Friday, August 31, 2012

a little pitch fork

Dress: Thrifted
Cowboy boots: Vintage
Head scarf: Vintage
Necklace: Hattitude jewellery click here

I found this pitch fork in my mom's garden and thought it would go perfectly with the cowboy boots I was sporting. I love this long drape dress for when you're headed up to the cottage for the long weekend. It's suppose to be absolutely beautiful. Hot, hot, heat is coming back. There may be a little rib fest? a little bon fire? and a whole lot of thrift store frequenting this weekend. 

What do you have planned for Labour Day long weekend? Can you believe it's the last one of the summer! Get wearing all your white! Have a Great Friday!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Betty Draper style for Fall

Shirt: Vintage dress
Pants: Vintage
Belt: Mothers
Loafers: Walking on a cloud
Necklace: Shadow of the Wind, Available in my shop here

I love bringing back my high waisted pants for the fall. I'm especially loving the peak-a-boo ankles this season, cropped high waisted pants around the ankles. What is it about loafers that make me feel so good?

I've been watching a LOT of Mad Men. I'm currently obsessed! I started watching season 1 last week and am already on to season 2. (I know how could I have NOT watched Mad Men until this summer?!) I absolutely am in love with the fashions. I was downtown Toronto yesterday and went vintage shopping for some 50's or 60 dresses, I figure I'll dumb them down with a jean jacket and some converse shoes, or cowboy boots. But they are just all SO pretty. I also love Betty Draper's casual looks. Gosh her pants and sweaters are out of this world! The early 60's is my inspiration for Autumn this year. I'm going to try to emulate the 'Betty Draper'. 

How has your last week been? I feel as if I have a million things to do, and only 7 more days to do it in! Don't forget next Tuesday and Wednesday is the studio shop hours for Hattitude jewellery. Come by and see the new designs. Spruce up your accessories wardrobe with some new Autumn jewels! Check out my twitter or my facebook page for updates.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Go Karting 101

Shirt: Gift from India
Shoes: Vancouver shoe store
Shorts: Thrifted jeans, DIY
belt: mom's
hair clip: gift from England
bag: Midland clothing store
necklace: Hattitude jewellery 

Summer is ending...Autumn is right around the corner. The last of the summer sun sets, summer swims, and summer sand castles is drawing near.  
We got to the go karts, the batting cages AND we managed to move in to our new apartment in London, Ontario last week. (Every time I say "I'm moving to London" people get so excited...then they realize it's just Ontario).
Our move went fairly well. Tristan did almost all of it himself. He managed to carry a queen size bed all by himself! Incredible Hulk?

I still have my entire wardrobe (gosh knows, that's going to take a whole truck just in itself!) and bead working studio to pack up (don't worry the regular showroom studio will still be in Caledon East for purchases).

What are some of your last minute summer plans you're trying to cram in before September arrives? Have you heard if we are going to have a hot September yet?
Don't forget to like my Facebook page for a $10 discount coupon to use in my online shop! Great for back to school...or back to work....or just to get you in the mood for Autumn!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

anything better then autumn accessories?

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I've been updating my website. New pieces have been added to the online shop! Happy fall shopping. Is there anything better then getting some new accessories for the Autumn season? 
Autumn may be my favourite time of year to go shopping. I love the layers, the cable knit sweaters, the wool skirts...and the new collections of jewellery. Stop by my one of a kind hand designed jewellery shop. Join my facebook group for a $10 discount code to use online. 

Have a wicked Wednesday. 

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Autumn vs. Fall

Earrings: available here in  my shop
Bracelet: Coming soon in my shop!
Boots: Vancouver
Pants: Urban Outfitters
Shirt: Thrifted
Headscarf: Thrifted

I like this look because it is still incorporating my summer sailboat shirt, with my shell bracelet. Can you tell I'm a summer girl and can't let go of summer time living? I added a splash to the outfit with some Fall boots, and high waisted jeans. I'm tryinggg to think Fall, but it's so hard! I want the summer heat back. Maybe I should start saying Autumn, it sounds a lot nicer then Fall. Maybe that will help me the transition of Summer time ending? Autumn. Yes. That sounds nicer.

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I'm finally back from the cottage. I got to spend a whole week up there. I cannot remember the last time I spent a week up there consecutively. 

Getting my jewellery collection ready for Back to School. My studio shop hours are coming up quick! Tuesday, September 4th and Wednesday, September 5th. If you need something before then for an August birthday gift, or early September wedding, feel free to come over and browse the studio yourself. 

Hope everyone is getting all their last minute plans in before September hits! We're moving a ton of stuff in to our new apartment this Thursday in London, ON. I can't wait to share photos with you all once it's done! 
Don't forget to like my facebook page and use the $10 discount coupon in my online vintage recycled jewellery store!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Toots and the Maytals

necklace: available here in my shop
painters pants: chez thrift, bolton

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. I'm loving these painter paints at the cottage. Perfect for pulling over your bather, or just lounging around. 
Just popping in to say hello, excuse the swimming hair. I find it so much harder to post in the summer, or maybe it's just harder to post when your on vacation at the cottage! ha I've been listening to Toots and the Maytals. What's your go to music listening at the Cottage?

Just been relaxing and enjoying the cottage life. My Manfriend wants to go, go carting, so we'll have to go next week at the cottage (he is infact 25, and still loves the carts like an 11 year old!). I like the batting cages. I find I quite like baseball. I'm not good at it, by any means, but have been playing a couple times this summer. Maybe once we're settled in to London, we'll join a baseball fun league. I keep trying to think of ways to meet people in our new city. Any ideas? 
Felt like shopping this weekend? Like my facebook page for a $10 discount on all products in the online store!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

straw hat and bag

 Shirt: Thrifted
Skirt: Thrifted
Hat: Thrifted
Beach bag: Thrfited
Bracelet: Available in my online shop
Earrings: Available in my online shop

 mmmmh corn on the cob. wow STUNNING flowers for my anniversary. I LOVE sunflowers. 
Happy Anniversary Tristan. You are the best. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

sapphire beach mermaid

necklace: available in my shop
headscarf: vintage
dress: clothing swap

I love this necklace that I hand designed. It's two vintage brooches. I love the flower and the deep red with the thick chain. I just find it stunning. It's available in my online shop.

I am taking a week vacation to the cottage. My cousin is doing an internship up at the hospital by my cottage, as an HR consultant, so she's bunking at our cottage. As my sistercuz,  I'm taking advantage and living up here with her. I'll still be blog posting, the beach always make such a beautiful  background! 

I finished Shadow of the Wind. If you love mystery books, entangled with a love story, this is the novel for you. I've started reading a Canadian novel by Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries. My two favourite cottage time activities are farm fresh, corn on the cob, and reading a good novel outside while the sun sets! What are your favourite august cottage favourites?

Check out the hand made vintage recycled pendant jewellery in my shop. Like my facebook page for a $10 discount coupon on any purchase over $20 in my online store.