Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Back From The Boogie

Hello there! Now that I'm back home after our Nashville Boogie trip, life just isn't as exciting, ha. It likes being in an alternate reality when we attend these rockabilly weekenders; getting to be surrounded by many other people who are dressed similiarly to us and listening to music that we all love is a neat experience. I'll post pictures from the trip in another blog post. 
The trip of course went super fast. We were only there for four full days though; we got in Tuesday night and left for the airport late Sunday morning. We had a lot of fun, and I got to meet a lot of new people, people I recognized from Instagram, and also others I didn't. 
We also got to meet up with my sister and her husband a couple of times; they had just gotten back from a ten day honeymoon in Greece.
This trip just makes me even more excited for Tiki Oasis! I talked to a couple of people this trip about Tiki O, and they said how fun it is, and that people are so relaxed and friendly there, which I'm very happy to hear!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new to me vintage skirt that I got at the Boogie. I love the southwestern/Mexican print on it, and the colors. I'm wearing a petticoat under it, as without one it doesn't flare out much. I of course paired primary colored fruit accessories and shoes with the skirt. My favorite part of the print is the basket of fruit. The price tag hanging off the skirt called this a "Carmen Miranda skirt", and I can see why, with the woman on it with the fruit on her head. I rarely buy skirts, as I much prefer wearing dresses, but I just couldn't pass this special one up.
I actually didn't buy anything the Boogie other than the skirt and a piece of artwork (a tiki print to hang on the wall), oh, and also Charles Phoenix's newest book "Addicted to Americana". I got to meet him, get a picture with him, and he signed the book! He was super nice and easy to talk to. I was a little nervous to talk to him. He puts on such a great slideshow! We've seen two now. I did get some items outside of the Boogie; two super cute dish towels, and a Nashville magnet that looks like a vintage postcard. 









Skirt: Nashville Boogie (Vintage)
Top: Pinup Girl Clothing
Necklace, brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Splendette
Heels: Re-mix Vintage Shoes

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Something's Fishy

Hello there! It's been so rainy and dreary here for about a week, that it feels like the Pacific Northwest. I'm so over it. Today it at least got warmer; in the mid 70's. It had been in the 50's, and our heat was turned off weeks ago, so it's been cold in our apartment. My treadmill broke about a week ago, so I've only been able to exercise outdoors, which is fine, except for all of this rain! So, I've had to work around that. I had the treadmill six years, and it's twenty years old ha, so I can't complain too much that it fnally broke. It's much nicer to work out outdoors, anyway. 
Yesterday Bob and I went to his uncle's 60th birthday party. I also took my car to inspection (it passed, luckily!) and went to Target. Nashville is only two days away now (!!!), so I'm getting things in line before we leave. I have to run some errands tomorrow, finish packing, and I'm seeing my friend for dinner.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new Pinup Girl Clothing/Charles Phoenix collaboration Jenny dress. I love how colorful this dress is, naturally! Any chance to wear an armful of rainbow Bakelite is great for me. I'll defnitely be bringing this dress to San Diego in August. 
I missed out on the dress when it originally landed on the site a couple of months ago, but was glad they re-stocked it! I used a 20% off coupon too. 












 


Dress: Pinup Girl Clothing
Necklace, earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear 

~Bye bye for now!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Preservation Hall

Hello there! Yesterday Bob and I went to his great aunt's funeral service and then we went to a nearby restaurant afterwards with Bob's extended family. Today I had a doctor's appointment, and there was bad traffic in two places on my way there, so I ended up getting there ten minutes late, and I hate being late, ha. Luckily they still called me in right away.
One week from today we leave for Nashville! It's finally right around the corner, and can't come soon enough. Great music, great eating, and great shopping! What more do we need? 
I just hope it's not insanely humid, but...I'm sure it will be. It was pretty bad last May. I've
almost finalized what outfits I'm bringing, but I need to really finalize it. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva Preservation Hall Trixie dress that I just received. The print isn't availabler on the website yet, but I ordered this dress by calling the Trashy Diva store. I adore Trixie dresses; they're so comfortable and easy to wear. They have stretchy side panels, which I love, and a big reason why the dress is so comfortable. They also have adjustable straps, which is another bonus, as dress straps are often long on me. 
I adore New Orleans prints, and I now have three different ones, including this print. This is a vintage reproduction print, and the color palette is definitely darker than what I normally gravitate towards, but I still love it, and the accessories brighten it up a bit. I posted a picture of a close up of the print: it features a steamboat, musicians, stage performers, waiters, stage coaches, etc.
The brooch I'm wearing with the dress is made by Katy aka Luxulite, but I actually found it in a local antique mall! I was shocked to find her stuff locally. I guess that means there are others in my area who discovered Luxulite?! The shop had two of her brooches, but I already had one very similar to the one for sale, so I just snagged this beautiful starburst one.











Dress: Trashy Diva
Necklace: Splendette
Brooch: Antique shop (Luxulite) 
Bangles: Splendette, Etsy (BrighterBakelite), & antique store
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Pink & Green

Hello there! Happy Friday! This afternoon I'm seeing my mom, and tomorrow Bob and I are going out to eat & for drinks in the afternoon, and Sunday we'll be going to my parents' house for mother's day (and all my grandparents will be there, too). 
Bob and I leave for Nashville in a week and a half!! To say I'm psyched is an understatement. It'll be so nice to get away with him for a few days. We'll just be quite busy between attending the Boogie, and also trying to hit all the restaurants and shopping on our list! 
I can't wait to go away and decompress. Life has been stressful as of late, so this is coming at quite the perfect time.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new PUG Edie dress that I got during their 50% off sale recently (and I also had a 10% coupon!). I had been eyeing this print since it was released about a year ago, but never made the plunge. I'm glad I did now, though! I love the style of this dress and the print. Pink and green is such a pretty color combo. The dress fits great, too. I have another Edie dress, but it's super tight, even though it's in the same size. This one is definitely more comfortable. These green BAIT shoes match the green in the dress quite well, which I had been hoping they would. This dress is a MUST to bring to San Diego/Palm Springs!







 

Dress: Pinup Girl Clothing
Necklace: Splendette
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear


~Bye bye for now!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Wedding Day

Hello there! My sister got married on Saturday, and it was a lovely day! The weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding (indoor reception); it was in the low 70's and party cloudy. She definitely lucked out, especially because just a couple of days earlier it was 90 degrees out! Friday evening we had the rehersal & rehersal dinner, and afterwards my sister and I slept over my parent's house. 
I posted some pictures below of the wedding day. My sister's wedding colors were blue & peach. The color of the bridesmaid dresses was such a pretty shade of blue, and the bouquets went perfectly with them!
Yesterday Bob and I relaxed at home most of the day, watching "The Office" and reading, (and he did some cooking), and then in the late afternoon we headed up to my parents' house for pizza for dinner with my grandmother and aunt, who was in from California for the wedding.
In the pictures below I'm wearing the outfit I wore to the rehersal & rehersal dinner. This Trashy Diva dress is my favorite "fancy" dress. I wish I had more occassion to wear it, but it's still gotten a good amount of use, between wearing it on vacations and fancy occassions. 
It always garners a lot of compliments, too. I'm wearing it with my petticoat here, and I like it even better that way.
















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


~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tiki Tiles

Hello there! It felt like summer yesterday, and evidently it's going to stay that way through the weekend. Yesterday I took a walk/job/run outside, which I hadn't done in years. 
I normally just work out on my treadmill, but since it was so beautiful out yesterday, I wanted to get outside, and I'm glad that I did.
I'll be meeting my friend for dinner tonight, and tomorrow afternoon I'm getting my nails done with my mom and sister. I haven't gotten a pedicure since right before my wedding four years ago, ha, so I'm looking forward to it. Friday is the rehersal & rehersal dinner, and then I'm sleeping over my parent's house.
We leave for Nashville in twenty days, and I've of course been thinking heavily about what outfits I'll be bringing! I just can't wait to get away with Bob; we haven't gone away together (other than to the shore in September) in a year! I just can't wait to get away from everything here, and have an amazing time with him.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Pinup Girl Clothing tiki tiles Jenny dress that I got a couple of months or so ago, from a Facebook group, and now it's warm enough to wear it outside, sans layers! I missed it when it originally was released last summer, but I'm glad I was still able to snag one. I'll definitely be bringing this to Tiki Oasis in three(!!) months!! 
By the way, Bob and I got our Tiki O tickets this past Sunday. and I'm so relieved! I was sitting in front of the computer, waiting for the ticket release, and as soon as they went live, I got them. I was concerned about them selling out, and evidently some types of tickets have already sold out.  










Dress: Facebook group (Pinup Girl Clothing)
Necklace: Splendette
Bangles: Splendette & Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear


~Bye bye for now!