Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009

Here we are getting ready to begin a brand new year! I thought I'd share with you some of the big happenings in my life over the last year. I'm not the first blogger to this, but it's such a darn good idea! So, here we go...

Last January through May, Jonny and I were still living in Maine. It was a tough time for me. I was quite sick, but alls better now so no worries! It was also one of the coldest winters I've ever experienced. Being stuck inside wasn't all bad though. I got back into sewing and discovered how much I enjoy it.

Then came May and I moved back to my home state of Maryland. I was closer to family and got to soak up lots of sun and take long walks by the lake. In June I celebrated my 24th birthday by eating mexican food and wearing pretty dresses.

July has to be one of my favorite months of all! Jonny and I celebrated our 1rst wedding anniversary. I love Jonny so much and couldn't ask for a better husband! He is my prince! I also had my very first blogger meetup with Meaghan of Left Hand Endeavor. Jonny and I had such a wonderful time hanging in Baltimore with Meaghan and Mike! Meaghan and I still talk all the time and I know I've made a friend for life.

August and September were spent moving into a beautiful new home. Setting up house was so much fun! I spent lots of time in our new backyard. I also started doing my Etsy shop full time. Being able to work from home doing something I love so much has been an amazing blessing to my life. These last few months have been very busy, but in a great way!

2009 was a good year. I met so many fabulous people and have so many wonderful memories. Goodbye 2009 and hello 2010! Who knows what will happen this year, but I have a feeling it'll be great! ;o)

See you next year my lovely readers!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

On the Corner...

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas! Ours was lovely and laid back. Lots of movies and yummy treats. I also received some very pretty gifts that I'm just crazy about! I thought instead of showing you everything at once I would share them with you one at a time. So, the first of my gifts is these pretty little shoes. I'd been wanting a pair of oxford heels for quite a while and was having the hardest time finding any. Then these came into my life and i couldn't love them more! Just look at those ribbon laces! You'll be seeing a lot of these shoes I'm sure.

Well, I'm off to watch old films with my Mom. Talk soon!

Shoes: FLY London
Jacket: 50s vintage, found in Maine
Sailor Pants: H&M last winter
Hat: Forever 21
Purse: 50s vintage from Maine

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas filled with lots of love and laughter!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Buttons and Plaid...

Happy Monday everyone! Can you believe we're almost to Christmas!? I still have shopping to do! ahhh! To get in the mood I decided to wear some festive colors, again. The sweater is my favorite ever! I probably wear it more than is necessary, hehe. I love the dress not only because it's plaid, but because of the cute button details!

Also, I had quite the nice surprise this morning! I'm the newest in the top 100 Queens of Vintage on Queens of Yay! It's quite the honor to be thought of and to be included with so many other wonderful gals!

Dress: late 40s early 50s
Sweater: Free People
Shoes: Bongo

Saturday, December 19, 2009

20% Off 'till Xmas Eve!

I've decided to extend my 20% off sale until Christmas Eve! You've all been so wonderful, it's my little thanks to you! So, visit my shop if you'd like.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Little Red Riding Hood

I found this wonderful cape not long ago and couldn't help but do a photo shoot inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. But where is the Big Bad Wolf?! ;o)

Cape and muff in my shop
Boulevardier Boots, last year for Christmas

Monday, December 14, 2009


I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We finally put up our Christmas tree and I'm so happy with it! After all that holiday spirit I couldn't help but wear this green dress today. It makes me feel a bit like a Christmas tree, which I rather like. :o)

Sweater: Forever 21
Dress: Vintage, it'll be going in my shop tomorrow!
Shoes: Seychelle
Bag: Vintage

Friday, December 11, 2009

She's In the Navy Now

Yes, I'm wearing pants! I'm surprised I haven't shown you these pants yet! I've had them for years and they're the only pants I truly feel comfy in. They're authentic navy pants from the 40s. I love um! The handsome couple is my Grandpa and Grandma from my Moms side. I never got to meet them because they both died before I was born. Though, my Mom tells me I'm just like her Mama! The picture was taken back in the 1940s right after they got married. Soon after my Grandpa went to fight in WW2. He was a pilot, not a sailor, but it seemed like a fitting place to take these pictures anyway. They had quite the love story. A truly happy in love couple.

Sailor top: Dear Creatures
Sweater: Forever 21
Pants: a thrift shop in Maine

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Some New Things...

Here are some recent finds that I can't bare to part with...
*First is a vintage grandpa cardigan with the most wonder silver buttons. So cozy!
*My favorite is the dreamiest 1940s dress. It was meant for the shop, but after trying it on I knew it had to be mine.
*Third is a pair of woven oxfords. I've been looking for a pair like this forever, but all the ones I came across were too small. These were just right. Yay!
*Forth is a great square 1950s purse. It almost looks like a camera case, no?!

I'm off to do a small Etsy shop update! I'll be listing a couple of 1950s dresses and a great pair of ankle boots.
Well, that's all for now. Talk soon darlings! :o)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Looking Up

You're never too old to climb trees...

Dress: Austrian Vintage
Boots: Urban Outfitters, forever ago

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Above the Boardwalk

As I'm sure you all know by now, I'm completely crazy about anything sailor inspired. I got this dress by doing my first ever vintage trade. The lovely gal I traded with is Maria with a wonderful shop on etsy, Adelaide Homesewn. Maria and I both traded sailor inspired dresses. What's so great about this dress, is that it first belonged to Maria's Moms! I love knowing the history behind vintage clothes. Maria doesn't have a blog, yet anyway. She really should because she's just a doll! So, go check out her shop and you're bound to fall in love with something! Thanks Marie, and Maria's Mom!

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend! It's cold and rainy here, so I plan on cuddling up by the fire and watching a good film!

Oh, and I'm having a 20% off sale in my shop all this weekend!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Wonderful Surprise

Yesterday morning on my daily trip to the post office, I was completely surprised to find a package waiting for me. I saw who it was from and started shaking with excitment! Then came the happy tears, haha. It was a lovely 1940s dress, just my size! It was from Lauren of Dear Golden Vintage. A little while back Lauren came across a large lot of dresses from the 30s and 40s that belonged to three sisters. So, if you're looking for the perfect 30s/40s dress check out Lauren's beautiful shop where she'll be listing all those gems! Heck, check out her shop anyway because it's the best! :o)

Thanks so much Lauren! I love it!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Light Through the Trees

Ever since these photos came out of Scarlett Johansson, I've been quite smitten. It's been close to two years now since I first discovered these pretty pics, which Scarlett did for her album Anywhere I Lay My Head. I guess it's the magical lighting and the lovely vintage dresses that have kept me hooked! Maybe you'll find some inspiration too!

Also, I'd like to give you all a big thank you for all of the wonderful comments you left on my last post! You have no idea how much all of your comments mean to me! :o)

All pictures found here
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