Thursday, October 27, 2011
Just another day with Jeremy running all over the place and eating out :) We were on a mission to find Jeremy's halloween costume, as well as get some decorations and thing because we are throwing a party on Halloween! I haven't had a Halloween party of my own since I was 12 haha, so I'm pretty excited to get to decorate and have people over for it. No one I knew was having one the day of, and I hadn't heard of any other plans, so I decided we should have a party here! I have already started some decorating, purple string lights around the living room, changing out some regular light bulbs for red ones. Still have webs and bats to hang around, but should probably wait till it gets a bit closer so the cats aren't tempted to tear it all down.
For our day out I wore this very seasonal thick plaid dress that I got at Beacon's Closet in Williamsburg with the bit of credit I still had left over from trading a month ago. Obviously,this isn't the kind of dress ya just throw on whenever year round, but right now it's an easy choice cause things have been getting chilly around here! Snow is in the forecast for saturday even! I can't even believe it. This cape has also been a go to every day, it's warm buut still light and always adds something interesting to an outfit.
Another little bit of news I haven't shared on here yet bit is coming up really soon.. on November 3rd I'm flying out to Donnaland warehouse headquarters in St. Louise Missouri!! She has hired my friend Courtney and I to come out for two weeks to rummage through unopened bales of clothing and help her sort her inventory!! I am super excited for several reasons.. never been to St. Louie before, haven't been on a plane in quite a few years, I love spending any amount of extended time with my dear lady friend Courtney, and of course... VINTAGE! I'm going to be getting paid in real money this time, ha, but will also be getting to take some some beauties, fresh out of the bale! So a week from today I will get on a plane and won't be back until the 15th! Hopefully I can blog a bit while I'm there, but things may get a bit slow around here.. well I mean continue to be slow since I'v been a bad blogger recently :P
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
So we got internet back here, so I was finaly able to finnish up my latest tutorial video and get it onto youtube, so here you have it! This look is cute 60s style pig tails and wont leave you looking like a kid! I was pretty much inspired by Bridget Bardot and other 60s babes who would wear their hair this way and still look damn hot! It's been a long time since I wore my hair in pigtails, and I was able to figure out a style that worked well for me and is really simple to do.
All you need is a brush, a comb, two hair elastics, and some strips of fabric for decoration (which is optional). Also handy is some hairspray if you wish, and some general rag curl knowledge.. which if you need a refresher check out my rag curl tutorial ! Otherwise, this is a really easy look to achieve.. I should know, this is they way I have been wearing my hair pretty much every day now since I started it haha.
So try it out, let me know how it goes! I would love to see photos of your new do! Also, if there are any other hair styles you would like to see me do, let me know :D
So remember back in the beginning of the summer when I was asked to style some outfits at a favorite nyc vintage store for the Japanese fashion magazine Jille? Well, they never sent me my copy of the issue, but they did finally get around to emailing me some images from it.. too bad these aren't the best quality either.. but whatevs. It is still pretty cool to see myself in a magazine, and with all the info for my blog and such.. I wonder what it all says though haha. It was a really fun experience and I'm glad I did it. It was fun going around The Family Jewels and putting together any outfit I wanted, they have some great stuff there.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
So first let me just say it's good to be back! We haven't had internet in like a week, some connection issue, so I have had a lot to post about on here, but no means to do it! So let me start off with the trip I took this past weekend with my family.. this is going to be a very image heavy post with lots of photos of my little sister making weird faces.. cause she can't seem to smile nice ever. Me, my parents, my sister Madeline, my brother Taylor and his girlfriend Ashley crammed into my moms ford explorer and took a drive upstate to Sleepy Hollow! It's really a very quick drive, just about 25 minuets out of the city and such a nice little area along the Hudson.
First we went for a tour of the Lyndhurst mansion in Tarrytown, a really beautiful gothic castle mansion built in 1839 that was home to a few wealthy families of the industrial revolution up until 1961 when it became a historic site with the national trust. It was really amazing, and I wish we were allowed to take photos when we were inside. Nearly all of the walls and details of the ceiling and molding was all faux marble, wood and even leather. It was amazingly painted onto the surfaces with such detail and likeness, it was quite breathtaking. I want to live in that place. On the grounds is also the nations first steel-framed conservatory which is in the beginning stages of being restored. Although at it's current state I think it is still so beautiful, and I really want to head back up there soon to take some photos with my girl friends or something. It's so close to the city it will be very easy to just make a day trip of it.
Later that night we went on a night tour of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery where we got to hold lanterns and walk around the massive and hilly cemetery for two hours. It was quite a walk, but fun, and at the highest point you can see Manhattan. I didn't take very many photos of the night walk, just a few random shots to try and catch some orbs haha.
It was a fun weekend and it was nice to get together with all my family, which hasen't happend much since both my brother and I moved out last year. My sister is in high school now, and it almost as tall as me! And now she's like turning into this real person and she totally seems to be getting into the same music as me.. It makes me a bit sad I'm not around for her more, but I'm happy to get to spend time with her when I do. She also let me rag her hair that night. haha.
Anyway, enjoy all the photos below, and check back soon for more posts, including a hair tutorial I filmed the other day on how I do my pig tales. It's bad guys, I have been wearing my hair like this every day!
dad, mom, me, Madeline, Taylor.. our first family photo together in a while, and the only photo where my sister isn't making a strange face.
my awesome new pants I got at Guvnor's the other day. also wearing a top from Beacon's Closet in park slope.
there were all these scare crows that kids made in the field there. found one dressed in vintage and made her my best friend.
we found a well, dropped rocks in it and asked if there was any little girls in there (ya know, like in the ring)
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Yesterday was another lovely day off with my boy. We went into the city to check out Occupy Wall Street.. but more on that later. We also walked around a bit and got a late lunch. We just kind of took it easy, it was a very chilly day, more so than I expected it to be! We had a couple of indian sumer days over the weekend, but now it is back to fall weather.
I went back to the Beacon's Closet in Park Slope on sunday to do some more trading. I went through my wardrobe and decided to get rid of some more things. I didn't have nearly as much this time to trade, but I did get almost $40 in credit, and I got this dress with some of that money! Another quick favorite in my vintage dress collection. It was missing the two buttons at the waist, which kind of sucks cause they are fabric covered buttons.. but I just replaced them with clear ones and no one is the wiser. I'm really into the shape, and the print.. I have kind of been wearing it every day :P
And I also found a new way to wear my hair!! I have been wanting to try pig tales again for a while, ala Bridget Bardot and other sexy full haired babes of the 60s. I was a bit unsure, since people already think I look 18. But I think the look is quite flattering, especially with a bit of teasing and adding some rag curls the night before to get some curly Q's. Expect to see in in pig tales a lot more from this day forward!