Friday, October 17, 2014


Being a vintage shop, we get our share of first timers in around Halloween looking for a costume. I am always curious what will be the retro trend. 8 years ago the "pimps and hos" was a big thing with zoot suits and teeny outfits along with Titanic turn of the century hats and garb. Harder to find then you might think. Thank god for the MadMen trend, QB has 50's dresses all day long. This year the 20's Gatsby thing is still going strong as well as a general "gore" type theme, probably zombie based. I will break out my new go to standard of 60's majorette outfit, since I ruined my bad fairy costume in 2011

Monday, September 16, 2013

Muffy, a slipper for us! JP Crickets

The ultimate in prep "le smoking slipper" as found new life as a promo collegiate device as presented by JP Crickets . Italian made lounge footwear that can be customized to the alma mater of choice or for a few bucks more your own family crest or whatev. This is super elegant and comfy casual shoe that is perfect for knocking around or tailgating and at $298 better be (and probably is) a quality shoes

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Buy local look international HOUSE OF FIFTH

Traveler Bag $995
One of my first blog posts was about a  House of Fifth fashion show and while I wasn't entirely sure of what was going on at the time, the production values were at least fabulous. This local fashion house has evolved quite a bit since then, nixing the highly stylized logo tees and filmy scarves to currently produce a decidedly elegant yet edgy leather good line. Truen James, the head designer and creator of the house, brough me one of these ginourmous  Traveler bag samples last year and I finally got around to purchasing one for myself, as well as a studded bracelet splurge for my "goth" (haha if she only knew) kid  at The Bindery show last First Friday @ the Harrison. Truen and I talked for over an hour about his vision for the company and why this is not a nationally known insider brand I will never know. Perhaps production is a problem since they are all custom designed and hand made though I do wish my dust cover had a big cool logo on it

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ignore the retail feet

What will $9.99 get you? These orange owl jelly sandals from F21, thats what. A collab from the hot British rubber shoes designer Melissa also has sleek thin strappy ones and a studded gladiator in color block. Also got a leather sleeve olive cargo jacket but passed on the pleather overalls. Just no

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Not as booty as pictured

I bought these shorts at H&M today. Going to pair them with my new Madewell chambray shirt rolled and tied at the waist with cut out tan canvas Tieta boots then later a plain tank with possibly glitter platforms for PM. They do not need a lot of accessorizing being so busy and all. Through H&M's Sustainability Program I got 15% off for bringing in some old frocks for recycling which put a dent in the $49 price tag (not on sale, can you believe I got it anyway? SMHS)

Sunday, June 23, 2013


Been in search for the perfect basic chambray shirt. Want to pair it tucked in with navy cream striped J Crew raffia pencil skirt, as a bathing suit cover up and tied under bust w black high waisted shorts (not all at once) While I could dig up my oversized acid washed Guess one from 1987 I decided it needed to be a bit more fitted and less acidic. After tearing up the Madewell display (geez they all has the sleeves rolled up how am I supposed to try them on) of various styles, settled on the 'EX BOYFRIEND LIGHT" (perhaps that is why he is an Ex) sadly not on sale and will never be according to the heavily banged associate.

Finally got to the C Wonder store and did I feel like Victoria's Secret (mirrors and stuffed logo dogs) Kate Spade ( Hollywood Glam) and Dollar Store (overwhenming smell of plastic wrap). threw up. Get it together Chris! Signature scent! Lose the dog! Was hoping to get a stack of enameled bracelets but didn't feel I should reward the branding fail

Monday, June 10, 2013

Black please

Summer festivals require madcap glasses and these mod mod world ones from Boohoo will do the trick. Yup, they are across the pond evidenced by 'scripts like dungaree and ghilet, but provide free ship if you meet the max order. Since these lovelies were only  12 bucks (!!!) I had to add a romper and a sweet metallic clutch to the mix. Durn it