Friday, July 29, 2011

Super Casual

I rarely wear shorts, and to have worn them so many times in such a short time period is very rare for me.  The reason I wore shorts here is because I was walking yet another one of my family's crazy dogs, Bubba.  He is a super sweet bloodhound that my family adopted just over a year ago, and seeing that he is partially trained for search and rescue, he goes crazy following scents on walks; hence the shorts and comfy shoes.
 It's love
He really is such a well behaved dog, but on walks he goes crazy seeing that he is a scent hound, so we walk him using a horse lead, haha!

This isn't exactly the most glamorous outfit or photos, but hey, sometimes you need to change your outfits slightly to make them more practical to your lifestyle. 

Don't forget, there's one more dog for you to meet!

Shirt: Apostrophe (thrifted)
Shorts: U.S. Polo Assn.
Turban: Old bathing suit coverup
Shoes: Black Poppy (Pac Sun)

currently listening to: Amy Winehouse-Back to Black

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sweet Sammi

You have already met two of my family's three basset hounds, Newton, and Lola... and now, you get to meet the third, my best bud, Sammi.  When we adopted her she was pretty much a neurotic dog.  She used to run around like crazy, and as an elementary school kid, I guess I pretty much attached to her because of her spunk.  Now, Sammi is much older, as am I, and she still is the same sweet dog with a spring in her step.
The blouse, and the top(slip dress) worn under it were bought fairly cheap at Macy's.  It's quite great to walk in, go to the sale rack, and see previously expensive pieces for reasonable prices.  You really just need to see what the sales are at your local store, and there are usually coupons in their circulars to help bring down the cost.  What can I say, I love Free People clothing, and I love sales.
You have now met my family's three basset hound... But wait, that's not all of them... There are two more sweet dogs for you to meet (Yes, I'm a crazy dog lady).

Blouse: Free People (Macy's)
Slip Dress: Free People (Macy's)
Pencil Skirt: ? (thrifted)
Shoes:  Unisa Wedges (thrifted for $0.50!)

currently listening to: Twin Sister- Nectarine

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mini vacation recap.

In my previous post I mentioned that I had been staying with my sister for about a week.  Here are some photos including a few (meaning like, 2, hah) of my thrifted finds from the week.  It’s just a little peak at them, seeing that I hope to be styling them up for outfit shots soon!  I know there were a few more items, but I guess I’ve been a smidge lazy, and have been trying to catch up with some things now that I’m back home.
Although I started off in State College, I feel like I need to share the few Shippensburg pictures I have first because, well, look at that giant paint can, haha!
 Really cool, isn't it?
I saw it while I was driving to Chambersburg searching for things to do, and I got so excited.  I might even venture to say that it was the highlight of my trip.
As for other Shippensburg happenings: I got lost and just started driving around cow country quite often seeing that my GPS doesn’t like to gather satellites.  I ended up pulling over on the side of the road to walk in a creek just because I felt like it.  

I managed to find a lot of cute places in the towns I visited.  The thrift stores were so darling! I would have taken photos of the stores themselves, but most of them were run my Amish families.
A gorgeous vintage dress I found for... $2!
 1950's vintage blouse

This town was seriously the sweetest... I had wandered the town for days, but hadn't noticed this cute bookshop which was tucked away in a back alley.
I started off in State College… So, alas, a few pictures of Arts Fest.

Some vases a vendor was selling...
Some of the chalk artwork downtown...

I wish that I had taken more photos... but, there was a lot going on all week.  I will, hopefully soon, have an amazing item that I purchased at the festival to show you in the coming weeks.  I'm still waiting for the artist to finish customizing it, and send it back, and then you will get to see it!

By the way, if you ever feel like hearing more about my random adventures, you can follow me on Twitter.

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Mini Getaway

Since last Friday I have been spending time at both my sister's apartment in State College, Pennsylvania as well as her apartment in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.  Why, you ask?  This past weekend was the Arts Festival in State College, and well, I just followed her back to Shippensburg where she has an internship this summer just for the sake of a little getaway.  Doesn't everyone need a break once in a while?

I was going to take more outfit pictures... But, I ever so conveniently left my tripod in someone else's car.  So, here is one outfit that I wore on this trip.

Today I ventured to the city of Carlisle to see Dickinson University, which is quite a nice place.  Although it is such a great college, and campus, I'm still set on heading to the city for school.

These pictures were taken in front of what I believe is a Science building on the campus.  The tiles change colors depending on what angle you look at them from!

Expect to see another post soon with a peak at some of my thrifted finds from the cute little towns I visited!

Shorts: ? (thrifted)
Top: Aeropostale
Cardigan: Zara TRF Knitwear (Local Consignment Shop)
Shoes: BC Footwear (PacSun)
Purse: Vintage Coach (Mom's)
Sunglasses: Vintage (Mom's)
Necklace: ? (Art Museum Gift Shop)
Ring: ? (Local Consignment Shop)

currently listening to: Marissa Nadler- Mexican Summer

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Celebrating Andrew Wyeth's Life

Yesterday my family decided to go to the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, for an event being held in honor of the late Andrew Wyeth on what would have been his 93rd birthday.  My mom and I had met one of Andrew Wyeth’s neighbors a month or so ago at an appraisal event held by the Allentown Art Museum.  After seeing what the man was having appraised (for insurance value, he told us), we approached him to have a closer look at the sketching which was given to him by Andrew himself.  He then told us quite a few wonderful stories that made us ever so intrigued to visit this museum with this exhibit, as well as visit his father, N.C. Wyeth’s house.

His neighbor had told us how Andrew had been giving him tips on his paintings, and requested that they exchange pieces of artwork, so they could both own works of art by each other.  The work of art that his neighbor received was a gorgeous sketching, which my mom and I were oh so grateful to have seen.  Along with a few sweet stories of them being neighbors, and friends, he told us about his car being stuck in his driveway at some point, and Andrew brought his car over to try to help his neighbor get his car out.  Instead, he managed to damage his neighbor’s car, and soon, a car stopped to help them out.  After assisting the two men with getting their cars un-stuck, the guys in the car said they were headed to see the Andrew Wyeth exhibit, without any idea whom the man that they were helping was.  Andrew simply told them to enjoy the exhibit, without even giving a hint that he was the artist behind it all. 

The few sweet stories that we heard were quite touching, since I have found Andrew Wyeth, as well as the rest of his family’s works to be ever so intriguing.

There were statues of different animals placed throughout the museum property.  So cute!
The N.C. Wyeth House

Anyway, the museum was quite great... and I will definitely be visiting it again in the near future.

This was a really great statue outside of the museum.

I wish that I could have taken more photos, but the museum specified that cameras are strictly prohibited in most areas.

Dress: Free People (Macy's)
Hat: D&Y (Popmart)
Shoes: Rocket Dog (Designer Shoe Warehouse)
Purse: Vintage Coach

 currently listening to:  Fleet Foxes- He Doesn't Know Why

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A day at the movies...

Today my mom and I ventured to the Promenade Shops in Saucon Valley, Pennsylvania to go see a movie at the Rave movie theater.  I usually am the person to wait for a movie to come onto dvd before seeing it, so I can commentate on how good, or stupid the film is.  Today was a different story seeing that I was going to a free little kid movie at “summer movie camp.”  I used to attend “summer movie camp” with my mom all of the time when I was a kid, so going now when I’m a bit older is kind of entertaining, seeing that my mom and I were really the only people in attendance without a little kid.  The movie was Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and I have to admit that it was a pretty cute movie.  

I realize that I am a smidge too dressed up for going to a movie which is only attended by little children, but if I never dressed up to go simple places, I would never dress up at all.  

As I usually state: this dress was yet another thrifted find.  I recall running across a thrift store about a year and a half ago to see this gorgeous dress, which from across the room appeared to be vintage; turns out that this beauty is not vintage, but an H&M, and gorgeous none-the-less.  I fell in love with this dress at first glance, and it has truly become one of my absolute favorite pieces of clothing.

Dress: H&M (thrifted)
Shoes: Unisa (thrifted)
Scarf: ?
Sunglasses: ?
Necklace: Vintage (Mom's)

currently listening to: Lake-Oh, the places we'll go