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Monday, October 31, 2011



I'll give you one guess as to who I am?  Come on!! I know, you know!  ...give up?  Yeah I don't really know either.  I just went to work in my most fall appropriate 50s dress while wearing a crinoline to up the ante as far as 50s era fashion goes.  I was also sporting a cute little apron, but I accidentally took it off before the photos.  Doh!!  So I guess you could say I was dressed up Laura Petrie from the Dick Van Dyke show.  Either way I liked my outfit. 


So I hope your Halloween weekend was a monster mash of fantasticness!!  If you checked out my Facebook page then you saw all the happenings going on in Richmond for a mini blogger meetup.  It was a blast getting to know some Virginian bloggers and eating tons of fondue.  Our hostess, Marleigh, was fabulous scary looking housewife. 


I hope you had a Happy Halloween!!!  I'll be buying my sh*t ton of discount candy from the drugstore tomorrow.  It's fun that way:)


Dress, Gloves & Hat, Vintage
Shoes, Cato

Happy Halloween!!!


Check out the photos of the Halloween blogger meetup on my Facebook!!  
And while there, go ahead and become a fan!
I'll be back later today with a post:)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Vintage Jacket


These pictures were taken on a much nicer day last week when I was running around doing my weekend errands.  Today is not as nice, but at least the weather is damp and cold...just like a Halloween weekend should be.  Right now would be a great time to snuggle in the bed with the hubby and drink soup and watch fun creepy movies like Ghostbusters or Shawn of the Dead.  Instead we're heading up to a Halloween Blogger Meetup in Richmond which is just as exciting! If not more.  


Ok, so the outfit is my effort in making my jeans a little more cute.  I found this vintage shunken blazer at the local Salvation Army sale and was smitten with it's boiled wool texture and the fact that it came all the way from Austria was a selling point too.  I'm sold on anything with a tag that is written in some European language.  It appears to have been part of a uniform or something. 


Alright all you ghools and goblins, have a Happy Halloween!!


Blouse, Thrifted
Jacket and Hat, Vintage
Shoes, Target -3 years ago
Jeans, Forever21

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Creepy Forest


The closer it gets to Halloween, the more spookier I want my photos to look.  What's more spooky than an abandoned private forest with a creepy little stream behind me?  Okay, so its not really a creepy stream, more like a drainage area and it's not technically abandoned either.  It's private land but the owners don't do anything with it, so it just depressing looking.  But it looks creepy, right?


The last time I wore this dress it was probably close to a million degrees outside.  That's when I found out that 70s polyester dresses were much better suited in the autumn months.  So I dug around in my closet and found it again and decided to pair it with my favorite cognac vintage boots and then the new faux suede floppy hat from Urban Outfitters.  It pretty much became my favorite outfit immdiatley.  I hope you all agree with me:)


So it's Thursday!!!  Only one more weekday left before the weekend.  I have some awesome plans for this weekend and can't wait to share them with you guys:)  I'll give you a hint and let you know that it's Halloweeny :)  And there will be plenty of pics to share as well.  


Crochet Cardigan, Target,
Vintage Boots, Ebay
Vintage Dress & Belt, Thrifted

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wishy-Washy Thrifter


It seems to me that I have a favorite sweater for this beautiful autumn weather!  And to think I almost didn't buy it!!  When I start to have second thoughts about putting a garment back on the rack, that's when I know I have to buy it.  Usually that's the opposite of what most people do/should do, but I find that if something makes me think that hard, then chances are it will make me happy.


Another delight to my wardrobe is this incredibly vibrant blue nylon skirt.  I found this ages ago in UO, and wore it once before the zipper busted on me.  After many weekends of forgetting to take it to the tailors, I finally remembered!!  Voila!! I have my skirt again!  I love my tailors.


So onto a completely unrelated note, but have you any thoughts on what you'll dress up as for Halloween?  I know not everyone is into Halloween, but I'm pretty much a junky for it.  I love the spooky movies, (more like child friendly Halloween movies or creepy suspense films ) the candy, the parties, and the food.  Anyways, I finally decided on who I will be and I can hardly wait!


Vintage Blouse & Cardigan, Thrifted
Skirt, UO
Dolce Vita Oxfords, Target
Tights, Kmart

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Giddy Good Time Feeling


When the weekend comes around, don't you get that giddy good time feeling?  I mean, if you work a Mon-Fri 8-5 type of job, right?  Anyways, weekends can either be super fun cool time or dull with a plethora of chores.  This weekend was the super fun kind. 


I met up with my friend Brittany early in the day to hang out and do outfit photos for our blogs.  Then it was time to head up to the grocery store to buy ingredients to make the most awesome PB&J cookies on this side of the universe!  Seriously, they were super yummy.  After an early afternoon of baking I went back home to help Zach with chores and whatnot and then we left the apartment to enjoy a dinner with  Brittany and her husband.  The food was amazing.  Then it was off to the movies to see Crazy, Stupid Love.  Call me crazy but I found Steve Carell to be way sexier than Ryan Gosling ;)


Oh and tidbits about my outfit.  I awoke to a gloriously beautiful fall day and what gets me excited for fall is layering!  So I layered some comfy funky tights under the new cool shorts I got from ASOS.  Ok, can I just tell you how fabulous their shipping and ordering process is?  It's fast and free!  Can't get better than that.  Oh and the quality is top notch as for the things I got. 


Chambray Top, Thrifted
Shorts, ASOS
Belt, UO
Wedges, Modcloth
Tights, Target

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater


Have anyone of you heard this nursery rhyme before? 

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,
Had a wife but couldn't keep her;
He put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her very well.

That was all I could think of when I wore this outfit to the pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkin.  Kind of gruesome if you think about it.  I mean, why did he need to keep her in a pumpkin shell?  To make sure she had no contact with the outside world?  To put her in her place, so to speak?  Either way, it rhymes so it must be good for children;) 


Anywho, yesterday evening Zach and I drove to our sad little pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin for Halloween.  Since I'm never one to turn down an opportunity to take some outfit photos I figured I'd give it a whirl at the pumpkin patch and wear my most pumpkinst dress!!  I also wore the most illogical shoes, but I've been dying to wear them this fall so I couldn't help it.


I hope your trips to the pumpkin patch are a little more exciting than this place.  It's been a tradition to for me to go to this particular pumpkin patch since I was a child so I enjoy the nostalgic part of it all, but it's just not as fun as other places I've seen.  I may try and drag Zach out to one about 40 minutes away where there are hay rides, corn mazes and all sorts of things!

Dress, Thrifted
Aldo Boots, Thrifted
Leather Bracelets and Hair Clip, Leather booth 
Metal Bracelet, Yard Sale
Belt, Vintage

Music to My Ears

So, we all love music and it's always better to share music, right?  I've discovered some of my most favorite bands from friends and of course Zach!  A couple of weeks ago Zach and I went to Philadelphia for a couple of days to experience Riot Fest East and I promised to make a mix for you guys of some of the bands we went to see.  Here are some of my favorites:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gooey Show of Emotions

wearing a floral mini

I wanted to take this moment to really really thank each and everyone of you guys who stop by my blog and read and leave comments!!  The first year I started blogging, nobody really took notice (mainly cause my pictures were crap) but once my parents gifted Zach and I a new camera and lens I really wanted to stick with the blogging and start taking it seriously.  It's been such a great journey for me and I've met so many wonderful people through the community in style/lifestyle blogging.  You all are the greatest!

wearing over the knee socks
boyfriend cardigan

"Now enough with the gooey show of emotions" (my favorite quote from Home Alone 2 btw) and lets get on with the outfit!  I wore this getup to do all sorts of fun things!!  The Art Fest in our neighborhood was going on and this is what I wore for day 2 of the festival and to see a friend's band play.  Normally I am into punk and hardcore but I have a special place in my heart for bluegrass and Two Dollar Band is a cool local bluegrass band that I love to catch when they're playing around town.  After that we headed with our friends to brunch.  I had a stuff french toast the size of my head.  It was alright.


The outfit was great for these types of outtings, but I must've appeared hookerish wearing over the knee  socks and a mini dress while gallivanting around our neighborhood on a Sunday morning. I kept getting disapproving looks from some of the parents with small children at the art fest.  Oh well!!  I liked it:)

dolce vita for target
leather bracelet

Dress, Forever21, gift
Socks, Target
Shoes, Dolce Vita for Target
Boyfriend Cardigan, Stole from Zach
Sunnies, Stole from my sister
Leather Bracelet, Art Fest
Bronze Bracelet, Hummingbird Girls

Monday, October 17, 2011

Having a Moment

vintage blouse

I haven't worn a pants look in a while and now I'm starting to get in the mood for pants pants pants!!  I'm searching for skinny cords, slim khakis, paper bag high waisted styles and other random looks.  I have a fantastic pair of pants waiting for me at the tailors and I can not wait to show them on the blog!!  Think Threes Company;)  They're that kind of awesome.  In the meantime, here's a pair of my standby skinnys with a nice vintage topping!

dressing up skinny jeans
vintage sweater
sunset photos

Oh and for the record, I am having a moment with vintage cardigans and sweaters as of late.  They have so much texture and more than likely they'll even be made with 100% wool.  Now all I need are some cute vintage sweater clips and I'll be a true addict!

 vintage brogues

Alright!  I hope you enjoyed a fabulous Monday.  My day ended with a trip to Moes for vegetarian nachos so it ended well, and that's all that matters.  

pussy bow blouse

Blouse,Sweater, Brogues, Vintage
Jeans, Heritage 1984
Belt, H&M
Vintage Coach, Beacon's Closet
Sunnies, Liz Claiborne