Sunday, September 1, 2019

Vivian Roses

Hello there! I am SO happy it's a three day weekend! It's been two months since I've had a long weekend, and it's seemed like even longer. Yesterday I went to a flea market about half an hour from me. I haven't really been to one since I was a kid. I didn't know what to expect, but was hoping I'd find some goodies, and good deals. 
I got a vintage cookie jar I'd been after for awhile, two 50's spaghetti poodle figurine sets (only $10 each), a Blendo glass (for ten cents), and a 60's vintage enamel flower brooch. Admission to get in was only $2, too. I'm really glad I went! It wasn't as big as I thought it'd be, and there weren't really any vintage holiday items or 50's items. I pretty much snagged all the 50's items, ha. 
Today Bob and I are going to his cousin's house for a Labor Day bbq. We got there every year. His cousin's wife is pregnant with their first child (due in two months), and I haven't seen her in a few months. 
We leave for our big trip in just twelve(!!) days now. When I think about it, my stomach gets butterflies! I'm so looking forward to it, and just imagining what it will be like is exciting. 
I hope we find the right balance of hitting most of the things we want to see, but not rushing around too much.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my newest Retrospec'd dres that I snagged in their latest sale a couple of weeks or so ago. I loved this print since I first saw it about a year ago. The colors of the roses are so beautiful. The Vivian is one of my favorite styles they make; it's comfortable and fits me well. Some of their other styles are super tight on my bust, while they fit my waist. 









Dress: Retrospec'd
Necklace: Viva Las Vegas (vintage)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Purse: eBay (Enid Collins)

Sandals: Re-mix Vintage Shoes

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Hawaiian Dream

Hello there! This weekend's been another pretty quiet one for me. Bob worked at our house all day yesterday, with his friend and dad. Acually, they worked on building our garage, which is going to be a longer process than Bob originally thought. Most of our siding is up on our house now, though.
Last night Bob and I went out for drinks in town. Next weekend will be more eventful, as we're going to a labor day bbq on Sunday, and Saturday I'm going to a flea market. I haven't been to a flea market since I was a child, and I'm really hoping this one is good.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva Hawaiian Dream Claire dress. This dress is made out of stretch rayon, and is super comfortable. I have this style in another print, too. I don't find this style to be too flattering on me as is, so I belt it and wear a petticoat with it. 
This is the first time I'm pairing this Enid Collins purse with it, and I love the combination.  
I'm going to bring this dress to Europe with me, to wear to tiki bars in London. They picked such a stunning vintage print to do a reproduction of; this is definitely one of my all time favorite tropical/tiki prints I've ever seen.







Dress: Trashy Diva 
Purse: eBay (Enid Collins)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Splendette

Shoes: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

French Quarter

Hello there! This week wasn't too eventful; Monday night we went to dinner for my grandmother's birthday, and yesterday I ran errands and cleaned, and also went over to our house, and swept for an hour and a half. I'm a little sore today from doing that. Our siding is going up on Tuesday, finally. It'll look more like a real house then.
Today we'll just be hanging at home, and tomorrow I'll be meeting up with two friends I used to work with, that I haven't seen in a year or so. One of them moved to Florida, and one to Pennsylvania, so I don't get to see them much anymore.
Bob has been plotting out our trip next month. He's hand drawn little maps for the cities we're going to, so that we can figure out which places are by each other, so we can hit them at the same time. It's nice to see him get excited about this trip, since he's definitely not one to show excitement!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva French Quarter Annette dress, that I got a couple of years or so ago. This print will always be special to me, as the French Quarter is my favorite place I've ever been! I'm hoping Bob and I can get back there soon for a long weekend; we haven't been together in three years; the last time I went was two years ago, with my mom.



 

Dress: Poshmark (Trashy Diva)
Necklace: eBay (vintage)
Bangles: Splendette

Shoes: Trashy Diva (BAIT Footwear)

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Elsa

Hello there! It's been a fairly quiet weekend around here. Bob and I went to dinner on Friday, and yesterday he was busy all day and night, between working at our house, cooking, and running errands. Yesterday I went to an antique mall I hadn't been to in a few months, and I spent just $16, which was great. I got two small glasses and a set of vintage Coney Island postcards. The graphics on vintage postcards are so wonderful, and I've recently started looking for them. I especially love vacation/desination ones as well as Christmas ones.
I've been watching the last season of "Orange is the New Black" on Netflix. I think the show isn't as good as it was the first couple of seasons, but I'm still invested in it, although Bob isn't interested in it anymore. Bob and I also started the thid season of "Glow" on Netflix Friday night, when it was released. 
Our planning mode for our trip in a month(!!) is in full swing now. Bob is also really into planning it, which is great! We've been watching and taking notes on the Ireland and England episodes of "The Layover" and "Parts Unknown"; Anthony Bourdain shows. I also have a lot of places saved in my Trip Advisor accont for the countries we're going to, plus I've written down recommendations I've gotten from people. 
It's going to be tough when we've over there, trying to hit everything we want to hit, but we don't want to make the trip too booked/rushed, plus you always find more places to see once you're actually there, and also we get recommendations from locals once we're over there.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva Elsa dress that I got back in the winter. It's definitely not my usual color palette, and doesn't have my usual full skirt, but I still adore this dress. It's very 40's, but I often mix decades. In these pictures I'm wearing vintage 50's sunglasses, and a vintage 60's Enid Collins purse. I wore this outfit to dinner with Bob on Friday. I got this purse along with another beautiful EC purse on eBay a few months ago, for such a great price. I think it was about $40 for both, at the Buy it Now price! I couldn't believe my luck.








Dress: Trashy Diva
Purse: Vintage (eBay)
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Wildflowers

Hello there! This weekend hasn't been too exciting, just been hanging out at home, and ran a few errands this morning. Bob's still so busy working on the house, that he doesn't have the time or energy to do anything else. I painted our front and back doors coral this past week. 
I had never painted anything before, but they turned out pretty nice.
On Tuesday night Bob and I went to my parent's house for dinner. My aunt and cousin from Texas were there, who I only get to see a couple of times a year, and my grandparents were over. At the end of October we're having a 60th anniversary party for my grandparents, so my Texas kin will be up again then. 
We finished booking everything for our Europe trip this week, which is a great feeling! Both our passports have come in, too. I just need to buy power adapters and snacks for our trip, but I think we're otherwise set! I even know what dresses I'm bringing, but that's not surprising. 
I'm also packing a bathing suit, but I don't know if I'll actually be able to go into the water, as I looked up water temperatures for September, and it'll be chilly! We're staying right on the water in two of our hotels.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new Trashy Diva Wildflowers Circle Day Dress. I already had this print in another style, but the day dress will be easier to wear to work, because it's more covered up than my Trixie is. This print is so big and beautiful. I love the fit on this dress too; I think it's quite flattering. The skirt has so much material in it! It's perfect for twirling. I'll definitely be bringing this one to Europe with me. 






Dress: Trashy Diva
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear


~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Carnival

Hello there! This weekened hasn't been too eventful; yesterday I went antiquing to a couple of local spots. I got a small ceramic Christmas tree, a mid century glass churner (not sure what it would churn?) with pink accents, and two small glasses with roosters on them, one has pink rooster, and one has blue. Two of my favorite things to collect is colorful, mid century glasswear, and 50's Christmas decor. Ceramic trees are very popular now, both vintage and new tree, and can be quite pricey. I got my little one for $12. 
After I got back from antiquing, my mom stopped by for a bit. Later on I cleaned and did laundry, and Bob and I finished "Stranger Things"! I didn't want it to end, ugh. I hate how you have to wait a year for the next season of these shows! I forget most of what happened by then, ha.
This week I'll be meeting a friend for dinner after work one night, and also meeting my family for dinner one night. I don't have much planned yet for this upcoming weekend. 
I don't want the rest of July or August to fly by, but I am super excited for September! Not only are Bob and I going to the U.K., but I also just found out my friend who lives in Vegas is coming home to Pennsylvania the first weekend in September, so I'll get to meet up with her while she's home!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva Carnival Annette dress, that I've had for two and a half years. I've worn it many, many times. The print is so beautiful, and the colors are stunning. This is one of my all time favorite vintage reprodution novelty prints.  Trashy Diva hasn't been releasing many novelty prints in awhile now; I really wish they'd go back to doing that more often. My new sage green Splendette bangles match the dress so well.
When I wore this dress to dinner on Friday night, the bartender asked if I was going to a party....nope, lady, this is just the way I dress!






Dress: Trashy Diva
Necklace: Tiki Oasis (Match Accessories)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)

Bangles: Splendette, BrighterBakelite (Etsy)
Purse: eBay (Enid Collins)
Sandals: Remix Vintage Shoes

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Love Me Tender

Hello there! We're still in quite the heat wave here, although luckily the humidity has dropped a lot, otherwise, it'd be unbearable outside. This Saturday's going to be the warmest day; it's supposed to be 97 degrees. I'm really enjoying summer, and wish it could stay forever. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people don't understand how seasons work, and they think that summer ends August 31st....we still have over two months left of summer. The first day of fall isn't until September 23!
Bob's been working SO much on our house lately. He goes there most nights after work, and most Saturdays all day. He loves working on it, but the drawback is it leaves him with hardly any down time. It's also frustrating when I want to go somewhere on a Saturday, especially because it's so nice out, but he can't go with me. I've really been itching to go Asbury Park for a day trip, and to go in the ocean, and I'm hoping we get to go one Saturday very soon!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my newest Retrospec'd dress. I got this Love Me Tender Elizabeth dress for a great price during their recent sale. It's a lot of black for me to wear, but the pink rose print is just so stunning! I ahd thought abut buying it for a year or so, but never took the plunge. 







Dress: Retrospec'd
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Splendette & Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear


~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Beach Weekend

Hello there! 
Two weeks ago Bob and I went to Wildwood and Cape May for a long weekend, to celebrate our fifth(!!) wedding anniversary. We stayed at the 1950's Caribbean Motel in Wildwood for two nights. We stayed there once before, the only other time we went to Wildwood and Cape May, almost two years ago. This time we paid a little more, and got a better room, with an amazing 50's style bathroom. The shower tile was my favorite part of the room! the shower was HUGE, with one wall having white, red, yellow, blue, and green tile, and the other having green and blue tile.
Wildwood is a mecca of 50's motels. There are so many fabulous neon motel signs around that I love to check out and take pictures of.
The ride down was fine; there was no traffic, just on and off rain to contend with. Luckily it stopped raining by the time we arrived in Cape May, and didn't rain the whole time we were there. It was sunny and 80 degrees the whole weekend.
When we arrived in Cape May we went to lunch, and then went to a few shops. I bought some Christmas ornaments, and an antique Christmas Scotch tape container. We stopped for ice cream in Wildwood, and then went to our motel to check in. 
We went out to eat at a Welsh pub that evening, and walked to a couple of outdoor bars afterwards for drinks. The next morning I took an early dip in the heated outdoor pool, and then walked over to the beach, which was just across the street. I layed out and read, and went in the ocean, too, but the water was cold, and I didn't stay in too long each time. Bob went in too, and even put his head under water. 
Saturday afternoon after the beach we went to an Irish pub for a late lunch. They make orange crushes there, which are my favorite summertime drink, so I had a couple of those. 
We went to an Italian restaurant for dinner that night, where we both had ravioli. We were both tired, so we had an early night, and left early the next morning, but made sure to stop at a bakery in Wildwood on our way out. We had never been there before, but I had read reviews online. They're known for their apple fritters. I had one, which was warm, and SO delicious!




















An orange crush!





 

Monday, July 1, 2019

Showgirl Royalty

Hello there! I didn't realize I hadn't blogged in three weeks; that just slipped by. This past weekend I had a three day weekend; I had off on Friday. I didn't do a lot either, so I had a lot of relaxation time, which was nice. Saturday afternoon my mom and I went antiquing locally, and I just got a piece of turquoise Pyrex. In the evening Bob and I went out to dinner, and then ran errands. 
I'm happy this week is another short week at work, for the 4th of July. I do work on Friday, though; I know some people don't, since the 4th is on a Thursday. Bob and I are going to my parent's house on the 4th. My sister will be home, and my grandparents, and a few others are coming, too. I'll be making blondies; if you've never had them, they're amazing. They're brownies that taste like chocolate chip cookies!
The roof is on our house now, and next is the plumbing work, which I believe will begin this week.
We've been having quite the heat wave, with it being about 90 almost all of last week, and going to be for most of this week, although today and yesterday weren't as bad. I wish the ocean were right next door, instead of an hour and a half away! 
In the pictures below I'm wearing the outfit I wore to go out to eat on Saturday night. This is truly one of my favorite dresses, and I also find it to be quite flattering on me. The skirt isn't full, since the style is a 1940's style, and not my usual 50's style, but I still love it. I have worn this dress a lot since I got it a few months ago. I think the print and the colors in it are so beautiful. I have a few Bakelite bangles that match the colors in the feathers so well, so I always wear those bangles with it. 









Dress: Trashy Diva
Necklace: Viva Las Vegas (vintage)
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Earrings: Etsy(Luxulite)

Purse: Enid Collins
Sandals: Remix Vintage Shoes


~Bye bye for now!
 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Psychedelic

Hello there! Yesterday Bob and I went to New Hope, PA. We hadn't been in a year, and I was itching to go back. The weather was perfect; warm and sunny. We sat at an outdoor bar, and I had a delicious after-Thanksgiving sandwich; turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. We went to the same outdoor bar last time we were there, and ordered the same meals as last time, too. I'm definitely a creature of habit, ha. 
We also went in a couple of vintage shops, and Bob found a button down shirt. We stopped at an antique mall/flea market on our way back, which was supposed to be open until four p.m., but when we got there around 3:15, there were only a couple of vendors at the flea market left, and only a few vendors open inside. How annoying is that?! It wasn't 3:55. We didn't buy anything, which wasn't surprising!
Today I've been doing A LOT of research on Ireland, which is the first stop of our UK trip in three(!!) months. I can't believe how much research it takes, and I'm still not done looking. 
I haven't even started in on England or Scotladn, either. As far as Ireland goes, I'm most excited about going to Galway, it seems right up my alley. It's a city, with tons of pubs, restaurants, live Irish music, shops, and is on the water. Right now, we're thinking of going for three nights. It would be nice to stay in one place for three nights, as we'll be doing a lot of moving around throghout our trip. I think we'll also be in London for three nights.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Psychedelic Dragons Trashy Diva dress I got a year ago. With all of the color on it, it's as "me" as a dress could be! It's definitely more of a 70's print, which is my only 70's item in my wardrobe. With all of the color, I thought it was a great choice to wear in New Hope too, because it's a very gay friendly town. The sandals I'm wearing only match a few of my dresses, but I just adore them, and will be wearing them as often as I can this summer!









Dress: Trashy Diva
Necklace: Match Accessories
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Purse: eBay (Enid Collins)
Sandals: Trashy Diva (Remix-Vintage Shoes) 

~Bye bye for now!