Today I should be out running (mostly walking 🙂 in the park but I’m working on turning my blog into a book using Blurb.
So excited to see how it turns out. I often get letters from people
saying the blog is changing their lives (best thing in the world to hear) but I sometimes turn to Danny and say, “what did I write again?”
🙂 🙂 haha. So I’ll be glad to have a record of it and reminder of what I’ve been pouring my heart into this last year. I really can’t
believe that by some miracle I’m able to get anything out that might
resonate with you. I’m so grateful that somehow it’s happening.
So, I normally don’t wear red lipstick with my running clothes. But I was just testing out what I think I’ll wear to a fancy party this weekend…
This is a vintage dress I got from D.I. last year on the Alt Summit thrift store tour with one of my favorite bloggers, Liz Stanley. (In case you didn’t know, Utah has the best selection of vintage clothing I have ever seen!) The base of the dress has some sparkly beadwork on it that you can’t see (unfortunately the speckles are from the dust on my mirror. eeks 🙂 But the dress has been in a bag for about a year because let me tell you…it smelled very, very vintage. BUT, I did some research on-line and discovered that the costume designer of Mad Men says if you spray clothing with vodka, the smell will go away. So I got myself a bottle and gave it a try. At first I tried a mixture of water and vodka. That helped but didn’t seem to solve the problem. So I tried straight up vodka, and at this point this dress is ready to party. Surprisingly, the vodka smell disappears completely after it dries.
But, I needed a belt! A Christmas belt!
So I picked up some of this vintagey looking ribbon from the Brooklyn Flea for $8…yay!
Here are a few more pics from our visit to Brooklyn Flea. It was SO fun to visit this time of year. And let me tell you, the food vendors downstairs are amazing. That beef brisket and the Asian tacos and the pupusas were driving us nuts. We didn’t have time to grab a bite (our car was running out of it’s meter), but I kind of want to go back there just for the food…
These rugs caught my eye. Though before I ever purchase one, I think I might ask Jenny Komenda if I can tag along with her the next time she goes to the Brooklyn Flea. 🙂 🙂 Um, wouldn’t hurt to have a second opinion, right? 🙂
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