Friday, June 18, 2010

Off to the Lake!

We're off to a friend's lake house this weekend and I'm so excited- I finally feel like a real New Englander! Of course it's summer so it won't look like the picture, but in my head all lakes kind of look like this. See you Monday!

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Affordable Summer Fashion

In the spirit of the whole nation being broke, this summer I am going to do a series of shop updates with affordable, pretty vintage. Week 1 will feature dresses, including some really stellar cocktail numbers that are perfect for parties, summer weddings and nights on the town. All the dress below are up in the shop and then some. Check it out!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I am always so busy sharing what goes into the shop that I never bother to show people what I actually keep! As you can probably imagine, the temptation to skim the best things off the top for myself is very strong. However, when you seek out beautiful clothing for a living it becomes easier to let things go because you know there will be always be more. Though my Etsy closet is bottomless, my own is rather small and only a few good pieces of vintage make it in every season (really!).

I only keep or buy something that I know would haunt me the rest of my life if I didn't own it. I am not someone who waffles over a piece of clothing for a long time wondering if I should own it or not. When I see something that I know I can't live without, I buy it almost instantly. Sometimes I can't even tell you why I get lovestruck, it just happens. All my best buys have been like this- love at first sight. That is what the four things below have in common; instant, knee-buckling magnetism.


70's Edwardian Style Lace Dress- Flea Market, two days ago
70's Agate Pendant- belonged to my best friend's mom, two years ago
Kingman Mine Turquoise Bracelet- Woman selling jewelry randomly to the antique store I worked for in college
Silver Claw Leaf Collar- Ebay, one week ago
Peach and Lucite Belt (worn as a bandeau)- A giant bin full of dresses in a top secret location,
three weeks ago

Thursday, June 3, 2010

June Gloom- I don't think so!

A sneak peek at the pretty, pretty things going into the shop tomorrow: