Sunday, June 9, 2019

Psychedelic

Hello there! Yesterday Bob and I went to New Hope, PA. We hadn't been in a year, and I was itching to go back. The weather was perfect; warm and sunny. We sat at an outdoor bar, and I had a delicious after-Thanksgiving sandwich; turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. We went to the same outdoor bar last time we were there, and ordered the same meals as last time, too. I'm definitely a creature of habit, ha. 
We also went in a couple of vintage shops, and Bob found a button down shirt. We stopped at an antique mall/flea market on our way back, which was supposed to be open until four p.m., but when we got there around 3:15, there were only a couple of vendors at the flea market left, and only a few vendors open inside. How annoying is that?! It wasn't 3:55. We didn't buy anything, which wasn't surprising!
Today I've been doing A LOT of research on Ireland, which is the first stop of our UK trip in three(!!) months. I can't believe how much research it takes, and I'm still not done looking. 
I haven't even started in on England or Scotladn, either. As far as Ireland goes, I'm most excited about going to Galway, it seems right up my alley. It's a city, with tons of pubs, restaurants, live Irish music, shops, and is on the water. Right now, we're thinking of going for three nights. It would be nice to stay in one place for three nights, as we'll be doing a lot of moving around throghout our trip. I think we'll also be in London for three nights.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Psychedelic Dragons Trashy Diva dress I got a year ago. With all of the color on it, it's as "me" as a dress could be! It's definitely more of a 70's print, which is my only 70's item in my wardrobe. With all of the color, I thought it was a great choice to wear in New Hope too, because it's a very gay friendly town. The sandals I'm wearing only match a few of my dresses, but I just adore them, and will be wearing them as often as I can this summer!









Dress: Trashy Diva
Necklace: Match Accessories
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Purse: eBay (Enid Collins)
Sandals: Trashy Diva (Remix-Vintage Shoes) 

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Buzz, Buzz

Hello there! I had another three day weekend this weekend, as I took Friday off. I've been using up my extra vacation and personal days by taking off on some Fridays. I haven't done a whole lot this weekend, but last night Bob and I went out for dinner to a place we hadn't been to before. The batender was really nice, which is obviously a plus. We like to sit at the bar when we go out to eat, particularly because we find the service can be better/quicker at the bar than a table. 
I also went over to our property yesterday, as Bob wanted me to take a look at the progress on our house consturction. The construction started on Wednesday, and it's already almost all framed. He's very excited about it, and I am too, I just wish we could move in NOW! I told him as soon as he builds the deck, which will be this summer, I want to go over there on weekends and hang out on the deck, even though the house won't be ready yet to move into. I was able to walk around on the first floor, and he wanted me to go upstairs to check out the second floor, but I don't like using ladders, and the ladder that was there seemed old, too.
I'm so happy it's JUNE! I'm just such a summer girl, and look forward to it all year. Our anniversary is in 19 days, and I can't wait to go away for a long weekend with Bob.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Bernie Dexter bee dress. This print is so darn cute, and I just love wearing turquoise. This Enid Collins purse pairs really well the dress, too.
I got this purse back in September, and while the colors aren't super bright, I still love it. 
I bought these white Remix sandals at Viva this year, and I've already worn them countless times. They obviously go well with a lot of my wardrobe, plus they're super comfortable!










Dress: Bernie Dexter
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Purse: eBay (Vintage Enid Collins)
Sandals: Viva (Remix Vintage Shoes)

~Bye bye for now!
 

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Vintage Dream Of A Dress

Hello there! I'm loving this long weekend; I actually have a four day weekend, which is even better! So far it's been a good one. Friday I cleaned and did laundry, took a walk, and just stayed in at night and watched a movie. Saturday I went to Adamstown by myself (my mom was going to come, but ended up going out to Ohio with my dad instead), and last night Bob and I went out to dinner, and then stopped at a bar for a drink. Tomorrow we're going to his family's bbq. 
I usually go to Adamstown twice a year, and I don't always find much, but it's still fun to go and look. It's about an hour & 45 minutes from me, but it's worth it. It's know as the antique  capital of the U.S., because of how many antique malls and shops there are there. My parents have been going there for about thirty years now. I didn't spend too much money yesterday, but still got a few items I really like, which is the perfect combination! I got a Lustroware cookie cansister (plastic) that  had wanted for awhile, and will look great in our red and turquoise kitchen in our house, an ice cream carton with Bing Crosby on it, a drinking glass with atomic stars on it, and some vintage postcards. 
By the way, we closed on our construction loan for our house on Friday, FINALLY!!!! It's taken such an unbelievably long time, and the process has been fraught with frustration for us, but especially for Bob, who has been the one dealing with the bank and contractors. He works in the construction industry, which is the main reason why he is dealing with the contractors himself. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new to me vintage dress that I got from Etsy. I haven't been buying many dresses lately, but this one really spoke to me. It has a zip front!!! I LOVE zip fronts; they're so much easier than a back or side zip, and buttons usually mean gaping, which I hate. Front zips on vintage dresses seem to be rare, too. When I saw the measurement sfor the dress, I crossed my fingers it'd fit me, since my measurements are an inch or two bigger than the dress, but it fits like a glove. I just adore that beautiful floral print, and I really love pink and turquoise together.













Dress: Etsy (vintage)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Necklace: Vintage
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Purse: eBay (Enid Collins)
Heels: BAIT Foowear

~Bye bye for  now!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

X Marks The Spot

Hello there! This weekend is a thee day weekend for me; as I took off on Friday, and next weekend I have a lovely FOUR day weekend!! We have off for Memorial Day, and then we also have off Friday, because we had an unused snow day, so they gave it back to the students and staff, which is awesome. I've also been having a busier/been doing more socializing this weekend than usual. It started with Thursday night, when I met a couple of friends for dinner, and then Friday I went over to a friend's place, and yesterday Bob and I went to my parents' house for dinner, along with my grandparents and aunt and uncle. 
It seems like it's always all or nothing for me, that I'll go a little while without getting together with friends or seeing much family, and then all in one weekend, I'll do a lot.
Yesterday was an absolutely stunning day. It was 75 and very sunny, but not humid. A rare perfect day in New Jersey. In the afternoon, Bob and I went out for drinks, and we sat at a bar that kept the door open, and it was really nice. I'm REALLY loving getting to where my dresses without ANY layers on! In the mornings I do have a jacket on, and I go back and forth between three different ones, depending on how cold it is. But, by lunchtime, I don't need any layers.
We booked our long weekend getaway in June for our fith anniversary; we're going to Wildwood and Cape May, and staying in Wildwood at the fabulously 50's Caribbean Motel. Cape May is only 15 minutes from Wildwood. While Cape May is more beautiful than Wildwood, with lovely Victorian homes, it does not have the 50's feel and 50's motels of Wildwood, so that's why we stay in Wildwood.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva Pirate Treasure Trixie dress. I got it over a year ago, and I've worn it so much since then. It's a go to dress for me in warmer months. 
I just adore the print on it, and have to pair it with my fishy necklace, naturally. This new Splendette shade of tropical punch (bangles) matches the coral in the dress spot on.








Dress: Facebook group (Trashy Diva)
Necklace: Match Accessories
Bangles: Splendette
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Wedges: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Hello there! April went by so quickly, and I'm glad it's May! The weather is consistently staying warmer, although there can be days where the high is 55, and days where it's almost 80. I'm so glad it's not freeizing cold in the mornings anymore, though. Usually the jacket or coat I picked out to wear in the morning, I definitely don't need in the afternoon. 
Our trip to Vegas for Viva was so much fun, but as usual, went by in a blur, because we did so much. The highlights were going to the Neon Museum for our first time (which has a graveyard of old neon signs from Vegas hotels, restaurants, bars, etc.), meeting up with two longtime Instagram friends of mine; I had never met them in person before, going to Frankie's Tiki Room, which is our favorite bar anywhere, going to Peppermill, my favorite restaurant in Vegas (so kitschy and cute!), seeing the Charles Phoenix slideshow (our third time doing so), and of course shopping and seeing the live music! 
We also visited a couple of restaurants we had never been to in Vegas before, and we loved both of them so much that we went a few times to each of them. McMullan's is an Irish pub located next to the Orleans (where Viva is held); the food, drink, and service are great, and we heard a wonderful Irish singer the one night we were there. I'm so charmed by the Irish accent and Irish music. I just know I'm going to cry when we get to Ireland; I'll be so overwhelmed by it all.
I really waned to go to the Nashville Boogie this month, even though Bob won't go this time, I was going to go by myself, but in the end I decided I shouldn't spend the money. I'm hoping we'll be going away to Cape May and Wildwood for a long weekend for our 5th wedding anniversary next month, possibly going to Massachusetts in July for a weekend, and then of course our Europe trip in the fall, so between all of that, that's a substanial amount of money we'll be spending in the near future.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Charles Phoenix/Pinup Girl Clothing collaboration fish Jenny dress that I got a year ago. I seriously love wearing this dress. It fits better than the rest of my Jennys, too. I love a good theme, so naturally I can't resist pairing the dress with my Match Accessories fish necklace and my Enid Collins fishy purse! Too much?? NEVER!  
I really only wear this dress in the late spring and summer, so I want to get as much wear out of it as possible during that time.






  

Dress: Pinup Girl Clothing
Necklace: Match Accessories
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Purse: Vintage (Enid Collins)
Heels: Lucky Lou

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Wildflowers

Hello there! Spring is in full force here; the flowers are blooming, and we've been getting our share of warm, sunny days. It's so nice that the sun stays out until around 7:30 p.m. now. 
I love that! It was a gorgeous sunny 75 degree day yesterday, so I couldn't stay home all day. I took a drive to go to a couple of antique shops I hadn't been to in a few months. I found a super cute tablecloth for a good price, and a vintage bright red dish with a clear lid that's similar to Pyrex, but a different brand. 
Bob and I are staying at home today, trying to get everything in place before we leave on Tueday(!!!). It's so crazy and exiting that it's SO close now! Since I'm an organizer by nature, I have written out an itinerary for us; mostly just to make sure we get to go to every plce we want to go while we're out there. It's difficult to plan things when you're going on a trip to attend a festival, but also want go to other places outside of the festival events. We'll definitely be busy, that's for sure! 
I've been wearing a lot of florals lately, and am able to wear my lighter fabric dresses now that it's warmed up. In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva Wildflowers Trixie dress that I got a couple of years ago, and have gotten TONS of wear out of. It's so comfortable and colorful.  








Dress: Trashy Diva
Necklace, brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Splendette
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Atomic Swag

Hello there! This weekend has been beautiful so far; warm and sunny, and I'm loving it! I couldn't stay at home all day yesterday, because of how out it was, so I went out for a couple of hours; I took a little drive to a couple of antique shops. I spent $23, and got a super cute vintage apron with flower carts on it, a repro starburst print kitchen towel, and a vintage bottle of lemon extract in the original box. That's the best kind of antiquing day; when I only spend a little bit of money, and get some things I really love. 
Next Saturday Bob and I will be going to the post office to start the process of getting our passports!! I wanted to do it way in advance of us going to the UK and Ireland. We are planning on going on our trip around middle or end of September; we haven't booked anything yet. 
Our Vegas trip is just over a week(!!!) away now, and I'm so beyond ready to go! I've started packing, and buying items we needed for the trip. Now that it's so close, I really hope time flies during the next week. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new Atomic Swags t-shirt that I bought from Sourpuss Clothing. I LOVE the kitschy space print, and the color combo of bright red and turquoise, which is one of my all time favorite color combos. I previously didn't own any t-shirts, except the ones I work out and sleep in. The tote bag I picked up in Nashville matches perfectly!









Shirt: Sourpuss Clothing
Jeans: Freddie's of Pinewood
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Shoes: Gift (BAIT Footwear)

Tote: Hey Rooster!

~Bye bye for now!