Monday, March 31, 2008

80's Purple

After Sally Jane posted about the great vintage style sunglasses at 80'sPurple.com, I decided to check out the site, which has some really great things. My favorite things to buy, wear, and design are dresses, so of course that's the first thing I look at when I find a new site. I found some amazing ones! Here are three of my favorites:




The top tow are by Rojas (you gotta go to the sight and check out the other views of the purple one) and the bottom by Orla Keily.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Florida Part Deux

After a good night's sleep, we headed down to Key Largo where we hung out at some hotel's beach and stayed at a friend's house. We saw manatees! Oh the manatees! What wonderful creatures! Did you know that they looovve fresh water, including drinking it out of a garden house? Who knew? We saw a mama and a baby and they hung out with us for quite a while too. That was definitely one of the highlights of the entire trip. The next morning we took it easy lounging out at the end of a dock we found on the drive back. The water is so beautiful. Sure I see lots of it everyday here, but it's not that turquoise blue color. We saw lots of fish and a sting ray just gliding by.
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(top to bottom: driving down to Key Largo, Islamorada, on the left is what color your skin is when you live in Florida for the winter and on the right is when you live in Rhode Island, manatee video and the baby is nursing!, two views off the back patio of the house we stayed at, view off the dock)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Florida Part Un

Well, I don't even know where to begin... the trip was absolutely amazing and definitely needed. I had such a great time and it was so nice to just be warm for a change! So the first day... after my sister picked me up from the airport we headed down to this tiki bar on the beach that some of her friends work at. We had a few beverages, waded in the water, and played a pretty brutal game of beach volleyball. Not a sport I recommend playing in a vintage dress.
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(from top to bottom: my sister in the sunset, a view down the beach towards Miami, my sis and I, the moon over a hotel on the beach)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Style Collage

One last style collage post from the weekend. I forgot to put it up before. Sorry the photos are so big, I've had it with photobucket, seriously. It shut down Safari when I tried to resize the photos on three separate occasions. I have so many problems with that site. What other photo hosting site should I use? Please give me your ideas. Anyways... out to a friend's gallery opening in town. I'm standing in my office/workroom. I don't think I've shown pictures of it before. Love that chair, it was a yard sale find from last summer.

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Hat: handmade by Frieda
Shirt: vintage thrifted
Tee: Gap
Dress: Forever 21
Leggings: Target darling
Boots: vintage ebay
Earrings: cheap store in downtown Newport
Coat: Steve Madden

Counting Down the Minutes

Can't wait to get on the plane tomorrow!! All orders received from now until next Tuesday, the 18th will be promptly shipped out on Wednesday the 19th. Thank you and look forward to many sunny posts!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sunshine State

Well, it's official, one week from today I will be on a plane heading down to the sunny state of Florida to visit my sister. I am so excited! Warm weather, the beach, and maybe most importantly, warm weather style collage posts! I can't wait to break out all my summer frocks, short shorts (without leggings), tank tops, and vintage sunglasses. It will be so much fun to play dress up again without having to worry about freezing to death upon walking out the front door.




Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Bergdorf's

I recently got my hands on the Resort/Holiday 2007 (better late than never) Bergdorf Goodman Magazine. It's the one that they send all their wealthy clients but you can pick them up at the store too. I love Bergdorf's. I know it's obscenely expensive and a bit snoody at times, but whenever I was there doing market research projects for school or just looking around, everyone that worked there was helpful and accommodating. Except when I had to return about $10,000 worth of clothing for work and they weren't too psyched about that, understandably. Of course the clothing that they carry is phenomenal, that can go without being said. Anyways, I love this photo shoot. It's got a great vintage feel, the model is beautiful, and her makeup is flawless. Note: of course they have to make the magazine about one inch bigger than my scanner so the photos are cropped a little.

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Neet Magazine!

Hello all! My favorite online mag, Neet Magazine, just came out with a new issue. Check out the great photo editorials and the amazing illustrations by Lucy Claydon. Fidgetfinds has an ad in there too! Click here.