Saturday, October 31, 2015

New Red Shoes

Hello there! Last night Bob & I stayed in, watched TV, and had some drinks. I also sewed(!) a bit, and he baked corn bread and fortune cookies. Bob has been helping me start sewing; I started Thursday night. I'm quite an unpatient person, but he is the opposite, so it's nice to have him calm me down. He's also very good with working with his hands and reading instruction, while I am not good with either! I just wait to see the finished product, and get to wear my popsicle skirt! The print is so bright and perfect for me. It may be a little "out of season" now, but I don't mind. 
Bob's family is coming over tonight, which is why Bob was making fortune cookies last night. (He's making a chinese food meal, if you couldn't guess, ha.) I'm not that into Asian food, but he's making a dish with beef and broccoli, and that is one Asian dish that I do like. I'm also meeting my friend tonight for a drink.
The lighting was quite atrocious in the pictures below. But, I wanted to show my new B.A.I.T. Footwear red Robbie heels! They are a bright shade of red that I didn't have in a pair of shoes before. They match this strawberry skirt perfectly, as well as a lot of other skirts and dresses I have. I had been wearing a dark pair of red B.A.I.T. Ida heels with this skirt (and my other skirts and dresses), but I was hoping I'd find a better shade of red to match, and I'm glad I finally did. I already had these shoes in black patent, and knew they were comfy and adorable. I hope they make them in more colours I like/want soon. I really need a pair of kelly green heels!

Top: Heart of Haute
Skirt: eBay (Modcloth)
Necklace & Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite & IncredInedible)
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Antique Capital of the U.S.

Hello there! Bob and I had a good time in Adamstown, PA this past Sunday (the "antique capital of the U.S."). There are about ten antique malls there, plus scattered antique stores. We went to four antique malls. I wore the ice cream Bernie Dexter dress pictured below. SO many people complimented me on various parts of my outfit. Most of the compliments were on my dress and purse I had with me, my gumball machine purse. A lot of people thought my dress was actual vintage. Everytime I told people what brand my dress, shoes, or jewelry were, they had never heard of the companies. I wasn't surprised about that; no one I've met in the area knows about the clothing/shoes/accessories I wear. I hadn't heard of the brands I wear until I started reading blogs and going on Instagram a couple of years ago. 
I wasn't surprised at all the comments/stares I got, because the people who go to these antique malls obviously love "vintage-y"/antique looking things, so my "look" would be appealing to a lot of those people. It's still hard for me to be out in public and being stared at. I usually purposely won't look at the people that I can feel are staring. If they decide to say something, that's fine, and I'll respond. You think I'd be used to it by now, after all these years. (I've never really dressed "normally".)
I saw some pretty cute housewares that I'd like to have. But, we don't have the room in our apartment, and I didn't want to spend more money. Once we buy a house, I want to go to Adamstown, and pick out some items for it. I'd love to have a 1950's style kitchen table and chairs, that's for sure. My parents have one. I did see one cute set there I liked a lot. All in all we had a good time, I enjoyed it more than Bob did though, ha. But, hopefully he'll go back with me in a few months.
I bought a necklace, and two bracelets, all from one vendor, who was working a booth at one of the antique malls we went to. The items I bought are new, not antiques. The woman who runs the booth was really nice. All of her items are from France or Australia. I am OBSESSED with the necklace!! It is absolutely perfect for me. I had to put it on right away after we got in the car after going to that antique mall. One of the bracelets I got is picured below, too. My mom is actually going to give it to me for Christmas. 

Dress: Bernie Dexter
Necklace: Booth at an antique mall
Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Unicorns & Rainbows

Hello there! Today I'm meeting my friend for lunch at Panera, and tomorrow I'm going to Adamstown with Bob, which I'm very excited about! I know we won't have enough time there to see all the antique places, or even most, but it'll still be good to get to go to some. 
I got to see my parents Thursday night when we went to visit my great uncle. Last night Bob and I attempted to watch the first episode of "Wentworth", an Australian prison drama. I unfortunately fell asleep for most of it, ha. Not because it was boring though! He saw the whole thing, and liked it. He had heard from some cousins that they liked it better than "Orange is the New Black", which is hard to believe! But, I definitely want to watch that episode in full.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my adorable unicorns and rainbows dress I got at Wicked in New Orleans. It's Retrolicious brand. Retrolicious chooses the best fabrics to make dresses out of! I have a quite a few of their dresses and skirts now. I wish they'd come out with more longer length dresses. They don't make many that are longer than this, but I do have one that is.

Dress: Wicked New Orleans (Retrolicious)
Cropped cardigan: eBay (Old Navy)

Necklace: Etsy (Luxulite)
Brooch: DNJ Retro (Erstwilder)
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Junk Food Skirt

Hello there! Tonight I'm not doing too much, just going to work out and relax. I'm very excited for this weekend, when Bob and I are going to Adamstown, PA for the day. We aren't decided on the day, but it'll probably be Sunday. Whatever day we don't go, I'm meeting my friend for lunch, I think we're going to Panera.  I haven't been there in a little while, so I'm looking forward to that.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my junk food skirt I purchased on Etsy about a year ago. I also have this print in a short dress. I prefer wearing this longer, full circle skirt. But, I love the print so much that I don't want to part with the dress!  I'm also wearing my Mode Merr shirt I picked up at New England Shake Up last month. I think the keyhole design with the tie top part is really cute. I loveeee my new Rough Seas Design wristlet/purse, pictured below. I now own four of the wristlet/purses (they have a detachable wristlet strap and detachable purse stap) and one of the purses. I just received a bright pink wristlet/purse today, with an ice cream cone print on the front of it.

Top: Mode Merr
Skirt, Earrings: Etsy
Brooch: Erstwilder
Wristlet: Rough Seas Designs
Shoes: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Trip To Bethlehem

Hello there! Bob and I had a good time yesterday in Bethlehem. I got what I always order at Brew Works, Bavarian pretzels and beer cheese soup dip. It's one of my favourite meals ever. I've only ordered it at one other German restaurant, and it wasn't nearly as good there. After we had dinner and a couple of drinks there, we went to the Moravian Book Store. We looked around, but didn't buy anything. Then we headed over to the nearby casino. I didn't gamble at all, just had a couple of drinks. Bob gambled a bit at a slot machine. He's more into gambling than I am, that's for sure, ha. Bethlehem is a really nice, old German town with mom and pop little shops and restaurants, as well as the casino. It's an hour away from us, so it's a great place to take a day trip to on the weekends. Brew Works is my favourite restaurant in our area. We don't go out to eat much at all, so I really enjoy it when we do.
In my last post, I posted about my Moais in Space skirt, and I paired it with my lime green peasant top. This is another skirt that pairs perfectly with that top. I got this skirt for a steal a few months ago. It was $25 including shipping from Australia! It's big on me, but not so huge it falls off. It was more than worth the price. The print is just so cute and perfect for me. 

Shirt: Pin Up Girl Clothing
Skirt, Brooch, Earrings, Necklace: Etsy (Jack's Daughter/Soda Sweethearts/Scrumptious Doodle/Luxulite)
Flats: Shoe Bakery

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Moais in Space & Lime

Hello there! Bob and I are going to Brew Works this afternoon/evening for an early dinner & drinks. We'll also be going to the Moravian Book Store while we are in town. It's the oldest book store in the U.S.! They also have a lot of Christmas decorations there. We haven't been out to Bethlehem in about three or four months. When I was younger I used to have no interest in going to Pennsylvania. But, now the two towns we like to day trip to are in PA. There's also two other towns that my mom and I go to in PA a couple times a year, which I also really enjoy. 
Next weekened Bob and I are going to a different town in PA, that we haven't been to together before, and he's never been there, period. I used to go with my parents when I was a lot younger. I probably haven't been in fifteen years. It's actually the "antiques capital of the U.S.", Adamstown, PA. I'm very excited to go! When my parents took me and my sister when we were younger, we hated it, it was so boring to us. But, now that I have a real appreciation for antiques (specifically 1950's), I think it'll be a great time for us. It's under two hours away too, which isn't bad. My parents go there at least a couple of times a year. There's just SO much shopping there that they stay overnight there often. There's also three breweries/brew pubs there, which Bob is interested to try.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Oblong Box Shop Moais in Space skirt and lime green Pin Up Girl Clothing peasant top. I just love the colour lime green so much, and don't have enough of it in my wardrobe. Originally when I saw this top hit the PUG site, I didn't order it because the colour looked duller on screen. But, once I saw some bloggers posting pictures of themselves wearing it, it looked a lot brighter on them, so I made the plunge. I'm so glad I did, because it is the perfect shade of bright lime. I don't have too many skirts yet that match it, but I do have a few, including this one. 

Top: Pin Up Girl Clothing
Skirt: Oblong Box Shop
Necklace: Francesca's Collections
Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Have I Mentioned How Much I Love My Tomato Dress?

Hello there! Well, we are over the hump over the work week, so that's something. Friday night I'm going with Bob to a couple of stores about twenty minutes away or so. We're going to JoAnn Fabrics and Barnes & Noble. Saturday night we are going out to dinner at Brew Works. We had been planning on doing that last Saturday, but ended up changing our minds. I always love going to Brew Works, it's one of my favourite resturants.
Have I mentioned how much I love my tomtato dress?? I think I may have a time or two, ha...I got it last November during Bernie's black Friday sale. I had never really considered getting this dress before then, but all of a sudden a light bulb went off, and I realized I had to have, and couldn't believe I hadn't paid attention to it before! It's now one of my favourite dresses and favourite Bernies! Originally Bob was going to give it to me for Christmas, butttt, I loved it so much when it arrived that I couldn't wait for Christmas, and he ended up giving me a Bernie skirt for Christmas instead, ha.


Dress: Bernie Dexter
Necklace: Modcloth
Brooch & Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite & ncredInedible)
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Learning To Sew

Hello there! Last night Bob and I stayed in, and watched "Wedding Crashers". He also helped me start to sew! Well, I just sewed on a piece of paper ha, but it's a little bit of progress. He had bought me a book on how to sew a few months ago, and was encouraging me to read it. He knows how much I'll love to sew once I learn it, because there are so many cute fabrics out there, that I'd love to use! I really wish I would've just had my mom shown me years ago. Oh well, better late than never. But, for me when I read the book it goes over my head. I have to actually be at the machine doing things, than reading it in a book and then applying it. If I have any issues while I'm at the machine, I can always reference the book then. I'm very excited though. I hope it won't be too hard in the beginning. I've already picked out a pattern for skirts and two fabrics. The pattern looks pretty simple, and hopefully it is. Bob is very good at learning new tasks, so I'm happy he wants to help me. I am not as adept with new tasks ha, that is for sure.
Today's going to be pretty quiet. I'm going to read more of "The Martian" work out, and  sew a little more (on fabric this time!). Other than that, I mostly will just will be relaxing.
As much as I don't want winter to come at all, I'm excited to shop for new decorations! Target always has some cute things for Christmas. They already have a tiny bit of decorations in the store by me, but nothing I have to have. Kohl's has more out, but I didn't see anything I really liked.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Tatyana nesting dolls dress.

Dress: eBay (Tatyana)
Necklace: Francesca's Collections

Shrug: Target
Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Atlanta

Hello there! Last night I went to Target and went out for a drink with my good friend. At Target I bought the book "The Martian". I've heard great things about the book and movie. I'm normally not really into sci-fi type books/movies, but I wanted to give it a try. I started reading it last night, I read the first thirty pages, and I'm definitely hooked. The main character isn't experiencing depression/despair yet, but I'm sure that will be coming. I can't imagine how terrifying being stuck in space would feel. I like that the book is funny, it's a great way to lighten up what could be a overwhelmingly sad book.  I normally never buy books, I just get them from the library, borrow them from family, get them as gifts, or re-read my own collection. But, I just had an urge to buy this book. I'm sure I'll be reading a lot more of it this weekend!
I had curled my hair last night before I went out, but it didn't end up as nice as last weekend, when Bob was helping me do it. I had watched a Cherry Doll Face youtube tutorial, and then he helped me re-create it, with decent success. I'm posting a picture below of my hair last weekend. I'm not going to wake up earlier before work to do it, but on the weekends I definitely want to do it more, and watch more tutorials. I really need to get down pat how to add volume in the front, like in the picture below. Last night I couldn't get it right, so I ended up with no volume in front.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva Atlanta dress. I just love red gingham. I have four red and white gingham dresses. I had wanted this dress for awhile, but it was no longer available through Trashy Diva, so I searched online for months, and finally someone was selling it in the TD group I'm in on Facebook. It was a size bigger than I had been looking for, but even so, the chest part of it is snug on me. I think this dress is quite flattering. 

My hair last weekend

Dress: Facebook group (Trashy Diva) 
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: Modcloth (B.A.I.T. Footwear)

~Bye bye for now!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Apples & Cupcakes

Hello there! Tonight I'm going to work out, run to Target with Bob, and just relax. Friday night I'll be meeting my good friend for a drink, and Saturday night I'm going out to eat at Brew Works in PA, with Bob.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Pin Up Girl Clothing Lana dress I bought off of a Facebook group. I got the cupcake bolero at the New England Shake Up. It's too cute, and adds som quirk to the solid colour dress. The bolero matches with a lot of  my dresses and skirts, so I'm happy about that. I had seen this fabric on Etsy a lot, and really wanted something made out of it, glad I finally did find something.

Dress: Facebook Group (Pin Up Girl Clothing )
Bolero: Mode Merr
Necklace, Heels: Modcloth
Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Mixin' Vixen

Hello there! Today I'm doing my usual Saturday tasks of cleaning, laundry, working out, etc. I didn't get to clean last weekend, since we were away. So, I'll feel better once I'm done with the cleaning. Tonight my parents are coming over for dinner. After that I'm going out with my Bob and friends for belated birthday drinks. 
Can you believe it's October already?! Geez!! I hate winter with a passion, but I do love shopping for Christmas decorations and presents, ha! So, I am looking forward to doing that part of it. My mom has already asked for my Christmas list, so I'm trying to put that together.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new Mixin' Vixen Heart of Haute skirt I received last week. I bought it on sale from their Instagram. I had been thinking of buying it for months, so I'm glad I snagged it on sale! The print is adorable, as especially for someone who loves baking, such as myself. I love that there are Kitchen Aid mixers (well it could be any brand of mixers, I suppose, but I prefer to think they're Kitchen Aid, ha!) on it! I love my own orange one dearly. Heart of Haute uses the cutest fabrics for their clothing! I just received two shirts from them this week, and have another on the way. I so often buy dresses and skirts, but I 
really do need to have more tops to go with my skirts, and possibly pants for when it's extremly cold out.

Shirt: Pin Up Girl Clothing
Necklace: Luxulite
Skirt: Heart of Haute
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!