Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Day Out and An Announcement

Yesterday Dan and I decided to get out of the house and enjoy the relatively warm weather before we practiced the guitar together last evening. We just walked around one of the neighborhoods near where we live and visited a quirky used book store we like, but it was fun. Before walking out the door, I decided to take my camera along for the ride...and consequently you all too!

kelley 1

kelley 2

sleepy cat


carter book

sleepy cat 1

doris day

sleepy cat 3

Kelley close


blurry kelley

sophie dog

guitar 4

happy guitar

guitar 1

bandit reclining

Dress: Thrifted Vintage
Earrings: Thrifted Vintage
Florida Novelty Scarf: Thrifted Vintage
Headband: American Apparel
Coat: Thrifted Vintage
Boots: Stonefly

Okay, so here's the announcement part: I've decided to open a small Etsy shop. I'm still working on it, but should be posting items soon. I've been thinking about doing this for a long time now, and have just gotten up the gumption to just do it. I'll post a link in the next few days when everything is ready. I guess its official now:)

Thanks to everyone who sent well wishes to my family and especially my grandfather. I really appreciate everything that you all wrote.


  1. Oh I just lost my comment...woops will start again.

    Congratulations on the Etsy store, I'm so happy for you.

    I just loved these photo's, thanks for taking us with you :)

    I get excited when I see old bookstores, this one was great with the cats!

    Sophie is look so cute and so is the other dog lounging around.

    I love the first photo of you, you look gorgeous in blue.


  2. LOL your posts always make me laugh and smile. You look so cute in that dress.. I'm looking forward to some virtual shopping at your store! Best of luck on getting it all up and going!!
    ~ megan ~

  3. You look like you had a blast on your day out & guitar fun! I too am looking forward to seeing what you have at your Etsy store, my dear! Can't wait! I too will be opening an online shop soon, with more details to come at GirlWhimsy.

    P.S., please stop by GirlWhimsy. I have an award for you, my dear!

  4. The cat is so cute!

  5. The neighborhood looks so pretty. Good luck with your upcoming Etsy!

  6. i love all the neighborhood pics....and i am SO excited that you have an etsy shop. i cannot wait.


  7. your pets are sooooo cute! and an etsy store... exciting!!!! :)


    fall in love with a shooting star...

  8. I really do love your vintage dress and your photos with your guitar are so beautiful.

    Congrats on the leap... can't wait to see what you'll have in your shop. xoxo

  9. Oh wow, congrats on the Etsy store! I can't wait to buy something from you! Your man looks exactly how I imagined him, and that used book store is my dream. I know you went to grad school -- for what? You may have already addressed this, but I'd love to know. I went for Fiction Writing at the University of Iowa. I miss it every day, sigh. I'll be back there this summer teaching at a teen writing camp. Anyway, thanks for this little glimpse into your world, I loved it.

  10. Cute dress, I love how you tied the scarf around your waist! Haha those cats are cute. For a second I thought the record said "Hooray for Doris Day", haha. Oh yay for an etsy shop, you can't go wrong with that :)

  11. Congratulations on your new shop! And you look so pretty in that blue!

    So sorry to hear your grandfather is ill! I'm sending him all the best thoughts!

  12. Love your outfit and those animals are so cute! Exciting news about your shop :D

  13. LOVE your coat. And good luck with the new shop!

  14. I love your dress and coat! Your dogs are too cute.

  15. Congrats for your Etsy Store!
    Blue suits you very well, and I love your earings!
    Anyway my ideal of lifestyle would be being your cat!

  16. So excited about your shop!! Congratulations!! It is so fun and SUPER exciting when you start making sales! Like the best drug ever (and I have never even done drugs, but that is what I would want drugs to do if I ever did) Uhem, anyway, It is exciting! And your day out looked so fun! Your dress and coat are so perfect!! I love your style and that pic of you playing Guitar!! oh my! So cute!

  17. Congrats on the shop!! How exciting. I totally want to start one someday I'm just not quite ready yet. Looks like you had a fun used book store excursion.

  18. The coat & boots go together so well!!

  19. Congrats on the Etsy store! Can't wait to check it out :) I am all about Etsy now as you know :)

    What a fun Sunday you had! I love your dress - I am so into Peter Pan collars! Super nice coat to go with the dress, too. The scarf is a very nice touch.

    And you look so good playing the guitar! Perfect outfit for it :)

  20. Your cats are so adorable! And you look great, as well! I'm glad I found your blog- anyone who loves fashion & poetry is likely worth reading!

  21. YAY. vintage dress with cute peter pan collar! you always wear pretty dress which makes me real excited about your shop! :)

  22. congrats for your new shop!, and I love ur dress :)


  23. This dress is perfection, pure perfection! You look so sweet and you could totally pass off as a musician in those photos with your guitar. FOR REAL!

    Thanks for taking us along to the bookshop, there's nothing more I love than spying sleepy kitties in different spots.

    Hooray for the new venture into opening an etsy store! Am already a fan!

  24. Good luck on your Etsy shop! And I'm loving vintage wardrobe :)

  25. cute pics as always...

    well i have to ask you something..
    i work as an editor at an online greek fashion magazine and i write about retro looks....i want to add a new weekly column about my fave bloggers and i would like to ask you some questions about fashion blogging and have a couple of your outfit pics on my article..
    if you are interested plz send me an e-mail at

  26. I love your dress. Congrats on your Etsy shop. Is it going to be vintage? You have a great eye for vintage finds!


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