Saturday, February 17, 2018

Eat Your Veggies

Hello there! Well yesterday I ended up being busier than I thought I'd be; in addition to all of the cleaning, laundry, working out, errands, etc. that I knew I'd be doing, I also ended up going groery shopping with Bob, baking cookies, and going to my grandparents' house to visit; my aunt from Texas is up for a couple of days and was over their house helping, because my grandmother just had foot surgery.
Today will be quieter for me, although Bob just left to go to his dad's house to work on the salter that broke, and then Bob will be salting and plowing tonight and tomorrow morning. Long weekends are fabulous, but it's always extra rough to go back to work after one, not that I'm thinking about that now. 
Once I go back to work, the next thing I'll have to look forward to is a week and a half off for spring break, starting March 30th, and the week I come back to work after break, I only work Monday-Wednesday, and then I'm going to Charleston Thursday-Sunday. Time will start to move faster once March is here, as I have a lot of plans March-May. 
Next Saturday Bob and I are going to an antique show about fifteen minutes away, and then going out to eat nearby the show. We are also thinking about going to a tiki themed night at a dance hall in Pennsylvania, where they'll be surf bands playing. It sounds like fun,and I do love a tiki theme! But, I'm not sure yet if Bob really wants to go.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Modcloth veggie print dress that I got a couple of years ago. It's a bit shorter than most of my dresses, but I still love the print and the style of it. I haven't ordered from Modcloth in quite awhile now; they really shifted their aesthetic, and it no longer is aligned with my own. 






Dress: Modcloth
Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Splendette
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!
 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

French Quarter

Hello there! This week was super busy at work, and I stayed late the past two days, but now I have the next four days off! I'm looking forward to doing a lot of relaxing and decompressing from the crazy work week. I plan on doing a lot tomorrow though, like cleaning and doing landry, running a couple of errands, working out, reading, etc. 
Today was a high of 62 degrees! I went out to lunch today with some co-workers for my boss's birthday, so we got to leave the office in the nice weather. God, I can't wait for spring to arrive. 33 days, but who's counting?? January took so long to get through, but now we're halfway through February, which is great! We are supposed to get a snowstorm Saturday night though, ughhh. One foot forward, two feet back. I feel so bad for Bob, since that means he won't get much of a weekend (and he's not off tomorrow or Monday like I am).
Anyone been watching the winter Olympics? I love watching ice skating the best, and I've seen some of it so far, but I know I've missed some. I just checked and saw there's more on tonight (men's), so I'll definitely be watching it! Ice skating is just so impressive to me, the things those athletes can do! I probably couldn't even skate a few feet without falling, ha.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Retrospec'd french quarter print Gigi dress. It's a new release from Retrospec'd, but Trashy Diva released this print years ago, although in a different color scheme. I have a TD french quarter print dress, as well. Sometimes vintage repro companies will find and recreate the same vintage prints. I'm happy to have this wonderful print of my favorite city, in two different color schemes and two different style dresses. I wore this dress this week and one of my TD carnival print dresses, as Tuesday was Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday! I'm sure it's an amazing time to be down in NOLA during Mardi Gras, but I don't think I could handle how crowded and crazy it'd be.







Dress: Retrospec'd 
Bangles: Splendette
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Oh, Honey

Hello there! Yesterday afternoon Bob and I went out to an early dinner at an Irish pub about half an hour from us that we had never been to before. Irish pubs are a favorite of ours for eating out. We both liked our entrees (although the appetizer wasn't great), and then I got a chocolate lava cake for dessert. I never get dessert when we eat out, but I love lava cake, and hadn't had it in years. It was really good, but I was so full, I couldn't eat it all (came with ice cream, too). We're not going out to eat on Valentine's Day or anything, so this was our night out instead.
After we finished dinner, we headed over to a rockabilly show. We got there a few minutes after six (doors opened at six), and there were only a few people there then, so we grabbed seats at a table close to the dance floor. First a DJ played oldies for about an hour and a half, until the first band came on. The first band played mostly (maybe all?) covers, but they were quite good, and the second band was playing originals. 
There were a lot of people who danced, and they even did a dance lesson while the DJ was playing oldies. Bob and I danced to one song; a slow song. He doesn't like dancing at all, unfortunately. So, he surprised me by even doing that! Overall, we had a good time at the event, and I was glad to find one so close to us! Hopefully we'll be able to find some more soon.
Today I met my parents and grandmother for lunch at Panera, and ran an errand. The rest of the day I'll just be hanging out at the apartment.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my beloved Trashy Diva Geisha Fans Honey dress that I got three years ago. It's my favorite "fancy" dress that I own. I definitely don't get as much use out of it as shirt dresses, for instance, but I do pick this one often when I need something dressier. I love everything about this dress: the colors, the print, the combo of the bright blue background and bright red bust line, and the nice, full skirt and flattering shape. I got so many compliments on my outfit last night.








 
 

Dress: Trashy Diva
Necklace, earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear 

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Pink Plaid

Hello there! Today is a snow day for me; I work at a school, and the school closed due to the snow. Trust me, I never take this perk for granted. I worked at plenty of places where they wanted me to risk my life to come in during ice and snow storms and I was forced to drive in, white knuckling it the whole time. Bob has a long day ahead of him with salting and plowing. When I haev a snow day it's a good day for me, but it's the opposite for him, unfortunately. 
Since I'll be stuck inside all day and night, I'll be doing a lot of reading and old movie watching, as well as working out. We watched "Gone With the Wind" on Saturday night; it's four hours long! I really liked it, and enjoyed the sassy banter between Scarlett and Rhett. 
It didn't end exactly how I wanted it to, but it kind of did leave it open for a reconciliation betwee the two. 
I don't have a lot going on this week, but Saturday Bob and I are going out to an early dinner to an Irish pub we've never been to before, and then going to a rockabilly show. I've never been to any local rockabilly events before, so this will be a first. There'll also be vendors, dancing, and hair and makeup workshops there, so it's not just music. I'm intrigued!
Also, on Friday I'm attending an insurance meeting for work, and my mom and cousin will also be attending (they both work in schools, too). I'll be going to work and leaving around ten a.m. to head over to meet my mom to carpool to the meeting. So, only one more full day at work this week to go (tomorrow). 
In the pictures below I'm wearing a vintage dress that I got back in an antique shop in September for $27. I love a good plaid, and this combo of light pink and royal blue isn't such a common color combo. The dress is a great fit, too. I normally don't have much luck with finding vintage clothing in person, but once in awhile I get lucky. I like the pockets on this dress too; they're a bit unusual. The skirt isn't as full as I like my skirts to be, but I can deal with that once in awhile.








Dress: Antique shop
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Splendette
Purse: Pinup Girl Clothing
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Atomic Doris

Hello there! Today I met my friend for brunch at Panera, and then came home and took a long nap. I started cleaning and doing laundry after that, so I have to finish that up and work out, too. Last nigh Bob and I just stayed in. We watched "The Philadelphia Story" with three of my favorites: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart. 
We still have a lot more of the old movies my mom lent us to go through, plus she has more at home that she'll lend to us when we're finished with these. I can't believe I only recently started watching old movies! It's a whole new fantastic world that's opened up to me. Besides enjoying the movies themselves, I get to look at all that beautiful fashion & decor!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Pinup Girl Clothing Sabrina top & atomic print skirt. 
I didn't get the skirt when it was originally on the site, but ended up being able to track it down about a year ago from a Facebook swap & sell group. I love the print on it, and that super bright shade of mint is really nice, too. My lavender basket purse is a geat match to it.
Not much fits in these baguette basket purses, but they're super cute! 
I wear dresses so much more than I wear skirts. I just almost always tend to reach for a dress. I find them to be more comfortable and flattering in general. With skirts, my tops tend to bunch up under them when I'm sitting, and that creates a not so flattering look. I wish there was a way to prevent that from happening.









Top, skirt, & purse: Pinup Girl Clothing
Brooch: Etsy
Bangles: Splendette & antique store
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Blast Off

Hello there! I'm so glad it's the last day of January! I just can't wait for February to go by, too. I just want to be in March already. January & February in the northeast are the WORST. March can be bad too, but it does start to get a little bit better at some point in that month, plus March 20 is spring!
Last night I went to Panera with Bob, my parents, and grandmother. Friday evening Bob, me, and my parents we'll be meeting with a lawyer to transfer the deed for property that my own over to us, as we're buying some land from them to build a house. It'll be nice to have that done, and then we can start to apply for permits, and meet with the bank. We'd been at a standstill for awhile now, waiting on documents from a title agency.
I'm meeting a friend for brunch this Saturday, and don't have plans yet for the rest of the week, other than that. I'm fine with that, because beginning from March going through May I have a lot of weekend plans!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my very favorite dress, my Trashy Diva rockets print Annette dress. I've worn this dress many times, although not to work much, as it's such a special dress to me. But, I love wearing it outside of work, and on vacations. I'm so glad I also have the matching bolero, which I picked up during my honeymoon close to four years ago, before I had the dress. In these pictures I'm wearing a crinoline under the dress, and that's my first time trying one with this dress. I think it looks great.









Dress: Facebook group (Trashy Diva)
Bolero: Trashy Diva 
Brooch: Atomic Lucite
Bangles: Splendette 
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

#700

Hello there! This is actually my 700th blog post! Hard to believe. I've been blogging for so long now, that it's just become so ingrained in my weekly routine. Even though I don't have many readers or commenters, I really am not bothered my that. In fact, I get so less comments now than I did a year or two ago, but that's fine with me. I write my blog for me, mainly. I need to have a creative outlet in my life, and this one works for me. I have an English degree, and love to read and write, but my job is all about numbers. So, I don't get a creative outlet at work, except on the occassion that I am asked to read and edit letters, emails, etc. 
Last night Bob and I went out for drinks, and met up with my friend and his brother. We don't go out much for drinks (although Bob and I did go to a pub last weekend, by ourselves). Tonight we'll be going to my parents' house for dinner, along with my grandparents and aunt & uncle. I actually haven't seen my mom in a month, which is a long time for us. There's just less going on in the winter. 
In a month or so I'll be seeing her a lot more; we're going to PA to go shopping March 3, March 17 we are going to an antique show, March 24 is my sister's bridal shower, April 1 is Easter, and then April 7 or 8 we are going antiquing in Adamstown. I have lots of plans in March & April! I'm also going to my sister's bachelorette party in Charleston, SC, and will be there from April 12-15. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing my much worn Bernie Dexter Kelly dress in a U.S. states print. I got this about a year and a half ago, and I should've gotten a size down, but I just belt it tightly. I absolutely adore this print! For a traveler like me, it's perfect. I like to wear it on planes, too, and it's gotten noticed by the airline staff. These BAIT Footwear Heather shoes are new, and I love pairing a new pair of shoes with a much worn dress; I like have options to switch up my jewelry and shoes with a dress. 
Bernie Dexter hasn't been releasing many new Kellys at all lately, which is great for my wallet! I definitely have more Kellys in my closet than any other of her styles. I can't recommend them enough; they're super comfortable and easy to wear.






 

Dress: Bernie Dexter
Brooch: Erstwilder
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear


~Bye bye for now!