my closet DOES NOT look like this. but i'll be damned if it hasn't come very, very close in the last year. i've written a couple times about my urge to simplify my wardrobe, and since then i've achieved power seller status on ebay... not a coincidence! i'm always going to love fun, beautiful clothing, and i'm a collector by nature. i'm just finally at a place where i don't have (or want) to keep everything forever and always! it feels nice. with that, i present to you another online yard sale of sorts HERE. and honestly, you might want to bookmark that link because i'm not done yet, baby.
i recently realized that i opened my etsy vintage shop six years ago this month! in the beginning it was solely to sell dresses from my overgrown personal collection, and through the years it transformed into much more than that. the vintage hunt will always be among my favorite hobbies, and this summer i'd like to change the direction of my shop a bit. with that in mind, i'm doing a massive liquidation of current stock.
everything is 50% off with code SPRINGCLEAN at checkout. a couple savvy gals caught wind of this before i announced it and bought a bunch of stuff already today! (my kind of shoppers.) there are a lots of cute spring tops and dresses, but plenty of winter stuff too if you've still got snow on the ground where you are. i ship worldwide! visit my vintage shop here.
a few years ago i adopted the mantra JANUARY NEEDS MORE PARTIES. i might be a floridian but i certainly feel the same kinds of january blues housebound snow bunnies do this time each year. the holidays are over, work (or school) is back with a vengeance, and the sun's down before you get home from the daily grind. i definitely get it. this month is 2/3 over and while there's been little room for parties, it hasn't been terrible! sure, i was on three different prescriptions for that grizzly cold for most of it, and yeah, i did speed mark to the ER for six stitches after a wine glass exploded in his hand last monday night, but! otherwise it's been pretty good, really.
mark and i have collectively enjoyed our christmas gifts to each other. he received a new record player (finally), i was completely surprised by a fancy nespresso machine that i have no clue how to work, and we've been sipping lattes and listening to old america records like chilled-out champs while we nursed our respective ailments. i've finally slowed down enough to begin the most of nora ephron which is such a treasure of a book:the exact sort of book that belongs on your bookshelf, not your kindle. we've also made a serious dent in the inevitable downsize that's looming on our horizon, which always feels good and oh so productive. if you know anyone who's in the market for a mint condition 1981 galaga arcade game, we've got one to sell...
party on, i say. even if, especially if, your party's of the kickin' back variety.
hello! i've been back from my dc vacation for- what's today?- 15 days, and getting around to writing a little recap and sharing photos has seemed like the most daunting task, but finally, here i am! (disenchantment with blogging. blogs in general? you know.)
so our trip was fabulous. it was cold enough by our standards (high 30s to mid 40s) that we felt like we let some winter into our holiday season, but still nice enough to spend most of our time outdoors on foot. we saw and did so much, and ate so so well. there were wreaths with red velvet bows on every brownstone and church in the city, and wandering all the fantastic neighborhoods still humming of christmas made me so happy. we stayed at the perfectly located jefferson hotel which wound up being a gorgeous and cozy respite for the evenings my long-lasting cough and cold kicked my tourist ass.
beyond the requisite smithsonian crawl and visits to every monument's christmas tree, this trip had many highlights. laughably, the first night there we canceled our reservation at the city's top-rated restaurant- a gourmet indian hot spot- only to end up wandering into a different (better? more our speed) hole-in-the-wall indian place while on a late night cold med run. for christmas mark surprised me with tickets to see washington ballet's nutcracker at warner theatre, and oh it was such a whimsical and pretty production (and venue!)- definitely among my top two favorite memories from our time in dc. the other was our meal at le diplomate, a french restaurant that we cabbed over to after the most fun evening at the national zoo's holiday light display, zoolights. best of all, my parents and brother were able to come up and meet us for a bit! we happily accepted their offer of car excursions to the national aquarium in baltimore and the air & space museum's remote udvar-hazy center (which mark LOVED).
dc has always been my favorite american city and this trip only reaffirmed that for me. there is just so much history, beauty, and flavor to take in. we did SO MUCH in the five days we were there, and still couldn't check everything off our list. next time! thanks to mark for accompanying me on a another lovely and super fun vacation. ❤