Friday, August 26, 2016

Polka Dots!

The other day, I wore my favorite dress I've gotten from Laura's Vintage. My mom bought it for me while she was here visiting this summer and it's all my I Love Lucy dreams come true.

I wore it to the vet for my miniature schnauzer Pearl's annual exam (it went well, free of parasites and her seizure med levels are good!). And then, I went to Panera with my husband for lunch afterwards. It was such a nice day--70s! 

 I love how this dress plays peek-a-boo with my back tattoo.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Only Photograph What You Love

Yesterday I took a long walk down to the Empire State Plaza and it was warmer than I thought it was going to be! I ended up having to take a quick cold shower when I arrived home to cool down and wash away all the sweat. Ick! 
I ended up taking my new-to-me Yashica Mat LM twin lens camera with me to get a few snapshots. I feel like I ended up overexposing most of them... but we'll see when I get them developed. 
 I definitely got quite a few double takes walking down to the Plaza. It's not really everyday that someone dresses like they're straight out of the 1950s here.
 Shirt & Daisy Brooch from Laura's Vintage
Sandals from Marshall's 
Yashica Mat LM from Craigslist
I'll make sure to post whatever photos come out well that I took on my long walk! Hopefully at least one comes out alright. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

24 Hour Fall City Guide:Remsen Street Flea Market!

Eventbrite is curating 24 Hour Fall City Guides for the Capital Region, so I was excited to share one of my favorite pastimes.

If a visitor had one day to spend in my city, where would I recommend them to go see? 

And if you even know the smallest bit about me, I love flea markets and all things vintage. I recently found out about the Remsen Street Flea Market over in Cohoes and it's now one of my most favorite places to go. 

This place is phenomenal! And it's indoors! If the weather turns sour, this place is still open.

There were so many things I wanted to buy! I could literally spend hours here browsing. But I gave myself a limit of about $20, that way I would only buy things that I absolutely loved. 

I ended up buying this little chair with sewing storage under the seat!! I've been looking for something like this for a while because I have all my sewing stuff is in an open basket and everything tends to get a bit lost. This little chair was perfect because it was marked down to only $15! This chair and me...was fate.

And as you can see, once I got this baby home, all my sewing things fit quite nicely inside with room to spare.

Any day in the Fall isn't complete unless I wear a whole lot of plaid. 

 Black Sweater, hair scarf & belt-Laura's Vintage
Plaid Pants-Etsy
Trench Coat-Thrift Store

 1940s Celluloid Red Maple Leaf Necklace-Orphan Annie's
Pearl Puppy Brooch-CollectionSelection

Vintage Style Boots-GoJane

 Pearl's Hoodie-Petsmart

Even Pearl got to wear plaid houndstooth today because we had to stop by Petsmart for some doggy errands. And the puppy clothes were 30% off! How could I not?

A little about Eventbrite:

"Eventbrite is the world's largest self-service ticketing platform. We build the technology to allow anyone to create, share, find and attend new things to do that fuel their passions and enrich their lives. Music festivals, marathons, conferences, hackathons, air guitar competitions, political rallies, fundraisers, gaming competitions - you name it, we power it. Our mission? To bring the world together through live experiences."

Eventbrite is a great place to find, plan and organize local events!


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Watercolors of Pets!

I haven't updated in ages because I've been so busy since I've begun to paint custom pet portraits as a side-business

It all started because I painted a little 4x6" watercolor portrait of Pearl and asked everyone who follows me on Instagram whether or not they'd like me to sell custom pet portraits. And it was a resounding Yes!

 The Pearl Portrait that started it all!

From there I've had 17 portraits commissioned since then!

These are just some of the portraits I've done for people! And there's more in the queue!

I typically do one portrait every morning from 9:30 am to about 12:30pm and work Monday through Thursday. Occasionally, I'll paint on Friday morning as well if the customer needs it to be shipped out by that Saturday.  Otherwise, I take my weekend on Thursday afternoon til Monday morning.

They're super fun to do and I enjoy it. So, why not!

Let me know if you want to commission a portrait of your beloved pet!


Friday, July 24, 2015

Fashions Fade, Style is Eternal

Pearl and I went to Laura's Vintage today because she's started carrying Pinup Girl Clothing! And I wanted to give her a little watercolor painting I did of Pearl wearing cat eye glasses.

Pearl pretty much stays in her bag when I go anywhere. It's easier when I'm in stores that allows dogs because she's better behaved. Otherwise, she'd talk to everyone about everything (I say talk because she barks at people until they pet her). She even got a whole Pupperoni from a little old lady on our walk to the store. Spoiled puppy!

She's ridiculous really.

 Let me just say that Laura's Vintage is my absolute favourite vintage shop here in Upstate New York. It's located on 19 Ridge St in Glens Falls, New York. And, I don't know what I would have done if I had not learned of her store. Since it's a bit of a jaunt, I'm not able to make it over there as often as I would like but when I do, I always find something! I'm pretty sure 90% of my wardrobe has been bought here.

I could literally spend all day in her shop if I could. Every time I go in, I find something else that I hadn't noticed was there when I was in last. And all the vintage packaging, deadstock, vintage tags, it's heaven.

And now that she carries Pinup Girl Clothing, she can accommodate so many more sizes! If she doesn't have your size in whatever style you want, she'll order it for you. How more perfect could this shop get?!
She even fixed my brooch by replacing a rhinestone!

About 60% of my outfit today is from her store.

 40s pinafore dress and belt from Laura's Vintage
Head scarf from Troy Flea Market