Sunday, February 24, 2019

Grand Canal

Hello there! Only twenty four more days until spring, but who's counting?? Winter always feel incredibly long to me, and spring never comes soon enough. Even the warmer days we've been having here, like today, it's usually dreary and rainy on those days. I'm ready for the weather to be as bright as my outfits! 
Yesterday my mom and I went to a local antique show together. At this show, there's not as many holiday vendors as there are at the holiday shows we go to in November & December, so we usually don't see as much items we want to buy. My mom got antique Easter tin toy, and I got a couple of small holiday antiques: a vintage tree topper for a small table top tree, and two little plastic bunnies. 
Last night Bob and I went to his dad's house for a family dinner; some of his extended family came over, too. His aunt and uncle who live in Georgia were in town, so they were there, too. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing my beloved Retrospec'd Grand Canal Connie dress. I got this over a year ago, and have gotten a ton of wear out of it. I wear it to work a lot. The Connie dresses are super comfortable. This rich, bright shade of blue is just divine; you don't see it too often. I really love prints of cities, like this Venice print. I have a couple of New Orleans prints, too, but I think that's it so far.
Isn't this atomic brooch fabulous? It's from Luxulite, and came with two other smaller ones in the set, and I also got a neon coral set.

Dress: Retrospec'd
Brooch, earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Splendette
Purse: Tatyana Boutique
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, February 17, 2019


Hello there! I'm so glad I have a three day weekend this weekend, even though I already had a short week, due to the school I work at being closed for a snow day on Tuesday (we didn't end up getting much snow at all, but did get freezing rain), and then we had a delayed opening on Wednesday). 
Last night Bob and I went out with my extended family to dinner, for my grandfather's birthday, and because my aunt, uncle, and cousin who live in Texas are up here for a visit. We only see my Texas relatives once or twice a year, so it's always really nice to get to see them. Tonight I'll be going to my parents' house for dinner, with my extended family again.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my newest Bernie Dexter dress, in a brand new style of hers. This dress is called the Joy dress. She first released this print probably close to a year ago, and even though I LOVED the print, I didn't like the style she released it in, so I crossed my fingers in hopes she'd end up releasing it in a style I loved. Well, it took awhile, but eventually she released the Joy. 
I love the adorable faux buttons, and am so glad she used faux buttons, since I have issues with the dreaded button gaping. She also released a Joy dress in a redish/orangeish gingham print, which is super cute, but I think I'm going to restrain myself from getting it.
I also love that there's pink in this dress, and that my pink BAIT heels match. I don't get to wear these pink heels too often, as most of my dresses don't match them. But, the shoes are probably my favorite shade of pink. 

Dress: Bernie Dexter 
Brooch: Antique shop
Earrings, bangles: Etsy (Luxulite & BrighterBakelite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Darlin' Darlene

Hello there! There's only two and a half weeks left of February, which makes me excited! January and February are my least favorite months, and I can't wait for spring to arrive next month. Winter always seems to last so very long. As many great things that there are about living in the area we live in; to me, the winters are the worst thing about it. 
Friday night Bob and I went out to have dinner and drinks to celebrate Valentine's Day; we didn't want to go on the actual day, when it'd be really busy, and we are going out to eat next Saturday with my family. Yesterday I went out to lunch with some friends who I used to work with, and I see every month or two. I also went to an antique mall after that, and I got two pieces of Pyrex for $13! I love getting deals. 
Next weekend my aunt, uncle, and cousin who live in Texas will be coming here, so that's why my extended family is going out to dinner then; it's also my grandfather's birthday on Friday. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Bernie Dexter kitty print Darlene dress that I bought about two years ago. I don't think Bernie made any other Darlene style dresses; although this style is quite similar to her other shirt dresses. I love pink, it's one of my favorite colors, but believe it or not, I don't have many dresses with a lot of pink in them. I'd say most of my dresses have a lot of red and blue in them. I also LOVE kitties, so this is obviously a great print for me. 

Dress: Bernie Dexter
Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Record Keeping

Hello there! It was a miserably cold week, but it's FINALLY starting to ease up a bit, and by tomorrow it'll be fifty degrees, which I'm very excited about! I actually went outside and started my car two of the mornings and let it run for a bit before leaving to go to work, which I never do. This winter I've also taken to wearing a blanket over my legs while driving, which probably makes me like an old lady, but I don't care! I have leather seats, and am usually wearing a dress with leggings underneath, so I still really feel the freezing seats, and while I have seated heats, they take a little while to warm up. 
Bob and I are going to Vegas in two and a half months, and I am most definitely counting down, and planning outfits, as well as planning what we'll be doing. We haven't been in two years, which is the longet we've gone without going, since we started going about nine years ago. We have our hotel and flights booked now. Our hotel is The Gold Coast, which we've never stayed at before, but convienently has free shuttle service back and forth to The Orleans, which is where Viva is held. 
Things have been pretty quiet recently, which I suppose is typical for winter time. We did go to my parents' house last night for a turkey dinner, and my grandparents came as well. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Bernie Dexter record print dress. I got this a couple of years ago, and love the fun 50's print. I have a lot of Bernie Kelly dresses, but the ones she's been releasing lately haven't been must haves for me. They're really comfortable dresses, and I wear them to work all the time, as well as outside of work. 

Dress: Bernie Dexter
Bangles, earrings: Etsy (BrighterBakelite, Lxulite)
Brooch: Erstwilder
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!