Mid Fall Sale!

Mid Fall Sale

One hour until the Mid-Fall Sale at Slubird Vintage begins! It will go until Halloween night so be sure to grab your favourites. The ENTIRE shop is 15% off with prices already marked down.


Easy Like Sunday...Afternoon


mixed metals beaded necklace - Old Navy
knit sweater dress - H&M
crocheted nude tights - Marshall's
Steve Madden Intyce boots - shoemall.com



I notice in Autumn and Winter I don't wear as many thrifted goods as I do in Spring and Summer. I guess since I'm colder I need pieces that have as little wear as possible. Of course I have a vintage coat or two, a few pairs of vintage boots, some cardigans and some wool skirts, but dresses such as this one are a little harder to find that aren't too big for my petite stature. It's kind of hard to hem a sweater dress! I got these boots last week with half of my Vintage Heaven profits (the rest went into savings, like a good girl). Everyone was giving me crap for buying a pair of $110 boots, but I own these boots in grey and I've worn them all last Winter, and I don't own any other boots in this cognac colour. I love these, they go with everything; skirts, dresses, jeans, leggings. I also re-bought this dress last night. See, Thursday I had a really bad day and after work I picked up this dress at H&M...and on the way home I accidentally left it on the train. On the way home, I thought, well I'm done. But this dress was inexpensive and cozy and it looks good with my hair so I luckily could afford to buy it twice. I'm glad I did.

Anyway, enough about my outfit. Today, I made Michael and I some French toast and then we took the bus to Fantasy Costumes, a gigantic costume shop in Chicago. We needed to find Michael a costume for my Halloween party next weekend. Luckily we got something for him, and at the Dollar store across the street I found the perfect adjustment for my costume. We then went to Target and Joann to get some other odds and ends, and then I made dinner. We watched some Quantum Leap and here I am, updating while the boy is doing his ablutions. Next up, Boardwalk Empire! Has anyone else seen that show? Anyone else watching regularly? I'm mourning the ending of Mad Men, but it's good to have another great period drama to watch Sunday night.

And finally, on the bus I downloaded a Retro Camera app for my android and I love it! Here's some snaps from throughout my day, I'm surprised at the quality! Maybe I can update my blog more, haha.




asymmetrical blouse - thrifted
AA skirt - thrifted
crocheted tights - can't remember...Filene's Basement maybe?
BC "Anchors Aweigh" oxfords - Endless.com


Fresh from the salon, here's my new pixie cut! I'm wearing it "curly" here, I'll probably wear it straight most of the time cos it'll be a lot faster, but I couldn't be happier with it. I had a pixie before, about 4 years ago, but it looks so different red! As my stylist was cutting it, before she texturized it, I said "I look like a red Hailey Mills!" And then afterward, "last time I looked like Mandy Slade, and now I look like Brian Slade!" I already got a Carey Mulligan reference (for the record, so flattered). What do you think?




Shop Update: Hats, Housewares and More

I'm finally listing all the hats I've had stock piled forever (some of these hats I bought in high school!). One of these sold already, and another super awesome one sold at Vintage Heaven before I listed it.

Adolfo II Ivory Felt Cap with Gold and Rhinestone Encrusted Bow - SOLD, Georgi Gray Wool Brimmed Hat with Netting and Feather

Red Satin Princess Cap With Venise Lace and Long Veil, Betty Blue Velvet Bandeau 50s Cocktail Hat

Adolfo II Black Straw Topper With Netting, Feather and Bow, Sherlock Holmes Black and White Houndstooth Detective Hat

Ivory and Pale Pink Dooney and Bourke Leather Handbag, Black Brazilian Leather T-Strap Slingback Heels Size 7

Gal and Doll Clear Highball Glasses With Red Lettering, Five Japanese Ceramic Handpainted Penguin Mugs

Set of Three Coral Floral Snack Coasters, 50s Silver Metal Shell Ashtray or Container

I'm also giving away this navy quilted purse at Lulu Letty's blog! Enter to win, and there might be a coupon code in it for you. I have that exact purse in black, too, that will be going into the shop soon.


Stressed, Anxious and Busy

Once again, readers, I apologize for my absence. I have a bunch of entries in-the-works but I haven't had time to make any collages or edit photos necessary for said updates. I've been slowly beginning the massive additions to both of my shops, however, and these I'm excited to show you (one such post should occur in a day or so).

In the meantime, if you'll allow me to briefly get a bit personal, I've been struggling with a lot of stress in my social life, at my day job, and even with little things like cleaning my apartment. My future is uncertain and I feel like I am in limbo as my nearest and dearest have begun the next chapters of their lives. Not that I am not thankful for all that I have that I didn't a year ago, but it does feel like I should be winding down the "aimless 20-something" act...and I don't know how to.

This, my ever-increasing social anxiety (crying at friends' birthday parties because I don't want to interrupt anyone's conversation), the news that ANOTHER of my closest friends will be moving away from Chicago, has left me a bit of a wreck. Michael actually knew how hard everything has been for me the past few days and showed up at my work Saturday night with these:

I'm so lucky to have such a sweet man!

With the news that my insurance will cover psychologist visits, I think this is something I will be needing to explore (and have been meaning to for years, honestly). I've barely begun the searching process so who knows when this will happen, but I'm determined to acquire this. Maybe it will give me some idea what I want to do with my future, or at least give me some pause and peace until I can arrive there.

Again, forgive me for being so personal on a supposed fashion blog. I just feel this is more relevant to my life at the moment than anything else. Soon I'll have more fun entries, promise.


Wardrobe Remix for 10.01.10


50s dress - vintage, Etsy
nude fishnets - Sock Dreams
tan t-strap wedges - DSW
cat - Seymour

Sorry I've been such a bad blogger lately, everyone! I've been working overtime at work (with no extra coin to show for it, boooo), knitting, being cold working on jewelry for...

The Vintage Heaven Big Sale!

It's next weekend, October 9th & 10th. I will be selling vintage goodies both in and not yet in my shop (insider sneak peek!), Branchbound jewelry and hair pieces, and cookies! Find more info at their blog, if you're in the area I hope you can make it out!