Thursday, September 30, 2010

lazy day adventure

dress  vintage fashion expo
glitter belt  thrifted
sunglasses  thrifted
purse  thrifted
shoes  aerosoles

Sometimes the best days are the ones spent wandering aimlessly, goofing around in grocery stores and taking silly photos with a point-and-shoot camera. I'm lucky to have Lauren as my partner in crime for many of these adventures. A lady at a thrift store we poked around in told us that we were "such adorable friends." Well gee, thanks stranger lady!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

burger head

shirt  h&m

When I saw this burger hair tie at a dollar store in the Mission I think I squealed really loudly. I've always found it a shame that there aren't more burger-themed accessories. Perhaps someday I will fill that void. Fancy Fine burger necklaces, anyone? Want want want!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


A little sneak peek of the shoot Francesca and I did with Lisa Wiseman yesterday. We shot in my bedroom which was swelteringly hot, but it was so much fun. Picture piles of lacey, silky dresses everywhere and Donut the Cat plopped right in the middle of it, staring at all the action. Very excited to show you the rest of the photos!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

constant craving

Vintage 1920's dress from Prance and Swagger

I have a problem, and that problem is called Etsy. A problem because I can't stop trolling around on there looking for pretty things, and I often find them and then I need to own them! Ack! My boss thinks I'm a total nut because every so often I'll have six packages arrive all at once. "Oh, just another Etsy Spree," I'll sheepishly explain. Naturally my favorites list is always growing longer and longer, so I thought I might share some of the goodies I've been coveting with you. Please buy them so that I cannot.

Vintage Laverne & Shirley board game from Nick & Nessie's

Ok, don't buy this one... Because I think I might have to. Laverne & Shirley was one of my favorite shows growing up and I'm still inspired by their adorable style. Whenever I wear my 'A' brooch I consider it an homage to Laverne.

Vintage wooden kitten purse from Big Bidding Ballerina

Words cannot really describe how awesome this purse is. Really, all you need to do is stare at it and behold the wonderfulness.

Vintage 1950's velvet headband from The ID Connection

How pretty is this headband? I wish that I wore headpieces more often, but I always feel like I need more of a 'do going on if I'm going to pull it off. And you've seen the photos... my hair almost always looks the same. But this headband would be perfect for me because it wouldn't necessarily require my hair to be doing special things. The model lady's earrings are pretty magical, too.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

hotel adventures

dress  vintage
belt  j. crew
shoes  j. crew

One of my favorite things to do is run around the fanciest hotels in San Francisco taking silly photos and ordering crazy drinks from the hotel bars. I blame too many bedtime readings of Eloise as a young girl. The beautiful Fairmont Hotel boasts one of the most amazing bars of all time: The Tonga Room. It's pure kitsch and I couldn't love it more. Francesca and I put on our fancy dresses and indulged in some wonderful tropical concoctions, complete with mini umbrellas. There were old people dancing, a band playing covers of the Bee Gees and the Temptations on a boat in the middle of a small "lake," and enough cheesiness to melt my heart. Tonga forever!

Friday, September 3, 2010

quite clever

Fancy Fine's Clever Nettle wish list!

blouse  rachel comey
skirt  vintage from clever nettle
hat  vintage from clever nettle
purse  vintage from clever nettle
shoes  tic tac toes
socks  topshop

This was my entry for a contest that Clever Nettle and Calivintage were co-judging, and I just found out that I'm one of the two winners! Which means that amazing little purse might just be mine by the end of the day, hooray! Thank you for picking me, Erin... you've made my day.