Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Geometric Halter

Vintage dress: St. Vincent de Paul- $4.50
Vintage Purse: Salvation Army- $13
Vintage Jellies: St. Vincent de Paul- $1

Monday, July 30, 2012

Posters of Paris

 I love all the Marie Antoinette-like paintings. 
(Clearly^ I need to take an art history class to get down the art terminology) 
 I was so shocked by how mod this 1820s couch looks! And the wallpaper... so cool. 
*Future living room*
 What a cutie & a beauty in that little black beret.
 Today I went down to the Milwaukee Museum of Art with my mom, cousins, and aunt to check out the Posters of Paris exhibition. The exhibition, obviously, featured old posters that decorated the walls of Paris back in the good old days. Photos were not allowed inside the Paris exhibition so I don't have any photos to share of that but above are a few of the hundreds of pieces in the museum that really caught my eye. 
I wore an I heart Ronson dress from a Buffalo Exchange-type store in Reno called Junkee- $14,
A vintage black beaded purse from a thrift store- $4,
Shoes from Nordstrom Rack,
& the newest item of my closet, the black beret, was bought at the museum gift shop for $16.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Bell Bottoms

So this is a little weird... this is the first outfit post in a while that hasn't been taken outside or somewhere more interesting. Just as my mom was about to click some photos of me in this, it started pouring rain so we decided to go inside and find a spot. It worked out just fine though because these pants deserve to have all the attention in the photo of its debut post. 
Jean shirt: Goodwill in Reno- $3
Vintage bell bottoms: St. Vincent de Paul in Madison, WI- $11.50
Vintage Neiman Marcus sandals: St. Vincent de Paul in Baraboo, WI- $1
Vintage belt: The Gypsy Den

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sunflower Sailor

 Sorry for the photo-overload here... we just had so much fun snapping away when we decided to pull over and buy some sunflowers after noticing a sweet little lady picking dozens of them.
You may be wondering why I'm actually wearing makeup for once in these photos. Well, it's because we were on our way back from yet another vintage photo shoot at my aunt's house! It was so-much-fun. We had our hair & make-up done a few times throughout each day of the two-day shoot. And i'm going to shut up now so I can leave some mystery until I post some of the photos on here.

P.S. The adorable sailor dress is one of the many great vintage pieces my aunt gave me... I can't wait to wear & share photos of the rest of them.

Friday, July 20, 2012


My mom and I went to a town-wide garage sale this morning in hopes of finding some vintage goods and we came out with a full car of treasures. At one point in the morning I was saying how awesome it would be to go to a garage sale with a substantial amount of vintage clothes to choose from rather than seeing an ok piece at one here & there and, sure enough, at the last garage sale we stopped at, my eyes widened as I approached a rack labeled "Vintage". I grabbed 4 dresses and one two piece skirt & shirt set and this 1970s lemon yellow beauty above is one of my favorites coming in at the humble price of $3...Woo hoo!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bark Cloth

Finally, a chilly day has arrived here in Wisconsin! I took advantage of this nice weather by taking a run this morning and then wearing this 3/4 length sleeve dress I picked up on sale at H&M for $10. The print of the dress reminds me of one that would be on some vintage bark cloth... hence the post's title.
The shoes are from Nordstrom Rack and the arm candy is Jeepers, my most prized accessory.

Monday, July 16, 2012


Today, my mom, sister, and I toured Frank Lloyd Wright's home and current architecture school, Taliesin.  I wish I could have taken more photos to share but photos were not allowed inside of the buildings. I guess you'll have to experience his work yourself at either Taliesin or Taliesin West.
 Above is a photo of what I wore on the tour: 
Shirt: $6 at Nordstrom Rack
Skirt: $2.80 at Savers thrift store
Vintage handbag: $3 at a thrift store in Vegas

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Into the Woods

Jean shirt: from a Goodwill in Reno $3
Jean flower shorts: from a Salvation Army in Carson City $1.50
Gold fish belt: from Savers in Henderson $4
Converse: Free, a friend gave em to me

Friday, July 13, 2012

Summer Wonderland

 Tonight I went out with my family to the midwest's traditional "Friday Night Fish Fry" at the most beautiful golf course, Trappers Turn.
All of the clothing and accessories you see in the post were thrifted. The Juicy Couture Dress was bought at a Savers for $5.60, the Kenneth Cole Reaction flats, which retail for $70, were purchased at a thrift store in Lake Tahoe for $3, the vintage purse was just recently purchased for $8 at a Salvation Army, and the little vintage flower earrings were also just purchased at a St. Vincent de Paul's  a.k.a. "Vinnie's".

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Wisconsin Thrifting

Year after year, the thrift stores in Wisconsin never cease to amaze me. Each store is packed with all kinds of vintage treasures at the greatest prices whereas in Nevada, they price an ugly 80s dress like it's vintage gold. So when I get back to Wisconsin each summer, I can hardly contain my excitement to scope out my next big find. I've been here for about 3 days and already have made two thrift store outings; I've made out with some great finds...
Day One
Vintage Handmade halter dress: $4.50
Vintage cape: $4.00
Vintage bracelet with excellent quality beads: $5
 Vintage rhinestone earrings: $8.00
This type of rhinestone is such great quality... they really don't make em' like this anymore.
(I have matching necklaces at home too!)
 Cute little vintage flower earrings: $4.50
 Vintage children's musical Fisher Price toy: $4.50
(I thought it was too cute to pass up, plus our puppy might like to chase it)
Vintage ceramic donkey sculpture: 2.50
Vintage 1960s Official Bartender's Guide: $1.50
Vintage National Geographics: 90 cents each
Sunset magazine's Quick Cooking for Two: $1.95
Real Simple meals made easy: $1.50
Day Two
Purple terrycloth romper: $2.50
 Vintage flower earrings: $1.00
 Vintage woven purse: $8.00
 Vintage Pyrex Bowl: $3.99
 The Partridge Family album: $2.92
Polka Party: $2.00
Hansel and Gretel children's record: $2.97