Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Merry after Christmas and a Happy almost New Year in 13.5 hours!!! I hope all of you had a splendid Christmas! Well, it has definitely been a little longer than I had wanted to post these pictures, but here it is, my record player:)

By no means is it a very fancy record player, for it is the simplest you can find, but all that matters is that it plays records. I have definitely been getting in the routine of falling upon my records for music rather than the modern devices of an ipod or iTunes! The greatest party of all this, is that I haven't bought any records yet, but I have managed to excitingly inherit all of my parents old records that they thankfully kept all these years.

I was so excited when I found out that my mom had all of these Disney records because they are AMAZING!!!!!! They are totally retro because most of them are from the 60's which makes it even better, but to have Disney on records is beyond exciting.

In addition to the Disney records, my dad went rummaging in the storage sheds back in Thorndale over Christmas and found this amazing group of Classical records from all the famous composers. Once again, storage sheds are a treasure trove of great finds!! I must admit that these are the records I have been listening to most frequently, especially Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, which are my favorite classical pieces. 
Apart from these great records, since I inherited all of my parents collections you can imagine that I have some genres that are not all that popular in this day in age. Those range from old country to 80's records, and soundtracks from old movies I have never watched or intend to but honestly, some of them are not to bad:)

Now that I have a record player, I can just picture myself soon having a way to large collection of records, but who cares, they are better than a CD. Here I come Goodwill and Record stores!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy New Year!!!!!

A Mod Treasure

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hello dear readers! Well, I guess you can tell it is cold where; I mean it is FREEZING, RIGIDLY COLD!!! No, not really, in fact we have not had any weather below 60 for the past couple of weeks which is slightly depressing since there are what, nine days till Christmas. Apart from the somewhat dreary and unmagical weather we have been experiencing, you would have thought that with this Christmas break I would be posting all the time, however, here I am, posting only the second time since this semester ended. Evidently, my life is still busy during the holidays, and blogging still ends up getting put on the back burner. However, her is a post that I am excited about, all because of these MARVELOUS "Every Opportunity Pants" in Burgundy that just arrived from Modcloth!
Pants: Every Opportunity Pants from Modcloth; Sweater: Minnie's Menagerie; Necklace: Claire's (ages ago); Head Scarf: Home made
Don't you just love these pants!? I bought them a few weeks ago when Modcloth was having a sale on some of their fabulous pieces and I was fortunate enough to grab these for a great deal. I absolutely adore Modcloth, unfortunately, I only have bought three pieces from them since I can never bring myself to spend a large sum of money on one piece of clothing (though it would be well worth it) when I know I could save it for something else. Nevertheless, my three pieces from Modcloth are some of my favorite treasures (and I might just do a post sometime about them). If you happen to fall in love with these pants, you can hurry on over to Modcloth and grab them for yourself before they are gone http://www.modcloth.com/shop/pants/every-opportunity-pants-in-burgundy
Did I mention they are on SALE!!

While I had plans of taking some wonderful pictures to capture this ensemble today, time went by fast and the light quickly faded, forcing me to snap these pictures in my grandparents backyard. On top of the unplanned setting for the picture and the dark lighting, my camera many times refuses to take clear pictures on a self timer, so I guess I need to invest in a hand held shutter button. Still figuring out how to take good picture of myself, and you would think that with a good camera it would be a breeze, but sometimes cameras can have a mind of their own. 

Enough with my ramblings. However, I need to take about these pants! Okay, so you probably already established the fact that I love these pants, and that they are amazing, and perfect, and from Modcloth, and so on and so forth. Now, why are they amazing? I am a Huge fan of high waisted pants, buttons, and sailor styles, and these pants were perfectly a combination of all. The color is very unique but oddly matches a number of tops in my ever growing closet. Furthermore, they are of a nice flowy fabric, not to heavy and hot like other pants, which makes them versatile for every season. Secondly, I tend to wear styles form the 1940's most days and these pants were a perfect addition to my styles from that era. Oh, and did I mention that the back of the pants is actually elastic, so yes, they are very comfortable. 

Couldn't resist posting this edited pic!

I will say goodbye for now lovely readers; until next time and have a Very Merry Christmas!!

Christmas Is Almost Here

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hello lovely readers! So as I was preparing to go to bed I decided that I wanted to snap a few pictures of my Christmas tree and then I decided I might as well share the Christmas Cheer with all of you. One of our family traditions is for me, my brother, and my sister to all have miniature Christmas trees in our rooms. Oddly, my tree is purple, which is by no means my favorite color, but I don't mind the color so long as I have a touch of Christmas in my room to enjoy:)

Ever since I was a little girl, my tradition was decorating my own tree each year. I love getting out all of my tiny ornaments each year and reminiscing about how I came about them, or who gave them to me. 

This is one of my favorite ornaments on my tree. I have probably had this ballerina for over five years, and I actually first bought it at a dollar store. The reason this ornament is my favorite probably has to do with the fact that one, it is sparkly, and two, I have been a dancer off and on my whole life and ballerina's always bring that memory back.

I LOVE this ornament because it is a CUPCAKE!!! I am a slight cupcake fanatic. Okay, maybe more than slight:) Apparently I have over 30 cupcakes in my room, since my dear friends did me the favor of counting them all last time they were over. I love baking cupcakes, and eating them, and decorating them, and buying them, and I might as well admit I have OCD (Obsessive Cupcake Disorder).

I am not sure how long I have even had this ornament? I probably received it as a gift when I was very little, but I really love how unique it is. This ornament is a miniature porcelain angel doll, and reminds me so much of a vintage ornament. 

This snowflake ornament is a new addition this year. One of my friends made and painted snowflakes for me and a few other girls she invited to a Christmas dinner and we all got to pick our favorite to take home. This was my favorite, because it was the smallest, and I loved the colors!

Last, but not least, I cannot forget about the Candy Cane! While this is not an ornament in the original since, it is the most traditional Christmas Tree decoration that has been around for centuries. I love Candy Canes because they are so fun to eat and also because they are peppermint! Plus, I grew up with some of my favorite Christmas book's being about Candy Cane's and the Candy Cane story, which will always be a found memory I will cherish forever.

I hope all of you dear readers enjoy the Christmas Season and take time to reminisce about your favorite Christmas memories!

The Turkey Is Wearing Off

Friday, December 5, 2014

Adorable oxford inspired Ballet Flats from Payless.

Meet Georgia!!

Skirt- Forever21
Cardigan- Forever21

Just a little Ballet:)

               Well, Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is just around the corner, unfortunately the weather here in Texas is quite depressing, not having been anywhere below 60 degrees for the past couple weeks. I can’t wait for the nippy weather to finally arrive so that I can bundle up and enjoy the cold while some days dreading it at the same time. Finals for college are this next week, and while I should be studying right now, I needed a break to rest my brain, and write some wordsJ.

                These pictures were taken at Thanksgiving in Thorndale (where my dad grew up). While my whole ensemble is not at all authentically vintage, I picked up this lovely skirt and sky blue sweater whilst shopping with some dear friends for my birthday a few weekends ago. And while the colors of my outfit do not match my surroundings at all, I was so excited to capture some lovely pictures of the leaves around the house, because they just made me so happy.

                Thanksgiving was great as always!! And of course my mom, sister, and I went on our traditional Black Friday shopping spree! While some people start at 12:00am, we don’t get on the road until around 6:00, and usually shop till 1:00. We found some great bargains as always, and I am so happy to have picked up a record player for my Christmas present!!!! Well, I hope all of you lovely readers have a wonderful Christmas season and enjoy the weather wherever you are!