Dec 23, 2011


Happy Holidays, friends! I can't WAIT to see my family all together in two more days! I hope you all have a wonderful, blessed holiday season, and I will "see" you soon. :)

All items purchased from now until December 26th will be shipped December 27th.

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Enjoy my favorite holiday song. Yes, it is from the Home Alone soundtrack...but SO BEAUTIFUL! :)

"Somewhere in My Memory" by John Williams

Dec 15, 2011

Leather & Wool

Some recently listed WOOL & LEATHER items added to the shop, along with some oldies but goodies. If that first coat fit me, you can bet I'd be keeping it! Same goes for the bottom zipper leather mini. Arrggh! SO COOl. Calling all 24" waists!


Dec 14, 2011

Goodie-Of-The-Month Club GIFT IDEAS

I remember wanting to do this post last year around the holidays in support of my fellow Etsy sellers! If you're looking for last minute gift ideas, why not purchase one of these fantastic gift-of-the-month deals? I've already decided on one for my sister, and am still wondering what my parents & a few friends might appreciate. Love the idea of a gift that keeps on giving for 3, 6, or even 12 months!

Here are some of my faves I'm checking out right now::

Soap of the month ~ 6 months long from seller FaithSoapsAndLove

Truffle of the month club ~ 3 months (not too long but would you just LOOK AT THOSE-yum!) from seller: estheraguirre

of the Month club ~ 12 months from seller Country Blossom

of the Month club ~ 3 months long. hillsidebakery

Cake Pops of the month club!! (hands down my favorite, thinking of purchasing for meself! ) JensCakePops

Dec 9, 2011

Black and White and Red All Over


Took a ME day recently.

What that looks like: taking about an hour to get dressed and being "in" it. I mean to say... enjoying it and not feeling guilty for doing so. I say this because it seems like I'm rushing so much as of late and I really don't like that feeling. Do you know what I'm talking about, my friends? Maybe it's the season, feel like there are a gazillion + 2 things going on right now. And this person needs you for this...and that person needs you for that. Overwhelming holidays, I guess!

A "me" day usually means getting dressed up purrrdy and taking my journal and some books to my favorite cafe while indulging in a mocha with extra whip cream, but this particular day it meant spoiling myself just a little with some goodies from Aveda and Sephora with birthday money.It's so easy to spend an hour+ in Sephora!

I've mentioned these pants, they're not vintage but Donna Karan, found at a consignment shop.  And this top. OMG, so in love with it. bought it at a local vintage boutique, and was almost CERTAIN it wouldn't fit me. utterly ELATED when I found out I was wrong!  I encourage you 150% to take a day ALL FOR YOURSELF at the very least once per month. :) It's become a necessity to me.

What does your ME day look like?

Dec 6, 2011

Chloë Sevigny's Closet

One of my girl crushes. And a couple of my favorites from her collection for Open Ceremony.

Love that she kept the bunny ears from Gummo. She's so cute!

At Home with Chloë Sevigny: Part 1 from Opening Ceremony on Vimeo.

Holiday, Celebrate!

Some newly listed and other items from the shop that would be perfect for Christmas, New Year's Eve, and/or your Holiday Party!


Favorite colors for NYE, blue & silver! Flapper-inspired Beaded Silk Chiffon Party Dress.
Light Catcher! 80s Black Sequined Halter Party Dress.
Glitter Swirl Sheer NYE Party Dress.
Sparkling Rhinestone Strapless Black Velvet Dress
Flapper Inspired Beaded & Sequined SHEER SILK Party Dress
True Red 1950s Bow Party Dress
Illusion Lace Sexy 1950s Little Black Dress

Dec 4, 2011

Show and Tell: Hot Dog Cookbook

Not sure I would ever call hot dog recipes "tempting" but wanted to show you guys this lol book I found during my weekend thrifting trip with my siblings. That picture on the front disturbs me. The hot dog cook book is almost as depressing as the microwave cooking for 1 cookbook, remember that one? NO, I didn't buy it, just snapped a pic before we left the store. However, wouldn't you know we had a craving for a dog just after shopping! Ended up treating my brother & sis to this little coney island that serves one of my favorite guilty pleasures... the cheesie weenie (cheddar stuffed bacon wrapped hotdogs) and we left with full bellies and a very healthy helping of guilt.

Nov 24, 2011


Thankful for so many things this Thanksgiving day, but mostly these people, who love me despite all of my faults! (and believe me, I have many) ;)

Mom & Dad
My awesome son Lukas
My sweet niece Sophia
My darling nephew Isaac
And my siblings who know me through and through!

Really don't know where I would be without the love and support of these people. Also thankful for true friends, the ability to work for myself, moments when I write something that I really like, quiet reading time, LAUGHING, and dark chocolate. And last but not least, hugely grateful for being inspired by a community of  AMAZING people online.That would include you, dear blogger friends. :)


Nov 21, 2011

Just a Little Meow


The wiggle or sheath dress is one of my favorite silhouettes! But it's the leopard print collar that made this particular outfit have that certain FUN factor for me. ;) Isn't it crazy cute?  It's detachable (so it can be added onto any kind of outfit), and I quite fancy how it adds just a smidgen o' sass to an otherwise tame little getup.

Can't help it! I completely thought of this scene when I was wearing this!

sheer collar shirt: banana republic
vintage 50s belted shift dress: vintage boutique
vintage 50s leopard print fur collar: thrifted
boots: gift from a bestie

Nov 15, 2011

Dressing Rodney


We thrifters know that pretty clothes aren't the only cool thing to come upon while spending hours hunting the second hand stores! Meet Rodney, the best dressed pig you're ever going to see! The reason why I just had to have this cute little guy is because I used to have a drama teacher named Rodney and I looooooved him so much! And what's more is that he too was fabulously dressed, with a cute round belly and a constant smile that gave away his sincerely enthusiastic outlook on life. After I found this little pig, I googled Rodney my old teacher to get back in touch. Ended up finding out he now teaches at a different college in MI, sent him a message over facebook just yesterday, and can't wait to hear back from him! I think I need to repackage this little guy and send him to my old favorite teacher as a gift. Which outfit do you like the best? I prefer the court jester look. :) Paper dolls are so fun, it's been years since I've played with them!

Nov 12, 2011

Wearing Le Petit Prince

"Goodbye," said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

"What is essential is invisible to the eye," the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember.

-The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Designer JC de Castelbajac doesn't ever want us to forget about our childhood. I *love* these shirts he created for his SS 2011 line! I read the story The Little Prince when I was a girl, and shared it with my son when he was about 8. Castelbajac has very easily become one of my favorite designers ever, so don't be surprised if I am doing another post on him in the future!

Find the book below from seller, oldgrowth on Etsy.

Nov 10, 2011

Pretend Bangs & Plaid


I've been nervous to hold any pair of scissors lately because I'm aching for a new hairstyle, and I'm afraid I'll have one of those impulsive moments of cutting my hair all by myself. Have you ever had one of those? I've regretted it almost always, but I know I need to do something different, and SOON. So... this was my small attempt to change it up, and manipulate my hair to look as if I had bangs. (just pinned it back & put a hat on). This time of the year usually means dressing darker, but I would've looked like I was in mourning if I hadn't paired this black 50's dress with some color. Cue cute plaid blazer that has NEVER BEEN WORN since purchase over a year ago. Yes... just one of those items that sits in the back of the closet begging for some attention. "Pick me! Pick me!" so I did, and really ended up liking the result.

Black 50's full skirt cotton dress: thrifted
Fitted Plaid Blazer Jacket: H&M
Belt: thrifted
Black tights: Target
Velvet Victorian Style boots: thrifted

Nov 6, 2011

Sweet November

Scraping the first real frosts off of my window, raking leaves, enjoying pumpkin-spiced everything, watching movies during cozy nights IN...just a few things November has already brought about so far this year. We have 2 weeks and 4 days until Thanksgiving! I know, I can't believe it either! 3 days after that is my birthday! I think I just might do what I did last year again, because I enjoyed myself very much that day. :)

Today I listed a few of these November wardrobe-worthy items below to be included in the sale that ends tonight at the stroke of midnight! (EST) Take advantage of the discounts here!

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