Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Some Exciting News!

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I'm taking a spontaneous trip to Europe for the next three weeks! AND I leave tomorrow (eek!). My little sister is studying German in Munich right now, so I will be flying there first, then taking so many lovely little trips to places in Germany, Austria, perhaps Milan, and of course, the dear Paris, France! I can't wait to finally get to use my (read: rusty) French. All those years in middle/high school and college will finally be put to good use!

I have gathered a few fun, comfy, travel proof outfits (and ones that helped me pack light as well!), so be on the watch for some outfit posts!

Send me your address and I will mail you a post card, dear readers! *I just adore sending letters and post cards, don't you?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Unicorns and a Disguised Lace Dress

Outfit Details:
Lace Dress (worn as a top)- Vintage, Ebay
Skirt- H&M
Unicorn Princess Heels- Jeffrey Campbell
Tortoiseshell Headband- was my Mama's as a child

This morning was a bit frazzled for me. I woke up late, rushed to curl my hair (which takes a bit of time...I have so much hair I have to use all of the rollers, wait, take them out, let them reheat, and curl the rest of my hair!), get dressed, and take outfit photos. All the while I am running late for work...oops! So here are a few of the outfit I dreamt about last night. The lace top is actually a mini dress, and it has the most fantastic collar. I wish I would have gotten a shot of the back, because it is equally spectacular. In the winter I wear it with black leggings and boots, but I wanted something a bit more covered up for summer so I put my favorite skirt over it. And my unicorn beauties haven't been worn in a while so I decided to let them come out of the glass closet and play!

Today I am working, then tonight is my dear friend Hilary's 21st birthday party! So I will post tomorrow what I wear I have no idea what that will be yet :)

Happy Friday!

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Favorite Floral Shorts

Outfit Details
Striped top- H&M
Floral Shorts- American Rag (via Macy*s)
Sling-Back Snakeskin Heels- Vintage
Leather Bow Band- Handmade, for sale on my Etsy!

So, I have only owned these shorts for 24 hours, but I can officially say that they will become my favorite shorts. They are incredibly comfortable, lightweight, and have the most perfect floral and polka dot print. The best part? They were on sale for $12. I decided to pair them with the vintage heels I received for my last birthday, which don't often make it out of the glass shoe case. I always forget how comfortable they are. I ended up wearing them to work, but took them off halfway through the day out of fear that I would scratch them or something (they may be in good condition but they are at least half a century old!).

I also decided to wear another one of my little bow bands that I made this weekend. I can't tell you how obsessed I am with all of the leather pieces I've been using to make them with. Some of them have the most amazing patterns and are beautifully embossed, while the suede remnants are buttery soft and make the perfect little bows! I've listed a few of the ones I made, but I'm waiting on a shipment of headbands to come in so I can finish the rest! Hop on over to my Etsy and take a look at what I did get a chance to list :)

Happy Monday!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Leather Bow and a Cameo by Little Bee

Outfit Details:
Blouse- Handmade
Shorts- French Connection
Vintage Knee Socks- Venus & Mars
Brown Mary-Jane Heels- Red or Dead
Buckle Flats- Dolce Vita
Leather Bow Band- Handmade

Last night I was rummaging through some sewing baskets and came across piles and piles of leather scraps my Mother bought in San Francisco a few years back. Left alone until we figured out what to do with them, I pulled a few out and started to make some bows. I then attached a few to headbands, made some pins with others, and am thinking of doing some hair clips as well. I can't wait to show you all the leather. Some of the pieces are just so beautiful, with floral motifs, patent detailing, and soft supple metallic suedes. I'm planning on (finally) updating my Etsy with some of these within the next few days!

Last week I made this lovely little puff sleeved bow blouse as a nudge to get myself back into some sewing (i've been an awful non-motivated lump when it comes to designing this summer I'm afraid). I'm very happy with the way it turned out, and even wore it last Monday as well...alas there was no one around to take some photos so I put it back on today! And I'm very very pleased to introduce my dear Little Bee, who decided to make an appearance in today's photos! He is my charming little cat (one of three), who is a bit of a wild child. His favorite post is to sit right in the middle of our dining room table (he attempts to do so at meal times as scandalous!).

On my way out the door I changed out of my heels since I was going into work, and my Mother said she liked these buckle flats better with this outfit, so she snapped some photos of them as well. What do you think?

I wish I wasn't working all day, but I'm glad I get out at 5 because I'm going to hop over to Katy K's to go to the soft opening of Closet Case Vintage. Our very own beloved Lauren Winter of Blooming Leopold will also be selling her lovely vintage wares as well!

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!

Oh PS: I have created a Tumblr, where I have been posting random bits and bobs..visit it here!

Monday, July 12, 2010

My Updated Childhood Room

Since moving back in with my parents (and in a historic house to boot) I have set about the task of updating my childhood room, weaving in my silly little trinkets (a mini couch full of cats?) with vintage pieces, such as the little birdcage and old suitcases. I was also thrilled when my mother gave me her glass front armoire, which she used to house her own little trinkets, but as you can I see I decided to showcase my most important possessions- my shoes! (Of course, it is a bit overflowing, with pairs on top and beside it as well...) You can also see the little card my mother gave to me a few weeks ago. I think in a dream world that is what I would want to look like.

It's still a work in progress, but here's a looksie at what I've done so far. I can't decide about the fairy lights around my bed. I have a lace canopy that I could also put on it, but I haven't tried it yet (not to mention there are several bulbs out in the string). I'm currently still looking for shelves to put up in other parts of the room, as well as some ornate frames or mirrors.


Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Faux's

Outfit details:
Ruffle Blouse- from Blush, a local boutique in Nashville
Skirt- Modcloth
Grey Suede Booties- Deena & Ozzy (UO)
Bowler Hat- Target
Necklace- Target
charm bracelet- f21
double ring- UO..but borrowed from Hannahdoll..she trotted off to Europe and left it behind! Pity...

Here again is my feeble attempt to thwart mother nature and her blasted heat. I love love love this blouse. It's so light and sheer, the perfect opportunity for me to try out that bandeau bra trend, no? I've paired it with a faux leather metallic skirt from Modcloth, which one would think would be too hot to wear in temp's upwards of 90, but since it is so short it's really not a bother. However, I may be pushing it with my erm...wool...hat. However, I had to spare you all from my gnarly unwashed hair somehow, right? (Yes, I wore it outside today, and yes, it is rather warm atop my head).

Hope everyone's Friday is going fabulously so far!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Red Tights and Lipstick

Outfit Details:
Dress- Target
Tights- Target
Clogs- Enzo Angiolini

Despite the intense summer heat, I had an intense longing to wear tights yesterday (Good thing I work in a heavily air conditioned store!). I bought this little sun dress at Target on Sunday, along with some 94 cent lipstick. I've never been the type of girl to put anything other than lip balm on my lips, and I was feeling adventurous again (it's this red hair, turning me into a daring girl, no?!). While it is most definitely cheap lipstick, I love the subtle pinky red it gave my lips, topped with a bit of Rose's strawberry balm of course!

Ps: Do say hello to darling Katy-doll resting on my chair (My first babydoll as a child that my father brought back from France for me!).