Thursday, April 22, 2010

A dash of hope

You wanna know how behind I am on posts?! These pictures were taken last Saturday by my dear friend Shelby of Moment of Clarity. (Thanks Shelby!) She was just home for the day so we decided to meet up in the morning at my favorite vintage shop, which I will be mentioning again in the future! Although there's another local vintage shop that has more of a selection (and a SUPER friendly staff..!), I absolutely love this one because you immediately feel as if you're family. It's owned by a woman named Patti and her sister helps her run the store, along with her mother and son and daughter.  Her son is a super cool guy named Ryan, who's in a local band, and we are planning a trip along with his fiance and Patrick to see Ray Lamontagne in Maryland in August! If you can talk to a guy about beards for over a hour.. you know he's friend material.


I found this darling 1950s cotton dress at a random thrift store in the ghetto area of Norfolk.  Norfolk can be really amazing and artsy, but it definitely has it's scary areas! Needless to say, I wasn't there for long, but glad I ventured in to find it! I don't have much yellow in my wardrobe, as it usually isn't a very flattering color, but I think the pale yellow works.  Because of the silhouette, I had a hard time styling this dress at first. I knew it needed accessories, but couldn't seem to find the right ones until I remembered about this necklace & the headband. Pat and I got up early to get our cars inspected but we ended up not getting there as early as we planned because it took me so long to get dressed.. whoops :) Good thing I have a very understanding boyfriend who kept complimenting me instead of nagging about how long it was taking!


In school news.. the semester is SO close to being over! I have my lab final practical Tuesday, and today is the ONLY open lab day and I only had time to go for a hour earlier between classes and I work until 7:30 and I'm going to rush back to school to study for about 2 more hours.. then rush home to go to bed since I open at work in the morning (4:30am)! The rest of my exams are in 2 weeks and it couldn't come sooner! I signed up for for orientation today at ODU and couldn't be more excited to start! I'm so over general ed and am SO happy that all of my classes from now on will be major classes!


Outfit Details:
Headband: Target
Necklace: vintage, thrifted
Dress: vintage, thrifted
Shoes: TJ Maxx

Currently playing: Lady of the Sunshine, "Home Sweet Home"

*Shelby, you should know EXACTLY why this blog post is titled "A dash of hope"...!!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Rompers, freckles, & pocket watches

Well, folks.. I'm alive! This blog post is proof.  My nonexistence in the blogging world has been due to the fact that I had a total of four part time jobs! Insane, right?! I want to do an entire post dedicated to my newest job.  A few of you may already know about it if you follow me on twitter or if we converse.  I'm super excited.. not only is it related to my major but it will certainly change my perspective on life and completely inspire me. And yes, still in school full-time, but luckily the semester is coming to an end and I'm trying hard as ever to keep my grades up! So, in just a short three weeks, I will be posting more regularly, but until then I will try to update more!


Yesterday, a classmate and I took a trip to the zoo for a bio lab project in which we must create a field guide.  The weather was absolutely perfect and this morning when I woke up, I was pleasantly surprised to see more freckles! One of my favorite things about summer is that my freckles come out.  They remind me so much of my childhood.  They are actually one of my features that get the most compliments! I've never understood why people are so eager to fade out their freckles or cover them up with makeup. Let your natural beauty shine, girls! The things that make you unique are what make you most beautiful.


I got this sweet little romper thrifting a few weeks ago.  People kept complimenting me on my skirt, though, because the bottom hem is super low.. almost like harem pants! I was going to put it in the shop, and I took pictures and measurements and everything, but it's one of those items that I just couldn't let go, not just yet at least. I'm sure it will make it's way there sometime this summer, though! If you want first dibs you can always email me & I will let ya know when it will be posted!
I found this 1950s pocket watch at a local vintage store and couldn't resist.  For part of his anniversary gift, I got Patrick a 1980s pocket watch (he loves the style of the 80s ones best) and I was on the hunt for one for myself. I knew I wanted gold, and I wanted one with roman numeral numbers, as well as a really pretty design.  I didn't care much if it worked as I just wanted to use it for a necklace.  This one was a teensy bit more pricey than what I wanted, but it was just too perfect to pass up!


Thanks for stopping by, lovelies, and thank you for all of my loyal readers & friends who stick with my blog, even in moments of desertion! I'd like to do something to thank you guys. I cannot express my appreciation.  So.. I will be brainstorming.. stay tuned!

Outfit Details:
Necklace: vintage
Romper: thrifted
Belt: thrifted
Shoes: Target

Currently Playing: Peter Broderick, "There and Here"

P.S.-If you haven't already, enter my giveaway with Tieka from Selective Potential to win a beautiful vintage 1970s butterfly sleeve dress from my shop!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Etsy Update! & giveaway with Kendi!

Alright guys.. I've been a terrible blogger lately, but I've been hard at work finishing up the semester and spending my free time on the shop! I haven't even read any blogs in what feels like weeks.. ugh, I miss them! So.. I present to you a few of my latest items to the shop! 
Again, those are just a few of my recent items added to the shop! I want to take a second and say thank you to all of my readers who have been so patient with the lack of updates & so supportive with the shop! It seriously means the world to me.. it's what keeps me going! Alas, the semester is almost over, I quit my 2nd job to focus on the shop, which also means more time for the blog, so I'm excited to have ONE job like a normal person and be able to do my thing on here! It will be a great summer! Not to mention I got into the Speech Pathology program at Old Dominion University..! SO that means Seattle is being put on the back burner for an extra year, but we are still visiting this summer and very much planning on moving there ASAP!

ANNNNNNNND, if you haven't entered yet, be sure to enter my giveaway with Kendi Everyday! I absolutely adore her blog & was so excited when she wanted to work with me on a giveaway! So enter here, the giveaway is for $25 store credit to my shop!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Reader Request: Spring wedding style

 A few days ago, I got a reader request from Baily asking me to post some ideas on what to wear to a spring wedding.  Since I will also be an attendee at a spring wedding (29 days!) and haven't really thought about what I will be wearing, I decided to take her up on the challenge! 

 For the first look, I wanted to go completely neutral tones and romantic-feeling pieces.  With all of the flowers in bloom at a spring wedding, neutral tones are sure to look great next to all of the pink and red tones.  Simple, elegant, and classy!
The next look is inspired by Summer Fin! I fell in love with this dress the moment I saw it and have been drooling over it ever since. Sigh, it is seriously the perfect wedding guest dress, and blue paired with yellow-gold is quickly becoming one of my favorite combos.  I think I NEED these shoes and the ring.
My third and last look includes pastels! Truly, pastels are my favorite colors to wear.  Spring, summer, fall, or winter, and especially for weddings.  And lace? You just can't beat it.

I hope this helps, Bailey! If any of you guys ever have a question about how to style a certain piece or have an upcoming event that you'd like me to create outfits for, feel free to email me at!