Friday, August 26, 2011

Emerald Isle

The photo above is of my dream cottage located in the beautiful  northwest of Ireland, County Donegal where my husband is from, and his family still lives-- also our destination for the next three weeks.  I plan on taking  lots of beautful walks, exploring lots of old castles, and enjoying many a glass of wine (or champagne, I'm not picky :), with family and friends.  We'll also be meeting our baby niece, Darcey Rose for the first time which I am very much looking forward to.  Who knows I may even be able to squeeze in a little visit to Topshop, (just maybe...).

The shop will be on vacation starting Friday August 26th to Thursday, September 15th but will remain open.  All orders placed at this time will ship on September 16th.  And as a special thank you to my blog readers,  please enjoy 20% for  during my absence.  Just use the coupon code 'DONEGAL' when you check out.

p.s. if you get your order in today by noon, it will ship this afternoon!
town of Ballyshannon, County Donegal c. 1920s

Belfast,  County Antrim c. 1910

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mill Valley, CA

 leather jacket- LF
dress- J.Crew via thrift store
sandals- BCBG

Found this silk georgette butterfly print dress at a thrift shop a few weeks ago and wore it to lunch in Mill Valley on Sunday.  It's for sure of my best finds of the summer by far.  For those of you not familiar with the area, Mill Valley is in Marin County, right over the Golden Gate Bridge.  It's known for it's houseboats, its left-wing politics, and its L.A.-shunning celebrities. Plus it's sunny 90% of the time, regardless of how overcast it is in the City.  Everytime I go over there I think ,"why don't we come out here more often?"  I guess the fact that it's a bridge toll away, makes it mentally seem further than it is?  Whatever the reason, I definitely plan on spending more time on this side of the bay in months to come-- Indian Summer is just around the corner!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

♥ New Fall Stock ♥

Tons of new Fall separates in the shop right now -- all classic pieces largely inspired by this movie.  I think the Ferragamo boots have to be my absolute favorite of the bunch and it took ALL my willpower not to try them on because they are my size unfortunately.   Have a look at the shop right hereAnd please watch that movie if you haven't already seen it!

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Remember I mentioned the town my cousin lives in is haunted?  Well, I went back up to see her on Saturday and we stopped by one of the most notoriously haunted houses in her neighborhood.  It's called "the Gomez House" named after a family who was massacred there in the late 1800s.  The house itself is pretty creepy and as I was editing these photos I could have sworn I saw something peeking out of the blinds in the third photo.  You might also notice there's a cable satellite dish attached to the roof, which sort of  takes away from the ghostly appeal if you ask me.  Apparently this place has been made into a landmark and has a caretaker that tends to the roses and makes sure no vagrants move in.  I guess they apparently also like to watch cable when they come by. (?!)  Go figure.   I guess I'd probably want some noise in the background too if I was taking care of this place.  Anyway, all this ghost-hunting didn't stop me from being really thrilled about my new watch though--  it's huge and oversized and has the perfect rose gold finish.  Just the perfect accessory to scare the ghosts away (not so much).

So what do you think, can you see something in that third photo or am I just imagining things? 

dress- 1960s vintage
watch- Fossil

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Midsummer Night's Sale

Happening right now, the Midsummer Night's Dream Sale at Custard Heart Vintage! Everything in the shop is 20% off and in the interest of keeping things simple (and saving you the math),  prices are as marked. 

Now through Sunday night Wednesday night!  
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