Sunday, March 29, 2015

Handmade Decorations

Hello there! Yesterday I went shopping in Pennsylvania with my mom, about two and a half hours away. We went to a few shops that sell holiday decorations. The first stop is my favourite. It's a small shop run by a husband and wife. They handmake everything they sell, and they do vintage reproduction. They are very talented artists. In the pictures below are the items I got. I also got a small feather tree (not pictured) to hang Easter eggs from. They are a rare breed; I asked my mom if she knows of anyone else who makes items like they do, and she said no. They even sell their products to catalogs. The really great thing is they are very reasonably priced. My mom and I have been going out there twice a year. We'll be going again in September/October. Can't wait to see the new Halloween & Christmas items they have then! And last night Bob and I went to his parent's house to celebrate his dad's 60th birthday. As much as I like relaxing weekends, it's also nice to sometimes do fun day trips.
Today I'll be cleaning, doing laundry, working out, and packing some more. After work tomorrow I'm meeting my grandmother and my mom at Panera. My grandmother is flying back tonight from California; she's been there since the beginning of October.
I really love the shirt I'm wearing in the pictures below. I want it in a bunch of colours, to pair with my skirts. It's cheap too, $22.50, from Le Bomb Shop. I'm hoping to pick some up at Viva Las Vegas!









 


Top: Le Bomb Shop
Skirt: Steady Clothing
Necklace: Etsy (Luxulite)
Brooch: Erstwilder

Heels: Modcloth (B.A.I.T. Footwear)

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pink Gingham

Hello there! Tonight I met my good friend at Panera for dinner. I hadn't been there in a little while. It was definitely good to go back, and have broccoli cheddar soup again, ha. Saturday I'll be going out to Pennsylvania with my mom, to go shopping for Easter decorations. The one shop we go to is so neat; they hand make everything, in antique style, as well. My mom has a lot of stuff from them, and I have a few items from them, for Christmas, Halloween & Easter. They take their wares to antique toy shows, which is how my mom met them. When I get home from that, Bob & I are headed to his parent's house to celebrate his dad's 60th birthday.
Only one week from today we'll be on our way to Vegas! I am extremly excited now that it's so close! It's hard to get it out of my head, ha. Bob doesn't express his excitement the way I do, but I know he is really looking forward to it. I know what clothing I'll be bringing, but I'm not going to pack most of it until right before we leave, because I don't want it to get any more wrinkled than it has to.
In the pictures below I'm wearing a Hell Bunny gingham print dress. I also have this dress in yellow and white gingham. I don't really have any other plaid in my wardrobe. 









Dress: Hey Viv! (Hell Bunny)
Necklace: Francesca's Collections
Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: Modcloth (B.A.I.T. Footwear)

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunny Spring Sunday

Hello there! My friend gave me her Netflix username and password to log-in to watch a show she recommended to me, "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt". We watched an episode of that yesterday, and then we watched a few episodes of season two of "Orange Is The New Black", which we had really been wanting to see season two for awhile now. We'll be watching more of both shows today. Bob's making my favourite meal tonight- tomato tart! I'm surprised he was willing to make it again so soon. He likes a lot of variety with his meals, where as I'm very much the opposite, ha! I'm very picky with food (and a lot of things), and he's very adventurous. Tomato tart is basically pizza. I could never eat pizza enough.
In the pictures below I'm wearing a Modcloth Bea & Dot dress. I snagged this dress when it was about half off, back in the fall, and with some of my birthday money! The record print is so much fun! It pairs perfectly with my Erstwilder jukebox and milkshake brooches.










Dress, Necklace: Modcloth
Brooches: Coconette Oz (Erstwilder)
Earrings: Etsy

Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Pink & Purple

Hello there! Happy Spring! Today it's very sunny out, and the birds are chirping. I hope yesterday is the very last snow we get until next Winter! It ruined our plans for today. We were going to go visit my sister in Connecticut, but because Bob got home from plowing/salting at 9 p.m. last night, he was too exhausted to wake up early to go visit her. The only good thing about this trip being cancelled, is that when we do go see (maybe at the end of April), it'll be warmer out and nicer for walking outside!
I ordered a dress from Pin Up Girl Clothing on Thursday, the first day it became available. And then on Friday I got an email that the whoel site is 20% off until Sunday night. I hate when that happens, ha! The size I ordered it already sold out though, since yesterday. I am debating ordering another dress or two though. They don't have 20% off sitewide too often. 
Today I'll be cleaning, doing laundry, working out, going to Target, and just relaxing.
In the pictures below I'm wearing a Heart of Haute harlequin print dress. Harlequin is one of my very favourite patterns. I have four harlequin dresses and two skirts. 









Dress: Heart of Haute
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy
Flats: Shoe Bakery

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Rainbow Circles

Hello there! Bob and I aren't doing too much tonight; I'll just be reading, and relaxing and watching "30 Rock". I'm currently reading "Orange Is The New Black". We watched season one on DVD, and loved it. But, we don't have Netflix, so we haven't been able to see season two yet. The book is quite good, but I'm going to finish it before we are able to see another season of the show, so when season two finally comes out on DVD, I'll already know what's going to happen in it, ha.
Saturday morning Bob and I are supposed to be headed up to Connecticut for the day to visit my sister, but now we're not sure we'll still be able to, because we are supposed to get snow on Friday (the first day of Spring)! If Bob has to plow for a long time, he'll be too tired to go up there Saturday. Ugh!
It's officially two weeks until Las Vegas! It's crunchtime now, and I am just so excited!
In the pictures below I'm wearing a dress my mom made me a year and a half ago. I love the fun, colourful print. It's a more fitted dress than I usually wear, so I don't feel as comfortable in as I do my dresses with big skirts. But, since I love the print so much, I will of course keep wearing the dress!









Dress: Handmade
Cropped Cardigan: eBay (Old Navy)
Necklace: Etsy (Luxulite)
Brooch: Coconette Oz (Erstwilder)
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear


~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Oranges Jenny

Hello there! Today we're not doing too much; a typical Sunday for us. We're just staying home. I'm working out, reading, and just watching tv/relaxing. Last night I met my friend for a drink in town. It's been a little easier to wear skirts/dresses out at night recently, since it hasn't been getting nearly as cold at night. (Although it does still get cold.) I just can't wait until it's not cold at all at night!! It will feel glorious. I don't wear tights/stocking/pantyhose, so it's especially cold for my legs, ha.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Pin Up Girl Clothing Jenny oranges dress. This is one of my absolutely favourite pieces in my whole wardrobe. I purchased it the day it was released. The print is just spectacular, and I love the matching orange belt and orange straps. It's my favourite shade of orange, as well. I also love that there is yellow in the print, so I can pair it with yellow shoes, like these B.A.I.T. wedges. I didn't wear this dress out of the apartment all Winter, and so I can't wait to start wearing it again this Spring. It's definitely more of a Spring through Fall kind of print, really becuse of how much white is in it. I have another dress with an oranges print, but it has a black background. I wear that year-round. I will definitely be wearing this dress in Vegas!









Dress: Pin Up Girl Clothing
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Wedges: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Tweet, Tweet!

Hello there! Last night I went over my friend's apartment. Today I'm cleaning, doing laundry, working out, going to Target, and then at night meeting a friend at a bar. Lately I've been doing a lot of cleaning out of all sorts of things in our apartment; my clothes, shoes, accessories, and just miscellaneous things all over. I love doing that. I hate holding on to things I don't use or need.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Retrolicious brand bird skirt I got at Modcloth. Retrolicious uses the cutest fabrics! I'm anxiously awaiting to see what their Spring clothing line looks like! I hope they have more skirts in this style in their Spring line. I love the shape, fit, and length of this skirt. They also usually have at least a couple really colourful items, like this skirt, and that of course, is appealing to me, ha! 










Top: Target
Skirt: Modcloth (Retrolicious)
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Earrings: Scrumptiousdoodle

Flats: Shoe Bakery

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

An Apple A Day

Hello there! Wow, today the weather has been just amazing. It really feels like Spring, and feels too good to be true after the atrocious Winter we had. It was about 55 degrees and sunny. I even had the windows down in my car. I really love how late it's light outside now, because of turning the clocks forward! When the weather is like this, it just makes me happier, and gets me so excited for even warmer days, and all the possibilities of things to do outside! Bob and I love taking day trips on the weekend, and walking around cute, little towns. We're going to do that in April for his birthday, on a Saturday.
Bob and I aren't doing much tonight, just relaxing at home. Friday night I'm going to my friend's apartment, and Saturday night I'm meeting another friend for a drink. Next Saturday we are going to Connecticut to spend the day with my sister. I really *hope* the weather is this nice then! We'll be walking around outside in her town & in a bigger town nearby.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my newest Luxulite brooch, a pretty, sparkly apple! I'm definitely bringing this dress to Las Vegas. It was my first PUG piece of clothing, and I still really love the print.









Dress: Pin Up Girl Clothing
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Earrings: Ety (Scrumptiousdoodle)

Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Trashy Diva Geisha Fans Honey

Hello there! I'm so very glad that the weekend is once again here. We got slammed this week with snow and freezing rain/ice. Starting tomorrow, the weather is really going to warm up, and I am so excited for that. No more negative or single digit temps, and highs in the 40's each day. It's almost too good to believe! I hope we don't regress at all, and that the it just keeps getting warmer. This Winter was a nightmare, and I am so over it. I can't wait to wear dresses and skirts, and NOT be freezing my butt off!
It's 3 1/2 weeks until we go to Vegas, and it's been on my mind a lot more! 
Today Bob's family is coming over for dinner. He's making chili and corn bread. After that I'm meeting my good friend for a drink.
Oh, how I just loveee my new Trashy Diva Geisha Fans Honey dress! It is my first Trashy Diva Honey style dress. I really love the shape of the dress, and the full skirt is just perfect! Of course I also love all the bright colours in the dress; it's so "me"! The shade of blue is my favourite shade of blue, and I love how the top party is orangey red. It's kind of hard to find this shade of red. I sized up to make sure the chest would fit me, and I made the right choice. I can actually zip the dress on my own too, which is rare for a Trashy Diva dress, ha! This is my first Asian print piece of clothing, and I think this print is just gorgeous.I wasn't excited about spending so much money on a dress, but I think this one was worth it. It is the only TD item released since July that I just had to have.
I'm also wearing my brand new cake earrings in the pictures below. I received them this week; they were a custom order from the Etsy shop Scrumptiousdoodle. I have many items from her. I can say these are my new favourite earrings! They are going to match with so much of my wardrobe, too.









Dress: Trashy Diva
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Earrings: Etsy (Scrumptiousdoodle)
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Fatigued

Hello there! Well, I think I can speak for all of New Jersey when I say that we have snow/freezing rain/ice/artic temperature fatigue. This Winter has been ridiculous, and we still aren't catching a break. Yesterday when I left work it was freezing rain, and the roads were so bad. I was really scared the entire drive home. I slid a couple of times, luckily not into any cars. But, the roads had clearly barely been touched (and I was on main roads almost the whole time), and I was going about 20 mph the entire ride. Not much scares me more than driving in those conditions. Good thing starting this Sunday, the temperatures are really rising. It's supposed to be in the 40's Sunday and onward. Hope we don't regress after that!
Tonight Bob and I aren't doing too much, just staying in. My mom was going to stop by, but she cancelled because of the weather. Friday night I'm getting a drink with my good friend, and Saturday night we're having Bob's family over for dinner. Bob's going to make chili and corn bread. My mom may be stopping by on Sunday, as well.
In the pictures below I'm wearing a Hell Bunny dress. I have three polka dot Hell Bunny dresses so far. I really like this shade of blue. 

 







Dress: Modernpinup.com (Hell Bunny)
Bolero: Target
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy (Luxlite)
Earrings: Bakerycharms.com
Heels: Modcloth (B.A.I.T. Footwear)

~Bye bye for now!