Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Pocket of Whimsy Giveaway

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A Pocket of Whimsy // Blogger Collective Giveaway

If you are seeing this post right now, and aren't bouncing off the walls with excitement, then you had better take a hop over to A Pocket of Whimsy, and get a look at what all of the hubbub's about. A Pocket of Whimsy is responsible for all of those darling necklaces I am always raving about- the binoculars, the hourglass, the mushroom shadowbox- so the list goes on. I have never before been SO in love with a collection of designs. They are like nothing else, and now A Pocket of Whimsy is offering three of you lovely, lucky gals a chance to win a necklace from the shop! 

Best part? Six other amazingly gorgeous and talented bloggers will be joining in the fun! Just leave a comment on this post letting me know what you would pick out from A Pocket of Whimsy- mark that you did in the rafflecopter widget, and bunches of other entry options will pop up for all of these fantastic blogs! More entry options = more chances to win!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Come Fly with Me

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Can I just say, I am tired of being tired? Lately it's been so weird, I think I am sleepwalking half of the time. I can't even carry on a good conversation with people. Ever have those days? I think it must be from being so busy lately- I'm used to a laid back schedule, and the last month has been nothing but craziness. 

Onto a more fashionable note ;) Can you believe this dress is from the 1980s!? I love it when I can find newer vintage that resembles even older pieces. First of all because they are usually a lot more affordable, and secondly- they are often times a bit more durable. This lovely frock is from Vintage Destiny. This is another shop that's great for finding bunches of gorgeous vintage in one place.

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So I discovered a pretty neat little story behind my 1957 LIFE magazine. The cover still has an address label stuck to the front, reading "Dr Earl D Gere." A couple of days ago I decided to do some research. Turns out Gere was a chiropractor in Kinsley Kansas- I even found the home the magazine was originally delivered to on Google Maps- go figure! The doctor was born in 1890 and died in 1970- over 40 years ago. Can't help but find this all super interesting...

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Dress: c/o Vintage Destiny
Necklace, belt & hat: Forever 21
Crinoline: Swank Underpinnings

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Fail-Safe

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I'm not sure if I'm the only one, but as a blogger I've realized that I have a fail-safe location- one place that I can almost always fall back on when I need a pretty spot for outfit pictures, and fast. For me, it's my local park. I think I've shot photos here 6 times or so in the past. For one thing it's close to home, and for another, it's green! Summer has been lingering here in Cali- September has been ridiculously hot- yuck... how about all of you? What's the weather been like lately?

I decided to keep things pretty simple for today's outfit, and let the dress be the statement piece. There's nothing like a vintage, floral dress for Summer! This 50s piece is from Dane Vintage, an Etsy shop I've had my eye on for some time now. If you decide to stop by, you will know why (poet and I didn't know it ;). Bunches and bunches of gorgeous vintage pieces- can you imagine how many amazing photo-shoots could be inspired from all of that loveliness?

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As lovely as it would be to lay in the grass and read up on etiquette, my days have been filled to the brim with rather different activities as of late. School started up- which means busy, busy, busy. In a good way of course, but it seems any moment I get to kick back and relax is precious. At least I can imitate a chill, laid back lifestyle in my photographs ;)

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Dress: Dane Vintage
Shoes: Payless
Hat: Forever 21
Necklace: gift