July 31, 2014
When you start your morning with a leisurely breakfast and the perfect vanilla latte, you're destined to find the perfect... Vintage Find
And just like that I found one of my new favorite vintage stores, Grape in the Shade!
Incredible selection of hats!
Look at the beautiful merchandising
Fantastic selection of costume jewelry
I made friends with one of the customers in the store. We even exchanged digits!
With JoAnna Lombardi, owner, in her amazing turban with my special purchase. You know it's a great find when you buy it even when you're pregnant and cannot wear it until next season!
Up close of my dress purchase. Looks so similar to a recent Oscar de la Renta dress I saw.
1960's Emerald City clip-ons that we made into real earrings.
It’s no wonder that Grape in the Shade was voted best vintage shop in Connecticut in 2011 and 2012 by Connecticut Magazine (As an aside - there must be a rule against winning three times in a row or something because this places is amazing). The store is located in Washington Depot, Ct. Take your pick from Givenchy, Schiapparelli, Christian Dior, Valentino and many more incredible designers. It truly is a treasure.
July 24, 2014
In the summer especially when you're preggers I find you get hot/cold/hot/cold etc. Here are some of My Tips for taking your favorite summer scarf and making it quickly into a cocoon shawl. Enjoy!
1st step: Pull your scarf apart like below so it is a big piece of fabric
2nd step: Tie both ends of your scarf together
3rd step: Slip your hands in the area where you tied your ends together
4th step: Enjoy your new shawl and the beauty around you