Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

3 years ago Luke and I were married at sunset in a lovely garden, it feels like forever ago and yesterday! We've been together just a little over 5 years and I don't know how it's possible but I love him more everyday. He's my best friend of all time and I can't imagine spending my life without him. We can do every thing or nothing and have fun as long as we're together, he just makes it all worth it for me. I feel like we've grown up together and I can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together..whatever may come. I can't believe at 25 I have been married for 3 years, own a house, and have my own little business...he's helped make my dreams come true!

For our anniversary we took some fun photos to remember the day! I talked him into wearing the silly vintage velvet bow tie that we had thrifted for Copper to wear in the wedding haha! He was still a pup at the time and was way too stubborn and energetic to walk down the aisle! I recreated my wedding day makeup look and wore my handmade vintage blossom crown that I adore. I had added a few of these same flowers to my wedding birdcage veil I created and it makes me think of that beautiful day every time I see it! Hooray for love!

LOVE my wood heels from Aldo

newly thrifted vintage fedora

cream maxi skirt,nude blazer and lace top-F21
vintage floral brooch and straw bag

copper adores him..i think he's his favorite haha!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

weekend winsome


                                              rusty wearables

How I Met Your Mother

lovely leopard

Don Draper/John Hamm

I've been hoarding perfect pieces for the fall and one of the colors I've been drawn to lately is rust. I have a few key pieces in the shade but I can't help looking for more, it's such a pretty color! I'm also loving subtle touches of leopard, it can be so classy and chic done the right way. After a few too many Mad Men episodes I've fallen in love all over again and I can't wait for the 5th season, 2012 can't come soon enough! Don Draper is so handsome.. I have a thing for square jawed guys with dark hair and blue eyes! I just watched 5 episodes of how i met your mother back to back..yea, I love that show.

getting my wardrobe together for the fall weather, my favorite season!

a new piece for the library..thanks mom!

pretty vintage frames patiently waiting for the walls to be painted, can't wait to restore our eclectic collage!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

midweek menagerie

A collection of thoughts and things..

Joan Holloway-esque makeup- I'm halfway through Mad Men season 4 and I've developed and unhealthy obsession with Joan's perfect red orange lipstick. I need this shade in my lip wardrobe asap..I used to hate lipstick! I customize colors when I can't find an affordable version of what I love but I might just have to splurge this time..

YSL-orange sari

NARS-heat wave

testing on this poor piece of junk mail..

Coffee breaks-


Living dolls- so in love with this new ad for Lancome's doll lashes mascara, gorgeous!

even the tube is pretty!

All you can eat sushi- you heard me right..our local sushi/thai place has the best deal ever,under 10 bucks! 

Au naturale- I've only done my hair/makeup twice this week..hooray for lazy days!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

sweet days of summer

blowing through the jasmine in my mind

these two kind of remind me of justin and jimmy on snl..haha

I've been doing nothing but watching Mad Men,working on pieces, and hanging out in my pajamas..I feel like I lost a week of my life! My back finally feels better and I was able to enjoy the summer again, I can't believe it's almost flew by! This halo is one of my favorite things I've ever made, and one of the first. I found a darling little dusty old hat in a thrift store years ago and while the hat had seen better days these sweet vintage jasmine blossoms were begging for a new life. That hat started my obsession with vintage millinery and was the first piece in my ever growing collection of old hats. I used the blooms to create a pretty floral wreath to adorn my head..the little flowers are thin and delicate and so very old that I don't wear it too often but when I do it's instant happiness!
I've also been listening to the oldies radio station and a lot of 60's and 70's music..can you tell?


my favorite(jade)ring*Topshop

vintage millinery halo* handmade by me/purse*vintage/shoes*Aldo/lace blazer*f21

I hope everyone is having a lovely week!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Film Friday

   Beauty and the Beast-1946

"For grown-ups who haven't lost touch with their childhood"

I adore fairy tales and the story of Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorites. This french film is hauntingly beautiful and so magical, the best version ever made! It's directed by French poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau and stars the stunning Josette Day as Belle and Jean Marais as Avenant/the beast. 

What's your favorite fairy tale?