3/4/15

Shades of Grey

This outfit reminds me of my friend michelle because grey and pink is her jam.  Do you have any color combinations that remind you of specific people?

Outfit Details
Babydoll Dress - Vintage - for sale in the shop here!
Pink Blouse - Vintage - for sale in the shop here!
Shoes - BAIT Footwear
Tights - Target
Hat - thrifted
Coat -gift from Mom

     I am getting really excited about our little trip to Charleston this weekend. Still taking any recommendations if you guys have any!
    Also, I am going to open a little shop my closet site for non vintage items of mine in the next week or so.  I am going to do it on instagram and then one place online.  Have you guys ever done a closet shop, and if so, which site would you recommend using for it?  These pink bait footwear heels will be part of the sale and they've only been worn a handful of times and are in great condition (size 8.5). Thanks guys, hope you're having a warm and productive week!
xo Hannah

3/2/15

Pinstripe Pink

It's about that time again where I've got to say goodbye to the pink hair for now.  It was my last bottle of dye and its almost all rinsed out.  I'm also trying to find a part time job to do temporarily alongside by shop, so I'm going to hold off for a short while before i delve into another crazy color even though I want to!
Outfit Details
Blouse- vintage (thrifted)
Pants - Calvin Klein (thrifted)
Purse - Dooney & Bourke (thrifted)
Shoes - gift from Mom
Hat - Eddie Bauer
Necklace - handmade in Hawaii

So the big news around here is that R and I are flying to Charleston, S.C. this weekend, as we are thinking about moving there at some point!  We have actually never been there in person, so it may seem crazy, but both R and I miss the coastal lifestyle and are ready for a bit of a change.  We have been doing a lot of research on Charleston and it seems like such a fun, interesting, and charming city, so we are excited to go and check it out!  I really enjoyed this little city guide from Design Sponge if you want to read a little more about the city.  If any of you have ever visited and have any suggestions of things we have to see, eat, or do while we are there, I would love to hear your recommendations!
xo Hannah

2/26/15

Portfolio: Heather Hawaii

Hi guys!  Since I have been stuck inside due to piles of snow and unable to really get out to take pretty outfit photos, I thought I would share some photos I took in Hawaii of my brother's beautiful girlfriend heather!  It was such a treat to get to be creative on the other end of the camera for once and we had so much shooting these at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on the big island.  Which is your favorite?

I would love to start building a little photography portfolio with more shoots like this, so if you are located in Colorado and ever want to shoot, don't hesitate to send me an email! Heather would like to break into the modeling industry and is located in the NY/NJ area, so if you have any connections you would be willing to share, please pass them along!  I definitely think she has what it takes! Thanks Heather for such a fun day!
xo Hannah

2/23/15

Maroon & Gold

Hi guys! Here I am dressed like I am going to cheer for team Gryffindor from the bleachers at Hogwarts.  But nope, just a casual work day outfit for me!  Actually, if I manage actual jeans instead of yoga leggings during the winter working from home, its considered "dressed up".  So here I am dressed up. ;)
Outfit Details:
Sweatshirt- Ross
Bouse- c/o August Wrinkle
Pants - Rue21
Sneakers - New Balance 420s
Beanie - Forever 21

R recently got a new job and is now working remotely (from home) too, so we took these on a warm day a few weeks back when we took a little picnic bike ride over lunch.  Now he is in San Francisco, where his company is based, for training while I'm snowed in here that lucky dog.  That's okay though because I don't think I have been alone in our house for an extended period of time since we moved in together last June, so while I miss him, its kind of exciting to have the run of the place for the week!  I have already stolen his favorite mug, dyed my hair pink, and made a huge pillow nest around me while I slept, and he only left yesterday!
Hope you guys are having a good start to your week!
xo Hannah

2/19/15

Banana Mac Nut Pancakes with Lilikoi Butter

Last weekend for Valentines day, R and I had agreed to not do gifts and fancy restaurants but just have a low key day in.  I am still a firm believer though that on Valentines day or any other morning, it is still fun to do something nice for someone, so I woke up and got to making some yummy pancakes inspired by a favorite Hawaiian treat.  Cooking is such an awesome way to do something nice because, let's be honest, YOU get to enjoy the finished product as well! The recipe I used was from Food.com, changing a few things slightly to use what I had on hand.

Ingredients: (2 servings)

  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flower
  • 1 1/2  tbs sugar
  • 3/4 tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cups well-shaken cream (original calls for buttermilk, but cream worked fine).
  • 1 1/2 tbs unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 large ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
Toppings

Directions:
1. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
2. Whisk together buttermilk, 2 tablespoons melted butter, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth. Add flour mixture and whisk until just combined.
3. Cut banana into bits and fold into batter along with nuts. (Batter will be very thick.).
4. Brush a 12-inch nonstick skillet with some of remaining tablespoon melted butter and heat over moderate heat until hot but not smoking. 
5. Working in batches of 2 or 3, pour 1/4 cup batter per pancake into hot skillet and cook until bubbles appear on surface and undersides are golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes.
6. Flip pancakes with a spatula and cook until golden brown and cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes more.
7. Transfer to a large plate and loosely cover with foil to keep warm, then make more pancakes, brushing skillet with butter for each batch.
8. Stack on plates, add toppings as desired, and enjoy!

While these do take a little bit of time to mix up, they are super simple and delicious!  The recipe I used above is halved from the original recipe that was for four people, and it was the perfect amount for R and I. And even if you don't feel like baking, I strongly suggest you pick up a jar of Lilikoi (passionfruit) butter!  Have you ever tried it? Its sweet but tangy and can be used in the place of a butter or syrup on tons of awesome things!  Warm on vanilla ice cream, fruit, toast... yum!  If you decide to whip these up this weekend, please let me know what you think!
xo Hannah



2/16/15

A Tale of Two Dresses

Sometimes having a vintage shop is hard, because sometimes you have to put things that you want for yourself into the shop and sell it. And by sometimes, I mean all the time.  But there are definitely pieces that pull my heartstrings when they sell more than others!  So, back in 2012 I found the perfect red and green plaid dress and hemmed it into a babydoll.  I put it in the shop and it sold immediately, and I remember for a long time wishing I had kept it.  A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon the same dress in the thrift store, hemmed this one into a babydoll too, and ITS MINE!  Now me and a sweet customer in Hong Kong are dress twins.

Outfit Details
Dress - Vintage/ altered
Hat - Forever21
Boots- thrifted
Bow - sash from a dress

Sorry, maybe that wasn't a very good story, but you have to love some good thrifting karma!  I also took a tip from Tonya and "put a bow on it".  And while lately I have been leaning more towards more casual pants looks, I have to admit it was fun to throw a vintage dress and boots on again.  And speaking of vintage, if you have had an eye on anything in the shop, you should definitely head over and check it out again because I lowered the price on almost everything, and also added a ton of stuff to the $10 sale section!  Hope you all had a great weekend, and hopefully if you're in the US you even have the day off today as well!
xo Hannah


2/10/15

Pink Plaid

Hi guys! Just stopping in quickly with a really comfy and casual outfit from the other week. 

Outfit Details:
Pants - c/o American Apparel
Pink Plaid - c/o Oasap
Sunnies - c/o Sunglass Warehouse
Necklace - Vintage
Shoes - Minnetonka Moccasins
Venice Beach Shirt - Ross

I got these moccasins for christmas and guys, its true love.  They have been on my wishlist for such a long time, and they definitely didn't disappoint!  Also wanted to say hello and welcome to any new readers, I'm so happy you're here!
xo Hannah