Monday, December 31, 2012

Auld Lang Syne

Another year is coming to it's close.  Now is the time to reflect on the months past and those we have ahead.  Like any other, I have had my fair share of ups and downs this year.  Though I am not ending the year in as much of a bang as I would like.

Outfit Details:
vintage skirt, handbag, belt, cardigan {thrifted}
t-shirt {old navy}
shoes {new york city}
necklace {rehobeth beach, deleware}
bracelet {boston, massachusetts}

It's truly quite difficult to believe that in a few hours it will be the year 2013.  Not that I have any grand plans are anything such as that.  I doubt I will even make it to midnight.  I'm exciting, right?  It comes from the lack of money plus not that many friends living in the area plus not being into drinking or anything like that.  I will most likely be ringing in the New Year by watching Return of the King and cuddling with my pup.  Don't get me wrong, for once I would love to dress up and do something special for the evening.  I suppose it's just not in the cards for me.  Perhaps one year I will have something to do to celebrate.

What are your plans for New Year's Eve?  Anything exciting?

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

My Week According to Instagram

Still suffering through my hardship here, but I do have a few things to be grateful for this week.  I'm thankful for my loving family and all of their support, a white Christmas, the wonderful thoughtful gifts I received, going to see the Hobbit, and being able to dress up and go out tonight.

My family definitely knows my tastes.  As you will see below, I received some amazing vintage items-and that's not even all of them!  There are still some I have yet to post.

I had some major geeking out this week with going to see The Hobbit.  They played trailers for Star Trek and Jack the Giant Slayer beforehand.  I am so excited for both of them.  Star Trek needs no words and Jack has the oh-so beautiful Nicholas Hoult in the starring role and the always delicious Ewan McGregor in it.  The only problem with showing them is that I want to see them immediately and not have to wait until their release date.  The Hobbit was incredible!  Martin Freeman was so precious as Bilbo and Richard Armitage was wonderful as Thorin.  I'd really like to see it once more before it leaves cinemas.

1-3. What I wore Christmas Eve.
4. A swell handbag my mum gave me as my Christmas Eve gift.

5. A Skyway train case I got to open early.
6. My new lovelies get their first night out. Unfortunately I had to then change them because snow + peep-toes don't work too well.
7. The Christmas tree at my brothers house with all the goodies underneath.
8. A pretty vintage print.

9. The neighbors beautiful yard after the snowfall.
10. It was a white Christmas after all!
11. What I wore Christmas day.
12. My new Victorian Trading Co. sunnies!

13. The Hobbit was amazing!!!  I really want to see it again.
14. Sharing this post with Instagram followers.
15. Lord of the Rings marathon!
16. My precious...

17. Sharing this post on Instagram.
18. Smudger got a haircut!
19. A red cape and handmade apron made by my great-grandmother.
20. My mum gave me one of my grandmother's dresses as a gift.

21. Two deep purple handbags from the 1920s.
22. A close up of the clasp detail.
23. A glass slipper, JFK book, and an old dessert recipe book.
24. A vintage handbag.

25. Real miniature hand mirror necklace from Victorian Trading Co.
26. A gorgeous grooming set from Victorian Trading Co.
27. Took my nephew to play in the snow.
28. The beautiful snowy landscape at my brother's house.

29. Sharing this post on Instagram.
30. This needs no words.
31-32. What I'm wearing today.

How was your Christmas week and weekend?  Any plans to celebrate the new year?

Friday, December 28, 2012

Finally Fall

Woohoo!  We are finally getting to autumn weather on the blog!  It is my good intention to try to post more often so I can get up to date and post outfits that I at least wore within the past week or so.  The biggest thing holding me back is editing the photos.  It's such a lengthy process and I have to do it on my PC, since the configuration of my laptop screen doesn't work well with the editor I use.

The idea of taking photos with Tucker was a good one in idea form, but didn't work out quite as planned when put into practice.  He didn't want to stay still long enough for photos.  He ended up pulling me quite often with his bulky strength, which induced quite a few funny faces from me.  I don't think I'll be posing with him in this manner again any time soon.

Outfit Details:
vintage hat, vintage blouse, vintage skirt, belt, handbag {thrifted}
shoes {target}
vintage brooch, vintage rings {paternal grandmother}
bracelets {eBay, and random shop}

This, I must say, is one of my favourite outfits I've worn on the blog, to date.  It's not any particular piece, but more so the combination of the whole.  I really love the delicate lace collar of the top.  I haven't worn it again since, but I'm definitely going to have to.  I'm finding it rather difficult to wear skirts and dresses in these cold months.  It can be such a hassle sometimes. 

Do any of you have issues dressing up when it's cold out?

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Child(ren) of the Corn

So after an up to date blog post yesterday, here we are back to summer clothing.  I absolutely love this dress.  It's got a twirly skirt, sweet little buttons, and a sailor-ish sort of back.  I also adore the watercolour print of the blue and white flowers.  My mum bought me the necklace at a Titanic Tea Party we went to back when the film first was out.  We got to dress up in clothing inspired by the 1910s and have tea and scones.  It was really lovely.  I saw the necklace, and of course had to have it.  I don't wear it often.  It usually stays in the dark green velvet pouch with the white star on the closure.  I must make it a habit to bring it out more often.

You will notice that these photos are not taken at my usual location.  When I went to the Conrad Weiser Homestead, they were having some sort of Frisbee tournament all over the grounds.  I didn't want to be there awkwardly taking photos.  It might be a different story if I had a proper tripod for the camera I use.  Since I don't I use a stool and then put the lid of my typewriter on top of the stool with the camera on top.  It's definitely an interesting sight to see me running back and forth to that contraption.

I drove around through the mountains nearby until I found a place that I could use as my backdrop.  The title of this blog post is inspired by the location (and obviously a pun on the film).  It turned out to be a really nice place to take photos, despite the grass and weeds getting into my shoes.  Thankfully since it was in the mountains, the road is less traveled, but there were still a few cars to slow down as they passed and give me funny looks.  I'm just glad the farmer didn't come at me with a shotgun or something.

Outfit Details:
vintage 1950s dress, belt {thrifted}
vintage handbag, Le Cœur de la Mer necklace, Baker's shoes {gifted}
Princess Diana/Catherine ring {Boscov's}

Lastly, there's dear Tucker.  He looks quite depressed in that photo.  I took it the day after we had to put Harley down.  Tucker lost his best friend, and I lost my best furry brother.  It was a sad day, but I thought maybe doing something normal like taking outfit photos would help.

Do you have any interesting stories to tell about taking photos of yourself?  How about ways you cope through difficult times?

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Merry Little Christmas

Hello all!  I hope you all had a holly jolly Christmas yesterday, for those of you who celebrate.  It's hard to believe that it's over already.  After all that preparation, poof!  Gone.

All in all, I had a rather nice day, aside from some slight awkwardness thrown in there.  My mum gave me all of these wonderful vintage items including two handbags from the 1920s.  My dad gave me his mother's bell and teacup collection, which was very special.  I didn't get to explore them all yet, but I can't wait to dig them out and find a special place for them.

This is what I wore for Christmas day.  I took the photos earlier in the week since I knew I would've been too busy to take them yesterday.  Though I sort of wish I would have because it would have been very pretty to take them with snow on the ground.

Outfit Details:
vintage handmade dress {thrifted}
stockings, shoes {target}
cardigan {boscov's}
vintage jewelry {paternal grandmother}

I ended the evening watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carrey.  That movie is just so great.  It's a must have Christmas movie for me along with Love Actually, Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street, and Santa Claus.  There are more that I enjoy watching, but those are my must haves.  I must admit that I've been living off of the Hallmark and Lifetime channels with their holiday film fests.  I'll most likely be watching Christmas movies into the New Year because of all of the ones on my DVR.

How did you spend your holiday?  What goodies did you get?

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