Sunday, July 14, 2013

My Week According to Instagram

Another week has passed.  And I've actually been a good girl all week when it came to blogging.  Everything came out on time.  I told you, I just have to get back into the routine of things.  And getting a head start by at least having the photos ready certainly helps matters.

I've spent a good portion of my evenings this week with R.  We don't really do too much but lay about and watch films.  But I love his company regardless.  Wednesday we did go out drinking with some of his mates.  Other than that, we've spent our evenings in.

1. Last Saturday's outfit for a cookout at my brother's house.
2. Good hair day that didn't last long thanks to the humidity.
3. There's a ladybug pin on my hat!
4. 1850 dream house for sale about 10 minutes from where I live.

5. I want a man to throw me around on the dance floor like this.
6. Finally did my huge pile of hand washing.
7. Monday's outfit.
8. Too hot and lazy to wear my hair down.

9. Shared this outfit post on IG.
10. Sent out some letters to my penpals.
11. Wednesday's flapper-ish outfit.
12. My old timey camera mobile cover came in the post!

13. Robert Taylor was this weeks Style Crush.
14. Shared this post via IG.
15. Made myself a tasty cocktail Friday night.

Today I'll drive my mum to church, as she has recently broken her leg.  Afterwards we will head back to her house for food and games.  She said she's planning on making chicken kabobs with cheesy potatoes for dinner and apple crisp for dessert.  She sure knows the way to my heart: chicken and potatoes.  It would only be fully complete with s'mores and mint chocolate chip ice cream.  Oh well, can't win them all.  I'll just have to win at Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock and Trivial Pursuit Genius Edition.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and an even better week ahead!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Flowering Trees Are My Favourite

Spring is, er...was in the air.  By the time this outfit has hit the blog, summer has now reared its ugly head and is in full force.

The weather has been weird lately with lots of thunderstorms and humidity.  It's not so good for the hair.

This top is one of my favourites.  I thrifted it from my local Goodwill and fell in love with it immediately.

Flowering trees have always been a favourite of mine.  When I was growing up we had a Dogwood tree in our front yard.  When I saw this tree in the park, I knew I had to make it my backdrop for photos until it stopped blooming.  So be prepared to see this backdrop for the next few sets of photos.

Tonight R and I are going to see some fireworks that his mates are setting off.  It's a bit late, but some folks were on holiday during the Fourth.  I'm hoping the weather holds out since it seems like it might storm again.  It's weird being in jeans and boots, but the venue can be dirty apparently so I have to forgo my normal girly attire.

Outfit Details:
vintage top, vintage hat, handbag {thrifted}
vintage skirt, vintage jewellery {grandmother's}
shoes {payless}

Not entirely sure what my weekend looks like beyond tonight.  Hopefully I'll have something fun to do.

What are your weekend plans?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Style Crush: Robert Taylor

Style Crush is finally back this week and it's featuring one of my favourite old Hollywood actors and crush in general...Robert Taylor.

I remember the first film I saw Robert in.  It was Waterloo Bridge and I fell madly for him.  He had a charm that was palpable through the screen and made me feel deeply for his character and the struggles he faced.

The next film I saw was Camille.  Poor Robert played yet another character that wasn't the luckiest in love.  It furthered my love of him and I began to watch every film of his that TCM aired.

He's able to pull off the looks of so many different characters.  He can wear the casual tennis jumper and then change into a tuxedo and look just as dashing.  I love the men's fashion of old.  It was just such a put together, polished look.  The fedora, the three piece suit, the wingtips...  There's just something about a well dressed man that makes a gal swoon a bit...

Monday, July 8, 2013

Red and Yellow

Huzzah!  At last another outfit post...  I'm back (hopefully, just need to get into the routine again) and better than ever!  I was in a bit of a mood a few weeks back and that added to my not wanting to blog.  But now that mood has passed and I'm happier than I've been in awhile.

I spent most of this weekend with R, as I did last weekend.  He really is quite the upgrade from J.  Saturday he came with my family to my brother's house for a lovely cookout.  Then we spent the rest of the evening relaxing and watching Django Unchained.

Sunday R and I had an early morning as his band was leading worship at Camp Swatara's church.  It was my first time getting to hear him play an instrument and sing and it was quite nice.  He has a very good voice.  I can't wait for him to give me guitar lessons.

After church we had lunch at the camp and then headed to Conrad Weiser Homestead for a concert honouring veteran's and different important songs were played that spanned the years.  R was there to take pictures; he's quite the photographer.  I could only stay for a half hour or so before I had to leave for another thing I had planned for yesterday.

Outfit Details:
vintage dress, jewellery {grandmother}
vintage hat, shoes {gift}
gloves, handbag, belt {thrifted}
backseam stockings {eBay}

After I left the concert I met up with a lady that works at the library where I volunteer at.  She took me to Shupp's Grove for a bit of antiquing.  Unfortunately since we got there so late in the afternoon (combined with the horrid heat), a lot of the vendors were already packed away for the day.

I did manage to get two lovely white vintage summer dresses, a bunch of vintage 1940s-1950s patterns, and two True Story magazines from the 1920s.  So I made out quite well considering.  I can't wait to go back with Cathy again when we actually get there at a more proper time.  We talked about making a whole Saturday out of antiquing in that area since there's lots of different spots around the location.  It should be great fun.  I'm very lucky and blessed to have all these new blossoming relationships in my life...

How was your weekend?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

My Week According to Instagram

I know, I know, I know...  Where the bloody hell have I been?!  I'm so sorry...  I actually took the time and edited over 100 Instagram photos from the past couple of weeks, put them up here, and wrote the whole blog entry.  Then went I went to post it, I lost everything and was too frustrated to go through all that again.  So I am skipping those two weeks and picking back up on this week.

One thing I must share since I'm not posting those photos is that the guy I met at WWII Weekend and I are no longer seeing each other.  I was really sad at first, but now I've realized it happened for a specific reason.  If I would have never met him, or if he would have never split up with me, then I wouldn't be where I'm at at this moment, nor whom I'm with.  I feel the pain was worth it in the end.

1. Watched On the Town for the first time. Such an entertaining film!
2. Last Sunday's outfit.
3. Monday's mixing of matching florals.
4. Gorgeous gloves I got from the lovely Eccentric Owl. She's such a great penpal!

5. Recruited penpals. I'm bringing handwritten letters back.
6. Cocktails with a friend at a pirate themed pub.
7. "When the Right One Comes Along" from Nashville.
8. In love with Wednesday's outfit. I must wear it again and take outfit photos.

9. Wednesday's hair. I have a bit of a fingerwave somehow happening.
10. One must wear a Captain America plaster when they cut themselves on Fourth of July.
11. A patriotic pinup.
12. My Fourth of July outfit.

13. Friday's outfit. It was too hot to bother with anything too fancy.
14. Oh Benny...
15. Finally watched Mr Selfridge and loved it!

I've had some really busy weeks lately, which has been a wonderful change.  I've been hanging out with lots of different people.  Last weekend I went to Gettysburg for the 150th which was really neat to see.  There are photos on my IG account and there will be a post with photos eventually.

I'm writing this post a day early, because I'll be too busy this weekend to get it out on time and I feel terrible about being so far behind in blogging.  Saturday (aka today as I'm writing this) I went to my brother's house for a cookout with my family and a new fella.  Afterwards he and I will be going to a party at his mate's.

Today I'm going to church with R to hear his band play and then going to the Conrad Weiser Homestead with him whilst he takes pictures.  After that I get to go to Shupp's Grove with a friend from the library I volunteer at.  I've never been there before but apparently I'll love it.  There's all sorts of antiques and vintage clothing and whatnot., be interested in that...?  Never...

I'll leave you here for now.  Until next time...Which won't be nearly as long I promise!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!