Sunday, December 30, 2007

Style Collage

Here's what I wore to a cocktail party that we attended on Friday, festive yet subtle.


Coat: TJ Maxx
Black Shirt: H&M
Red Top: Banana Republic (I've had this top since the summer and have yet to wear it. I just always thought it looked funny as a strapless top with jeans and heels. I even tried to return it but I had had it for too long. Then I decided to put it over this black boatneck tee and it looked great. It totally transformed the top from a flimsy summer strapless to an almost cocktail dress. You never know what a little mixing things up can do)
Necklace: vintage (Christmas present from Michael. I'll post more about the great things I got this holiday but I was incredibly impressed with Michael's choices of vintage necklaces for me. He got me three!! and they're all totally great.)
Jeans: Levi's (of course)
Boots: vintage
Super warm socks that you can't see: Wigwam

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A Few of My Favorite Things

What a great Christmas I had! I know that it was over a week ago but the holidays sure are draining and I've been feeling a bit under the weather for the fast few days. I got some pretty great gifts though, most of which were completely unexpected. The best ones were vintage and hand made! My wonderful boyfriend bought me some amazing vintage necklaces, his mother, Ann, gave me a framed needlepoint/painting, Carrie made me a beautiful vintage inspired necklace, and Frieda made me a hat that I've worn just about everyday for the past two weeks. There was also a book from my sister that seems like it'll be a good read "The Beautiful Fall, Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970's Paris." I think the title says it all and Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent are the main characters. I also received gift certificates for a massage and a facial. Looks like it's going to be a great 2008!


Friday, December 14, 2007

New Items!

Kaitlyn was here yesterday and we rocked and rolled our way through a great photoshoot! Soon I'll be adding new coats, dresses, and boots to the site. Here's a sneak peak.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Visit Fidget Finds!

The store is having it's Official Unofficial Opening! There's still a few things that need tweaking, and I have tons more items to add (including some killer coats and boots by next week!) but other than that, it's a working vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories website. Tell all your friends and look forward to lots of goodies!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Style Collage

Dress: Vintage
Sweater: TJ Maxx
Leggings: Target
Boots: Vintage Ebay
Belt: Thrift
Earrings: Thrift

PS- The more that I look at this picture, the more i realize how corny/awful I look. But seeing as Michael has such a low tolerance for taking pictures of me in random outfits, I only have a few to choose from. Unfortunately this one was the best. cringe.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Rhode Trip

Today I had the pleasure of escorting my dear friend Julie off the island for lunch. We decided to venture over to Crazy Burger ( in Narragansett. Yumm!! Everything was so good. I had a delicious burger with herbed boursin cheese, sunflower seeds, and alfalfa sprouts on a grainy bun with a side of balsamic white bean salad. Juju had sweet potato and corn chowder then a oriental chicken salad. I meant to take a picture of the food but everything looked so good that we just started eating right away. I didn't remember until my burger was half gone. Maybe next time.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

On Friday night, I watched "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" a 1970 classic directed by Russ Meyer. Movies don't get much better than this. It's the story of all girl rock band that moves to LA to live the rich life and all the zany characters that they meet along the way. The clothes! The hair! The sets! The music! The one liners! If you have yet to see this movie, watch it and if you have, see it again. I watched in on my computer via Netflix "Watch it Now" and the picture was crystal clear and only took a minute to load. So much visual stimulation!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Style Collage

Sweater: H&M a few years ago
Dress: Vintage Max Studio that my aunt gave me (it used to be hers)
Leggings: Target
Socks: TJ Maxx
Boots: Vintage from Ebay
Earrings: Thrift
Gold Necklace: stolen from my sister
Red Necklace: Thrift

So, unlike other fashionable bloggers, my day job doesn't lend it self to stylish outfits. A few mornings a week I work at a coffee shop/organic market where I don't want to wear my favorite clothes for fear of them being ruined. And the other days I work from home, which usually consists of outifts incorporating what I wore to bed the night before, and slippers (my super duper warm and cozy LL Bean ones that I couldn't live without). Therefore, when Michael and I go out on the weekends, it's nice to spend some time putting together a good outfit that's both sylish and warm because we usually walk to where ever it is we're going. That means lots of layers with fun jewelry to spice things up.