Friday, August 31, 2018

Go Retro

Hello there! This week has been insanely busy at work, and I was very happy to learn we would get today off, in addition to Monday! So, this is going to be a wonderful four day weekend. I'm excited for a lot of relaxation time. I know the next couple of weeks are also going to be very busy at work, and it'll be so nice once things get a little less busy. 
Today I've been doing my weekly cleaning and laundry, and also ran a couple of errands. We were going to go to the beach tomorrow, since we haven't gone in the water at the Jersey shore in a long time, but now it's supposed to rain. So, we'll have to play it by ear, but I'm really hoping we get to go! Sunday I'm meeting a friend for lunch, and then Bob and I are going to a bbq at his cousin's and cousin's wife's house. 
This week we met with a loan officer from the bank, regarding our construction loan to build our house. We are getting close to officially get the loan, and I can't wait, because thus far, we've paid everything out of pocket for our house, and it's been very expensive, more so than Bob had estimated it would be, which is what I knew would happen. Our well is dug, but they had to go down 900 FEET and then do fracking, so that was very pricey, and definitely didn't make me happy.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Bernie Dexter Go Retro Drive In dress, that I got over a year ago. I wear this dress to work a lot. I'm just crazy over this MCM print. There's a lot of black, olive, and brown/tan in the print, which obviously isn't my favorite color palette, but there's enough of the blue and orange in it, that I still love it!

Dress: Bernie Dexter
Brooch: Instagram seller
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Lisa Frank

Hello there! I'm back! I took an unintended month long break from blogging. We got back from our San Diego vacation almost two weeks ago, and time has been just flying this whole month. Our trip was so much fun! I'll blog about it sometime soon. I've been doing a lot of Saturday day trips this summer, which has been great! Yesterday I went out to Mifflinburg & Lewisburg, PA with my mom, to go antiquing. We also picked up and loaded into my dad's truck a very heavy Heywood Wakefield dresser from an antique dealer that refinishes and sells Heywood pieces. My parents are giving Bob and me the dresser for our new house, along with a few other Heywood pieces. 
Last Saturday Bob and I went to Asbury Park to the Surf Music Festival. When we first got to Asbury Park we went to a couple of antique shops there (one is quite big and a really good one, with many dealers), and also had lunch at an excellent sub shop we always hit when we're down there, and then I got a donut from a donut shop called Purple Glaze, which we had never been to before. I got a few things from the antique shops: a set of four Blendo glasses, two cheap plastic bangles, and a vintage Neiman Marcus coin purse with a 60's print on it. 
Once we were done hitting those few stops, we headed over to the fesitval. We had never been to this festival before. The first thing we did there was hit the vendors, of course. 
There were about twenty vedors, and I bought one vintage floral dress. We watched three bands play, and most of the music was instrumental, which we were expecting, because that's mostly what surf music is. We also grabbed dinner at our restaurant inside the convention hall (which is where the festival was held), and headed home around 7:00. 
We like surf music, but it's not our favorite genre; I still had a good day, and am glad we got to go.
Asbury Park is pretty artsy and eclectic, and is also gay friendly; there's rainbow flags all over the place. I really enjoy visiting towns like that; New Hope, PA also has a similar vibe.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new Trashy Diva L'amour dress. The print is called psychadellic dragons, and if you look closely, you will see dragons in the print. I, along with some other girls in the Trashy Diva group call it the Lisa Frank print, and I'm sure you can see why! I believe this is the brightest dress I own, and that's saying something! The L'amour isn't my favorite style on myelf, but there weren't any options in this print that I liked better. The L'amour is a great summery style, though. I've already worn this dress a few times, and I plan on wearng it as much as I can until it gets too cold to; the fabric is very light. 

LOVE this sign!!

Dress & shoes: Trashy Diva (shoe brand is Remix Vintage Footwear)
Necklace: Match Accessories
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)

~Bye bye for now!