Bring Spring In!


With Spring in the air, the time has come for backyard barbeques, afternoon gardening sessions and hour long bike rides with your beau. And for those of you who love to decorate as much as I do, you may even take the time to spruce up your back decks with a coat of fresh paint and a set of brightly colored patio furniture.  You may even get around to planting some of those delicate Tulips to line your perfectly paved walkway! And while we tend to spend most of our time outside underneath the warm rays of the sun, competing with our neighbors for best curbside appeal, what about the inside? Why not bring the Spring in? Isn’t the inside of our home just as important as the outside? Is this not where we spend our evenings with families, rainy days with close friends and personal time relaxing on our chaise lounge with a good book? It seems to me that the outside of our home should be an extension of the inside. We should feel as much happiness and glee as we do outside, inside and important attention should be paid to the chi of our humble abode.  That said, with Spring comes bright colors, floral patterns and whimsical home decor.  Check out some of these home decor options perfect for your Spring home!
spring1. Spring Floral Plates from World Market… 2. Cancun Floral Pillow Cover from West Elm…3. Plum &  Bow Half Dot Rug from Urban Outfitters…4. Gray Vintage Floral Reading Chair from World Market…5. Test Tube Chandelier from PaniJurek

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Time to Spring!


It’s snowing outside and all I can think about is Spring!  Yes, Spring! Spring and its dandelions, its warm breezy days, and its…Spring Dresses! And not just any spring dress, but a truly unique vintage dress!  I just love that aroma that radiates from an aged dress, almost as if it was pressed inside of an old library book and left to ripen;  blending perfectly with natures smells and that warm feeling that immediately overtakes you as you take that first step into a sunny Spring day. So, as per the usual, I have searched to find the perfect dress for that occasion. The result: BrownBagVintage, a cute Etsy shop that offers its shoppers everything vintage from tops to accessories! Beginning its journey in Los Angeles, shop owner Michelle Delgado, has been an Etsy seller since 2008! Following her heart to Brooklyn, she currently resides in Brooklyn, where she  now conducts her business. When Michelle isn’t digging for her newest vintage finds, she is actually working for Etsy on their support team in Dumbo. And as she says, “…I’m very much looking forward to helping folks with all their thises and thats!”  Awesome!  Now, the hardest part about Delgado’s cute store, choosing just ONE  dress for my spring fantasy! But luckily I narrowed it down and found one in particular that I think that you will also fall in love with! Check it out!

White Dress: The winner of my Spring dress search! This sweet eyelet sundress is one of Etsy seller’s, Brownbagvintage, cutest! A fully lined cotton dress, this 1980’s spring dress is going for only $38 and is in excellent condition! Better be quick to scoop it up or else I will!

Other dresses I can’t resist from this seller:

Braided Belt: Courtesy of Ruche clothing, this braided belt is perfect for everything in your wardrobe! Wear it with your jeans or an oversized tee, you can wear it high and low! Going for only $14.99, where is the resistance?!

Tan Wedges: These adorable 1970’s wedges are a steal at $42! Featured on LaVintage, these wooden clompers are in superb condition with only minor scrapes! I am in love with the weaved look with the buckle closure! So cute!

Colorful Headbands: Who says headbands are not an essential accessory! They’re easy, fun, and serve a purpose in the prevention of flyaways! These 1980’s headbands are selling for only $4.99 on Modcloth and are in PERFECT condition seeing as they were found in a warehouse! Perfect for mix and matching!

Plastic Bangles: It must be fate that I found these while searching on Etsy! They match exactly with the headbands! Wear one or wear them all these lucite 1960’s bangles are selling for $19.99 on Etsy at AnnPrimRose!

Ruche Clothing: Check out my review of this shop on my post “Vintage Inspired

LaVintage is a vintage lovers gem!  A true pearl!  It specializes in everything from clothing to accessories from the 1940′s to 1990′s! Constantly updated there are always great new Vintage pieces, all in mint condition!  A vintage paradise!

Modcloth was founded by high school sweethearts, Eric Koger and Susan Gregg Koger, and built on a foundation of love for vintage and retro clothing!  A great go to for anything you need, ModCloth provides vintage inspired clothing and accessories too.  But if you want to shop their vintage, you have to be quick about it and get it early in the day b/c it goes super fast!  It’s totally worth it if you catch it!

AnnPrimRose: I can’t say it better than the shop, so…”Ann Primrose has it’s roots at a place and time that were arguably the pinnacle of American jewelry making, New England in the 1960‘s and 70’s. Established in 2010, we specialize in buying out inventories of vintage jewelry and manufacturing close outs. In a time where most fashion jewelry is outsourced and when unique designs are hard to find, The Ann Primrose Collection is unmatched in quality. We provide authentic vintage jewelry that is a part of American history and culture including bangles, bracelets, brooches, earrings, necklaces, and jewelry supplies.”

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