Monday, August 3, 2009

Daily Style/Over the Weekend mega post...

What a busy weekend! Let's get to it...
Sunnies: Betsy Johnson (15.00)
Tie: Borrowed from Chris
Pin: "Fruit Cake" by Tin Can Sally
Cardigan: H&M (15.00)
Oxford: J.Crew (15.00)
Sailor Shorts: J.Crew (19.00)
Ballet Flats: DIY'd by me!
Today I was inspired by boys school uniforms, and I must say that I felt pretty snazzy! I kept it simple, because I wanted to show off my new studded ballet slippers! I posted about these last week, and soon after I was gifted a very large bag of metal studs! Many thanks to Chicken Dinner Candybar who directed me to a tutorial on her site! They were super easy and only took about 1 h. Chris had the brilliant idea to put studs up the back, which I think balance them out nicely. The best part about them? They cost nothing!

Over The Weekend...
I mentioned last week that I collected vintage bicycles- here is one of my faves: a Schwinn 'Fiesta' circa 1960. Love!
I had such a wonderful and busy weekend! I had Friday off and spent some quality time with my two kitties, Zephyr and Zebadiah. The weather was pretty stormy- there was even a tornado! in Massachusetts!- so I spent most of the day photographing clothes for my Etsy and doing house things. The rest of the weekend consisted of planning for the next gallery show we're hosting (more info to come), riding bikes to the beach and all over town, visiting with friends in Gloucester and making curry, going to Newburyport and watching the craziest fireworks ever and eating gelato (I had tiramisu), Going to Todd Farm Flea and finding the best stuff ever (I'll post more about it this week!), finding a hot air balloon at the park with Chris (I wish we could have gone on a ride!), watching Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade at the Outdoor Sunday Cinema, and spending the last couple of Sunday hours watching Coraline with more friends! Whew! It was a little hard to transition to Monday after all that, work was especially unwelcome today as I have been in the process of moving my office. No fun. It had to be done though.

What did you do this weekend?
Cheers!

12 comments:

Pretty Neat Designs said...

Your shoes are great! I love the studs. And I had a Schwinn in the 70s that I never got over. It was blue and white, with the two-toned seat (with insignia) and glitter grips. Oh what a sweet ride. Where could that little bike be?! (stolen from my backyard in Chicago)

Orchid Grey said...

oh, bike stealers! we have them here too, a nasty bunch, it's so sad when your bike gets stolen! Glitter grips sound fantastic!

Clare said...

You look great with the boy's uniform look!! Lovely!

Jenna and Maura said...

Love the school boy look! The tie is really cute.

lisa butterworth said...

ohmygosh, for a second i totally thought you were kirsten dunst in that first pic! (that's a compliment, i heart her.) i love that you're rocking a tie. so cute.

Krystal said...

Goodness! You rock this tie number, lady! Like, seriously. Rocked it. Oh and as for the studs DIY, where in the world did you find actual studs? I've gone to every craft store in town and cannot find them anywhere. I'm contemplating buying a studded belt just to take the studs off. Help!

But I'll say it again, looking lovely, as always!

Orchid Grey said...

@Krystal: thank you! I got my studs from a friend who's an ex-punk- she had taken them off a jacket. you can find them on sites like angryyoungandpoor.com

myedit said...

The 'fiesta' is awesome. It makes any outfit a 10!

Orchid Grey said...

yes, anything named "Fiesta" is sure to make even the schlumpiest outfits look amazing...or at least distract!

Leproust Vintage said...

I LOVE your Schwinn Fiesta! You look so adorable on it too! It sounds like you had an incredibly lovely and busy weekend!

Abbey said...

where did you find your flats for the diy? i have been dying to try the whole diy studded flats but can't find any flats i like. please help!

Orchid Grey said...

The flats are just old Bakers black ballet flats I bought a couple of years ago!

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