick up! My pops grew it, and now it's on my porch. :)


1940's rust dress: found at an antique shop
olive green 80's belt: thrifted
multicolored necklace : thrifted
knee-high chocolate brown boots: gift from a friend


Sep 22, 2010

Novelty Print of the Day -- Vintage 70's FALLING LEAVES Maxi Dress

What a perfect dress for this time of year! The leaves are changing color and falling right outside of my window as I type this. The evenings are becoming darker earlier here in the mitten as well. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed as of late about the many things going on in my life right now. Busy, busy, busy. . . but happy to come upon this dress to feature in the blog today. Which reminds me, I have a handful of things yet to list in my own shop this week, so expect an update hopefully soon! (tackling that to-do list one minute, one BREATH at a time) :)

Find this pretty leaf print dress below for sale on Ebay
by Floozees Vintage and at $22, it's a steal!

Sep 19, 2010

Oh Captain, My Captain!

We never forget the teachers that truly help shape our minds.

Since the first time I've ever watched this inspiring movie, every time I see an old vintage photograph, I can't help but to think of the "carpe diem" scene in which professor John Keating (played by Robin Williams) reminds us of the brevity of life.

I *love* this movie with all my heart, and highly recommend it to anyone who has never watched it. I rent it every fall, as the beginning of the school year always reminds me of the boys of the Dead Poets Society.

"No matter what anyone tells you, words and ideas can change the world. . ."

*keep a box of tissues by you when you watch this film. It's quite moving.

Fond thoughts always of Mrs. Heron, Mr. Kotenko, Mr. Simon, Mrs. Smalley, Mrs. Thomas, Ms. Barrie, and Mr. Zimmerman: Teachers who have made an everlasting impact on the way I think. Teachers whom, through the passion of their craft, have opened my imagination to places I never knew existed. ♥
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