Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What I Wore -- House Concert

i bought this dress from Daisy and Stella Vintage on etsy. 
i really debated because i always feel a bit dowdy in shirt dresses. but the grey color, eyelet detail and the rounded collar won me over. and i'm so glad it did because this is going to be a go-to dress in my closet. i just loved wearing it for the concert
thanks so much for reading! 

boots from allen company
belt= thrifted 


Sunday, March 27, 2011

A House Full of Music

This past Friday evening we turned our house into a concert hall and enjoyed the music of Bill Mallonee and Muriah Rose.  People drank wine, ate cheese and strawberries (and lots of cookies) and enjoyed the good art of songwriting. We have a humungous old house that was built around 1900 and loves to be full of people, so it was satisfying to see it fulfilling its purpose.
Bill and Muriah are good people, warm and genuine. Their music is deep and throbbing with both the suffering and the incredible joy that life holds. It was a night of laughter, and thoughtfulness, and musical elation. i wish you ALL were there.

Whenever i watch jane austen period movies in which someone plays the piano and performs for a room full of respectful listeners, i think, "i wish we still did stuff like that." Last night felt a bit like that (in a much more relaxed and folksy way). We didn't go back quite that far in history, but it did feel like another place in time...before tv's and cell phones. when people sought human connection a bit more. ohhhhhhh sorry to rant. :) Do you know what i mean, though? 

I cut magnolia branches to decorate the house. 

I coaxed Muriah into doing an outfit post for me!

the stairs became seating.

lovely native american earrings, a gift from bill to muriah.

a well loved guitar

This is one of my favorite songs. you should go listen. and buy.

tomorrow i will show you what i wore, i loved it!
thanks so much for reading, 

*sorry about the grainy pics. my house has low lighting and i lack camera skills.

Friday, March 25, 2011

i can't help myself...

if for some reason you have not seen this, you might NEED to (especially if you are needing a cheer up).
i am not one to blog about music very often, or to post videos, but i really couldn't help myself this time. My favorite part of this video is not the song, but how much dad and daughter clearly love each other. maybe its because i'm a daddy's girl who misses her dad, but it has definitely made me misty eyed.  And i LOVE how passionately the little lady belts it out.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Girl Date at Happy Gillis

so happy to have my coffee.

This week i have experienced the joy that is making a new friend. Amy Seeley is a lovely musician who just moved to Kansas City (go check her out; you will not be disapopinted). I was lucky to get to meet her through another friend and we've been spending a lot of time together this week. She is one of those people that is so full of a love for life that it's contagious. She has a boystrous laugh and a lovely sense of beauty. Today I introduced her to my favorite cafe in Kansas city, Happy Gillis, which is famous for its yummy soup (and much to my delight is decorated perfectly). And i also had to document her cute outfit! i hope your week is going well.
thanks for reading, 

*all pictures by amy seeley, except for the ones of her :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

mustard, grey, brown.

this is how i look when i find a great dress in my inventory that i had forgotten about!

This outfit is brought to you by my favorite colors. and my mullet which needed to be covered by a hat.

hat--wildman vintage
all else--thrifted.

Friday, March 4, 2011

New This Week

This is what's new in the shop this past week. just click on the picture to get to the item :)
thanks for reading, 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Work of Art

i maintain that this 1920's dress (among many others) is as beautiful as any piece in any art museum in the world. 

thanks for reading, 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Modern Scallops

As promised, (though a little late)  here are my favorite modern pieces of clothing with the scalloped detail. They were found both on and off etsy (i know, i was amazed to find that there are places to shop OFF etsy, who knew??).
i hope your week is full of joy. 
don't forget to enjoy the people in your life. 
thanks for reading,