Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Spring Giveaway: Win Sunglasses + $20!

 Hooray! Lovely, Spring weather has finally arrived here in Seattle. Today was in the 70s and tomorrow is supposed to be in the 80s! Okay, so maybe that's a bit more like Summer heat, but it's still awesome. 

To celebrate I'm giving away a pair of Oasap sunglasses & a $20 credit good towards anything in my Etsy shop!

This pink romper is just $22! Or maybe you'll want to spend the money on a Mother's Day present. These vintage rhinestone earrings are going for $10. Pair them with one of my handmade stationery sets, and you've got a darling little gift!

 The frames of the sunglasses are brown matte tortoiseshell. Super cool!

...And the winner is...
Corey Olomon!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Look of the Day: Prim Purple

I'm not sure I own any purple. Seriously! Not a single piece. I am seriously considering this dress, though. It's another fab piece from Beats & Bohos in Greenwood. The A-line skirt hits my hips just right and the scallop detailing is so cute!

 If you're not in the Seattle area, you can shop their collection on Etsy!

Vintage purple dress - thrifted floral kimono - Target flats

Monday, April 14, 2014

True Blue: One dress, two ways

summer, spring, mini dress, crochet, beach style, sun hat
I borrowed this lovely little muslin dress from Beats & Bohos. The minute I put it on, I could see all the possibilities. The soft fabric and chunky crochet detailing make it perfect as a beach cover-up. 

The flattering boatneck also makes it a great piece to dress up for a date night.
 Dressing something up is really quite easy, just follow this formula:
Clutch + Heels + More Jewelry
If you don't usually wear jewelry, like me, than one piece will do it. If you regularly wear bling, than add one or two extra pieces. Stack your bracelets, wear longer earrings, or don a bigger necklace.

high heels, leopard print, vintage
Aren't these heels cute? They're great everyday heels, but are unfortunately just barely too big on me. My heels slips out if I walk too fast. They will be up in my Etsy store soon!

Vintage muslin dress - GAP sun hat - vintage sunglasses - thrifted straw bag & cuff - Michael Green leather clutch - animal print heels

Sunday, April 6, 2014

LWD: One Dress Two Ways

I've been wanting a little white dress for a while, especially one in a classic shirt-dress style. Well, I thought this one from Oasap was adorable. Turns out it would also look adorable on a baby. It is that short. Like, you-can-see-what-I-had-for-breakfast-short. American Apparel bike shorts to the rescue! I've tucked them up for the photos, but at least I have the reassurance that no one will see my underwear when I move my arms or breath.

I found a much more practical way to wear the dress. Under overalls!

 Just tucked it in and no one was the wiser!

 I'm obsessed with both of the bags I featured in this post. Both were found second hand and both have inspired me to look for more bags like them. The straw one has such a lovely pattern and is right in line with the sort of natural, simple look I've been into lately. It pairs perfectly with overalls.

The leather clutch is by Michael Green and is from the time in the 1990s when Coach leather bags were at their most popular. I've seen this brand around for a while and always just thought it was another one of the companies that made Coach-like leather goods, to put it nicely. Well, this clutch said 'Seattle' on the inside, so I looked it up. In 1993, The Seattle Times wrote an article about Michael Green and his wears. The factory was located right on Queen Anne and he sold 35 different styles of bags in Nordstrom and boutiques. I think I will be buying more Michael Green from now on.

Oh! And the glasses! I sold a similar pair on Etsy and completely regretted it. I found this pair at an estate sale recently and decided they were well worth the price, which was a little higher than I prefer to spend at estate sales. Made by American Optical in the 1960s, I think this pair in particular was used for hiking and mountain climbing. The original owner had an extensive collection of backpacking gear, field guides and other various hiking necessities. It's neat to have stuff with a history.

 One last thing. I look so much like my 9 year-old cousin, Josiah, it's unnerving. Just imagine less make-up and more light-saber action.

GAP overalls (similar) - Oasap Fairy Heart Short Dress - vintage American Optical sunglasses - thrifted straw bag - GAP denim jacket

Friday, April 4, 2014

Look of the Day: Stripes & Brocade

I'm so spoiled. This week, I got to pick out a bunch of amazing pieces from the racks at Beats & Bohos in Greenwood. I don't get to keep them, but getting to play around with styling them is such a treat! The brocade jacket is one of many treasures from the Foxy Deluxe rack at the shop and the chambray crop top is a new item. It's reversible! I will style it in another post so you can see it.

More looks coming soon!
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