Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Daily Outfit (a little late) 5.16.09

Cardigan: J.Crew
T: J.Crew Outlet
Skirt: Vintage, thrifted
Shoes: Ross

I wore this almost a week and a half ago to go to dinner with some friends. I just love this skirt but I don't wear it often enough because it is so crazy! I usually try to pair it with neutrals because it is so bold, but that night I decided to go all out with the contrasting colors. I think I like it more this way!

Beach Time

Here is a little photo gallery of the big beach trip! Fun was had by one and all!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My Triumphant Return

The beach was amazing! It was sunny, not too busy, the water was warm, it didn't rain, and the company was great! There were a few things that could have been improved upon if I were a millionaire, but otherwise it was an all around great, low-budget time. More photos to come soon (once I upload the ones off of my camera), but for now, here is one of me looking about like I did all weekend- dressed as an old lady hanging out in the shade! Somehow, I still managed to get burned to a crisp! Thanks to my lovely friend Christine for sharing her photos with me.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Beach Time!

Miracle of miracles, I actually found a bathing suit that I liked in about 10 minutes at the first store I went to- Ross. Oh Ross, how I love thee. It was only $20! Yay.

Today, I'm off to an AmeriCorps convention and then onto the beach on Friday. I can't wait to spend two days reading and lazing around in the sun.

Here is what I am imagining it to be like:

Here is what it will probably actually be like:

Either way, I'll be sure to take lots of pictures and tell ya'll all about it when I get back! I may be MIA until next Tuesday, but I'm secretly keeping my fingers crossed for wireless on the beach (is that totally outrageous or what?)!

all photos courtesy of Flickr!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Time for the dreaded...

bathing suit shopping! Oh, no. I don't now if I just want to torture myself or what, but I've decided to go on a quest for a new bathing suit after work. Any suggestions for cheap and fast (I'm thinking Target or Old Navy)? Wish me luck!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Make My Monday... Redux Style

Ok, let's pretend like I didn't skip Make My Monday last week (and on what would have only been its 3rd occurrence, my bad). While we are at it, let's go ahead and just forget about my entire lack of blogging last week also. I promise to be better. Or, if not better, at least better at being bad!!

Without further ado.... Make My Monday!

5. This week is going to be a 3.5 day week. Well, really it's 3.5 days in the office and 1.5 days driving to and attending a conference in another part of the state. It seems kind of silly to me, but if AmeriCorps really thinks it's that important for every single member in the entire state to get together for a meeting; that's fine by me. Less time in the office.

4. I finally unpacked from my trip last week. Whoops. The good news- I didn't in fact loose the card reader for my camera. The bad news- it took like 8 hours.

3. TWO (yes, two) of my lovely friends got engaged last weekend. Ok, well one technically got engaged and the other called to inform me that an engagement was forthcoming. Both called to warn me that I best be saving my dollars for bridesmaids dresses and booze (not necessarily in that order). Wooo hooo! Congrats, ladies!

2. NOAH'S TARP. I seriously just purchased the most bad ass thing ever created by man. Don't tell me that you have never heard of this? Ok, well check it out!

1. This weekend is Memorial Day, and you know what that means! Oh, you don't? Well, I'll tell you- Beach time! We are going to some beach that I know nothing about and staying in some campground that promises to be gloriously redneck (the name 'Blackbeard' is in the title), but whatevs. I'm going to lie on the beach and ready trashy novels all week. Speaking of trashy novels, anyone have any good suggestions?

I could seriously go on and on. Lots of good things have been happening lately, but I don't want to bore you!

So, what's making your Monday?

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Ok, well, my first excuse was that I was out of town.
Then, my sister graduated from college.
Then, I had to take an entire group of AmeriCorps volunteers canoeing in the rain.
Then, I had to go to a friend's birthday party.
Then, I had to watch the season finale of LOST.
Then, poor little Petey got attacked by a dog at the park (don't worry, he is mostly ok!!).

Excuses, excuses, excuses!

Maybe ya'll will just accept my humble apology for being a major slacker?
And, some lovely shots of the new springy clothing up in Green Violet Vintage?
And, my promise to write something more substantial soon?

Thanks for understanding, sometimes life is just too crazy!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Greetings from Sewanee

Just stopping by to say hi from the most wonderful place on earth! I must go take some pictures to share with ya'll when I get back; but first, I think I have to help my sister pack up her life to move back to Dallas for a month. After that, she is off to Nicaragua for 6 months! I can't believe it!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

So I have to brag a little...

because I just love these two new dresses I listed at Green Violet Vintage! I especially love how the photos turned out- I can't say thanks enough to my fabulous models!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Make My Monday... v2.0

OK, so it's Monday again. Why does that have to happen every damn week? It's not even noon and I've already eaten my lunch. Nothing is working and everything is broken and of course my boss thinks it's all my fault. Is it nap time yet?

I think I better go ahead and make my Monday with my weekly countdown of awesomeness...

5. I have a bit of a special outing planned for early this week. I'm not saying anymore lest I jinx it!

4. The new photos I took for GVV yesterday. My friends are such lovely models and we found a great location. I can't wait to get them up on Etsy!

3. I have had this awful cough for about three weeks now and I was worried I was dying of the consumption. While very romantic in theory, I'm not yet ready for my short life to end. Fortunately, I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia and prescribed an antibiotic. I'm fairly certain this is the only time 'fortunately' and 'walking pneumonia' have every been used together in a sentence. I am almost able to breathe again!

2. How about this for exciting... I'm having a two day week. I only have to work on Monday and Tuesday. And, Monday is almost halfway over, so that means my week is 25% done. So right now it is actually more like Tuesday morning than Monday afternoon. Clearly, this is going to be the best week ever. In case you are wondering why I am so lucky this week, its because...

1. I'm going on vacation! To my favoritest place on earth! My sister is graduating from Sewanee this weekend, the same university that I graduated from four years ago. And, lots of my other friends siblings are graduating, so they will be there also. And, my family will be there. And, I can go see my professors. And, there are lots of waterfalls to frolic in. And, it will be one big booze filled party time. I can't wait!

So, (now that I have made you green with envy) tell me, whats making your Monday?

New Items!

Here a few of the photos from yesterdays photo shoot, with more to come soon! I am just so pleased with how these turned out; the photo skills learning curve is steep, but the pay off is worth it. I want my shop to be beautiful!

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Today I did a photo shoot for Green Violet Vintage with a bunch of my girlfriends. We got gussied up and went down to the River Arts District, an area of Asheville where there are lots of old warehouses and new artists studios. Its pretty transitional and very transient so there is lots of graffiti and random crap laying around. I think the photos turned out great and I can't wait to get them up in the store!

Anyways, here is what I wore. 100% vintage to keep with the theme, though I'm probably keeping these babies for myself, they are just too fabulous to let go!

Shirt: Vintage, thrifted
Skirt: Vintage, thrifted
Shoes: Vintage, Etsy
Sunglasses: Boutique in Flagstaff, AZ

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Today I'm going to hit the thrift stores looking for new items for GVV because my friends and a few other ladies that I hardly know are coming over for a photoshoot tomorrow. I never thought so many people would enjoy having their pictures taken, but I guess it's a bit like playing dress up. All of a sudden my vintage photoshoots are like the most exclusive party in town that everyone wants in on! And you won't hear any complaints from me about that!

Here is what I'm wearing...

Dress: Vintage, thrifted
Sweater: Gap, gift from mom
Shoes: Marshall's

I can't believe it's May! That makes it OK to wear ridiculously summery dresses, right? I'm justifying this by telling myself that wearing something vintage while looking for more vintage things is inspirational; but I'm not gonna lie, I totally wore this out last night.

Help me, Internets!

Is anyone out there a seamstress? Here is the thing, I bought this totally awesome dress to wear to my sister's graduation. It was about 2 sizes to large but I thought, hey, no biggie. I can totally alter it. Famous last words, right? Well, my sister is graduating in a week and I have yet to do anything about this dress. Here is what it looks like hanging in a shapeless sack on my body:

My original thought was that I could just put a seam up the right side of the dress to take in the extra fabric. However, as you can see, there is so much extra fabric that it would make the dress totally off centered and bulky on the right. You might ask why I don't put a seam in the left side also to even things out. Well, I don't know how to deal with the zipper!

My second thought was to do like this and make it look like a wrap dress. Instead of holding it there all day, I would obviously have to find a big brooch or flower pin to hold it there. Now, this might work, but I think it will still look a little wonky.

What do ya'll think? Is there any hope I can alter this myself without totally ruining the dress? Anyone have any suggestions? Maybe I should just take it to the tailor, but I don't think they can finish it by my ETD, which is Wednesday AM. Help!!