Thursday, May 28, 2009

**Eye Candy Inspiration....

I'm kicking myself back into high gear after about a week of just being completely unmotivated.  I don't really know what came over me, but I'm happy to say I'm back.  What do you gals do when you feel overwhelmed with negativity & just can't seem to get inspired?  I would love to hear any of your suggestions....

And while your thinking here's a little bit of eye candy, which will all be going into the boutique tonight... enjoy! ♥

1960's Textured Pink Sundress - $45 (Coming tonight)

70's Lavender & White Sheer Sundress - $40 (Coming tonight)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

**Just wanted to say thanks...

"Greater love has no man than this, than the one who lays down his life for his friends...."

To all the men & women both serving and lost, thank you for defending our county.  Also if you have a friend or family member currently serving, you can add their name to the wall of prayer on Happy Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

**Peace & quiet....

Isn't this photo beautiful?? It was taken on my birthday in Santa Cruz... I absolutely am not a morning person, but I just happened to wake up super early this particular morning to go to the bathroom, when I saw a little bit of light shinning through the small crack in the curtains.  When I walked over to look outside, I was amazed at this beautiful scene!  Isn't it gorgeous?  Definatly one of God's many masterpieces!  And what a perfect surprise to wake up to....

Although I may be pretty grumpy in the morning, there is something so peaceful & relaxing about waking up before the rest of the world does.  Today after I took Damian to work, I was sitting in the living room just enjoying the peaceful quiet.  I guess it's just nice to enjoy the silence once in awhile, before the stressors & worries of life begin to fill my day.

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday weekend, & take a moment to enjoy one of God's many beauties... whether it be a peaceful morning, crashing wave, or beautiful sunrise/sunset... 

Friday, May 22, 2009

**50% off FRANKIE B jeans!

As I was cleaning out my disaster of a closet this afternoon, I came across these two lovely pairs of Frankie B jeans that I purchased from Hautelook sometime near the end of last year. Unfortunately they are too small for my booty & I was never able to wear them, so I'm offering to sell them to anyone that's interested.  They're both Frankie B - Double Zig Zag F pocket jeans.  Still have the tags attached.  BRAND NEW!

   Classic 5 Pocket denim with zip & single button closure.  
Signature "F" patch on the rear pockets.  
Size 6.
34" inseam, 6.75" front rise.  
99% Cotton, 1% Elasthane. 

Let me know if you're interested, I would like to sell them for $75/each.  Thats 50% off the retail value... or make me a reasonable offer!  You can email me at  I'd be willing to take PayPal payment & ship them or if you're located in the bay area I'll take cash.   

Hope you all have a lovely 3 day weekend! ♥

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

**Forever 21 spreads the love.....

Thanks to blogger AlixRose, I was informed that Forever 21's new "Love" line came out yesterday. The line is supposed to be a bit more sophisticated, while the garments are made of a higher quality fabric. The dresses in the look book were quite lovely.  The first floral dress & the last chiffon one were two of my favorites!  I was a little disappointed though when I went to check out the store and realized neither dress was available for sale online. ♥

Some of the chiffon blouses were quite nice though, totally that sheer Summer look that I've been obsessing over lately.  ♥

I guess I will just have to wait until Love 21 hits the stores up here & hope that I run across one of those adorable little dresses! ♥

*Update: As I was finishing this post, I realized that they had just added another page of items... You can check all of Love 21 out here!

**The years just seem to just fly by....

I can't believe how fast time flies by.  It seems like just yesterday that I graduated high school & I can't even believe that it's already been 8 years!  It must be the fact that my birthday is in a couple days & I am anything but thrilled.  I don't know what it is, but I have never really liked my birthday.  And now it just seems like I'm getting old!  Haha... I know that I'm still young, but it just seems like I am no where near where I had imagined myself to be, 8 years ago.  

Writing this post made me want to look through old photo albums from high school.  So here are a few pics from my senior year along with the girls that made high school bearable!  Three of the four are married, & two have kids... and even though I don't speak to most of them often they'll always have a special place in my heart!

♥ I'm sure I'll be over this tomorrow, but thanks you guys for letting me vent!  And to all my lovely twitter friends, thanks for all the advice & positive words! :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

**Twinkle, Twinkle, little stud.....

Whether it be studs or shiny metallic hues, I'm loving all of these sandals to make my toes twinkle this Summer!  Sometimes my picks for the boutique may seem a little over the top girly for some shoppers, but I think just the right studded heels or flats will toughen them up enough for the perfect combination. 

Also, for those of you who haven't checked out ShopStyle, I totally recommend it.  Just type in what you're looking for & you'll see hundreds of results from numerous stores all available online!  Be sure to refine your results by price tho, unless you want to drool over all the $1,000 shoes that, lets face it, I'll never be able to afford. :)  I could spend hours on this site, just window (or shall I say screen) shopping away.  Be careful though, the moving screen can start to hurt your eyes!

Hope you're all having a happy Monday! ♥

Saturday, May 16, 2009

**Thanks Twitterettes...

I love twitter, when I'm shopping for something specific, I can just throw out a question like, "where can I find a perfect, effortlessly sexy, sheer, floral dress?" & my lovely twitter friends are right there to help! Sort of like having a personal shopper or best friend to help you pick out that next great outfit. ♥
So yesterday, while I was tweeting away, I realized that I am totally in need of that perfect sheer floral dress for Summer. Simple yet sexy & easy enough to throw on with metallic sandals during the day or my favorite sky high heels at night! Max Studio & Forever 21 seemed to be the top suggestions from my new twitter friends.  No matter what your budget, here are a few of my favorites! ♥

Friday, May 15, 2009

**All dressed up & no where to go...

I'm officially back to blogging after spending the last week without a voice & feeling like crap! So to celebrate the fact that I no longer sound like a 80 year old women who smoked her whole life, I decided to dress up a bit.  

Vintage 70's Rose print dress , Rory Beca leather belt, my favorite Hillard & Hanson wedges

Actually Friday's & Sunday's are two of the only days that I get to enjoy wearing my lovely vintage dresses.  The rest of the week I usually just throw on a feminine blouse & my favorite pair of Seven jeans.  I guess I just find it sort of a waist to get all dressed up when I spend most of my time behind the computer!  Well that & the fact that I don't find shopping for hours wearing a dress exactly comfortable.  

This all may be changing soon tho, because I have my fingers crossed on a couple part time jobs, which I'm keeping to myself until I hear the news about whether I got them or not. One thing for sure though, neither of them will be in the restaurant industry! (Thank God).  

Until that day, I will have to keep enjoying my wonderful Friday morning coffee with the girls. Today was beautiful, a perfect morning to sit outside & enjoy my vanilla latte. I am getting kinda worried though about how ridiculously hot this summer will probably be!  I have to warn you I'm extremely grumpy when I sweat... haha. Oh well, until then I will have to cherish this wonderful Spring breeze that is blowing through my window as the sun sets!

Have a wonderful weekend my lovelies!! ♥

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Vintage Present.....

Well since there's no way I can bring back that sexy little black dot dress whether for myself or the store, here are a few of my favorites that are available right now.....

This 1950's dress has been sitting in my store lonely for quite awhile.  It has the loveliest pink pansy print & cute little cuffs on the sleeves.  She's patiently waiting for someone to wear her! :)

If you're looking for pink, then this dress is gorgeous! It's made of a lightweight sheer cotton with the prettiest white embroidered flowers. Perfect 1950's shape with an adorable swing skirt. Very feminine & classy.

This last gray 1940's dress, was actually one of the first dresses I ever bought specifically for Vintage Rose. It's handmade with sheer organdy & has the loveliest little pink daisy print. And of course a super fun & flirty skirt!  Perfect for Spring!

I would love to wear any one of these lovelies on a day like today.  That is if I didn't have so much work in front of my computer.  The rain's finally gone & everything is so fresh & full of life!  Oh well, maybe on Mother's Day.

xoxo Tiff

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ghost of vintage past....

I still can't get over that royal blue Marc Jacobs dress from yesterday!  I don't care if it's raining outside, if I had it I would slip it on right now with my favorite black boots & coat.  It reminds me of this adorable black & white dot dress I sold when I first opened Vintage Rose.  It was made out of this super lightweight semi-sheer cotton and had the cutest shape with a ruffle down the bodice almost exactly like the Marc Jacobs one.  It's one of the few dresses I wish I would've kept for myself.  Oh well, the great thing about selling vintage is that I never know what lovely & wonderful dresses I will discover tomorrow!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sweet Dreams....

Soft & silky, flowing feminine ruffles, & lovely floral prints.  What do all three of these things have in common??  They're exactly what I'm in the mood for, for Spring.

This dress is one of my favorites! Don't you just love the color? It reminds me of those satin heels from a couple weeks ago. With just the right amount of ruffles around the neckline & the perfect little bow around the waist. Hey and it might even make my eyes look blue...

This sheer teal one makes me want to head to the beach.  It would be a perfect dress to wear to dinner, when we head to Santa Cruz for my birthday...

I'm totally loving the shades on this dress. As a child, purple was always my favorite color. Although lately I've been more in the mood for pink. So what's better than combining the two, and adding just the right amount of black for a perfect contrasting floral print?!

Looks like I may actually have to get a day job or two to be able to afford these, but a girl can day dream right?!

♥ Tiff

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Model or Dress Form, that is the question....

I have been contemplating on modeling my dresses or continuing to use the dress form. For some reason I just can't seem to make a decision, so I'm up for any suggestions.... Here are a few of my new shots....

And some older shots with my lovely dress form... 

Let me know what you think.....

April showers bring.... May showers??


Happy May Day everyone!  I remember the first day of May as usually being warm & sunny, and a perfect start to Spring.  Instead it's still raining and overcast!  So what better way to welcome in April's late showers than with these lovely vintage umbrellas.  I had my eye on a pink floral one a few months ago on ebay, but got outbid at the last minute..  which always seems to always happen to me.  (Seriously who stays up until 4 in the morning just to bid on an umbrella?!?) 

Here are a few of my favorites right now on Etsy...  Although none of them compare to one that got away! :)
Stay dry this weekend,

Friday, May 1, 2009

Checked out for the weekend....

I'm so happy it's Friday which means another exciting weekend of shopping is about to start!  And it's raining, which for some reason has put me in the greatest mood.  I absolutely adore the smell outside when it first starts to rain.  It's so calming & refreshing.  And this lovely rain means that I get to wear my favorite boots again!!  So happy Friday everyone.. & here is an outfit post to get you through the weekend.  Nothing too exciting, but this wonderful gingham print menswear shirt that I found at my new favorite thrift store.  It's super comfy & made of this extra soft & slick polyester.  I just have to keep reminding myself that I'm not wearing a table cloth... although it sure feels like one!  :))

Then I decided to add  a little preppy sweater... you know since it was raining and all....

♥ Tiff
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