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!