Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Field Flowers

Hello there! Well, it's felt pretty spring like so far this week, and I'm not ready for it to go away! I've had my windows down in my car in the afternoons. The one downside to having my windows down on my lunch break (I was sitting in my car at a park) is that since it's so nice out, ore people than normal are walking, bike riding, etc. at the park, and it's noisier, with people talking/babies crying, etc. Don't they know I'm trying to read?! 
But, alas, it's supposed to be windy and snow on Friday. March: in like a lion, out like a lamb, right? We'll see about that, but it will be coming in like a lion, if the forecast is right. It's just so happy this is the last day of rotten February!! It went much faster than January did. Spring is only 20 days away now. I just can't to see all the flowers in bloom, and feel the warm sunshine here to stay. 
Tonight I'm meeting my dad and grandmother for dinner at Panera, and I'm meeting a friend tomorrow after work for pizza. I'm really looking forward to Saturday, when I'm going out to Pennsylvania with my mom to go antique shopping/Easter decoration shopping. I do have to wake up around 6:30 that morning to get ready to meet her, but it's worth it.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Retrospec'd Field Flowers Vivian dress that I got a couple of months or so ago, and blogged about back then. I adore this beautiful print so much, and I also love the Vivian style dress, and have it in one other print. It's a very comfortable style. I think my green vintage flower pin pairs nicely with the dress. This dress, topped with a light cardi, is perfect for spring!








Dress: A Classic Paradise (Retrospec'd)
Brooch: Antique mall
Bangles: Splendette
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Big Band Bows

Hello there! Today I went to an antique show with Bob and a thrift shop, and then to a brew

pub for lunch and drinks. I only bought one item today: a bottle brush Christmas tree; they're my favorite antique Christmas items to collect. This one has a different look to it than any of my other ones, though. I have a few with fruit on them, and a few pastel ones with beads, as well as a green one with beads, and a silver one with beads. The one I got today is pictured below, and is in great condition. It's pretty common to find these trees with paint chiping off of the ornaments, fruit, etc., but this one doesn't have that. I was happy to find just one item, and not spend too much money!
I was happy to get out for a few hours today; Bob doesn't like to go out much, as he has tons of hobbies that he likes to enjoy at home. He always keeps himself busy! I have things I do at home like cleaning, laundry, working out, reading, etc., but they don't keep me as busy as him. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing the outfit I wore out today. One of the antique vendors was raving about my outfit, and told me that I "made her day".  This is a Trashy Diva dress, and the style is called Jaclyn, and the print is Big Band Bows. They have only released this one dress in this style, but I wish they'd release more! I love how the top is different than the bottom part. I wear this dress A LOT!









Dress: Facebook group (Trashy Diva)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Splendette

Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Tiki Tiles

Hello there! Thank God tomorrow is Friday! I can't wait to spend the day with Bob on Saturday, out of the apartment. I spent too much time here over the long weekend last weekend, and I'm looking forward to getting out. We're going to an antique show in the morning, and then going out for lunch and drinks at a nearby pub that's one of our favorite local spots. I wish it'd be as warm out Saturday as it was yesterday so we could sit outside; it was 75 degrees! It's going to be 50 Saturday, which while it's not great, it could be worse in February!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new to me Pinup Girl Clothing tiki tiles Jenny dress I got from the PUG swap & sell group on Facebook. I got it NWT for a good price, and it is pretty big in the waist (it's a size up from my other 3 Jennys), but the nice thing is it's not super tight in the chest, like my other Jennys are. I love the color combination of this dress; it's different than most of the color combos in my closet. This dress is obviously a wonderful choice for me to pack in my suitcase when I go to Tiki Oasis! I can't wait to wear it there, as well as wear it here when it gets a bit warmer.








Dress: Facebook swap & sell group (Pinup Girl Clothing)
Brooch: Erstwilder 
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Splendette & Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Nesting

Hello there! This long weekend has been pretty low key, and it's still going fast! I haven't left the apartment since Friday night, except to run to the post office Saturday morning. Yesterday I did a lot of reading and watched the Olympics, a show about Patti Hearst on CNN, an episode of "Intervention", "Golden Girls", and an old movie that was on TV. 
My pet peeve about the winter Olympics is that they play ice skating so late at night, that I've been falling asleep during it. I'm sure they do that because it's the most popular sports in the Olympics, and they want to get viewership for the earlier sports, with people watching them, because they're waiting for skating to come on. I'm on to you, NBC!!!
I'm reading a biography on Stevie Nicks right now, called "Gold Dust Woman". Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks aren't really my kind of music, but I do love reading bios and memoirs, so I picked it up from the library. It's been a decent read so far; I'm two thirds of the way done.
This Wednesday night there's a board meeting at work that I'll be going to, and Saturday Bob and I are going to an antique show and out to lunch, which I'm really looking forward to.
I haven't done any antiquing lately.
So, tomorrw and Wednesday are going to be 65 & 70 degrees, and I'm crazy excited for that! 
I can't wait to wear a light jacket, and feel the warm sunshine. It'll just be a tease though, since it won't consistently stay like that until April.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Tatyana nesting dolls dress that I've had for about two and a half years. I think the print is adorable, and the dress is comfortable, with stretch in it. I probably could've fit in a size down, as well. I also have this dress style in a print with drinks on it, my only two Tatyana dresses. P.S.- this nesting dolls dress is coming back in the spring to Tatyana's website!








Dress: eBay (Tatyana)
Necklace & bangles: Splendette

Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Eat Your Veggies

Hello there! Well yesterday I ended up being busier than I thought I'd be; in addition to all of the cleaning, laundry, working out, errands, etc. that I knew I'd be doing, I also ended up going groery shopping with Bob, baking cookies, and going to my grandparents' house to visit; my aunt from Texas is up for a couple of days and was over their house helping, because my grandmother just had foot surgery.
Today will be quieter for me, although Bob just left to go to his dad's house to work on the salter that broke, and then Bob will be salting and plowing tonight and tomorrow morning. Long weekends are fabulous, but it's always extra rough to go back to work after one, not that I'm thinking about that now. 
Once I go back to work, the next thing I'll have to look forward to is a week and a half off for spring break, starting March 30th, and the week I come back to work after break, I only work Monday-Wednesday, and then I'm going to Charleston Thursday-Sunday. Time will start to move faster once March is here, as I have a lot of plans March-May. 
Next Saturday Bob and I are going to an antique show about fifteen minutes away, and then going out to eat nearby the show. We are also thinking about going to a tiki themed night at a dance hall in Pennsylvania, where they'll be surf bands playing. It sounds like fun,and I do love a tiki theme! But, I'm not sure yet if Bob really wants to go.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Modcloth veggie print dress that I got a couple of years ago. It's a bit shorter than most of my dresses, but I still love the print and the style of it. I haven't ordered from Modcloth in quite awhile now; they really shifted their aesthetic, and it no longer is aligned with my own. 






Dress: Modcloth
Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Splendette
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!
 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

French Quarter

Hello there! This week was super busy at work, and I stayed late the past two days, but now I have the next four days off! I'm looking forward to doing a lot of relaxing and decompressing from the crazy work week. I plan on doing a lot tomorrow though, like cleaning and doing landry, running a couple of errands, working out, reading, etc. 
Today was a high of 62 degrees! I went out to lunch today with some co-workers for my boss's birthday, so we got to leave the office in the nice weather. God, I can't wait for spring to arrive. 33 days, but who's counting?? January took so long to get through, but now we're halfway through February, which is great! We are supposed to get a snowstorm Saturday night though, ughhh. One foot forward, two feet back. I feel so bad for Bob, since that means he won't get much of a weekend (and he's not off tomorrow or Monday like I am).
Anyone been watching the winter Olympics? I love watching ice skating the best, and I've seen some of it so far, but I know I've missed some. I just checked and saw there's more on tonight (men's), so I'll definitely be watching it! Ice skating is just so impressive to me, the things those athletes can do! I probably couldn't even skate a few feet without falling, ha.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Retrospec'd french quarter print Gigi dress. It's a new release from Retrospec'd, but Trashy Diva released this print years ago, although in a different color scheme. I have a TD french quarter print dress, as well. Sometimes vintage repro companies will find and recreate the same vintage prints. I'm happy to have this wonderful print of my favorite city, in two different color schemes and two different style dresses. I wore this dress this week and one of my TD carnival print dresses, as Tuesday was Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday! I'm sure it's an amazing time to be down in NOLA during Mardi Gras, but I don't think I could handle how crowded and crazy it'd be.







Dress: Retrospec'd 
Bangles: Splendette
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Oh, Honey

Hello there! Yesterday afternoon Bob and I went out to an early dinner at an Irish pub about half an hour from us that we had never been to before. Irish pubs are a favorite of ours for eating out. We both liked our entrees (although the appetizer wasn't great), and then I got a chocolate lava cake for dessert. I never get dessert when we eat out, but I love lava cake, and hadn't had it in years. It was really good, but I was so full, I couldn't eat it all (came with ice cream, too). We're not going out to eat on Valentine's Day or anything, so this was our night out instead.
After we finished dinner, we headed over to a rockabilly show. We got there a few minutes after six (doors opened at six), and there were only a few people there then, so we grabbed seats at a table close to the dance floor. First a DJ played oldies for about an hour and a half, until the first band came on. The first band played mostly (maybe all?) covers, but they were quite good, and the second band was playing originals. 
There were a lot of people who danced, and they even did a dance lesson while the DJ was playing oldies. Bob and I danced to one song; a slow song. He doesn't like dancing at all, unfortunately. So, he surprised me by even doing that! Overall, we had a good time at the event, and I was glad to find one so close to us! Hopefully we'll be able to find some more soon.
Today I met my parents and grandmother for lunch at Panera, and ran an errand. The rest of the day I'll just be hanging out at the apartment.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my beloved Trashy Diva Geisha Fans Honey dress that I got three years ago. It's my favorite "fancy" dress that I own. I definitely don't get as much use out of it as shirt dresses, for instance, but I do pick this one often when I need something dressier. I love everything about this dress: the colors, the print, the combo of the bright blue background and bright red bust line, and the nice, full skirt and flattering shape. I got so many compliments on my outfit last night.








 
 

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

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Pink Plaid

Hello there! Today is a snow day for me; I work at a school, and the school closed due to the snow. Trust me, I never take this perk for granted. I worked at plenty of places where they wanted me to risk my life to come in during ice and snow storms and I was forced to drive in, white knuckling it the whole time. Bob has a long day ahead of him with salting and plowing. When I haev a snow day it's a good day for me, but it's the opposite for him, unfortunately. 
Since I'll be stuck inside all day and night, I'll be doing a lot of reading and old movie watching, as well as working out. We watched "Gone With the Wind" on Saturday night; it's four hours long! I really liked it, and enjoyed the sassy banter between Scarlett and Rhett. 
It didn't end exactly how I wanted it to, but it kind of did leave it open for a reconciliation betwee the two. 
I don't have a lot going on this week, but Saturday Bob and I are going out to an early dinner to an Irish pub we've never been to before, and then going to a rockabilly show. I've never been to any local rockabilly events before, so this will be a first. There'll also be vendors, dancing, and hair and makeup workshops there, so it's not just music. I'm intrigued!
Also, on Friday I'm attending an insurance meeting for work, and my mom and cousin will also be attending (they both work in schools, too). I'll be going to work and leaving around ten a.m. to head over to meet my mom to carpool to the meeting. So, only one more full day at work this week to go (tomorrow). 
In the pictures below I'm wearing a vintage dress that I got back in an antique shop in September for $27. I love a good plaid, and this combo of light pink and royal blue isn't such a common color combo. The dress is a great fit, too. I normally don't have much luck with finding vintage clothing in person, but once in awhile I get lucky. I like the pockets on this dress too; they're a bit unusual. The skirt isn't as full as I like my skirts to be, but I can deal with that once in awhile.








Dress: Antique shop
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Splendette
Purse: Pinup Girl Clothing
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Atomic Doris

Hello there! Today I met my friend for brunch at Panera, and then came home and took a long nap. I started cleaning and doing laundry after that, so I have to finish that up and work out, too. Last nigh Bob and I just stayed in. We watched "The Philadelphia Story" with three of my favorites: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart. 
We still have a lot more of the old movies my mom lent us to go through, plus she has more at home that she'll lend to us when we're finished with these. I can't believe I only recently started watching old movies! It's a whole new fantastic world that's opened up to me. Besides enjoying the movies themselves, I get to look at all that beautiful fashion & decor!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Pinup Girl Clothing Sabrina top & atomic print skirt. 
I didn't get the skirt when it was originally on the site, but ended up being able to track it down about a year ago from a Facebook swap & sell group. I love the print on it, and that super bright shade of mint is really nice, too. My lavender basket purse is a geat match to it.
Not much fits in these baguette basket purses, but they're super cute! 
I wear dresses so much more than I wear skirts. I just almost always tend to reach for a dress. I find them to be more comfortable and flattering in general. With skirts, my tops tend to bunch up under them when I'm sitting, and that creates a not so flattering look. I wish there was a way to prevent that from happening.









Top, skirt, & purse: Pinup Girl Clothing
Brooch: Etsy
Bangles: Splendette & antique store
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!