July 31, 2011

New in the shop today! My favorite is the black velvet dress. So anyways this week I am going to travel for work to Washington D.C. and I am weirdly excited about it. It will be quick, just there and back on the acela train. I've been there lots in the past, mostly visiting my friend Valerie when she used to live there. It was always an all day road trip to get there starting from Boston, it will be strange to get there so quickly on the train. I remember hanging out with Valerie's rabbit Frances Swimmingpool,  Krissy smoking cigarettes in the front seat of the car and going to see the Make-up play at the Black Cat, I don't think it gets any more D.C. than that. For this job I am going to go straight from the train station to the Mayflower hotel, it's famous mostly for political sex scandals which is interesting I suppose. Jason is staying at my mom's house for the next few days, I miss him terribly. I can't wait to see him when I get back, we have very dramatic reunions. 

July 22, 2011

New in the shop today, some 1970s cotton mini dresses and a super cool romper. Today was intense heat-wise, the fire hydrants were all on full blast with people running through them beneath my window, cars are getting washed as they drive by. The lights have been flickering and I'm so afraid the power will fail. This summer is crazy.

July 21, 2011

all new in the shop tonight. the plaid heels are in my ebay shop because they aren't vintage, you can check them out here

July 17, 2011

This is what Jason does non stop for about 45 minutes after getting a bath, every time. He goes BANANAS.

July 15, 2011

A preview of new things that will be in the shop soon. In other news today I got a ridiculously patchy sunburn, I haphazardly applied sunblock before walking all over the place so I suppose I deserve it! I had forgotten what a sunburn feels like. Ow. You can see an outline of the woven criss cross pattern of my sandals burned into my skin. ouch ouch ouch. 

July 13, 2011

Yay! Ashley from Fancy Fine did an amazing blog post wearing a 60s dress from my shop. I love all of her photos! You can check it out here!

July 10, 2011

New in the shop this week! I am feeling a little better now than I was earlier, I hope next week will be better. It has been so hot, the heat has really been affecting me more than ever. The sun feels relentless. I hate wearing sunblock so I try to walk in the shade. I've been reading a lot lately, I always seem to read more in the summer. I am currently reading "Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson and "Mildred Pierce" by James M. Cain. They are both totally good. 

July 07, 2011

I found this in the drawer of a thrift store desk, I think that they look kind of menacing for a sheet of stickers. Anyways something totally weird happened this week, it happened on the Fourth of July. I was hanging out in a park in Greenpoint Brooklyn, Mcgolrick park, I was with Bree, Pat, Rich and Mia and we were waiting for it to get dark for the fireworks to start. We ended up watching them from Bree and Pat's rooftop, they have an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline. At some point I realized something had bitten me on the side of my leg and I thought it was a mosquito, I am usually a magnet for them. It was driving me crazy but I just tried to ignore it thinking that it would fade in a few hours like a normal bite. The next day I woke up not feeling well at all, I had to run a lot of errands and as I was walking around outside I got the worst headache and I was so lightheaded and tired, I thought it was because of the heat. I couldn't wait to get home. Later on in the day I looked down at my leg where the bite was and I saw a big bull's eye rash. I knew exactly what that meant right away and I freaked out, I knew that I must have gotten bitten by a deer tick! I panicked trying to get to the train so that I could see a doctor as soon as I could, I imagined that I was going to turn into a zombie at any moment. It looks like I most likely have Lyme Disease, I have to take antibiotics for 28 days to lessen the severity of it. It's so strange that it happened in an urban area, I seriously never thought that was possible, I always thought it was something you could get in the woods of Connecticut. I'm glad that I caught it so fast, if I hadn't noticed the bull's eye I would have just thought that I was run of the mill sick. It was a small window of time that it showed itself, I noticed it at 5 in the afternoon and it was faded and gone by midnight.

July 01, 2011