Just two days to go until we launch the amazing limited edition dresses…
A little something cute to start your day :) How precious is he??
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This week’s style file is our one of our adorable associate buyers. I was attracted toward her style because of its effortlessness. Emanating from her attitude and seeping into her style, she walks around exuding an aura that’s casual and full of happiness. It’s never over the top, but always perfectly put together and relaxed. From a rolled up cuff, to a stellar combination of delicate and funky jewelry, it’s evident that there’s a good eye at work here.
She’s a pro at rocking the Joe Lace Up Over the Knee Boot proving that there are so many ways to wear them and that they always look great.
These Karen Walker sunnies are so Audrey Hepburn. The tortoise is amazing!
Free People’s Zodiac Cuff! I’m thinking this may be a great gift for the holidays.
A beautiful batch of facebook fan photos rocking some great looks for Fall!
Taking a leap in the embroidered mesh crop top (love the new colors of this!)
The pretty vintage lace long sleeve dress.
Lastly, I love this photo and its endless summer vibe :)
It was a cheerful time – the war was over, the bad guys were gone, and America truly was the world’s last best hope. Corn on the cob and apple pie. Drive-in movies and long summer nights. High school heroes and soda-fountain romance. And that exciting, exciting new music, coming up north from somewhere down south.
When I think of the 50s I think of a period of change. I imagine a world of color emerging from black and white… young people opening up their eyes to new music, new fashion and new ideas that their parents would have shunned. Icons like Marylin Monroe and Audrey Hepburn taught girls to embrace their individuality and personal style and bad boys like Marlon Brando and James Dean replaced the clean-cut ideal. It was a time of awakening and transition from the rigid 40s to the free-spirited 60s.
Pictured, clockwise from top left:
Drive-in Movie Theaters were a popular hangout in the 50s
A 1950s Ford Thunderbird
1950s juke box – have you seen our Vintage Loves Wurlitzer?!
Elvis Presley helped popularize the new blues-infused rock ‘n’ roll of the 50s
A 1950s scene
Elsa Hosk in our Holiday Catalog
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“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”
- Vincent Van Gogh
You guys may have seen this by now… but it’s too good not to share.
I’ve heard varying opinions, and I’m curious: really funny or really mean?
I love crock pots. There’s something magical about them. It’s like the modern day witch’s cauldron that you throw a bunch of stuff into, and poof, it turns into a delicious meal. It’s great for when I’m feeling lazy, or just plain don’t have the time to prep dinners all week. I’ll put together a concoction, turn the temperature to low, and go to bed for the night. When I wake up in the morning I’ll put aside enough for lunch. Then stick about half of the remains into the freezer, the other half in the fridge, and I’m set for a go-to healthy meal all week.
This Four Bean Soup recipe as is, is definitely not for wimps. The spice is strong, but burn is good. If you’re not into it, leave out the jalapeno peppers, or cut down on the amount of red pepper. You can also try removing the jalapeno pepper seeds before you add them into the pot as this is where they contain most of their spice. However you like it, it’s simple, good for you, and will make your week much more convenient. Here’s how to make it:
1 Can Kidney Beans
1 Can Cannellini Beans
1 Can Black Beans
1 Can Pinto Beans
1 28oz Can of Whole Peeled Tomatoes
4 Cups of Vegetable Broth
2 Celery Stalks
1 Red Onion
2 Jalapeno Peppers
1 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 Tbsp Cumin
1 Tsp Turmeric
1 Tsp Salt
3 Garlic Cloves
Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
Drain and toss all of your beans into the crock pot.
Pour in tomatoes and then cut each one into smaller pieces.
Peel and chop carrots
Peel and slice onion
Chop celery, jalapenos, and garlic
Throw all chopped ingredients into the crock pot along with vegetable broth and seasonings. Stir
Turn crock pot to “low” if you’d like the soup to cook for 6-8 hours. If you want you want to speed the process up to 3-4 hours, you can turn it to “high.”
Turn off and you’re done!
DO: Embrace your “youness”
Some people seem to have it down pat. They are who they are with no inhibitions. Others don’t come by it as easily. I surely used to be more of the latter type when it came to letting myself just be. I held back and as a result, at times felt like there were few or no people who could understand me. After going through life-changing stages – living in a foreign country, heading off to college, entering the real world – one of the most important things I’ve learned is to not hold back. One of the best way to make friends is to let your colors show – insecurities and all. It gives people something to connect with you over, and something to like about you. It’s not so bad to stick out for being different. A lot of the time, that’s what people like about you. Who likes their best friend because they’re exactly like everybody else? Nobody. You like your best friend because of the stupid jokes they tell you when you’re sad, or the funny way they laugh everytime they’re embarrassed. Defining characteristics and mannerisms are what make you you. Embrace it. Embrace your youness, and travel through this world more comfortable and confident.
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If I had a time machine I would go back to the Birth of Bohemian Paris Just like Gil (Owen Wilson) did in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.
Reeling from the folly of World War I, Paris was the centre of the artistic universe then. Bohemians were exquisite and romantic – it was an elegant soiree, with artists and writers holding a passion that was so intense it created magic. 1920’s Paris is my era of love. I would trade anything to go back and spend some time with Surrealists in Montparnasse!
Who wants to come?