Aug 6, 2011

Going Greener

Happy Saturday, blogger friends! I think this is the only green blouse I own. Maybe even the only green piece of clothing that is part of my closet! When I spotted it, I knew it was for me. The puffy sleeves, wide neckline, fitted seams - so pretty. AND it's vintage 1950's, made of a super comfy cotton, and zips on the side. Keeper!

Oh, and this post isn't just about my blouse! As the title suggests, I'm celebrating this week of being the 2nd week in a row that I've juiced every single day. My brother kept urging me to watch the movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead and after I viewed it, I was sold! I've had a juicer for about 2 years now, but have only used it regularly about once a week, or when I felt I was needing a little vitamin boost. (nights after drinking!) The last picture is one of my favorite blends lately: kale, a bit of watercress, cucumber, granny smith apples, guava, and cucumber. I've been trying to incorporate as many greens into the juices as I can handle, some blends are way too bitter for my liking. (no more mustard greens for this girl!) But, I've been feeling so great since I've been juicing every day! I highly recommend it -- you know it can only be good for you getting that much fresh produce in your system in one day!

I'll save the longer version of this story for another blog post, but the movie wasn't the only reason why I started to take my health more seriously. Two years ago I was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder that makes me feel like I'm hungry WAY too much. Not only that, I'm prone to crave salt, which we all know makes our bodies retain water. NOT FUN, let me tell you! I feel like I've been battling with my energy levels for the last couple of years, and in the process have gained weight that has very much challenged my view of health, diet, and exercise. . .  More on this later, I promise! For now, BOTTOMS UP to greens! ;)


:: outfit ::
green cotton 50's blouse: thrifted
high waist 70's jeans: ebay
leather braided vintage belt: thrifted
butterfly pin: thrifted (I love butterflies!)
earrings: had for forever!
black Bass cork wedge sandals: DSW

a little thanks to my brother for taking those pics of me!

Aug 5, 2011

Rescued Images of Clarence H. White

One of my recent finds while out and about thrifting was an early 1970s Camera magazine. The two photographers featured were Diane Arbus and Clarence H. White. While I was familiar with the work of the former, Mr. White was someone whose work I'd never seen before. I instantly fell in love with these images, and saved the magazine, (which was falling apart at the seams) so that I could frame his work and put it up in my apartment. Now I just need to find the right spot in my place to display these lovely women.

(via wikipedia)

Clarence Hudson White (April 8, 1871 – July 7, 1925) was an American photographer and a founding member of the Photo-Secession movement. During his lifetime he was widely recognized as a master of the art form for his consummate sentimental, pictorial portraits and for his excellence as a teacher of photography. Toward the end of his career he founded the Clarence H. White School of Photography, which produced many of the best-known photographers of the Twentieth century...

My favorites of all of the images are the girls playing the game in the sun-lit room, and both of the pictures in the last photo. Beautiful!


Aug 2, 2011

Welcome, August

Happy August, everyone! I'm still in disbelief that all of June and July 2011 are now just memories! It's alright though, because we have a definite month of summer yet ahead of us, right? My son is away at camp, but I'll get to pick him up this Sunday and I can't wait! I'm missing him like crazy. Parent visits and phone calls are discouraged, (camp focuses on independence) but I was able to send him a little care package full of goodies. Remember how fun it was getting packages as a kid? Gosh, it's STILL fun, what am I talking about! :)

Here are the latest pretty additions to the shop listed yesterday and today. If you don't see an item listed yet, don't worry, it will be by the end of this evening! XO

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Beaded Stanley Philipson Satin Slingback Heels, vintage 1960s
Shooting Dots Sheer Ruffled Violet Dress, vintage 1970s
Birds & Flowers Novelty Print Shift Dress, vintage 1960s
True Pink Billow Sleeve Lace Dress, vintage 1960s
Victorian-Inspired Lace Tea Length Dress, vintage 1970s
Satin Bow Girly Pink Shift Dress, vintage 1960s
Sequin Colorblock Sparkling Flats, vintage 1980s
Blood Red Puff Sleeve Velvet Dress, vintage 1970s
Lace Yoke Pink Dress, vintage 1980s
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