on the inside she's just loving it.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
... is where the Ferragamos are (or something like that).
as promised, some pics of the apartment in all it's october glory. if it's not too obvious, most of our belongings have been aquired from the flea markets, local vintage shops, ebay and etsy (with the exception of the dark couch and the bookshelf from (cough, cough) ikea). the couch has always been an eyesore to me, but for-god-only-knows what reason, damien really wanted leather so i compromised and have taken to covering it with pillows and a big blanket, haha! and as you can see from my coffee table reading, my favorite magazine is sunset, surely a sign i have reached full-fledged adulthood (or middle age). anyway, i guess you could say i'm big on color, natural materials like wood and ceramic, and prints of all kinds. and i'm a big believer that you can never have too many plants. anyway, hope you've enjoyed this home invasion as much as i've enjoyed enabling it!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
introducing a new little feature on the blog: "girls in custard heart vintage," a spotlight on happy customers sporting their new pieces from the shop. this lovely lady is tiombe wiley, a local girl who's wearing a little striped sweater she bought a few weeks back. isn't she adorable? she's also as sweet as she is cute, and agreed to let me ask her a couple nosy questions.
what's your zodiac sign? Cancer
occupation: technical support specialist
where are you from and where do you presently live? I grew up in Daly City, CA and now I live in the San Francisco Portola district.
what's your favorite decade for vintage fashion? Hard choice but it would have to be the 70's decade. There's just something about those leisure suits that compliments the female form while adding some edge.
if you could raid anyone's closet who would it be? Pam Greer-- Circa 1974
do you collect anything? Yes, I collect Bakelite jewelry, mainly bracelets and own about every color in the rainbow. I'm constantly searching Ebay and Etsy for new pieces.
If you could invite any three people alive or dead over for dinner (or a light lunch), who would they be? William Randolph Hearst, Olivia Boudreaux (my great grandmother) and Che Guevara
a revolutionary-lovin' girl who's big into the 70s? now that's my kind of girl!
If you have a photo of yourself in something you've bought from the shop, send it over to firstname.lastname@example.org and not only will I post your pretty mug, but I'll send you a coupon code for 15% off your next order.
Monday, October 24, 2011
dress- no label
cardigan- J. Crew
just wanted to share these quick snaps that were taken just about an hour ago. it's so rare that i actually post pictures from the same day, let alone the same morning so here you go-- a blog post in almost real time.
this last weekend we had our last bit of bay area indian summer. yesterday was in the high 80s and today it's back to normal in the 60s. i spent saturday afternoon at the beach with the dogs of and all evening saturday prepping a slap-up meal for my family who were coming over on sunday afternoon. it turned out so delicious ( yeah, i'm modest too :) and i managed to snap a few pics of our apartment too since it was nearly spotless with all my rolling racks out of sight for once. when your house is your shop, it's hard to keep the vintage from overtaking the place on the day to day. will make sure to give you a peek later in the week.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
|1970s puffy pink cropped jacket|
|1960s white brocade wiggle dress|
|Fair Isle wool vest|
|Scottish wool snowflake cardigan|
|1960s cocktail dress|
|1950s lavender lace party dress|
|1960s brocade party dress|
|1960s wigggle dress|
|1960s cotton lace dress|
|1970s high waisted jeans|
|1960s seersucker striped day dress|
|floral beaded purse|
|1980s santana knit dress|
|1970s ditzy floral day dress|
|white maribou sweater|
|1980s angora beret|
|1980s floral canvas sneakers|
|1970s lavender faux fur coat|
|1960s Betty Rose faux fur cropped coat|
To me there's something so comforting and extra soft about pastel colored wooly things. Who says your winter coat can't be pink? All this prettiness is in the shop right now.
p.s. As always I made sure to include some spring dresses for my ladies on the other side of the hemisphere too. -xo
Friday, October 14, 2011
striped top- thrifted
suede skirt- Topshop
bow flats- vintage Ferragamo
watch- Fossil via T.J. Maxx
with the sun going down sooner and sooner everyday it leaves me with less and less time for photos, but i managed to snap these the other evening as the last bit of sun was setting. i'm wearing my striped top that definitely gets the most play out of every other top in my wardrobe and a little suede topshop skirt that i got on sale a couple months ago. the navy blue coat i thrifted it for mere dollars last weekend--definitely one of my best scores so far this fall. i've become so picky when i thrift that i almost didn't get it thinking that maybe i have enough coats. but luckily i came to my senses and ended up taking it home with me.
i don't know if i've mentioned this before but i'm now working at a part-time office job a few days a week and so i get to dress up a little more than i did when it was just the vintage shop full-time. actually part of what makes me happy and grateful i took it (aside from the obvious things like medical benefits), is that now i have an excuse to get dressed up during the week. i know you don't really have to have a reason, but i just didn't feel motivated to put together outfits everyday just to visit my friends at the post office, if you know what i mean. plus, no matter how much i fancy myself someone who works best alone, i gotta admit that it's really nice having coworkers to mutter things to throughout the day (instead of just the computer screen). overall, it's a win-win situation.