Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tattered and Torn Beauty

I bought this pretty little dress off Ebay not long ago. Even though I knew that it needed work and had quite a bit of fading I couldn't resist it! It's from the late 1930's to early 1940's. I'm thinking it's homemade, due to the fact that it has no side zipper or buttons. I gotta tell ya this dress is not easy to put on at all because of that! Once it's on though it fits me perfectly! I have yet to clean it because I'm so afraid it'll off to the dry cleaners it must go. I just had to share it with you first!

I hope all of you are well! I've been doing lots of sewing the past couple of weeks. In the next few days I'll have some pictures of the dress I just finished! Until then take care! :o)

The Winner of RLV Skirt Giveaway Is...

Thank you everyone for entering Rachel's giveaway! There will be more giveaway's to come, so don't worry if you didn't win this time!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Made in Hawaii

1950s Dress: Retro Glamour
Shoes: Thrifted

My dress was made in Hawaii that is. I think there is something magical about wearing a dress that was made in Hawaii so many years ago! I only wish I could see who wore it before me. Was it a woman on her honeymoon or a girl on vacation with her family or maybe a surfing girl with her boy Moondoggie....
I guess I'll never know. What I do know is that even if I haven't been to Hawaii yet, at least my dress has! Hehe! :O)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spring Cleaning Sale!

It's that time of year! Out with the old and in with the new. So, that means it's time for me to have a Spring Cleaning Sale in my shop! There is a large sale section with over 40 items at super low prices! Also, a little something special just for you readers...if there's something you're itching to have that's not in the sale section just send me a message offering what you'd like to pay. I'll either say yes, or counteroffer with a price I think is suitable. It's that easy and fun! So head on ever to the shop and take a peak! :o)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

RLV Giveaway!!!

When the adorable Rachel of Rachel Red Lips Vintage contacted me about hosting a giveaway how could I say no! Up for grabs is this sweet reconstructed vintage skirt. Perfect for spring and summer, don't you think?! All you have to do to enter is head on over to Rachel's Etsy Shop, and then leave me a comment naming your favorite item in her shop. So easy! The winner will be picked next Wednesday, so you have until then to enter. Everyone is welcome to enter this giveaway, where ever you are in the world!
Just so you know the skirt measurements are 28 waist and the length is 13 1/2 inches.
Good luck! :o)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Day at the Zoo

1950s Dress: Retro Glamour
Belt: My favorite vintage shop
Shoes: Target
1950s purse: REALLY going in my shop this week!

The other day was so beautiful Jonny and I decided to take a trip to our local Zoo. It's not the biggest of Zoos, but it's free! It has everything from bears, alligators to buffalo! The above pictures are of some of my favorite cute and cuddly animals. Gosh, I just love flamingos! I'm also very excited to share with you my new dress! A few posts back I said I was trying to save money to buy this dress. Instead I decided to buy myself a vintage dress or two that I wouldn't be able to buy otherwise. I have wanted a 1950s novelty print dress for quite a long time. So, when I saw this one with its little red zebras I knew I had to have it! This sweet little dress lead my over to Retro Glamour and yet another perfect dress! So, I bought myself my perfect novelty print dress and yet another wonderful 1950s dress that you're going to have to wait and see, hehe! In the mean time you need to add Retro Glamour to your favorites on Ebay because her dresses are to die for!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Down On the Farm

Hat: Thrifted
Blouse: Forever 21, last spring
Skirt: UO, two years ago
Socks: Target
Shoes: Fly Girl

One of my biggest dreams is to live on an old farm someday in the hills of Tennessee. Maybe have a horse or two and a cow! A wrap around porch and a hammock. Oh, and lets not forget a couple of kids! I'll hang the laundry on the clothesline and sit in my rocking chair while the children play in the tall grass, hehe. Of course this dream is a while off. I'll be the one to enjoy playing in the tall grass for now. The dream of moving to Tennessee isn't so far off though! Just a few more months. :o)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Lazy Day

Blouse: A gift from Meaghan!
Shorts: Tara Starlet
Socks: Target
1950s Purse: going in my shop tomorrow!
Shoes: My favs it seems, BCBG

Today was one of those days I really didn't feel like getting dressed. I was perfectly content sitting in the yard in my bathing suit catching some rays. I had to go out for a bit so I kinda had to get dressed. Don't wanna run around town in my bathing suit, haha! I'm not going to lie I had a very hard time getting dressed. I put on outfit after outfit not happy with any. It wasn't the clothes fault, just me. Finally I decided on my sailor shorts and off Jonny and I went! I was still feeling blahhh though. It wasn't until I walked into one of my favorite places, a vintage shop, that I felt like me again. Must have been the wonderful warm greetings from my man Dave and a sweet little lady telling me my outfit looked right out of the 1940s!

Anyway, I'm MUCH better now! So, thanks for listening to me vent, hehe!
Btw, doesn't Jonny look dapper in his 1960s Hawaiian shirt and fab 1930s style glasses?! We'll I'm off to take an evening stroll. I hope you all have a wonderful week! Talk soon! :o)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Lula, Lace and Elvis...

I was so excited to receive the new Lula in the mail last weekend! It's just wonderful as always. I also bought this new Elvis biography which is written by George Klein, the guy I met in this video! Only I would put Lula and Elvis together, huh?! Hehe! The dress is something I found a couple weeks ago and it's just perfection. It needs a new zipper so I can't wear it just yet, but I can't wait to show you because it is a stunner! On Jonny and my next date night I plan on wearing it, so I'll show you then.

I also listed some more of my dresses on Ebay today! Including the prettiest Anna Sui for Target dress! If you're wondering why I'm selling lots of my things it's because I'm trying to raise money to buy this dress. Yeah, I kinda need it! :O)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Sunday

1940s Dress: Second from my trade with Maria!
Shoes: Amazon

I hope you all have had a wonderful Easter weekend! Mine was filled with lots of family and sunshine! xoxo

Friday, April 2, 2010

Bathing Beauties

Isn't this editorial from Foam magazine fabulous?!

I hope you all enjoy your Easter weekend! If you don't celebrate Easter I hope you enjoy your weekend too! Talk soon! :o)
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