Monday, October 22, 2018

Sunflower Power

sunflower fields
All photos by Emma Rizzo
I'm wrapping up my summertime posts with these amazing sunflower snaps that Emma captured. We had a truly magical experience at Frederick Farms back in August. This sunflower field is by far the biggest I've ever seen. We spent most of the afternoon there and then went back at golden hour. It was such a special day that I won't forget for a very long time. These are also among my favorite photos Emma has taken of me. I'm super lucky to have such a great friend and collaborator – and to have gotten a chance to see these amazing flower fields up close!

black white gingham dress
vixen by micheline pitt
frederick farms clifton springs sunflowers
micheline pitt gingham dress
sunflower fields rochester ny

This dress from Vixen by Micheline Pitt was perfect for a day in the country. I'm also debating whether I want to take it with me to Florida, since it's going to be hot and humid there (which is going to be pretty weird, considering temperatures have been in the 40s here). I'm working just a few days this week and then I'll be off to Disney World! Which reminds me... you'll definitely want to come back here on Wednesday. I've got something magical in store! :)

sunflower field blogger
gingham dress

black and white gingham dress
frederick farms
vixen by micheline pitt
Outfit Details
Bardot Beauty Dress in Black Gingham: Vixen by Micheline Pitt
Hat: similar  ||  Necklace: similar
Wedges: Toni Pons (similar)

sunflowers and gingham
Have a beautiful start to your week!

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!
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