Monday, November 16, 2009

vintage belts and boots of the past

Here's a few pictures of what I've been wearing lately:

I found the belt in a cute vintage shop in New York with my family. My mom found an equally great and totally different belt - we plan to trade when we visit so I'll post that eventually too.

This is blurred a bit to hide the odd backdrop of coats and pictures in my living room...

You can't tell too much in the picture, but those boots have seen much better days. The toes are no longer black because the suede rubbed off and there are rips and tears. Since the photo, they have been replace with a new, leather (more New England weather-proof) version!

and a little Monday morning present: I stumbled on Market Publique, a vintage auction site yesterday - no purchases yet, but lots of fun to browse.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I just stumbled across this beautiful blog and shop:

The shop is here and these are my favorites:

The blog is here

In other thoughts, I had a craving for homemade chocolate chip cookies this week that could only be satisfied by the best of the best Nestle Tollhouse recipe, made from scratch of course. We even made them "old fashioned style" because I don't own a mixer, hahaha. Here's a google images picture to tempt your taste buds a bit more:

three tips if you decide to make some of your own:
1. they really must be homemade from scratch and you cannot cut the butter. you can, however, you 1/2 wheat flour and it will not be the slightest bit noticeable (as my friends if you doubt me).
2. do not use salt, cookies are supposed to be sweet (and that's how my mommy does it).
3. the recipe calls for nuts, but that would be a chocolate nut cookie. I prefer classic chocolate chip.

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

i really do love new york

A few weeks ago, I went to New York City with my parents to visit my sister and some other family. My sister is pretty much my favorite person and NYC is obviously wonderful. Needless too say, it was fun and lots of pretty things were photographed.

Ready to go!

going out for a nice Italian dinner with family on Friday night (this was also for the black & white weardrobe contest)

My sister and my mom at a wonderful spice booth at a street fair. My sister's (left) hat and purse are great!

the spice and tea booth:

Daddy's new shoes!

Ready for dinner out Saturday night with a new vintage belt:

Finally, Insomnia cookies at 1am, what could be better after a day in the city?