Monday, November 12, 2012

Autumn Instagrams

here's a little snippet of my autumn months :) 
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

1940's meets 1970's

This past weekend we traveled to Dallas to my cousin's wedding. I wore this crepe 1940's dress from Lost Boys and Lovers that has a beautiful gathered swag on the shoulder, which is mirrored on the opposite hip. These 70's shoes (that have a nod to the 40's) are from No Carnations Vintage, which is one of my favorite shops.
    i don't get geeked out over shoes very often, not like i do over sweater dresses or something. But when i saw these, i knew they had to be mine. i love the 2 colors in them, and i love them together. plus, they are wedges so i can walk! i just love them.  (she also has some amazingn 70s platfoms in her shop right now. )

I'm so happy for my cousin, who has truly found the love of her life.
it was an outdoor wedding, with a meadow and hay bales and the sun was dancing on her perfect auburn hair.

also, asher rode a hay bale, and ate some of it, too! and we forgot to put shoes on him. oh well.
Asher had a blast. we have dance parties all the time at home but when he realized that a LOT of people could dance together. he squealed and bounced and kicked his leg like crazy. pure joy. he was 8 months old on the 5th, by the way. :)

thanks for reading,


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Shop Preview!

all of these items are coming to the shop soon :)
if you see something you are keen on, just send me an email at


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

intervention needed.

 yeah that's right folks, i got out of my jammies twice this week. winning at life!

hello, My name is maria. and i'm addicted to stripes.
i wear them almost every single day. and because asher is under my control, HE wears them almost everyday (insert evil laugh). my dear friend and neighbor, danielle, goes thrifting with me a lot and every time i pick out another striped item, she says "mariaaaaa, put it down! or i'm going to have a stripe intervention"

they just seem classic, and easy. This particular stripe dress belonged to my mama. in the 80s.
i really like the buttons down the side, even though i can't button them.
this was the perfect outfit for grocery shopping, and photographing, and being a gosh darn mom.
and though really its just a cousin to jammies, it looks at least a LITTLE more put together :)

shirt: stolen from my mom's attic (hi mom!)
grey leggings: target
vintage moccasins: thrifted.

what about you? is there a trend / pattern / style you just can't say no to?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New in the Shop and a few Previews

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Here's whats been new in the shop, but some are coming soon. if you see something that isn't listed yet and want more info, feel free to email me at