Thursday, May 31, 2012
So I'm pretty excited to be participating in a great local event happening tomorrow night at Oshawa's very own Robert McLaughlin Gallery. I'll be helping to make these fancy feather hair pins with anyone who wants to Jazz up their locks! I'll be set up with some glue, feathers and vintage buttons. So bring your creativity, and your dancing shoes cause there will be live music too! For more info check out RMG's facebook event page. Hope to see you there!
Posted by Alessia at Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
It's funny. This is the second bathing suit I've featured on my blog. This is funny is because, well, I haven't worn a bathing suit in about four years, yet I still get excited when I find one and am frankly just happy to be prepared with cute swimwear if I ever had to be coaxed into going into the water.
I'm always on the lookout for great vintage suits, but I almost never come across them in the thrift store, so when I stumbled across this one and it's matching cover up at a yard sale, I was thrilled to say the least. And for $2 to boot!
I really love the graphics and the cut of this suit and it would look great paired with giant sunglasses and sandals. We'll be headed to California in less than a month so perhaps I'll pack this just in case.
I'm all about the one piece, and even if I did have the body for a two piece, I think I'd still still with full coverage. Do you have a preference? It seems that the one piece is making a comeback with so many great vintage inspired styles. What's you favourite suit of the moment?
Posted by Alessia at Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Summer weather brings out so much joy at our house. We've been busy in the garden, taking day trips to the country, visiting our favourite junk shops, taking time out to have fun as a couple and of course lots of thrifting! Hope your summer is unravelling as pleasantly as our is over here. Happy Weekend everyone!
Posted by Alessia at Friday, May 25, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I've mentioned before on here how bad I am at taking outfit photos especially when I have to take them of myself, but I really wanted to show you this dress, that I wish I had photographed before I cut it up and made it better. But you'll have to believe me when I tell you that this dress was none too flattering when I bought it for $7.99, and that I almost put it back on the rack...
When I bought the dress the weird half ascot tie and the long cuffed sleeves and mid calf length really threw me off, and I couldn't quite picture the dress any other way, but after a few snips in all the right places and a little hemming this quickly became on of my favourite dresses.
I decided to pack it on a recent work getaway, and wore it on a night out. I will admit I almost chickened out at the last minute and wore ho-hum pants, but then decided that I didn't care what anyone thought, pulled my shoulders back, and WORE the dress. Sometimes the risk pays off. I should really trust my gut more often and take more risks in general because usually my doubt looses and I'm sure we can all agree there is no better feeling than taking a risk and sticking the landing.
Unfortunately this grainy photo is all I have to show, and I really am kicking myself for not documenting the transformation, but I'm sure there will be plenty more thirfted dresses that are just waiting to be updated that I'll share with you. Until that time find something you'd love to wear but are to afraid to and wear it proudly!
Posted by Alessia at Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I know many of you don't live in my area, but for those who do (or for those who don't, and are still interested in what The Vintage Ramble is up to) I have a bunch of updates for you!
After a month away, The Vintage Ramble will be back at Isabella's for another pop-up shop! On May 26th from 12-4pm I'll be set up with many many new wonderful vintage finds, and with the warm weather approaching a vintage dress is a must have. So come get yours!
I am also very excited to announce that I will be at Oshawa's very own Robert McLaughlin Gallery for their June Friday event making feather hair pins! One of my favourite DIY's that I hope you too will enjoy making. It's a free event for all ages, so come out and enjoy some jazz and crafting!
I've also got a new thrift review out in this month's issue of Oshawhat Magazine. I am enjoying so much reviewing some of the great local thrift shops and discovering new spots while I'm at it. In April I had the privilege of meeting Michael Penney and reviewing his new Whitby shop, Penney and Co. If you haven't been yet, you MUST check it out. It's a really great shop with tons of design inspiration.
That's all for now. I've got a few other things up my vintage sleeves, so stay tuned for more news in the coming months.
Posted by Alessia at Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
It seems as though I've switched from spring wardrobe planning right into summer wardrobe planning within a matter of days.... Spring seemed to be a lot of colour for me, perhaps a subliminal message from somewhere that I needed to be cheered up--who knows, but I'm planning ahead and getting ready for the (real) hot weather Read: it's been unseasonably warm since March, and my closet and I have a very confusing relationship at the moment.
On my recent trips to the thrift store, I've set out with a plan to find a few key items that I hope to be sporting in the coming months. If your interested here is the working list:
Large silver hoop earrings
Boxy silk tops
As you can see from both my list and my picture I've been able to check off most of the items already!!! I'll admit it's been a good run this month at the thrift stores. My most exciting find was the jersey maxi skirt. That one was a long shot and I wasn't sure I'd find one, but it was one of the first things to be crossed off. I love when that happens!
What look will you be cultivating this summer? I'm curious, to know what is on your thrift list these days?
Posted by Alessia at Tuesday, May 08, 2012