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
{ Shop Lola }

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. =)


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