Thursday, December 29, 2011

Winter Wool

wool jacket- Mayle, thrifted
sweater- Autumn Cashmere via Loehmann's
pants- vintage, thrifted
boots- Aldo (from a few years back)

these pics were taken a couple weeks ago on the coast in pacifica, and actually on the other side of the fence is where i worked at my very first job the summer i was 13.  i was a dog walker/care taker for six dogs that belonged to a rich widow that lived on the property (which you can't see, but it's nestled in those pine trees).  she's got this awesome house built in the 1920s, with a private staircase leading down to the beach (and a tacky dollar sign mosaic on the chimney believe it or not).   twice a day i would walk the six dogs down to the beach and come back to the house and brush them, clean their sleeping quarters and then cook them lunch and dinner (nothing fancy, just brown rice and chicken, you know). my employer also conveniently added to my list of duties:  laundry, vacuuming and dusting in her part of the house as well.  i was essentialy her little 13 year old cleaning lady.    i'm sure there were probably some child labor laws that were being violated, but i was just happy to be making money and working around animals.

p.s. a sure sign the 2012 apocolypse is near:  Custard Heart Vintage is now on Facebook!
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Monday, December 19, 2011

Fake Fur in Real Time

coat- vintage and thrifted
sweater- J. Crew outlet
turtleneck- Loehmann's
skirt- vintage
tights- probably Hue
flats- J. Crew outlet
bag- Enzo Angiolini via Loehmann's
butterfly pin- thrifted

this coat i'm wearing today is the newest addition to my closet that i thrifted it a couple weeks ago.   it's fast becoming my favorite coat this year.  i love the bow in the back-- that really makes it for me.  i'm still a bit conflicted about wearing vintage fur so i'd like to think the collar is fake (even though i'm pretty sure it's real unfortunately).  i used to rationalize that the fact the animal was killed way before my time absolved me of any responsibility,  but lately  i feel like i'm consenting to the whole fur industry even if it is vintage. how do you feel about the whole vinatage fur thing?  do you only wear vintage fur, or do you shun the whole concept, vintage or new?

forgive all the gratuitous nail shots. i just really love this nail polish color and i'm still kind of new to the shellac manicure thing. it's one of the best beauty inventions of the 21st century "hands down" in my opinion (corny pun intended : ).

and don't forget, FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING in the shop all week long!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Free Shipping Sale!


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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

For the Love of Fuschia

tweed jacket- 1970s vintage
sweater- J. Crew outlet
denim shirt- Levi's
jeans- J.Brand
boots- Rachel Comey
cameo pin- vintage and gifted

fuschia, magenta, whatever you want to call it, it's definitely one of my very favorite colors. surprising versatile, it goes with everything from mustard to cognac,  to navy to red.  i may take a break from it every once in a while, but it always seems to return to having a prominent place in my wardrobe and makeup (mainly the lips & nails).  plus, there's just something about a crisp fall day and a crisp bright color that seem to go hand in hand.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Free Shipping!


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    free shipping on all domestic orders through sunday, december 11th.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

♥ Shop Update: Holiday Greens ♥

...and black and whites, I might add!  whether you're having a low-key/casual kind of holiday or a fancy/dressy kind of holiday, there's something for every occasion,  all available in the shop right now!

p.s. i  had lost the remote for my camera so i had to set the timer (two seconds!) and run back into the frame for some of these photos-- thus the"windblown" look. ;) 

Monday, December 5, 2011

What Fresh Hell is This?

“I wish I could drink like a lady.
I can take one or two at the most.
Three and I'm under the table.
Four and I'm under the host.
 - Dorothy Parker

not sure if you know, but the writer dorothy parker is the lady responsible for the shop's namesake. "the custard heart" is the title of one of her short stories. when i was told that a  dorothy parker biography existed, written by one of my favorite biographers, of course i had to pick up a copy.

with her infamous "round tablers" / via

it was a great read especially if you're a fan of her writings, and/or history in general.  it starts out with young, dorothy gracing her presence at the infamous "round table" of the algonquin hotel in new york.  this was the place to be back in the 20s and 30s where america's famous wits would come to eat, drink and verbally spar.  she was known for her one-liners and was "what fresh hell is this ?" was what she could often be overhead muttering right before she would answer her telephone.   she was friends with all the great writers of her day from ernest hemingway to scott fitzgerald and throughout her life suffered from bouts of depression leading to several failed suicide attempts.  she even had a collection of stories called "enough rope," the title a typical example of her dry wit.

to sum it up, it was well worth the read and if you decide to give it a go,  you'll find out not only about dorothy p. but also about the seemingly magical world of new york in the early 20th century.

psst...  if you don't feel like reading, this movie starring jennifer jason lee, was made based on the book.

a couple of my other favorite quotes from ms. parker:

“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.”

"Brevity is the soul of lingerie."

dorothy later in life with her beloved poodle / via

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