On the hunt for some sneakers to carry you through this spring a summer? Something classic that has a little edge? Check out these online exclusive Keds designed to celebrate a century of shoes. I love the oxford inspired detailing that makes these a tad fancier than your average Ked. I personally love the olive, but the white is great too. To top it off, in true Keds fashion, they are affordable! Only $50 a pair!
From Owl Gardens on Flickr.
I recently came across and bunch of vintage glass baby bottles and found myself drawn to them for some reason. Perhaps it was the increments of measurement in red. Regardless, I took them home and right now I have one on my table filled with daffodils from Jared’s mom’s garden. It’s adorable and is just the right size for a hand cut garden bouquet. It makes me wish I had a baby shower coming up. I think these would be the perfect vase for fresh flowers in a nursery.
It’s stormy and cold outside again today and whole chickens were on sale at the local grocery so I figured it was high time I roasted a chicken. I think I’ll be modifying this herb roasted chicken recipe from the wonderful Pioneer Woman Cooks and stuffing it with a lemon and garlic and using some lemon pepper on the outside. I think I might serve it with potatoes but I haven’t quite decided yet.
Light permitting I will to post some pictures tomorrow and will most certainly let you know how it goes. Also bookmarking her recipe for petite vanilla bean scones for a later date when I’m feeling adventurous.
I love new takes on old classics. As I’m writing I’m currently wearing my Lamixx asymmetrical halter in vintage red that I recently purchased from Jacqueline Rose’s beautiful etsy shop. It’s a unique twist on the classic halter. The back is incredibly flattering and the fabric is soft, comfortable and washes well. It looks adorable tucked into a high-waisted skirt of untucked with a pair of shorts or skinny jeans to show off the curved bottom on the back (reminiscent of your favorites vintage baseball tee). Most certainly a staple in my summer wardrobe this year.
She also has other beautifully made basics in her shop like white v-necks, black leggings and slouchy sweatshirts (that don’t look dumpy). All are made of beautiful fabrics, have interesting lines, a beautiful fit and handmade right here in the US.
Took a lovely afternoon walk with Logan yesterday around 3:00. It was so lovely and warm. I was actually able to wear a tank and feel sun on my shoulders for the first time this season! All the trees and bushes are in full bloom right now. There were so many gorgeous pinks, whites, yellows and spring greens.
I wore my new “jeggings” (see trend test drive post), a sailor striped appliquè tank and my new Lux Coronette owl talon necklace. My hair was still a little wet from the shower and I let it air dry in the sun.
I’m so glad the weather is finally turning. I hear we’re supposed to have a couple days of thunder storms soon, but even that is better than snow (rain I can handle, I grew up in Oregon for goodness sake). We need to find some cute vintage deck furniture for our tiny front porch. Off to check craigs list!
- Wood Herb Planter from Andrew’s Reclaimed in etsy.com – $25.00
- Succulents from Succulents Galore on etsy.com – Vary in price from $4.50 and up
- Garden Juniper Doormat from Wrapables – $24.95
For special occasions I would probably put up some bunting in shades of green and put a festive vintage tablecloth on the table. I have the most perfect little vintage 1970’s goblets in green glass that would look so lovely on the table as well.
We have a tiny little front porch on our apartment and since the weather is getting nicer we wanted to find a little dining set so we could have dinners outside, sit and read or just hang out with a drink. I found this bistro set from Target online that I think would be perfect! Compact, easy to fold and store or move, on SALE and has some pop (and a cute perforated design in the enameled metal top!).
So, how would you accessorize it? What plants, lanterns, etc? I’ll show you my picks later.
If you know me at all you know my favorite shoe brand is Seychelles. They fit my feet, are comfortable, cute as can be and they are typically around $100 full price so when they go on sale they are totally affordable. I spent my morning oogling their sunny summer yellows and having total shoe-lust. Here are my picks.
Above is the Rita in Vacchetta currently at $99. Zappos
Trip the Light Fantastic is gorgeous in yellow (shown) or Taupe. Zappos
Lastly, Veronica in Light Grey is so mellow and warm with her gold accents (not to mention on sale at $76.58!). Zappos