No More Rainy Days

Yay, for sunshine!  Yesterday, I was finally able to wear the Oxford-type shoes that I bought about two months ago.  Every time I planned on wearing them, it was either rainy or had finished raining.  Luckily, Sunday was rain-free and back to spring-like temperatures.

I spent most of the day cleaning (don’t worry, I managed to wear my scrubby clothes for the deep cleaning and vacuuming).  I wore this outfit on my one outing for the day–a visit to my parents.

So, my photographer for the day was my mom!  She strolled out into the backyard in her satiny, heeled Mootsies Tootsies.  My mom even squatted in her heels to take a picture of my shoes!  I love my mom and her sense of “casual” fashion.

I think the theme for my outfit was flowy, springtime comfort.  This kind of weather is perfect for me.  I wish it lasted all year round.

I hope everyone had a good Monday.  Goodbye, April; hello, May!

Outfit (Designer/Purchased from):

Blouse:  Esprit/vintage

Dress:  Xhilaration/Target

Belt:  Betsey Johnson/TJ Maxx

Shoes:  Big Buddha/DSW

Sunglasses:  Franco Sarto/Marshalls

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Birthday Special

I just wanted to take some time today to say Happy Birthday to my special someone.

I’m not the best gift-giver, so I basically waited until the last minute (meaning yesterday) to find a birthday present.  I ended up driving around most of the late morning, searching high and low for a specific t-shirt.  Unfortunately, the first place I went to didn’t have the correct size, so I drove to another mall.  Luckily, the malls are probably only about 20 minutes apart, but I’m sure I burned a lot of fuel.

I think it was well worth it.  For those who either have kids or are just kids at heart like Chris and me, you are probably familiar with the Disney show, Phineas and Ferb.  And if you know the cartoon series, you are probably quite familiar with Perry the Platypus/Agent P.  Perry is probably the coolest character on the show.  He doesn’t talk; he just stares.  In Perry’s world, a stare carries a lot of meaning.  So, you can imagine why this shirt was too awesome to pass up (although, originally, I was looking to buy another shirt–but this shirt ended up winning me over).

So, to sum up–don’t wait until the last minute to buy presents, Perry the Platypus is the bee’s knees, and Chris is awesome in every way, especially today.

Outfit (Designer/Purchased from):

His

Button-down shirt:  INC/Macy’s

T-shirt:  Disney/Disney Store

Hers

Jacket:  Notations/vintage store

Scarf:  vintage


Time To Travel

I’m pretty certain I look like I time-traveled from the 1990s in this outfit.  But it doesn’t matter (too much) to me.  I wanted to wear something nice but not too dressy for a birthday party.   I planned to be dressed for a cool morning and a warmer afternoon, but I was surprised by a mostly warm morning and warmer afternoon (the jacket was left in the car until sunset).

I have a feeling that it will be a very hot summer.  Unfortunately, now that I’ve gotten older, I prefer sunny, but cooler days.  I like the idea of a nice breeze and wearing multiple layers of light clothing.  Plus, sweating isn’t a good look for me.

I accessorized with a Snoopy bracelet and a bright yellow purse (I’m sorry for my veiny hand.  I really wasn’t meant to be a hand model).

It was nice to see family that we haven’t seen in awhile.  I hope Chris and I will be able to take trips in the near future to visit them again.  Actually, given the fact that we have family all over the country (and certain parts of the world), we could plan our vacations on just visiting and catching up with all of them.

So many places to go, so many people to see…

Outfit (Designer/Purchased from):

Top:  Kenar/Marshalls

Skirt:  Michele/vintage

Shoes:  Esprit/donated

Purse:  kensie Girl/Marshalls

Bracelet:  vintage


Oldies But Goodies

Lately, thrift store shopping has become my number one hobby (besides blogging, of course).  Unfortunately, I use blogging as my reason for going to the thrift store (which may or may not be a valid excuse).  I do plan on wearing or using the items that I’ve purchased at the thrift store soon (besides showing my vintage Coach purses, which, by the way, I bought another one–my third in a month!  Yes, I need to stop.), but I’ll have to dry clean most of the clothing that I’ve bought.

On Sunday, before I actually went thrift shopping, we took advantage of the beautiful (but windy) day and took some pictures.

Although I’m not wearing anything from my recent thrift store hunting, most of the clothes I am wearing are at best, five years old.  I didn’t plan on wearing old clothes; I just liked the pretty pastel motif.  I don’t usually wear a lot of pastels, but I found the lighter shades made me feel playful and more feminine.

And just to show I’m not totally obsessed with vintage things:

Have a good weekend!

Outfit (Designer/Purchased from):

Top:  Banana Republic/donated

Skirt:  Express/TJ Maxx

Heels:  Gloria Vanderbilt/vintage

Earrings:  Charter Club/loaned

Bracelets:  Beaded:  Macy’s/loaned; Gold:  vintage store


Easy Move

This is an example of a casual outfit (for me).  Or really an outfit that makes me feel easy-breezy but not overdressed.  I think that in the blog world, I’ll never be overdressed, but in my real world, there are times that I dress up a little more than I should.  This, however, seemed to be just the right outfit for lunch and a stop at the thrift store (just in case you didn’t know:  good food, good coffee, and good thrift store hunting are my new favorite things).

I’ve been looking for a piece of furniture to store some of my clothes.  I share half a closet with Chris, so you can imagine how I’ve been overcrowding his side with my clothes and accessories (and my growing supply of handbags–more on that later this week).  I didn’t want to buy a heavy armoire (although I’m sure that’s what I would need) because we have a small apartment that I’m sure we’ll move out of sometime in the near future.  So, what was the next best thing?  How about a vintage kitchen cart with three shelves?  I liked the movability and the surprising spacious capacity of the cart.  So, this has become my new dresser:

I know, it looks silly, but I figure, it’s easy to move, and I could always use a wheeled tray in the bedroom in case I’m feeling extremely lazy and want breakfast in bed (although the likelihood of eating in bed is pretty low due to the fact that 1) I’m a messy eater and I wouldn’t want crumbs in the bed, and 2) there is no TV in the bedroom–so, sadly, I can’t think of another reason to have a rolling cart in the bedroom).

So, I managed to haul my thrift store finds into our apartment wearing this outfit.  Oh, and I also did grocery shopping which I managed to do in record time (I think I was in and out in less than 30 minutes–not bad considering we haven’t been to the grocery store in about two weeks).

I hope to post more on my thrift store shopping adventures sometime this week.  I hope everyone had a good weekend!

P.S.  Despite the very concerned look on my face, I had a nice weekend.

P.P.S. Stay tuned for Easter photos!

Outfit (Designer/Purchased from):

Top:  Xhilaration/Target

Tank top:  Mossimo/Target

Jacket:  TJ Maxx

Pants:  Old Navy/Old Navy

Belt:  Calvin Klein/Marshalls

Shoes:  Carysma/vintage

Purse:  vintage Coach

Bracelets:  gifts


Boots Fantastic

It was a fun weekend.  Chris and I took a short trip where we got to catch up with family and catch up on sleep (although I still felt like I was in a daze the whole weekend–unfortunately, prolonged sleep deprivation equals poor speech and comprehension skills).

I was convinced to wear my boots when I happened to see someone in the city wearing a very similar outfit with booties the day before (I even muttered “that’s my outfit” as I passed her because I was surprised to see someone wearing something that I had planned to wear for the next day).  Actually, if the ground wasn’t wet with rain, I probably would have worn my new black shoes instead (alas, I’ll have to save the shoes for another day).

This is my latest vintage Coach purse.  I think I’m addicted to buying old purses.

Chris and I took some pictures and got to take a stroll before we headed home.  It was the perfect way to end the weekend.   Hope you have a good week!

P.S.  I noticed that there is always something interesting to my left.  I couldn’t tell you exactly what.

Outfit (Designer/Purchased from):

Top:  Max Studio/Marshalls

Cover Up:  Girl Talk/TJ Maxx

Shorts:  Marshalls

Leggings:  Xhilaration/Target

Socks:  Charter Club/Macy’s

Boots:  Xhilaration/Target

Purse:  Coach/thrifted

Necklace:  flea market