Tuesday, December 31, 2013

vintage new year's eve

new year's eve, 1950's, new york city

Here I am again, on the last day of 2013.  I definitely did not mean to take a month long break, but that seems to be my MO when it comes to blogging.  It's been an interesting year, with lots of ups and downs, but I'm glad that I started blogging and selling vintage again. I'm going into 2014 with an open mind and determination to turn my business into something great. I know I really need to be more organized next year and I've already started working on that. I'm not an organized person by nature, so this has always been a challenge for me.

While new year's can be a depressing holiday, it's always been kind of exciting for me at the same time. It feels like a new start, a new year full of possibilities. Here are some photos of new year's eves past to get you in the mood.

Here's to a great 2014! Cheers!

 new year's eve, c. 1920

new year's eve, c. 1963, new york city 

new year's eve at studio 54, c. 1978, new york city 

 new year's eve, c. 1943, new york city

new year's eve, c. 1946

 new year's eve, c. 1942, philadelphia

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

self portraiture

About a year ago, I did a series of self portraits inspired by Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


I definitely have more winter coats than any one person should have. I sold about 5 last winter and I still have at least 4 or 5 in my closet. This is way more than I should have, but, the way I see it is that, during the winter, most people only see your coat, so you really should own more than one. You wouldn't just wear just one dress all summer. Also, since I've gotten all of them (expect for one that was a gift) secondhand, it didn't really break the bank. 

This coat is Urban Outfitters. I found it at Greene Street Consignment last winter. It's one of my favorites. The faux fur collar makes me feel sophisticated (which I'm certainly not) and reminds me of cool 60's coats like this one.  I haven't had much luck finding vintage coats that aren't $1,000,000, so I'll stick to vintage style for now. 

On a side note, I also thrifted these Jeffery Campbell oxfords, in my size for $7.99! Thank you Goodwill!

coat: UO via Greene Street Consignment  |  Dress: Dolce Vita via Crossroads Trading Co.  |  Belt: Greene Street Consignment  |  necklace: Greene Street Consignment  |  Sweater: J Crew via Greene Street Consignment  |  Shoes: Jeffery Campbell via Goodwill

Monday, December 2, 2013

mixtape monday

I haven't done one of these in awhile. Here's a little mixtape for your wild nights (not really.).

cyber monday sale!

The Aspen Tree is having another sale! 15% off everything for cyber monday. Today only. Check it out!