Rainy Nights

It’s one of those nights. You’re not in the best mood, and the internet (Etsy in my case) sucks you in. It’s also a rare night in Arizona…. it’s raining! It was windy and haboob-ish all day. Then came the down pour! What the heck Phoenix?

By the way if you don’t know what a haboob is…

They are pretty annoying. Any way…. as Etsy entranced me… thought I would post some favorite finds of the evening.

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Vintage Leather Jacket- The Industry Vintage- $114.00

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Custom Fit Handmade Leather flats- The Drifter Leather-$90

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Vintage Moroccan Bucket Bag- Red Poppy Vintage- $139

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Vintage Embroidered square top- You and Me Vintage- $15

Night Loves

❤ Amy

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Happy Birthday to Us!

I can’t believe I started blogging, already 1 year ago… and so much has changed! Our blog is heading for a whole new start and I can’t wait to share it with you all!

I have been running around crazy lately with my busy schedule. But one thing that is coming up for me…I am moving! I am moving into a small guest house in Willo, the greatest historic district in Phoenix. I cant wait to give it my own little touch and share it. This is basically the first time I have been able to completely give a place my own style and make it my own. Can’t wait to show you all once it’s all done.

Anyways! To celebrate our almost 1 year birthday, here are some pretty little finds.

I will never pass up an opportunity to feature my loves at Mignonne Handmade

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I love this Champagne Sequin Turban-$38.00 — Ventola Photography

il_fullxfull.383680882_dpfyFlower Enamel Earrings-In the Lavender Haze- $12.00

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Sheer Blush Vintage Dress- Chariot Marie- $52.00

And of course we want to give some love to our friends at Ouma

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Sequin Party Dress- Ouma- $320.00 — Ventola Photography

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Antique Gold Locket- Lexi and Gem- $138.00

Have a beautiful night, and enjoy your Valentines Day

❤ Amy

For the Little Ones: Best of Etsy

It can be safely said…. I am obsessed with cute children’s clothing. Not just cutesy flowers and bumble bees, but the kind of clothing that makes them look like little people!  I am talking unique and inspired looks for kids. I am also talking about the things surrounding a child. Toys, artwork for their room, etc. I love these makers on Etsy, providing an alternative to the typical children’s items.  Katie and I went through and picked out our favorites. 🙂

These are my Top Shops on Etsy for those things meant for your little one:

5. Armadillo Dreams– Wooden Toys

I am in LOVE with these unique little wooden toys. They are all Waldorf inspired, handmade, and so dang cute. Here are a couple of favorites from their shop.

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Valentines Day Gnome- $12.00
il_fullxfull.414965016_2rrjSquirrel Set-$16.00

il_fullxfull.361321703Mermaid Set- $26.00

4. Maliposha Clothes- Kids Clothing

Not to mention this little girl is adorable with her little bun, these clothes are cute, simple with touches of detail that make them unique. Love it!

il_fullxfull.352749533_lvfxSummer Blouse- $39.70

il_fullxfull.354224774_poncSummer Blouse- $38.50

il_fullxfull.386464429_jb19Red wool coat- $139.00

3. The Black Apple– Paper Goods

These prints and other goods are Katie and mine’s favorite for decorating a kids room. They are so odd and unique with a hint of whimsy, I even want one for my place! Plus Katie has bought the book and her boys just LOVE it! Just amazing stuff for sure.

il_fullxfull.293834139Be Good Bear 5×7- $12.00

il_fullxfull.293971422Alice in Wonderland 14×11- $35.00

il_fullxfull.379052377_ot59English Rose 8X10- $16.00

2. Just Kidding– Kids Vintage

For awhile now, I have been on the hunt for an awesome kids vintage shop. I think I have found it, I love the stuff found in Just Kidding!

il_fullxfull.409700416_ce1580s Patterned Sweater- $12.00

il_fullxfull.410511387_6sd980s Durango Boots- $34.00

il_fullxfull.416367565_rryh70s Corduroy Jacket- $25.00

1. Machooka– unisex/children’s clothing

When Katie and I saw this, we were blown away! These pieces are so simple and organic looking, great for play clothes.  Katie has already ordered some shirts from this shop, and she cannot wait to get them!

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Grey Skirt- $22.00
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Grey Dress- $59.00

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Reversible two color shirt- $22.00

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Blue cotton shirt- $29.00

Have a beautiful day!

❤ Amy

It’s been awhile….

Wow!

The holiday season came and went, and took my computer’s hard drive along with it! So sorry for my lack of postage as of late. But I am back! Still not as strong as before, but slowly but surely. (aka, as soon as I get my computer fixed)

I hope you all enjoyed your lovely holidays and the time with your families and friends. Mine were just grand. 🙂

In celebration of a new year… here are some new  fun discoveries on Etsy!

Photo: Rodion Creative

Vintage Bronze cocktail dress with jacket- Dotto- $179

(although I have featured this shop before, could NOT stay away! Love!)

Such an AWESOME Succulent Wreath- Rooted in Succulents- $139

Vintage Art Deco Bib necklace- My So Called Vintage- $26

Little Black Dress- Naftul- $120 

Fun little adventure calendars- Little Low- $14

See you all soon!

I am still working on the details of our news so stay tuned.

❤ Amy

Dear Golden: dear goodness!

Dear Golden, my friends, is an AMAZING vintage shop on Etsy that has commanded my attention! Take a look!

dooney and bourke bag- $36.00

floral blouse-$34

70s t-strap heels- $138.00

 60s mustard wool cape-$98.00

blanc de blanc Sweater-$28.00

60s fur collar coat-$165.00

novelty print dress-$120.00

50s silk floral dress-$145.00

❤ Amy

Well aren’t you fancy…

After chowing down on some delish vegan cinnamon nutmeg pancakes, I found this sweet little shop Vanda Fashion!

Having opened in May of this year, this is a fairly new shop, and I am loving everything! Simple modern pieces as well as some vintage styles. Totally worth taking a look at!

1::black strapless mini-$65:: 2::Black buttoned chiffon blouse-$85:: 3:: Little black dress with peach ruffles-$145:: 4::Black and silver Belted dress-$130:: 5::Ivory Short Sleeve Embroidered Dress- $55:: 6::Black and Taupe 20s dress-$110::  7::Color blocked dress-$75::

Have a beautiful Saturday 🙂

❤ Amy

Mornings With Etsy

Just sipping on my pumpkin spice latte, and Etsy shopping. I could do this all day long.

 

1>Live Simply-Yellow Button studio

2> Geometric Wood Necklace- Fable and Lore

3> 90s Grunge Flannel- Wild Fox Vintage

4> Neon Geometric Necklace-Boo and Boo Factory

5> 80s Tan Plaid Blazer- Laradio Vintage

❤ Amy

Going on a Vintage Hunt: Etsy Obsession

Who doesn’t love some great vintage finds?  I could spend all day at thrift shop or vintage stores even just looking at everything! Today I stumbled upon something amazing!  Aiseirigh Vintage is this great collection of some adorable vintage pieces. I’m talking 22 pages of vintage wonderfulness….I couldn’t even make it through them all!

What I love most about this shop is that she took the time and care to do some beautifully styled shoots with some of her pieces. Sometimes shots of pieces on dress forms are just great and all you need (and she does have a lot of those, and they are wonderfully done!), but these romantic shots take it above and beyond, drawing me in that much quicker. Take a look at these breath taking photos by Purple Tree Wedding Photography.

1960s Crocheted Mod Wedding Dress-$325

1970s Prairie Strapless Dress- $202

Vintage grunge floral 90s babydoll dress- $225

Vintage 1970s Mini Buttercream Dress- $202

Now check out some of these other awesome finds in her shop! Only a small sample of my loves in this shop!

1960s Mod Nautical Dress- $88

Nautical Vintage 1950s Anne Fogarty of Sakfifth Avenue Dress- $202 

1960s Mod Cocktail Dress-$145

1950s Vintage Wedding Dress- $888

Vintage 1950s Coral Novelty Circle Skirt- $1557

And in the spirit of me yearning for fall and winter……

Vintage 1950s  Wool Saks Fifth Avenue Tan Peacoat- $485

Don’t forget! Friday is the deadline for the Lace Shift Dress giveaway! Enter HERE!

❤ Amy

The Party of the Year

Although many of you may consider all those big red carpet events some of the biggest of the year, you are wrong. Sorry to break it to you. But if you missed out on this amazing birthday party I threw for my sister and her husband along with some of her friends….you missed it. Plain and simple. With a vintage inspired, Big Fish, countryside, early 50s theme.. this party was complete with Cocktails in mason jars, beer in the wheelbarrow, whiskey tasting and of course pie. We had  a wonderful confetti pinata, made by my brother, chocolate tasting, bobbing for apples (which almost every guy actually did) and a bounce house in the back for the kids. It was a great night of relaxing eating pie on picnic blankets socializing and of course celebrating Katie and Jonce’s 30th Birthdays. I had so much fun planning this with my sister’s friends Paige and Kym. Although it was a lot of work, it totally was worth it! So here are some wonderful pictures, all courtesy of Ventola Photography. There are quite a few pictures. But there were just so many unique and wonderful moments!  Enjoy!

One of my favorite parts of the whole experience was a surprise for the Birthday Guests! We had some of Katie and Jonce’s friends design special garments and pieces especially for the two to wear to their party. The day before we delivered the garments with a formal invitation to the party! They had known ahead of time where and when the party was…but none of the theme or decorating details and it was killing them! Katie’s dress is by the wonderful Monique Sandoval from Ouma, and her headpiece is by the talented Jenn Wood from Mignonne Handmade. Jonce’s bow tie is from the local wonder Aaron Kimberlin and his bowties at Dapper and Dash.

Thanks to everyone who came! It was a blast!

❤ Amy

That day we celebrate our Mommas

So tomorrow is Mother’s day! Mom’s I must say, are amazing. Watching my mom and my sister elegantly handle all of their responsibilities, makes me that much more excited to be a mom myself!  This little collection makes me think of my mother, and all the mothers out there. Their warm heart and unyielding grace makes for one amazing lady. After getting to finally spend a Saturday doing nothing in particular, I scoured the thrift shops around me and got caught on a vintage rage. Today I was inspired  is eco-friendly products and vintage wonderfulness of course!

Enjoy! And go call your mom if you aren’t with her right now!

//i love you stone magnets from happy emotions//

//handmade family fabric dolls from Timo Handmade//

//antique metal nesting canisters from The Sheepish Lion//

//vintage over sized teacup from The Orange Collective//

//vegan clay soap from Herbivore Botanicals//

//mom birthday card from Happy Day Bits//

Go give your momma, madre, Mutter, Mom a huge HUG because she is one of the main reasons you are you!

Have a wonderful Sunday and see you all soon!

❤ Amy