Wednesday, February 8, 2012

you were meant for me












Photos by Isla

coat  vintage, thrifted
cardigan  thrifted
dress vintage from sally jane vintage
blouse  vintage christian dior from sally jane vintage (a gift!)
hat  vintage
shoes  vintage ferragamo

I wear this camel coat perhaps more than any other. It's short but roomy enough to wear over pouffy-sleeved things and thick sweaters and it only set me back $8 at my favorite thrift store. I've been slacking a bit in the thrifting department lately but that is all about to change because, for at least the next few months, I'm going to be focusing most of my time on Fancy Fine Vintage. It's something I've been wanting to do for a while and I feel like the time has come to give it a go. I'm a bit nervous about everything but I'm also incredibly excited about the change and committing myself to doing what I love the most. And who knows what will happen down the road...

What is your dream job?

27 comments:

dear winsome said...

this bag is so perfect, my favorite color ever..no wonder you look so darn happy!

Krystle

Purrfect Kat said...

I just started on my new dreamy job : vintage seller!!!
I wish you the best, you are already very successful and gifted :-)

http://purrfectkat.blogspot.com/

Vintage Hippo said...

I love how well you can pull off short things!! So cute. My dream job involves being a professional pizza taster and a real ballerina at the same time. Haha

Frances said...

Brilliant news that you are going to be focusing your efforts on Fancy Fine vintage - I'm sure it'll pay off fantastically. I've just made the decision to cut down on my hours in the office to help me follow some of my own dreams. Eek, exciting and terrifying all at once!

Sally Jane Vintage said...

Yay! I'm so glad these worked out for you. I couldn't imagine them finding a better home! You look adorable. :)

Laura said...

You are looking amazing sweetie! Would you like to follow each other?
xoxo,
Fashionhypnotised girl

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

novelist! and while I'm not in a position to be committing to it 100% I've really been upping the ante recently too. Best of luck on your vintage ventures.

Also, camel and mint are wonderful together and I love that blouse on you!

Frannie Pantz said...

That would be my dream job. Sigh. One day maybe . . .

I love your mint colored satchel and this adorable dress. The coat is great too and for $8, a total steal. This is what I love about thrifting!

andrea lynne rose said...

The mint purse is terribly cute!

http://madnessanmusings.blogspot.com/2012/02/whats-in-my-bag.html

amberly said...

The coat is adorable and so chic! I love the 3/4 sleeves and how it must fit with your dresses! Your dress and blouse are stunning too!! You have such an eye for vintage pieces...

And its so great you are going to get a chance to focus on your vintage store! I remember when I first discovered your blog and shop, you had these amazing 'mushroom pants' and they were snatched up before I made the final decision how badly I wanted them! But since then, I have been looking for 'mushroom' clothes and using that color description :) You are so talented, your shop is stunning and I wish you all the luck with it!!

My dream job is something in fashion, and new media. I just landed a new media marketing internship here in Pittsburgh, but its in entertainment, not fashion...but baby steps, right!? :)

herecomesthesun said...

I LOVE the colour of that bag!!! Amazing!

Rosaspina Vintage said...

I agree with Jennifer, you look so so darling!
It's great that you'll be able to spend more time on your vintage shop, I know you might feel a bit nervous right now, but I'm sure that hours of fun are ahead waiting for you to embrace your new adventure!
As for my dream job, I feel very blessed as it's exactly what I'm doing right now: I wanted to be an animator and make cartoons since when I was a little girl, and eventually that dream came true :) It's very hard work but I'm happy every single day I can grab my pencil!
Ale
xxx

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

aw congrats ashley!! i just left my part-time job recently to focus on my shop as well, and it is so rewarding. it is nerve racking sometimes, but you just have to have faith in yourself and your readers/customers :) plus you have amazzzzing taste so you will be fine! e-mail me if you ever wanna "talk shop" hehehe


<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Sarah said...

congrats babe! you are beautiful and have impeccable taste; good things are surely to come of your endeavors :)

Grace said...

Congratulations to you Ashley!! Honestly, I don't know my dream job right now... hmm.

But one thing I DO know for a fact is...you are THE most adorable blogger ever Ashley!

xoxo
http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

Kaitlin Mattingly said...

yayyyy congrats to you darling.
and i so love how you played with all of these colors.

xo katlin
kaitgirl

Jo said...

Ohh, how exciting! <3 My dream job would probably be ice cream taster or something! Nom nom nom! Let me know if there are any offers!

x
Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

Katie-Louise Ford said...

Ashley! Quite simply, you are a dream x

Zane said...

that dress is beyond gorgeous, adore the cardigan with the elbow patches too and that coat is so cute. love the little bag as well.

Rainbow Gatherer said...

your blog is lovely and we have the same tastes in style and fashion, I'll follow you from now on, I'll be happy if you stop by my blog;

http://rainbowgatherer.blogspot.com

MaMMaMoon said...

Oh you look so sweet! I`m a new follower of your blog and really love it. ^^v Good luck with everything! Am sure you will be ever so successfull! ^^d
MMxoxo

Caitie said...

oh Ashley! What fabulous news! You should always follow your heart, indeed! You only live once, so you have to make the most of it by doing the things YOU love. I'm actually planning to do something similar at the end of summer... planning a move, going to finally STOP working in retail, and focus on my blog, new shop (you should look at : www.shopladyalamode.com) and figuring out what exactly I want! SO so proud of you, go girl!

xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

curious constellation said...

So excited to hear you're focusing on Fancy Fine! I'm sure it's scary but it'll all pan out in the end (:

I am also desperately in love with those elbow patches on that cardi.

Kitsune-kun said...

this collar reminds me so much of the berries and cream commercial!

Lady Moriarty said...

I really, really like this hat !

My dream job is to have a vintage shop or to write in a horror movies magazine.

See U !

SaraEli said...

That bag is such a dream! I love the color. And the dress is so cute as well!

As for my dream job, it's to open my own bakery! Someday, someday.

Telma Fernandes said...

I love your look.

The bag is gorgeous.

http://sweet-cherry-bomb.blogspot.com/