Friday, June 10, 2011
This dress is no stranger to my blog. I've shown it here on a few occasions. It's definitely my favorite go-to dress for summer. I love how light weight and easy to style it is. All I have to is throw on a long necklace and a pair of wedges and I'm set for the day. I love the simplicity of getting dressed in the summer.
I wore my little white legging shorts to protect me from the wind. I'm so glad I picked these up! With my accidental flashing record they really come in handy. Hehe, the worst is when a huge gust of wind comes, blows up your skirt and then you have to walk toward the person you just flashed for at least a half block. Hahaha, I hate that!
Last night Jon and I went to see Tree of Life. Sooooo good!!! Oh it was amazing! I definitely give it 5 stars and absolutely recommend it. I think even people who can't sit through experimental films will be able to appreciate this movie because the parts where it becomes more of a meditation on life are so beautifully shot that it's impossible to lose interest. Run to your local art house theatre right now and watch it!
Well, I hope everyone has a great weekend! Despite the fact that I'll be spending most of the weekend at work I still have a few fun things planned including a party tomorrow night and a mini blogger meet up Sunday morning.
Ball Necklace: H&M
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I wore this dress yesterday while I was out flyering for work. It was just short of 100 degrees in Detroit, so I needed to wear something light colored and lightweight to battle through the heat. I love the little flutter sleeves on the dress and the way it ties in the back. It's definitely cute for a hot summer day. I accessorized by adding two Forever 21 necklaces and since I was going to be out walking for hours I opted for a pair of flats.
Usually I love flyering days - getting paid to walk around outside? Yes, please! However yesterday regardless of how hard I tried to stay cool I still got a little bout of heat poisoning. I wore light clothing, when possible I walked in the shade, and I was constantly sipping from my water bottle. Nausea still crept up on me though and I found myself throwing up the entire contents of the slurpee I bought myself when filling up on gas. On top of that I spent the second half of the day battling a killer migraine. I'm honestly surprised that I made it home without getting into an accident because it got so bad I could hardly see a thing. Ugh, after getting over the flu I just want to feel normal again! Please?
Hahaha, I added this one just for fun...it looks like I'm sniffing my pit!
Flutter Sleeve Dress: Wear It, Declare It
Bunny Necklace: Forever 21
Floral Necklace: Forever 21
Glasses: Ray Ban
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
This week for Vintage Wednesday I'm sharing a lovely 70s sleeveless knit top that I won in a giveaway last year. The label says, "Rrruss". I couldn't locate any history on the brand name, but I found a few other images for various knit tops, so it looks like knitwear was their main thing. I like the square shape of the neck and shoulders. Also the longer length is nice for a casual look. The top is a little heavy for wearing on a super hot day (yesterday it was 90 in Detroit!), however I spent my day in the hospital with my dad, so the heat wasn't an issue.
If you've been following my Twitter then you already know about my dad's cancer. He was diagnosed about two weeks ago with lung cancer. We've since learned that the cancer has spread throughout his entire body. The reason we were in the hospital yesterday is because he was having a tube inserted so that he is able to start chemotherapy this week. I'm really hoping it works and his body doesn't reject it. :/
The rust and blue stripes together can make matching this top with other separates a little tricky, which is why i opted for a neutral grey skirt. I think it helped with keeping the focus on the top. Overall this top is great for a laid back, easy, casual look.
Along with sharing from my own vintage closet today I'd also like to remind everyone to check out the etsy shop, Mitten Vintage! Lauren, Sara, and myself have contributed our amazing finds from around the Michigan area to share with you! On top of that we're offering 20% off for the month of June with the code, SUMMERDOGDAYS. There are a lot of really great one of a kind items in the shop right now. There's clothing, accessories, shoes, and even stuff for your home! Feel guilty about spending money on yourself? Mitten Vintage is a great place to find gifts for your vintage loving friends! Also be sure to check back often. I have a pile of vintage items that keeps getting bigger that I still need to give to Lauren to add to the shop! Here's a peak at what's in the shop now:
Mustard Hard Purse - $13 It's no secret that I adore anything mustard colored! What a great purse to pair with a little scooter dress!
Patchwork Oxfords - $30.00 If my feet were a size 6 I would have kept these for myself, so adorable and would go perfect with a vintage romper for summer!
Bow Emerald Green Satin Heels - $35 Eek! These lovelies almost fit me, but they are just a smidge too small. My loss and your gain! Knock 'em dead this summer with these stunning evening shoes!
Mint Julep Chiffon Dress - $75.00 Doesn't this dress just make you want to prance around barefoot in the forest? Let out your inner woodland soul in this beautiful chiffon dress.
Ann Fogerty Poinsettia Dress - $60.00 I actually had the honor of borrowing this beauty from Lauren last year when I wore it for my birthday! I love the fit of the dress with the fitted top and full skirt. It's a great twirling dress and perfect for a birthday celebration!
Celebrating my birthday in vintage style:
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(Oh and I think I should clarify my view on vintage pricing. Two weeks ago for Vintage Wednesday I mentioned that in my opinion vintage shouldn't be expensive. I was referring to shift/scooter/house dresses and more casual items. It makes my blood boil when I see a shift dress (with stains) selling for over $40. The pricier dresses that Lauren is selling are an exception to the rule in my book because they are designer/evening wear and are in excellent condition.)
I hope you've enjoyed this week's edition of Vintage Wednesday! Check back next week for more vintage fun!
Vintage Top: Rrruss
Grey Skirt: No Appt. Necessary, Thrifted
Ball Necklace: H&M
Sunglasses: Forever 21
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Last Thursday night Jon and I left for Sandusky around 1 AM (so technically Friday morning) and got to our hotel around 3:30 AM. We were staying at a Howard Johnson hotel right outside of the park with a group of friends. The rest of our party had driven in from Wisconsin and were already asleep by the time we got there. We decided to sleep in the bed of the truck for the night so we wouldn't have to wake them. We took my dad's truck there and the back of it is huge and perfect for sleeping. We laid out our foam mattress, blankets, and pillows in the back and camped out until morning. We paid for a room at the hotel, so we figured they couldn't get too upset with us for sleeping in the parking lot. Early that morning Jon went out to find the group and was really confused when he couldn't locate their van anywhere. Well, it turned out we had been sleeping at the wrong hotel! Oops! Who knew there would be two Howard Johnson hotels within 5 miles of each other?
Jon and the group headed out right away for the park, but I was still battling the plague so I stayed at the hotel and slept in for a while. I finally made it to the park around mid-afternoon. Getting through the morning was extremely rough. I couldn't eat anything, my fever was up, I had no energy, and I kept getting the sweats and the shivers. Ick!
The first ride I went on with everyone was the Power Tower. It was a good way to start for someone as sick as me. We rode it both up and down. I hate going on the drop side!!! I've never been scared of rides, but that one scares the crap out of me. I hate the feeling of falling, it's awful! Jon said he had never tried the drop side before, so I went on it just for him. :P
Turns out I still hate it, even after 10 years.
After the Power Tower we went on the Magnum and the Raptor. The Magnum bothered my back a little, but not too bad. Mostly it just rattled up my headache a bit. The Raptor was always a favorite ride of mine though. Jon said it was one of his favorite too. The upside-down loops are just so much fun!
This was me making a raptor face:
Outfit photos were a bit hard to take because we were with a group of friends and didn't want to act like we were ignoring everyone. Also with being so sick I have to admit that I really wasn't in the mood for taking pictures. I did manage to snap a couple photos of the park while walking around though:
The ride that eventually did me in was the Wicked Twister. It was a lot of fun, but it shook me up a bit too much. I knew I'd be throwing up the rest of the day if I tried to ride anything else. So instead I went back to the parking lot and napped in the back of the truck until Jon and the others were done. They got to ride the Millennium Force 4 times! Ugh, I'm so jealous! Being sick is the worst!
It was frustrating not being able to fully enjoy the trip, so Jon and I are thinking about heading back again sometime later in the summer. Going to Cedar Point and only riding on 4 rides? My 8 year old self would not approve.