Sunday, February 28, 2016

New Hope

Hello there! Bob and I had a nice time in New Hope today. Even though it was 6o degrees, it was windy, so I kept my light jacket on the whole time. We had lunch and drinks at an outside bar/restaurant. They had outdoor heaters too, and one was blowing on our backs, so that helped with the windchill. When we first sat down the bar wasn't crowded, but in a little while it got very crowded. I'm sure it was because it was such a gorgeous day out, and New Hope is a town for walking around in, so people are going to want to take advantage of such a great day to walk around. We went in a few stores, but didn't buy anything. They have a lot of small shops, non-chain stores, like clothing shops, antique shops, a bookstore, etc. I'm a bookworm, but I very rarely buy books. I almost always take them out of the library, or borrow them from someone, or just re-read my own books.
 In the pictures below I'm wearing my only Lindy Bop dress. I love the print on it, and even though it has a black background, which I obviously normally don't gravitate towards, there's plenty of colors in the drinks. I love my new Erstwilder cupcake brooch! It's definitetly one of my favorite Erstwilder brooches. I was so happy they finally made a new cupcake brooch. 
I had seen the one with the leopard print they came out with awhile ago, but didn't like that one. 
The last two pictures were taken today in New Hope. I had curled my hair this morning, but it didn't stay in too well.










Dress: Lindy Bop
Brooch: Erstwilder
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Green Kimono

Hello there! Last night I met my good friend for a drink, then I came back home and had a couple drinks with Bob. I attempted to start watching the movie "Spotlight", but quickly fell asleep. I'm definitely going to watch it today, as I've been wanting to tsee this for awhile now, and it's finally available "On Demand". "Room" is also available now, and Bob and I will probaly watch that one this weekend, too. I read that book probably over a year ago, and was impressed with it. I'm watching the Oscars on Sunday, too! (Those two movies were nominated for Oscars.) I'm also excited for "The Big Short" and "The Revenant" to become available "On Demand".
Tonight I'm meeting my parents for dinner at Panera. I actually haven't been to Panera in awhile. Tomorrow Bob and I are going to New Hope! It's supposed to be a gorgeous day out. We normally don't go at all in the winter, because you park your car there and then walk around the town. But, it'll be warm enough tomorrow to do it. It's so gorgeous out in that area of PA. There's a river that runs through the town, separating it from New Jersey. You can walk over a bridge there to get to Lambertville, NJ.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva Green Kimono Lena dress. I picked this one up from Enz's in NYC last June. The fabric is light and airy, and better suited for late spring-early fall. The strawberry bag I picked up at Trashy Diva in New Orleans in September.
 







Dress & Purse: Trashy Diva
Cardi: Gift (Heart of Haute)
Necklace: Vendor at an antique mall

Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Shoes: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Kitchen Dress

Hello there! The past couple of days have been pretty dreary here. Gray skies, raining off and on, but it's better than snow! And today was 60 degrees. Yesterday it was a lot worse, about 35, so it felt really miserable out. 3.5 weeks until spring, and 1.5 months until Las Vegas! We're getting there...slowly, but surely. Ugh, I can't wait until the weekend is here once again. Bob and I may head to New Hope on Sunday for lunch and a little shopping, as it's supposed to be nice out, and warmish.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my brand new Bernie Dexter dress! It arrived today. She just started making this style shirt dress. I'm a sucker for a shirt dress as it is, but give me an adorable novelty print like this on top of it, and I'm beyond sold! It is such a great representation of a 1950's kitchen! Yet another Bernie in my collection, and the print is near the top of the list as far as my favorite Bernie novelty prints. I went with my usual Bernie size in this dress, and it is hard to zip (it zips in the front) over my chest. I'm glad it does zip though, because I hate having to size up, because then the waist is huge. 
Next time I go antiquing in Adamstown with Bob I'm definitely wearing this! I know the antique kitchen dealers will really appreciate it. Last time I went there I wore my Bernie ice cream dress, and I got tons of compliments on it. 
I paired one of my new Erstwilder brooches with the dress; my cherry pie one. I figured a pie brooch goes perfectly with a kitchen print! I wore my Modcloth pie dress today, and obviously wore this brooch with it. 

 







Dress: Bernie Dexter
Brooch: DNJ Retro
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Puffer Fish

Hello there! The weather yesterday was amazing. When Bob and I left around 3:00 to run errands, I didn't even need a coat! I took some outside outfit pictures, sans coat. It actually hit 60 degrees, which definitely gave me spring fever. 
We're just staying at home today. I'm going to watch "Black Mass". I can't believe how different, and bad Johnny Depp looks in his role. I'm watching "Downton Abbey" tonight too, just like every week. I can't believe it's the last season! I hate how most of my favorite shows have ended in the past couple of years (like "Breaking Bad" and "Boardwalk Empire"). This season's good, but seems to have had less twists & turns than usual. Maybe they're saving the up for the end! Bob really likes the show, too. 
We've been talking about where we're going on vacation this summer. We aren't going to a beach location for a week, like we've been doing almost every summer (Virginia Beach, Myrtle Beac, etc). We are going on a road trip! The only two spots that are a must for me are: Nashville and Charleston. I've never been to either city, and Bob hasn't either. My sister lives in Nashville, so we'll be visiting her there, too. Bob also wants to stay one night on the way out and one night on the way back, at two different cities. So, we may stay in Baltimore, and Richmond, or maybe not; he's going to look into it. I'm really excited to see Nashville and Charleston, though. I've heard such great things about both places.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Oblong Box Shop puffer fish skirt. I'm so excited for them to release their new novelty print skirts! There's one with an orange background that I love (they posted some Instagram pictures of it). It's so hard to find dresses or skirts with much orange in them, and this one has a lot! Right now I just have two skirts from them. I'm also looking forward to seeing their booth at Viva in less than two months! I'm wearing my new rainbow rose hair piece in the pictures below. I really love this one; it's definitely my favorite hair piece I own.








Top: Pin Up Girl Clothing
Skirt: Oblong Box Shop
Hair Piece: Daisy Jean Floral
Necklace: Modcloth
Brooch: Atomic Lucite
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Rainbow Spirals

Hello there! I had a bit of a stressful week, so it was very nice to unwind last night at home; I had some drinks and watched "Trumbo" with Bob. I loveeee Bryan Cranston! His acting skills are outstanding. The movie was good; I previously hadn't really known anything about the House Un American Activities Committee and the blacklisting of suspected American Communists. It's pretty crazy what our country has done to different groups of people over the centuries. But, I won't get into that on here! I want to see "Black Mass" this weekend too, so we'll probably watch that one as well (watch it at home on On Demand).
Bob ended up working today, so we won't be going to Adamstown this weekend, unfortnately! I really hope we can go very soon. In two weeks I'm going out to Mifflinburg with my mom for the day. That's where I buy most of my retro looking (they are reproductions) handmade holiday decorations. I'm really looking forward to going back! We go twice a year, in the fall and spring. I just love shopping small. The art produced by "small shops" usually appeals to me a lot more, than the huge companies art does. I also like to support small business!
In the pictures below I'm wearing a dress I got from Modcloth a year and a half ago. It's from their Bea & Dot line. This dress has gotten a lot of wear. The print and shape of the dress are just perfect. It's a little longer than most dresses I wear, but not too long.








Dress: Modcloth
Cardi: Target
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Shoes: BAIT Footwear


~Bye bye for now!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Take The High Street

Hello there! I can't wait for this work week to before! I don't have much going on this weekend, yet. Bob and I may go to Adamstown one day this weekend, to go antiquing, but it's not definite. We went there in October, and I'm itching to go back. They are called the anitique capital fo the U.S.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Bernie Dexter dress in the High Street print. I love that there's a lot of orange in this print, as dresses with orange in them are hard to find. My mom gave me this dress for Christmas, not last Christmas, but the one before. I had found it on eBay for a good price, and let her know. I had thought about ordering this dress when it was available on the Modcloth site, but ultimately never went for it (this was before I knew anything about Bernie Dexter dresses!). I'm wearing my new Erstwilder milkshake brooch in the pictures below. I now have this brooch in three different colors, ha. It's just so darn cute! Erstwilder just released a new line, and I may have ordered a couple of brooches from it! There's a cupcake one too, and I just couldn't pass that one up. I actually don't own a cupcake brooch, yet.








Dress: Gift from my mom (Bernie Dexter)
Necklace: Etsy (Luxulite)
Brooch: Erstwilder
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Coral Gingham

Hello there! Wnter seems neverending around these parts. I am very impatiently awaiting March 20th (first day of spring). I can't wait to go on day trips to NYC, New Hope, etc., and walk around and not be freezing my butt off! I am very eagerly awaiting our next trip into NYC. We last went in June for our anniversary. Bob doesn't really like NYC. I mean, he likes certain things about it, but definitetly finds a lot of it annoying; like how long it can take to get from one location to another. Unfortunately, the places I want to go to are somewhat spread out. 
Yesterday was a good day, other than having to walk in and out of places; it was unbearably cold and windy, ugh!! I had a great hair day, but of course the wind messed it up. I met my friend for pizza, cleaned the apartment, did laundry, went over Bob's parent's for dinner, went to Wal*Mart, and watched some Netflix. I felt pretty productive, ha.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new Heart of Haute coral gingham dress. Coral is one of my very favorite colors, and it's not always so easy to find. Gingham is probably my favorite print after harlequin. As soon as I saw this dress on the site, I ordered it. I know it sold out in almost all sizes immediately. They also make it in blue gingham, and in skirts. My Erstwilder flamingo necklace and brooch are a perfect coral match! Gingham is considered more of a summer-y print, but to me it's year-round!









Dress: Heart of Haute
Necklace, Brooch: Gift (Erstwilder)
Heels: BAIT Footwear


~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Suffering For My Art

Hello there! The weekend has come around once again, and it's a freezing cold one. Evidently, there will be -25 windchills. Can't. wait. I still haven't cracked once this winter; I have remained steadfast in my skirt and dress wearing, with not a hint of stockings, tights or leggings (I hate how stockings and tights feel, ugh)! It's only for the strong, ha. I suffer for my art. I will be going out today in this weather, I'm meeting my friend for lunch, and Bob and I are having dinner at his parent's house. I also need to go to Target.
In the pictures below I'm wearing a dress that was originally sold on Modcloth. I didn't get it then, but ended up buying it for a much better price, from someone who was selling it used, through Instagram. I really love the print, and the fact that it's a shirt dress. I adore shirt dresses in general, and have a few, but they can be tricky for me, as I usually need to size up so I can be able to button it over my bust. This one is hard to button (I didn't size up) over my bust, but luckily it doesn't gape. This dress was from their Bea & Dot line, and I have quite a few items from that line. They picked the best fabrics for that line!! So many colorful, eye catching prints!
 








Dress: Instagram purchase (originally from Modcloth)
Earrings: Etsy (Scrumptiousdoodle)
Brooch: Deer Arrow

Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Blue & Purple

Hello there! I don't have too much going on this week. Tonight Bob and I went to my uncle's house, and my parents were there, too. I'm almost done re-reading "Brain On Fire", by Susannah Cahalan. I first read it about a year ago. I highly recommend it. It's a true story. It's a youg woman's  (who is a journalist at the New York Post) account of a mysterious disease that she contracted. It was almost impossible for doctors to diagnose, and caused such insanity to wreak havoc on her mind and body. She had bizarre effects, and almost ended up in an insane asylum, because doctors originally thought it was a type of psychosis. A brilliant doctor got put on her case, and he ended up correctly diagnosing her, and then getting her the right treatments. I won't say more, but you should read it! It's scary, because this could happen to anyone. But, she put such a spotlight on it, that the disease is much more recognizable and correctly diagnosed now.
This Saturday I'll be meeting my friend for lunch & then going to Bob's parent's house for dinner. We haven't had dinner at his parent's in a very long time. I did see his parents for a little while last Sunday, when we went over there for Bob to work on my car.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva turquiose plaid Annette dress. I have four TD Annette dresses, and they are my favorite TD style. Purple & blue isn't my normal colour combination that I gravitate towards, but I really like this outfit. 
 









Dress: Facebook Group (Trashy Diva)
Cardigan: Target

Necklace, Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite & Sodasweethearts)
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

French Quarter

Hello there! Bob and I had a good time in Bethlehem yesterday. I bought an Easter ornament at the Moravian Bookstore. I was hoping they'd have more Easter things there, but they had hardly anything; maybe they're still waiting on Easter stock to arrive, as it's still a little ways away. Luckily, we got to Brew Works before it got really busy (there always seems to be a wait at dinnertime Friday & Saturday there). I really enjoy going to Bethlehem. It's only an hour away, and it's really pretty there. It's an old German town.
I've been having a very lucky past couple weeks or so, as I scored another one of my unicorns recently. The dress I'm wearing in the pictures below is the Trashy Diva French Quarter Annette dress. I have the French Quarter print skirt, but I wanted the dress instead. Also, the skirt was always very tight on me. I happened to pop on Poshmark a few days ago (I almost never go on), and they usually have almost no TD on their site, but this time, they had this dress! It's a bigger size than I am in TD, but since I knew the French Quarter line ran so small, I snagged it. It's a little big in the waist, but not super huge. I can even zip it by myself (which is impossible with most of my other TD dresses)! I like the dress so much better than the skirt. The Annette style is one of my favorites; I have 4 now in this style. I'm trying to trade my skirt now for one of two other hard to find TD prints, but if that doesn't happen, I'll just sell it. I know it'll sell right away too, as it's one of the most sought after TD prints. I couldn't believe my luck, that I found this dress righ after I found my rockets dress! This was also a great price, and in like new condition. 
 







Dress: Poshmark (Trashy Diva)
Necklace: Vendor at an antique mall

Flats: Shoe Bakery

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bernie Poppies

Hello there! Happy Saturday! Bob and I are heading to Bethlehem today, to go out to eat, and go to the Moravian Bookstore. I think I'm going to wear my Trashy Diva rockets dress. I've worn it to work a couple of times, but not to go out anywhere. I need to debut it in public! Tomorrow we'll just be staying in. Bob's going to watch the Superbowl, but I have zero interest, and will be doing other things while it's on, ha.
I'm glad we've almost gone a full week in February! I can't for the whole darn month to be over with, as I can't stand January or February (because of the weather). It's a month and a have until spring, and I really hope it flies by. 
Last night Pin Up Girl Clothing posted a picture on their Instagram that new colors of the peasant top would be available online next week! Well, that some of the new colors would be. I'm really hoping the bright blue will be online next week. It's my favorite shade of blue, so I needddd it. 
The dress in the pictures below was an eBay find I got a couple of months ago (I posted a blog about it back then, too). I had missed it when it was available on Modcloth, and then couldn't find it in my size for a longggg time. I finally found it in my size on eBay, and quickly snagged it, but when it arrived it was a size smaller than the listing had said! It's super tight on my chest, but it miraculously zips, ha! I love the poppy print! I have a Hell Bunny dress in a poppy print, too. That shade of orange-y red is my fav shade of red. My BAIT poppy red Robbies match perfectly, as well. I wear these shoes A LOT. They are very comfy, too!









Dress: eBay (Bernie Dexter)
Necklace: Modcloth

Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear


~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Care For Dessert?

Hello there! Well, I finally got a new phone. I had the iPhone 4 for three years (it was my first Smart Phone), and last night I got the iPhone 6. I didn't really want to get a new phone, but my phone wouldn't let me download updates, and certain apps, so it got to be annoying. They do that on purpose, to try and force you to buy a new phone. 
My mom's stopping over tonight to visit Bob and me. Other than that, we don't have many plans for the rest of the week, except that Saturday we're going out to eat in Bethlehem. We never go out to eat Valentine's weekend, as it's too crazy at restaurants. We usually do the weekend before. We're not that into Valentine's Day, but it is nice to go out and eat once in awhile.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my lovely lime green Pin Up Girl Clothing peasant top, paired with my Etsy pie, cake & brownie print skirt that I scored for $25! I got the skirt on sale back in the summer. I love the dessert print, and I love the shades of light blue, pink & lime green paired together. Lime green used to be one of my favorite colors, and I still love it. I don't have much of it though; this is definitely my most lime-y outfit. I wouldn't mind finding some more clothing with lime in it. 

 








Top: Pin Up Girl Clothing
Skirt, Necklace: Etsy
Brooch: Deer Arrow
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!