Sunday, May 20, 2018

Something's Fishy

Hello there! It's been so rainy and dreary here for about a week, that it feels like the Pacific Northwest. I'm so over it. Today it at least got warmer; in the mid 70's. It had been in the 50's, and our heat was turned off weeks ago, so it's been cold in our apartment. My treadmill broke about a week ago, so I've only been able to exercise outdoors, which is fine, except for all of this rain! So, I've had to work around that. I had the treadmill six years, and it's twenty years old ha, so I can't complain too much that it fnally broke. It's much nicer to work out outdoors, anyway. 
Yesterday Bob and I went to his uncle's 60th birthday party. I also took my car to inspection (it passed, luckily!) and went to Target. Nashville is only two days away now (!!!), so I'm getting things in line before we leave. I have to run some errands tomorrow, finish packing, and I'm seeing my friend for dinner.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new Pinup Girl Clothing/Charles Phoenix collaboration Jenny dress. I love how colorful this dress is, naturally! Any chance to wear an armful of rainbow Bakelite is great for me. I'll defnitely be bringing this dress to San Diego in August. 
I missed out on the dress when it originally landed on the site a couple of months ago, but was glad they re-stocked it! I used a 20% off coupon too. 












 


Dress: Pinup Girl Clothing
Necklace, earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear 

~Bye bye for now!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Preservation Hall

Hello there! Yesterday Bob and I went to his great aunt's funeral service and then we went to a nearby restaurant afterwards with Bob's extended family. Today I had a doctor's appointment, and there was bad traffic in two places on my way there, so I ended up getting there ten minutes late, and I hate being late, ha. Luckily they still called me in right away.
One week from today we leave for Nashville! It's finally right around the corner, and can't come soon enough. Great music, great eating, and great shopping! What more do we need? 
I just hope it's not insanely humid, but...I'm sure it will be. It was pretty bad last May. I've
almost finalized what outfits I'm bringing, but I need to really finalize it. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva Preservation Hall Trixie dress that I just received. The print isn't availabler on the website yet, but I ordered this dress by calling the Trashy Diva store. I adore Trixie dresses; they're so comfortable and easy to wear. They have stretchy side panels, which I love, and a big reason why the dress is so comfortable. They also have adjustable straps, which is another bonus, as dress straps are often long on me. 
I adore New Orleans prints, and I now have three different ones, including this print. This is a vintage reproduction print, and the color palette is definitely darker than what I normally gravitate towards, but I still love it, and the accessories brighten it up a bit. I posted a picture of a close up of the print: it features a steamboat, musicians, stage performers, waiters, stage coaches, etc.
The brooch I'm wearing with the dress is made by Katy aka Luxulite, but I actually found it in a local antique mall! I was shocked to find her stuff locally. I guess that means there are others in my area who discovered Luxulite?! The shop had two of her brooches, but I already had one very similar to the one for sale, so I just snagged this beautiful starburst one.











Dress: Trashy Diva
Necklace: Splendette
Brooch: Antique shop (Luxulite) 
Bangles: Splendette, Etsy (BrighterBakelite), & antique store
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Pink & Green

Hello there! Happy Friday! This afternoon I'm seeing my mom, and tomorrow Bob and I are going out to eat & for drinks in the afternoon, and Sunday we'll be going to my parents' house for mother's day (and all my grandparents will be there, too). 
Bob and I leave for Nashville in a week and a half!! To say I'm psyched is an understatement. It'll be so nice to get away with him for a few days. We'll just be quite busy between attending the Boogie, and also trying to hit all the restaurants and shopping on our list! 
I can't wait to go away and decompress. Life has been stressful as of late, so this is coming at quite the perfect time.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new PUG Edie dress that I got during their 50% off sale recently (and I also had a 10% coupon!). I had been eyeing this print since it was released about a year ago, but never made the plunge. I'm glad I did now, though! I love the style of this dress and the print. Pink and green is such a pretty color combo. The dress fits great, too. I have another Edie dress, but it's super tight, even though it's in the same size. This one is definitely more comfortable. These green BAIT shoes match the green in the dress quite well, which I had been hoping they would. This dress is a MUST to bring to San Diego/Palm Springs!







 

Dress: Pinup Girl Clothing
Necklace: Splendette
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear


~Bye bye for now!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Wedding Day

Hello there! My sister got married on Saturday, and it was a lovely day! The weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding (indoor reception); it was in the low 70's and party cloudy. She definitely lucked out, especially because just a couple of days earlier it was 90 degrees out! Friday evening we had the rehersal & rehersal dinner, and afterwards my sister and I slept over my parent's house. 
I posted some pictures below of the wedding day. My sister's wedding colors were blue & peach. The color of the bridesmaid dresses was such a pretty shade of blue, and the bouquets went perfectly with them!
Yesterday Bob and I relaxed at home most of the day, watching "The Office" and reading, (and he did some cooking), and then in the late afternoon we headed up to my parents' house for pizza for dinner with my grandmother and aunt, who was in from California for the wedding.
In the pictures below I'm wearing the outfit I wore to the rehersal & rehersal dinner. This Trashy Diva dress is my favorite "fancy" dress. I wish I had more occassion to wear it, but it's still gotten a good amount of use, between wearing it on vacations and fancy occassions. 
It always garners a lot of compliments, too. I'm wearing it with my petticoat here, and I like it even better that way.
















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


~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tiki Tiles

Hello there! It felt like summer yesterday, and evidently it's going to stay that way through the weekend. Yesterday I took a walk/job/run outside, which I hadn't done in years. 
I normally just work out on my treadmill, but since it was so beautiful out yesterday, I wanted to get outside, and I'm glad that I did.
I'll be meeting my friend for dinner tonight, and tomorrow afternoon I'm getting my nails done with my mom and sister. I haven't gotten a pedicure since right before my wedding four years ago, ha, so I'm looking forward to it. Friday is the rehersal & rehersal dinner, and then I'm sleeping over my parent's house.
We leave for Nashville in twenty days, and I've of course been thinking heavily about what outfits I'll be bringing! I just can't wait to get away with Bob; we haven't gone away together (other than to the shore in September) in a year! I just can't wait to get away from everything here, and have an amazing time with him.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Pinup Girl Clothing tiki tiles Jenny dress that I got a couple of months or so ago, from a Facebook group, and now it's warm enough to wear it outside, sans layers! I missed it when it originally was released last summer, but I'm glad I was still able to snag one. I'll definitely be bringing this to Tiki Oasis in three(!!) months!! 
By the way, Bob and I got our Tiki O tickets this past Sunday. and I'm so relieved! I was sitting in front of the computer, waiting for the ticket release, and as soon as they went live, I got them. I was concerned about them selling out, and evidently some types of tickets have already sold out.  










Dress: Facebook group (Pinup Girl Clothing)
Necklace: Splendette
Bangles: Splendette & Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear


~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Lupe

Hello there! Today my mom stopped by for a couple of hours, and she brought her doggy, too. Yesterday Bob and I were at his dad's house for a bbq to celebrate Bob and his brother's birthdays. The day started off really nice; about 70 and sunny, but aound 6:00 p.m., it got very windy and cooled down a lot, and started raining a little later. So, everyone moved inside around 6:00. I made a chocolate cake with chocolate icing for the bbq, and it was I believe my first time ever making a cake from scratch! I've made brownies and many batches of cookies, but I don't think I ever made a cake. I made the cake my mom makes for family birthdays, and it came out perfect.
It's going to hit 80 degrees this week, and I'm SO excited!! It's been such a long wait. Wednesday-Friday are supposed to be in the low 80's, and the weather is looking perfect for my sister's wedding on Saturday, too. Let's hope it stays that way. Thursday I'm getting my nails done with my mom and sister, and Friday is the rehersal & rehersal dinner.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva Turquoise Birds Lupe dress. I wear this dress A LOT when it's warm out, and wore it on Saturday. It's very light, so it's only ideal for warmer weather. I love this print so much, and I have it in a sarong, too. It's a very rare and sought after TD print, so I'm very lucky to own one dress, let alone two. 











Dress: Facebook group (Trashy Diva) 
Necklace & earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite) 
Purse: Pinup Girl Clothing
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Wildflowers

Hello there! The trip I went on to Charleston last Thursday-Sunday was a lot of fun, but the time spent in Charleston just flew by. My friend and I drove down Thursday and it took us fourteen hours to get there, and it took the same amount of time on the ride home on Sunday. So, we were really only in Charleston Thursday night-Saturday night. The weather was great! It was sunny while we were there, and in the 70's. We even went on the beach on Saturday afternoon, and I went in the water up to my calves (water was 65 degrees). 
I had never been to the Folly Beach section of Charleston before, and I loved it. We stayed pretty much right on the beach; just had to walk a couple of minutes to be on the sand. Folly Beach is about a 25 minute drive from King Street. King Street is the main street in Charleston, filled with restaurants, shopping, and bars. My friend and I walked up and down King Street on Friday morning/afternoon for a few hours, which was nice. Otherwise, we were with the rest of the bachelorette party during Friday & Saturday. My friend and I ate lunch on Friday at Jestine's, which is a famous traditional southern cooking style restaurant there, and we had both been there before. I just got a grilled cheese sandwich, but my friend got the fried chicken. My sandwich was good though, ha. 
One mont from today Bob and I are flying to Nashville! I hope it hurries up. I'm SO excited to go, because we had such a blast last year. This year my sister and her soon to be husband will be in Nashville while we're there, so we'll be seeing them, as well as attending the Boogie. The Boogie starts on Thursday, so Tuesday night and all Wednesday Bob and I will be hitting up all the places we want to go to (especially restaurants!), so we can mainly stay at the Boogie the rest of our trip. We'll be going to Monell's, which is a very famous traditional southern style cooking restaurant, and we've never been before. Bob is especially looking forward to going there to eat. We're definitely going to Loveless Wednesday, as well. It's always a MUST for me, and will be my third time going. 
Bob's birthday was Wednesday, and Friday after work we went out to a local brew pub for dinner and drinks. This coming Saturday we'll be at his dad's house for a joint birthday bbq for Bob and his brother. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing my beloved and much work Trashy Diva Wildflowers Trixie dress, which I got a year ago. I wear it sooo much when the weather is nice. I wore it on the car ride down to Charleston, actually, and am definitely taking it to the Boogie. I love the primary color combo in the dress, and the beautiful flower print, plus the dress is super comfy (love stretchy side panels!!). 
The necklace and brooch I'm wearing are new, I just got them from Luxulite. They go so well with the dress!  














Dress: Trashy Diva
Necklace, brooch, earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Splendette, Etsy (BrighterBakelite), & antique shop

Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!