Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What i Wore

1970's knit dress -- thrifted
peacock necklace -- thrifted
boots -- thrifted
shirt -- target? 

i wore this outfit the other day. and i really like this sweet necklace. 
oh, and i got to hear my new son's heartbeat. which was amazing. 
hope you are having a good week!
thanks for reading, 


Monday, December 5, 2011

Shop Update :

 All in the shop (or coming very soon :) 

thanks for looking, 
and thanks for your incredible support about our news!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

A very important day

November 28th was one of the most important and sacred experiences of my life...
  Steve and I sat across from a woman who told us that she wanted to let us parent the little life growing inside of her. The monday after thanksgiving I felt thankfulness in one of the most profound ways that i could imagine. 
   The little one is a boy whose due date is february 18th.  Steve and I cannot wait to look into his eyes. And hold him in our arms.
we are going to have someone to fill those little booties pictured above! 
I can't wait to tell you more about the experience, but I wanted to make this post short and sweet. 
   Thank you for all your prayers and well-wishes, and your purchases and your encouragement that have helped get us to this most special of days. 

with a thankful heart, 

new around here?? see more of the story here and here 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Anthropologie and Vintage

Anthropologie has some really lovely clothes. But a lot of the elements that make their clothing so pretty are from vintage inspiration. There's nothing wrong with this since its hard to find any bit of fashion that isn't referencing something. But I wanted to do a little experiment to see if i could find some vintage pieces on etsy similar to anthropologie's pieces. With a little creativity and searching, you can usually find something vintage that will be nicer to your wallet, more interesting and one of a kind. (plus you're supporting a small business owner :) 

            Flowering Pompona Cape.........................................Knit poncho by Brown Bag Vintage 

           tea rose velvet blazer.......................................Velvet Floral Blazer by LostColtraneVintage 

          alary shirtdress.............................................................Floral Shirtwaist Dress by Futoplaco

       neo-houndstooth coat.......................................................Vintage Houndstooth Coat by JulsGems

        Gracia Dress..........................................................1950's Red Chiffon Dress by Vintage Mouse

i think i might make this a semi-regular post, because it was so fun to hunt down these items.
what are your thoughts?
thanks for reading, 

Friday, November 18, 2011

lovely things

I just discovered the beautifulness that is jenna rose handmade. A company that provides hand illustrated screen printed home accessories. I love the simplicity of her designs. and also think these pillows or tea towels would make lovely christmas gifts for just about anyone.

thanks for reading,

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Cocktail Party

Donna's Dress Shop had her annual Cocktail Party this past saturday. This was my first year being able to attend and I was so excited to take this dress out on the town! 

 My lovely friends Jen and Danielle came over early and tried on a bazillion dresses and chose these 2, Danielle's (the one on the right) is now in the shop

goofy ladies :) 
We drank yummy pink champagne...
this is the back of Donna's was incredible. 
we tried on lovely dresses... i purchased the black dress on the left: a Suzy Perette! 

And Donna Even thought up this great picture area, inspired by 1920s fair and event photos like the one above (i had to get in another shot of Donna's dress :) 

It was such a great night. my favorite dress to see in person was this one: 

check it out here . I wonder if anyone ended up purchasing it...

I love that its almost time for christmas and new years parties. Its so fun to fill the shop with satin and sparkles and lace. 

thanks for reading, 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Shabby Apple Winner

The winner of the Shabby Apple "Baja Dress is....

Thanks so much for playing you guys. it was so fun to do! 
I have some really fun plans for the blog this week. 
thanks so much for reading!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Shabby Apple Giveaway!

Shabby apple is a cute online store with lots of vintage inspired pieces.  They desire to make women feel beautiful and comfortable in what they wear. Shabby Apple is a company for women, by women and of women. The best part? because serving women is so important to them a percentage of their proceeds go to charitable causes for women and children. 

Shabby Apple was kind enough to let me giveaway the women's "baja dress" shown above.
to enter: 
1. "Like" Shabby Apple on facebook and leave me a comment saying you did so.
2. head to Shabby Apple and tell me your favorite dress

the winner will be chosen next monday morning! :) 

they also wanted to offer you guys 10% off with the code "adelaidehome10off" for the next thirty days. 
happy shopping! 

Friday, November 4, 2011



these images have lent me all sorts of inspiration this week. I hope they bring a spark to you as well. 
happy weekend!

p.s. i have a fun giveaway stay tuned. 

thanks for reading

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Clothes Horse in Adelaide's Homesewn

I was thrilled to see that Rebecca of the clothes horse blog purchased this dress, because I knew there was hope that I would get to see it on her :). Doesn't she look incredible in it? i love how it shows off her tattoos. She has a really inspiring fashion blog, and mixes in lots of vintage should go have a peek.

thanks for reading,