Saturday, September 26, 2015

Thrift Audit: Aug. 29, rummage sale

Fall rummage sale season is upon us, and my closet is bursting at the seams! I'm actually considering a buying freeze after the next few weeks — I feel like I have enough back stock to keep my Etsy shop afloat for months as it is.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Double Guest Posts: Shaped by Style and Eccentric Owl

Can I just say how much I hate the light now that it's fall? I've been struggling to get any good outfit pics lately, but fortunately I have two guest posts up this week to share with you:

Watch me go all 80s over at Shaped by Style in this skirt I swapped with Hannah, and a vintage blazer from my Etsy shop. (If you missed yesterday's post, be sure to check out my interview with Hannah and marvel at her cuteness and ability to wear hats.)

Kristina of Eccentric Owl was kind enough to give me a chance to ruminate about what messages we fashion bloggers are sending to our daughters in my guest post during her "maternity leave."

Check back on Saturday for my latest thrift audit, and wish me luck at this weekend's rummage sales!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Interview: Hannah Rupp / The Outfit Repeater

This is the first in an occasional series of posts interviewing other bloggers, vintage sellers and other people I find interesting. In my other life, I'm a journalist, so I am nosy and love asking people questions. If you'd like to be featured in an interview, let me know

My fellow Shaped by Style sistah Hannah of The Outfit Repeater was kind enough to answer a few of my questions about blogging. Here's what she had to say:

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015

How Not to Start an Online Vintage Shop: Learn From My Mistakes

I stumbled on a blog post over at Vintage World Rocks on "How to Start Your Own Online Vintage Shop." I read it with interest, and then I had a good laugh at myself as I recalled how I pretty much did the opposite of everything she suggests.

All of her advice is genuinely good advice, and I'm not laughing at her — I'm laughing at me. I thought I'd offer you guys a peek at the decidedly haphazard way I went about opening my Etsy store in a post I'm calling "How Not to Start an Online Vintage Shop." Learn from my mistakes, people!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Beauty and the Binky | Shaped by Style double whammy

After reading Kristina's guest post over at Beauty and the Binky, I was feeling bold and emailed Jaclyn to ask if I could participate as well. What do you know, she said yes! You can read her interview with me here. Thanks, Jaclyn, for giving me this opportunity to talk a little bit about my life as a working/blogging mom!

And, I've got a new post up at Shaped by Style, as well, featuring this perfect cherry print dress that I swapped with Kristina. (Whose daughter, by the way, made her arrival this weekend!)

I hope you'll check out both these sites (if you haven't already). Your regularly scheduled programming of outfit posts should resume this week, and I'm also getting ready to launch a mini series of interviews with other bloggers (including Jaclyn herself!) Finally, today is the last day for my Labor Day sale on Etsy — you can use the coupon code JUSTFORYOU to save 30 percent off any purchase of $10 or more. (That means you can buy two items from the $5 sale section and only pay $7!) Hope everyone here in the states is enjoying the last of the three-day weekend ...

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Thrift Audit: Hospice thrift shop, Aug. 12

On a whim the other day, I picked up the phone and called a thrift shop in a nearby town to ask if they had any sales coming up. "Yes," the woman said. "We have a bag sale every Wednesday."

Thursday, September 3, 2015

What He Said To me: Floral jacket + white dress

I had a conversation with an acquaintance that really disturbed me the other day, and I wanted to share it here. It went something like this:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Long Lines: Black skirt + dress as top

I have this thing with black skirts. At last count, I think I tallied up about six of them ... and yet, I NEVER wear them.