Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summah Readin'

I am a few weeks behind!!  Going to do a post anyway before I catch up.  Mainly because it involves a book going around, started by the amazing Jan at Fort Smith Stylista, that I need to talk about and get on to the next in line!

the thoughtful dresser by Linda Grant

Really liked the book!!!  Grants voice/writing style was very enjoyable to me.  She was funny and smart and had a good sense of humor.  I'm not going to give away all the deets, but she talks about fashion and basically why a lot of us really enjoy it.  Annnnnd how a big part of why some people put down fashion, particularly a woman's interest in fashion is basically based in misogyny.  

I need to find out who is next for this book and send it off!!  It's a great summer read :)  THANKS Jan for the rec!!!

My mom just came for her week long vacation and birthday visit and we had ridiculous amounts of fun.  So grateful for my mom.  

Now, a few quick posts.  I realized I haven't even really taken pics or shared some of my favorite items of clothing.  I got this sort of undergarment white cotton slip that I wear like a dress last summer on my New York trip from Artists & Flea.  

I rly love it!!  But, I am considering dyeing it blue...  I'm figuring I'll wait 'till I've completely stained it (bound to happen!) and then do it.  The biggest cuff from Queen Vix.  The fabulous short pink kimono is from Twice Round Vintage. That was the store I mentioned before that I wanted to keep to myself for awhile, maybe pretend I own it, possible move in and live there...  What I like about it, you ask????  Lots of fun vintage at AFFORDABLE prices!!!!!  Thank you very much!

Also, sometimes when it's rly hot I just wear crap like this:

Some thrift shop cheap Mango label dress that I don't even have to feel guilty about wiping my hands on if I want to...  

Also, Asheville is confusing in the summer.  I keep walking out to my backyard, but there is just a big garden and no swimming pool!?  Hmmph. 

P.S.  Those roots!  Need my hair did STAT!  Off to catch up with blogs!!!!!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Special Delivery!!!

Soooo, I've been doing lots of stuff lately.  I can't tell you everything, because it would be just way too much blogging for me, so I will share some weird random moments.  The best kind, right!?

On a little trip my family took recently to Helen, GA., we found ourselves near Cleveland, GA.  Nine miles to be exact!  This is the home of the BabyLand General Hospital---where Cabbage Patch Kids are born.  

Here is Baby Dream and Girl London with my preggers sister-in-law.

The salon! 


Here is Baby Dream pulling a new baby right out of a cabbage patch.  

Now pay attention!!!!!  This is the MAGICAL TREE and special CABBAGE PATCH where a nurse assists births when you are there---it's a big production. 

Obviously, the girls adopted some kids...  Courtesy of Grandma.  Here is the family for the official ceremony and stuff.

There was this one doll who looked like she really needed a family.  I think she's been waiting a long time for someone to take her home :(

(She's actually wearing a pretty sweet vintage 70s Hang Ten tee and badass psychedelic print skirt.)

Nowwwwwwwww for a flashback!!!!  

I am originally from Atlanta and moved to Florida when I was about 12, but with so much of my family there, I ended up creepin' around GA a time or two.
My mom and dad had taken me to Babyland when I was a kid and one day when X-man and I were (most likely) on our way back home from Thanksgiving with my family in Helen...  I spotted BabyLand.   
I vaguely remember driving by and seeing the Babyland sign and being like, FUUUUUCK!  We must stop here!  You must witness this!! (It's free BTW.) 
And X-man being like whaaaaat????  (Because it's honestly hard to really understand until you go.)
It used to be different, less fancy, a little crappier, but still very magical!

Circa: 1993 or thereabouts 



Trust me, we could of NEVER predicted two decades and two kids later back at BabyLand!

I'll leave you with this: 

Love & Light, 
Yecchie Becky 
<3 <3 <3 

Friday, May 9, 2014

When u wear what u want

Some styles that I love are just not flattering on me...  The sort of big tent dresses and what-not.  Wearing them anyway!

Sitting on the swing we hung from a tree...  The neighbors house is behind me lolzzzzz  They get to witness my amazing modelling.  Lucky them, huh?

This was the sort of dress I wanted to buy when I purchased that overpriced one I talked about here, that wasn't even vintage :(
This one is 80s, I adore the glorious 60s and 70s versions, but they are rare and expensive.  I found this one at an inexpensive Downtown Vintage Market that is kind of awesome.  They even have a cafe and bar.
It's purplish, cotton, has an elephant/paisley/floral print and is thick enough so you can just wear it w/o worrying about being too sheer.  I love sheer, but it often means having to REALLY figure out proper undergarments to make it work.  So you don't get arrested or whatever.

But, like I said, this stuff is not really flattering for me.  Fuck flattering!

Here is a nice chunky rear view for you!

Also, this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vix is a vintage fairy making one of my vintage dreams come true!!!  I have ALWAYS wanted one of these bastard massive cuffs and she sent me one.  X-man loves it, Girl London tried to run off with it, because it's amazing.  THANK YOU!!!!

This is a vintage handbag that was handmade from some old super soft denim and embroidery.  It was an inexpensive Etsy purchase.  I really like it!

I am wearing a vintage shell necklace from Antique Addict.  One of the dopest vintage stores in Tampa with the nicest owner ever.  She's been there forever.  X-man and I would shop there as teens in high school.  She was always so sweet and encouraging when I started my own business.  Great lady, small biz owner, appreciates vintage, has so much knowledge, very kind and helpful---and has great clothes at great prices!!  I do miss her.

Kind of a crappy pic!  The other necklace is a hand carved coconut one from my first trip to Puerto Rico with the X-man...  Probably 15 or more years ago.

Anyway, lots of second-hand goodies here so linking up to Bella's SecondHandFirst!!

Love & Light,
<3 <3 <3

Monday, May 5, 2014

I know! Another waterfall!

This time we were at Catawba Falls.  I wore my kimono jacket from Marketplace Handwork of India.  They let me choose an item to review and I chose this cotton kimono jacket, sold here.  It is definitely my style with an Ikat-style print and it's cotton.  This is the sort of item I use all the time when it's hot---easier than sunscreen!  Just cover-up!  Annnnd when I go on hikes.  There is usually a break from the sun, but I use usually wear long sleeves or a lightweight jacket so I don't get as many scratches or close-encounters with critters.

Old hats, jeans/pants, and sneakers are usually the way I roll on hikes.  With a swimsuit underneath in case we end up somewhere where the water is irresistible.


I customized my jacket with this patch from Etsy store PhoenixCompost.  Super cool little shop with anarchist/feminists/environmentalists and what-have-u patches.  I also want to add a few studs to the sleeves, but I'm slow with projects.  I felt it was the perfect patch because it looks cool and MarketPlace of India is a fair trade company.  I've had lots of compliments already.
Hooking up to Patti's Visible Monday because we out here!

Love & Light,
<3 <3 <3

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Foxy & Hikes

I don't think I officially blogged about this, but we actually got a dog last year.  His name is Foxy and he is the naughtiest Shiba Inu.  The kids adore him and call him "The King" & "Fancy Foxy" despite the fact that he is bitey, doesn't listen for shit, and destroys stuff.

Foxy is also super lazy, often sleeping until noon and he likes to run off.

Foxy goes on our little Asheville hikes now.  Here is a little mix of two hikes we've taken.

The water was ice cold, but the kids met another little girl there and they all ended up totally getting in!  They were shivery & blue & they didn't care lol

Everywhere we go Girl London climbs trees.

The X-man like this because he thinks Girl London Baby Dream and him look like they are on th cover of a death metal band.  His words.  

My husband never takes pics.  I have to almost ask/beg!  So, I'm usually not in the pics.  How did I become my dad?!  Anyway, here is one he snapped that I am in:

Comfy cotton pants, shirt, hat, & sunglasses for the hike :)

Love & Light,
<3 <3 <3 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Biltmore 4/20

My mom was in town for the weekend and she took us to the Biltmore.  It's amazing and gorgeous and it was peak bloom week.  I'm not going to post the million pictures we took.  Just a quick outfit post.

Wearing a vintage 40s dress that had lots of fade, perfect for me!!, from Emily of teastreetvintage-- a fellow vintage seller.  I love it so much!!!

These boots are from Anne of Mustang Annes who is another fantastic vintage dealer.

The house and estate was amazing and the tulips were beyond.

I had an Ab Fab moment where I thought I might lose my mind in the Champagne Bottling Room in The Winery.

I was so so so happy to see my mom.

I'll be trying to catch up on blogs!!!  I'm a tad behind.  Will be hooking up to Patti's Visible Monday.  I am not wearing my best color, which happens to be red, but I am taking pictures in what I think is my best light.  Natural sunny light.  I swear it makes everybody look great :)
Also, linking up to Bella's Second-Hand First!

Love & Light,
<3 <3 <3

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Monday Tuesday Whatevs

So, it turns out that spring is still kind of cold.  I now understand cardigans.
I am wearing a dress I bought last summer for my New York trip-(vacay talked about in this old post here).  It was a bit of a splurge and I was super disappointed.  It was supposed to be one of those gorgeous cotton 60s/70s hippie dresses and it was a scratchy cheap modern version.  I knew the second I opened it.  Bought it from a major big vintage seller on Etsy.  
I've already had to sew it several times.

Also, wearing the most softest super long camel colored cardigan from my dad'd cousin.  She is super stylish and hella fierce and gives me hand me downs sometimes.  I keep some and sell some.  

Camo hat discussed before here and all the jewellry--too much to name. 
Some cheap Old Buddha fake leather ankle boots.  I had another pair with a cool Ikat print on them that were amazing and I wore until they were literally falling apart.  These are not as comfy and I have other pairs I like better.  They are, however, what I'm wearing today and so will be showcased in Bella's Shoe Shine event. Hooking up to Patti's Visible Monday, too.  She's looking great in her wrap skirt!!!

And cheap log fray jeans that are too tight. 

Love and light, 
Becky <3 <3 <3