Vintage Finds Vol. 2

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 favoritvintage storesGrape 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.

Go for the Gold!

July 29, 2014
For all the entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs out there remember to always go for the GOLD!

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photo credits: pinterest


DIY your summer scarf into a shawl!

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