Sunday, April 29, 2012

Abandoned Building Photo Shoot

There is an abandoned and extremely worn out building about 2 miles from my house that I've been wanting to check out for years now.  I finally had my chance on Thursday with another photo shoot for SassySisterVintage clothing.   I have such willing and talented participants, from the photography by Jess Schell of Schell Photography to my beautiful (and fun) models, Piper Williams and Heather Snyder.  Everyone is such a joy to work with!

The building had the best peeled paint walls and vines running through the interior of it.  Not to mention the far out graffiti on the walls and partially caved in ceilings!  Here's a sneak peek of the pics to come: 

Model: Heather Snyder in a 40s 50s light blue dress with pretty scalloped collar.

Model: Piper Williams wearing a 2 piece 1950s lingerie set.  We brought this beat up chair from my studio.  I do have intentions of getting it recovered some day.

Check back in the next couple of days for lots of really great pics from this cool old building with really cool old clothes!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Revolving Styles: Celebrating 1,000 Sales with Summer Outfits

I'm doing a guest post for Revolving Styles Blog.  Here's what I blogged about:

As I checked into Anna's shop Revolving Styles the other day, I noticed that she was getting close to 1,000 sales.  She should be super proud of herself as this is no small feat for a mother with 2 small children.  From keeping her shop stocked, to editing the photos, to sending the packages, cleaning the clothing, and on, and on, and on, you've got to stay on your toes!  Believe me, I know from personal experience!

In honor of her (almost) 1,000th sales and also because we all need new Summer outfits, I've decided to put together some outfits from her shop that I thought would be super cute to sport in the coming months.

Vintage 60s Ascot Blouse
1950 Circle Skirt
60s Tapestry Bag

Red Quilted Purse
1970s Cotton Pique Summer Dress
Vintage Etienne Aigner Wedges

Peach Chantilly Lace Party Dress
1940s Floral Clutch
1960s Black Stilettos

And possibly by the time you read this posts she will have her 1,000th sale.  Congrats Anna!

Monday, April 16, 2012

My Drink of Choice

.........for the mornings that is.  I've been asked from time to time what I do to stay in shape.  I am a 40 something gal and have been fortunate enough to have always maintained a healthy weight all of my life.  First of all, No, I don't eat anything I want.  I *work* at staying fit every day.  I work out on average 4 times a week for an hour.  P90X and my treadmill have been my workouts of choice for the past 2 years. It is a lifestyle that takes effort but it's worth it!  I've been drinking these yummy smoothie shakes every morning for the past 3 1/2 years:   They pretty much keep me going until lunch time.

Fruit Smoothie Shake

You can add any type of fruit you'd like.  On this day I added:
*  A cup of blueberries and a cup of chopped mangos.
*  One banana
*  1 scoop of protein.  I add chocolate and it tastes good to me with the fruit but there's many flavors to choose from.
*  1 Tbsp of flax seed
*  Agave Nectar to sweeten to your liking
*  A little water .....I've never measured how much water I put in.  It's probably about 1/4 cup or so and just depending on how thick or thin you'd like your shake.
*  About 10 cubes of ice
Blend to the consistency of a milk shake.  It makes one huge cup.

****I've added all kinds of fruit.  Sometimes I add walnuts or almonds.  Also, I typically use coconut oil but I happen to be out at the moment.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

My Chair Crush

This Anthropologie chair is so hip and chic, where has it been all my life!?  Unfortunately, it's at a price where it may not be coming into my home anytime soon.  I can dream though, right?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Shop Update

The Latest and Greatest!

Love this dress!!!!

One of my fave wedding dresses Ever!

Everything can be found right here at!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

In Honor of London.......

......London my sweet 3 year old, or should I say 3 1/2 years old. Yep, she's exactly 3 1/2 years old today. My blue eyed, curly blonde haired, chubby baby seems like she was just born yesterday. She's a ham for the camera and poses every time she gets a chance!

(....and her sister Regan)

I'm so grateful to have 2 sweet daughters in my life!