Monday, March 31, 2014

Playing dress-up

I'll be honest, I totally love modeling clothes for my Etsy shop. I usually sneak it in weekend mornings, when my husband is at work and my daughter is content to play nearby with her "friends" (i.e. stuffed animals), but seriously, I could do this all day.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Weekend roundup

Giveaway winner

Thanks to all who entered this week's giveaway for a pair of pretty chandelier earrings and a glass beaded choker.

Friday, March 28, 2014

After the fact

This outfit is left over from Wednesday when I was running around like a madwoman and didn't have time to post. I wanted to showcase this super cute blouse that's been languishing in my shop for a while now. I think it is really adorable and sweet, so I thought modeling it might get it a little more attention!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The perils of Swapdom

I was super excited last week to get word that my first ever swap on Swapdom had been approved! I swapped a sweater from my Etsy shop for this fantastic Prabal Gurung for Target dress, which arrived in the mail on Tuesday:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Toddler Tuesdays: Happy chaos

If you could see what's outside the frame on these shots today, you would probably laugh. My bedroom looks like a clothes bomb went off in it, killing several stuffed animals in the process. I try to keep the chaos reined in for the most part, but sometimes you just have to give in to it.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tomboy Style

I'm excited to be joining in the #StyleMeMarch daily fashion challenge today with my take on "A Little Bit Tomboy."

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday Giveaway: Blue glass necklace + earrings

For this week's Sunday giveaway, I've chosen a pretty beaded choker necklace and a pair of chandelier earrings in coordinating shades of blue.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Giveaway winner + weekend roundup

This week's giveaway of a $20 gift certificate to my Etsy shop was won by Sonya Mann! Sonya had multiple entries, but her winning entry was a comment she left on the original giveaway post.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Mud season

Sorry for the blog silence yesterday, it was just one of those days with too much running around in it! I missed the opportunity to mark the first day of spring, so I'm waxing rhapsodic about it today.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Work It Wednesdays: Go Green

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I picked "Go Green" as the challenge for this week's Work It Wednesdays linkup. Share your favorite green garment, outfit or accessory below.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Toddler Tuesdays returns!

I had a few minutes (and some decent light) this morning, so I thought I'd take another run at Toddler Tuesdays. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Green and blue

Recovering from a night shift last night — got about 5 hours of sleep, which is not bad but not terrific either. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Etsy giveaway!

Happy Sunday! The sun is shining here and I'm starting to believe it might actually be spring some day. I'm excited to start digging some spring and summer vintage from storage and getting it ready to list in my Etsy shop, and in the meantime, I've got some great transition pieces in the shop to get you over the winter-to-spring hump.

Tan and white striped T-shirt dress | $15

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Giveaway winner plus an announcement

The winner of this week's giveaway was Kerri Langlais-Emilian, who entered via Facebook. Congratulations! Email me with your mailing address, and I will get this cute scarf in the mail to you.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Running late

I feel like the White Rabbit today, running late for everything. Here are a few super quick snaps that I grabbed at lunch to show off one of my favorite blouses from the shop.

Thursday, March 13, 2014


So, this is not EXACTLY what I'm really wearing today ... my doctor recommended I stay away from high heels (sob) while we figure out what's going on with my knee, so these shoes were photo-shoot-only material, and in real life I'm wearing flats.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What daylight?

I always get psyched about daylight-saving time until it actually happens. Then I remember that having extra daylight in the evening is kind of pointless in upstate New York, where all you can do is gaze out your window at the snow.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Giddy as a schoolgirl

You remember when you were a kid and couldn't wait for the first day of school to wear your new clothes? Well, that's pretty much how I felt all weekend, waiting to get back to work so I could wear some of my latest thrift-store finds.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sick day dress-up party

I'm home with a very pathetic sick kid today, so I don't have an actual outfit post to share. But fortunately, my daughter was happy to watch Mama play dress-up while I modeled a few items for the shop, so I thought I would share some outtakes.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunday giveaway: Polka dot scarf

This week, I'm giving away this cute polka dot scarf. Doesn't it just scream "spring"? (It's all about wishful thinking, people ... I woke up to more snow this morning.)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Giveaway winner + a shopping expedition

The winner of this week's giveaway was @jenny_who_, who started following me on Instagram. Thanks to all who entered! Check back in tomorrow for this week's giveaway.

So I had an AMAZING day at the thrift store yesterday, both vintage-wise and also just buying stuff for myself, which I honestly don't do all that often anymore. Here's some highlights from the dressing room.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Shopaholic goes to Salvation Army

I had a fantastic thrift store outing today, and I decided to use my experience as a springboard to write up a list of tips about shopping for secondhand clothes.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Can't Win

Today is just one of those "wrong side of the bed" days. Literally; I fell asleep in a really awkward position at the very edge of the bed where the mattress is super thin/squished, and woke up feeling like someone had taken a sledgehammer to my knee.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Work It Wednesdays: Mixing Prints

This week's Work It Wednesdays linkup challenge is "mixing prints." I'm excited to see how other people interpret this idea! Click through below to see the linkup and share your own looks.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

February roundup

Another off day for me today, so I thought I'd do a look back at my OOTD posts from February.

Week 1

Feb. 3 | Feb. 4 | Feb. 5 | Feb. 6 | Feb. 7

Monday, March 3, 2014

Night shift blues

Just a quick note to say I'm going to skip my usual OOTD post today — I'm covering a few night shifts for a co-worker and it's thrown my world temporarily upside-down. I'll be back tomorrow with a little February recap, and this week's Work It Wednesday linkup challenge of mixing prints is still totally on.

In the mean time, please check out this week's giveaway, which features a cute little plaid tote bag that will be sure to get you in the mood for springtime. You can see all the details in yesterday's post, including a full list of ways to enter (multiple entries welcome!), or you can click through any of these social media links to submit your entry. The giveaway closes Friday at midnight, and the winner will be announced on Saturday. Hope you have having a great Monday!

Facebook (share to enter):

Instagram (comment to enter):

Pinterest (repin to enter):

Twitter (retweet to enter):

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunday giveaway: Spring mini tote bag

For this week's Sunday giveaway, I'm offering up this charming little plaid tote bag in a decidedly spring-like palette of blue and green.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Weekend roundup

Giveaway winner

The winner of this week's giveaway was Sarah Coenen, whose entry via Bloglovin was chosen by random number drawing. Thanks to all who entered!