Thursday, September 8, 2011

See you later!

Just a reminder that I will only be posting to www.vintageaplomb.com and I will no longer be updating this blog.  If you wish to receive my new posts, you'll need to subscribe to www.vintageaplomb.com either via RSS or Bloglovin'.  If you only follow this website you will no longer receive news of the latest posts.  If you haven't seen the new site yet, please feel free to head on over and check it out!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

New Website!


Hi everyone! I alluded to this earlier, but now I'm actually ready to share with you the changes I've made to my blog.  (Well, to be honest Dan made the changes.)  With his help, I'm now ready to launch my new website: www.vintageaplomb.com.  My new blog is a Wordpress, and so far I like it much better than Blogger.  Head on over for a new post, and if you wish to continue (or begin) following me, you'll need to follow the new site either through RSS or Bloglovin'. If you're following this blog you will no longer receive my most recent posts.  Thank you for your support!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cleveland: Part II



As promised, here are the rest of my photos from my trip to Cleveland.  Before we left, I visited this little vintage shop that I found online while my dad got breakfast.  The Cleveland Shop was chock-full of beautiful vintage tops, skirts, dress, coats, and accessories.  We don't have any shops like this where I live, so this was quite the treat! I ended up getting two 1960's peter pan collared blouses and a little 1960's denim dress that I just adore! I will be sure to share photos very soon!


Photos by DAD!

Striped top: Thrifted
Accordion pleated skirt: Sassy Peacock Consignment
Shoes: Born

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cleveland: Part 1






This past weekend, my father and I traveled to Cleveland to see the sights.  Every summer since I graduated from high school we've gone on a father-daughter trip, and this was the sixth one! So far we've been to Toronto three times, Washington D. C. twice, and now Cleveland.  We stayed at a hotel right in the middle of everything downtown, which was so much fun because we were able to walk to almost everything!  

Our first evening there, we caught the second half of an Indians game and had dinner at a little Italian restaurant down the street from the hotel.  We could've walked to the game, but instead we rode in one of those little bicycle-powered carts, and the man that drove us recommended this great little diner to us that we got lunch in the next day.

These pictures are all from our second day there.  The two photos directly above are from the set of The Avengers, which was filming down the street from us.  The pictures below were all taken on East 4th Street, which was a very lovely street complete with twinkle lights strung from the roofs.  More photos to come!





Photos by DAD!

Jeans Jacket: Talbots
Dress: J Crew Outlet
Shoes: Born
Necklace: Borrowed from Mom

Thursday, August 11, 2011

an overcast day





Dan's parents are fortunate enough to have a really cool swap in their back yard.  One time, a beaver made a dam back there and they had a little lake going, but now it's mostly marshiness.  Speaking of marshes, there is a real estate agent in our area named Marsha Marsh, which always makes me giggle.  I just had to share.

I'm not sure if you can tell very well from these pictures, but my skirt has tiny yellow and navy sailboats all over it, and as soon as I saw it I knew it had to be mine.  My nautical obsession is starting to get a bit out of control, but I'm choosing to embrace it.






Photos by Dan.

Tank: Banana Republic Outlet
Sandals: Salt Water Sandals
Hat: Target
Sunglasses: Ray Ban Wayfarers

Tour of the Doucette House




As mentioned in my last post, my mother and I attended a Blueberry Social at the Doucette House in Edinboro on Sunday.  As promised, here are a few photos from the tour we took of the house.  This weekend my father and I are going to Cleveland for our annual Father Daughter Weekend, and I'll be taking the camera along for sure! The tradition first started the summer after I graduated from high school as a way for us to spend some nice quality time together.  So far we've been to Toronto three times (love it!) and Washington D. C. once.  This year we're keeping it a little closer to home, and it should be a lot of fun.





Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Blueberry Social






I had seen signs for the Edinboro Historical Society's Blueberry Social all over town, and I knew as soon as I laid eyes upon the first sign that I would be in attendance.  This Sunday, after church, my mom and I stopped by the Doucette House (pictured here buried in snow) to get a tour and enjoy a delicious blueberry cobbler.  I'll share the pictures of the Doucette House with you tomorrow, but today I thought I'd just focus on my outfit.  

This dress is my first 1960's dress that I own, and I am absolutely smitten! It's made of a lightweight, breezy fabric, which was perfect since it was in the high 80's and humid as we were touring an 150 year old house that obviously was not air conditioned.  I love the collar of the dress and the accordion pleats, but I think that my favorite details are the buttons up the back.  To cinch the waist, I added a belt that I picked up for a few bucks at the mall from Papaya.  I purchased this adorable piece from the lovely Maria of Custard Heart Vintage, and I would definitely recommend her Etsy shop.  My dress came in pristine condition, the shipping was very quick, and it was packaged very nicely.  If you hurry over to her shop, she's having a sale through tomorrow of 20% off everything! 

Photos by mom.

Dress: Custard Heart Vintage 
Vintage Dooney & Burke: Gift from Dan
Tan wedge heels: Liz Claiborne