Thursday, April 28, 2011

A little bit of Admiration

During one of my many expeditions through the blogosphere I happened upon a blog creation that I simply adore!!

The terrific Miss Moss had me bubbling with excitement over her charming "colour comparisons".

These are a few of my favorites.

Simply breathtaking... 

What do you think? 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Something Old/Something New: Audrey for Summer

One of my very favorite blogger posts are those that take old fashion style icons and reinvent their look using new trends. So I have decided to incorporate this beloved feature into my online existence.

It is only right to kick off my Something Old/Something New series with one of my personal style icons: Ms. Audrey Hepburn.

Menswear Shirt, Sandals, Sunglasses, Shorts and Vintage Bracelet 

I really love this casual spring/summer outfit! It is not one of the more traditional images you see of her but I find the mix of a men's top with the high-waisted shorts finished with a vintage touch totally irresistible!!  Ms. Hepburn you always seemed to always wear it just right. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Really Good Friday

My mister planned an extra special day for our Good Friday holiday this year. I told him early in the week that I just wanted to relax on my day off and did not want to do ANY planning for the weekend. I am the perpetual planner of most events and parties with friends and family. So sometimes I just want to take a vacation from planning vacations!! 

The mister succeeded in perfect style with a lovely holiday afternoon full of delight!! He surprised me with a trip to the Dallas Arboretum  complete with champagne and yummies. 

We had an incredible afternoon laying on our cozy blanket eating and sharing secrets. I felt transported to my own little garden filled with hidden nooks and countless flora. 

What did you do for the holiday? Do you have any special plans for the Easter weekend? I would love to hear all about them!!! 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sip and Sew: 1949 Halter

I had one of the best times in a long time this past weekend with just four girls and our sewing machines!

We had our first official Sip and Sew during which we did a little bit of sewing and a whole lot of gossiping. The circle is comprised of vintage loving girls, like yours truly, who are all set to build our own wardrobe!

Our inaugural meeting was lead by my amazing friend Vanessa who greeted us in style with yummy treats, the cutest 50's glasses for our Arbor Mist (V's favorite) and pre-cut patterns in name labeled envelopes! She is too stinking cute for her own good!

The project was for each gal to create a 1949 halter from a great vintage pattern that our lovely hostess provided. We each customized the pattern to fit our measurements, did a little cutting and then the sewing commenced. Between all of the chatting and re-dos, I am not sure how long it actually took to complete, but I did it!

Finished product. Not too bad if I say so myself. And the best part is that I went home afterwards and knocked another one out in less than an hour and a half!!

As for next month, the date is already selected and so is the pattern. I can't wait for another day with the gals!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday Funday: Main St.

What could be better than enjoying the work of over 200 artists, numerous musical acts and countless art & crafts? Doing it all for free!! 

The 2011 Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival is "the Southwest's largest, four-day visual arts and entertainment festival, four days of fine art, food, fun and festivities!" The center of Sundance Square is home to the festival and all major streets shut down to make way for the thousands of visitors who attend during the four days.


The mister and I are always up for anything with art in the title so we made it out for the final day of the festivities. To sweeten the experience, I received some sky box tickets to enjoy the main stage and my giant turkey leg in seats out of the sun! We were just in time to hear the sounds of Me and My Monkey, a pretty decent Beatles cover band. 

After that we meandered through the endless sea of people and amazing creations. The weather was wonderful, except for the occasional crazy burst of wind, which made for a perfect Sunday afternoon. 

As we drove away from our funday it made me think, what other festivals can a girl like me look forward to in the months to come? So I did a little research and here are the ones that caught my eye. I would love for you to post any that you know of!! 

I know my style is a little newer than this, but I am obsessed!! (It is going on now!)

This would be totally worth the drive! A week of art in Austin??!!

A festival just for the mister

Perfect place for a picnic 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Funky Finds

One of my very favorite past times is treasure hunting in vintage re-sale shoppes! Unfortunately, neither set of grandparents left me hoards of old time goodies so these stores serve as my lifeline for unique and special items from the generations past. 

Last weekend the mister and I went on an expedition of the vintage kind and found two AMAZING locations I wanted to share with you! 

Dolly Python has been called the "best vintage store in Dallas" by reviews on Yelp. And in my opinion this statement is not far from the truth. The hidden treasure is a little off the beaten path on Haskell Ave. in the east side of Dallas. It houses a ton of amazing vintage items and oddities. Including clothes, cameras and great 60's style furniture! If you are on this side of town or even relatively close I recommend making the trip!

Another note worthy stop on the hunt was to Gratitude Vintage. Let me start with a warning: This store is BUSTING AT THE SEAMS with goods so prepare yourself to dig for a find! With that being said, many of you are probably like me and the hunt makes the prize that much more valuable. The store is going through a owner change so they are offering huge discounts on tons of items and are willing to negotiate on everything! My suggestion is to head that way soon. 

Now it is your turn! If you have a favorite second hand store please share it below. I know I have a few followers that would enjoy hearing about another place they can spend a Saturday afternoon losing themselves for an hour or so!

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Night at the Museum

I am happy to say that me and the mister plus four did step out for our very own night at the museum and had an absolute blast!! The event was themed according to one of the museum's newest exhibits, Identity. Many patron's participated in everything from a grown-up arts and crafts room equipped with everything a person would need to create their very own one-of-a-kind masquerade mask to palm readers and hand writing analysis. The featured exhibit was a huge interactive space that encouraged attendees to engage in personality tests and stations where one can discover details about family genes!  

In addition to the special exhibit treats, the collection showcases and Lone Star Dinosaurs were available for visitors to enjoy. We marveled at the gigantic dino and the larger than life light bright! It was incredible to feel so small. 

We were lucky enough to partake in one last delight before calling it a night. The Fort Worth Astronomical Society  was participating in their monthly on site meeting and had their amazing telescopes set up for everyone to check out. I was able to snap this wonderful picture of the moon with one of their instruments. 

It was truly a special night of creativity and fun with people I love!! 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Grown Up kind of Fun!

There is a new museum in town that I have been dying to check out, but the problem is that is it is geared to patrons under 4 foot tall and I feel a little too tall to ride if you know what I mean! 

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History  is home to an expansive collection of fun and exciting exhibits!! A couple that really peaked my interest are the vintage toy collection and a collection titled Picture This, a look into the history and science of photographic processes, cameras, and the evolution of photography.

Images from museum site

Today a friend of mine told me about an awesome event geared just for adults like me who want to enjoy the museum with a few bonus perks!! The Adult After Hours is a monthly event for grown ups with childlike enthusiasm. There is a different theme each month with corresponding activities to participate in and the $10 price tag is more affordable than most movies or door charges. Don't worry. If you like your weekend nights to include adult beverages, the museum has you covered. 

This month's event is tomorrow evening and starts at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available here!

I would love to hear about other fun and non-traditional events going on in my area or yours, so please feel free to share! 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sunday Funday: Austin

We concluded our weekend of adventure in Austin with a Sunday full of our favorite things.

We started the day with a trip to Kirby Lane, a yummy 24-hour cafe with $2 mimosas for brunch!! I had a delicious plate of french toast, while the mister enjoyed a summer special granola with tropical fruit. Let me say, if you are near this breakfast hot spot try the granola. It was amazing! After satisfying my mimosa craving, we took a little walk down the drag to Cream Vintage. This cool shop not only has a ton of great clothes, they have an in-store tailor to custom fit your purchase. I scored a super cute pair of much needed sunglasses and then we were on our way.

Our mid-day stop was to my mister's all time favorite coffee shop. Caffe Medici was the perfect place to stop and enjoy an opportunity to get my butt kicked in a friendly game of chess. (I am still a beginner, but I try!)

The evening began with a stop to the Trailer Park & Eatery. Torchy's Tacos to be exact. We enjoyed the unique taco creations before finishing the evening in true Austin style! Our last evening in Austin was spent crooning to some of the city's finest jazz at the Elephant Room. The underground venue was the perfect finale to the weekend of music and friends.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A day in the sun

We made our first official visit to the Round Up and let me say it was everything we thought it would be!! There were some amazing vendors, great bands and a seemingly endless amount of hot rods! I was lucky enough to score a few amazing vintage finds, which I will post a few pics of later, and spend a couple fantastic days with friends.

The mister and I shot mostly with the polaroid land camera and a bronica so those pics will be delayed for a few weeks until we can get them developed and scanned. But we did snap a few with our phone. So here is one for now!!

Handmade Dress by: Dancing Doll Clothing
A few bands I just have to share are: