Friday, 31 May 2013

The day in May that was 27 degrees

It is way too beautiful (I have to work most of the peak-niceness hours today) so I took some webcam selfies outside to, uh, prove it?

Summer weather on the last day of May. Almost makes up for all that rain and those single-digit temperatures.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Vintage Swimsuits

Remember this swimsuit I posted about a little while back? It was exciting in part because it's so cute and flattering, but also because I own, like, no bathing suits. I had one bathing suit for years - this half-sexed up, half-frumpy brown Calvin Klein swimdress - before Peter pointed out the chlorine had eaten a giant hole in the side of it. So I had no bathing suit for a short period of time.

Then things kind of turned around this spring: thanks to several bouts of good thrift luck, I came upon these four swimsuits, top one included. All are fun, vintage, and my favourite proportions (high waist, low back, boy cut or slightly skirted). Check out the others!

Polka dotted black and white peplum one-piece, Value Village

Nautical striped navy boyshort one-piece, Value Village 

My very first real bikini! From the Garment District.

Looking forward to some beach days in these!

Du Er Ikke Alene (You Are Not Alone) Screencaps

Just watched this 1978 Danish coming-of-age film, Du er ikke alene (You Are Not Alone), and loved the set and costume design. You don't get much more covetable than 1970's Dansk / Scandinavian design these days and this movie is brimming with that authentic minimal / modern style.

(The movie was good-natured and takes many very cool moral stands, but was a little shocking to my North American sensibilities in other ways, which you'll likely understand if you've seen it.)

Mad Men Screencaps, S. 6 Ep. 9

Just a few inspiring scenes from this week's Mad Men, including:

Megan on set...

... Peggy's office decor ...

... Betty's formal wear ... 

Megan & Don's table setting and apartment

Joan and Margaret

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Weekday Morning Beach Trip

Decided to go sea glass hunting solo the other morning, snapped a few pics. Here ya go!

Red dirt, I salute you

One little island...

...and another little island

Takin' a rest on a bleached out log

High tide

Lightened hair! First stage of lightening... More later, we shall see.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Good fortune: A thrift & gift haul

It has been a hard week for a few reasons I won't be blogging about, but this is a little high point of the week (gotta think positive). I found a few things of my own, which we'll look at first, but the real gems are the items my mom found for me (read on!).

First exhibit: vintage bathing suit that looks freaking awesome on, thrifted at Value Village.
How often do you find a bathing suit and think "OH MAN I LOOK SOOOO GOOD IN THIS"? Case closed.

Exhibit Two: Vintage white wicker nautical box bag. Yes. 

Exhibit Three: Roots leggings, in perfect condition, complete with marled grey (favourite) and worksock hems (other favourite)

Exhibit Four: Mid-century-style hand carved wooden candle holder, made in Nova Scotia

But here is the really good stuff.

Mom and Dad went to an auction the other night and my thoughtful mother found these (in a larger lot of stuff) for me. Three pairs of fancy antique 1930s round glasses, a 1960s-to-1980s pair of sunglasses, and a fffaaaabbbulous pair of 1950s Bausch & Lomb horn-rimmed glasses with mother of pearl inlay (which I am definitely getting refitted with lenses).  


My favourites!

So much fun stuff! Will share a few more finds soon!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

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