A lot has happened from the last time I posted here to now.
There have been sad times and a lot of good times. In July, 2014 I lost my mom. Since then I have been so thankful for the love and support of my friends.
I got married 12-13-14!
And right before I got married, I did a project as a gift to the Editor in Chief and Assistant Editor of Glamour Magazine!
My shops on Hatch and Etsy are currently on vacation, while I settle in to married life and I hope to update some things. I will return to posting here more often, so please stay tuned.
You can also follow me on instagram @piecesofelises
I love the collection of vintage goodies at ThisVintageGirl
Bright Vintage Swimsuits :
Vintage Aztec Neon 80s Swimsuit
Vintage Neon Floral Swimsuit
Spring and Summer Dresses :
Vintage Purple Floral Dress
Vintage hot pink and orange moo moo
Be sure to check out This Vintage Girl for more vintage treasures!
I just re-watched North & South, a BBC series based on Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel by the same name.
If you haven’t seen it I highly suggest checking it out. It is like Pride and Prejudice in an industrial setting.
Here are some pics to peak your interest :)
It is such a good story with memorable characters. The actors did a great job bringing the story to life!
I can’t count the amount of times I’ve dressed up for a themed party since moving out.
I dressed up a greek, a hippy, Luigi from the Nintendo game, a Jamaican, Ruth from the Bible, a Karen woman with a sarong, a tourist in Hawaii…
and now I’ve dressed up as a house wife from the 50s :)
It was really fun, and I think I may try the look on a serious occasion, maybe minus the 2 drawn on moles.
I wore a dress given to me by my dear roomie. I think the tag says Isaac Mizrahi. It looks very proper and demure. The scarf is also a gift from the same dear roomie. The shoes are from a clothing swap my other roommate hosted at out apartment. Someone there was a size 10! The shoes (sorry you can’t seem them in the pic) are different from what I’d normally wear, but I thought they suited the outfit.
I put on dark blue eye shadow and a black liquid liner cat eye. Then I added some red lipstick and big bronze clip on earrings I got super cheap at New Life Thrift here in town. It was a almost free outfit! My wallet was very happy!
I enjoy drawing custom portraits. In the image below you can see 2 new custom portraits I completed.
Aren’t they cute :)
Click here if you’d like more details on getting a custom portrait of your own.
I love this new use for a well-loved book. An upcycled book planter! It looks great with succulents inside.
These upcycled vintage book planters are made by PaperDame – check out her shop!
Don’t tell, but I’m thinking of buying this one day as a gift for my roommate who has a nifty collection of vintage books and has a few succulents around the house. :)