Monday, January 11, 2010

The start of the new year has been mostly quiet - cooking more then I did in 2008 and watching more movies than 2008 and 2009 combined. Besides that I've mostly been busy hand washing dresses, little mendings here and there and well the general workings of 1 3 8 5. My boyfriend showed me how to add a little twitter badge to my side bar that will be very helpful for finding out about shop updates! and there's also a link to add shop updates to your RSS Readers! Next order of business, making an icon for my blog that shows up instead of the blogger one by the url bar!

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Here's a not so exciting look into a typical day in the life of:

step into my office

Clothes, coffee, computer, and the stupid curtains I have to yank back to get enough light in here to take pictures.

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That dress I'm wearing is a really nice old cotton slip I found at the flea a few weeks ago. I've been really drawn to dressing in brown, black, and cream. It's now at that point in the year when I look to old Lyell collections and street style photos of their pretty shop girls for inspiration.

1.07.10

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I've also noticed most of my home item purchases have been some sort of floral pattern. Add this 1940s garden box to the pile...

best box

40s floral box

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An army of white slips from my grandmother's attic. I fished these out of a huge box of slips and pajamas last time I was there. I finally just got them a few weeks ago as my mum so kindly washed them for me and sent them away in another box filled with my forgotten treasures. There's one cotton/eyelet slip in particular that I really love.

slips

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That box from my mum included these pillow cases! I have a few weaknesses, well maybe more than a few. But old pillow cases are definitely one of them!

cases

cases

cases

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I'm trying to get better at picking up after myself. I'm notorious for leaving a trail of things around, everywhere I go. Sometimes the little trails are nice, like this one. Most of the time they're just lazy, sloppy things. I was doing so well last week but the apartment has since fallen back into chaos!

the things i leave around


There's more work to be done today and tomorrow for a shop update with dresses/blouses! And then Alice is getting in for an entire week on Wednesday! The two of us are running off to Northern lands come Friday and I'm so, so, so, so, so, so excited I can't even begin to explain!!!!

38 comments:

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

That floral purse with the chain handle is beautiful! Annie.

Rosie said...

Your blog is such a treat for the eyes! Those denim shorts are fantastico!

Meg said...

What gorgeous pieces! I'm a real sucker for old pillowcases too, but I tend to cut them up and sew them into something I can wear :) Meanwhile, don't feel too bad at picking up after yourself... it's something most of us (read, me) will never get the hang of!

Fabiola "Fab" said...

oh my goodness!!! such loveliness!! love your style & blog! you're a great writer as well.

kiss kiss

Love_Again said...

lovely florals! 2010: lots of cooking and movies - perfect!

Sophia said...

Those are some pretty fantastic boots - they seem like they'd transform you into a working person from the 30s/40s which would be really awesome.
Pulling back the curtains is worth it, the light that comes in is gorgeous! I love your blog :)

itsdress-uptime.blogspot.com

kristyfruition said...

I love that purse!

The Cat and The Cow said...

Oh my, I love that flower box!!! And what sweet pillow cases. It is such a blessing that you have been able to hold on to some of your grandmothers things. My grandmother had such amazing style and I wish I had some of her old pieces! :)

The Body Electric said...

Goodness gracious I just can't get over the level of perfection your new couch is hitting!

It's a peach!

Casey said...

I adore this post! :) Especially your comment about leaving a little trail behind you as you go through your day. That made me smile because I do the exact same thing (until the clutter monster takes over and it's time for a Big Clean Up! lol). ;)

I'm so jealous of all those beautiful slips! I've been on the hunt lately for either a cotton slip, or a vintage pattern I like, as I think they'd be the best addition to my spring wardrobe for cute dresses. :)

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

Panna Lola said...

Love Your shoes <3
and Your romantic style<3

Meaghan Kelly said...

your weaknesses make for the prettiest photos! those pillow cases are lovely! if you ever do get your passport and come to Montreal there's a place I absolutely must take you that has an entire room reserved for vintage lace and linens. I think you would love it!

Electro Geisha said...

i love love love the first photo:) wow. all of them are great, but the first one, really amazed me.

Isabel said...

The tapestry purse is amazing. Hope 2010 is a great year!

Suzy said...

Where where where are those denim shorts from? So Amazing!

twila said...

I would love to spend the day rummaging through your adorable things!

dani said...

Yay! Now i can follow you on twitter!

your house looks majorly organized... i'm so jealous. mine looks like a hurricane hit.

Amanda said...

I love all these pictures. Your home looks so sweet!

The Greedy Seagull said...

Well snails do leave trails =) Your pictures always make me so happy. Looks like you grandma had equally good taste.

emma wallace said...

Ah, those pillowcases are exquisite. And the slips are so dreamy.

iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

Penelope Nightingale said...

Oh goodness, I love love love your needlepoint purse! Your whole outfit is just absolutely perfect! You take such beautiful photos and stumble upon the most lovely things imaginable!

Sorry for the excessive !'ing..(!)

AndiPants said...

It all looks so cozy!

esme and the lane way said...

What gorgeous pics of gorgeous things! I loooove old pillow cases (and table cloths) too.

M. said...

ah I love all these pictures and everything in it! your blog is so cute

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

valerie said...

those pillow cases are divine! i could see why they're your favorite. all of this stuff was your grandmother's? what a stash!

liz said...

your apartment is so incredibly beautiful and girly. Your couch reminds me of the one that is waiting at my parents house, victorian and floral ( it's not in my apartment because it wouldn't fit through the door! : (

Jay said...

Your grandmother's attic has begun to take on a fantastical quality for me. It's like one of those magical objects in fairy tales, that produces limitless wine and feasts--or, in your case, beautiful clothes and trinkets!

kate maggie said...

this is too much goodness for me. i love your blog!

Ann said...

Ohhhhh my grandma had a bunch of those old embroidered pillowcases! They were on the pillows in the guest bedroom. Mmmm, warm happy grandma memories.
P.S. funny how your "chaos" is so lovely!

Lacey Starr said...

I'm still obsessed with getting glimpses of your home!

Pinkrain - Mafalda Laezza said...

Hi! I nominated you for a Sunshine blog award. See the post here :
http://pinkraindesign.blogspot.com/2010/01/sunshine-blog-award.html

VintageGoa said...

You are Amazing!
Keep on flying beautiful girl:)

erin / atlantictreefox said...

those shorts & that lamp by your couch are where it's at!

G&M said...

great bag!

Miss Woody said...

wonderful photos!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your whimsical style and love the dress I ordered from your shop! The little deadstock "extras" were adorable. Keep up the good work...

The dandy cowboys said...

You are georgious. I love all that you have, it's fabulous. So beautiful.. (I am french, so sorry for my -bad- english..)

Kelsey Louise said...

i can very much relate to this all! enjoy your blog very much. i'm a tad late reading this, but happy new year in 2011.

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