Friday, September 28, 2018

Happy Valley

Hello there! I have off of work today; I used "comp time", which is time off I earned, because of working extra hours. Work has calmed down now, which is great. Today I've been cleaning and doing laundry, and watching trashy reality TV, ha. I also grabbed pizza for lunch from my favorite local pizza place; it's my favorite food. 
Last night i went to Panera for dinner with a friend, and tonight Bob and I are going to my parents' house for cake for my birthday (which is today), along with my grandmother. Tomorrow my mom and I are heading to Maryland to go to a vintage antique show, called Pyrex Fest. We haven't been to it before, and I'm really looking forward to it. I do have to get up early though, but I'll suck it up for this. I think it'll mostly be vintge kitchenware and housewares. The shop that's hosting the event has 20% off storewide, which is great. There's about fifty vendors who will be set up outside, too. Tomorrow night Bob and I are going out to dinner and then for drinks.
In the pictures below I'm wearing one of my two new Bernie Dexter Kelly dresses, this print is called Happy Valley. I got them a couple of weeks ago, and love them both, and have already worn them both twice. They fit really well, too. Both prints are just gorgeous! The other one has a large floral print, in shades of pink and blue. I haven't bought hardly any Bernie Dexter dresses in a long time now. I picked up one in July, but that was the first time in months.







Dress: Bernie Dexter
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear


~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Celebration

Hello there! It's a gorgeous, sunny day out today, which is much needed. It's been doom and gloom here the whole past week, besides a few minutes of sun yesterday. This summer has been so disgustingly humid out that many buildings in the area have rampant mold now, including the school my mom works at. They had to have major mold cleanup, and delayed the opening of school by a week because of it.
Bob and I are just staying home today. Yesterday I took my new, used car to inspection, and wonder of all wonders, there as NO line at inspection! I have never been the first car there, or even one of the first. My car passed inspection, which I had been assuming it would. I ran an errand, and did cleaning and laundry, and took a walk, and in the early evening we headed to a restaurant half an hour away to go out to eat for my Nana's 77th birthday. My parents, aunt and uncle, and cousin and cousin's finance came, too. I had never been to the restaurant before; it was nice inside and the food was pretty good. They also brew their own beer there, and Bob had a couple of their beers. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing the outfit I wore to go out to eat for my Nana's birthday. I just love this celebration border print! It's obviously a perfect New Year's dress, but I want to wear it more than that. I think it fits well for most celebrations, including birthdays! The dress does have more black in than I would like, but that print makes up for it. 








Dress: Bernie Dexter
Bangles: Splendette
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Brooch: Erstwilder
Heels: BAIT Footwear 

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

French Quarter

Hello there! It's been such a dreary, rainy, cool weekend. It cooled WAY down...it was in the 90's and VERY humid Monday-Thursday, and then Thursday on my commute home I got stuck in an awful thunderstorm, with on and off torrential rain. The storm brought in a cold front, and it cooled way down. The high is 60 today! I really wanted to take walks today & yesterday, but was unable to, due to the rain. 
Yesterday I did cleaning and laundry, Bob and I found a new used car for me(!), and we also went out for a couple of drinks. I had such a long, busy, stressful week at work, and it was such a relief when the work week ended. It's also a HUGE relief that we found a car for me!! 
Mine broke down twice on interstates in the past couple of months, so I had had it with that car. Now that I have such a long commute, I can't have that big risk of breaking down again. Breaking down on a highway is really scary, too. I even had to borrow my grandmother's car all weeke to get to work. I got a used Honda Acura, which is supposed to be an outstanding car. 
This week upcoming week Bob and I will be going to Panera with my parents and grandmother for dinner, and then on Saturday night we're going out to dinner with my extended family for my other grandmother's birthday. I also have to take my new car for inspection, which is oh, so much fun.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my beloved Trashy Diva French Quarter Annette dress that I bought a couple of years ago on Poshmark. I adore this French Quarter print. I'm a sucker for beautiful landscape/city prints, and have a few of them. I also love pairing this big, chunky fruit necklace with this dress. The necklace is reproduction, and I also got it a couple of years back.










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

Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite) & Splendette
Brooch: Antique mall (vintage)
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!