Saturday, October 27, 2018

Orange You Glad?

Hello there! Well, it's a really rotten day out: windy, cool, rainy, and dreary. There's a Nor'easter going on right now, and that's why we're having this weather today. Bob and I are going to my parents' house for dinner tonight, and there'll be some other family members there that we have never met before! 
Now that Christmas is two months away, I have Kitschmas even more on my brain, ha. I'm excited for the upcoming Black Friday sales, and to watch Christmas movies, and bake cookies. I already bought a couple of presents and some wrapping paper, oh, and I have watched a couple of Christmas movies as of late. But, I'm most excited to go to the antique shows! 
Next Saturday is the first show "of the season", and they'll be plenty of antique holiday items there. My parents and my cousins are also going. It's actually the day after my ten year(!!!) anniversary (since we started dating) with Bob, so Bob and I are going out to eat after the antique show. We normally do that every year, but this time we'll be celebrating ten years! 
I know it's a long time, but it also went pretty fast, and it feels like we were just always together. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing my lovely oranges Nicole Bernie Dexter that I got a couple of years ago. I only wear it in the cooler weather, since it is long sleeved. I just think this print is so beautiful. I have these BAIT Footwear heeled Oxfords in four different colors, and I'm thinking of adding another one or two to my closet. They are super comfortable, and don't get as easily damaged as my BAIT low heeled Spectators (Idas and Iones). But, I'm going to wait until the BAIT Black Friday sale to snag them. 

Dress: Bernie Dexter
Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite) & Splendette
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now! 

Sunday, October 14, 2018


Hello there! Well, it finally feels like fall here. It has really cooled down the past couple of days. We definitely had had an Indian summer, until Friday. Unfortunately, the heat doesn't work in our apartment yet, so I am not happy about that. Last night it got down to 38 degrees, so I slept with a very thick, heavy blanket on top of our quilt. Every year we have the same problem in our apartment, and it's very annoying. I really hope it gets fixed today.
Last night Bob and I went out for drinks (and food for him) to a local restaurant/bar. During the day I went to a Pyrex event called Pyrex Palooza. This event was about forty minutes from me, so that was great! The event was smaller than the last Pyrex event I went to two weeks ago, but there were still plenty of good vendors there, and a few of the same ones from two weeks go. I still had birthday money to spend, which was nice. I picked up three pieces of Pyrex (for only $26 total!), a couple of framed Pyrex prints, and a Pyrex printed dish towel. I also talked to a few of the vendors for awhile, three of them being vendors I have seen/talked to before. Pyrex isn't my biggest antiquing passion, but I do love it, and there's definitely a nice little community of Pyrex vendors/collectors.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my much worn Trashy Diva Big Band Bows Jaclyn dress. I have blogged about this dress at least two other times. I adore the neckline on the dress, and the fact that the top part is red, and the bottom has a great 1940's fruit print on it. The dress colors definitely aren't bright, but I still love the print and the style. I obviously wear mostly 1950's vintage and repro looks, but I also love my 1940's vintage and reproduction dresses, too. The skirts weren't as full in the 40's dresses, which is one downside for me. I've worn this dress to work, to family functions, to go out for drinks, etc. It's appropriate for many different settings. I also think it's quite flattering on me, and I like wearing it with fishnet stockings. I refuse to wear any other stockings than fishnets, as I don't find them comfortable. 

Dress: Trashy Diva Facebook group
Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Splendette 
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Happy October

Hello there! This weekend's been a fairly quiet one; I haven't done much outside of the apartment, except that I went to an antique mall yesterday and ran an errand. I only spent $6 at the antique mall, which was great! I got a vintage bottle of McCall's maple syrup, still in the original box. 
We've been inundated with rain and gloom here for weeks now, off and on, but mostly on, although today it's not supposed to rain. But, unfortunately, this Tuesday-Thursday rain is predicted, and we REALLY don't need anymore. I think our local rivers are very high now.
Next weekend will be busier; I'm going to Pyrex Palooza on Saturday (another antique show/event where the focus is on Pyrex, but they'll also have other kitchenware and housewares). I just found out about the event this past week (it's their first year), and was so excited to see how close to my town it is! It's only about 35 minutes away, which is much closer than many shows/events I go to. I'm really looking forward to going, and I still have birthday money to spend! On Friday night I'm meeting a friend for a drink, too.
Antique show season really starts up in the beginning of November. There's a toy and holiday show the first weekend of November, and then the weekend of Thanksgiving there's a holiday show, as well as the first weekend of December. I can't wait!
In the pictures below I'm wearing one of my Pinup Girl Clothing Halloween skirts (I have two), that I picked up during the huge sale this summer. I think I paid $35 or $40 for it. I loved this print as soon as it was released last fall, but resisted buying it, since I already had another PUG Halloween skirt. But, when I saw how marked down it was this summer, I couldn't pass it up! I really don't have much purple in my wardrobe, but it's not that I don't like the color. I think this print is absolutely adorable! My Luxulite Halloween necklace goes pretty perfectly with the skirt, too. 

Top & skirt: Pinup Girl Clothing
Necklace, & brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Splendette
Purse: Etsy (Vintage)
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!