Vintage

Hand Carved Ceramic Beakers

ceramic.beakers Collecting things that are homemade are a novelty.  It’s so special because every piece is different.  Made by hand, with passion and love. On that note, why spend money buying fakes when you can get the real deal at a reasonable price? Check out these Hand Carved Ceramic Beakers by Dimity Kidston (Sydney/New South Whales).  Beakers designed layer by layer from another part of the world! Honestly, how beautiful are these?  You could use them in the dining room, kitchen, as toothbrush holders or planting pots. What would you use these Hand Carved Beakers for? Let your creativity run wild! Hand Carved Ceramic Beakers on Country Culture – Australia.  $45USD

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Pump In Your Step

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Spring is finally here!  I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true!

Finding dressy shoes can be tricky for spring though.  You don’t want a full sandal because it might be too cold, but if you go for a pump, 90% of the time the pump is too dresses.

Don’t worry though, Francesca’s has you covered.  Get your money’s worth with the Jude Wedge Pump. The classic Mary Jane has been taken to new heights, and I’m diggin’ it.  Rock me to my sole, you can wear these suckers through Spring and Summer!  Simply pair with a vintage styled dress or dress them down with cute crops or skinny jeans.

Be that confident, vivacious self that you were born to be!

The Jude Wedge Pump can be bought in sizes 6 -10.  Yes, half sizes too!  Sweet glory.

Get your Jude Wedge Pump today at Francescas.  $48USD

Bringin’ Sexy Back With A Fanny Pack

I don’t care what anyone has to say.  I’m fairly confident that I will be responsible for bringing the fanny pack back in style. Yes, you did read that right, I said FANNY PACK.

Seriously though, lets think.  It’s almost summer.  From farmers markets to music festivals, we’re all on the go but we need something to hold all of our goodies in.

Yes I know when you’re reading this that you most likely think that I’m off my rocker and I’ve lost it.  Why bring back such a fashion no-no like the fanny pack?  It’s almost as scandalous as bringing back the mullet (For the record:  A cause in which I will NEVER support).

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We can totally spice up the fanny pack though and make it a fashion statement with a few useful tips:

  • Wear it on your hip.  Don’t be a dweeb and buckle that baby on your front or back.  To the side is much cooler.
  • Tight is not right.  Keep it loose and easy.  No pun intended.
  • Think “hipster“.
  • Leather is awesome!
  • Don’t be self conscious…OWN IT!  If you look like you know what you’re doing, people will believe you!
  • Buy vintage…believe it or not, people are just looking to unload these things.  Especially do this if you’re looking for a leather fanny.  Vintage scuffed up leather is totally cool and you’ll be able to find some pretty old school fannies for a fraction of the price that you’d find a new leather fanny for.  Seriously…Spring is here and there are garage sales everywhere.  Go rummage and I’m sure you’ll find something great.

I’ve scoured the internet looking for my favorite fannies and you’d be amazed at how many really cool fanny packs you can find!

Keys? Check. Cell phone? Check. Moolah? Check. Doggie poo bags? Check. I could go on all night…but I won’t.

You go girl.


How do you feel about fanny packs?  Love em or leave em?  Let me know!

 

Retro Step Stool Is Still Cool

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Step right up and check out this Cosco Retro Chair with Step Stool.  Seriously, how many of you can remember these chair/stool combos from your childhood?  I know I can!  The best part is that it still looks cool.  I can really picture this in my kitchen and loving it for years to come.  This retro chair comes in a variety of colors (yellow, white, black and red), so it can match just about any kitchen out there!  I particularly love the yellow (pictured above).  It keeps with the retro vibe and would sort of stand out and be an accent color in my own kitchen.  This is being added to my Christmas list ASAP!

Get your own Cosco Retro Chair with Step Stool at Target.  $60USD

WATCH OUT

 

It’s true.  Watches are back in style.  Don’t go out and just buy a boring piece to tell the time though.  Go out and find a watch that can make a statement.  Look for chunky, bling, shiny, unique styles that fit your personality and style the best.  I’ve been trying to find an affordable watch for myself, but it seems that they are all more money than I’m willing to spend or too ugly.  I’ve taken my search to the internet and have decided to share my finds with you!

Check out the Hannah Diamante Watch.  A someone classic look with a hint of sparkle and modern style.  This watch is my favorite.  Choose from white, gold or rose gold.  Get a better look at Forever New.  $30USD

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Get Pastel Perfect with this beautiful watch.  Available at oBaz.com  $40USD.  Pastel Perfect Watch.

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Maybe you’re more of a digital fan?  Check out the Water Change Watch.  With an LED Face and digital numbers, telling time is a cinch!  Made with a thick silicone band, this watch is comfortable to anytime wear.  When you aren’t checking the time the face mirrors…so you can check for spinach in your teeth or check out that hot guy behind you in the cafe.

More importantly though, this is a fashionable tool for a cause.  After selling a total of 625 Water Watches, the brand provides funding for Charity Water to construct of one well in Rwanda.

Want more information on this watch and the charity that goes along with it?  Check it out on Fab.com.  Water Change Watch.  $40USD

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If modern isn’t your cup-of tea, you might like this COWHIDE BRACELET, found on Etsy.  An authentic cowhide bracelet with a working watch, pearl and enameled rose vintage locket.  $39USD.

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Which style time piece is your favorite?  Would you wear a watch or are you perfectly content without one?  Maybe you’ve found another chic watch that you’d like to share?  Let me know!

Pearl Teapot Necklace

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Nothing says classic like pearl jewelry.  If you’re anything like me though, you probably save your pearls for special occasions.  Maybe you’re looking for a more casual piece to wear everyday?  The White Satin Pearl Teapot Necklace is both cute and classy!  This white, satin pearl, teapot necklace, suspends a cute, little, teapot with pearl center.  Suspended by an antique brass colored chain that is eighteen inches long (you can also order different lengths).  Check out FashionCrashJewelry on Etsy for this and many more amazing jewelry.

White Satin Pearl Teapot Necklace.  $24USD

Pass On The Pixels And Holga On!

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Save yourself from the futuristic world of digital images.  Pixels on screen and photos lost on old phones to later be forgotten.  Get artsy fartsy and keep your cherished memories on hard copies.  We have all become numbed by photography.  Slap yourself!  With apps to help us take cool photo’s without effort, photography is quickly becoming a lost art.  Save the photo’s!  Slap yourself and wake up!  Holga is here to save all of your analogue lovers in this digital age.  Retro-trendy can be right at your finger tips.  Flash away friends, flash away!  Lomography is here to stay!

What’s Lomography?  An entire art form of photography with colors and filters and lens…all in REAL LIFE that you can play with to make awesome REAL pictures!

Wondering where to find one of these gems?  Don’t worry, they aren’t as hard to find and one might think.  Check Amazon, Urban Outfitters, or even the official Lomography website for more information.

Oh, and one more thing…Lomography.com is running a 20% Off Special on ALL FILMS.  Stock up!

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