Tuesday, February 28, 2012

beauty icon

Elizabeth Taylor

Yesterday would have been her 80th birthday! This stunning beauty is one of my all time favorites and the epitome of old hollywood glamour. Famous for her deep blue/violet eyes she was born with an abnormality, Distichiasis, that caused her to have double eyelashes! She lived her life fully and boldly and was a humanitarian devoted to raising money and awarewness for Hiv/Aids related projects and charities.

A little Liz..

I always think dark hair,full defined brows, and heavily lined eyes when I picture Liz. Her delicate features look particulary pretty with her little pixie cut..one of my short hair inspirations!

Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

wintry winds

"No boughs have withered because of the wintry wind;
The boughs have withered because I have told them my dreams."

It finally snowed!! And then it was gone..it's 68 and sunny right now,this has been the weirdest winter ever!

It was freezing when we took these but I had to get a shot of this amazing vintage cape I found at the flea market. As I was buying it a little old lady ran over and hugged it saying "ooo this looks like sherlock holmes!" haha back off grams, this one's mine! I never thought I would be battling grannies for the same things haha what can I say, I like what I like.

detachable collar-ebay
tights-we love colors
booties-spotted moth
velvet bow brooch/hair bow-handmade by me(big bow from a vintage hat)

I was trying it on at home and Luke said "you should wear that with your vintage turban" haha my response: a, I'm kind of flabbergasted when you say things like that. b, I like where your head's at.

In other news, this is the last time you'll be seeing me with my hair up in a sad little bun...I chopped it all off! I mean full-on almost Pixie. I cut it myself as usuall so I'm still perfecting it, a little bit more is coming off everyday haha Short little layers are harder than I thought, escpecially in the very back. Thank goodness for youtube haircutting videos! I'm hoping I can get it how I want, super nervous to show it off!

Saturday, February 18, 2012


♪ Shyness, let it go
 Never have to feel so lonely ♪

I'm sipping some fresh fruit/veggie juice and catching up on e-mails and messages..does anyone else get shy when it comes to responding to people online? I always want to make sure my personality shows through but I often wonder if I've said the wrong things or made any sense at all. Duckie's voice pops into my head "Do I offend? when I catch myself after the fact or over analyze what I've just said haha Pretty in Pink is one of my favorite movies of all time so that is the kind of silly thing that would pop into my head. I wish I could talk to everyone as easily as I talk to Luke, or the animals, or myself..that sounds crazy doesn't it haha Forget about calling people on the phone, I'm horrible at it!

It's a get it done Saturday, shyness and all..

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

my funny valentine

Nothing Like You and I by The Perishers on Grooveshark

Luke and I had a perfectly low key Valentine's Day, just the way we like it. I made breakfast, he made dinner. It's a partnership..we balance each other out. He's practical and sensible, I'm impulsive and a bit fickle at times. I didn't dream of my wedding day as a little girl but I knew how I wanted to be loved, Luke is my very best friend. He also does the dishes after I wreck the place,folds socks, and is the best kitty/puppy/bunny daddy in the world..they love him the most haha I'm so glad he held my hand that summer night years ago, we've been inseparable ever since!

favorite vintage mugs
answering e-mails vday style
heart shaped breakfast-pecan/peach pancakes with fresh blueberry syrup and southwest eggs

pretty bday/vday roses

I snagged this dress from modcloth during the last big sale, love it!
heart brooch and velvet neck bow-handmade by me

love this wall on my street, I can't imagine anything ever costing 5 cents!

We watched Picnic at Hanging Rock later that night, I didn't realized it was set on Valentine's Day! It's been on my Netflix queue for over a year..a "misplaced" mad men disc was finally found and this was the first movie to come in yesterday, perfect timing!

I hope everyone had a sweet Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

heart of gold

Heart Of Gold by Neil Young on Grooveshark

 I celebrated my 26th birthday on Wednesday doing exactly what I wanted..vintage shopping and sushi! We went to my two favorite places in town and it couldn't have been a better day. February is my very favorite month..Valentine's Day is coming up next!

I used my birthday as an opportunity to play dress up and wear some of my favorite pretty things. I dipped into my vintage glitter to add some sparkle to the heel of these mary janes, my vintage shoe clips made them extra fancy!

outfit-old favorites 
vintage-shoe clips,beaded "K",purse

The whole upper area of my favorite vintage shop is all pretty things. I have a few special dresses that I like to "visit"..If I could I would buy them all!

this collar is bananas haha

My loot. The vintage elephant valentine makes my heart melt.

This pretty 50's dress was a whopping 2$! It's missing all it's buttons and needs a little repair work but I adore it, perfect little project.

Happy Friday!