Saturday, October 1, 2011

It's (Cat)urday!

It's that time again! Here are this week's (cat)urday bests:


NES kept jumping on my shoulder while I was trying to edit photos on Wednesday:



Bath time!



Izzy gives Jon this look just about every day:



The kitties are going to miss their kitty runway when we move!



I found NES sleeping like this. No, he was not licking himself...he was sound asleep!




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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Speedy Girl Kitty Dress





As mentioned in an earlier post this week I received a dress at the Michigan Blogger Meet-up to style for a contest on Speedy Girl (www.shopspeedygirl.com). If you like my look, then check out their facebook page and vote for me by liking my photo (it may be a few days before it's up)! I browsed through their website and if I wasn't in the process of trying to downsize my closet my wallet would be in trouble! They have super cute dresses, skirts, tops, etc, and everything is really cheap! The only catch? You have 24 hours to snatch up your item before it's gone!





We had quite a selection of items to go through, so it was nice having different choices. Of course I had to go with the cat dress! Jon agreed that it was purrrrfect for me. Haha, okay...I'm done being lame now. Promise.



Unfortunately the dress was slightly big on top. So I remedied the problem by throwing a little sweater over it. I wanted to stick with a muted color palette and for fun I added a vintage lace collar. I actually planned on going to downtown Ferndale to take outfit pictures. I'm starting to get bored of taking pictures in my backyard. However, the clouds were threatening rain so I decided it was best to take the outfit pictures in my yard after all. Just as predicted as soon as I was done it started pouring! Well, I then went to load up my car for some errand running and movie watching at my theatre...only to realize that my mom still has my car keys...and Jon still has the spare key...and he was already at work. So...long story short...I was obviously not going anywhere. At least I'm getting a lot of blogging done tonight!

And I think I'm going to start organizing the back room for packing. I really didn't want to start packing until we had an apartment (I'm kind of superstitious like that). However, if we end up signing a lease for 2 weeks from now we're never going to get done in time! So...I figure I should start now. I just hope we sign for an apartment soon! So far none have been available late October yet, but it seems like that is starting to change. Wish us luck!















Hahaha, okay I left this one in just for Jon...I'm flying away! ;)




The Breakdown:

Outfit:

Dress: Speedy Girl
Sweater: Thrifted
Tights: Thrifted
Heels: Classified

Accessories:
Lace Collar: Vintage
Earrings: Gift
Belt: Thrifted
Bow: Michael's


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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Vintage Wednesday #46 - Sweater Girls

When the leaves start turning a golden amber and there's the most heavenly crunch with every step you know you're full swing into autumn. This is why I thought it would be appropriate to cover vintage sweaters seeing as it's finally sweater weather (the best time of the year, by the way).

Of course when you think of vintage sweaters the idea of the "sweater girl" first comes to mind. The sweater girl look was stylish in the 40's and 50's. Its popularity increased due to the support of hollywood actresses such as Lana Turner and Jane Russell. The look emphasized a young woman's bust and waist with the help of small sweaters and conical/bullet bras.

With the exception of the rockabilly look and the early 90's Madonna craze, a young lady would have looked very out of place with this type of style in recent years. (It's really the bra that makes the look.) However, with the recent explosion of vintage and vintage inspired looks the bullet bra is slowly creeping its way back to popularity in a stealth like manner. I suppose we can attribute its success to the recent Mad Men craze, but as young women start looking to authentic vintage pieces they're finding they need the correct undergarments to pull them off. Are the young ladies of today about to become a new generation of sweater girls? I doubt it, but I do think the look will have a small amount of admirers for a little while; at least until the main stream is done with the vintage look. ;)

(photo source: http://www.knitting-bee.com)

(photo source: http://fromhollyjanetryan.blogspot.com)

(photo source: http://blog.pennlive.com)

(photo source: http://retroways.blogspot.com/)

(photo source: http://www.xpresszo.com)

(photo source: http://filmnoirphotos.blogspot.com)

(photo source: http://www.glamoursplash.com)

Here are some photos from Vogue's 2010 sweater girl campaign:

(photo source: http://www.vintagehair.com)

(photo source: http://www.vintagehair.com)

(photo source: http://bessgeorgette.com)

(photo source: http://bijoux-esque.blogspot.com)

(photo source: http://pinterest.com/pin/29690869/)

(photo source: http://www.vintagehair.com)

Regardless of how you wear your vintage sweaters, aren't they just great for rolling around in piles of leaves and sipping cider? I'm so happy that Jon and I get to experience at least a little bit of autumn before we move out west and are spoiled with sunshine every day! It's so hard to believe that in 3-4 weeks we are going to be on the road (cats and all)! We need to start packing!

I hope you've enjoyed this week's edition of Vintage Wednesday. Check back next week for more vintage fun!



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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Nightmare Before Christmas



Just popping in for a minute to share some more pictures from the weekend. We played an original 35mm print of The Nightmare Before Christmas this weekend at the theatre. I dressed as Sally and a co-worker dressed up as Jack! We had a lot of fun with it.

Jon and I will probably either be on the road or busy unpacking for halloween this year, so I'm counting this as my halloween outfit! I wish the stitches came out better on my face, but that's what I get for using the crappy halloween store stuff, right?












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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ann Arbor Michigan Blogger Meet-up


(Photo credit: Sara, She is Sara)

This past Saturday I went with Sara, Brittany, and Tiffany to the Ann Arbor Michigan Blogger Meet-up! I can't believe how many amazing fashionable ladies there are in this state! It's just incredible.

The event was set up by Suze of Miss Vinyl Ahoy and she did such a great job planning everything out and also making it an official Michigan event by going to Meijer and buying us Faygo and Better Made chips, haha.

To break the ice we played a very fashionable game of bingo where we had to go around and find items from the bingo sheets that the other girls were wearing. I got a bingo and ended of winning this cool bracelet:



We were also each given a ring and mine ended up matching my outfit perfectly!

(Photo credit: Sara, She is Sara)

Once we got to know each other a little better we started the clothing swap. I got some awesome new stuff:





On top of the swap we were all each able to pick an item of clothing from Speedy Girl (www.shopspeedygirl.com) that we get to style up to enter our looks in an online contest. I chose this awesome cat dress:





I'm going to wear it tomorrow for a trip to Canada.

It turned out that unbeknownst to us we were actually crashing a wedding. A guy came to start setting up and was confused as to why were were in the "guest reception" area, haha. A few more people from the wedding came and started setting up which was our cue to move out from the area. So we walked around the park a bit and of course took some outfit photos!



I'm totally making a "meh" face in this photo, but just look at all of those pretty flowers in the background!


























(Above meet-up photos: Sara, She is Sara)


The dress that I wore is quickly becoming my new favorite fall item. I got it a couple of weeks ago at the thrift store along with the blouse I'm wearing. I wore it two weeks ago for my mom's birthday party. Here's a peek at how I styled it then:

(We were playing mini gulf that day. Also...please take note of the chipmunk in the background grabbing his/her chest...)




Here's a list of the bloggers who attended the meet-up, be sure to stop by and visit their blogs!

Alicia - (Doesn't have a blog, but came for the fun!)

Brittany - Woodstock Hearts Fashion

Jaclyn - Stay in the Lines

Katie - Fashion Frugality

Liz - 26 and Counting

Sara - She is Sara

Suze - Miss Vinyl Ahoy

Tiffany - Nynga and the Bear


The Breakdown:

Outfit:


Dress: Thrifted (label no loner visable)
Blouse: Vintage, Thrifted (no label)
Tights: Hue
Embellished Flats: Nine West, Sale

Accessories:
Belt: Thrifted
Necklace: Forever 21
Purse: Thrifted
Ring: meet-up giveaway



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