June 30, 2013

store spotlight - lost and found vintage

WHO: Lost and Found Vintage, Royal Oak, MI

WHAT: This is one of those stores that I never leave empty handed, so much so that if I am in need of a vintage 'fix' I cross the border at Detroit and take a quick trip up Woodward Ave to visit this little gem.  I've amassed a nice little collection of dresses and accessories over the years from Lost and Found last seen hereand hereand here. The girls in the shop are a pleasure to visit with and I can always depend on them to provide some inspiration.

WHERE: 510 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI.
Lost and Found Vintage
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Most recently Elle magazine named Lost and Found Vintage one of the best vintage stores in America, but I already knew that! Check out the link below to see if one of your favourites made the cut!
The Best Vintage Stores in America

June 28, 2013

have love, will travel

Dress (vintage, available at Penny Jane's Vintage, Windsor, ON $65). Fur stole (vintage, gifted). Shoes (Nine West). Belt (Zara). 

Photos C Miller

June 26, 2013

fields of lavender

I guess the best advise I can give when you find the perfect dress and have nowhere to wear it, is to simply imagine and don't let the scorching mid day sun discourage you.  I probably looked nuts when I departed the ferry for a weekend at the cottage, with a garment bag full of dresses and more heels than flip flops but when my host mentioned the most glorious lavender field not far from her place, my imagination went into high gear.  Thanks so much to my friend Cathy for stepping in as my photographer and capturing my fantasy.

Dress (vintage, available at Penny Jane's Vintage, Windsor, ON $95). Headband (le Chateau). Shoes (Nine West). 

Photos C Miller

June 24, 2013


I absolutely love the Peter Pan collar on this dress and the rather unique print.  Chrysanthemum print dress (vintage, available at Penny Jane's, Windsor, ON $65). Sunglasses (Michael Kors). Clutch (H&M). Shoes (BCBG).

Photos C Miller

June 19, 2013

oversized butterflies

Pants (vintage, Lost & Found Vintage, Royal Oak, MI. $12). Top (Zara). Shoes (Zara). Clutch (vintage, Jones & Co. Windsor, ON.). Rings (Etsy, H&M).

Photos A Mingay

June 16, 2013

what i'm listening to - wild belle

It's not difficult to see why I was attracted to this duo before even hearing a single note. Brother and sister Elliot and Natalie Bergman, who make up what is Wild Belle, have a definite relationship with vintage dressing, one that compliments their eclectic sound fusing reggae, soul and jazz.  A cocktail perfect for my taste!

Wild Belle - Happy Home

Wild Belle - Backslider

Wild Belle - Keep You

Photo credits: ponydanceclyde.com, thekey.xpn.org, vogue.com, interviewmagazine.com, consequenceofsound.com, violetpillsinc.blogspot.com.

June 13, 2013

my uniform

Having a go-to look that works for both day and night is quite possibly the easiest way to get dressed.  Currently, I am all about denim and sequins.  Every time I shop I tell myself that I have enough sequins in my closet to dress a small army, but inevitably I find 'the perfect' piece to add to my collection.  I fell in love with this jacket last week when I found it at Lost & Found Vintage in Royal Oak, MI.  Even though it is a bit big, I love the way it drips off my shoulders when paired with a simple silk tank.  Easily this look can go from day to night by layering on some jewelry and switching up the flat boots with a pair of heels. 

Sequins jacket (vintage, Lost & Found Vintage, Royal Oak, MI. $28). Tank (Old Navy). Jeans (BDG). Boots (Topshop). Sunglasses (H&M). Rings (Etsy, H&M).

Photos A Mingay