Thursday, May 24, 2012


in honor of memorial day here in the usa, francoise hardy and i want you enjoy free shipping on all orders both domestic and  international. just use coupon code SHIPFREE at checkout.   just what exactly ms. hardy has to do with memorial day is up to you to determine. :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Playing Favorites

dress- see by chloe
ballet flats- french sole
bag- goodbag
jacket- thrifted

we've had spring weather on and off here in the bay, which gave me the opportuniy to wear my favorite floral dress to a wine festival a couple weeks ago.  it's a rare occassion you'll see me in anything strapless as things don't usually want to stay in place on my body type but this one has some major rubbery elastic in the bust that actually does its job.  that extra asymetric inset just adds a bit of "flair" that makes an otherwise simple dress a bit more interesting. oh, and we can't forget the pockets.  they're the icing on the cake when a dress has them, don't you think?

p.s. if you haven't already, you must check out  my favorite new  blog, if you need lovin' written by fellow vintage proprietress, rebecca crowther. and  not just because of the sweet piece she just wrote about yours truly, but because as i've said before, the girl has got some seriously great taste in vintage and music and writes with a cheeky style i'd dare say rivals that of the great dorothy parker. need i say more?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

♥ New in the Boutique: Flower Power ♥

it's a virtual garden party in the shop at the moment.  you're cordially invited to stop on by to smell the roses and to sweeten the deal here's a blog readers only coupon code for you,  good for 20% off your purchase through the weekend.*  use code GARDENPARTY at checkout.

*excluding items already in sale section

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Boardwalk

dress- 1960s vintage
bag- dooney and bourke
glasses- topshop
wedges- bc
 a few snaps from last weekend down at the boardwalk in santa cruz.  damien and my mom share the same birthday so the saturday before, the whole family went down south for a day filled with sun, sweets and lazy strolling. to my delight i found i was pretty much in carnival camoflage with the colorful 1960s shift that i wore-- it had been in the shop but it's migrated from my shop rack into my closet. a good pop floral print gets me every time.  as for my badass tattoo (damien's initials in old english, complete with shamrock graphic - so classy!) it was a joke i surprised damien with towards the end of the day. i'd like to think that it  made his birthday complete.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

♥ New! New! New! ♥

here you have a long overdue blog update of some of what's new in the boutique-- at the moment the newest of the new includes a lemon and mint color story-- one of my favorite palettes for spring and all over the place in the fashion mags at the moment.    the update preceding this soft palette was pretty much the opposite-- bright fuschia, corals and blues.  so whether you've got a spring wedding to go to, or a bachlorette party in vegas, we've pretty much got you covered.
(just click on a photo to see the complete listing)
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