Monday, April 13, 2015

The little things

I'm getting the overwhelming sense that pretty soon my life is going to go through some big changes. I can't really say what changes, as I don't actually know yet. But within the next year there will be some sort of shift in career, home, and lifestyle. It's kind of freaking me out a bit. So I've been taking the time lately to indulge in little luxuries to help make this time of uncertainly a little calmer. I never spend a lot on big treats, but sometimes the simple things are those that matter the most...

...such as having a leisurely tea with one of my favourite teacups...

....spending time with Aggie...

...and of course getting dressed up to go antique shopping. 

I love this vintage dress, but only wear it a couple times a year due to the fragile nature of it's seams (every time I wear it some stitches pop and I have to repair it). I paired it with a vintage brooch, a 1930's hat, some bright tights, and a homemade belt. I tried doing something different with my hair, but it was a little messy by the time I got around to taking photos. It really shows off my grey-streak which I have mixed feelings about. While I actually quite like my grey-streak, I am rather young to have as many grey hairs as I do. It ages me a bit, but I can't bear to dye over them. 

Britt picked me up, and we had a wonderful afternoon looking at antiques and savoring some great coffee afterwards. It was a little chillier than expected, so she borrowed my cape. 

My purchases for the day included a postcard, a nightgown set, and a teacup. It's been a long time since I've found a teacup that is just so "me" that I have to buy it. I love teacups but normally have the willpower to leave them in the store. Not so with this beauty. I'm saving her for my birthday in June, so she will remain hidden away for a few months. The nightgown set I'm going to use right away, but I want to try styling it as a dress. It is a beautiful shade of mint green and will be perfect once the weather warms up a bit!

That's All.


  1. That is such a classic, lovely dress. I really like how you partnered it with punchy blue tights, Tres fun! :)

    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thanks :) I love bright tights and the element of fun they add to an outfit.

  2. that first image is so relaxing I want to climb right into it through the computer screen

    retro rover

  3. I love your hairstyle here, streak included. And bright tights with the vintage dress. And Aggie!

  4. Lovely dress and blue tights!

    I love your new tea cup. I have some lovely old china tea cups as well. And I too enjoy an afternoon of antiquing but like you, I rarely spend a lot of money for the small simple treasures are sometimes the best :-)

    P.S. You have grey hair? I can't believe it.

    1. Thanks :)

      And yes, I actually have quite a few grey hairs. I saw my first greys at 15 and spent many years dying over them. I only recently made peace with my hair, and decided I kind of like my grey streak. (You can only see the streak when I style my hair a certain way, but there are plenty of other greys scattered throughout that can been seen from every angle). My best friend jokes that I look like Anna from Frozen when I show off my streak.


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