Thursday, 25 April 2013

More sea glass things

Still finding new and different ways to stick sea glass to stuff. Weeeee



Ring with amber glass and copper Sharpie



Just some glass I drew on, and stuck to a barrette



Stud earrings with turquoise and pearls



Three barrettes, all gussied up with metallic Sharpie. The bottom one is also painted pale blue, but you can't tell in this photo...


Green and amber glass studded ring



Amber and gold ring



Three "mermaid crown" headbands

There is so much more, oh man. I should stop... but I have so much sea glass left to use... and want to pick more all summer. Barrettes for everyone!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Pastels, please

Just a snapshot of favourites from my Polyvore account - add me if you're on!



Monday, 22 April 2013

Etsy Collaboration x Repeats Vintage Clothing!

So excited to announce (here on the blog, as it's already been noted elsewhere) that I am now offering select Repeats Quality Used Family Clothing vintage on Etsy! New items will be added periodically, but here are some of the first set. Beautiful, eh?














You can visit the shop section here - or stop by Repeats and peruse their vast collection in person. Enjoy!

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Uninsightful Fashion Tip!

I read a lot of fashion magazines, and one thing I tend not to enjoy is when there is an article on "remixing your wardrobe" or "shopping your closet" or "get more out of your outfits!" because usually all the tips are the same and most are, for lack of a better word, like DUH. Yeah yeah, wear a blazer "for night" instead of for day. Wear a t-shirt for a fancy thing. Wear a scarf as a belt. Groundbreaking! (Actually, irrelevant - like, all those tips are from 2003 but I still see them in these articles - and condescending.)

I find it is usually tips from fashion designers that are the most condescending. I'm pretty sure I once read Tory Burch recommend wearing things inside out - if you're such a poor plebeian that you can't afford her $800 tunics in order to mix things up, well, jeeze, I dunno, maybe show off all the seams and tags of that Old Navy t-shirt, that will be so tasteful!

(On second thought, it might've been Isabel Marant, but I could see her actually doing that so it's not as condescending. Or it might have been Kelly Wearstler and that is pretty much the same as Tory Burch.)
Anyway...

I do have one of those tips that I just needlessly ranted about. I found this 90's dress at work and thought it was just so almost cute, but not quite what I'm looking for... until I turned it around! The front is just a little too My So-Called Life, but the back is kind of dreamy fifties, no?


 Could it work? Well, let's take that Dalmy's tag off first and find out...


Verdict: yes, it works. A lot dressier than wearing it the conventional way - as Pete says, good for a wedding reception!


I love the high boat-neck neckline and the 1/2 sleeves, and even the little shoulder pads. Plus, the back is now a deep-v with lace, and it buttons all the way down. Kind of blah as a front, but quite pretty as a back! 


And finish it off with a little belt (found at Ardene) 



Remixing is fun! Looking forward to an occasion to wear this dress!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Hi, CBC readers!

Hi everyone!

I'm a little nervous about all this new sudden readership, so here's a little run-down:

I'm 24, live in Charlottetown, and run a little online vintage shop through Etsy (a marketplace for handmade and vintage items).

You might have gotten here through CBC - I'd suggest you instead go where the action is: my shop, Milk and Amber. There are lots of goodies and you can look at my sold items - that's where the Mad Men sales are!

This is just my personal blog, nothing too exciting going on here, but hey, stick around, have a read if you like. Thanks for stopping by!

You can give a listen to my interview with Karen Mair on Mainstreet here too!

Take care,
Katharine

Update! Here are some screen caps of my CBC News Compass appearance, fun!






Sunday, 7 April 2013

Playing around with Sea Glass

I've been enjoying making jewellery for myself a lot lately, and naturally I have begun to look for new tools and materials for such exploits. As I have noted before, I am a huge fan of Dreamboat Lucy's sea glass jewellery, and I will totally buy some, when I am ready to decide which pair to get! To tide myself over until then, I tried making some very low-rent versions, and for all intents and purposes, they're kinda pretty.




Like I said, low-rent, but the effect (green, shiny, glowy, natural) is there. Might make a few more... and before I know it, I can buy the real ones! Even better, I'm using up this huge bag of sea glass I've been collecting for no reason. Win win!

Off to more crafting! xo

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Five Aprils ago

Travel Tuesday? Tempting Tuesday? Too-sad-I'm-not-there Tuesday?
Need to get back there soon.

Geltendorf, Bavaria, Germany
April 2008


New to Etsy: Freaking Awesome 80s Prom Dress from Smart Set

I have quite a backlog of items I've been meaning to put on Etsy, so I'm trying to get workin' at it - here's one item that I've managed to get on: a vintage Smart Set prom dress from the 80's, made in Canada, with a sweetheart neckline, ruched bodice, ruffled skirt, black with white polka dots, adjustable fit.

So. Awesome.






Go get it here, ladies.
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