Sunday, April 28, 2013

Beautifully Vintage

I love vintage. I have recently started shopping around for unique, antique pieces and have purchased everything from plates to jewelry. While searching online for the perfect Christmas presents for my family, I came across an antique dealer named David Friedman of David Friedman Antiques. I found this amazing, circa 1930 silver mirror vanity tray that I thought would be perfect to hold my perfume. It's not only something I was wanting, but also something that adds a little bit of character to my bedroom. It even has a little bit of "wear and tear" on the glass, which I love. Speaking of perfume; I also found an amazing, glass jewelry holder and perfume bottle set, circa 1920. I found these gems at a quaint store called Broomhilda's Vintage Shop in Cactus Alley in Lubbock, Texas. If you are ever in the area, this intimate, outdoor shopping center is full of shopping and dining and is perfect for a lazy, Saturday outing. This glass jewelry holder is another perfect addition to my collection and is something I use everyday. Every girl needs something to hold their everyday jewelry, and this piece just happens to be beautiful and functional. The perfume bottle is also an amazing find because it matches the jewelry holder and adds a beautiful touch to my collection. I am proud to say that these three pieces started my antique collection and have set the tone for everything else I have/will purchase. I love the fact that antiques have a story, and now I get to add my story to these beautiful pieces. Enjoy the photos!


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Jacqueline Kennedy: Fashion Icon

I thought I'd start off my blog by writing about someone who inspires and fascinates me. I have recently been obsessing over Jacqueline Kennedy. Not only was she a fashion icon to the world, she was also praised for refurbishing and restoring the White House. Her graceful demeanor and her sense of style makes her so intriguing and unique. I am currently reading Grace & Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House and listening/reading along to the audio tapes, Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy. If you love Jackie as much as I do, you won't be able to put these books down. She had the ability to pull off any style in any color; which I think most women envy. Whether she was traveling to India or playing games with her children, she always looked chic and comfortable. Jackie was truly one of those rare people that captured and still captures the hearts of millions across the world with her elegant grace and style. What I wouldn't give to go back in time to have coffee with her...

Here are some of my favorite looks of hers:


Jacqueline Kennedy


The Row vintage eyewear