Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tea and Toast.

Oh, internet, how I miss you. I await the moment when finals are over, and I can enjoy you to the fullest extent during Christmas break. I also wish to extend my apologies to all of the thrift shops I've been missing out on, the abandoned buildings I've discovered, but haven't had the time to explore, and my lonesome camera who has been crying tears of dust on my bedroom desk.

Lately, my time has been consumed by studies and work. When I am able to grasp a few free moments, I use them to sip tea by the Christmas tree, squeeze in a festive Doris Day film, and of course, covet absolutely everything in my newly acquired Toast catalog.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Everything's Better At Macy's, We're Known As The Quality Store!

This commercial still brings out the weepy little baby girl inside of me. Someday, I'd love to experience the Macy's Day Parade live. If only I could get past practically standing on the shoulders of strangers part!

This is just a quick update! I've been itching to add a bunch of new things to my shop, but time just hasn't been on my side lately! I'm hoping to post them during Thanksgiving break and also perhaps squeeze in an outfit post or two ::Fingerscrossed::.

Break simply can't come fast enough, though. I miss my family so much and await waking up to the sound of the Macy's Day Parade that accompanies the familiar song of pots and pans and the overwhelming scent of our Thanksgiving feast!

Saturday, October 31, 2009


I hope everyone has a fabulous Halloween! The one day that it's acceptable to dress as silly as possible without getting too many strange looks! What's everyone dressing up as? I love hearing people's creative costume ideas!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Under The Weather Inspiration

I've been wanting to return to the blogosphere for days now, but I can't seem to release this nasty little bug that, for some reason, has decided to befriend me! I'm having a bit of trouble bringing myself to do much of anything, aside from whine almost constantly and cater to my incredibly crimson nose. The most glorious thrifting day was had a bit ago, and I'm just itching to rid of this sickness so that I can photograph and update my Etsy shop!

However, I suppose I shouldn't let a silly thing like the flu get in the way of at least doing an inspiration post!

I've been a member of Netflix for over a year now, but haven't bothered with searching for instant films until a few days ago. I was stunned to see so many wonderful classic films that were sitting right in front of me just waiting to be watched! I decided on "For Me and My Gal" because it seemed lighthearted enough and was directed by Bubsy Burkeley, so I figured it couldn't be even the slightest bit terrible. One of the only drawbacks I had was that Judy Garland is the main character, and ever since being a bit creeped out by The Wizard Of Oz as a kid, I was sort of so-so on the idea of pressing forward with said film.

I'm pleased to say, however, that afterward, I was in Judy Garland heaven! Not only is she downright stunning, but she makes the most charmingly exaggerated facial expressions that cause my heart do a complete dance each and every time! The fact that I doubted her for so many years is just disgraceful.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Etsy Shop Update!

I just added a few lovely vintage pieces to the shop, including an adorable 1970's plaid blouse that I'm having the most trouble letting go of, because it looks dangerously charming with a cardigan.

A floral dress with the sweetest little crocheted Peter Pan Collar and puffed sleeves.

Vintage T-strap heels

And a vintage Carry-On that I couldn't help but use as a large purse!

If someone happened to be hiding in the woods watching The Boy and I trying to take these photos, I'm sure it would have been quite the comical scene for them. To get the aerial views, he courageously balanced on the most unstable of tree limbs, and wouldn't get down no matter how much I begged him to! And to make sure that the placement of my dress was just right as I laid on the ground, I had the bright idea to stand up, hold my dress out, and fall flat in sort of a dramatic fainting style, which I'll admit, felt just about as graceful as it must have looked. Ouch. Regardless of all the silliness that this photo shoot brought, my lovely boyfriend and I did have a most charming time doing it!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Etsy Inspiration: JitterBonesBaby! Vintage & Recycled Couture Clothing

When I first discovered JitterBonesBaby! Vintage, I couldn't decide which I'd rather have more; The gorgeous outfits that the models were wearing, or the actual photographs that displayed the clothing! I love the amount of time she puts into displaying her vintage pieces- the hair, the makeup, the pure emotion in each photo. She really has a spectacular way of not only showing you what the item is, but showing you what the item might have been.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Open For Business!

Somewhere in between midterms and work, I finally managed to start my Etsy shop! There isn't a lot at the moment, but I have high hopes of doing some thrifting during the week *Fingers crossed!*. A vintage shop just opened in town, and I recently discovered another not too far from where I live. I've just been dying to get my hands on both of them!

I featured two of my favorite pieces; a 1950's blue and white polka dotted dress and a 1950's red dress with a lace overlay. The blue one is so very hard to part with, as I had the most glorious day wearing it a couple of weeks ago! It was nearing the end of summer, and it was the only day I was able to explore my favorite train tracks on my favorite bicycle. It was the only time I was truly able to stop rushing around for a moment and savor the last few breaths of the season.




I do hope I acquire a frequent visitor or two! To get to the shop, just click on the very tiny (Which I will eventually make a bit larger) luggage tag located on the right hand side of my blog!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fashion Inspiration: Zooey Deschanel.

First and foremost, I would like to take the time to sincerely apologize for my lack of blogging! In my defense, things have been a smidge chaotic, as I have moved away to attend university. After experiencing the abomination that is packing, trying my hardest to gather some sort of moving crew, and becoming acquainted with my new found surroundings, I do believe I am finally nestled in my new home and prepared to resume my humble little bloggette. I'm so very thrilled, and equally nervous to start classes in a few days, but am eternally grateful for the Mayberry-esque town I now reside in; I'm hoping that it will balance out all of the other miscellaneous craziness!

Today's Fashion Inspiration is very much a no-brainer. Zooey Deschanel has been one of my most prominent fashion go-to icons for quite some time now. After seeing this video, however, she has most certainly caused an obsession that must be dangerously close to the brink of unhealthy! I'm loving her little 1950's-inspired outfit, and have been exploring the depths of my wardrobe so that I can blatantly be a copycat (Perferably a cat with that identical color combination and that wonderful beaded detail on her cardigan)!

I haven't seen 500 Days Of Summer yet, and am almost afraid to. I've heard many things about the movie itself, and none of which were very good. For fashion inspiration, however, I must see it! I just hope that it doesn't taint my immaculate view of Zooey Deschanel.Photos of my new apartment and details about my up and coming Etsy store soon!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland.

I have been hearing rumors for almost a year now that Tim Burton has been working on a version of Alice In Wonderland that is expected to be released in 2010. Since my ears met this spectacular rumor, I have been scouring the internet, attempting to learn more about said movie. Finally, after months of sheer anticipation and whipping up ideas of what the characters might look like, IMDB has released photos!

Mia Wasikowska as Alice.

Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter.

Helena Bonham Carter as The Red Queen.

Matt Lucas as Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

Anne Hathaway as The White Queen.

I'm not sure how this could be any more of a feast for the eyes! It's so much more than my mind could ever have conjured. I find myself coming out of my skin with excitement, as I have been a fan of the whimsical tale of Alice In Wonderland for quite some time. I now await in incredible anticipation for March 5th 2010, when I shall race to the ticket booth with dollars in hand, bursting with child-like glee!

"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"