Saturday, August 14, 2010

Gay Gibson.... The tender makings

Gay Gibson clothes

I love Gay Gibson clothing line because they design their clothes with such distinctive and stylish elegance that will simply woo you! I’d love to find me one of these original lace dresses.

The beautiful models with gorgeous hair and makeup

The models are wearing an ecru-colored cotton lace with sentimental trimmings of lavender ribbon. And I absolutely adore their hair and makeup.

Vintage ecru-colored lace dresses

From the Left: Bra dress. Center: Angel Float. Right: Party Bib Skimmer. The center dress with the bow is my absolute favorite. Now all I need is sandals with socks. How divine!

I did a search on Google on the label and found this bit of history via

Gay Gibson was one of the many Kansas City, Missouri fashion labels. The women's clothing industry there was thriving during the 1930s-1950s, producing mid-priced clothing. The Gay Gibson label dates from 1937. The label was actually owned by the Gernes Garment Company. There was not a person named Gay Gibson.

Now you didn’t think I was going to leave you without seeing my version right?! The label of the sweet white dress that I’m wearing is Jessica McClintock not quite like the Gay Gibson ones but rather a combination of the three with a little je ne sais quoi added. And the strappy black shoes seem to follow me around. I want to wear them with everything. I have close up photos of the sandals with my baby blue socks rolled down. As always the hat is the icing on the cake!

vintage Jessica McClintock dress

vintage Cameo Whiting Davis Necklace

Vince Camuto shoes

close up of sandals

Dress: Vintage Jessica McClintock
Hat: Vintage Jardin pillbox
Necklace: Vintage cameo Whiting and Davis
Shoes: Vince Camuto strappy sandals
Bracelet: Vintage chunky faux pearl

Hope you all enjoy your weekend :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ready, Set, Breakfast……………..

Breakfast at Fabiola's

You know how mom used to always say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Well, guess what? She was right! Mom knows best when it comes to realizing that breakfast is the fuel that keeps us running throughout the day.

But if you're anything like me, you'd prefer to sleep a little later rather than get up in time to prepare a meal in the wee small hours. When you're not a morning person, it's hard to resist that snooze button, but it will pay off more than those 10 blissful moments of laziness. In time, you'll find that working in a good breakfast will give you much more energy to face the day than spending a few more moments under the covers ever could!

Some may not like the traditional breakfast foods. I hear you, but you can eat anything you want! For example, peanut butter on a slice of wheat bread, fat free milk, and a piece of fruit will do the trick. The important part about breakfast is eating something and eating healthily, not forcing myself to eat eggs or cereal. If I don't fancy the usual fare, that's no reason to forgo a.m. eating altogether.

The aftermath of this breakfast could turn into a lazy sunday

So after just a couple of weeks eating healthy breakfast I noticed how much better I feel through the morning and the rest of the day when I don't skip breakfast.

So in my house, aside from being "fun" to eat breakfast for dinner, it is usually a rather economical choice at least one night a month.

Hope I didn’t leave you all with an athirst for breakfast meals ! I think my work is done here! Yummmm!

One last look of before the feast

Here’s what I had for breakfast:
2 eggs over medium
2 Turkey sausage links
2 Rice cakes with sugar free grapes preserves
A handful of fresh blueberries
Small glass of almond and coconut milk. I mixed the two for flavoring.