Wednesday, October 23, 2019

More Vintage Clothes--- Double Birthday Party Edition

Soooooo, I really do wear a lot of vintage. I mean, I sell it, too. But, srsly--- thank u vintage clothes for providing me with what I want to wear most of the tim .

Let's talk birthday party attendee outfits then---

Vintage 70s dress I've had for years--- I wore it last Halloween as a Devil Doll!
My lashes are skulls!!

 We are celebrating my dear friends' daughter Kiki's birthday.  Winter is in her handmade (by herself!) Totoro outfit!! And Sailor Moon was there! Squeeee!

The party was at the Sly Grog and ToyBox, a local clown, put on a puppet show.

Awesome sauce!

Girl London got glasses and stole my phone to take selfies--- she put her pic as my screensaver and I couldn't be happier.

Mary is a beautiful spider web witch and has 2 gorgeous daughters and lovely husband. I'm always excited to see her.

Horrible full length pic--- but I'm wearing 6 inch heels (old cheapo ones) but I love them and miss the occasional heels. Asheville is NOT suited for heels at all.

Such a wonderful afternoon. 

The other birthday was the lovely Noreen's! Four of us ladies hit the town. We had an incredible dinner at Rosabees.  Owned by a woman and I can't recommend it enough. 
I will say it is a budget buster for me tho--- just have to be honest. 

I wore a vintage beaded shawl backwards as a top with a fancy bra underneath and a skirt I bought about a year and a half ago new.

The back of the top was just beads basically-- sort of risque, but I wanted to bring because all four ladies were fashion divas, especially the birthday girl Noreen in head to toe leopard.  She owns LovingGood Vintage and is ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ

I have no pics. Like, other people have a few... I took these b4 and have none of anyone else or the night. At one point I lost my phone so you'll just have to believe me.

I also wore heels this night! They were painful nude patent leather---but sometimes u gotta do it.

So here's to vintage and secondhand party looks--- what r u wearin'???

Love & Light,

SHOP HERE: PinkCheetahVintage

When they ask my children where they want to eat--- they're going to know!

I'm sure you've heard all the jokes about women not knowing where they want to eat. I don't know who these ladies are because my girl friends sure as hell have no problem demanding their fav foodie spots.

And I want to give my daughters a chance to pick their fav places to eat, too.
So, once a month or so, I ask them where do they want to eat and it's their choice.

London's first pick was Itto's and it's sooooo delicious!! It's a ramen restaurant in West Asheville. She happened to be wearing her ramen bowl Ponyo shirt, too.

All 3 of us enjoyed our dinner, but at $12 a bowl, it's a little expensive! Just sayin'! 

This is Baby Dream making a chocolate cake with Nutella and 1 egg ONLY--- just 2 ingredients. 

She saw a YouTube video and wanted to try the recipe. 

It came out excellent and she was eating it with salted caramel ice cream. Knowing how to cook and bake is so important.

Here's me in more head to toes Corinna's hand-me-downs!!

Wearing Corinna's hand-me-down cardigan below with a thrifted sundress. 
Let's take a moment, as we usually do, and just appreciate vintage and secondhand clothes in general ๐Ÿ™

Also, speaking of ladies knowing where they want to eat--- one of my friend Jo's fav restaurants in town is called Plant and it's vegan.
Jo is a real sweetheart and treats her good friends to her fav places--- 
Kristy is her business partner (see my previous posts about the cabin!) and her whole house was in a bit of a turmoil---so Jo decided to take us all out.

All vegan everything--- and it's tasty!

Sorry for the horrid pics! ๐Ÿ˜‚

None of us are vegetarian or vegan, although I eat a TON of vegetarian budget friendly meals every week--- especially when it's just me at home. Rice & black beans, cheese quesadillas, pita & hummus...
Good for the environment & my pocketbook! 

Asheville is really into vegetarian and vegan cuisine, so if that's your thing, then you would love visiting!

Love & Light, 

SHOP HERE: PinkCheetahVintage 

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Blue Ridge Mountain Pride Asheville NC

We have our own Pride weekend later in the year.  Girl London wanted to go and I joined her--- it was a rly beautiful day with my awesome kid and friends.

Tons of great music.

Bella, London, Kaya, Sophie--- Gen Z is badass y'all!

Me with my favs of the day-- the Greenville Sisters! 
I'm wearing one of my favorite vintage 80s sundresses--- it has pockets ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคก๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒˆ


I have on rainbow eyelashes!!

My rainbow laces were so popular! People wanted to take pictures of them lol and obviously pet my cute dog Foxy.

So important to stand with our human family for acceptance and equal rights.
Also, everyone looked so GOOD!! 
Wear what u want!!! 
What r u wearin'???

Love & Light, 

SHOP HERE: PinkCheetahVintage 

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Coolest cabin in Boone NC and Linville Caverns

So this is a throwback summer post, but whatever. I want to talk about the fact that I'm a single parent, but have many many close friends/mi familia!!! that do not have children. It's interesting incorporating hanging out---- I think it's good for everyone to mix it up socially.
I'll tell you this, too---- I don't care how much we hang out if you've never met my children you don't really know me.

Jo does not have kids and we've now known each other two years and are friends.  I've expressed the importance of including my kids in my life OBVI and she has really made a concerted effort to be inclusive.

Stella, Girl London, Baby Dream, Kayde, and D!!! All up in Linville Caverns!!! 
Jo not only invited my children and me--- she allowed them to invite friends. 

She is also extremely thoughtful and considerate of my finances--- she never invites me to things I can't afford and if she does she does it in full hospitality. ๐Ÿ’
She took us all to the caverns--- they are very close to the cabin, on our way up and it was so cool. I only have 2 pictures, but the cabins are amazing!!!
We also went to Linville Falls, but I forgot my phone in the car--- typical!

Now to the cabin with all these kids! I was there before as Jo's guest with friends, here are the kids enjoying all the amenities!

This place is so cool--- srsly.

I'm thankful for many reasons--- it is always wonderful to hang with my friends, but I'd honestly never be able to afford trips and outings like this with my kids without Jo's generous and inclusive nature.

Kayla works for Jo and I've gotten to know her--- Jo often hangs out/works and goes to bed early, but after the kids got out the hot tub Kayla and I took ovah!! She was up there to work as well and stayed after we left.

I have no good fashion pics for cabin life, but I'm in my trusty vintage 70s Kaush Collection nightgown again! ❤❤❤

Since we were guests we did the cooking! London and Stella are making steak chimichurri sandwiches from scratch.

So delicious!! Proud of these kids and their cooking skills!

This is where you can find Jo' cabin listing!!!
It's a woman owned business and very popular place--- it's already booked well into next year!! There are skiing and sledding places nearby.
Also, the NY Times just wrote this article about Boone if you're interested in seeing all the town has to offer:)
I'm not paid or anything for this--- Jo doesn't need any promo help with her place from me lololol it sells itself-- this is just all me ๐Ÿ’ž

I'd like to add my everyday life is not like this--- I have the daily grind and struggles and disheartening moments. I mean, single parent working life is my day to day and it's not ez!
Sometimes when I'm highlighting the good stuff on my blog I'm trying to focus on the positive stuff, tho--- not trying to act like this is my normal life.
Blogging is weird--- you don't want to bog everything down with all your problems, but you're not trying to make some fake perfect bloglife or whatever--- hard to navigate sometimes ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘ฏ‍♀️

Love & Light,

SHOP HERE: PinkCheetahVintage

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

On the Blue Ridge Mountains --- Asheville, North Carolina

So, another old friend Charles came to visit this summer.
We went for a beautiful scenic drive up on the Blue Ridge.
Btw this peach maxi dress is several years old and a summer go-to I've worn probably dozens of times, but never blogged!! Nothing fancy, but it's so comfy and cool.

I mean, it was gorgeous. We barely took pics our whole visit, but I mean...

Hiking! It was like walking thru a path of magical trees. So fun.

Later that day we saw a huge rainbow over downtown Asheville ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ

Charles was here right after our other friends came-- he knows Karen&  John, so it was almost a big Tampa friends party in Asheville!!! Maybe next year ๐Ÿ˜

I'd also like to take a moment and discuss how much Iove hand-me-downs.
It's been too long since I've gotten any--- or feels like to me!! (I routinely pass on stuff constantly to people.) Anyways,
Corinna had two big bags to give away recently. I was like plzzzz and ty!!!
She has great style and totally dif taste, so it was awesome!
The girls and I all tried stuff on and had major scores each!!!

This striped tank and tan maxi skirts were surprise comfy scores for me!! Would've never picked, but love!!! 
She wasn't even sure to offer at first because people think you don't want their hand-me-downs---- we do, tho!!! Most fun ever!!!! Major thnx ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

Love & Light,

SHOP HERE: PinkCheetahVintage

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Polka Dots are the Most Flirty Print of All Time & Confessions of a few New Purchases

I did order this dress last year sometime from somewhere online--- admittedly new and inexpensive. 
It was $28 and on sale. I've worn it a ton this summer and love it. 

Sorry, no full length pic :( 
I adore black and white.
I also think polka dots are a super flirty print. Rather classic, too.

Also, about a year and a half ago at a clearance outlet, I bought this adorable tasseled crop top.  I wear it with my vintage Indian wrap skirt. It was soooo inexpensive and I love it. 
Tassels are cuteeee!

Sorry all the pics are shite! I tried!
It really is cute. Anyways--- 
I'm in the bathroom at Sly Grog Lounge, a great alternative venue in Asheville if you're interested in checking it out! 

Dogs are allowed!
Here's Foxy Baby lol

He's so super chill!!! 
Best boi evah ๐Ÿ’ž
These are all pics from summer--- Unfortunately I haven't taken a lot of outfit photos, but I'm trying to catch up a bit despite it. 

So, I do occasionally buy something new although it has been awhile and I feel like I'm rather selective, obvi. 
Can't think of anything new I've bought recently honestly besides some pantyhose, but that's for another post!! 

All jewelry, shoes, and accessories vintage and secondhand--- you've seen it all b4 ๐Ÿ‘ฏ‍♀️

Love & Light, 

SHOP HERE: PinkCheetahVintage 

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