Thursday, April 28, 2011

Floral Theme

I was downtown last Saturday running errands  and "accidentally" wandered into to H&M (oops!) where I found this floral jersey jumper for only $20 (at regular price)! I bought it without trying it on because I was not about to wait in line at H&M on a Saturday. I brought it home and it turned out it fit rather perfectly so I ended up wearing it the very next day on Easter.   I was super comfortable all day and ended up matching what turned out to be a very floral Easter Sunday.

p.s. just back from a very successful trip with tons of fabulous new merchandise that will be making it's way into the shop starting tonight!

My contribution to Easter dinner was dessert-- Chocolate Stout cake garnished with edible flowers.
On that same trip I picked up these Swedish Hasbeens for H&M which I've since been wearing all week-- they have got to be the most comfortable wooden wedges I own. If you're around an H&M try and snatch up a pair, you will not regret it.
little Monster was tired out from all the Easter festivities and fell asleep on her new bunny blanket with her giraffe, part of her vast stuffed animal collection.

jean jacket- thrifted
jumper- H&M
sandals- Hasbeens for H&M
necklace- Sarah Coventry

Monday, April 25, 2011

Gone Fishin' (for Vintage)


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The shop will remain open as I take a short buying trip, to return on Thursday April 28th.   All orders placed between now and then will be shipped on Friday the 29th.  Thanks for your patience, I promise it will be worth it when you see all the vintage goodness I return with!   In the meantime, please enjoy 15% off with the coupon code THANKYOU15.

Also just a reminder that there are only a few more days left to enter the $40 Custard Heart Vintage gift certificate giveaway happening right now on the Fancy Fine blog .  For all the details click here

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fogged In

These were taken last Sunday in my parents' neighborhood, before we all had dinner together for my brother Tim's birthday.  Since it was his birthday I stole him away from his party for a few minutes in order to bestow  upon him the priviledge of taking these pictures of me up the street from the house.  Luckily for me this brother is actually a professional photographer, and so it was funny to see him use my simple point and shoot.  He made it work bettter than I can ever get it to work and I think I may try and steal his expertise again in the future.  Thanks Timmy-- I know you're probably  not reading this but thanks a mill anyway (and p.s. you're hired if your day job doesn't work out)!

sweater- 1970s vintage
top- Rachel Palley
jeans- Seven for All Mankind
wedges- Swedish Hasbeens
bag- Steven by Steve Madden
gold butterfly pendant- 1970s vintage

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Maritime Time

These days it's hard to find a girl who doesn't adore the nautical loook, myself included.  Something about sailor collars and big brass buttons that just sets my heart fluttering.   I got this navy blue sweater from Zara last year and somehow it got buried in my sweater pile until I found it this morning.  It's funny-- I always end up matching my shop updates-- it's all nautical on the front page of the shop at the moment too!

Apologies for the boring gray wall background again, it was rainy outside pretty much all day long yesterday.

cardigan- Zara
lace bodysuit- vintage
pale pink skirt- Ann Taylor
tights- Hue
shoes- vintage Salvatore Ferragamo


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Casual Encounter

Happy Sunday, a.k.a. Flea Market extravaganza day as I typically know it.  Whenever I post outfit du jour pics they're usually a bit dressier,  so I thought I would show you what typical Sunday flea market outfit is all about.  Comfort is always key so I'll usuallly wear jeans or pants of some sort and then a few layers, because it usually starts out freezing cold and then gets warm by mid-morning.  Wearing boots is also mandatory as they not only protect the feet against flea market gravel, dirt and random grossness, but are always the most comfy shoes in my closet. 

Another reason to dress down-- I find that I'm more likely to get a better deal that way.  The more homeless looking the better.  My hair usually goes up into something out of my face and viola!-- there you have it.   What I should have included is my giant red metal cart complete with plastic ikea bags, it really completes the look! ;)

p.s. A new camera is on the horizon... so far better photo quality to come soon, I promise!  Just started doing the reasearch on SLR's , but if anyone has any suggestions regarding a camera they love, I would love to hear them.
my new favorite Essie color, "Pinkenstein"
cardigan, thrifted
striped top, thrifted
jeans, Gap
boots, Elizabeth and James 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

♥ Shop Update: Bluebells and Daffodils ♥

Here's some of the prettiness that went into the shop so far this week -(-a few almost went into my closet, but that's another story!).  They're all on the front page of Custard Heart Vintage now~

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

7 Things

Last week, my fellow bloggers Islabell of A Fine day for Sailing, Analise of the Hummingbird Girls and  the lovely lady at  A Certain Vintage, were kind enough to pass on the "Versatile Blogger Award" to my little blog here.  Along with the award were the instructions to name 7 things about myself, so here goes...  and thank you so much for thinking of me, ladies!  ♥

My first love was animals-- I wanted to be a vet for several years-- but gave that up after I actually worked for one.  This is my old dog, Daisy who passed on two and a half years ago.

My best friend and I had an unhealthy obsession with 2Pac in high school and college (ok, kind of still do!). My husband is amazed that I can recite an appropriate 2Pac lyric for almost any occasion.


Speaking of husbands -- I've been married for two and a half years to my Irishman, Damien.  We met at Zeitgeist, (a local outdoor bar) on one of the last hot days of the year in 2003.  I never knew how much  I loved bald men till I met him! :) 

I  had a real fascination with Pope John Paul when I was about 11 years old.  I was so excited when he came to visit San Francisco in the 80s and clipped all the newspaper articles about it and put them in an album.  He had a bullet proof  "popemobile" that was pretty sweet by the way.

one of my window displays
I worked in visual display for a local retail chain for many years-- till I was laid off at the beginning of the recession.   Custard Heart Vintage came into being shortly thereafter.  Yay!

this is one of my favorites-- it takes place in San Quentin in 1967
I love most books and movies having to do with prison. So I of course adore Alcatraz and love taking my out of town guests there.  If you come here call me and we'll go! :)

rock beach in Deia
I'm of Spanish descent and still have cousins in Madrid and Mallorca and have spent several summers there.  One of my favorite places in the world is a little town called Deia in Mallorca.


There you have it, 7 things!  I'm now passing this award on to Libby of Vintage Aplomb , Katie of Mitu Vintage,  the little lady over at Vintage Seen and Maria of Adelaide's Homesewn.  Can't wait to learn more about you girls!  ♥

Monday, April 11, 2011

Oh, Brother.

 I coerced my brother into taking theses the other day-- not bad huh?  he was like, "go stand in that little spot of light over there" which I did but made him take some more near that plain fence in case the bright ones turned out too bright.  I'll definitely use him again in the future if my tripod is busy that day. :)
 I know this should have been a stripes overload but somehow the stripey sweater and stripey skirt just felt right together.  It's been beautiful outside lately but still cold so I topped off this outfit with my new Zara trench.  It's going back today though 'cause a belt loop already broke after one wear-- lame.  Hoping they still have my size.  

sweater- thrifted
skirt- 1960s vintage
tights-Hue
wedges- Franco Sarto
trench- Zara
bag- vintage Dooney & Bourke
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