I know I have been a little MIA in the blogosphere and I apologize for that. I always like to reply to all the comments left and love that blogging is such a reciprocal relationship, sometimes life just gets in the way of things! My parents were here visiting this weekend so my blog and shop fell to the wayside for a short while in exchange for getting to spend some quality time with them. A pretty fair trade I would say! They left yesterday morning for their own road trip to Moab, Utah, and and some other fun adventures, and then will return (with my car!) late next week. My mom snapped these pictures for me after work Monday on our way to happy hour!
Dress: Vintage, Gift
Scarf: DIY from a vintage dress: Tutorial here!
Shoes: Vintage/ thrifted (this weekend for only $3.50- LOVE!)
Belt/Tights: not sure
So, I received a really special gift in the mail early last week from my aunt Donna in Minnesota. On my last trip there, I told some relatives about my love for vintage clothes, and my aunt surprised me with two amazing vintage dresses in the mail, and this is one of them! I took up the hem I tiny bit and I am absolutely in love with the print and the pleated skirt! Even my dad, who does not care about fashion whatsoever, kept on telling me how pretty the dress was. Thanks so much Aunt Donna, I LOVE THEM and it was so thoughtful of you! My mom insisted that I stand next to this berry tree for a snap or two and it was so funny getting some creative direction from them. I included a picture of my parents too :)
My mom also brought with her two bags of vintage and thrifted goodies for me, some of which are for the shop, and some which are for myself! I kid you not, there is a dress with cowboy fringe that has a cutout crochet heart on the back. She got them all from a thrift store in Pennsylvania Dutch country and I am pretty sure I now own a combination of Annie Oakley's and some little Amish girl's wardrobes. My mom is now trying to shop only second hand as well and I think i have passed on my love (read: addiction) for thrifting to her.
In other happy news, I won a little giveaway over on the lovely Courtney's blog "Pretty Little Fawn" today for a Sticker Fashionista book. I used to love sticker books and this one is 150 illustrated pages with stickers of pretty dresses, flowers, and kittens! So excited to play around with it. I only discovered Courtney's blog a few weeks ago, but she has amazing style and is absolutely adorable. I highly recommend stopping by! And speaking of stopping by, don't forget to head on over to the newly launched blogger collective I am a part of called Flock Together! All of the bloggers are doing fun introductions this week and you don't want to miss it!
Happy Wednesday and thank you all for being the best readers ever!