Saturday, September 24, 2011

It's (Cat)urday!

Yay! It's (Cat)urday and that means it's time for cute kitties!

The ladies:



Have a great weekend! I'm so excited to be attending the Michigan Blogger Meet-up today! I can't wait to tell you guys all about it and share pictures!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Vintage Wednesday #45

Well, hello again! Three days in a row, look at these updates! This week for Vintage Wednesday I'm actually sharing two items, my "Wednesday Adams Dress" and a lovely plum blazer with gold piping (yes the same one I wore in my last post...)!

I bought this dress way back in February during a Michigan Blogger Meet-up. I set it aside to be dry cleaned before wearing it and by the time I got it cleaned the weather was starting to get warmer and it was too late! So now it is debuting 7 months later, haha. The dress is actually just a bit too short on me, so I actually have to wear it as a long top. That's why I paired it with my H&M tulle skirt. The dress is made out of velvet, but there isn't a label. So it could be handmade, probably for a child. The shape and collar are perfect for a Wednesday Adams look! If I took the skirt off you would see that the dress is a straight mini. Of course, if I did that you'd also see my bum peeking out! So, for the sake of modesty I've worn the dress as a top for these photos.

The blazer was a hand-me-down from a friend and has become a full time fall favorite of mine. I love the deep plum color. The label on the blazer says, MJ and it's also velvet.

I hope you've enjoyed this week's edition of vintage wednesday! I had a lot of fun taking this week's pictures. Check back next week for more vintage fun!

The Breakdown:


Dress: Vintage (no label)
Blazer: MJ, Vintage
Tights: Thrifted
Flats: Nine West, Sale



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Michigan Renaissance Festival

On Sunday Jon and I went to the Michigan Renaissance Festival with my family. I've been going once a year since I was about 12 with the exception of a few of the years that I was living in Chicago. So many people go all out and have such amazing outfits, but unfortunately I am not one of them. I think it's too expensive to buy stuff there unless you're completely dedicated to it. Although I did try to stick to a renaissance theme with what I had to work with in my current wardrobe. Of course it was the perfect day to bring out the chicken bag!

Jon ended up getting a bad migraine right before we went in, so I had to wait outside the gates with him for about an hour until it went away. So with Jon not feeling well and the fact that I was with family I didn't have much time to play with my outfit shots, but I did manage to sneak a few in.

Jon also used his wardrobe resources to pull together a good outfit as you can see by his Zelda shirt:

Elvie went with us and she had her own little costume, how adorable!

I tried to change things up a bit and work with a cooler color palette in the editing this time around. I love photos with the perfect pale tones. However for my photos specifically I think I actually prefer the warmer, more romantic tones that I usually use. I think it looks better with my hair and complexion. Thoughts?

Is anyone else super excited about the premiere of The New Girl tonight? I just happen to have the day off!

Ciao! (I'm teaching myself Italian, so you guys may have to put up with me slipping in Italian phases here and there for awhile.) :)

The Breakdown:


Dress: Vintage
Blazer: Vintage, Thrifted Gift
Slip: Vintage
Tights: Thrifted
Socks: Target
Platform Sandals: Steve Madden, Thrifted

Chicken Purse: Leon & Lulu
Sunglasses: Meijer
Bunny Necklace: Forever 21
Bracelet: Gift
Watch: Gift


Be Excellent to Each Other

Wow, what a busy weekend! I hardly slept at all, as we were just going non-stop. I didn't even have time for (cat)urday! (I'll have to make it up to you guys this weekend with some extra cute pictures!)

On Saturday we had a super crazy event at work. It was a private screening to sell a kids tv show. There was a full marching band in the theatre! That is something I certainly never thought I'd see! They left all of their balloons behind, so I grabbed some and took them home for this photo shoot! I have to admit I'm a little bored of photos of bloggers with balloons (not that individually they aren't interesting, but I think the idea has been exhausted.) However, since these were readily available I decided to jump on the balloon bandwagon. Since usually you'll see balloons with pretty, romantic outfits I wanted to do a different take on it and wear something more casual. So I chose my vintage skirt/skort with a button down and my denim jacket. I chose the orange button down to keep the color theme autumnal. I think this may be my favorite attempt at pattern mixing yet!

Later on Saturday night Jon, a friend, and myself all went to see Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure at the theatre. Haha, what a classic! I love all of the cheesey 80's graphics! It was a perfect way to spend the night. Of course Jon and I had to help my step-mom deliver papers afterwards, so the night was still young when the movie was over. We got done around 4:30AM which wasn't too bad seeing as we got a late start.

This upcoming weekend we're having The Nightmare Before Christmas as our midnight movie and I couldn't be more excited! I'm definitely going to dress up! Also this weekend is the Ann Arbor Michigan blogger meet-up! How exciting!

We only got a few hours of sleep after the routes Saturday/Sunday morning because we were leaving early for the Michigan Renaissance Festival that day. Jon and I had a fun time and I should have pictures up by tomorrow.

I have quite a few posts lined up for the week, so make sure to check back! Hope you all have a great day!

The Breakdown:


Skirt: Vintage
Blouse: American Eagle Outfitters
Denim Jacket: Guess
Tights: Thrifted
Shoes: Quick

Belt: Thrifted
Sunglasses: Forever 21
Chicken Purse: Leon & Lulu
Necklace: H&M