Saturday, October 21, 2017

Rainbow Brite Lydia

Hello there! Today I cleaned the apartment, did laundry, and then Bob and I headed over to his aunt's 60th surprise birthday party, about half an hour away or so. The party was held at an Italian restaurant, in a party room, and there were about twenty five people there. The food was buffet style, and it was good. We were there a few hours, and then ran an errand on the way home, and got back around 6:30. We're just staying in tonight, as we did last night. It's nice to have a quiet weekend, other than going to the party, after being away last week. 
Tomorrow we'll just be staying in, too. 
I can't believe Christmas is just over two months away! I LOVE Christmas, and especially decorating for it with antique Christmas decorations, oh, and wearing my Christmas-y outfits. As much as I get excited for it to come, the one thing I can't stand is that it means colder weather. So, I'm excited for Chrismas, but definitetly not for winter. I also love giving and receiving gifts, of course. This week I've been looking online for items I want for Christmas, so I can send my mom a list soon. She has already asked me for my list, and she always asks by October. 
I also have been wanting to watch "White Christmas" and "It's a Wonderful Life" recently! Those are my two very favorite Christmas movies. I just looked up both on Netflix, and Netflix has "White Christmas"; I know what I'm watching tonight! I do have it on DVD too, but it's in a box somewhere at Bob's dad's house.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Bernie Dexter Lydia paint palette print dress that I got a couple of years ago. I love a good themed outfit, and I almost always pair this dress with my palette brooch, and with a rainbow Bakelite stack. I feel pretty Rainbow Brite-ish in this outfit. I think this is the only Lydia dress Bernie ever released, and I'm not sure why.  I definitely can't paint, but I sure appreciate the talented people who do! 

Dress: Bernie Dexter
Brooch: Lillian Madison Designs
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tropical Mari

Hello there! I'm back from my vacation to New Orleans & Nashville. I got back on Saturday night. I wasn't sure if we'd be leaving on time on Sunday, 10/8, or even leaving on Sunday at all, because of the predicted New Orleans hurricane, but thankfully the hurricane bypassed New Orleans. I was so happy to still get to leave on time on Sunday, and happy for the people of NOLA, who definitely do not need to deal with another hurricane, ever! 
I had a good time on my trip. I went to NOLA with my mom, and then we flew together last Thursday to Nashville to visit my sister, and my aunt & cousin who live in Texas flew in, as well. I don't get to see my aunt & cousin much, so it was really nice to get to see them, even though I only did for 24 hours! They got in Friday afternoon, and I left Saturday afternoon.
I'll post pictures from the trip soon and blog about what we did in those two southern cities.
One thing I will say now, NOLA was ridiculously humid while we were there, and next time I got there I think it won't be between June & October! 
This week has been CRAZY busy at work, with me trying to catch up on all the work that piled up while I was gone. I'm pretty much caught up now, which makes me feel a lot better!
It wouldn't have been as crazy if I didn't have to cut checks on Monday to vendors, that takes about four hours, and I never had to do that the day I got back from vacation before. 
But, the timing just worked out that way. Hopefully the timing doesn't work out that way again! The plus side to how crazy it's been is how fast the work days flew by this week! 
I can't wait for the weekend though; I'm really looking forward to hanging out with Bob all weekend. I missed him a lot!! We hadn't been apart that long in over eight years, so it felt really weird.
Tonight I went to a board meeting at work, so I didn't get home until 7:00. I did have time between work and the meeting though, so I ran an errand and just read in my car.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new Bernie Dexter Mari dress. I love this color combination of orange, yellow, green & blue, plus the pretty tropical floral and fish print. I didn't even notice there were fish in the print until after someone mentioned it online! I don't come across many retro inspired prints I like with orange in them, so it's exciting when I do, and orange is one of my favorite colors.


Dress: Bernie Dexter
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Best Halloween Skirt

Hello there! Well, I'm a bit annoyed right now, because my parents and I were supposed to fly to New Orleans tomorrow at 1:00 p.m., but a hurricane may hit New Orleans, so our plans may get delayed. My mom prematurely cancelled our hotel in NOLA for tomorrow night, which I'm not happy about, because as of now our flight is still on time, which of course could change between now and then. I've been watching the weather, and it seems NOLA isn't going to get hit badly, that it's going to be much worse in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. So, I'm keeping my fingers crossed, and hopefully, if our flight does end up leaving tomorrow, my mom can re-book the hotel room, or book a different hotel.
Today I'm just staying home and doing cleaning, laundry, packing, working out, and relaxing. My mom's stopping by too, to discuss the trip/weather situation. I didn't do too much this week, just visited a friend on Thursday at her apartment.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Pinup Girl Clothing Halloween skirt, which I so dearly love. It's big in the waist on me, and not the most flattering piece of clothing I own, but the print is AMAZING!! I get tons of compliments on this one. I don't own much PUG anymore, but I will never get rid of this piece. The only own Halloween-ish piece of clothing I own is my Bernie Dexter candy print Kelly dress, but I wear that one year round, ha. I only wear this skirt in the fall. I picked up these cheap plastic bangles when Bob and I were at the shore last weekend, and they ended up matching this skirt perfectly! I hadn't even been thinking about the skirt when I bought them. 

Top & skirt: Pinup Girl Clothing
Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Antique shops

Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Carnival Kitty

Hello there! It's been so chilly here the past couple of mornings! It was 40 degrees yesterday morning, and our heat wasn't working, and hasn't worked yet. Bob called the complex today to let them know; this has also happened the last two Octobers, where we had to call and complain, and then they sent someone out to fix it. They couldn't fix it today, because the temperature quickly rose, and the heat only works if it's 50 degrees or lower. So, they said to watch it tonight, and see if it works then. 
This week has been super busy at work so far, which does make the day fly by, but can also be a bit stressful. It hasn't been that stressful yet, but I did have something frustrating come up at the end of the day today, so I stayed a little late, but I couldn't figure it out before I left. I'll be working on it again first thing in the morning, and luckily my co-worker is going to help me, as she has done before with this issue. There's some things I need to get done this week at work, before I go away on Sunday(!), so that does add a little pressure.
I can't believe I'm going away in 5 days! I can't wait to traipse the streets of the French Quarter with my mom, doing lots of shopping and eating yummy things, especially Po-boys. We're also going to go to the Botanical Gardens there, and I've never been there before. 
My mom is very into flowers, so I figured it was a good idea for something for us to do. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing my very first Vivien of Holloway purchase, which I received today! I had thought about ordering from the company for a couple of years, and I finally did it. Bob paid for part of the dress as a birthday present to me. Shirt dresses are my very favorite dress style to wear, and I love this one! The style is called Kitty. I love the length, the pockets, the buttons, the print, and the background shade of red, which is my favorite shade of red. The print is of a fair of carnival. The dress is also comfortable, and will be perfect to wear to work or outside of work. It fits my chest well; there's not even button gaping, but it is really big on my waist, so I just added the belt to hide that. 

Dress: Vivien of Holloway
Brooch: Instagram seller
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now! 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Pucker Up

Hello there! Well, I had a nice short day at work today; I went in until 10:00 a.m., then drove to meet my mom, so we could carpool to an insurance meeting for our work (we both work at schools'; she's a business administator, and I'm an assistant to a business administrator). The meeting wasn't long, and I got home around 2:15, which is great! It was funny, because the table we sat at had among others: myself, my mother, my dad's cousin, and the first boss my mom had at a school, and she hadn't seen me in about fifteen years (my mom and her have remained friends since my mom left that school about twenty years ago). 
My dad's cousin is also a BA. 
Yesterday was my birthday, so tonight Bob and I are going to my parent's house for cake. 
My grandparents will be there, too. Tomorrow we're leaving for Asbury Park for the weekend. The weather's supposed to be sunny, but cool, about 65 for the high. I hope I find some good things while antiquing down there!
I can't believe I'm leaving in 9 days to head to New Orleans with my parents! It's coming so fast now. I pretty much know what outfits I'll be packing, naturally. I can't wait to show my mom around the French Quarter & Garden District.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Bernie Dexter lipstick print Lauren dress. I love the Lauren style, and wish that Bernie would release this style again soon, in new prints! I think it may be the most flattering style on me of all her dresses. 


Dress: Bernie Dexter
Brooch: Deer Arrow
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Well Read

Hello there! Today I'll be going to Bob's great aunt's 90th birthday party/family reunion, about an hour away from us. Otherwise, I'm not doing much today, besides running to Target and doing some reading. I recently started reading "This Boy's Life", which my grandmother lent me a long time ago, and I never had read. It's a memoir, which is my favorite genre of books. I'm about a third of the way through, and it's definitely good so far. 
I'm really looking forward to going to Asbury Park again, this coming weekend. Bob and I are staying over there for one night, and it'll be nice to get back there again before the weather starts to cool here. We're also going to two nearby towns there to go to antique malls, and we haven't been those antique malls before, so I'm hoping I'll have some antiquing luck! 
In the pictures below I'm wearing my beloved Bernie Dexter book print dress, that I've had for about four years now. It was my very first Bernie, and although it's always been big on my waist, and I wish I had gotten in the size down, I still LOVE it!! As I've said a few times before, I am an avid reader, always have been, and I also have an English degree. So a book print dress is beyond perfect for me! This dress is extremely rare, and I'm so glad I scored it way back when. 

Dress: Unique Vintage (Bernie Dexter)
Necklace: Etsy (Luxulite)

Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Heels: Modcloth (BAIT Footwear)

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

1940's Big Band Bows

Hello there! Last night Bob and I visited my grandmother, and today I'm doing cleaning, laundry, and working out. Tomorrow Bob and I are going to his great aunt's 90th birthday party/family reunion, and it's about an hour away from us. It's 84 degrees today, and going to be almost 90 degrees tomorrow & Monday, so it definitely doesn't feel like fall here!  Bonus is it's super sunny today, and supposed to be the next few days, too.
Bob and I have been watching "Mystery Science Theater" recently, on Netflix. I had never seen it before, and he hadn't in a long time. If you aren't familiar with it, it's a show where they play a crappy movie, usually an old movie, and these comedians talk during the movie, making fun of it. You'd have to see it! It's usually pretty funny. You can't believe how crappy these movies are!! How movies like that get the go ahead to be made is beyond me!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva Big Band Bows 1940's dress that I got from a lovely lady int he TD Facebook group I'm in, about three weeks ago. She remembered I was in search of this one, and messaged me to let me know she was ready to let hers go! I already had this print in a different style, but I adore the print so much that I wanted it in this 1940's style, too. I don't do that much, but I have about four TD print in two different styles. Sometimes a print is just THAT good! 
I don't have too many dresses that match the shade of blue that these heels are, but this print matches them really well. I just love this shade of blue; it's so bright and pretty. Also, these shoes are so comfy; I really hope BAIT Footwear brings this style back. It's called the Roni, and they only released the style once, in three colors. I have all three colors, of course. 

Dress: Facebook group (Trashy Diva)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!