10/20/14

Sail Away {Makeover Monday}

Hi guys! It's been quite awhile since I showed a little makeover here on the blog!  While I do small alterations to most of the vintage I sell in the shop, 99% of the time I am working on a large pile of clothes at once and always forget to take before pictures!  For this darling sailor dress, I actually remember to take  before and after though, so without further adieu...
 So, the dress was pretty darn cute to begin with but the length and sleeves felt a bit frumpy.  I altered the hem and sleeves to make it a bit more modern and wearable.  What do ya think?!  It's now listed for sale in the shop here if you're interested!

I also want to say a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to R today! We went to the Denver zoo yesterday for an early celebration and the zoo people let him in for free, gave him a birthday pin, and even a certificate for free ice cream! I can't wait until he gets home from work so he can open presents!

Anyway, lots to do before we leave on our big Italy trip on Thursday!  I hope you're all having a great start to you week!  Oh and if you haven't entered my cardigan giveaway yet, please do so here!  We need about ten more entries for it to count! Thanks guys!
xo Hannah

10/17/14

Campfire Yellow

My favorite outfits are ones where I am super comfortable but still feel pulled together, and this is totally one of those outfits.  This is also a new favorite because it features the work of two amazing fellow Etsy sellers, Salvage and Stone and Two Sting Jane!  



Outfit Details:
Campfire Headband - c/o Salvage and Stone
Hanger Tank -giveaway, Two String Jane
Yellow Duster - c/o Oasap
Pants - Marshalls
Heels - thrifted
Purse - vintage

This beautiful headband was handmade from recycled fabric by Nic Young, Owner and maker behind Etsy shop Salvage and Stone.  I absolutely love that this one is aptly named the "Campfire Headband" and its so perfect for fall.  I usually find wearing hair accessories gives me a headache pretty quickly, but this is made of a soft jersery fabric and it was super comfortable on my head.  There is still one left of this same print in her shop, and I promise you won't be disappointed if you decide to swoop one up!  Nic also writes a blog by the same name, so make sure to go and say hello!

Next up we have this awesome tank I got in the mail from self-taught designer Alyssa Zukas who runs the awesome Etsy apparel shop Two String Jane.  I actually won the tank in an instagram giveaway she was hosting, and its one  of the most comfortable pieces of clothing I now own.  Let's just say I may or may not have slept in it last night as well! There are so many more things I have on my wishlist from her shop right now, including this Bon Appetit hand stenciled sweatshirt and this Confetti Dots tee!  Seriously, you won't regret taking a peak at her designs.

Gosh you guys, Etsy and handmade things are just the best!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

xo Hannah
p.s. Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a cozy aztec cardigan of your choice here!

10/15/14

Giveaway : Win a Cozy Tribal Sweater!

Hip hip hooray its giveaway time!  I am super excited to bring you a giveaway I am co-hosting with the fashion brand Oasap for a lucky winner to choose a cozy cardigan from their store!  The reason I am so excited about this particular giveaway is that I own a tribal cardigan from Oasap that's really similar to the ones they are giving away, and I wear it ALL the time in the cooler months.  Its both comfortable and cute and has held up great even though I seriously wore it about three times a week last winter!



Okay, so here are the details:
All you have to do to enter is to head on over to Oasap and register for an account.  You can opt for receiving emails from them or not by checking the little box, and if you decide you do not want an account anymore you can easily unsubscribe at any time!  Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter, and make sure to leave a comment with what email you are registered with!  There are also a few easy additional steps you can do for extra entries!

The winner gets to choose from one one of these three sweaters:

The giveaway needs at least 50 participants for a winner to be chosen, and the giveaway is open internationally!  Good luck guys, I wish I could enter because I love all three of these sweaters! :)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

10/13/14

Paper Doll Style

Hi guys! I'm here with a super fun little collaboration I did with blogger Hannah of An Old Story. Not only do we share the same name, but Hannah and I also have blogs and our own Etsy shops - twinsies! Hannah reached out to me last month proposing an awesome collaboration called The Paper Doll Project.  Basically, we got to play stylist for each other by coming up with an outfit for the other person based on items they already own and have worn on their blog.






Outfit Details
Vintage Pinafore - in the shop here!
Vintage Blouse - sold out
Hat - Eddie Bauer
Boots - DSW 

This is the outfit she put together for me!  It was perfect for a mini mountain roadtrip R and I took a few weekends ago to see all of the changing leaves, which were beautiful.  My hair was also still tinged pink here and I miss it, though I am going to keep it natural until after I get back from vacation and start experimenting again.

It was so much fun going through Hannah's blog posts and facebook albums and choosing pieces from her wardrobe to style an outfit with.  It definitely was like a real life paper doll! Make sure to stop by Hannah's blog An Old Story to see the outfit I styled for her here!
You can also find Hannah on her Etsy Shop & Instagram

10/10/14

Pastel Sunsets

So here's the story of these overalls.  The short version is that when I ordered these, I thought they were going to have a loose casual fit and they turned out to be quite fitted instead.

The long version is: About a month ago, I got it in my head that I NEEDED a pair of "skinny" overalls with a more tapered leg after seeing them on some of my favorite bloggers.  I actually ordered a pair, paid for it, and then was told later that they were out of stock.  How to companies sell things that are out of stock? Isn't that's what computer inventory systems, etc., are for?!  Anyway, I grumpily turned to ebay to search for an afforable pair and landed on what looked perfect, except that it was from China and I never know what size to get (when in doubt, the largest one possible). Which is what I did.  So, I then waited a patient (HA) three weeks for my XL overalls in the mail, checking the tracking progress, oh you know, at least once a day.  So, they finally arrived this week and it was like Christmas morning, which is how it is when anything I order off the internet and then wait a long time for arrives.  I ran upstairs to try them on, and lets just say the "slouchy-cool" fit that the model in the picture showed was NOT how these bad boys looked on me.  At all.  Let's just say I felt like a stuffed pork sausage in my new XL overalls and ripped them off and decided I hated them.




Outfit Details
Overalls: Ebay (similar)
Scarf - c/o Oasap
Sunnies - c/o Sunglass Warehouse
Shoes - H&M
Hat - thrifted (similar)
Shirt - old

 Fast forward a day or two and I decided I'd give them a second shot to run some errands.  And lo and behold, this set of photos is actually my favorite outfit in awhile.  When I finally decided to put them back on without the image of how they looked on the model in my head and tried to embrace (ok tolerate) my hips and thighs, I felt so much better! But let's just say there won't be any back-end views of me wearing these quite yet on the internet.
    Does this ever happen to you, especially after ordering things online?  Its so easy to get it in your head that you don't measure up in some way to things you see in the media.  As they say, comparison is the thief of joy!  But I think its super important to remind yourself that whatever thoughts of jealousy or longing you are having about something you see in someone else's life, someone else may be having those same thoughts about YOUR life!
     Thanks for listening to my rant guys. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
xo Hannah

10/8/14

Pink + Burgundy

Hi guys, just dropping in with a few photos from back in the day (last week) when my photos were still tinged blue and my hair was still tinged pink.





Outfit Details:
Maroon Pants - c/o American Apparel
Vtg Plaid Blouse - in the shop here!
Floral Shoes - Target (similar)
Sunnies - gift

Anyway, going to keep things short and sweet today. I hope you guys are having a great week!
xo Hannah

10/6/14

Printed Primaries

Hi guys, how was your weekend?  Mine included a mini thrifting road trip, and R came along so we could explore the town and grab lunch too.  We had the best tasting soda at lunch that I have ever had, and I am not even a huge soda drinker at all.  I got PINK cream soda and R got root beer, and I think I would drive the hour back just to have another one!






Outfit Details
Grey Beanie - thrifted (similar)
Mustard Cardigan - c/o Oasap
Striped Shirt Dress - c/o Oasap
Skirt - Vintage (similar)
Shoes - (similar/ cute plaid version!)

A favorite way for me to transition into cooler weather is with a primary color palette.  Anyone else feel the same?  When I was thrifting this weekend all of the navy blues and red were catching my eye, as is evident in this photo I shared on instagram with me and all my loot!  This skirt is also one of my finds, and lets just say it won't be going in the shop just yet, I am in love!  And perhaps it was a bit crazy to mix the tartan with this striped dress (worn as a top) but WHATEVER its my blog and I like it!

October marks the start to the busy shop season, which is amazing but means I'm busy busy busy trying to keep it fully stocked and updated before my big trip to Italy at the end of the month!  Thanks so much for the recommendations you guys left so far, and definitely keep them coming!
xo Hannah

p.s. I FINALLY figured out why my photos always had the weird purple blue tint to them recently and it was such an easy fix.  So yeah, if you were thinking I was a smurfette for the last few months, I'm not, and this is what my skin tone actually looks like ;)