Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cheer America!








Today I wore one of my favorite shirts: Cheer America! I got this from the little girl's section at a thrift store in Michigan probably 8 years ago. It doesn't come out too much in the summer (at least during the day) since it's black and I tend to roast in it. Today I decided to give it a shot though. (And of course I did roast in the sun, but I was still happy.)











The Breakdown:

Outfit:

T-shirt: Thrifted
Salmon Colored Tank Top (under shirt): American Eagle Outfitters
Skirt: Urban Outfitters
Leggings: Moda
Zebra Print Flats: Target

Accessories:
Purple Bracelet: H&M
Black & White Striped Bracelet: Claire's
White Beaded Necklace: Claire's

Vintage Wednesdays #3

Yay it's Wednesday!!! That means it's vintage time! Today I'd like to review a store in Pleasant Ridge, Mi called, Vogue Vintage.

Vogue Vintage is located at: 23622 Woodward Avenue, Pleasant Ridge, MI.





I needed to kill some time before work a few weeks ago and that is what brought me to Vogue Vintage. It really is not a great store for just strolling around. The salesman was really quite snooty. He actually rolled his eyes and sighed when I told him that I was just browsing. They had a cream colored scooter for sale, but he was standing right next to it so I couldn't get a look at the price!!

They did have a wide selection of items from furniture to artwork to books to clothing and accessories. Unfortunately everything in the store was RIDICULOUSLY overpriced.

The clothing section was very small and the selection wasn't anything special. Unlike at Lost and Found Vintage where I squealed with each dress I looked at, most of the dresses here were take it or leave it. Also, the dresses were on average about $50. Not only were the clothing items over priced but there were also some non-vintage items thrown in (at the same price) such as slacks from j.crew.

There were other non-vintage items in the store as well, such as the book "Marley & Me". I don't remember the price on the book, but I do remember that it was also too much money.

The furniture selection was really cool though and some of the household items were awesome, like some of the phones from the 60's ($50).

Overall though I feel like this store is just leeching off of people who are not well educated on buying good vintage items. They feed off of the wealthy who just throw money down without knowing that there are much better deals elsewhere.

I would not recommend this store to anyone looking to buy quality vintage items at a good or even fair price. However, I do have to give them some credit because they did have a nice little collection of film equipment that I drooled over for a good 15 minutes!!

Thanks for reading this week's edition of Vintage Wednesday's! More to come next week!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Pinery




This outfit is actually from a few days ago but I am posting it now because I'm all backed up with my posts! I do look a little crazy in this picture. It's the eye make-up. I'm learning that the purple-pink color tends to make me look a bit zombie-like and maybe I should avoid it.

Yesterday I went to the pinery in Canada with my family and I'm kicking myself for not bringing my camera!!!!! I really wish I had taken pictures. I didn't bring it because it was kind of a cruddy day, but eventually the sun came out and it was beautiful. For those of you unfamiliar with the pinery it's a provincial park in Ontario on Lake Huron. It's one of our favorite family places to go (other than Lake Superior).

Here are some pictures from the web:












The Breakdown:

Outfit:

Shirt: Target
Skirt: Heart Moon Star
Leggings: Thrifted
Shoes: Payless

Accessories:
Necklace: Gift
Bracelet: Gift

4th of July...a bit late...

Again, I'm so sorry I've been away lately!!! I've just been working so much on this film that's shooting downtown. It's been so much fun!

So, here is my VERY late 4th of July post:


Jon and I went to Old Country Buffet for dinner. This may seem like an odd choice for a vegetarian, but I knew how much Jon wanted to go to an Old Country Buffet, so I thought it would be nice to treat him this time. He hadn't been to one since moving to Chicago 8 years ago. Now that we're back in Michigan I thought we could break that record.








But here's all of the food he wasted!!! He made a good point that they just throw the extra food out at the end of the night anyway, so if he hadn't wasted it they would have.





After dinner we went to see Toy Story 3 in 3D! It was great. The short at the beginning was really cool too. It was funny because I reached into my pocket for some reason and I pulled out a ticket stub from the previous year when we went to see UP. Haha, looks like we went on the exact same date 2 years in a row! Ah well, we had a lovely time together.








I wasn't originally going to dress so patriotic. This is certainly a perfect 4th of July dress but this year I was thinking that wearing it on the 4th itself would be too costume-y. However, once it was time to get dressed I said screw it and went with it anyway. In Chicago this outfit would be nothing too 'out there'. But back in Michigan I was getting serious "WHAT IS SHE WEARING?" stares. Whatever, Michigan people go out in their pajamas, so I really didn't care much. I just thought it was funny.




Okay, so now it's about time that I explain the 4th of July 'date day'. It was July 4th of 2006 and a handsome boy at work had a crush on me. We were both working that night and he got to thinking that if we went out with co-workers after work to celebrate he could ask me out. So he arranged a get-together at a co-worker's house. He got off work before I did, but came back to walk with me to the party (what a gentleman). It turned out to just be us and the couple whose house we went to. We drank cherry Dr. Pepper with vanilla vodka (a great way to get drunk, because it's delicious) and we played old school Nintendo.

We stayed until probably 3 in the morning or so and then our co-workers wanted to sleep, so we left and decided to go to the lake together. We stopped at Jon's apartment first to make pizzas. He only had meat pizzas though so he had to pick the meat off for me. By the time we got to the lake the pizza was cold, but at least it was meatless. We ate pizza and sat and talked for a long time before he finally walked me back to the red line so I could go home. He gave me a hug - but he didn't kiss me!!!! This really confused me. I had thought we were having a great time, he obviously liked me, so why didn't he kiss me? Later on he admitted it was all part of his master plan. He claims that by not kissing me that night it kept me curious about him. Well, it turned out he was right, because two years later we were married.

Now every 4th of July we celebrate our 1st date and remember that amazing night on Lake Michigan in Chicago.



The Breakdown:

Outfit:

Dress: H&M
Slip: Target
Red Mary Janes: Payless

Accessories:
Headband: H&M
Scarf: Thrifted
Glasses: Anna Sui
Beaded Purse: Gift