The fifth and final look of my art-inspired fashion series! As I mentioned earlier, I lost some of the pictures I had taken at the museum, but this teapot is very similar to the one I had fallen in love with! Image courtesy of Love for Vintage Network. At all of the vintage and thrift shops I've been visiting lately, I've been swooning over all of the tea pots and china. I can't wait to buy a house to decorate..!
Occasionally, if we are in the area, Patrick and I love to cruise through a neighborhood called Bay Colony down at the oceanfront. They have a wide variety of types of houses: some are super modern, some look like they are from the victorian age, and some are the typical beach house mansion, but all are beautiful in some way. The neighborhood just has such a serene feel and if we end up staying in Virginia Beach later in life, this is where I want to live. There are about 3 or 4 houses that I absolutely adore and I've just added this one to the list.
I've never been a mansion girl.. I could never picture myself living in one. My family doesn't make bundles of money, and never has, so I've always lived in apartments or townhouses. What would I do with all of the space in a gigantic house that people could get lost in?! They are fun to look at, but just not for me. Anyways, when I look at this house, I can see myself having tea parties with my girlfriends, practicing soccer with kids in the yard, tending to my vegetable garden, organizing my vintage jewelry collection, the list goes on and on. It's so sweet. And they kept their grass nice and green for winter.. bonus points!
It may be pretty evident from recent posts, but I've been really, really into the romantic look lately. This is actually probably my favorite outfit that I've had in a while.. when I bought the skirt (worn as a dress) at the thrift stores (for $1.50! Gotta love 1/2 off Wednesdays at the Salvation Army!) I thought for certain that I would pair it with white tights, but the red just added the right amount of pop. I knew I needed white somewhere, so I layered the tank and the yellow cardigan added a nice soft contrast to the tights as well. As for the shoes.. well, let me just say that this is the first time in two years that I've worn a heel/ wedge... the last time was graduation, and these were my graduation shoes. I gotta say.. I love how feminine I felt! I might have to make a gradual shift to wearing shoes with height more? Who knows.
This is also the first time that I've tried red lipstick! I think the last time was when I was playing with my mom's makeup as a little girl! At first I was in shock and almost wiped it off, but Patrick convinced me it looked good and I ended up LOVING it, especially after seeing the pictures. Not an everyday look, but great to make an outfit instantly chic! If you're wondering, I just bought the cheapy stuff... Maybelline in Royal Red, only $5!
Cardigan: Old Navy.. super old
Tank: Old Navy.. old too
Skirt (as dress): Thrifted
Shoes: Charlotte Russe
After snapping pics, we headed over to Pelon's, which is one of my favorite restaurants! It's right at the oceanfront on 37th street, which happens to be only three streets down from Eat, the restaurant I work at. Coincidentally, I'm there ALL the time, especially in summer. The owners are from southern California, and they are there everyday.. very nice people!
Pelon's has the coolest surf/skate vibe as well.. surfboards and surf/skate shop posters line completely cover the walls and they always have surf videos playing. They have everything from quesadillas to burritos, seafood or just steak and chicken or veggie options. Of course, since all of the seafood is caught in the backyard pretty much, the seafood dishes are the way to go. If you only get to go once, the thing to get is the chips and salsa (most amazing and simple and delicious I've ever had!) and the FISH TACOS. My god.. they are to die for. If you're ever in Virginia Beach, this is another place you don't want to miss out on! Local's secret, but I'm telling you guys because I want everyone to enjoy the best fish tacos you will ever eat :)
(I don't know if you've noticed yet, but yes, that's pretty much the only shirt Patrick wears. I've tried to drag him to the thrift store because of the ABUNDANCE of flannel, but I think enjoys that I squirm when I see him wearing it about 5 times a week! Do any of your men do this?! Seriously, once he finds something that he loves he will wear it nonstop for months!)
And don't forget to enter my giveaway! It ends Sunday at 9:00pm. I'm thinking I'm going to have to buy a pair for myself now that I'm exploring shoes other than flats! The natural color would go with so much in my wardrobe right now, especially since I bought some sweet dresses for spring in pale colors, especially pink and blue.
Currently playing: Dusty Trails, "Est-Ce Que Tu"