Posts tagged ‘ebay’

August 22, 2011

Crushin’ On Some Vintage

I’m often a few steps behind when it comes to almost everything! But once I get there I’m on a roll. My husband and I do not have cable television. In fact we don’t even get a local signal. We’re just too stubborn about that, but we do enjoy movies and of course, Netflix: Watch Instantly. A few weeks ago, we finally discovered Mad Men. And I’ll admit, I’m not the biggest fan. For the most part, the characters are a bit empty and forgettable. See, I’m snobby when it comes to TV! I even work in the animation industry, so the work environment on the show hits a nerve. However, that lack of substance is made up in the lifestyle portrayed in the show. Regardless of what’s going on, I do love watching Joan Holloway walk across the office just to see what sort of accessories she’ll be flaunting, whether it’s a brooch on her sweater, long necklaces, handbags, gloves, earrings, I’m starstruck! Plus, who doesn’t want an endless supply of cigarettes and scotch?

The style of the show’s characters has become so influential, many of those vintage trends are popping up in this fall’s fashion. Banana Republic is even coming out with an entire line of Mad Men inspired pieces. But!!! Jumping on this bandwagon and watching tutorials on how to wear the perfect beehive, just doesn’t seem to be my style. I’m choosing to opt out of this trend. Mainly because an attempt at this look will appear more Halloween costume than lifestyle. It’s lovely and feminine  but not me! However, there is no doubt that there are some really cute and fun things out there and adding a few Mad Men-inspired accessories is a cheaper alternative than tweed skirts and long red fingernails. I put together a little crush list of fun vintage stuff that I hope you love as much as I do! Happy Monday!

August 8, 2011


I sure do have one expensive obsession on my hands. But that’s okay. I’m not splurging. I’ve got my sweet husband to thank for that one, otherwise I’d be broke as a joke, but styling! I thought I’d share what I’m crushing on at this moment.

Lombard Glasses from Eyefly!

A part of Bluefly, now for $99 a pair you can purchase prescription lenses at an affordable price. I got my eyes checked out last weekend and fortunately I need new glasses! YES! I have an oval shaped face and I keep reading that this style wouldn’t work on me but I’m not interested in conventional glasses. I love the vintage feel of these.

Velvet Blazer from JCrew!

I’m looking for an everyday warm and stylish blazer for the fall. This dark blue blazer is perfect, but it’s a bit expensive for my budget. I’ve been looking around for similar ones but this seems to be the cheaper of velvet blazers out there. Not sure if this blazer is in my future or not.

3/4 sleeve Little Black Dress from Topshop!

What a sophisticated LBD! I don’t really have anything to wear this to in my future but I just love it. I don’t think I can buy it without an excuse right now. I’m sure as soon as I think of one, they will be out of my size. Hmmm.

Vintage Beaded Clutch from ebay!

My mom had one of these. I believe it belonged to her mom. When I used to play dress up, I used to put fake credit cards in it. I can feel it and smell it, just like my grandma’s house. Unfortunately, it was one of those things lost in Katrina. I even know which drawer it was in, in my mom’s house. Every once in a while I remember items that I wish we would have gone in and saved. Anyway, don’t want to be Debbie Downer. There are a ton on ebay and fairly affordable.

Christian Louboutin Classic Black Pumps!

Who doesn’t want these?! I’ve been looking on ebay for a pair but I feel like this is a purchase that I have to go in to Saks or some fancy place like that to try on. Too many factors at risk for such a large purchase. I’m thinking I’ll get a pair within the next two years.

Hope you are crushing on what I’m crushing! thanks for checking it out!