Wednesday, June 29, 2011

River Trip

Last Tuesday it was over 80 degrees here and I took a road trip with some friends to a river about 30 minutes outside of town. It was beautiful, even though the water was still cold. I brought a camping chair, my favorite Strawberry Shortcake blanket, a book and some beers. It made for the perfect afternoon.





I've got some terrific Instax photos from our journey too but I haven't had time to scan them in yet. I can't wait for more river adventures this summer!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Bubble Tea



I had bubble tea for the first time this past March, when we came up to Alberta to look at the new space for Wanderlust. I hate tapioca so I always choose fruit jellies, which it seems everyone else hates! They remind me of gummy bears. YUM.


The boy brought me bubble tea this weekend at the end of a long day at the shop. I worked all day Saturday prepping and sanding these metal chairs my step mom gave me. One of them is looking pretty good now but the other needs a couple more layers of paint. I'll be sure to share an 'after' shot when I'm done.

This week is super busy with work stuff, My Morning Jacket (tomorrow nite at the Edgefield!) and Last Thursday on Alberta. Tonite we're headed to a late happy hour with some friends at our local pizza joint. Delicious.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Hair Cut


Today I walked my cute new-to-me thrifted leather sandals over to Holiday Hair Studio and got my hair did. I love these shoes. I picked them up yesterday at a thrift on my way to Seattle. Rainbow leather? Yes please!


Here I am before my hair cut in Robin's adorable trailer! Every little detail is perfect including the bird cage and vintage tins and cigar boxes she has everywhere.


Here's my hair after, I got some cute feather hair extensions too!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fashion Favorites: bows

Karen Elson




From here, here, here and here.

A favorite fashion trend lately is bows. Tied around the neck, on the head or around the waist- I think it's a wonderful girly detail to add to an outfit. Here are some great bows from around the internets.

I tried to find a photo of Sarah Sophie Flicker (always a fashion icon of mine!) in a bow, but google failed me so you get her BFF Karen Elson instead. The rest of these are from some great fashion blogs I check regularly. What's your favorite fashion trend right now?

Monday, June 20, 2011



We finally tried out Sunshine Tavern last week. It was awesome. I loved the atmosphere and the food was amazing. They also have micheladas on their drink list, so I'm in. I can't wait to go back with a group of friends, of course just the boy and I is always nice too!

It looks like a little bit of Summer may be heading our way but with the way Spring was I don't want to get my hopes up. I have a couple cute father's day photos from last weekend I want to share too, so I'll put those up tomorrow.

Friday, June 17, 2011


So this weekend is Father's Day and I'm lucky enough that my dad and step-mom are coming down to Portland tomorrow night so we can see each other! I think we're going to dinner at Accanto and then we'll do brunch Sunday morning before they come check out Wanderlust and bring me some super awesome metal chairs for ultimate lounging up at the pod all summer.

My dad is one of the most important people in my life and I'm so thankful to have in my life and pretty close by! When we moved to Portland four years ago, one of the hardest parts of that was not being able to see my dad regularly. I rely on him for advice in all aspects of my life and he always supports me in my decisions. I'm so lucky to have such an awesome and supportive dad.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Playing Dress Up

Outfit details: Top: from Ross forever ago/ Pin: Oh My Cavalier/ Skirt: Forever 21/ Tights: unknown/ Shoes: Forever 21

I had a very slow morning today but managed to pull together a cute outfit for my busy afternoon. Lots of chores to do and errands to run, as well as a very over due trip to Goodwill to drop off donations.

I'm also in the market for a new washing machine. The one that came with our condo when we bought it is pretty much done. Monday it started to smoke and make crazy sounds so we know it's really broken. I've never bought a new appliance before, so this seems like a milestone of sorts. Exciting!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


After I rearranged our bedroom a while ago, we needed something framed above our bed. My mother in law had given us some doilies that belonged to the boy's grandmother and I thought one of them would look lovely framed. I put some vintage wallpaper I already had on hand as a background and then framed the doily over the top. The only thing I had to buy was the frame, which was just $20 at Ikea. I love it, romantic and simple, perfect for our bedroom.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Estate Sale Finds

I've shared the good word about estate sales before on this blog but this past weekend I had such amazing luck, that I wanted to share again! I went to two, one first thing Friday and another first thing Saturday and was reminded that going early on the first day of a sale, is best way to get the most amazing things. However, if you're just looking for the best deals, Sundays later in the day are the best time to go. Since I'm usually willing to pay if the selection is out of this world, waiting in line for 15 minutes until the door to opens, seems like an ok deal to me.

This weekend I found some wonderful things for my personal collection, including Tammis Keefe and Peg Thomas hankies for a quarter a piece (they go for $15 and up on etsy/ebay).

And of course I found some stuff for Wanderlust, which is the reason I'm usually at estate sales these days. At the Saturday sale I walked away with 15 dresses, each more beautiful than the next, including this one which was a STEAL at $5.

I put it on a hanger when I went to open the shop after the estate sale, and it was sold by the end of the day.

I love shopping estate sales so much more than thrift stores, especially in Portland. There are so many re-sellers here that the thrift stores tend to be pretty picked over and estate sales still give me a thrill. You never know what's lurking in that closet or down in that moldy basement. I also still find things for a quarter, something thrift stores apparently don't do anymore. I usually find estate sales on craigslist but some of the best ones I've been to, I just drove by and decided to stop. What's your favorite way to find vintage items?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Gifts from Japan

Yesterday I had lunch with my friend Jill, who just got back from Japan. Along with other goodies (stationary, hello kitty goods and treats!) she brought me this awesome magazine. The layouts are so wonderful and every outfit is absolutely fantastic. Here are a couple favorites so far:

Anytime I've traveled abroad, I've brought back magazines. It's great way to get inspired by different styles that aren't 'popular' yet in the states. This is the first Japanese magazine I've had though and it's really special. Thanks Jill!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Slip Up

I love vintage slips! We carry them in the shop and when I hung these ones up to dry, the lace looked so beautiful together, I had to take a few photos. It can be difficult to find cream and white full slips in good condition with pretty lace but I happened upon these all together yesterday at a thrift. What luck!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hello Summer.

photo by paper pastries

We finally had a gorgeous weekend, weather in the 80's, just perfect! We were so busy with Wanderlust related stuff but I stole moments away to sit in the grass and drink a beer.

This week I'm taking care of a sick husband, restocking the shop and cleaning up our home. I also need to make time to sew some more bow headbands and I've even come up with a way to incorporate lace into them, one of my favorite current trends!

I hope you're having a lovely day.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Happy Thursday

It's supposed to be an awesome weekend here in Portland, perfect for the Head to Tow show I've been working on!

I've been thinking a lot about traveling lately, probably because between my day job and running the shop I don't have any time to. I'm thinking 2012 will be a year of big trips for us and a return to Europe is at the top of that travel list. I know it seems silly to talk about 'next year' in June but, what can I say, I'm a planner. In the spirit of travel I thought I'd share one of the postcards we have from the boy's grandfather. This one's from Venice but we have a small collection of them from all over the world. He traveled a lot and seeing his cigar box full of passports was a big inspiration to me and has inspired me to want to see as much of the world as possible.

Have a lovely weekend, where ever you are.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Memorial Day

I hope you had a lovely memorial day! As I mentioned, it was the boy and I's first day off together in months and he planned some lovely things for us to do. My day started with coffee in bed, something I dream of but rarely get. With that, I was ready to start the day. We snagged an outdoor table at Bridges Cafe and I got grits, with veggies and poached eggs. Delicious!

After our bellies were full, we went to Rerun where I picked out a soft serve ice cream ceramic cookie jar and then on to my favorite store in the world, Flutter. I picked up some awesome roll on perfume from MOR and a candle for our bedroom.

We spent the rest of the day on Mississippi street, shopping and drinking beers as tall as our heads at Prost!. Before we left, we split an ice cream sandwich from Ruby Jewel. We picked chocolate chip cookie and caramel with salted dark chocolate ice cream.

We felt like we were on vacation in our own town and after a late afternoon nap, it all ended with dinner at Farm, a place we hadn't been in forever but absolutely love. What a lucky lady I am to have such a wonderful husband to show me an amazing day.