Friday, May 21, 2010

Don't Lower Your Expectations To Meet Your Performance. Raise Your Level Of Performance To Meet Your Expectations. Expect The Best Of Yourself, And Then Do What Is Necessary To Make It A Reality. - Ralph Marston

I have never been so happy to see Friday in my life! It's been a long, long week; and I am not the least bit sad to see it go. I have a pile of vintage clothing that I will be working on all this weekend; mending, removing stains, pressing pleats etc. And I am taking a mini road trip to an old barn to check out this ladies collection of Edwardian nightgowns, and pinup lingerie. Keep your fingers crossed, as I don't know what to expect; hopefully the items are in good condition. Oftentimes when you come across items that old; they are ridden with moth holes. One other tip I forgot to mention when it comes to buying old clothes, is to store them in a freezer if possible for about 48-72 hours. This is to kill any moths, and moth eggs that might be present. 

If any of you lovelies hit it big during your treasure hunting this weekend, please do share your finds [many of you sent me emails stating you were going to estate sales this weekend]! Good luck, and don't go overboard, as it's definitely possible!

I am wearing my "Beetlejuice" tights again from H&M, these tights come two in a pack for $5.95 [they come with the striped pair pictured, and a dotted pattern] which is pretty good considering I will be in tights for the next 3 months. I got second degree burns on my ankle while working with hot glue a few months ago, and to prevent discoloration of my skin while healing, I need to keep it out of direct sunlight for at least 6 months.
Some of you may remember these shoes from this post, they are super comfy. Even when I wear them in impractical situations like walking in a

Dress: Marciano
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Michael Kors
Blazer: H&M
Jewelry: Forever 21


  1. I know you'll find amazing things pinup lingerie is so lovely. And I will be making a trip to H&M for those tights!

  2. You look wonderful. I think it is so interested that you mentioned why you wear tights...I was going to ask you, why you never show your legs??? I didn't want to appear rude...I pray you heal wonderfully.

  3. i love your blog!
    i love how diverse it is,
    and your style is amazing.
    i have a thing for tights,
    and your tights are always on point.
    keep up the great posts!

  4. What a fantastic quote! You look great.

  5. I love your inspirational quote post titles. And I'm keeping my eyes peeled for estate sales! I don't know how many go on in the suburbs :(

  6. hey girl, really nice quote.
    New to your blog and loving it!

  7. You look so beautiful, your hair is so pretty.. Those shoes are the bomb, I really like your blog.

    my blog: ♥La Stylin Girraffe♥

  8. I absolutely adore how you put your outfits together. Just discovered your blog via youtube and I can't seem to leave! lol
    Oh and your hair is gorgeous...

  9. Cute outfit, u look so in love with life with every pic.



    pretty plz do follow:

  10. @Sewing Stardom I found some HOT stuff! It needs a lot of cleaning though. Can't wait to share! - And please check out the H&M for tights/socks/knee highs their selection is good, and the prices are even better!

    @Anonymous; Yeah sucks that I have to be in tights or pants for that long!

    @Janelle; thank you very much for the wonderful compliments! It means a lot! H&M girl, they have a great selection of tights...the trick is just going to a BIG H&M, and not the little ones.

    @Anonymous; thank you very much!

    @xoxotara; yeah it is kind of hard to find them out there, but when you usually luck up on a lotttttt of good stuff, as people tend to hold on to things longer than city folks do.

    @me :d thank you very much for stopping by, and I appreciate the compliment!

    @oooKellyNicky thank you very much! I got those shoes for little of nothing at DSW. Gotta love that place, they have the best sales. Love your blog too!

    @Toxic! Hey guy...will definitely follow. Nice to see a male face around here! LOL

  11. Have you tried a bantu-knot out i would love to see what that would look like on your hair

  12. @ZayZay, I have tried it once, and let me tell was a dis-as-terrrrr. LOL - I may try it again and see how it turns out.

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  14. You are such an inspiration! Beautiful and are truly blessed =)


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