Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Yes, I realize this is a bit overdue. I have been sick and without a lot of internet access, but I think it's worth a post, regardless!

Firstly, I need to show you my 4 foot bubblegum pink tree smothered in beautiful sparkling vintage ornaments and little stars. (Which you cannot see, but they were there. Just imagine.) It was the greatest.

But, mostly, I want to show off this shirt Amanda made for me. She took the knowledge of my favor toward foxes and elbow patches, found a shirt on a great Asian website, painted me a fox, then transferred it onto said shirt all on her own. Such a cool and thoughtful gift. The best kind.

I apologize for the photo quality. The only digital I have on me, at the time, is my little phone. Hopefully that will change soon, but we'll see!

Hope you all had a beautiful Christmas and enjoy the last few days of your year.


(By the way, you can now Like us on Facebook... Yay!)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Interview on Liebemarlene

Just wanted to make a little post in recognition of another feature on http://liebemarlene.com
Rhiannon interviewed both Amanda and myself and did a small post here.

If I ever had a goal in the blogging world--this was it.

I am truly honored to have worked with Rhiannon (as well as her husband, Drew, and the second lovely half of Silent Sundays, Jamie) and to be included in so much of her blog and shop's recent updates. Having been a close follower for years, I am endlessly appreciative!

Take a look, if you haven't already.
And thanks, always, for reading!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Olive And Orange Autumn & Winter 2011 Collection

I literally mean it this time.
I don't think I've ever seen a collection more perfectly fitted to me. (Or existence.)

Will trade entire wardrobe for:

Winter Stripe Jersey Pleated DressRosehip Fairisle Dress
Pebble Printed Silk Twill Shirt DressTeddybear Wool Coat
Classic Silk Crepe BlouseTweed Stripe Dress
Double Faced Cotton Trench CoatTextured Honeycomb Coat
Ruffle Knit DressPleated Silk Crepe Top

Grays, blacks, blues, collars, perfect patterns, sweaters, wing-tip oxfords, elbow patches! *swoon!* *faint!* *marvel!*

Watch where you step.
I don't want any of you slipping in my tears.


More here.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Autum/Winter Accessories Wishlist

I am someone who likes to add a lot of my outfit's personality with accessories. Little quirky things that I am happy to look down at. I thought I'd put together a small post of a few neat things I've come across, recently.

Locket,Photo Locket,Red Fox Locket, photo, Image,Round, Brass,Locket,Necklace,pendant Image 4 of River Island Skeleton Necklace
Sleeping Fox Locket from emmagemshop on Etsy   River Island Skeleton Necklace from asos

    Fox socks from Gap                                                     Star Hair Pins from daintydaisies on Etsy

       Bird Skull Ring from asos                            Vintage Purse Necklace on Etsy

          Pendelton bag via Urban Outfitters                     British Racing Green Butter London Nail Polish

I was so close to buying the socks, a couple nights ago, but I didn't know whether or not I could afford the excess splurge. And the little purse necklace is identical to one I fell in love with, in August, only the same deal. Just dreaming and hoping there will still be time for them! ;)

Amanda and I are working on getting a few really great cool-weather items into the shop, so look out for those!

Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Shop Markdowns!

With the colder months already here (they came so quickly!), we've permanently marked down most of the clothing in our shop!  We've picked up a few gorgeous snuggly items that we'll list soon, but in order for us to buy more cold-weather appropriate attire, we need to make room by selling as much of the Summer items as we can.  

Click here to head on over to our shop, if you please! :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Silent Sundays

Here is the post I was talking about!

About a month ago, Amanda and I got the chance to take a Greyhound bus to Atlanta for the super-exciting request Rhiannon and Jamie made regarding us modelling for their Autumn/Winter 2011 Lookbook. If you somehow don't all ready know them, Rhiannon is a long time favorite fashion/vintage blogger who we have followed for years now, so it was the greatest surprise to be considered for this. Jamie is an amazing photographer and all around sweet person. Together they've put together the Vintage and Independent Designer online store Silent Sundays.

They took us to some absolutely amazing locations for shooting. My favorite being this old abandoned Mansion's greenhouse built in the 1920s. Other than the fact that it was huge, beautiful, and exactly the type of place I'd love to hang out and shoot in myself--the history was fascinating, as well. The mansion outside of this greenhouse was once a Mental Health Institution and there were signs of it's former occupants everywhere.

Modelling is not something I've ever confidently seen myself doing, so it was quite the experience! I really love seeing how Jamie and Rhiannon work together to make it turn out. (And obviously Amanda is a pro.) Look how darkly-magical Jamie's photos came out! Just the style I love.

Photos by Jamie Hopper
Styling by Rhiannon Leifheit Tyndell

Needless to say, it was such an honor to work with them and so much fun!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Long time without an update, I know! We've been waiting on a particular post, which should be up shortly. Until then, I thought I'd make a little post on our costumes from last night! Amanda and I have always wanted to festively hand out candy, since we're not part of those attending crazy Halloween parties (for now, anyway. You can invite me next year if you want to.) So, yesterday, we spent all afternoon running around looking for candy I'd be willing to give to children (and myself.) Organic vegan gummy bunnies and 100% ethically-traded chocolate, sweetened with beet sugar, it was! Ha!

Then we threw these together within literal minutes. Yes, we are good. Sorry for the point-and-shoot photo quality.

Vintage Lace Daisy-Crown: Handmade
Dress: Rodarte for Target
Chiffon Flower Necklace: Aerie (gift from me)
Rosebud Tights: Betsey Johnson (gift from dad's girl friend)
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Wings: from one of dad's old costumes ;)

Cat Ears: Fabric left over from a vintage skirt Amanda hemmed for me.
Star-print dress: Family Affairs c/o Silent Sundays
Black Tights: Urban Outfitters
Black ankle boots with buckles: Etienne Aigner/Vintage
Cat face: eye-liner from one of dad's old costumes ;)


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Back Then

A follow-up of Kate's post on Wabash.

Back Then- Music Video from Shelbie Dimond on Vimeo.

In the summer of last year, Kate and I were in Wabash, when we met up with  Shelbie Dimond; a brilliant photographer and dear friend.  She surprised us, not long before arriving, by asking us if we'd like to be in a music video she was making for a friend of hers.
We said yes, without really knowing what we would be doing for this video... turns out none of us really had a clear idea of what it would become, but naturally we found ourselves dancing!  Hey, it was a prime opportunity to show off that Napoleon Dynamite move I had always wanted to flaunt. (Eh, I did it wrong and it ended up looking kinda pretty [probably why it wasn't tossed]) And ON TOP OF A WATERFALL! Don't get many chances like that!
It was a lovely day and I feel like this song is the perfect song to go along with these memories.  This song is '"Back Then," by Drew Knight. Enjoy! :D

Might as well turn this into an outfit post...
First outfit shown:  Ivory Bird Dress- Urban Outfitters
Brown Patent Jelly Shoes- Urban Outfitters
Second outfit shown: Dusty Rose 40s Dress- vintage
Black Tights- Target
70s Clogs- vintage

First outfit shown: Ballerina Dress w/ Grey Top & Floral Skirt- Urban Renewal
Bow Tie Necklace- Urban Outfitters
Pixie Boots- vintage
Second outfit shown: Nude Lace Top- Urban Outfitters
Navy Polka Dot Skirt- Urban Outfitters


Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Amanda and I just got back from a week-long visit to Wabash, Indiana. It is my father's hometown and where we spent the first two years of our lives. It's also the first electrically lit city. I love it. So much history and little hidden treasures. 

One of which is this antique store that we'd somehow never checked out before. It's arranged like a building full of junk. But the further you go up, the more amazing it gets. The ceilings are caving in, the floors are soft, the staircases are blocked off with CAUTION tape (yet still accessible?) There was a fire a couple stories up--honesty, I don't know how it's not condemned! There were rooms and rooms overflowing with vinyls. Thousands. You can't even imagine without seeing it. It was scary and beautiful!

Silk Blouse: Thrifted
Flannel Skirt: Urban Outfitters
Oxfords: Bass (via Amazon.com)

We both really love wandering around this town. It feels so nostalgic. They have the most wonderful historic theatre, restored inn, used bookstore, cemetery, parks and a cozy coffee shop named after a '40s circus elephant that got loose and ran through the building that now holds it's name. (Modoc's) A second home.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Print Shop Now Open!


I'm excited to say that my print shop is now open on Etsy!  I've yet to list prints of my paintings, as I'm not sure where I should get them printed (it's so expensive!), but I'll have painting prints up as soon as I can sort the actual printing them part out. :)


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Favorite Places in Nashville for Vintage

A list of some of my favorite places to shop vintage, all located in Nashville, Tennessee. Enjoy!

Located in East Nashville,  I have to say, overall it's my favorite shop that sells primarily vintage clothing.  The selection is pretty big and the prices are reasonable (e.g. dresses $20-$35, tops $10-$20), especially compared to many of the other vintage clothing shops in Nashville.  The first time I visited Hip Zipper, I didn't like it at all-- I couldn't find a single thing I wanted to buy.  I thought I'd never return after that experience, but lo and behold I did, and every time since the first visit, I've walked out with something!

After hearing so many good things about Local Honey, I walked into their shop for the first time a couple of weeks ago.  They have a good selection of vintage, as well as a few items from local designers.  The prices were decent (e.g. dresses were about $40+), but nothing to write home about.  I found a few things I would have liked to own, but alas, my pockets were empty and I couldn't really justify spending $40+ on a dress at that moment.  They did have some beautiful accessories, including some pretty floral crowns made by Lauren!

Every time I walk into Savant, I am overcome with a feeling of awe at the beautiful collection of vintage the shop owner has for sale!  Some of the most gorgeous vintage clothing these eyes have seen have been hanging on the racks of this shop.  The prices are very expensive, the reason I have yet to buy anything from Savant, but perhaps I'll buy my wedding dress here or something?  

Probably one of the best kept secrets... the Gas Lamp Antique Mall is located behind a Staples, making it hardly visible from the main road.  It is HUGE and from the outside I never could have guessed just how large it is.  There are hundreds of booths brimming with fantastic antiques, but you'll have to walk through the many hallways (they have 'street' names to help you out) of this treasure trove to find the booths selling vintage clothing-- and there are quite a few.  One of my favorite spots!

I have to admit, initially I was a bit put off by the outward appearance of the Downtown Antique Mall, but as soon as I stepped inside, i was pleasantly surprised!  It's a very nostalgic and somehow calming place to be.   Plus, it's never crowded.  I found one of my favorite vintage dresses here-- in fact, it was the first vintage dress I ever purchased (a peach 40s dress, with beautiful beading and silk leaves-- i was also told the story of where it came from by the lady who sold it to me).

If you want a really good deal on a large selection of vintage, the Nashville Flea Market is your ticket!  That is, if you don't mind A LOT of walking and have a tremendous amount of patience (the fair grounds are ginormous).  There is a lot of vintage, but there is a lot more of everything else, not to mention-- a lot of junk. The flea market is held on the fourth weekend of each month.  

This shop is the cutest!  Newly opened in a project being called the 'idea hatchery' in East Nashville.  Basically, the idea hatchery is a collection of teeny tiny shops (seriously, the first photo shows the entire shop) that gives artists an affordable space to create/sell their ideas in a happenin' spot in town-- brilliant!  Goodbye Girls is run by a pretty pair of young ladies and is the most affordable vintage shop I've yet to come across (many things at the prices you might find at Goodwill).  They also have a small rack in the middle of the shop with new clothing, also very well priced.  Naturally, they don't have the biggest selection of clothing, but what there is, is definitely worth checking out.

Retro, psychedelic, bright, kitschy, fun, adorable, colorful... words you might use to describe this highly enjoyable shop!  Good times with good friends, enjoying all this shop has to offer... 

Making  memories to last a lifetime.... priceless. :')