Friday, July 31, 2015

More Green Kimono

Hello there! I'm soooo happy that this work week is over. I didn't post a blog on Wednesday night, like I usually do, because I was having quite a bad day. I should've known it would be a bad day from the very beginning, because the first thing that went wrong was, as soon as I got to work and was walking in, I noticed I hadn't zipped up the side of my skirt! Thank God no one was walking in with me, ha! They would've gotten quite an eyeful. Actually before that, when I was getting ready in the morning, the button fell off of that skirt, and I had to sew it back on. Those were obviously very minor things, but a lot of other crap happened, mostly work stuff that I won't get it into on here. But, one really gross thing is: I was putting a notepad down on the ground (I was crouching in front of a closet), and when I placed it down, I put my hand down on a dead cave cricket!!!!!!! I HATE bugs and spiders soooo much, even dead ones. I can't even bear to move dead ones, so I had my co-worker throw it away. I couldn't believe I did that!
Tonight I'm running to Target & just relaxing at home. Tomorrow I'm doing my usual Saturday tasks: cleaning, laundry, working out. After that Bob & I are headed to Bethlehem to go out to eat. At night I'm going to the movies with my friend to see "Train Wreck". I rarely ever go to the movies. I hope it's good!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new Trashy Diva Green Kimonos Anna dress. It's my first TD Anna style dress. It's my second TD dress in this print! I've never ordered two dresses in the same print before. I have ordered a skirt and a dress in the same print, though. Someone in the TD Facebook group I'm in was kind enough to sell this to me, and at a discount! She's a very sweet lady. The print speaks for itself really. It's simply stunning in person. The material is so light and airy. I wore it to work today, and two people complimented me on it, which is rare, because I work at an engineering company, ha!

Dress: Trashy Diva (Facebook Group) 
Necklace, Brooch, Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite & IncredInedible)
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ice Cream Cones

Hello there! It's such a nice day out again. It's just so great to have really nice weather weekends in the summer; it's the first opportunity to go outside, and go on day trips, etc. My mom is actually at a Christmas convention this weekend in PA. It's a place to sell antique Christmas decorations, and close to 1,000 people are there. My mom is a HUGE collector of antique Christmas and Halloween items. It's where I got my love for holiday decorations as well, ha, even though I don't have any antique ones yet, except a couple she's gotten for me. Growing up, my parents took my sister and I to lots of antique stores, shows, etc.
In the pictures below I'm wearing a dress I bought from Modcloth two years ago. It's a little shroter than dresses I normally wear, but I love this adorable print so much! I also barely have any green clothing, so this is something a little "different" in my wardrobe. I had to pair my Shoe Bakery ice cream flats with it! I love that my yellow milkshake brooch also matches it so well. I curled my hair for the first time since Bob cut it, about two months ago.  I really like how it looks! It's just tough to curl or straighten my hair in the summer, because of how hot our bathroom gets, and because of how hot it is outside.

Dress, Necklace: Modcloth
Brooch: Etsy (Atomic Mingo)
Flats: Shoe Bakery

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Virginia Beach, Part II

Hello there! I'm so glad the weekend is here once again. I don't have much going on this weekend, but that's fine with me, after being on vacation part of the last two weekends (and all of last week). I've been cleaning, doing laundry, and am going to work out. Other than that, it'll be a quiet day/night; just going to relax/read/watch TV/Netflix. My sister and her boyfriend left for California today (for a week). My good friend is in Myrtle Beach now for a week, too.
Next Saturday my husband and I are probably either going to NYC for the day, or to the shore for the day. I'm excited for either one! I do really want to go back to Enz's soon, the shop in Brookyln we went to in June. They carry Bernie Dexter and Trashy Diva (among other great reproduction brands)! I don't of any shops nearer to me that do. I obviously like shopping online, and luckily don't have to make many returns, but it is really nice to be able to try clothing on first.
The below pictures are the rest of the pictures from my Virginia Beach trip with my husband. The bracelet picture is showing a bracelet I bought while on the trip. I really love the paring of bright turquiose & coral in it. It matches both my PUG Harley dresses so well. I didn't buy any other jewelry or any shoes or clothing! I didn't see any shops selling the type of clothing/shoes I am into.  
Our trip just flew by, as they always do. I already can't wait to go on our next one, ha! We don't have anything booked yet, unfortunately. But, we may go away for just 4 days in early September. It's not set in stone yet, but hopefully will be soon! If we don't do that, we probably won't be going away again until March-ish, which is a long time to wait. We just love to travel so much. I'm so glad my husband feels the same way I do, ha, or that would've been a big problem! My parents travel a lot, so that's where I got it from. My dad's been to 49 states! He does travel for work a bit though ha, so that's a big part of why he's been to so many. I think I've been to about 32 states so far, and three countries.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Little Bit Fruity

Hello there! I'm so glad today was cooler than the last two days, and MUCH less humid. Monday and Tuesday were extremly humid. I'm just lucky I don't work outside in all the elements, but my husband does. He was actually working at a house about three minutes from my job today, so on my lunch break I went over there to see him, which was nice. He has worked close to my job before, but he doesn't have enough time to come over and visit me, and sometimes he's at a job a short amount of time, that he isn't there by the time I go on my lunch break.
Tonight I went over to my grandmother's for a little bit. My parents and sister were there too. But, none of them had eaten dinner yet, and I had. So, they left to go get dinner after 
bit, and I just went home. My sister's been home this whole week, and then Saturday she's going to California for a week with her boyfriend. Then she'll come back home for a few more days, and then her and her boyfriend will be on their way to their new life in Nashville! It's crazy how close her moving date is.
The dress I'm wearing in the pictures below is one of my most worn ones! I frequently wear it to work. It's great for work because of the high neck and good length hemline. I got it from Modcloth over a year ago.

Dress: Modcloth
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear
Purse: Thirteen Vintage

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Part 1 Of Our VA Beach Vacation

Hello there! Bob and I got back from our Virginia Beach vacation yesterday, around 6:30 p.m. We had a really great time on our trip. It wasn't as jam packed with things to do as some of our other trips have been, but we were both happy with that. We still did a lot; we just weren't running around like crazy. We went to the beach almost every day. We skipped one day, because we had gotten pretty burnt the day before, especially all over the backs of our legs. (We had both fallen asleep on our towels for awhile, laying on our stomachs.) The last day we went in, on Friday, it was the best day temperature wise for us to be in the water. The other days we were cold at times, being in the water, but Friday it was warmer out, and the sun was out the whole time we were there. It was also less windy than it had previously been. The waves were rougher, too. So that was fun! 
The beaches are nicely kept there, and free to go on, which is great. They aren't free here in New Jersey. Our hotel was right across the street from the beach, which was wonderful. We've stayed there three times now.
I didn't buy any clothing or shoes this trip! There were no stores selling clothing I like, which didn't surprise me, since it's usually almost impossible for me to find clothing in stores. (I buy almost all of it online.) I did find one bracelet I liked, and bought it in a gift store. It has coral & bright blue in it. On our last full day there, we went to a couple of shops that were off the main strip. Bob wanted to go in this one kitchen store, so I went in, not expecting to find anything. But, I found a lot! They had super cute aprons, pot holders, over mitts, spatulas, and dish towels there. I bought a cupcake print apron, oven mitt, dish towel, and spatula, a donut print pot holder, a spoon rest, and an ice cream print dish towel. I also bought a lot of Christmas ornaments at a great Christmas shop across the street from our hotel. They had one tree inside with all sweets ornaments, which was obviously right up my alley. That's how I decorate for Christmas, with as many sweets decorations as possible! That's also how I decorate the whole year, ha.
I'm going to post some pictures of the beginning of the trip in this post.  

The drink on the left is the famous Orange Crush. Such a refreshing drink, and one of my favorite drinks ever!


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Pies & Cake!

Hello there! The time has just about come; we leave for vacation tomorrow morning! It almost doesn't seem real that it's this close now. But, I couldn't be any more excited to relax for a week with my lovely husband. Since it's a place we've been to twice before, we don't even need to do research for how to get around, like we would going to a new place. That can be a ltitle stressful itself. We got engaged in Virginia Beach (walking along the beach, by the water) almost two years ago (it was August 2nd). So, we'll be celebrating that, and also we got married just over a year ago, so kind of like an anniversary trip as well. I started packing in the past couple of days. I'll have plenty of time to finish it up today, as I don't have much to do today, other than clean, do laundry, and work out. Of course the most important part is making sure I have the right accessories and shoes for every dress, ha! I'll obviously be overpacking, but it's fine, because we're driving there, and have lots of room in the car for luggage.
I had a terrific mail day yesterday. Two skirts, a shirt, and cropped cardigan all arrived (from three different places.) Both skirts and the shirt are big on me, which I figured those would be. The one skirt is just slightly big, so that's fine. The other one is pretty loose, but I just will wear it will a belt. I just love receiving novelty print items, and both skirts are! One is strawberry print, and one has cakes & pies on it. I'm posting pictures in this post of my new cake/pie skirt. The cake/pie skirt I got a great deal on. It was on sale for $15 in an Etsy shop! It came from Australia, and it arrived in only 8 days, which is crazy! The strawberry skirt I had missed out on when it was originally available on Modcloth. I tracked it down on eBay finally. My Bea & Dot collection is almost done. There's one more shirt and dress I would love to get. I won't have the full Bea & Dot collection, but if I get those two, I'll have every piece that I really love from it.

Shirt: Pin Up Girl Clothing 
Skirt: Etsy (Jacksdaughter) 
Necklace: Etsy (Luxulite)
Earrings: Etsy (Scrumptiousdoodle)
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Junk Food & Seahorses Make An Excellent Match

Hello there! Ah, I am inching ever so closer to my vacation! It's now only 4 days away. It sounds sooo close, but I have two very busy days to get through at work, first. I just keep thinking about the light at the end of the tunnel, though. I just can not wait to be swimming in the ocean! I haven't done that this year yet. It's supposed to be very hot the week we are there, so I'm sure we will be in the water a lot. When I'm at the beach, I hardly lay out, I just keep going in the water. I get bored laying out, and also I burn so easily. 
Last night Bob and I went to my parent's house to have cake for my mom's birthday. All my grandparents were there too, as well as an aunt and uncle. Monday night my good friend came over my apartment. It's been a much more social past few days than I'm used to, ha! We saw a lot of family over last weekend, as well. I'm ready to just relax tonight.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my junk food skirt I got from an Etsy seller, and my Pin Up Girl Clothing peasant top that I wear all the time. I can't wait  to have more! I have a lime green one on the way. When the red restocks I'm definitely snagging it, too. They are the perfect shirts for high-waisted skirts. I love this print so much, that I also have it in a dress. I bought the dress first, actually. I like to have both options. The skirt is more practical, because it's a work appropriate length, where as the dress isn't. The dress is also quite low cut.

Top: Pin Up Girl Clothing
Skirt: Etsy (Up Town Atomic)
Necklace: Etsy (Luxulite)
Brooch: Etsy(Atomic Mingo)

Wedges: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!