Monday, October 15, 2018

Nectarine Dream

pinup girl clothing picnic jenny dress
Photos by Emma Rizzo Photo
There's no doubt about it: it's really autumn. I do love this time of year. Not only is my birthday coming up, but there's lots of fun spooky stuff to be found... and, of course, there's lots of fresh fruit to pick. Before I share any apples or pumpkins, I needed to post these nectarine picking photos that my friend/intrepid photographer Emma took. We picked some of the last of the peaches, too. I can still taste how good they were! As much as I love fall, nothing beats stone fruit for me.

red gingham dress
nectarine picking rochester ny
erstwilder be my cherry pie brooch
red white checked dress

The past couple of months have flown by. I can't believe it's already the middle of October! We leave for Disney World next week(!!!!) and I still have so much to do before then. By the way: you'll want to stop back while I'm away because I have something *magical* planned! Stay tuned...

pinup girl clothing dress
peaches nectarines rochester ny
red and white checked vintage dress
Outfit Details
Dress: similar here
Brooch: similar here
Boater hat: similar here
Flats: Aerosoles

fruit picking rochester ny
Have a sweet start to your week!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday Favorites #155

I was just thinking that I used to be able to put together a new Friday Favorites post every week. My, how times have changed. I actually really miss putting together these posts and I wish I was able to do them more often. They're just a bit too time-consuming for me to take on every week these days. I hope that one day I'll be able to get back to blogging on a more regular schedule. One thing at a time, I guess!

But I digress. Today's Friday Favorites post has a bit of pastels, some Halloween goodness, and some other retro picks. I mean, what else would you expect from one of my posts, right?

I'm starting off with this Benefit x PB Teen collaboration collection. Everything is to DIE for!

benefit pb teen
a.  eye mask   ||   b.  vanity chair
c.  pink plush robe   ||   d.  beauty cart
e.  pillow case   ||   f.  travel vanity

How perfect would this Sephora x Museum of Ice Cream brush set look with those pieces?
sephora museum of ice cream
This retro radio Bluetooth speaker is adorable, too!
radio bluetooth speaker

And I just love this cozy, fleecy Pusheen dress!
pusheen dress
This little cat tapestry is really darling:
urban outfitters cat tapestry

Do I need this Marie tee for my upcoming Disney World trip?
marie aristocats tee

oliver and company t-shirt

I already have a backpack for my trip, but this Minnie Mouse backpack from the recent Vans collection is tempting me:
minnie backpack vans

I'm getting pretty excited for Halloween. But I actually have no idea what I'm going to be this year! I was eyeing this cheerleader outfit from Unique Vintage's Barbie collection as a possibility...
unique vintage barbie cheerleader
Sweater   ||   Skirt

I'm also a fan of this harlequin clown leotard from H&M:
h&m harlequin clown costume

This Halloween necklace would be the perfect accompaniment to my spooky dresses!
halloween necklace modcloth

These little Halloween trees from Pier1 would look really nice in my house :)
pier 1 halloween sisal trees

How great is this spiderweb cape tutorial from Delia Creates?
spiderweb cape no sew tutorial delia creates

Of course, I could always just buy a dramatic cape instead...
cute capes modcloth unique vintage
1    ||    2

And finally, this Disney-inspired pumpkin brooch from I Love Crafty is a must-have!
i love crafty halloween disney pumpkin brooch

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Summer Nostalgia with RetroViewer

mint bicycle
Credit for all photos: Emma Rizzo 
I know it's already October, but I'm still playing catch-up from the summertime... and I couldn't leave out this set of photos that Emma captured. We've made a lot of memories together, but this is definitely one photoshoot I won't soon forget. We were both good sports on this day, seeing as it was insanely humid and the mosquitoes were out for blood. I got SO many bites in the short amount of time we were out taking these (and was miserable for several days afterwards!). But it was definitely worth it to finally get some pictures with my mint green bicycle, a bouquet of dahlias from Flowerwell, and a fantastic keepsake that I'll talk about below!

image 3d retroviewer
flowerwell rochester ny dahlias
retroviewer cool vintage photo gift

Do you remember playing with ViewFinders when you were a kid? I definitely do. I had a bunch of them (they might still be somewhere in my parents' basement!) and used them all the time. So when Image3D reached out to me to make my own RetroViewer – their reel-viewer that you can customize yourself – I was struck by what an incredible idea it was. I was able to upload my own photos, customize with filters and text, and even choose the color of my RetroViewer.
create your retroviewer
Here's what the reel looks like when you're satisfied with your selections!
The process is SUPER easy and the shipping was surprisingly fast. The final product was even cuter than I anticipated! I included photos of my closest friends, but you could easily customize with photos of family members, coworkers, pets, your travels, and so much more. It's one of the coolest gift ideas I've seen in a while. If you're stumped on what to get someone for the holidays or an upcoming birthday, I think this is a truly unique way to show someone you care. Full disclosure: I did receive this product for free, but I seriously cannot say enough good things about it.

dahlia bouquet
retroviewer image3d
mint green bicycle vintage
mint green gingham dress
Outfit Details
Necklace: similar  ||  Flats: Aerosoles
Handkerchief: similar  ||  Bicycle: Huffy
Bouquet: Flowerwell
RetroViewer: c/o Image3D

retro girl with bicycle
pastel dahlia bouquet
vintage bicycle with flowers
gingham dress

Really, one of the things I love about blogging in general is that it grants me the ability to capture a lot of memories. Sometimes, I feel a lot of pressure to do that, which is hard when time seems to be moving so quickly. I finally went apple picking over the weekend and did a little bit of fall decorating, but I still need to get some mums and some pumpkins! Fall is a busy time of year anyway, but I'm also trying to get ready to go on my birthday vacation(!) at the end of the month. I forget if I mentioned this, but I'll be in Disney World for my 30th birthday! It's finally starting to sink in... and I have lots to do before we leave – like get all my Halloween posts ready and put together my outfits for the trip. It's fun stuff to take care of though, rather than stuff I'd dread, so that always helps. :)

pastel pink bouquet
vintage bike
Have a great start to your week!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Cherry Pies Ought To Be You

trashy diva seersucker apple tart dress
All photos by Emma Rizzo
It may be September, but fruit-picking season isn't quite over yet! Emma and I picked some peaches and nectarines yesterday morning (and took photos, of course)... which reminded me that I had yet to post these adorable pictures from when we went cherry-picking. As usual, I picked way more fruit than I could ever eat and enjoyed every single second of it. I know we'll be picking apples before too long. Until then, I'll be savoring all the stone fruit I can get my hands on.

trashy diva seersucker dress
cherry picking rochester ny schutts apple mill
seersucker dress

I probably won't be wearing much of this seersucker dress in the months to come, but it's definitely one of my favorite Trashy Diva dresses. I owned this in a smaller size but found it in one that's much more comfortable for my current frame. The bust needs a little bit of tailoring, since it feels a bit bare as is. But other than that, it's definitely one of my favorites for its simultaneous sexiness and sweetness.

cherry picking rochester ny
trashy diva apple tart
trashy diva dress
Outfit Details
Apple Tart Dress in Seersucker: Trashy Diva (similar here and here)
Boater hat: similar  ||  Cherry necklace: similar
White wedges: DSW

boater hat

Despite the weird occurrences from this past weekend (a trip to a hot air balloon festival with no balloons... a persistent migraine... and a short bout with food poisoning), this week is off to a pretty good start so far. The extra day off definitely did me good. Although I didn't actually do anything exciting on Labor Day, having the additional time to recharge was really needed. I'm always tempted to squeeze in as much as I possibly can on the weekends, but this made me realize that maybe I shouldn't do that all the time. Food for thought, I guess. I'll mull on that while I munch on one of the many peaches I now have in my kitchen...
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