September 30, 2011

So one of my most favorite recent thrift store finds are these shorts, when I saw them I thought "please fit me please fit me please fit me!" and they did! They look like they were homemade but they were made well. Some of my other recent favorites are this blue flutter sleeve dress and floral make up bag:

In other news yesterday I spent the afternoon with my friend Valerie. Her son Alden is pretty funny, when we were on the subway she asked him "What is the name of our stop?" he replied "Pizza Street!" I got a honey latte at the Wyckoff Starr and then we ducked into the Hana deli to wait out a torrential rain storm. Then we went to her house to gossip while she cooked spaghetti sauce from scratch. 

September 29, 2011

All new in the shop tonight!

My sister got married last weekend, here are some of the photos from the day. 

September 28, 2011

New in the shop today! I had a busy past couple of weeks, I worked at my freelance job and then my sister got married. I was a bridesmaid, it was really fun. I sipped champagne in a limo, ate hors d'oeuvres and met relatives I had never met before. I will post some photos once I get them.

September 16, 2011

Here is a new outfit photo, I am wearing my favorite vintage finds from this week. The shoes were made by Qualicraft, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw them sitting on the shelf in the thrift strore, in my size and just waiting for me to take them home. The dress is cool too, it has wooden toggle buttons going up the front. Jason was lurking in the background while I was taking these photos, I picked him up for one. Here I am feeling a little like Jane Goodall except with a poodle instead of a monkey.

September 15, 2011

All new today in the shop! I think my brain is fried now, I've been working on this all day. I love the Doc Martens, they have a pattern of fruit! I also love the 1950s lace dress, I hope someone gets it for a wedding dress, I think it would be so pretty. It has a matching jacket and everything!

September 13, 2011

I just added these to the shop today, they are Bottega Veneta and fit a size 7 1/2. they were missing laces so I went to the Garment District this afternoon and found matching leather to make laces out of. Sometimes I am amazed when I go there, I was looking for a replacement for an unusual vintage button and I found the exact button there. Besides that, someone stole the garbage cans from my apartment building! I've lived here for two years and we never had trash cans, we got them for the first time just a month ago. They were chained to the wall outside with pretty heavy chains, someone sawed them off. Who the hell even steals a trash can? How totally gross. 

September 10, 2011

All new in the shop today! 

September 09, 2011

Some new items in the shop today, the purse just sold but I love it so I'm showing it anyways. I went out last night to some art openings and a couple of parties, it was really fun. I saw Ben Stiller standing in front of a Neo Rauch painting and his wife used the bathroom after me at a gallery. I met Kara Walker! My friend is her assistant and introduced us. I went to a party at Creatures of Comfort and another at Oak. We then had Sashimi on St Marks Place, I drank way too much wine and and it all turned into a blur. 

September 07, 2011

Lots and lots of new shoes in the shop today. I have been on the lookout lately for rain boots, I notice that people have been frequently coming to my shop with that search term so I'm trying to stock up. It was intense driving in the rain yesterday, it took forever to get home. I was in a rental car doing to my regular thrift shopping trip, it got off to a really rocky start. I had just driven about four blocks away from the car rental place and I was sitting at a red light behind a van. Waiting for the light to change, I was startled when the van started to back up on a sharp angle, he abruptly decided to back into the parking space to my left. It was on a one way street, a whole line a cars were waiting behind me so I couldn't back up to give him any room. I was wide eyed watching it happen, I knew there wasn't enough room and couldn't understand what he was thinking. I started honking the horn as loud as I could, I was yelling at him to stop but his windows were rolled up. Suddenly there was a loud "Crack!" and I was horrified as I watched him hit my car! I am normally a quiet person but when I got out I began yelling at him. I asked him if he was deaf! I was so mean! He didn't have anything to say at all, he just stood there. I got out and walked around to the front of the car to see what happened, it looked like his car took all the damage. It looked like the license plate frame on the front of my car caught on the front of his car and tore the bumper off, cracking it in two. It was surreal, his demeanor was so passive, he didn't seem to particularly care. We talked for a moment and since there were no dents on the car I was in I left. I was so shaken up though, I just couldn't understand why he ignored me when I was trying to get him to stop backing up, it was so slow motion and strange. People are just so weird.