Saturday, July 31, 2010

Oh My!

Oh my goodness! I have to, have to thank all of you lovely readers and people! All your comments here, on twitter, tumblr, and facebook (and elsewhere!) are just lovely. The reblogs and retweets and linking are more than a girl could ask for, along with all these sweet words and encouragement!

You are all so lovely, the most wonderful readers and friends <3 Thank you so, so much for all your support! I've done so well so far (at the moment I'm on page three! It's slipped a few times, but overall it's been so wonderful thanks to everyone!

Of course, you can still vote here until September 17th, once a day, if you'd like!

Thanks again for all your support and votes and such! I will have to come up with a special post/giveaway/gift or something in thanks soon!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mad Men

Serious business!

Last year I wasn't watching Mad Men. Then, for no reason, I watched season three on demand. I was hooked, and continued to watch the series backwards as I anxiously awaited season four.

I wasn't watching when the Banana Republic Mad Men Casting Call was going on, but this year I've been waiting. For the past few weeks I've been positively obsessed with working on an outfit and taking the pictures to enter!

Screaming about the wind and uncomfortable nature of vintage foundation garments.

This is another Thought About it For a Week and Then Went Back and Got It dress. It's from Twilight Vintage in Troy (it's a dream there, a wonderful vintage dream) and it's been staring at me for months wondering why I wasn't wearing her. Suddenly, I realized this was the perfect debut opportunity.

I've been affectionately calling it 'The Joanie Dress' since the second I tried it on.

I found a pair of my grandmother's gloves to wear--they don't fit in the worst way! I have huge hands ( I have to wear the large gloves at work!), but thankfully they just look dainty in pictures instead of tiny. I remembered I had these shoes lurking around from two summers ago, even though now they are decimated, and borrowed my mother's vintage Avon bee pin along with a delicious leather bag from France she snagged at an estate sale ages and ages ago.

I tried my best with hair, although it really deflated badly in the wind, and ran crazy trying to find the perfect shade of coral lipstick. All of my usual haunts and brands let me down, till I found a gorgeous shade at Target (Revlon, Coral) for pennies!

I even wore period-accurate undergarments! It was rough. I will admit, I skipped the stockings because I couldn't keep my shoes on with them (and they're the neatest little things with original 1960s packaging, I didn't want to stain them with my shoes) but all the rest of it was there and boy. Stand up straight you do!

My entry is now up!
Vote for me here!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sneaky Sneakers.

Image via this ebay listing, where they are a size 5 and thus, way too small for me.

I've seen Bensimon sneakers lurking around the internet for a while. I thought, meh, cute, but more canvas sneakers are the last thing I need! Then I tried on a pair at Madewell and thought, well now I see what all the fuss is about!

Of course, I feel extremly picky. I must have them in the mid-top and they must be this light blue. The internet has let me down thus far. Bah! I will find them somehow. Magically they are comfortable as anything, and even more inexplicably, make my feet (hoovering around an 8.5 or a 9) look smallish! How adorable they would be with little dresses, shorts, skirts, taking the fuss out of all the fussy little details I sometimes feel too frilled-over in.

I will find them, someday.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Shabby Apple Winner!

Hello dears! Just a quick pop in to announce the winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway!

At comment 52, Kaileigh of Sunny Side Up!
Congratulations! I'll be sending you an e-mail with details!

Thanks to everyone who entered <3333 Edited to add: Oh dear! I almost forgot!
For everyone, use the code

at Shabby Apple for 10% off!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Giveaway: Shabby Apple, Oh la la!

Hello dears! I'm popping in for a quick minute to post about the giveaway I mentioned in my last checking-in post! The lovely people over at Shabby Apple contacted me about running a giveaway here, and since I have been eyeballing some of their lovely little frocks after seeing them on some other blogs, it seemed they would be perfect for my first giveaway! Shabby Apple is a lovely little site featuring some terribly adorable women's dresses and other delightful adornments (I can't wait for their apron section to fill to the brim!), so for this giveaway one lucky gal will be the winner of the OH LA LA dress (since my resistance to stripes is non-existent):

OH LA LA dress at Shabby Apple

Rules are as follows:
1.)1-3 entries per person.
2.) Take a visit over to and let me know what your favorite dress is or follow the shabbyapple blog and let me know in your comments on this post.
3.) Open to US residents only.
4.) All entries must be submitted by Sunday July 18th at 6pm.

A winner will be chosen at random next Sunday!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summer Daze.

It's so hot. It's so hot and I can't stop talking or thinking about it, walking around sticking to everything I am in contact with.

Bit quiet around these parts, but soon we'll all be chirping up a storm! I have some outfits to share (went the film-route this time, but I still have to use up the roll!) and the blog's first giveaway coming up soon! In the meantime I've had a mini vacation from work, discovered more freckles and got an unfortunate sunburn.

But we'll be up and running again in no time!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

All This Happiness on The Fashion Spot!

A little while ago I got an e-mail from Nika at The Fashion Spot about being featured! I was totally overjoyed and thrilled to bits--and a bit awed! I love The Fashion Spot, I'm so pleasantly surprised to be featured on there! You can check out the interview here, discussing how and why I started this funny little blog along with other tidbits! I'm pleased as punch (to drop another cliché) about it!