Monday, May 18, 2015

Into the wayside

This was a dress from the last swap. It was one of those dresses that I grabbed at the end right before it went into the donation pile. I didn't try it on until today. I instantly fell in love. It's such a simple dress, but sometimes in the heat, simple is all you need.

If you're local and looking for something to do this Thursday, consider checking out this event to benefit the Humane Society. There will be shopping (b.Lovely), cupcakes, and crepes! I'm down for any event that has sweets and benefits a good local cause. See you there!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Goodwill Goodstyle Fashion Show

This was my third year participating in the Goodwill Good Style Fashion show and it was an absolute blast! My theme was "In Print". My collection was inspired my simple, mixed, and bold prints. I wanted to showcase how prints can be casual, dressy, loud, and downplayed. The hairstylists did a great job and I brought in my own make-up artist to create the perfect look for each girl.

Goodwill is one of my favorite places to shop. I feel very fortunate that the local Goodwill's are so supportive of bloggers (they do workshops, events, and so MUCH more) as well as continue to fulfill their mission. They're seriously the best.

A huge thank you goes out to the ladies that modeled for me! They absolutely killed it. It felt nice to be surrounded by my favorite friends, sassy young ladies, and both of my sisters. Sadly missing two of my models who weren't there during the photos! They were the "younger" models. One wore a long printed dress and the other a plaid skirt with a striped shirt. They were adorable!

Monday, May 4, 2015

hot damn

Long before Ashely was a retro inspired queen, she and I had almost identical tastes in dresses. In fact, we had this dress in black (her) and blue (me). She found the same one in pink and was kind enough to let me borrow it last year. Fast forward to a week ago when she was selling it and I made it mine. We've been inseparable ever since.

I had a super busy weekend full of sunshine, off beat art fairs, lots of writing, and the pleasure of seeing Every Time I Die and the Used. It was non-stop and wild. But that's how May always seems to go. My sister that lives in Canada is on her way here, the Goodwill Fashion Show is Thursday, and I've got a million other things to write and plan. But hey, at least it's beautiful out.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Buddy in the parade

We had our annual Frock Party this weekend. Seventeen lovely ladies showed up. Which meant we had SO much stuff! We had to expand to two rooms, half the couch, the stairwell, the floor, and we also had three clothing racks. It was glorious and we were able to donate two huge bags and a box. But mostly, I got this dress. Which strangely enough belonged to my sister. I don't know why in the world she would hide this gem from me. Somehow I snagged it before anyone else did. I feel really lucky. Plus I've always dreamed of playing the violin and this is probably as close as I'll ever get.

This entire outfit was swapped or given to me. That's the best kind of outfit and I'm having a good hair day. Everything is wonderful when the sun comes out to play.