Monday, April 28, 2008

!!!!

I swear, it's so easy for me to turn into a slug, and I by this I mean .. I end up with absolutely no motivation for anything. But, the ever so lovely Rhiannon of Liebemarlene Vintage always, always seems to have a knack for keeping me inspired! That girl, I don't even know where to start...! Whether it's her perfectly pieced outfits, her ebay store (I swear, I always want everything she lists for sale!) or her blog (one of my favorites) ... this girl doesn't stop! She always seems to have something new up her sleeve and is definitely living the dream life - living in the charm of the South and filling her days with trips to the thrift store for beautiful vintage pieces to sell online. I really only wish that we lived closer to each other because I would love to run around the city with her!

I asked Rhiannon to do a swap a long, long while ago - and I'm soo happy we did! It was so much fun shopping for her and I couldn't be more happy with everything she sent! And you know, I really don't know how she did it, but everything she sent fits so well!!!!

I have this lovely little summer outfit I put together around the perfect blouse she sent... which, I think she must have read my mind, because I've been on the hunt for something just like this! It reminds me of something Libby would wear in Carnivale. (yes, cheesy HBO show - but with the most perfect costume/set design) Oh, and the little bracelet resting on the bag is so precious with little bananas hanging off the chain!



And then there's the lovely little embroidery, which really goes quite nicely with the others!


I put this skirt on immediately! It fits so, so perfectly, and I can't wait to wear it to work tomorrow. And let me just say, that these poor shoes were in a rough state before I received the package. You see, the bows on them fell off a while ago and I thought that the things were put into their box for good... however, Rhiannon enclosed these white bow shoe clips that fixed the situation perfectly!!!!



My boyfriend suggested I write one of those silly little name poems to say thanks.. you know the kind you do in grade school where you spell the name out and put an adjective next to each letter.... I will have to think of just the right adjectives and enclose it in the second box I'm sending since I forgot a few things, and found a few more!

In the mean time.... Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

14 comments:

Melanie said...

wow, i am in love with your summer outfit. that blouse is the perfect color!!

Rhiannon said...

Aww, I'm so glad you liked it!! It was so fun shopping for you . . . . Also the skirt was something I had for a few years, only it was too tiny for me and it was too pretty to sell. Oh, and if we're ever in the same city we must go vintage shopping for sure! :)

PS--I love your new banner!!

Virginia Blue said...

HI! I recently wrote about you on my new blog! Im hoping to get connected to some of you great ladies out here.

anja louise verdugo said...

Oh, I hadn't realized that you started writing in here! I'm glad I found it again. I love seeing both sides of the swap you & Rhiannon did, such great stuff!

Natalie said...

i love the summer blouse! how DOES
rhiannon do it? (and you too!)

soph n terr said...

I love the idea of this little swap you did! it's so fun to see everyone connecting in the blogging world and sharing all their lovely items. especially when it's you two perfect ladies.
very very cute ... everything.

Sarah said...

very lucky! I was reading that Rhiannon said something she got from you was from Cafe Society, and I was like, wait, THE Cafe Society? How many amazing vintage shops called Cafe Society could there be in the country...

so I had to check out your blog, and lo and behold it looks as if you're from Boston too! I found the perfect colorful 60's shift dress at Cafe Society last week that I thought was ideal for prom, but then it turned out it was on hold for someone and I was heartbroken. I love your blog!

Kennedy said...

That pencil skirt does fit you perfectly and that length is hard to pull off (in my opinion anyways). I'm glad you started this because I'm always so intensely inspired by your outfits.

green tea in teacups said...

You have a lovely blog! I found yours through liebemarlene vintage. I think this whole idea is so cute!

Super Kawaii Mama said...

wonderful post. what a great collection. I particularly love the photo of you in your new skirt. It looks like you have quite the talent for decorating too!

AlicePleasance said...

The summer outfit is so great and you're right about Carnivale...great costume set!

Effie said...

thanks so much everyone, and yes - that swap was definitely one of the best ideas ever!

Effie said...

PS Sarah! Yay for Boston Land!!!! I'm so sorry about the dress at Cafe Society, it sounds insanely lovely - I hope you found something equally as nice though!

Emily Rose said...

who, long time ago! lookin back on your old posts, your so cute! and i have a whole set of six of those little embroidery things, just like that one! they hang in my bathroom, you can kind of see them in the hairstyle tutorials i just posted on my blog.

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