Friday, April 30, 2010

A Floral Shop Update

I got home from traveling on sunday nite completely exhausted...monday morning i began adding things to the shop feeling a little guilty that i had no cohesive theme for them. but when i finished, i realized that there was a little bit of a theme; i was feeling very floral :)
and, i finally found some shoes in kansas city that i wanted to sell in my shop, after a long shoe drought. yay!

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Super Simple

I've been delighted by the colors black and cream as of late (i guess some would call those non-colors). I thrifted another cream, embroidered and silk blouse (sigh:) and i really wanted to pair it with a black jumper. I couldn't find the perfect one, but i did find this little sundress that mostly achieved what i wanted.

and here is some black and cream for the shop

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Delicious Shop Update

You can call them chocolate, mocha or caramel, but shades of brown are my favorite to wear in any season.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

They're all Relatives

It's always fun to find clothes that seem related, and after lauren of deargolden's post here and Karen of Small earth Vintage's post , i wanted to share my little finds.
These two dresses below seem like sisters, both large check gingham, both with ginormous bows. they were both in my shop and now have gone to good homes.

while these 2, from very different eras (1940's-1970's) and both living happily in my closet, i can only assume to be grandmother and grandaughter. i love the matching brick red color, the tie at the neck and the beautiful cream smocking.

what twins, sisters or related clothing have you found? i thought it was fun that karen found her twins in other shops, so be on the lookout. please do share :)

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Friday, April 16, 2010

shop update: 3 parts

one part americana, one part nautical, one part 1960's. enjoy!

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coming next.........shades of brown!! yay.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


warning: this blog post may contain raw emotion, and very little relation to fashion.

Something i've been thinking and learning a lot about lately is contentment. When i first launched Adelaide's, I had no idea what to expect. i thought, "it would be so cool if i could just make a couple sales a week and save up some money for (i'll tell you what i'm saving up for in a later post)." then i thought, "oh my, It'd be fun to make 100 sales." 100 came and went, and then I had a goal of 500 which has recently come and gone. I think its great to have goals but I find myself always thinking of the next thing and not enjoying the every day bits of my business. If I am thinking of the next sales number I'm trying to get to, or how many shop hearts I have, or followers on twitter...then i can't see what's right in front of me: the fact that i love taking an item that was rotting somewhere in a warehouse or pushed to the back of a rack at Salvation Army and sending it to Paris the next week (or idaho, for that matter). I love the fact that an otherwise unused and unloved items get a new life. and i can enjoy THAT every single day, whether i'm making sales or getting"hearts" or not.

I am tempted to feel this in my personal life too. before i got married, i thought, "i'll be so much happier when i'm married." and now it can be tempting to think, "maybe we should have (or in my case, adopt) kids, is that the next thing?" Lately Steve and I have slowed down our timeline on kids and decided to enjoy EACH OTHER. We so enjoy spending time together and are continuing to learn how to better communicate and show love to each other. And the stronger our marriage is, the better it will be for our future kids.

I've found that Contentment is less about your circumstances and more about your state of mind, what you put your faith in, and what is important to you.

I want to somehow encourage you to be content and enjoy THIS part of your life, in whatever stage you may be in. there is something wonderful to enjoy about being self-employed, or having a steady job (working for the man :), to be single or married, to be a mom or kidless... just enjoy the ride! (like the lovely lady on the scooter up there:)

what are your thoughts on the subject??
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p.s. the above picture is of a woman who looks greatly content and ready to enjoy life!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Shop Update: Feel the Teal

This Update was brought to you by that mysterious blue-green. And ALL dresses, i'm shameless.

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