Wednesday, March 25, 2009

stellate vintage

so i'm thinking about selling off some of my less successful online vintage purchases. its a bit bittersweet because each of these things i loved sooo much, but they just didn't quite fit me right. it would just be lovely if they made their way to someone who fit them perfectly, so i'm putting them up for sale.... here is a selection of what will be added at the shop!

turns out though, it kind of takes a long time to set up shop over at etsy :p , so i've only got one dress posted so far. more tomorrow!

Monday, March 16, 2009

young style

I just read this crazy article about the most fashionable kid ever! GQ ran a piece on a boy named arlo weiner, whose dad produces mad men. this kid is seriously good at fashion and he's really serious about it too. here are some quotes from him...

"I have a lot of black outfits these days, so I needed the red ascot to add some color. I love red and black together—they each make the other stand out."

"I like to put random patterns together, so I picked out the green checkerboard tie with the gray checked jacket"

"Even though the tie and the jacket are different colors, they’re both striped, so I thought they looked right together"

I'm definitely planning on remembering a few of these tips ( mixing plaids, adding in red accents are two things i need to do more often), and certainly spending more time thinking about my outfits everyday like this arlo kid does:)
oh, and speaking of young fashionistas, if you havn't already, check out the style rookie blog by the 12-year-old tavi. she's pretty fab!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

bows, bows bows!

all from facehunter

A while ago, i copied a whole bunch of pictures out of the facehunter archives. i was looking through them the other day and i realized that many of them had one thing in common.... most of the girls had some sort of adorable bow in their hair. i definitely have to learn how to tie hair scarves just like that, with the perfect amount of poof, but also i really want to get, or make, some cute bows.
So actually, i gave up shopping for lent, so i can't buy anything to remedy this situation right now, but that doesn't stop me from making up my wishlist! ;-) Here are some of the great bows i found on etsy and of course, a few from anthro:

1. Black roses (when i checked back just now, they had sold out, but maybe there will be more soon) LovMely
2. Sweet tortoise shell barrettes rosebudcottage
3. Hand sewn pink bow teacupadventure
4. Orange headband with vintage net and flower BeSomethingNew on etsy
5. Orange bobby pins at rosebudcottage
6. Pink bow at BeSomethingNew
7. Black double bow VieModerne
8. Brown vintage net and flowers BeSomethingNew
9. Blue flower headband Anthropologie
10. Gold flower headband Anthropologie
11. Purple unabashed bow Anthropologie

I am quite a bit in love with the little flowers on the headbands from BeSomethingNew. They just seem so dreamy and spring-like. But the adorable clips and bobby pins from rosebudcottage are also very hard to resist. When lent is over, i'll have some very difficult purchasing decisions to make! Also, I want to try some DIY bows. Maybe i can try and scrounge up some ribbon somewhere, and make one to show you before Easter, but if now, its going to be a top priority as soon as i can buy ribbon! If anyone has some good suggestions for DIY bow instructions, i would love to know!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

the most wonderful blouse

On the street near my apartment, with the pup!

Here is a close-up of the blouse: its this amazing fabric with just a bit of sheen that definitely can't be found on clothes now a-days.

Earlier this week i got the most fantastic package in the mail... it was my new blouse from Effie at the snail and the cyclops that i've been waiting for. Well, when i got it, despite being so excited to see the blouse, i hardly even wanted to unwrap it because it was beautifully wrapped up in an amazing scarf from the 1939 World's Fair! I had to document it, it was just to gorgeous. i really do wonder where she finds all of the magical things that she owns!

I've already worn the scarf a couple of times, i just love it so much. Haven't managed to take a photo when i've been wearing it, but I have managed to start carrying around my camera in my purse, so maybe i'll get around to that sooner rather than later.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

a day in the gardens

On valentine's day, we went to longwood gardens to get out of the city and take some pictures. Turns out, we weren't the only ones who had this idea, and it was kind of crowded... but none the less, it was a lovely time and we got to take pictures and some of them came out kind of nice! I really like the subtle pinks and blues ... especially those hydrangeas... i think those colors will definitely be the inspiration in some of my first spring outfits!