Hello there, and Happy New Year's! Today I spent all day antiquing with my mom in Adamstown, PA; otherwise known as the antique capital of the U.S., and that title is no joke. We went in 7 antique malls, and there were more we didn't hit. I only bought two things: a tablecloth and a small juice glass, so I still have more Christmas money to spend from my dad (he gave me money specifically to buy antiques with).
We ended up talking to an antique vendor at one mall for quite awhile, about twenty minutes. He had a really great booth too; with a lot of antique holiday items. My mom bought one piece from him. He was so nice and interesting to talk to; I love meeting people with the same interests I have, as I hardly ever get to do that. It's nice to meet people that just "get it", and don't think what you collect/the way you dress, etc. is weird or baffling.
My parents' dog, Heidi, was at my feet the whole trip out and back, which was really nice, and she looked so cute. She was curled up on a towel, and I put a blanket on her, too.
I also have more Christmas money and an Etsy gift card to spend from others. I haven't been seeing much of anything online lately that I really want. I did buy a Retrospec'd dress that was on sale for under $100, but that's been it.
It's still outrageously freezing outside, with no ending in site in the forecast. It's bumming me out. It normally does not get this cold in December; it's definitely more of a February thing.
It's even going to be in the negatives this week. The temperatures make it really hard to even think about leaving our apartment.
I'm not really one for resolutions, but I'm hoping 2018 is a great year for me and anyone who may be reading! I'm really looking forward to two vacations I'm going on with Bob, and to building our house! My sister is getting married in May, as well, and I'm looking forward to going to Charleston for the bachleorette party.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva Jaclyn Big Band Bows print dress that I have blogged about before, and have had about two years now. I wish TD would release this style again! I believe this is the only print they ever released in this style, and this was released a few years ago now. I wear this dress to work a lot, and I love the unique neckline on it. Since the dress has a high neckline, I also don't need to wear a bandeau underneath it, which is pretty rare for me, as I wear one almost every day, and especially to work.
Dress: Facebook group (Trashy Diva)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear
~Bye bye for now!