Shoes!

 

These are mint green 80s heels, size 8.5, and they are just darling!!

 

If they were my size I’d keep them all to myself!

 

Now listed on Etsy – http://www.etsy.com/listing/82458709/vintage-mint-green-calico-heels-85?ref=af_shop_favitem

🙂

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Music Review: Kyle Lindley

I’ve mentioned my good friend Kyle (The guy with the chicken on his head in my last Pickens post) in a couple posts. I am truly blessed to have Kyle as a friend because not only is he incredibly kind with a good heart, but he is a talented musician.

Many people have nicknamed Mr. Lindley as “Woody Bob”, as his music is heavily influenced by Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie (among many others). It is refreshing to hear pure music like his in a world overrun by generic carbon copies of the same sound. In my opinion, the best part about Kyle’s music is that you can tell just by listening how much heart and soul he puts into every single note, lyric, and melody.

The first time I heard his music, I was not expecting so much talent. My ears had been sullied by kids who think that just because they can pick up a guitar, they’re the next big thing. Then I met Kyle Lindley and knew all was not lost. Since I met him in early 2010, he has escalated from open mic nights to regular shows, mainly around the Wilmington area, since that is where he now resides. Recently he opened for a band at a very well known venue called Amos’ here in Charlotte. He has one album out, called Sideways Highways, and is currently working on another.

Both videos posted are two of his originals, but he also plays an enjoyable amount of covers, like this one:

He also has a ReverbNation page, with fourteen of his songs listed. To get there, please click HERE!! And feel free to contact him if you would like to book him, obviously.

Shop Update and Labor Day Weekend!

These two scarves are handmade by me! Click on the photos to see their Etsy pages 🙂

SO! How was everyone’s Labor Day?! Mine was great! My best friend and I went down to Pickens, South Carolina to spend time with my parents. And I took TONS of pictures!

This is the small garden on the side of the house.

And this is my sweet mother!

My awesome dad!

They are the best ❤

So, we raise chickens for their eggs. My dad built by hand the chicken coop and pen!

Yep. That, my friends, my father built himself. Oh, and that handsome fella is my best friend Kyle, a talented musician in the Wilmington area and also has a pretty awesome fan base in Charlotte.

Yet he is a chicken head.

He fell in love with the chickens.

This is the pool. We spent hours floating on the foam floaters. It was so relaxing.

The entire property is 10 acres.

This is me. Vintage 70s-80s sundress, wedge heels from Macys, Straw hat stolen from my mom! Cabernet Sauvignon in the cup.

Here is the beautiful, beautiful house.

So my weekend was great! Now I’m sitting at home, writing this post, watching Ellen, drinking fruit juice, and trying to get motivated to work out or something. I hope everyone is safe and had a fun weekend, and if you’re here in NC stay safe during these storms!

Shop Update!

Oh my Lord! A shop update!

This is the beginning of more new vintage and handmade items! These adorable vintage office shoes are up in the shop officially. They’re on the small side, but if I could squeeze my size seven foot into them, a 5.5-6 size foot will do just fine 🙂

Yes

I decided that for the time being I will keep the blog.

Feedback or no feedback, it’s something I like doing. So for now, I will update as regularly as I can.

 

Right now, I’m working on a scarf with some light sage green yarn. I’m hoping to add some light gray flowers and trim.

Hopefully more shop updates soon!

Hello Again

I’ve been toying with the idea of discontinuing this short little blog.

It’s just, no one really reads it. I spend a lot of time (not including my hiatuses) updating and posting pictures and I rarely get comments. Also I’m doing this now in my senior year of college, which is pretty intense in and of itself.

Also, I have some plans for the next year that would make keeping this blog kind of useless. I can’t tell you the plans or they would all be ruined.

I guess I’ll keep it for now, maybe update now and again. I don’t want to make any rash decisions.

A Room With A View

As I was blog surfing my usual reads the other day, I saw that my favorite blogger, Lauren of Blooming Leopold, had posted about the movie The Bostonians. Being a fan of Merchant Ivory, I left a comment stating how my favorite of the Merchant Ivory films was A Room with a View. Which left me with a thirst to watch it again.

This 1985 movie is a love story, plain and simple. But the cast is perfect, and quite possibly my favorite thing about the movie. Helena Bonham-Carter plays Lucy Honeychurch, a young, beautiful woman. Maggie Smith (before she was Dame), is Charlotte Bartlette, her cousine. Judi Dench (James Bond people!) plays Eleanor Lavish, a freethinking novelist. And Denholm Elliott (INDIANA JONES!!!) plays Mr. Emerson. His son George, who falls in love with Lucy, is Julian Sands.

I urge everyone to watch this Edwardian film. It teaches about passion, following the heart, and honesty. And the clothes are just wonderful.

Also, fun fact, it was filmed mainly because James Ivory wanted to go back to Italy. Great motive!

There are many great quotes too.

“My dear…you have flowers in your hair!”

“A young girl, transfigured by Italy! And why shouldn’t she be transfigured? It happened to the Goths!”

“A tremendous thing has happened to me….to you…”

I must learn how to braid my hair like that!

I also love these little subtitles that pop up sometimes, kind of telling you what is going on.

Oh George…

This girl is a very minor character but her hair is just amazing.

Suspenders, boaters, and stripes ❤

“I daresay you had an adventure there!”

There were no words in this beautiful scene. He just walks right up to her, grabs her, and lays one on. It was perfect.

Would you not like to be there?

Helena Bonham-Carter with her beautiful, messy, crazy hair…

Edwardian tent party.

“I have no profession. My attitude – quite indefensible – is that, if I trouble no one, I may do as I like. It is, I dare say, an example of my decadence. ”

And this is Daniel Day Lewis as Cecil. Cecil is a snob. But I love him because he’s kind of like today’s “hipster”.

“Up until now I have never kissed you,”

“No, you haven’t.”

“May I kiss you now?”

“Of course! You may have before!”

Fail kiss, where you can tell he’s actually kissing her chin =P

Oh George. Oh George, George, George.

“He’s the sort who can’t know anyone intimately, least of all a woman. He doesn’t know what a woman is. He wants you for a possession, something to look at, like a painting or an ivory box. Something to own and to display. He doesn’t want you to be real, and to think and to live. He doesn’t love you. But I love you. I want you to have your own thoughts and ideas and feelings, even when I hold you in my arms. It’s our last chance… ”

And I’m going to leave you with this shot of George. Because it’s his face.

Also, you get to see him naked. Full on. Among with two other guys. And it’s not what it sounds like but there is an all-male nude swimming scene. Wouldn’t it have been funny if I took shots of THAT? It is a funny scene though.

It’s a two hour film. Most of these are from the first half.

This is a long post. It is almost 7 AM, and I have class in an hour. Boo class!