Saturday, October 3, 2015

floral scavenging

Another floral experiment using flowers from the wonderful Broadturn Farm and a few clippings from the side of the road (seriously) which may or may not be glorified weeds. I've taken to keeping my clippers in the car so that I can hop out whenever I see an interesting specimen, providing it's not located in someone's yard. It's pretty amazing the sorts of beautiful plants you can find in an overgrown parking lot next to an Applebee's, or near dumpsters behind a thrift shop.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

maine life

f you follow me on Instagram then you already know that my fiancé and I are living in the woods of Maine. That's right, this city mouse is currently experiencing life as a country mouse, to the fullest extent. Christopher owns a beautiful gem of a house on a lake, and we have filled it with all of our combined belongings (including my hundreds of dresses, eek). I do miss Philadelphia, particularly the people, but I am excited that we have a rare moment to breathe and figure out what we'd like to do next. I won't lie, moving here has been a complete shock to my system. In ways both lovely and difficult. I put a lot of pressure on myself to fill every single moment, to constantly be productive and creative no matter what, and that can take its toll on a girl. I have never been good at sitting still and living a slow life, and for the time being I have no choice. But it may just be the best thing for me right now. We are both excited about the unknown future and where we might end up, and it seems that (to use a cheesy phrase) the world is our oyster. We don't know what will happen next, but in the meantime we are enjoying this adventure in one of the most beautiful states and savoring the fun of planning a life together.

As for the arrangement above, I made that entirely out of foraged forest clippings. Maine this time of year is famous for its crazy spectacular Fall foliage, and I wanted to make something that captured those hues. I've been interested in learning how to arrange for a while now, so this is me fooling around a bit and seeing if it's something I should pursue. 

Oh, and Donut is adjusting quite nicely!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

summer ensemble

sunglasses  anthropologie
dress  vintage
bag  vintage
hat  vintage
sandals  & other stories

I am squeezing the last bits out of summer. For me this includes cotton tent dresses, straw tote bags, dinner dates outside, bare legs, millinery flowers pinned to everything, and a cloud of sunscreen wherever I go. Philadelphia has been wonderfully mild this summer in terms of humidity, a light breeze always present, and I will be sad when it ends. Until then I will be busting out all of my greatest summer hits, including this 1960's dress I found at Stella Dallas in Brooklyn (the label is Beach Party, so good). I don't recall where I found the funny straw tote, but it's already falling apart a little bit so this may be its last hurrah. I'm not sure why but I've been obsessed with round bags lately.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

animal prints & cute friends

vest  vintage
brooch  vintage
top  zara
skirt  vintage from millay vintage
bag  vintage
shoes  asos

The adorable Julie took these photos of me (most of which were outtakes of me cracking up and making ridiculous faces, as usual) right before we met up with the equally adorable Mary for a bit of wine drinking and catching up. I convinced them to take a few group shots on the street beforehand, much to the "delight" of passersby. This funny animal print vest is a sort-of-newly-acquired vintage piece that has a matching little dress. I've been collecting a lot of these long vests recently because they're the ideal layering piece to wear to work and stick all of my styling clips on.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

mustard suede

blouse  vintage
dress  asos
sunglasses  asos
purse  vintage
shoes  vintage from mousetrap vintage

It's still August, but a girl can still bust out some mustard suede if she wants to. This little dream dress is from ASOS, which I must say has some mighty fine suede pieces right now. I've had the lace blouse for years now, something I picked up at a flea market back on the west coast.  All together it's getting me excited for Fall and being able to bring out my favorite autumnal duds in full force.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

new vintage for sale

These beautiful vintage dresses (and many more) are new in the Fancy Fine Vintage shop!