Up for Grabs

I’m selling these two amazing pieces on Market Publique. 

The first is a simply stunning and pristine sheer Victorian summer “suit”.  It’s an unstructured sheer plaid cotton jacket and long skirt.   So breezy and romantic.  Perfect for combining with modern pieces for a unique outfit

These pieces look unworn and pristine and are really loose, so they can be worn by Small, Medium or Large.
The second piece is also a stunner.  Deep smoke grey velvet and sheer wrap with tons of beading and tassels.

The beadwork throughout is just gorgeous. This could be worn to a formal event or a unique piece in a casual outfit.   Never used.

These are both so special, I want them to go to good homes.  Check out the links for info and to order.

Bits and Baubles and Birthdays

Next Friday is my birthday. And I’m going to be oldy-old-old.   Yep… 39, baby!

Not an official “big” birthday but supposedly a traumatic one, right? 


Personally I don’t think much about my age, but hey, I’m willing to leverage it for nice gifts, right?!?!

There are always a million things I want but if I had to pick what’s top of mind right now, I’d say these lovely things:

First off, I MUST have these heeled bunny slippers from Streetzie, preferably pink and black.

Gah!  Cuteness!
Also, cupcakes.  I’m really really dying for a good (vegan) cupcake. Sure cupcakes may be ubiquitous to some, but there isn’t a vegan bakery on every corner here in the South.   Please ship me some Babycakes love.

I’m totally into Spotify and really want to get an upgrade. Need to make that happen soon. I work in advertising, I don’t want to hear ads all day.

A Cartier Love Bracelet in gold or rose gold… yeah, it’s a few grand, no biggie right?

Or, you know, nail polish (or some Tinker Toys, heh heh)… I’m particularly smitten with this China Glaze Party Hearty glitter polish.

A little bit of Memento Mori (ala Wendy Brandes) might be appropriate
And of course, I’ll always take SHOES (or Bergdorf gift cards, dontcha know)

But, all this list-making aside, I’m most excited because I will already get to spend a few days in a lovely hotel with a lovely spa massage scheduled. My Sweetie and I get to enjoy time in one of our favorite cites and I’m super excited!

Yeah for birthdays!!!

Instant Access – 7/11 – 7/24

You want shoes, I’ve got shoes!

Kate Spade Luggage Stripe mules (circa 1998)

 Lela Rose for Payless Grosgrain ribbon peep-toes
Miu Miu Fall 2010

Oh, Deer! Pistachio

Bass x Rachel Antonoff Odette Saddle Shoes – Pink & White

Bass x Rachel Antonoff Aurora Tassel Loafers

Odettes again – so cute!

Oh, yeah, manicures too – Essie Topless & Barefoot plus gold glitter

The tiniest watercolor necklace pendant.

I like white.

New tools – a wireless keyboard for my iPad

Colorful words from Kate Spade.
Happy Week to you!

Vintage Beauty


A sample of some of the earliest color motion picture film you will see.

Visit Kodak’s A Thousand Words blog for a post about the video: http://1000words.kodak.com/post/?ID=2982503

Music: Killer Tracks CD entitled: KT223 (Inspire). First track used is called “Breath,” the second is called “Kindle.”

This footage is from the George Eastman House collections. Preservation was completed by the museum’s Motion Picture Department, a project of Sabrina Negri, a student in Eastman House’s L. Jeffrey
Selznick School of Film Preservation and a recipient of the Haghefilm Foundation Fellowship.

Featured Shoes: Bass Loves Rachel Antonoff Wendybird and Aurora

Bass and Rachel Antonoff brought back memories of growing up in parochial school but made the cute, saucy and cool.  I’m so excited to have been able to get my hands on these awesome loafers.   My wardrobe of flat shoes is growing much faster than the number of heels.

They’re so pretty….

The Wendybird heart penny loafers and the Aurora tassel loafer are still available on the Bass website, but I also saw them pop-up on ideeli the other day, so check the sales sites!

SD Review – Dior Color Awakening Lip Balm

Dior’s Color Awakening Lipbalm may be the prettiest lip balm I’ve ever experienced. I’m totally smitten with it’s feminine presentation and just want to use it all the time because it’s so pretty. Luckily, the balm itself is actually pretty amazing as well.

Dior describes it as:
A made-to-measure lip balm that beautifies and durably enhances the lips’ natural color. A customized color result : thanks to its Color Reviver technology, Dior Addict Lip Glow reacts directly with the unique chemistry of each woman’s lips before releasing its color ingredient. Lips seem revived from within, amazingly fresh, full and radiant. In addition, its SPF10 formula enriched with wild mango and luffa cylindrica continuously protects and moisturizes. A universal balm for all lips.

I have to admit that it works. My lips are soft and rosy.  This isn’t a gloss but a soft balm that leaves you with a bit of sheen and a flush of pink.

I’ve always heard (although I didn’t put much credit in it) that wearing lipstick fades your lips over time.  I haven’t seen that but, even if it’s true, this does the opposite.  It leaves your lips worthy of a book heroine description. Who doesn’t want that?

Perfect Picks – Vintage from Shrimpton Couture and Market Publique

As you may know, I’m a fan of vintage.  Hats, gloves, shoes, jewelry, bags, you name it, I love it. And, if you don’t know them already I need to introduce you to two of my favorite vintage online stores.

The first is the classic and classy Shrimpton Couture

If you need an amazing, fabulous, and probably collectible piece, Cheri is the gal to to go.  She’s recently introduced me to Swirl dresses and I plan on getting as many has I can.  Here’s two so far – a Parisian scene sweetie and lush roses.

My favorite faux leopard jacket is from Shrimpton as well. It was smashing for a blogger outing in New York last year.

Market Publique is my other vintage fave.  Filled with vendors from all over the web, MP gives you options in every clothing category at prices that are well with in the range for day-to-day pieces. I’ve even sold a few pieces there myself but I’ve founds some great gems.

This sweet woven clutch in bright yellow was just what I needed this summer and is in pristine condition.   Market Publique is full of fun pieces like this and the individual stores do an amazing job at giving them fun styling.

Market Publique is also a part of Vintage Coalition which holds a pop-up capsule collection each week around a theme and features vintage clothing from- Everybody’s Buying Vintage, Hella Vintage, Hold My Gold, The Kissing Tree Vintage, Market Publique, Lucky Rabbit, Rock Paper Vintage, Sleepwalker LA, Trashy Vinage, Twitch Vintage, Vanda Vintage, Vantage Point Vintage, and Wicked Plum Vintage.

I’m not the greatest at thrift or consignment searching.  I wish I had the skill and the patience.  But I know that these ladies have the right eye and they’re a great resource to go to whether its a special event or a unique piece for every day.

Instant Access – 7/4 – 7/10

Last week was a great and short week.  Are those things mutually exclusive?  Probably not.  Must Venn diagram.

An impromptu trip to Asheville for lunch and truffles…

Ladylike nails…
Flower feet (a la Kate Spade circa 1998 or 1999?)

I discovered I have quite a collection of chicken jewelry.

We put on a bubble-blowing event for our city.

And whole bunch of new goodies to try out.

Secret project materials!

Movie Night was perfect!

But late nights mean morning snuggles.

Hope your short week was good too!

SD Review – Sinful 24-7 Neon Pink Nail Polish

Just a quick review.  I’ve been searching and searching for true neon pink polish and this is it – Sinful Color’s 24/7

It goes on pretty well, I used two coats, and got the great neon below.

It’s definitely bright.  So much so that even my totally white skin looks almost tan.  It’s a perfect punch of neon and worth grabbing.