November 28, 2011

pick pocket

Multiple watches worn as bracelets.

Vintage Timex (L & K Antique Mall, Tilbury, ON. $22). Vintage Timex (Salvation Army Thrift Store, Windsor, ON. $4). Michael Kors watch (I need to wear at least one that works!). Vintage Timex (Salvation Army Thrift Store, Windsor, ON. $3). Resin bracelet (Vintage, Jones & Company, Windsor, ON. $12). Chain-link bracelet.

November 26, 2011

bold hues

Felt Hat (Vintage, Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON. $4). Peasant Dress (Vintage, Victoria, BC. $48). Cowboy Boots (Vintage, Value Village Thrift, Windsor, ON. $9)

November 22, 2011


The multi-strand bauble necklace was a gift from my grandmother about 10 years ago. Just a few months shy of her 99th birthday, I may just have to 'lend' to her for the upcoming celebration! 

November 20, 2011

vintage and a great seamstress

Often when purchasing vintage it is the print or the fabric of a garment that  initially inspires me. 

While the fit of many finds is not always perfect, a great seamstress can change all that. 

Thankfully my seamstress, Laurette, came to my rescue with this dress. 

By simply taking in the arms and the bodice, this dress became a perfect fit!  

1970's geometric print dress (Vintage, Regeneration, Pleasant Ridge, MI. $15) Alterations $32.

November 16, 2011

picker sisters

A huge part of my love for vintage is idea of reinventing something old and giving it a new life/purpose.

As a result, I have developed a bit of an obsession with the show "Picker Sisters".

The hosts, Tanya and Tracy share a friendship that is infectious.  Their vision is genius. Their style is bang on!

You may recongnize Tracey's boots from a prior post of mine! Nice!

November 15, 2011

vintage coach

Coach has recently partnered with Net-A-Porter to relaunch some of their classic handbags. I could not help but be inspired by my own collection.

Mini Coach Saddle Bag (Vintage, Le Frock, Seattle, WA $22). Medium Coach Saddle Bag (Vintage, Regeneration, Pleasant Ridge, MI $12). Black Coach Willis Bag (Vintage, Vogue Vintage, Ferndale, MI $30). Large Coach Messenger Bag (Vintage, Purchased in 1998, Bibles for Missions Thrift, Windsor, ON $1). Small Coach Willis Bag (Vintage, Regeneration, Pleasant Ridge, MI $18). Bonnie Cashin for Coach Briefcase (Vintage, Le Frock, Seattle, WA $30). Brown Coach Willis Bag (Vintage, Regeneration, Pleasant Ridge, MI $18).

November 09, 2011

us them we

When I saw this dress featured in her fashion show, I ran right over to the designer, Jennifer A. Lopez, and told her that it was mine! I walked out that night with the dress in my hand, right off the model.

I love the proportions of the the balloon sleeves contrasted by the micro-mini length.  The necklace, also her design, has the perfect hint of masculinity.  A perfectionist when is comes to design and construction, she is definitely a talent to watch.

November 05, 2011


Vintage wash denim. Satin Blouse. Oversized leather python clutch. Vintage blush sequins jacket. (TJ's Sweet Repeats. Pleasant Ridge, MI. $44)

November 02, 2011

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Cool sound, cool style.

Check out the floor length sequined jacket sans shoes that Ms. Potter wore at Bonnaroo ‘11