Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dreamy Dresses

Hey all you bloggy babes!

I must say that Asheville summers are niiiiiice :D

Fact:  The X-man and I moved to Asheville w/o ever visiting, not even once.  We also picked our house online w/o seeing it in person.  We picked a new place to move using some personal criteria for our lifestyle and researched a bunch of places (Google street view was a HUGE help!!!) and ended up in Asheville.  People thought it sounded insane.  I just want to say that we are loving this city and I am so thankful for the internet for making it possible!

Ok.  I've discovered two awesome ladies who sell used & vintage clothes.
The first one is UrbanGypsyTrunkShow and she is a real hoot!  She does local pop up shops with music and hula hoops and all her stuff is usually between $4-10!!!!  I LOVEEEEE affordable vintage!

That's Girl London doing some hoops and the Urban Gypsy herself in the blue skirt in the tent.  She's so funny.  We've gone to two of the pop-ups and she was so friendly and outgoing and I was like, "Uggghhhhhhh duuuuuuuuh".  Has that ever happened to you???  I have these lovely moments of absolute social awkwardness and in my head I'm like, "What a great lady!!!!"

Anywho, I got the dress on the left below from her for $10.  It's a repro, but in the style I love and with peacocks in pattern.   Peacocks are awesome.  It's a little sheer so I have to wear the cotton slip I talked about in my last post here underneath it, which is great because it gives me reasons to wear it more often!  I've worn the dress a few times already, but haven't taken any pics.

Nowwwwwww, the dress on the right.  The one in front.  This is the real deal 60s 70s super soft cotton gauzy dress I've been dreaming of...  I have a couple of dresses that come close, including the one sold to me as vintage and shipped in the manufacturer's vacuum sealed plastic (this was no mistake),  and this 80s one, but this one ^^^^ is the dream one.

Bought this little baby from a shop that the X-man and I kept driving by and wanting to check out.


Obviously, we must go here!
There was usually a massive pile of stuff out front when we would drive by.  And the place would be closed.  And we'd be like, "Who would leave all this amazing stuff out front and just not be open?"  Then one day when we went back to try again, we met Angie, the owner and we understood.
She was "not open...." (long dramatic pause as she gazes out at us from a sort of make shift head wrap that she was holding draped across her face Princess Jazmine style) "but open".
Works for us!!!

Shop is chock full of goodies!  You can see her in the back hiding my dress.  I didn't have cash, so I actually had to leave to get cash and come back.  She was super nice.

Almost forgot to mention!!  When we came back to get the dress she gifted the X-man this vintage 60s picture he was drooling over:

He was sooooooo happy!!

Love & Light,
<3 <3 <3]


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!!!!!

Edited: Sharing with MIS PAPELICOS share-in-style!