Dec 14, 2012

Hats & Wintry Things

I'm immensely inspired by Ashley of Poppycock on Etsy lately. She makes me want to wear hats/buy hats/and sell hats. Her shop is quite beautiful, and if you haven't seen it you must!

A couple of weeks ago I had an antiquing trip near where I live and found some real cute "lids"* that are finally all listed in the shop!

*I had one of my favorite hats on last year around Thanksgiving and an older man probably in his early 70s told me at Trader Joe's that he liked my "lid". Thought that was pretty cute. :)

You'll also now find in the shop a pretty pleated wool suit, alpaca poncho (which I also listed as a skirt because I think it would look darling worn as one), a dirndl (favorite dress style ever, maybe), St. John metallic knit skirt suit, Rhinestone constellation dress, reindeer sweater, and some other vintage pretties.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, everyone! (can't believe 2012 is almost over). How in the WORLD did that even happen?!

Nov 27, 2012

MEGA Awesome

Dancing is my drug. it's the best natural high in the world besides that one other thing yeah that. ;)

and the most wonderful friends of all are the ones who take you out to dance, especially for your birthday! I was a happy, happy girl when a few of friends took me out this weekend to see my faaaavorite cover band of all time, the MEGA 80's. Going to see these guys is ALWAYS such a blast, and that's very apparent when 2 o' clock in the morning rolls around and I've lost my voice and my feet are killing me from cuttin up a rug!

These guys play a first set which includes all kinds of pop rock and one-hit wonders from the 80's (think simple minds, j. geils band, corey hart, etc...) then there's an intermission and when they come back on stage, get ready to rock -- it's time for MEGA METAL. hahhaha! The 2nd set is ALL glam rock - cheap trick, great white, whitesnake, def leppard, etc) I LOOOOOOOOOVe it! And the best part of all is that we were able to get on stage & dance & sing with the band for the last song of the night, and one of my faves of all time - I love Rock & Roll, by the one and only Joan Jett.

It's even more exciting seeing all of the people who dress up for the night. I always try to! If you live in the Mitten, I suggest you check them out one of these evenings, I can just about guarantee you won't regret it!

before the band came on stage --- ohhhhhhh the anticipation! uzzz
2nd set MEGA METAL

Tried convincing people that his hair was real
this is the 1st set
LOVE this shot! Can you hear that guitar?
Sang right in my face!
so RAD. And sheesh, for a cover band, these guys sure get a lot of attention from the ladies! stage

Nov 19, 2012

Deliciously Demure

Some gorgeous items recently added to the shop! and I have a confession... I really want to keep each and every one of these, so you will be doing me a huge favor by taking them from me. Practicing the art of resisting temptation lately BIG TIME in more than just one area of my life. believe me, it's a challenge for this girl. #Disciplinedisciplinediscipline. ;)

Felt so lucky when I found four 1950s sweaters in a row while thrifting. a rare occurrence for thrifting - and they are all in perfect condition too! Fit for a bombshell!

1950s Baby Blue Wool Sweater
1960s Hot Pink Knit Dress Suit, SO cute!
1960s Holly Go Lightly Black Lace & Bow Cocktail Dress
Seafoam Softness 1950s Cardigan - Angora & Wool, divine!
The "Pet Me" faux fur black mini dress, 1960s
Find all of these items now in the shop. (except for the first sweater, she got away fast!)

Nov 1, 2012

Halloween Costume Faves

How was your Halloween? It's always so much fun to dress up & go out! I'm seriously floored every year at how creative some people are with their costumes. I can't take much credit. My kitten outfit was really simple - just a leopard print jumpsuit and some black make-up on my face. EASY BREEZY, people! Here are some highlights from a night of entertaining disguises - can you spot Princess Leia? Coco Chanel? Frida Kahlo? And initially I thought one guy was Orville Redenbacher, but I was wrong! Can you guess who he is? Isn't Lollipop girl adorable? (that crown!)

My fave of the entire night was the girl in the last photo. She was probably sick of my compliments by the end of the night, but I couldn't stop going on and on about her cosutme, it's FANTASTIC, and entirely homemade!

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Oct 29, 2012

Prepare for November - New Arrivals!

Newest arrivals brought to you by the month of November! Brr, is it getting cold out there! Stay warm in pretty printed velvet, sweater blouses, long sleeves, angora & wool, and cozy & cute coats. I'm starting to think that I should have sold that grey sweater & the plaid skirt together, because they make such a darling outfit.

Visit the shop to view these recently listed goodies, oh and let me know what you think about my new shop & blog banner, which I FINALLY got around to making. I'm pretty happy with it. :)

Have a lovely week, dears!  

Oct 19, 2012

The Eye Has To Travel

Don't you get excited when a new movie about fashion comes out?
I wanna see this!!

"DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL is an intimate portrait and a vibrant celebration of one of the most influential women of the twentieth century, an enduring icon who has had a strong influence on the course of fashion, beauty, publishing and culture."
more about the movie here.

Oct 15, 2012

Changing Seasons

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Hello online pals, I've been away for a bit. Sometimes it's needed to give perspective on things. I was on the west side of the state for a few days, and while there I had a vintage appointment scoring a couple of 40s suits that I cannot wait to put into the shop so definitely STAY TUNED! I'll share more about this trip hopefully later this week! :)

This is one of my favorite early fall outfits because of the colors. The wool cardigan is a necessity for this one, though. Take it off, and I'm dressed for summer again. p.s. Isn't that little kitten pin cuter than candy? He might just be my favorite part of this entire ensemble. *meow*
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