Ugh, I hate Mondays... esp when they are rainy and I have to give a presentation in class (I am so nervous!) Anyways, Christine from Redhedgingerbread tagged me, and I thought filling this out would cheer me up. Here it goes:
1. Your hair? Dark brown, but I have a lot of stray gray hairs now and it makes me sad.
2. Your favorite food? Mini cheeseburgers. I get so excited when I see them on a menu.
3. Your favorite drink? Shirley Temple.
4. Your dream/goal? Owning my own store/business someday.
5. Your hobby? Blogging, reading blogs, making jewelry, antiquing, thrift shopping.
6. Your fear? My left lung collapsed 3 years ago, and I have a 50% chance for it to happen to the right lung. I am always scared it is going to happen at an inopportune time.
7. Where were you last night? My apartment. I watched Edge of Love.
Sorry I have been gone for a few days... John and I went to NYC (Brooklyn to be exact) to visit his sister Anne for Thanksgiving. It was a fun weekend. Yesterday we went to 34th Street and walked around a Christmas market and visited ABC Home and today we went to a few thrift stores in Brooklyn. (I, of course, bought a few things which I will take pictures of later in the week.)
Anne is a jewelry designer and gave me these 3 bling bling cocktail rings to take home with me. So perfect for the upcoming holiday season!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!!!
Here is a quick peek of my outfit today. I bought this necklace from H&M about 5 years ago. I rediscovered it this weekend when I went to my Cape house and dug through some of the things that had been moved down there from my old bedroom at home.
I have been very remiss in posting my thrift store finds lately...I apologize. Anyways, last week I was perusing my fav thrift store, and I happened to spy this vintage fur jacket on the racks. I got seriously excited and ran over to it, and I got even more excited when I noticed the price tag read $7.99. I snatched it up immediately and ran to the cash register. Remember my fur jacket story from a few weeks ago? See, thrifting karma really does exist.
(as always, excuse the pictures and messy bedroom)
Also, I am not sure if you can see my skirt in the pictures, but I was inspired to purchase it after seeing this lovely outfit post on Orchid Grey.
Maybe I will mention one wedding related topic per week...
Anywho, I haven't really done much in the way of wedding planning, but I have picked my lovely bridesmaids. My Maid of Honor is my best friend Lauren. We met in the 7th grade, but didn't become best friends until sophomore year of high school when we bonded over our love of the MTV show Daria, the Spice Girls, Felicity, and techno music (it was the 90s... what can I say)
Here we are in all our 90's glory (notice the sweet jeans)
Anyways, I can't wait to have her with me on my special day and we are already discussing fun wedding things like her dress (I think she will wear something different than the other girls) and my bachlorette party ;)
Here is a pic of us from this Spring. I am not liking my outfit, but I am actually wearing the same sweater to work today...
Lauren is also a fellow blogger. Check her out here
Last week I had Wednesday off for Veteran's Day and I decided to get my engagement ring re-sized while I had time. The jeweler did it in about 20 mins, but while I was waiting, I wandered over to a store called Second Time Around. I usually never find anything in this consignment store, but this day I happened to find a navy blue Ralph Lauren cashmere cardigan on sale for $50. I seriously wore this sweater all weekend and am wearing it at work again today. Shhhhh, its fine.
Anyways, I decided to play around on Polyvore and make a work outfit and a weekend outfit for my new best friend.
I wanted to show you some of the new items I have added to my jewelry collection the past few weeks.
The first is a celluloid dog charm I found on Ebay.
The bracelets on the right are Victorian bangles and the zipper bracelet was a bday present from my friend Nora.
Finally, is a beautiful cocktail ring designed by Midwest Alchemy. I emailed Kelly, the artist, about doing a custom ring for me, and she could not have been more sweet or patient. The first ring she sent me ended up being too small (my own fault... I told her I was a size 6 but I seem to be a bit bigger on that finger), so I sent it back and she made me a brand new one. Def check out her shop if you are looking for a unique cocktail ring for all those holiday parties coming up.
I promise not to turn this into a wedding themed blog, but I just had to post these cute little wedding cake toppers. As soon as I figure out where I am having my wedding and what colors I want to go with, I am totally going to buy one of these cuties.
I "met" the lovely and talented Linda of Struggles of a Creative Mind through her friend Jentine's blog My Edit. I was perusing Linda's latest blog post a few weeks ago and read that she has an obsession with bows. I purchased this bow last year for myself, but I could never make it work with my hair, so I asked Linda if she would like it for her collection.
Linda creates lovely sketches of people with a business that she calls Misketch. In return for my gift of the bow, Linda sketched this picture of me. I think it is amazing!
Here is the photo it was taken from:
Check out Linda's Etsy shop filled with pretty jewels. You can also purchase your own Misketch here. It would make a lovely present for yourself or a friend (Christmas is just right around the corner!)
This morning I got up bright and early and headed to Todd's Farm for some late fall flea market shopping. My friend Lesley is moving into a new apartment, so the main purpose of the trip was to pick out some things for her new place. She got some AMAZING furniture (seriously jealous), but I couldn't resist picking up this antique autograph book for myself. It is from the late 1800s, and I love the fancy script. There are a few color drawings inside as well. Such a treasure!
Thank you all for the lovely comments on my engagement! I am really excited and will keep everyone up to date on the plans :)
I have had this photo in a folder on my computer that I call "inspirations" for awhile now. In this folder I keep all my favorite outfit photos that I find while perusing the web. I can't remember where I found this photo (if you know, please let me know so I can give credit!), but I just love the simplicity of this girl's outfit. I have tried to "winterize" it here and make it appropriate for weekend and for work.
A simple gold bangle, a fabulous clutch (I have a feeling she is carrying a vintage attache case), and some sunglasses are all she needs...
My boyfriend and I met 3 years ago (tomorrow). My friends and I all went out to celebrate my birthday on November 3, 2006. One of my friends was dating this guy from Rhode Island, and I told him to bring a bunch of his friends out for my birthday. One of them happened to be my soon to be boyfriend John ;) I remembered when he walked into my apartment...I thought he was really cute, but I tried to play it cool. Then when we went to the bar, I went up to him and asked him if he wanted to dance. The rest is history. I always say he is the best birthday present I ever received... CHEESY, I know ;)
The first picture is actually from the night we met... see how happy I look? For some reason, we don't really have that many good pictures together, but these span the 3 years of our relationship so far. (You can also see my hair "curly" in the last pic)
My birthday is not until next Saturday, but I got a few early birthday presents. Yay! I love presents!
Anyways, I posted about the junkyard Swap Shop over the summer. Down the Cape, you have to take your trash to the dump, and they have something called the Swap Shop where people can leave stuff that they don't want to throw away... you can find books, dishes, furniture, bikes, toys, etc. Basically its like a thrift store but everything is free. Anyways, my mom picked up a few things for me this past week when she was there including this Jadeite bowl. I love it! Who would want to get rid of it?!
Remember my post about the beaded purse? Anyways, I decided to buy myself one. I ended up getting it from Ruby Lane. The prices on Ruby Lane are usually higher than those you would find on Ebay and Etsy, but the quality is always really good. If you want to buy yourself a serious antique, then I would definitely recommend checking it out.
My boyfriend's mother sent me this cute little printer's tray and this GORGEOUS vintage jacket. I think it is made from velvet and it has a fur collar. I can't wait to wear it!
(My parent's also gave me a gift certificate to a beauty salon and my brother got me a book about LOL Cats.)