Don't worry, there won't be flannel, or rather, there won't be much flannel.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Doctor's House

I love old houses. Whenever I get to see one I'm always sad that minimalism was ever thought of. This house was the Doctor's house when Pinecrest was a TB hospital. 

Skirt: Thrifted
Shirt: Thrifted
Shoes: gift from sister
Belt: Thrifted
Watch: Husband's

Pretty staircase. The steps still needed to be sanded down. And they kept or replaced the hardwood floors, throughout the entire house.

This one ended up blurry but I had to add it still because it's so neat. I don't remember what you would call this. But its built right into the wall and would house china. It was so pretty. 

I had to add this picture. This is the inside of a closet with a set of shelves made for shoes. Half a closet for your shoes! Looking at it makes you realize just how easy this would be to make. It's just plywood shelves with a strip of lumber to keep heels from falling out. 

Okay, back to making cookies...I mean studying for finals. :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Pitfalls of Spring

Another green post, in my defense this green is a bit more muted. I have one more green post, but you won't see that until next week because I forgot to retrieve it from my husband's phone and he is opening  up the cottage for the summer! Whoop, whoop! While I have to stay behind and study for finals. Boo.

Oh, hey, there are my arms. The spring season can be so frustrating sometimes. Spring is often portrayed as green grass growing, flowers blooming, sun shining, which leads you to forget snow was ever around. Until it's slapping you in the face, making your mascara run and the feeling of betrayal burns so deep you curse the sky. This was yesterday. Yes, it snowed heavily, briefly and was gone by afternoon, but that cold north wind lingered, whipping up the betrayal again and again. Sigh. The pitfalls of spring.

Dress: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Necklaces: probably Claires
Sweater: Aeropostale
Tights: Target

Once finals are done I won't be so morose, I promise.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Green Growing

Some more green! It just keeps happening for some reason. 

I like the green with this dress. Though I feel the pictures don't do the outfit justice. 

Dress: Gift from mom
Belt: Thrifted
Tights: Target
Boots: Born shoes

School's almost done! Anyone have summer plans? I still have work but I would love to hang out on a beach all day and just soak up sun (with some spf). Just chill. Just be

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bread and Muffins

Every time I wear the turtleneck I think this has to be the last time. The day will come when it will be too hot to have my neck all wrapped up snug as only a neck can be in a turtleneck. But then the cold persists, even snow. This day looked beautiful out but I was still wearing gloves because that frozen wind chilled them to the point of pain. But today the weather redeemed itself a bit.

This skirt starts out a dark green at the waist band, the color of the belt actually, and melts down into a burnt orange. I usually hate stuff like this, but I loved this skirt when I first saw it at St. Vinnie's. It called my name. But then do you have to stick with the colors of the skirt? Because this will be pretty much the only outfit I can wear with the skirt. Anyone have any other ideas? Can I completely deviate from the colors? 

How perfect is this truck for the background? It's been sitting out behind Econo for who knows how long, just waiting to be the background for my next post.

Turtleneck: Thrifted
Skirt: Thrifted
Necklace: Bazaar at Church
Earrings: Bazaar at Chruch
Sunnies: Target
Tights: Target
Boots: Born Shoes

And this is the first of the next couple of posts that involve green... 

Thursday, April 19, 2012


At what length of skirt do you feel most sexy? Pretty? Attractive? This skirt is long but I love it. I love how it fits. I recently picked up a couple skirts at Salvation Army and they fit so awesome! Though this skirt is longer, covers my legs, but it just feels so great, especially with heels I get this long lean look. And I find that the more I wear longer skirts the more I love them...Curious indeed how one's style evolves...Tell me, whats your skirt length?

Besides the length of my skirt, what else I love about this outfit is the juxtaposition of the navy blue with the mint green belt.  

I should have gotten a closer picture of this pin. It's so cute. I pinned it to my necklaces for more color. 

This is an awesomely awkward picture of my face, but I wanted to show you my earring. I love the color.

Skirt: Thrifted
Shirt: Vintage
Shoes: Payless
Belt: Vintage
Earrings: a bazaar at church

Monday, April 16, 2012

A Matching Set and Conflicting Greens

Vintage and awesomeness

I blend into this wall.

I know the green of my purse and the green of my sweater are terrible together, but I just got this purse and am so excited to use it. I haven't had a purse with a long strap in a long time. I've been mostly using clutches. This delightful green bag is one of the treasures I found when thrifting. The leather is a bit beat up, but I like it. It gives it character.

See how these earring and necklace match? Completely by chance. I found these earrings at the Old Bank Building in Negaunee and I found this necklace at a bazaar at the Cathedral. It was kismet. 

Dress and belt: thrifted, vintage
Cardigan: Maurices
Shoes: I can't remember right now...

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Seek Beauty

This is a sweet polka dotted eighties dress, shoulder pads removed, sleeves rolled a bit to tone them down.
Big shoulders, I just can't do it. 

Funny story about this dress. I was working drive at the bank and a usual customer drives up and he's kinda crabby, stoic maybe, is a better word. But he was all smiles this day, he wanted something. He turns to actually look at me, which he usually doesn't, and he literally starts blinking, rubbing his eyes. Trying to look at me. I figured the polka-dotted dress was just too much for him. I laughed.

Flash of yellow nails. You know I never have mentioned this ring that I wear have I? It just is, I guess. I've been wearing it since Freshman year of college, which was five years ago now. It's Jeanine Payer and all of her jewelry has some quote on it. This ring has seek beauty scrawled on the heart. 

Dress: Thrifted
Belt: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Target
Shoes: Payless
Shirt: Target, ages ago
Earrings: Vintage

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter Shades and Doctor's chairs

I'm slamming into the wall the erects itself right before the end of the semester. I can see the end, see the final weeks, how midterms play out and the beckoning freedoms of early summer...Yet it's so hard to get there. I should be studying for a test, but instead I'm going to wing it. And spend my time blogging and reading magazines. 

Here is my Easter outfit. It's vintage from the Old Bank Building antiques store in downtown Negaunee. Got it for a song. Apparently its handmade too.

I love these chairs. Aren't they sweet? There are from my husband's workplace. I want them for my future office. 

Dress: Vintage
Belt: Vintage, from the dress that I wore on the cliff that one day
Shoes: Payless

Aww, I keep forgetting to get a close up of those earrings. And the shoulder detail on the dress. Forgive me readers for providing less than stellar photographs. I just hate continually bugging my husband to take pictures of me. So I try to make it as quick and painless as possible, even though he (mostly) never complains. 

I want to go to an auction. I think it would be neat and one could find some really interesting stuff, hopefully clothes and jewelry, and maybe a step towards building capital for my future vintage clothing business! Anyway, it's really hard around here to find information on auctions, plus I've never actually been to one...That may be my problem. I found a couple auction houses in the Marquette area, only one has a website. I know news papers are a good source but I want more details, I guess. Anyway, if anyone has info on stuff like that, auctions, estate sales, drop me an email: It doesn't need to be the Marquette area either, general U.P., even Wisconsin.

Hope everyone is having a good week.