Friday, March 30, 2012

The blue period

Vintage Top- Goodwill, Vintage Pants- Gift from Janessa, Casio Watch-
Kmart, Nike Cortez- Gabirel Brothers

 I realized I have been subconsciously drawn to all of the royal blue/cobalt pieces in my wardrobe. I have no idea why my color stories are consistent from day to day. Before this blue period, I was wearing red and green nonstop. I feel like it's been a coping mechanism. Perhaps the red/green phase was an attempt to gather energy in order to maintain my momentum. Now my life is definitely in a different stage and  adorning myself in blue must be an effort to grasp all of the calmness I can. There is a lot going on in my life, and serenity is the only thing holding everything together until the next big moment passes.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Let Laramie take care of me til they bury me

Vintage Blouse and Vintage Vest- Goodwill, Earrings- Gift from Grandma,
Necklace- Salvation Army, Level 99 Jeans- Gabriel Brothers, Shoes-
Vans Sophie

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Thrift spotting

      Some great finds I passed on while out at the Peach St. Salvation Army. I took these with my Galaxy Nexus S. It has a nice camera and I like using it. Post-photos, I checked and it has settings and white balance options. Not a bad point and shoot replacement.
Vintage Smoking slippers

Crazy hand painted vintage pumps

Vintage sewing machines

I have never seen any this old in thrift stores before, but now I'm
seeing them everywhere. Def not a sign because I got a new
one for my birthday this year

Super cute vintage house dress. I passed on it because it was a weird cotton
poly blend and fit me a little strange

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

We don't have money, so we can't lose it

Hoodie- Goodwill, Jeans- Gap, Minnetonka Moccasins- Marshalls

 The stars were not in alignment today, mucho inauspiciousness. I was expecting to take some bummy in the mud looking photos and I cannot explain why I look so blissed out. For whatever reason, I just rolled with it and it built momentum so I actually got to smiling again. Weird.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Baby books and stripes

Scarf- Goodwill, AE Tee- Goodwill, Necklace- Burlington, Urban Outfitters Jeans-
Gabriel Brothers, Chinese Laundry Slip ons- Marshalls

 Today was visiting the MIL day. We had a nice dinner with the fam and enjoyed the quality time. We also needed some documents from her to proceed with the wedding plans- guest lists and baptism certificate. We got a pleasant surprise when these came with some bonus extras. I brought home his baby book filled with copious, borderline ocd notes on every aspect of baby care you can imagine. It must have been the nurse in her before she even went to school! I was also humbled by her offer to use her baby book- the one her mother kept and where she kept her daughter's records. I love surprisingly touching days like this.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Getting the worst of it over

Jacket- Urban Outfitters, Broach- Goodwill, Handmade Copper Bracelet- Poland,
Casio Watch- Kmart, The Limited Vintage Skirt- Goodwill, Shoes- Last Chance

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Avant-guardian Angel

O'Neill Flannel- Goodwill, Dress and Tights- Gabriel Brothers, Shoes- Last Chance

 I don't know what it was, but something made me want to wear a flannel as a coverup and I am always looking for ways to wear this dress. The colors in all three of the pieces actually match pretty closely. It's getting warmer here, but I need to buy some shave cream before I can bare my legs. I am getting pretty sick of tights.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Finds

This is everything I bought during my thrift shopping date. Not too much, but that's ok- no guilt today! Plus, I am also a little unsure of how my SS12 wardrobe is going to shape up so I wasn't looking for anything specific.I didn't have one of those transcendent trips that yields an incredible gem, but I'm happy with my new stuff. Everything was purchased at the two Salvation Army stores in Erie.
Early 80s Vintage blouse. This is a little different for me but I like the print and the
colors- two things that are sorely lacking from my spring wardrobe. I figure I will
wear it at least a couple times. Well worth the $1.50

This is my favorite!  90s Vintage printed cardigan

Vintage silk Liberty scarf.

Vintage 80s Printed Sweater. I love this- how could you not? And it actually fits
really well.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

We got some time to kill; let's go kill time

Swapped Vintage Sweater, Lace shirt- Marshalls, Belt- Gabriel Brothers, Jeans-
Gap, Earrings- Goodwill, Necklaces- Gifted and Thrift store, Vintage Glass and
Shoes- Salvation Army

 I had a thrift store date planned well in advance so I could get my fiend on. Haha. I'm so addicted and my itch needs scratched. It was just one of those days where there was nothing I wanted anywhere. It didn't help that half the places we went to were closed for the night. I shouldn't have stood around so long enjoying the weather and dranking wine. :p

Monday, March 19, 2012

It might get worse than this before it gets better

 I think it's safe to say that I love this jacket. I got it a while back and maybe wore it once, but now it is better suited to my current style. I can see myself wearing it with a tight sweater, or bigger polka dots. It reminds me of a bright sunny 50s high school chick and makes me wish for a circle skirt.
Vintage Jacket- Buffalo Exchange, Vintage Pin- Charity Sale, Top- Goodwill,
Jeans- UO, Belt- Dr. Martens, Socks- Hue, Shoes- Vans Prison Issues

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A threat to the west protecting your nest

Vintage Hat and Vintage Dress- Thrift Store, Thrifted Blazer- Pendleton,
Sunnies- Asos, Thrifted Tights, Communion Socks- Christown Mall,
Shoes- Michael Kors

 I was really having a phone conversation while shooting these photos. Ha! Even better,with my grandma. You can tell how entertaining the talk was. Ugh. She was giving me flack about the wedding.. again. I love her reuben sandwiches and plan to  mow down at her place to celebrate St. Pattys tomorrow, but I seriously pray it is a peaceful visit.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Buttons and Bows

Murakawesome. Only $9!

 Buttons and Bows is an incredible consignment store in Cambridge Springs. It is a three story wonderland of old and quirky stuff. Nothing on their clothing racks caught my eye but there was plenty more to wonder over.

So much vintage glassware. Sigh <3

The most incredible table lamp

My haul! A whopping $3.60

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

These blue eyes are never as bright without you

Top- UO, Dress as skirt- hand-me-down vintage The Limited, Earrings- Thrift,
Tights- Nine West, Watch- Casio, Shoes- Keds

Yay! It was the first day I could go outside with bare arms. No bare legs yet, but spring is springing.

I smudged out my apartment after unpacking most everything and a bout of spring

Monday, March 12, 2012

I'm coming clean; please don't let go

       I bought these tights to satisfy my A/W desire for plaid pants. I only paid $3 for them at Marshalls winter clearance and I love them. They are muted enough to wear with a lot of things.

      As for my hunt for the ideal plaid pants, I did find a bootcut pair at Sal Val in a bold Tartan print. They are a size 2 form A&F. I think I paid $7 for them- mostly out of shock that I could fit that size. They sit collecting dust in my craft pile, waiting to be skinnied. By the time I alter them, it will be way out of season, but I'm still excited to wear them.
Hat- Gap, Gifted Earrings, Button down- Marshalls, Thrifted Sweater-
Original Penguin, Swapped Coat, Skirt- PacSun, Tights- Hue, Thrifted Socks,
Thrifted Shoes- Bass