I have seriously been under the radar these many months. If you follow me on my social media profiles, I come and go in terms of posting. For one thing, yes I am still alive, I am still buying vintage bits here and there, and I am still very much committed to this blog. I made a HUGE list of post ideas, I would LOVE to get on them and get them done, but I’ve hit writer’s block.
I really appreciate all that subscribed to the blog and the new readers that stumble upon my writing. This post is the modern update, sort of personal, so if you are interested, I recommend a nice full cup of coffee or a tea and a comfy place to relax first…. Once you’ve settled in, please read on.
I’ve had a hair identity crisis. After my birthday in January, something possessed me to dye my hair a dark blonde. Then light brown. Then cherry red. With my hair cut in to an angled bob also in early January, my hair definitely was healthy, but with all the coloring, it’s breaking a bit again. I’ve been doing hair masks, but on top of that, my blow dryer didn’t work here in the UK, my straightener stopped working, and my Conair Hot Sticks also did not work. For a few weeks while my straightener worked, I just straightened my hair… without any heat protecting spray, just some hair oil and leave in treatment. Straw hair galore!
It’s been a busy few weeks for me! A few failed interviews, some organizing of our living space, catching up on laundry and in the midst of everything, having a hair identity crisis (so long it needs a separate post)! I’ve also went shopping crazy and bought a few bits here and there including a gorgeous 1930s silk bell sleeve blouse, a hand brooch and a lovely made in Germany necklace that looks like it is from the 60’s. Hubby got me some Miss L Fire sandals for our 1 year wedding anniversary, they are perfect!
Now before I begin, I wanted to point you to my EBook. I am buying a lot, but I am not breaking the bank. It takes time to get an eye for valuable items, and majority of vintage sellers out there, know what they’re selling. It is becoming more common for people to know what something is worth, thanks to the internet age. With that said, it doesn’t mean you will not find great things for equally great prices, but I always keep in mind that if I think I’m getting a deal, the person I am buying from is still somehow making a profit from the sale, which means, technically its not a deal at all… and you could only imagine what they paid for it! I will definitely do a post on buying for purpose and not because its cute (which you will see below, I have done, I’ll mark those with * and we will come back to that in the end of this hefty post!
It’s Sunday evening, and I was browsing the web, gathering info for my new post, and while distracted with Etsy, I realized, I wrote a guest post for We Heart Vintage, and I never shared it on my blog! I really enjoy writing longer blog pieces and having to do research, and of course sharing my tips.
You can find the blog post “10 Vintage Buying Tips for Beginners” HERE.
I hope everyone had a wonderful time celebrating the new year! My hubby and I got together with some friends and went to a concert. Gypsy Punk Rock band, called Gogol Bordello, who performed in Terminal 5 in NYC. It was loud, crowded and fun. The night was filled with chats, Whiskey sours, and cigarettes.
I wore the gorgeous Deadly Dames’ Film Noir Dress in Rusty Rose, used the Naked 3 Palette to create a smokey eye, finished it off with a cat eye and MAC Rebel lipstick. Didn’t really get any pictures of my whole outfit, I am still not in the habit of doing so.
Sorry for being a bit MIA. Some news which may excuse my absence. Hubby and I have been busy with my UK visa. We sorted out all sorts of documents, copies, proof of this and proof of that. Sent it off on Nov. 29th, it arrived the 2nd, and this past Monday with the decision.
I’ve been a bit busy these past couple of weeks! Some Great news, I did a guest post on We Heart Vintage! 🙂 10 Vintage Buying Tips for Beginners. Check it out!
I’ve also been working on my newsletter, which will be out first thing tomorrow! 🙂 I am really looking forward to sharing my finds from etsy, so many goodies! If you haven’t signed up already, what are you waiting for? Find the Sign Up HERE.
Anyhow, on to what this post is supposed to be about: MUSIC!
I wanted to share with you two great, Free, ways to listen to great tunes from yesteryear.
Can’t believe this is only my first post of the month! I’ve been busy helping my hubby with some of his site’s blog and work has been pretty hectic. We are doing a Halloween themed info session at my job, though I usually do not work on Thursdays, I will on that day. Costume wise, I hardly ever dressed up. My mom even took me to the dentist one Halloween, and I couldn’t have any candy!
This month is my favourite because the weather cools down slightly, the trees turn gorgeous shades of orange and gold, and Halloween, the holiday for candy lovers occurs. My costume this year is inspired by the lovely, morbid lady below:
Still working on my posts, I ended up writing 3 at once, and with work, home life, and my long weekend get away, I’ve been one busy person! Currently I am taking care of a friend from work’s 2 baby kittens for 6 days. They are most precious little creatures. I would love a kitty of our own, but since hubby and I know we are moving soon, we couldn’t possibly put a little fella through the hectic process of moving. Being the vintage cat, I will admit, I LOVE cats. It is one of the reasons this blog has the word ‘cat’ in it. I’ve always had a feline in my life, up until I moved in with my hubby, so when an opportunity arose to take care of these little guys, I jumped at it. Cats can be temperamental but they can also be the most warm and cuddly creatures. Here they are curled up in their little bed.