December 03, 2012

There is a giveaway going on over at the Olive My Love blog, check it out here for a chance to win a $50 giftcard to Secret Lake! Liz has really awesome style so I recommend following her blog too. It's so good.

November 23, 2012

Here are some old photos, the last one is a bedroom at my grandma's house, the pastel drawing on the wall is of my aunt. I slept there sometimes when I was little, after eating graham crackers and watching "Murder, She Wrote." on t.v. with my grandma. 

November 03, 2012

  ➤1950s grey party dress size small
  ➤vintage dark blue polka dot silk blouse size small
  ➤1980s brown leather deadstock penny loafers 7.5
  ➤vintage wool plaid jumper dress size medium

  ➤1950s kelly green wool fur trim coat size medium - large
  ➤1950s navy blue wool cardigan size x-small - small
  ➤vintage rubber sporto rain boots size 9
  ➤vintage lavender plaid cotton dress size small

 ➤vintage red embroidered nautical sweater size x-small - small

All new in the shop this week. It has been strange around here lately, the Hurricane happened and it has been so surreal to see everything that has happened since. Where I live in Brooklyn nothing really terrible happened in comparison to other places, the subway has been cut off from Manhattan and there is no gas at the gas station but those things are just temporary. It's heartbreaking to see the pictures of all the destruction in places closer to the water. I just hope things get closer to normal for everyone soon.

October 19, 2012


And last but not least, a super cute photo of Jason, just because!

October 14, 2012

I found these books in a thrift store yesterday, the first one is from 1934, the second is from 1957. 

October 03, 2012

     ➼ vintage deadstock black suede shoulder bag
     ➼ vintage silk leopard print jacket
     ➼ vintage silk wrap dress
     ➼ 1970s tall leather boots size 7 1/2
     ➼ 1960s checkered wool cape coat

All new in the shop this week! I've been joining things lately, I recently joined pinterest and instagram, my name there is secretlake. There is not much there just yet though. I am also on twitter, I've been there for a little while, you can view my twitter feed here. Besides that I made a new discovery this week, apple cider donuts! I had never had one ever! There is a vegan donut shop near my apartment and I have to fight the urge to go there like everyday. It is so hard. They are so good.

September 22, 2012

I've probably posted some of these photos here before, a long time ago. They were all taken by my grandfather, he was always taking awesome pictures of pretty much everything. Today was his funeral and it was so sad! I could not stop crying. Afterwards at my grandma's house she showed us their wedding album, it was full of pictures of them getting married in the 1940s in the very same church that the funeral was just held today. Everything was sad but the part where you place a flower on the casket at the graveyard right before they lower it down, I think that was the saddest part. Anyways here are some of his awesome photos. The ones I scanned are mostly of my mom and aunt, they went camping a lot. The tenth photo down is of the first poodle I ever had, Leo. His poodle name was "Stormy Lane Summer Wine" which always fascinated me when I was little.

September 17, 2012

A Fall shop update! I think this is my favorite time of year to pick out clothes and shoes for the shop. I haven't been around here much lately, I guess a lot has been going on. I've been trying to decide if I should move or not, away from the city. I feel so confused about it though. New York is so expensive, it is really hard to live here as a single person, paying rent on an apartment by myself.  I have this dream of having a big garden and owning my own washing machine, those things are not possible here. On the other hand if I move to New England I am afraid of being totally isolated, I dont know anyone there hardly at all besides my family. Another con is that there are no restaurants out there, nothing besides weird chain restaurants in close proximity to malls. I could always just drive a couple of hours into the city for the day I suppose, it wouldn't be that far away. I know it wouldn't be the same though, I just really don't know what to do. It's so hard to even think about it! When I talk about it my friends eye me warily which stirs up more doubt. I guess I do know that I could always just move back if I don't like it. I have a lot of deciding to do.