Monday, January 28, 2013

Spots and Stripes

The weather was beautiful this weekend in Philadelphia. Cold, but not frigid, and nice and sunny and bright.
A heavy sweater took place of a coat, and I spent some time enjoying my favorite city with some of my favorite people.

Vintage Patent Leather Stripe Frame Bag, "Jailbreak", coming soon to

Vintage Polka Dot Sweater, on sale now at

Vintage long strand of pearls, my own.

Photos courtesy of Taylor Scott.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Native Wrap

Since Taylor's ethnicity contains some obscure fraction of Native American, I attempted this fun, colorful, modern adaptation of a traditional hairstyle.

It basically started by braiding one long braid down her back, then wrapping in turquoise yarn and looping it through the braid occasionally to hold it in place. It was super cute and went perfectly with her outfit today!!

If you're by yourself and want to do it to your own hair, try pigtail braids so it's easier to reach. You don't have to limit yourself to one color, either. Stripes would be awesome - might have to give those a shot next time around.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Nifty Fifties

I'm feeling very retro in this today. Kind of like a mad-men-meets-pink-Dorothy thing.
The pink glitter belt and fuschia metallic cap toe pumps just make me want to grab a martini and go dancing.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

DIY Vintage Fabric Coasters

Here's an easy Sunday morning DIY that literally takes 5 minutes.

I had a yard of vintage upholstery canvas with a pretty, 50's floral print on it.
Heavy upholstery and canvas fabrics work best, especially ones with prints, because they're going to be less likely to fray. However, the fray could be cute, so use whatever you have!

I simply traced a 3 1/2" square onto the back of the fabric in pencil, then cut out the squares. Instant coasters!
(Have more fabric? This would make cute matching placemats, too!)

Enjoy :)

Friday, January 11, 2013


You may have noticed in previous photos of me, I'm constantly wearing a jade bracelet.
It's pretty much a permanent fixture for me, as well as my tiny jade rings. All of these pieces are carved from a solid piece of beautiful, unique stone.
Jade has been appreciated throughout history in a lot of eastern cultures, and has a rich history full of myth and wonder.
I personally love it for its unique details and flaws in coloration- sometimes I think that the more discolored pieces are even more beautiful than that appear to be more uniform.
It's all about embracing the natural and unique. <3