Monday, November 5, 2012

To be a Maid when you are a Madame

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" - Mary Oliver

Hello, hello dear precious few!

I missed our one-sided chat last week. I was in Minneapolis penetrating the tourist world and scouring the streets for local favorites. It was genuinely great to be oneself and explore a bit. Johnny and I were like two urban Indiana Jones'. I did, in fact, find some lovely vintage stores. 
My favorite was Blacklist Vintage, where my husband surprised me by buying a 1940's black wool coat. Its in excellent condition. A real beauty, and it fits me perfectly. Paul, the employee picked it out for me to try on. He was a true gentlemen. He knew my size by looking at me, and didn't pressure us to buy it. It was a little pricey, but totally worth it at $178. It falls mid calf and has a tailored waist. I will have to post a picture sometime. Another really fun place was The Lost and Found. Cheap prices and a fun atmosphere. They have an old arcade game you can play for free, and a nice selection of men's vintage which is quite rare. I also stopped at a very nice shop on recommendation from my sister-in-law who lives near the cities called My Sisters Closet. Decent prices and a big selection of quality vintage pieces. 
Btw, Morrissey cancelled his tour...the less said about this the better.
As a side note, Le Meridien Hotel was AWESOME. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to stay downtown. If you pay in advance online you can get a reasonable priced room.
Enough about Minneapolis. Lets talk fashion. I am in a wedding this Saturday. My friend asked me to be her bridesmaid. So for the last month I've been scoping out A LOT of bridesmaid dresses. We were forced to buy off  the rack, because she planned her big day rather quickly following the engagement. My dress is Royal Blue, fitted and boned through the bodice, a halter with a low open back, floor length chiffon. Its nice. But I will now post pictures of some dream bridesmaid dresses I found during our mad search:
Lazaro Noir...any dress by Lazaro is amazing.

This is Dior. I love the cool pink color and the simplicity of this one.

This is the Cinnibar Dress by BHLDN. Very nice.

Drum roll please...This is The bridesmaids dress of my dreams. Absolutely gorgeous. It has a hefty price tag and it hails from BHLDN. Its called the Park Avenue dress. 

If you haven't visited BHLDN's website, please do. They have beautiful quality dresses that are unique yet wearable. I have copied the hairstyles of several of their models. They have a great vintage contemporary look.

Well, that's about it for the week:) Nothing really to speak of regarding 'The Project'. I've had no time over the last week to list anything new on Etsy. I'm hoping to take the time to do so today. I did sell 3 things last week! Oh, and FYI the fabulous Vintage red wool Marilyn Monroe dress is now for sale again. The buyer never paid for their item, so I re-listed it. You can check it out here: The Monroe Dress.
Also please do check out my fabulous Vintage Tuxedo Pin-up dress I had bough especially to wear to the Morrissey concert. Which of course I couldn't wear because he canceled his tour, So I am now selling it :( waaaah!
 the link is here:Morrissey Dress 

Thank you, as always, for taking the time to read my post. I hope you stop by again sometime! Have a safe and fantastic week!

-Kary J.

1 comment:

  1. New treasury list on Etsy!
    http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MjQ4MDA4MDB8MjcyMDk2NTgwMw/to-be-a-maid

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