Monday, October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween everyone!! We're tucking in with some spooky movies this evening! What are you all up to?? Whatever it is, I hope it's spooktacular!!

Photos: Roll It, my newest favorite Tumblr to browse

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday . Morning

Spicy Bloody Mary


Strawberry Stuffed French Toast w/Cream and Potato Gratin

= the perfect Sunday Brunch!

Friday, October 28, 2011


I'll take one of everything. Please. Thank you.

{ Top } Fashion Copious and The King is Dead
{ Bottom } Anthropologie and Vogue Paris November 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Swing . Time

First of all, no, not swing time like that. Get your mind out of the gutter!

Swing time as in, "Hello my newest vintage coat acquisition." A Lilli Ann Striped Swing Coat! I wasn't really looking for a new coat, but happened upon this on eBay and just couldn't pass it up.

I was on my way out the door and asked B. to quick take a photo with my iPhone. Of course, he tried to make me laugh, and I tried my very very best not to, which resulted in kind of a scrunched up half laugh. Ce la vie...

Looking for a similar coat? Try: {1} A different version of the same coat here from Brown Fox Vintage; {2} A mohair swing coat here from Pretty Little World Vintage; or {3} A leopard swing coat, newly listed on eBay, here

Sunday, October 23, 2011


I go through cycles (cycles = more sophisticated way of saying "phases") where I want to go out and get a lot of one kind of things: coats, bags, shoes, kitchen gadgets, whatever. And then I do, and then move onto the next thing.

Currently I'm a bit obsessed with nail polishes. For at least a month or so, I did nothing with my nails (other than just keep them up, of course). And then recently there's been a little "New colors! New colors!" voice. So I've been changing my nails every couple of days + collecting many new shades.

The Metallics: Revlon's {1} Gold Coin {2} Silver Dollar {3} Copper Penny

The Reds: {1} Chanel Vamp {2} Revlon Frankly Scarlet

The Neutrals: {1} Essie Mamba {2} Chanel Beige Petale {3} Revlon Sheer Nude {4} Essie Marshmallow

The Blacks: {1} Chanel Steel {2} Revlon Black Lingerie {3} Chanel Noir Ceramic

The Neons: {1} Chanel L.A. Sunrise {2} Face Plum Forgot {3} Chanel Mimosa

The Pinks: {1} Revlon Innocent {2} Essie E-Nuf is E-Nuf {3} Chanel Morning Rose {4} Chanel Riviera
{5} Urban Outfitters Pink 1 {6} Chanel Mistral {7} Chanel Melrose

The Glitters: {1} Wet-N-Wild Party of Five Glitters {2} Sally Hanson Strobe Light {3} Maybelline Pink Stars
{4} Maybelline All I Want Is Purple {5} Sinful Queen of Beauty {6} Revlon Facets of Fuchsia

Some of these I've had for some time now (Chanel's Noir Ceramic is my ultimate holy grail polish, and I was lucky enough to find one in Chicago when it was first released), and some are brand spankin' new.

I do also clean out my collection from time-to-time. Sometimes colors catch my eye in the store, but they're not for me. For instance, those pretty little blue colors look oh so lovely in the bottle, but I kind of can't stand them once they're on my nails.

I also know that some people are a smidge intimidated by the cost of the Chanel polishes (they're up to $25.00 a pop), but Chanel makes some seriously drool-worthy colors + the colors don't separate like cheaper polishes do, so you can hang onto them for years and years.

I'm currently coveting "Knees Up" by Butter London, but would love to hear what shades all of you swoon over!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Yeah, so...

...I've been a very bad blogger this week. Each day I've thought, "I need to write a new post today." And then, clearly, that hasn't happened. I haven't even been particularly busy with other things -- it's just slipped away from me, with no real excuse.

But there's always next week, no?

P.S. -- Has anyone else been watching American Horror Story on F/X? If you haven't been, you should be. It's one of the most ridiculously wicked/dark/creepy/funny/fabulous new shows in awhile. I'm constantly ready for more, more, more.

Photo: Roll It

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Lately I've been obsessed with trolling through the fall/winter lookbook at Calypso St. Barth. The site makes winter seem as though it's going to be created by the Sugarplum Fairy. (Which, by the way, if anyone knows how to make that happen, lets get on that!) Somehow sequined maxi dresses and lounge pants make the coming cold weather seem a little more bearable.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Antique . Harvest . Festival

Yesterday's Antique Harvest Festival was lovely, fun, and challenging all in one. The show is spread out across the grounds of a centennial farm - the main home is a completely redone Victorian - with some vendors in the redone farm buildings, and some outdoors.

We were outdoors, as typically in October, you have beautiful sun, a little bit of cooler fall weather, and lots of colorful foliage. We did indeed have all of that yesterday, but as well: 20 - 30 mph gusts of wind. That made for some unique challenges: holding up garment racks of clothes; picking up (again and again) pretty floral decorations; and grabbing up vintage metal tins that would occasionally scatter off of their tables.

All in all though it was a lovely show. I sold a lot of vintage lab ware, + some coats went to new homes! My favorite sale: an older women, probably in her late 70s, who tried on a 1950s wool boucle coat with a ginormous fox fur collar, and then promptly nodded her head to declare that that was "the one."

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Home . Lust . Heart . Attack { x2 }

raking leaves + then jumping into giant leaf piles
martinis outdoors in the evening
taking the dog for walks
reading in the yard on a plaid flannel blanket
going to a nearby orchard to pick apples for pie
morning jogs
having bonfire parties


things I'd do if I lived in either of these amazing houses.

Photos: Cape Cod Collegiate and Kezwan on Flickr

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Vintage . vs . Runway

A recent issue of Marie Claire magazine had a fun spread on really vivid pieces for fall. I was immediately attracted to a gorgy bright kelly green sweater coat... until I saw the price tag. The coat, by Les Copains, was listed at $2895.00. Not gonna happen.

The coat was especially a tease as I'd remembered something very similar from a vintage shop in Cleveland... something very similar that I had, of course, not purchased.

Though as luck would have it, it was still there on this last trip!

Mine has a little wear ("character") to it, though as it's virtually the same coat, and substantially less $$$, I'll take it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I've had some time this afternoon to unpack and hang a portion of what came back from Cleveland this past weekend -- coats and sweaters galore! A lot of this is headed to a show this coming Saturday & Sunday, so if something catches your eye (and you want more info + photos) let me know -- it could be gone come this weekend!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Cleveland - The Weekend in Instagram

a late night start // fall, outside the post office // shortcut to the neighbor's
Dali, in a box // giant stuffed animals, enjoying the weather // pretty plants, still in bloom
Cambodian for dinner // glitter skeletons = party! // outside a community garden
vintage heaven // the dresses in vintage heaven // the house where B. grew up