Saturday, September 24, 2016

Hawaiian Hideaway

Hello there! Ah, how nice that it's the weekend. Last night I just went to Target, and watched "Veep" and some TV. I ordered "Veep" season 4 on Amazon, and it arrived yesterday, so of course I had to start watching immediately, ha. Tonight Bob and I are going to my parent's, and my grandparents and aunt & uncle will be over, too. Tomorrow Bob and I will be looking at some houses.
In the pictures below I'm wearing an out of production Hawaiian Hideaway PUG dress that I found online, and scored on sale. It originally came in three colorways. This dress is a unicorn for some, and I never really looked for it, but when I came across it, I decided I needed it. I have a very similar Retrospec'd dress, but with pinks, oranges & reds in it. I hardly have any purple in my wardrobe, so it's nice to add this dress, plus it's a tikiiiii dress, and I'm clearly crazy for tiki. I was glad my pineapple necklace matches this dress so well, and after taking pictures, I realized my Erstwilder tiki drink brooch would also so great with it! Oh, and this dress also came with a little bolero, which is cute, but I opted not to wear it in these pictures, sot hat you could see the full dress. A big perk to this dress (that I didn't know before receiving it) is that there's stretch to it, and I can easily zip it on my own! I love that. There's also pockets.










Dress: La France (PUG)
Necklace, Bracelet: Etsy (Luxulite, LorettaLouJewels)
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Stars At Night

Hello there! Wow, I can't believe fall starts tomorrow. I put out a few Halloween decorations last night, but I have a lot more to put out. It still definitely feels like summer here though, which for me is great! April-October are definitely my favorite months, and November-March I could do without that weather. The GREAT thing is though, that for the first time in my life, I work at a place I actually won't have to risk my life to get to in ice/snow, because I won't have to go in (I work at a school, in case anyone didn't know)!
This weekend I'll be seeing my family, but other than that, don't have much going on yet.  We don't have plans yet to look at any houses this weekend, but that may change if something pops up.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my trusty Heart of Haute dress. I got it about a year ago, and wear it a lot to work. It's a simple cotton dress, but I think it's flattering, and it's certainly comfortable. I like the pop of the neon pink bandeau agains the dress. I'm wearing my favorite hair flower piece in the first picture. It's so bright & fun! There's fruit pieces on it, too. 








Dress: Heart of Haute
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Venice Nights

Hello there! Last night Bob and I went out to eat to the same outdoor bar we went to last Saturday. I had never eaten at this place before, and he hadn't in a very long time. We had a good time, and their outdoor bar area is really nice. Bob wanted to get their pretzels and beer cheese dip as an appetizer, but I'm always hesistant to try it anywhere other than Brew Works. Every time I've tried it elsewhere, it doesn't hold a candle to Brew Works, and it unforunately was the same way again. The problem is that these other places just use salted pretzels sticks, as opposed to Brew Works, which uses some sort of delicious seasoning on their pretzels, and they don't taste salty.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new Trashy Diva dress. This collection launched on Tuesday, and is the first release from what will now be their annaul Tourist Collection. This print is called "Venice Nights", and the dress style I got is the circle day dress. The material is soooo silky smooth, like butter. I ordered two sizes, and kept the smaller of the two (am returning the other one), and this is still a little big on me; I probably could down another size. But, I ordered according to the size chart, so keep in mind that there's stretch in this, beyond what the size chart says. I definitely need to wear a belt with it, as my waist isn't defined enough without one. At least I can zip this dress on my own, which is a huge plus! I have one other day dress, but it's not a circle skirt, it's a less full skirt. I like the fuller skirt better. I don't have shoes other than black ones that match this dress perfectly, and you may have noticed how much I like to match. I paired my yellow Iones with this dress for now, even though the yellow in the dress is closer to gold, but BAIT is releasing a dark pink Ione soon that I'm going to get, and I hope it'll matcht the dark pinkish color in this dress!









Dress: Trashy Diva
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Buzz, Buzz!

Hello there! Today I didn't go into work at all, but my boss and I did go to a workshop for work, about half an hour from where I live. My boss picked me up and we carpooled there. The workshop ended around 11:45, and then we had lunch there, and I didn't go back to work after, because I had a dentist appointment. It was my first time going to this dentist's office. I am always nervous about and dread going to the dentist's. But, I can say this is the best office I have ever been to. Everybody I interacted there was so nice, patient, and sweet, and I LOVED the dentist! She was excellent, and even though I came there for a cleaning and x-rays, she spotted two things I needed fixing, and was able to fix one of them in this same appointment. I've never had that happen; I've always had to make a future appointment for any work I needed done. I do need to go back in a month to take care of the other issue, but now I won't be dreading it! It was also nice to find out that I have really good dental insurance, ha. This was my first time using it.
In the pictures below I'm wearing a new Bernie Dexter dress. The bumblebee print is so cute, and I really love the beautiful shade of blue that the background color is. Bernie had released a bumblebee print years ago with a green background, but in the Paris style. I'm glad I never ordered it, because I like this blue background better, and like this dress style better. 









Dress: Bernie Dexter
Necklace: Modcloth
Brooch: Erstwilder 
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Fall For You

Hello there! Yesterday Bob and I looked at two houses. One was really crappy, and the other one is a possibility, but we definitely need to look at more; it was our first time actually going inside houses. Last night we went out for drinks to an outside bar. We had never been there before to the outside bar, we had been inside a long time ago. It was a nice outside set up, with a big bar. Right after we got there nearby fireworks went off, which we hadn't known they were going to. I'm sure it was for 9/11. It was neat to see them, and they lasted a long time. 
Today we're not doing much, just staying home. I'm looking forward to relaxing here.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new Bernie leaves and tree print Lauren dress; this dress is called "Fall For You" on Bernie's site. The Lauren style is a new style, but it's very similar to the Kelly style, which I have a lot of Kellys. You can't beat a good shirt dress in my opinion. This dress runs very close to the Kelly size wise. It did come with a matching sash belt, but I took a seam ripper to it to take it off, and it was quick and easy to remove it. I'm not a fan of sash belts, as they aren't as flattering on me as regular belts. This print is really pretty, and of course perfect for fall. It's definitely still summer now, both on the calendar, and weather wise. It's still HOT and humid here. Last night when we left the bar around 11:00, it was still very humid out. 






Dress: Bernie Dexter
Brooch: Erstwilder
Heels: BAIT Footwear
 

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Rainbow Prism

Hello there! Yay for the weekend coming around again. Today Bob and I are looking at a couple of houses, and later on we're going out for drinks to a place I've only been to once, and that was a long time ago. Tomorrow we'll just be staying at home.
We only have a couple episodes left of season 6 of "Shameless", and that makes me sad!! Seasons 5 & 6 became available on Netflix about a week ago, and we blew through all of season 5, and now almost all of 6, and the show is still SOOOO good! It's definitely my favorite show. Season 7 premieres on Showtime in October, but we don't have Showtime, ugh, so we have to wait until Netflix gets it. I hope the show doesn't end for a long time! Some of my all time favorites like "Breaking Bad", "Boardwalk Empire", "Mad Men", and "Downton Abbey" all have gotten cancelled int he past year or two.

In the pictures below I'm wearing a rainbow Modcloth dress that I got close to a year ago, and featured on the blog before. This dress is comfy, and is a little shorter than most of my dresses and skirts, but I can deal with that, ha. I wore it to work this week, and got complimented by the art teacher, which I consider a high compliment! I keep wearing this Erstwilder cake brooch; it's so darn cute, and matches with a lot of my wardrobe.









Dress: Modcloth
Necklace: Etsy (Luxulite)
Brooch: DNJ Retro (Erstwilder)
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A Picnic Dress

Hello there! Well, after having a nice little reprieve of somewhat cooler weather, it's gotten hot again, and will be 90 degrees the next two days. I don't have too much going on this week, but Saturday Bob and I will be looking at a couple of houses, with a realtor. It'll be the first time we're doing this. We have driven by houses before to look at them, but never gone inside. So, this should be exciting.
The kids came back to the school I work at on Tuesday, but it hasn't been too loud or anything, or too different (yet) from working over the summer. It's just different hearing the bells ring, though! I haven't heard school bells ring in quite a few years.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva Lena picnic dress that I got a year ago. It's the perfect summertime dress. There's stretchy side panels that make for a comfy fit. 
I wore this outfit to the bbq I went to on Sunday, and got a couple of compliments on it.  
The Erstwilder cake brooch and the Splendette bangles are all new. The bracelets came with a matching Luxulite brooch; it was a collaboration between the two brands, and not very many sets were made, so I'm glad I got to snag one! The brooch is from Erstwilder's most recent release, and I got another brooch from that release (an adorable tiki drink), as well as one from the previous release. I posted a picture of them in my last blog post. This cake brooch is my favorite of the three.

 







Dress: Trashy Diva
Brooch: DNJ Retro (Erstwilder)
Necklace: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Etsy (Splendette)


~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Shopping In PA

Hello there! I had a great day yesterday. My mom and I, and my mom's Sheltie, Heidi went out to Lewisburg and Mifflinburg, PA to do some shopping. I met my mom at 7:50, and we got to our first stop two hours later. We usually go out there together twice a year, but that was our third time this year, and we also are probably going in November. Our first stop is my favorite stop: Stamm House. We wanted to get there by 10:00, which is when it opened, and it was opening day "for the season".  We knew that another woman who we've seen there before a few times would be there by 10:00 to shop, too, and didn't want to be late, because the artist, Kay, sometimes only has one of an item or two, and you have to snatch them up! 
I have sooo many pieces from there! Kay sells holiday decorations that she makes from old German paper mache molds, and then hand paints. They are so gorgeous. I was able to get some cute Christmas items there this time, but when I talked to Kay, she told me that she'd have a lot more by early November, so that's why I want to go back in November. Afer Stamm House, we went to a couple of other stores and an antique mall. At the antique mall I got the two items in the first picture below. I got a great deal on both; I got them for $13 total! I already had one similar cocktail shaker (the brand is Hazel Atlas), but I'm happy to add this shaker to my antique bar cart, too. 
When I got home from our trip, there were a couple of packages that had arrived. I posted a picture below of my new Erstwilder brooches and a hair flower from Etsy. I got the brooches from DNJ Retro, a US retailer for Erstwilder. I love all the brooches and hair flower! I was so happy Erstwilder released a tiki brooch! It's the first one I've ever seen from them. 
Today I'm going to Bob's cousin's bbq. It's supposed to be a really nice day out, too, inspite of the tropical storm that is supposed to effect New Jersey very soon.


My antique mall finds

Had a great mail day yesterday, too!


My Stamm House haul







Thursday, September 1, 2016

"I've Been Everywhere, Man"

Hello there! I'm excited that new episodes of "Shameless" debuted on Netflix today! I can't wait to start watching them; "Shameless" is one of my favorite shows. I haven't had much going on this week, but Saturday I'm going shopping in PA with my mom (can't wait!), and Sunday I'm going to a picnic at Bob's cousin's house.
The teachers came back to work today, and the students will be there on Tuesday.  It'll be interesting to see what it's like there with school in session! I know it'll be a lot louder, that's for sure.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my newest Bernie acquisition; the Kelly in the On The Road print. It's a brand new dress that just hit her website, and I ordered it as soon as I saw it! I actually first spotted this fabric on vacation  in July, at a fabric store, and I pointed it out to my husband, because I REALLY loved it. I was soooo excited to see Bernie release it in the Paris version, and since the Paris is not my favorite cut, I emailed her, and asked if it'd be released in any other styles, and luckily she told me a Kelly was coming! I very impatiently waited for the Kelly to arrive, ha. I've been to thirty five states and three countries, so this dress is quite apropos for me. I LOVE to travel; it's one of my very favorite things. My parents also love to travel (and my mother's parents do), so that *may* be where I got it from! Not that I'm counting, but it's twenty seven days until our next getaway! 
Oh, and if you didn't know, the blog title is from a Johnny Cash song!






Dress: Bernie Dexter
Bracelets: Splendette and Etsy
Shoes:  BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!