Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Well it seems that everyone has gone into full on panic because of Irene. This type of panic is usually reserved for the forecast of snow. The school district where I am employed has already cancelled for Monday leaving me more time to be prepared. We were forced to leave our classrooms today as Delaware declared a “State of Emergency” and evacuated its government buildings (school employees in Delaware are also government employees).
Despite all my stress from the coming school year I have found some time to blog. I really did love this outfit that I wore today which earned many a compliment. I hope everyone has a safe weekend.
Striped Blouse- H&M
Wedges- Steve Madden
Scarf- Forever 21
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Photo courtesy of Catwalk Queen
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
So far the covers look impressive. I purchased Marie Claire and Harper's Bazaar today as they are not part of my subscriptions. Sarah Jessica Parker is on the cover of Marie Claire. This made me all the more eager to buy it as she will always be a style icon in my heart. Lea Michele is on thr cover of Harper's Bazaar... she looks pretty but I cannot say that I know anything about her as I am not a Glee fan. Jessica Alba is on the cover of Lucky looking beautiful as usual. I am very excited to read editor in chief Brandon Holley's first September issue since taking over the reigns at the magazine. She is a true innovator and the brains behind to of my favorite past magazines, Ellegirl and Jane.
It seems that Kate Moss has been chosen to cover Vogue, which would be amazing. I am waiting for my Elle to arrive but from what I have seen in stores, Gwyneth is on the cover looking elegant. Now if only I had the time to sit down and read them...
Monday, August 15, 2011
For those of you who do not know, my mother passed away in May of 2009 from ovarian cancer. She was my best friend and I miss her every minute of every day. One of her most prized possessions was a coin pendant. The coin was made from a silver bar that was recovered from a shipwreck. The ship’s name was the Atocha. The Atocha was a Spanish galleon that sank near the Florida keys in 1622.
I wear my mother’s pendant often and had been thinking about getting one to match for a while now. This past weekend I was in Ocean City, Maryland and made a trip to the store where she purchased her coin. They had about seven of them and got to speak to one of the men who dives at the sight of the wreck. He told me that in a few years the silver bars will be gone, so I felt that I should get one before it would become an eternal regret.
The coin I purchased was $90. I am not sure what my mom paid for her coin, but I couldn’t really put a price on the sentimental value it holds. Below you can see the two of them together. My mother was a lover of the sea and all things nautical (lighthouses, seahorses, sailboats). I dedicate this post to her and all our happy memories spent in Ocean City, Maryland.
The coin on the left is mine. The one on the right was my mother’s.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Last night I took my men out to Stokesay Castle near Reading, Pennsylvania. My men being my dad (it was an early birthday dinner for him) as well as my boyfriend Michael. We had an awesome time. The food was awesome and the service was some of the best I ever had. There was a dress code which is always music to my ears. Just a picture below of my dad and I and the castle itself.
The castle, so pretty.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Today was my two and a half year anniversary with my boyfriend Michael. I was awoken by beautiful roses. Purple and red to be exact. The purple ones are especially pretty. Just a little inspiration for the fall.
While looking through the August issue of Vogue today I noticed model Lara Stone in an amazing fox fur Gucci jacket. Of course the editorial was styled by none other than Grace Coddington, who in my mind is the god of all stylists.
On a recent trip to the Goodwill I snagged this vintage jacket for $7. It was an amazing find. I am tempted to put it in my store but I think this one may be in my closet for good.
Now the jacket is dry clean only and I cannot stress enough to you the importance of abiding by that rule with vintage clothing. A piece like this was made in a different time meaning the dye could be more prone to run. Think of it this way… if you get an amazing jacket like this for $7, a $7-10 dry cleaning charge isn’t so bad in order to maintain the piece and kill any possible things that could be lurking in the clothing.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
While I do love Big Cartel (e-marketplace), they do not give many options to the people who use their basic plan that is free. I only get one image view per item and it has to be 1mb, which is tiny. I wanted to post my current items for sale so that you can get a better idea of the detail of each item. http://otherpeoplestrash.bigcartel.com
This necklace is really pretty and has awesome flecks of blue and gold.
Love this hankie.
This bracelet is very detailed and has a lot of character.
This is a size 6 but I have a 32 bust and it fits me really nice. You would need to be about a 36 bust to really make this a tighter shirt. A shirt like this is not really meant to be worn too tight but rather loose.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Calvin Klein Ava, phtot courtesy of Shoebuy.com
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
No one ever pulled off the menswear look quite like Diane Keaton in Annie Hall. With the tie and vest she gave a masucline edge to a crisp blouse and khakis. Also note Woody Allen's all-white ensemble. Perfection.
Photo courtesy of Webomatica.
Angelica Huston in Manhattan Murder MysteryThere was little color in Angelica Huston's wardobe in Manhattan Murder Mystery. With her dark hair and brooding eyes, she pulled off the sleak and chic look of a New Yorker.
Photo courtesyof Duke and the Movies.