Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Puppy Love...........


Hats: vintage
Earrings: thrift store
Sheer top: vintage
Sweater: vintage
Pants: thrift store
Shoes: thrift store

Tis the season again for a great reason to wear red! My heart literally grew three times larger when I spotted this puppy love sweater. It has a lovely shade of red with a black schnauzer print profile theme, puffy sleeves, collar that can either be tied or let loose.

The bonus point about this sweater is that it is very suitable for a festive event or can be worn year round as a little jacket. On that note I’d like to take the time to wish you and your family happy holidays and peace.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Jeweled Waist....

If you’re like me you probably like something a bit out of the ordinary in your accessories and perhaps you like to experiment with vintage accessories in a new ways. A new belt from Topshop, ASOS or ModCloth, though seriously gorgeous, to match that vintage dress you’ve just acquired will set you back more than a few pennies. Sweater guard clips are a small investment that can help you achieve the look of those magnificent belts without spending a fortune. These little jewels are easy and inexpensive to find and can turn that ordinary cloth belt into an eye-catching compliment to your ensemble. One guard in the center for an understated look or a few in a row to make more of a statement.

P.S. Some vintage sweater clips you find may have weak jaws from years of use. Make sure your jaws are strong!!  One more thing! Please take a look at some fabulous jewelry coming up on my little ebay store and if you see pieces that aren't yet listed just contact me and I'll be more that happy to add  it as a buy it now since the holidays are just around the corner.  Please see photos below.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Light at the end of the tunnel.............

Photos by Mark

My Vivetta inspired outfit with a twist!
Hat: vintage 1920s estate sale
Top: vintage 80s-90s thrifted
Skirt: vintage 80s estate sale
belt: vintage 80s estate sale
Tights: Target
Shoes: GB moving sale
Ahh…the light at the end of the tunnel. It was great to know it wasn’t a train. It did though lead to an amazing bridge scene. Soon this scene would take on a much more ominous appearance as the sun disappeared and the clouds quickly rolled in. An unexpected storm approaching!

So as we make our way for a snapshot on the bridge the dark comes on fast… as if the bridge was angry for us being there. But thanks to my quick photographer husband we managed to get the lucky shot right before total darkness set in. Then it was a total rush back to the car before the bottom of the sky fell out.

Last but not least today is my Birthday and I’m 33 years old!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Estate Sale Finds......

Well I also stepped into one of America’s most wanted closets lasts Thursday! I found myself in a gigantic closet , more like a small bedroom, filled with breathtaking vintage pieces. Everything from true Victorian and Edwardian era apparel to 40s and 50s day dresses to cool 80s wear. This post might sound like something you've already read last Friday!

I actually made it to the sale on Thursday morning at "dark-thirty" since it was too early to even mention the real time!! hehe! But the key to finding great pieces at any estates sale is to be the first in line but there can be one disadvantage by being there on the first day… they might not budge on their prices so it's best to go back on the second or last day. 
Well guess what?!! I was at the exact estate sale as the gorgeous Kristin @ Leproustvintage and she couldn't have said it better!!! So she read my mind and I guess you can say great minds think alike or maybe it's because we share a common interest!

@Kristin: That little floral peach dress that you're going to wear to a wedding in the spring? I can say it was destined for you cause that dress was in my hand then I decided to put it back along with others that were a little beyond my budget. I can't wait for spring just so I can see it on you! I'm sure you'll look stunning!

I also ran into another vintage lover by the name of Aria @ loveroffashion while standing in line and we hit it off right away check out her blog!!

Since many of the pieces I would have liked to buy were priced pretty well over my head I only purchased one tea dress from the 1930s that I didn't have the time to photograph. I also went to another sale that day and found those lovely dresses shown above & below which I will list on etsy this week. I think this post might be the longest that I have written so far

P.s. Once again I have been working my little fingers off on some cool boots on my little corner ebay shop starting this Thursday at 9:00pm central time.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Lagelle's Blog giveaway!!

I must say these are the most adorable & stylish knit hats with the most beautiful color combinations ever and the opportunity to be lucky winner is just few key strokes away!!!...  And the photo shown is the one I love to win!  I sure hope to be the lucky winner of the most perfect handmade knit hats by Lagelle!!

Good luck to me and everyone else!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Radnor Lake Tennessee...............

Photos by: My husband Mark

70s wrapped skirt: Thrift store
Hand knit sweater: Thrift store
Locket: Thrifted
Tights:  an old pair
Maxstudio shoes:  Flea Market
Vintage Coach purse:  Thrifted
Vintage Hats:  Flea Market

While Thrifting last week I found this lovely 70s wrap around skirt that actually fits! So to celebrate the find my photographer/husband Mark and I went out for a fun day in the park once again, except this time it was at Radnor Lake which was the first park we went to when we moved to Nashville Tennessee in 2004 and the picture of that old wood fence was ingrained in my mind. That may sound silly to some but we truly enjoyed the beautiful day spent outdoors.

When I was putting the outfit together I thought to myself since I'm ussually 15-20 degrees colder than most people I know I might want to wear a more chunky top + tights to keep warm. 

Have a great rest of the week everyone and until again.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Introducing Mr. Popcorn!

* Mr. Popcorn is cute!

* Poodle mix

*Rescued at a yard sale.

*Found chained to a fence without water.

*Bad health - weak immune system leads to skin problem.

*Very needy- High maintenance at home & at the doctor's office.

*He thinks he's the biggest dog in the whole world.

*But he's luckyest dog in the world cause despite of it all, he's got a loving home & family.

*oh heah one more thing he's a lap dog and gives kisses too!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Rubber Necking Boots..........

Dress: vintage blue pleated bodice with full skirt (in store soon)
Belt: vintage brown leather
Boots: Wrangler- vintage
Purse: Indian bucket fringed – vintage

The pair of vintage Wrangler boots that I’m wearing I'm still contemplating whether I should sell them or keep them…Here’s of photo of me wearing them and close up shot my heartthrob below.

All summer long I have collected some amazing vintage boots that most of them have a similar history. Once found sitting in closets patiently waiting for a lovely owner to snag them up and I cannot tell you enough how excited I am that I have worked non-stop to put them up in my little ebay shop for fall season!

Here's a quick list of the boots I have scheduled to start this Thursday 7 ish central time:

~ Killer COWBOY boots with inlay
~ Vintage ACME western
~ Tall EQUESTRIAN ridding boots
~ Leather studded booties
~ CAPEZIO Western cowgirl
~ 80s booties
~ Pixie wooden Stacked Heels
~ ZODIAC western boots
~ Nordstrom
~ BCBG BCBGirls Booties
P.s. I will be updating the store with more boots, stop back when you can.
Have a great rest of week.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Kate Spade Inspired.....

I do usually pay attention to designers or trends as I do enjoy styling things up—I occasionally read women’s magazines for fashion ideas because they inspire "my style" sometimes. I prefer to find my inspiration amongst regular people from fellow bloggers or when I’m milling about & running errands.

However, when I spotted a Kate Spade ad for their fall collection. I so was amazed of this one piece that I made it my mission to find a similar one but yet vintage. I love the classic look mixed with my taste— I pretty much strive for any piece that makes my heart sing in my wardrobe.

I think their pieces are completely lust worthy, and unfortunately way too expensive for my budget. It’s still nice to look at though! But above is my absolute favorite Kate Spade inspired look!

Got the dress while treasure hunting last weekend! Isn’t it a sweeeeet looking dress! It will be on Etsy soon once I figure out how to clean 65% Dacron, 35% Cotton and lining is 100% cotton. Label is a Junior BAZAAR, Sears Roebuck USA. Any advise on how to clean this cute dress would mean so much.

Monday, October 5, 2009

A little aventure.....

Dress: My First Topshop-Kate Moss – yard sale $1.00
Vintage Hat: Mile long yard sale in Lebanon Tennessee $2.00
Purse: Vintage $ 5.00Wedge: yard sale $5.00 bongo
Necklace: vintage chandelier pendant with 3 hearts Thrifted

These photos were taken at the historic Buchanan house located just outside metro Nashville.

Built in 1807 James Buchanan and his wife Lucinda raised 16 children in this log home.

Sunday, September 20, 2009



Beautiful green leaves are fading away fast but I think we give mother nature a helping hand by wearing beautiful & colorful pattern as shown in photos above! Also over the weekend I updated the store with some very desirable vintage dresses & coats designer brand and will blog it later this week!
Au revoir mes amis = this literally means in French " Till seing again friends"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

While I was gone part 2.....

The Bird......
This bird got in the house through the dryer vent and creating the
nest below!



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

While I was gone......

Baby rabbits in backyard.

My husband Mark discovered them and told me to get the camera and I took
these photos!



Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The park near home.... A walking distance paradise

I have been going on this 2 mile walk at the park down the road from my house for five 5 years now, and I would often imagine taking photos at several spots while walking the trail. And guess what? Today was the day that I decided to be brave and start taking photos outside with mother's nature light and filter! Not sure how long this is going to last but I'm up for challenge especially if the photos are going to be as nice as this shot. Tired after the shoot but well worth it!

Tank top: bought about 10 years ago
Skirt: vintage Calvin Klein
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Thrifted
Hat: Vintage Boaters
Purse: Vintage Kids suitcase

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Riding in Style......

When I came across this black & white vintage photo I was floored not only because of the story behind it but what she was wearing to ride her Rollfast bike. The dress couldn't be any more perfect, I assumed the color of the dress was navy blue with big white buttons and hat was also white.

Her parents got her this Rollfast bike to make the 2-mile trip to high school and she was so grateful, as money was scarce in 1938.

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Now in store!......

vintage jewels,vintage jewelry,vintage lock & key locket brooch pin,vintage flower brooch,vintage small guitar brooch pin,Vintage Amethyst brooch pin
From the top row: Vintage coro lock & key locket brooch pin & Vintage silvertone guitar brooch

From bottom row: Vintage Amethyst rhinestone gemstone brooch & Vintage Rose flower pin.

See all four of them on my eBay store