Sunday, December 18, 2016

Birthday Girl

Yesterday I had one of the most lovely birthdays ever. Two of my dear friends opened their restaurant for lunch and we had a full house. It made my heart swell to have so many good friends come and wish me a happy birthday over a lovely lunch and a few drinks. Guess what, I got presents! I really felt like a birthday princess. I know it sounds childish talking about presents but normally I only get a few gifts from very close friends and family and I only had one birthday party as a child so it very special to me to have a party and get presents.
I wore my Mary Blair print dress from Pinup Girl Clothing that I snagged on sale the week of Thanksgiving. It was my one big splurge and of course I wouldn't have ordered it if I knew I would end up having to get a car a few weeks later but things happen.
Outfit details:

Tiara- Etsy, seller no longer sells
Elephant Jewelry- Etsy, vintage
Cropped Cardi- LeBomb Shop
Dance Fishnet stockings- old
Shoes- Kenneth Cole, bought secondhand

Lips- Mac Viva Glam Miley Cyrus
Nails- OPI La Paz-itively Hot 
Hubby and I spent the evening in and had Chinese takeout and watched the original Star Wars movies. We saw Rouge One on Thursday night and we were totally blown away, it has taken the spot of my favorite Star Wars movie. Go see it if you haven't already, it is amazing and a great addition to the franchise. 

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Foggy Day

This past weekend really knocked me on my rear. Friday night Hubby told me the check engine light had come in on Jetta so Saturday morning we planned on taking it to the auto parts store to get the code read but the car would not start. It not only had a bad battery but also electrical issues, we spent the whole day trying to work on the issues and getting it to turn over with no luck. Sunday morning we finally got it to turn over so we let it run to build up a bit of a charge then took it down to get the check engine code read. It was not a good diagnoses, and we were looking at BIG repair bills coupled with the issue of finding parts that are no longer being made. Hubby and I made the tough call to purchase a new to us car instead of repairing the Jetta. It has been no secret I have wanted to get a newer car, I have been researching and test driving cars for months now so luckily we weren't totally overwhelmed by what to get. By a stroke of luck I found the model car I had wanted in a color I loved with under 25,000 miles. It will be tough working around a car payment now but should be easier on our finances than paying high interest credit payments on repair bills for a 20 year old car that might not even last another year. I have been thankful to have had the Jetta the past 3 years, Hubby's Grandmother would have been glad it lasted as long as it did.

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This morning was incredibly foggy, I could barely even see our neighbor's house. Iwoke up a bit early so I look my extra time to tromp through a few cemeteries and take some photos. 
 I stopped at the Phillip's mausoleum first because face it, you can't get much spookier than this thing in the fog. 

This stone always tugs on my heart

Next I visited the Old City Cemetery. It is decaying more and more, while the grounds are maintained it is sad seeing so much history crumble into the ground.
This photo almost feels like New England to me
Confederate graves
Union graves


This was probably my favorite shot of the day
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Hello Cupcake

The holiday party season is certainly upon us which means I have an excuse to wear my Christmas/winter themed skirts. I grabbed this skirt in a Mod Cloth sale on sale items last year after Christmas, I couldn't turn down a holiday cupcake print, especially for less that it would cost to make it.
My Bésame lipstick came and I am in love. I am wearing American Beauty which is an exact replica of a color from 1945. The color payoff is amazing, it wears beautifully, and it is super long lasting.

Outfit details

Lips- Bésame in American Beauty
Cardi- LeBombShop
Brooch- made by me
Tank- old
Skirt- Retrolicious from ModCloth
Tights- Sock Dreams
Boots- Tommy Hilfiger
We've had some pretty wet weather the past few days, the ground really needs it but I hate being stuck inside. To pass the time I finished a beautiful crocheted blanket, I put several 8+ hours days into it so I'm going to rest my eyes and fingers today. The blanket is going to be a gift for a very good friends of mine.
Anyone else with Netflix watching "The Crown"? I' hooked, it is so well done. The wardrobes and cars are fantastic and the actress playing the queen is phenomenal,

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

White Chocolate Peppermint

Wow, it's December already, can you believe it? You know what that means right? It's almost my birthday! Today was a good day, I had lunch with a friend, finalized plans for my birthday, ordered my favorite white chocolate peppermint cupcakes, and mailed out holiday cards. To help get into the holiday spirit I wore my first "holiday" outfit. I had wanted to wear this over a week ago but I made myself wait till December.
Outfit details

Christmas bulb earrings- made by a friend
Cardi- LeBombShop
Christmas kitty brooch- Amazon
Dress- Made by me
Tights- Sock Dreams
Boots- Tommy Hilfiger
I've been trying to be good but I bought myself a few early birthday gifts. I got myself a new fragrance and I bought the Besame deal from ipsy. I can't wait till the lipsticks come, I have been wanting to try Besame for so long now, I can't believe I was able to get two for $19. 
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Bird or the Cage

Bird or the cage? 

The bird is beautiful and the cage is somber but there is really something special about it. I just can't decide.
I find it rather funny that I should end up with a dress with this print the same week Hubby started replaying BioShock Infinite. I jumped on the Folter 2016 $20.16 sale and they only had a few dresses left in my size, this was the one I chose, I'm a sucker for a cute collar. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality, it was much better than my cat dress from their sister company.
Outfit details

Necklace- Vintage
Dress- Folter
Cardi- LeBomb Shop
Tulle Underskirt- Avant-Garb
Purse- Sourpuss
Tights- Sock Dreams
Shoes- Payless

Lips- Surprise, Hello Kitty Collection by Colourpop
I grabbed this tulle skirt from an adorable local joint on Small Business Saturday, I don't know if it is meant to be an underskirt or not but I works great for one and adds a little poof  (but not too much) to dresses. I see myself wearing it often, especially in cooler weather. 
If you have a keen eye you may notice something new in most of these photos- my early birthday tattoo. I promise to get pictures once it heals, right now it is a bit sore. I got it early so it wouldn't be healing over Christmas like last year. Once again Kate at Euphoria Tattoos did an amazing job, too bad it will be my last for a while.

I lucked out in the Pin Up Girl Clothing sales last week and now I am the proud owner of my very first Pin Up Contour dress! The weather is rather gloomy and will be for another day or so I have to wait get photos. It will probably make an appearance at one of the the bazillion holiday events coming up.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Throw Back

When charging my camera and uploading pictures from yesterday I realized I had some old photos I never shared. These photos were from Oktoberfest and before I stuffed myself at a 5 course beer pairing dinner.

I picked up this beautiful vintage dirndl at The Other Side Vintage. At some point in it's life someone had let it out but I was able to take it back down to the original size which happens to fit me perfectly. I also picked up the apron at the shop because I was too lazy to make one, I altered it a bit to work with this outfit though. The blouse is my go to chemise for costumes, I must have made it 8 or so years ago and it is still going strong.


We took the photos at the beautiful Brokaw - McDougall House 
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thankful

I've been going back and forth about continuing this blog. On one hand I enjoy sharing my outfits and on the other it can be draining trying to find photo locations and writing about my (fairly boring) life. I started blogging as a way to get myself to go out and do more stuff because I had turned into somewhat of a hikikomori after leaving my job in 2008 and it had been working until mid this year when I developed an issue with my knee. I had several months of constant pain and depression/anxiety which put a bit of a dampener on blogging, I didn't want to dress up and put on a fake smile for "cute" pictures. Resting my leg seems to be helping but I can't wait to get back to my morning 5 mile walks. I think for now if I take photos I'll post them but I am not going to stress myself over a weekly/monthly quota. The upcoming holidays may inspire me a bit because I love to dress up for them.
I have the week off from doggy walking so yesterday I slept in till 11, I really think my body needed it. Today enjoyed coffee with friends at a local coffee shop. I wore my second fall outfit of the season, it's so nice now that it is cool enough to wear cardigans, tights, and boots.
This autumn I treated myself to 7 of these adorable cropped cardigans in a range of colors- red, white, black, tan, pink, honey, and purple. Pairing pink with this dress may have not been most people's pick of the lot but I am glad I can finally pull out the pink from the leaves. When I made this dress I wanted to make the accents in bright pink but I couldn't match it so I went with rust. 
Outfit details

Brooch- made by me
Cardi- Amazon 
(although I got all the other colors from le bomb shop)
Dress- made by me, fabric from Jo Ann's
Tights- Sock Dreams
Boots- Tommy Hilfiger (outlet)
Purse- Sourpuss (The Oblong Box Shop clearance sale)

This is the face of a chick that already finished her Christmas gift wrapping, yeah, I'm one of "those" people. LOL! I finished knitting months ago. All that's left is baking cookies the week of Christmas.
Every year I make ornaments to put on gifts,  I went simple and quick this year with mini granny squares.
(this is just the first batch)
Have a happy and blessed holiday.

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