Shop Update: Bags and Shoes

Deadstock Brown Leather Slip On Sandal Flats Size 7.5
, Navy Blue Leather Woven Shoulder Purse

White Diamonds Leather 60s Oxford Heels, Avocado Green 60s Frame Handbag

Fawn Grey Suede Garolini Italian Couture 70s Pumps, Black Wool 50s Deco Frame Purse

New shoes and purses added to the vintage shop the other day. I noticed, too, these make some great sets for the urban bohemian, vintage cutie, and the classic lady!

I also have a couple great giveaways going on! At Starr's blog I am giving away $20 in store credit to Slubird and at Rachel's blog I'm giving away a pair of Bluma earrings from Branchbound. Be sure to enter and then check out their lovely blogs.


Blogger (Re-) Meet Up and Other Weekend Adventures

Saturday afternoon Michael and I had the pleasure of having brunch with Rachel of MouseVox Vintage, her boyfriend, and some of their friends at Longman and Eagle. It was a nice leisurely meal full of hearty food and drinks as well as great conversation. It was a joy to see Rachel again, I get along with her very well. She's so sweet and I love that I can talk shop with someone! Unfortunately last time she visited Chicago I was unable to get a photograph of us together, but this time I did!

With Rachel of MouseVox Vintage

Afterward Michael and I goofed around with my cat, Seymour. Here are some pictures Michael took (the last is Seymour in front of a drawing I did of him on our chalkboard wall).


He loves me.

The Picture of Seymour Gray

Sunday I went with Michael and my 3 best girlfriends to the beach and had a blast. Michael and I got delicious burgers outside for dinner. Here are some cell phone snaps via Mcihael's phone:

We then went home and then enjoyed last night's wonderful episode of Mad Men. I had a great weekend! What did you all do?


Chop Chop!





Outfit deets:

checked dress - Wet Seal
black leather flats - Target

Sorry these pictures aren't that great, took them with the fading sunlight. Wanted to show you all a.s.a.p.! It was so funny when I pulled out the photos when Anne asked what I was doing that day and she stopped dead in her tracks, and said that before I came she was telling everyone "I know she'd going to cut it all off." My head feels so much lighter, and I'm nervous it will take me a while to get into the swing of styling it. Also I am pleased to realize I have Mandy Slade circa NYE 1969 hair:

Mandy Slade, New Years Eve 1969

And the winner of the Rust Belt Threads giveaway is...


Thanks to all who entered!


Wardrobe Remix for 08.10.10


vintage shift dress - estate sale
nude dot tights - F21
tan wedges - DSW



I'm hammier than usual today and I'm not sure why. It might be because I bought this dress in April but could only first wear it today. It was this long tunic with open panels and yesterday I learned how to use a sewing machine and sewed them shut. I also hemmed my first dress! It's awesome, I'm addicted now. They turned out pretty well, I must say. I think I'm a natural.

Or maybe I'm hammy because these are my last outfit photos with long hair. I hope tomorrow night I am not looking at them sadly and nostalgically...but my hair is driving me nuts lately so I might as well cut it now, right? It'll grow back, that's what everyone keeps telling me. I'll keep you all posted...

08.10.10 feets

Also don't forget to enter the Rust Belt Threads giveaway. There's still time to enter, but it ends tomorrow night!


Shop Preview

I'll be adding a ton of great vintage to the shop over the next week, mostly 50s and 60s; shoes, purses, dresses, tops, and bottoms. If any of these catch your fancy just message me and I'll list it a.s.a.p.! Click on any of the pictures to see larger.

ivory shortsred stripe skirt

red floral skirtdionysus dress

black and white collar dressstriped shift

brown floral dresswine cowgirl dress

black lace wiggle dresssapphire silk dress

pale stripes blousecarrot pearl sweater

hawaiian blousepolka dot button-up


Weekend BOGO Sale!

New markdowns in the sale section of my vintage shop, and today (8/7) and tomorrow (8/8) I'm having a BOGO sale. Buy one sale item get the second 25% off! Buy one regularly priced item get one sale item 50% off! Refund will be sent via Paypal following checkout.

Happy shopping!


Rust Belt Threads Giveaway!

Amanda from Rust Belt Threads was kind enough to host a giveaway on my blog for my lovely readers! Today's giveaway includes a gold clutch, a floral blouse that's perfect for summer-to-fall with the pinks and oranges, and a wooden decorative owl.

Here are the details for the blouse:

Very lightweight, semi-sheer gauze like knit. Watercolor floral pattern with pink, tangerine red orange, light and dark beige, and white color palette. Super cute PETER PAN collar and shiny plastic pearly buttons. There are darling tiny pleats at the top, and cuffed sleeves.
multiply x2 for bust/waist/hip measurements.

Brand Name: Alfred Dunner
Material: Feels like polyester
Estimated Size: Large. The tag says 10.
Shoulders: 14.5”
Bust: 18”
Waist: 16.5”
Hips: 19”
Sleeve Length: 8”
Length: 24”

Condition: Excellent vintage condition.

And if that's not enough, Amanda is also offering a 10% discount for my readers until the end of the giveaway! You just need to mention "slubird" in the message to the seller. This giveaway is open to international readers and you have to be a subscriber of this blog to enter. If you do not include an email address in at least comment I will draw a new winner.

Ways to enter, up to three entries:
• Visit Rust Belt Threads and leave a comment with a link to your favourite item in her shop
• Tweet about this giveaway and post a comment with the link to the tweet
• Blog about this giveaway and post a comment with a link to the entry

Bon chance! You have until Wednesday, August 11 at 11pm CST to enter.


The Long and Short Of It

I love my love hair. I really, really do. But, all of a sudden, I feel the need to change my hair. I've always been jealous of girls who can rock the angled bob, my hair isn't sleek enough, unfortunately. But then I think, I've always said when I cut my hair in the (far off, I thought) future I'd go for an asymmetrical bob. I know what you are thinking, and no it wouldn't be as vulgar as that may sound. Taking a cue from fellow redheads I'm thinking something more like...


• A hairstyle like this may classify as "edgy" which would be a refreshing contrast from my borderline twee clothing (let's not kid ourselves here, folks, I may swear like a sailor and drink like one too, but I dress like a cupcake)
• I am in my mid-20s and I don't know how much longer I can rock an "edgy" hairstyle without looking super weird
• Change is the essence of life, n'est pas?
• Short hair is (questionably) easier to take care of
• Would round out my somewhat angular facial features
• I can show off my neckline better (and make my neck look longer? Is this true?)


• I won't have long, romantic hair anymore
• Limited hair style options
• Would have to get it cut more often to maintain shape
• Would potentially look awful
• Might have to surrender the Bettie Bangs if they clash with the angled hair.