Monday, March 30, 2015

Pick 5 Fashion Challenge recap

As March draws to a close, so too does the Pick 5 fashion challenge my friend and I came up with a few weeks ago. In this challenge, each of us picked five items and pledged to wear them every week until the end of the month.

And you know what? I'm SO GLAD it's over.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Thrift audit: Salvation Army, March 2

I get so excited for these 49-cent Mondays at my local Salvation Army that it kinda bums me out when I don't find 9 zillion flawless amazing treasures. I gotta relax my expectations a little bit, I think. Nevertheless, this trip to the thrift still yielded a few good buys.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Give us bread, but give us roses

I wanted to share a little bit about the story behind the name "Bread and Roses Vintage." It's something that means a lot to me, so I hope you'll take a minute to read about it: 

Strikers in the Lawrence, Mass., "Bread and Roses" strike, from the Walter P. Reuther Library
As we come marching, marching in the beauty of the day,
A million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill lofts gray,

Are touched with all the radiance that a sudden sun discloses,
For the people hear us singing: "Bread and roses! Bread and roses!"

Friday, March 27, 2015

Out of time

Inevitably, I start off a week of vacation with a to-do list that's 9,000 miles long and completely unrealistic. About two or three days into the week, one of two things happens: a) I lost interest in the list entirely and just run out of steam; or b) I spend my "vacation" running around like a madman and exhausting myself.

Thursday, March 26, 2015


I bought this craaazy, over-the-top vest in a fit of madness at a consignment store bag sale. Chalk it up to longing for spring — these bright candy colors just called to me.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Black and Blue

I have kind of a love affair with blue and black together. I know it is one of those "rules" that you're not supposed to mix the two ... but maybe that's why I like it. I'M A REBEL, folks.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Vibes and Stuff

For a while I was fighting the zeitgeist about referring to every style, mood or feeling as a "vibe." But I've given in. So here, I present to you a TOTAL 70S VIBES look that I put together today: