Sunday, September 1, 2019

Vivian Roses

Hello there! I am SO happy it's a three day weekend! It's been two months since I've had a long weekend, and it's seemed like even longer. Yesterday I went to a flea market about half an hour from me. I haven't really been to one since I was a kid. I didn't know what to expect, but was hoping I'd find some goodies, and good deals. 
I got a vintage cookie jar I'd been after for awhile, two 50's spaghetti poodle figurine sets (only $10 each), a Blendo glass (for ten cents), and a 60's vintage enamel flower brooch. Admission to get in was only $2, too. I'm really glad I went! It wasn't as big as I thought it'd be, and there weren't really any vintage holiday items or 50's items. I pretty much snagged all the 50's items, ha. 
Today Bob and I are going to his cousin's house for a Labor Day bbq. We got there every year. His cousin's wife is pregnant with their first child (due in two months), and I haven't seen her in a few months. 
We leave for our big trip in just twelve(!!) days now. When I think about it, my stomach gets butterflies! I'm so looking forward to it, and just imagining what it will be like is exciting. 
I hope we find the right balance of hitting most of the things we want to see, but not rushing around too much.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my newest Retrospec'd dres that I snagged in their latest sale a couple of weeks or so ago. I loved this print since I first saw it about a year ago. The colors of the roses are so beautiful. The Vivian is one of my favorite styles they make; it's comfortable and fits me well. Some of their other styles are super tight on my bust, while they fit my waist. 









Dress: Retrospec'd
Necklace: Viva Las Vegas (vintage)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Purse: eBay (Enid Collins)

Sandals: Re-mix Vintage Shoes

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Hawaiian Dream

Hello there! This weekend's been another pretty quiet one for me. Bob worked at our house all day yesterday, with his friend and dad. Acually, they worked on building our garage, which is going to be a longer process than Bob originally thought. Most of our siding is up on our house now, though.
Last night Bob and I went out for drinks in town. Next weekend will be more eventful, as we're going to a labor day bbq on Sunday, and Saturday I'm going to a flea market. I haven't been to a flea market since I was a child, and I'm really hoping this one is good.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva Hawaiian Dream Claire dress. This dress is made out of stretch rayon, and is super comfortable. I have this style in another print, too. I don't find this style to be too flattering on me as is, so I belt it and wear a petticoat with it. 
This is the first time I'm pairing this Enid Collins purse with it, and I love the combination.  
I'm going to bring this dress to Europe with me, to wear to tiki bars in London. They picked such a stunning vintage print to do a reproduction of; this is definitely one of my all time favorite tropical/tiki prints I've ever seen.







Dress: Trashy Diva 
Purse: eBay (Enid Collins)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Splendette

Shoes: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

French Quarter

Hello there! This week wasn't too eventful; Monday night we went to dinner for my grandmother's birthday, and yesterday I ran errands and cleaned, and also went over to our house, and swept for an hour and a half. I'm a little sore today from doing that. Our siding is going up on Tuesday, finally. It'll look more like a real house then.
Today we'll just be hanging at home, and tomorrow I'll be meeting up with two friends I used to work with, that I haven't seen in a year or so. One of them moved to Florida, and one to Pennsylvania, so I don't get to see them much anymore.
Bob has been plotting out our trip next month. He's hand drawn little maps for the cities we're going to, so that we can figure out which places are by each other, so we can hit them at the same time. It's nice to see him get excited about this trip, since he's definitely not one to show excitement!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva French Quarter Annette dress, that I got a couple of years or so ago. This print will always be special to me, as the French Quarter is my favorite place I've ever been! I'm hoping Bob and I can get back there soon for a long weekend; we haven't been together in three years; the last time I went was two years ago, with my mom.



 

Dress: Poshmark (Trashy Diva)
Necklace: eBay (vintage)
Bangles: Splendette

Shoes: Trashy Diva (BAIT Footwear)

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Elsa

Hello there! It's been a fairly quiet weekend around here. Bob and I went to dinner on Friday, and yesterday he was busy all day and night, between working at our house, cooking, and running errands. Yesterday I went to an antique mall I hadn't been to in a few months, and I spent just $16, which was great. I got two small glasses and a set of vintage Coney Island postcards. The graphics on vintage postcards are so wonderful, and I've recently started looking for them. I especially love vacation/desination ones as well as Christmas ones.
I've been watching the last season of "Orange is the New Black" on Netflix. I think the show isn't as good as it was the first couple of seasons, but I'm still invested in it, although Bob isn't interested in it anymore. Bob and I also started the thid season of "Glow" on Netflix Friday night, when it was released. 
Our planning mode for our trip in a month(!!) is in full swing now. Bob is also really into planning it, which is great! We've been watching and taking notes on the Ireland and England episodes of "The Layover" and "Parts Unknown"; Anthony Bourdain shows. I also have a lot of places saved in my Trip Advisor accont for the countries we're going to, plus I've written down recommendations I've gotten from people. 
It's going to be tough when we've over there, trying to hit everything we want to hit, but we don't want to make the trip too booked/rushed, plus you always find more places to see once you're actually there, and also we get recommendations from locals once we're over there.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva Elsa dress that I got back in the winter. It's definitely not my usual color palette, and doesn't have my usual full skirt, but I still adore this dress. It's very 40's, but I often mix decades. In these pictures I'm wearing vintage 50's sunglasses, and a vintage 60's Enid Collins purse. I wore this outfit to dinner with Bob on Friday. I got this purse along with another beautiful EC purse on eBay a few months ago, for such a great price. I think it was about $40 for both, at the Buy it Now price! I couldn't believe my luck.








Dress: Trashy Diva
Purse: Vintage (eBay)
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Wildflowers

Hello there! This weekend hasn't been too exciting, just been hanging out at home, and ran a few errands this morning. Bob's still so busy working on the house, that he doesn't have the time or energy to do anything else. I painted our front and back doors coral this past week. 
I had never painted anything before, but they turned out pretty nice.
On Tuesday night Bob and I went to my parent's house for dinner. My aunt and cousin from Texas were there, who I only get to see a couple of times a year, and my grandparents were over. At the end of October we're having a 60th anniversary party for my grandparents, so my Texas kin will be up again then. 
We finished booking everything for our Europe trip this week, which is a great feeling! Both our passports have come in, too. I just need to buy power adapters and snacks for our trip, but I think we're otherwise set! I even know what dresses I'm bringing, but that's not surprising. 
I'm also packing a bathing suit, but I don't know if I'll actually be able to go into the water, as I looked up water temperatures for September, and it'll be chilly! We're staying right on the water in two of our hotels.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new Trashy Diva Wildflowers Circle Day Dress. I already had this print in another style, but the day dress will be easier to wear to work, because it's more covered up than my Trixie is. This print is so big and beautiful. I love the fit on this dress too; I think it's quite flattering. The skirt has so much material in it! It's perfect for twirling. I'll definitely be bringing this one to Europe with me. 






Dress: Trashy Diva
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear


~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Carnival

Hello there! This weekened hasn't been too eventful; yesterday I went antiquing to a couple of local spots. I got a small ceramic Christmas tree, a mid century glass churner (not sure what it would churn?) with pink accents, and two small glasses with roosters on them, one has pink rooster, and one has blue. Two of my favorite things to collect is colorful, mid century glasswear, and 50's Christmas decor. Ceramic trees are very popular now, both vintage and new tree, and can be quite pricey. I got my little one for $12. 
After I got back from antiquing, my mom stopped by for a bit. Later on I cleaned and did laundry, and Bob and I finished "Stranger Things"! I didn't want it to end, ugh. I hate how you have to wait a year for the next season of these shows! I forget most of what happened by then, ha.
This week I'll be meeting a friend for dinner after work one night, and also meeting my family for dinner one night. I don't have much planned yet for this upcoming weekend. 
I don't want the rest of July or August to fly by, but I am super excited for September! Not only are Bob and I going to the U.K., but I also just found out my friend who lives in Vegas is coming home to Pennsylvania the first weekend in September, so I'll get to meet up with her while she's home!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva Carnival Annette dress, that I've had for two and a half years. I've worn it many, many times. The print is so beautiful, and the colors are stunning. This is one of my all time favorite vintage reprodution novelty prints.  Trashy Diva hasn't been releasing many novelty prints in awhile now; I really wish they'd go back to doing that more often. My new sage green Splendette bangles match the dress so well.
When I wore this dress to dinner on Friday night, the bartender asked if I was going to a party....nope, lady, this is just the way I dress!






Dress: Trashy Diva
Necklace: Tiki Oasis (Match Accessories)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)

Bangles: Splendette, BrighterBakelite (Etsy)
Purse: eBay (Enid Collins)
Sandals: Remix Vintage Shoes

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Love Me Tender

Hello there! We're still in quite the heat wave here, although luckily the humidity has dropped a lot, otherwise, it'd be unbearable outside. This Saturday's going to be the warmest day; it's supposed to be 97 degrees. I'm really enjoying summer, and wish it could stay forever. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people don't understand how seasons work, and they think that summer ends August 31st....we still have over two months left of summer. The first day of fall isn't until September 23!
Bob's been working SO much on our house lately. He goes there most nights after work, and most Saturdays all day. He loves working on it, but the drawback is it leaves him with hardly any down time. It's also frustrating when I want to go somewhere on a Saturday, especially because it's so nice out, but he can't go with me. I've really been itching to go Asbury Park for a day trip, and to go in the ocean, and I'm hoping we get to go one Saturday very soon!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my newest Retrospec'd dress. I got this Love Me Tender Elizabeth dress for a great price during their recent sale. It's a lot of black for me to wear, but the pink rose print is just so stunning! I ahd thought abut buying it for a year or so, but never took the plunge. 







Dress: Retrospec'd
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Splendette & Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear


~Bye bye for now!