Friday, December 31, 2010

Another Year

Happy New Year ('s Eve!)!

Everyday I wonder where 2010 has gone. It feels like just yesterday I was deciding to dress nicer, more often, and to try to accept who I am. It feels like just yesterday I started my senior year of high school, eager and ready and see what it would throw at me. From good times to not so good times, this year has truly
been an amazing one for me.

I reread a few of my older posts and I am glad to have grown since then. I feel like my blogging is much more positive and much more honest. I like to talk about what I am actually, truly feeling even if it isn't what others want to here. This is my corner of the internet and I'll use it as I see fit. I love nothing more than to write a blog post that is close to heart and really is how I feel.

In 2010 I've gone from scared Junior to strong, confident Senior ready to take on the life ahead of me. I've become much more confident, I truly know who I am at this stage in my life. I've grown to know that my decisions do matter, I'm not a little girl anymore. I'm going to be an adult very soon and people have begun to take me seriously. This is what 2010 has taught me.

I hope that 2011 will bring even better changes into my life. March brings William to me, then May brings me to Hawaii. I'll be spending time there for Kacey's wedding as well as my 18th birthday. Graduation in June, another wonderful time for my family to get together as well as to see my William again. Soon after I'll be moving to my dad's house to start living my adult life. Hopefully I'll be attending California State University of Fullerton in the fall, and if not then I hope I'm content wherever I may end up. I plan to continue to see the good things in life and learn to brush off the bad. 2011 is my time, I just want to use it to its full potential.

I hope everyone has the most amazing New Years they possibly can, I love you all very very much. May 2011 bring as much joy to you as I know it will bring to me.
Love and Turtledoves,

Tumblr in the Dark

Alright so I totally broke down and started a tumblr. It'll probably, most likely, totally be way less serious than my blog. You all get to see my weird sense of humor and truly understand my love for cats. Bare with me because I just started, but here is my tumblr, Diamond in the Dark. (The url has no "i" in the word "in" though, like my twitter.)
Love and Tumblrdoves,
Jaco Smacko

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Years Resolutions


Last year I made the resolution to wear more dresses, an attempt at gaining more confidence and learning to love who I am. Although I didn't always stick to my goal, I have changed a lot in my dressing habits and have learned to like myself in all types of clothing. This winter I've been bundling up in silly sweaters, but doing my hair and making it okay to look a little sloppy. I've learned that I can be confident in anything I wear, even if it's jeans and a t-shirt. I have learned to love myself better because I'm worth loving myself.

This year my first resolution is:
The 365 Picture A Day Project!
I want to document my life better. I am going to try the 365 picture project, something I've wanted to try for years but didn't want to start halfway though a year. As of January first I will be taking at least one picture a day of something that had to do with my day. It might be an outfit, it might be an activity, I don't really have anyway of knowing. I'm just going to try my darnedest to take pictures of my life more often. Then I'll post them on a new flickr and do a weekly update on the blog of what I've been doing.

My second resolution is:
To let my hair grow looooong.
I am going to let my hair grow for an entire year. I am allowed to trim it and cut my fringe/frame. That's it. No chopping it off when I tired of it, no new hair style, just let it grow out. When I went for the bob most of my layers were cut off so I figure it'll look fine if I just let it grow.... and grow and grow. My goal is to keep from cutting it until January 2012.

I really hope I can hold to both my resolutions, I try to make them enjoyable and not stuff I "need" to do. :) What are your resolutions?
Love and Turtledoves,

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tiny Confusions

Hello everyone!

Well I'm not quite sure what happened to our facebook page, but I have a new one up and running and would look everyone to check it out. I'm trying super hard to get The Lovebot Factory some more recognition and would really appreciate your help ♥ You can click here or the picture on our sidebar to the right!

Love and Turtledoves,

Sunday, December 26, 2010

What I Wore: Christmas Eve Party


Dress: Thrifted
Tights: Target *on sale, baby!*
Shoes: Kohls (unseen)
Belt: Department Store long out of business
Dress slip (unseen): Thifted
Scarf: Burlington

Okay so I know I blogged about this dress before, in this post, and I am proud to say I finally wore it. I was out thrifting last week and found the cutest red dress slip. I had been looking for either a cream slip or a red slip, since the dress is very thin. So I wore this outfit to my extended family's Christmas Eve Party and had a blast! It really was so much fun.

So now the story behind the scarf that totally doesn't go with my outfit. For a gift exchange, the girls of the family decided to have a scarf exchange. I brought this one... with all the intent of winning it in the exchange. It's that game where you can take the scarf from other people and it gets locked after three tries? Yaaaa... good thing no one liked the one I bought :). Merry Christmas, am I right?

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas as well!
Love and Turtledoves,

Friday, December 24, 2010

These are the moments I love the most.


These are the moments I love the most. Sitting in the living room surrounded my family, all of us doing our own thing. Some of my brothers and sisters are still asleep, others are on their computers or getting ready for the day. My dad and step-mother relax and partake in their morning ritual, reading the paper and doing the crossword. I sit and do my early morning ritual, which involves the internet, while drinking amazing mocha coffee and texting my boyfriend (that I adore so very much.)
These are the moments I love the most.

We're all together. We all love one another and want nothing but the best for each other. But we have our own lives. We're all one family, full of different walks of life. From relaxed Hawaiian life, to the busy San Franciscan ways, to the stressed days of a pilot obtaining his masters degree. We are all very different people, heck I'm the only blue in a family of oranges (more on that later). Yet it doesn't matter! It will never matter. I am apart of this great family, of two very great families, and that is all that matters. I will always be apart of this family.

Soon my brother and sister, and their two wonderful children, will be here and then it will really be Christmas. Everyone else will finally get up and join us here around the tree, and we'll start our Christmas. I'll get the beautiful jumper I've been waiting a month to wear, but more importantly we'll be together. And look who's here! Christmas is beginning.
These are the moments I will cherish forever.

Merry Christmas, my wonderful readers. I hope you all have the best Christmas you possibly can, no matter how big or small it is. I love you all dearly and hold you very close to my heart.
Love and Turtledoves,

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas (Eve) Everyone!

I just wanted to do a little Merry Christmas from me to you. I hope everyone is spending time with family and friends, laughing and loving each others company. I know that's what I'm doing! I promise to do an update in a few days to tell you all about my Christmas', I hope yours are all wonderful!
Love and Turtledoves,

P.S. Merry Christmas from Muffin too!

Finals are over!

Nothing says celebration like fireworks! *weheartit*

Oh thank God finally I am done with this semester. I'm so happy that it went so fast, I feel like I just started senior year but in reality is it's half over! Only six more months and I'm done with high school forever and ever. This chapter in my life is much shorter than I thought and I'm loving every moment of it.

I've begun to realize how quickly things really happen and I'm trying to live more for the moment. I'll always be a forward thinker, but I'm giving my thoughts and feels of the moment more weight. I'm allowed to feel however I want to feel and I'm going to embrace it. My thoughts matter as much as I want them to and now a days I want them to matter.

The only down side for today is the fact that we're rained in. I kid you not, my last final was canceled due to rain.... I have errands to run today so I'm hoping once the sun comes out that maybe the rain will let up and I can get to town for a little while. I don't do well in "rained in" situations. They make me antsy. I envy the rest of the world that doesn't stop when it rains...

Love and Turtledoves,

Sunday, December 19, 2010

So I've been bad....

I've been keeping something from you this last week, and I want to come clean...

You see there's this girl who has been trying to find herself for a very long time. And recently she went through a break up that helped her realize who she is and what she wants in life. This girl went through a hard time but found wonderful friendships and was very happy again. She realized all things happen for a reason.

And then came this boy. This boy and girl have been very good friends for a very long time. And one night the boy told the girl how much he cared about her... and to his (and her) surprise she felt the same. Now they text all day, try not to talk all night, and are genuinely smitten.

This boy's name is William and I really really like him.

And this is his dog, Lurky. ♥

I've been waiting for the perfect time to announce my new relationship and felt like today was the day. ♥ Hope you didn't mine my secret!

Everything always happens for a reason.
Love and Turtledoves,

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Peak Into My Week

Garth and Adam as Santa Claus.

My concert outfit to match how amazingly that night went.

Naps with my sweet kitten.

Lovely German cheer best friend!

And craaazy car rides to panda express!

Love and Turtledoves,

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Few Oddities

Outtake of a cute picture. ;)

1. I loooooove watery oatmeal. Like really watery. If it's too thick, I don't eat it.

2. I hear a rhythm in just about everything. In between clock ticks, words in video game songs, ect. It's everywhere. For example, in Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess there is this one looped song in the ice temple/fortress and one of the beats sounds like it says "Rusty Trawler" like from breakfast at Tiffany's.

3. I have pet peeves about the way people say Jacqueline. Most people say it with two syllables, like my cousin Jacklyn. I'm kinda picky because it's three syllables and I like hearing it the right way. (Even my ex-boyfriend said it wrong half the time!) Some of the time I just tell people it's Jaco so they can't mispronounce it haha!

4. I am a yogurt fiend. You know how they sell yoplay for 10 for like 5 dollars? I use that deal.

5. I really like to read silly teenage book; especially ones about... hehe don't laugh okay! I really like pirate books. L. A. Meyer has a great series about a girl named Mary Faber who leaves London poverty to become a sailor. Silly I know but they're soooo good.

Well those are just a few weird things about me! I'll do another post when I think of more :)
What oddities do you have?
Love and Turtledoves,

P.S. Rammstein was totally in America for the first time in ten years, tonight. Did anyone else cry because they don't live in New York today? Will and I suuuure did.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Spirit

I am seriously loving this time of year! People are slowly putting up their Christmas lights, something I doubt we'll be doing this year, and I am loooving it. I really want to have a night with friends of Christmas light viewing, hot cocoa, and carols. I think I might put up the Christmas tree this week, depending on if it's in the garage or in storage from the move. I want to make my family's first Christmas in this house beeeaaautiful.

In winter my mom and I put white icicle lights on the curtain rods of all the windows. They glow beautifully at night. I currently have them hung up around my mirror in the bathroom, along with heart garland I had made for Valentine's Day this year. I need two more strands so I can light up my room too :)

I also love the fashions of this time of year. I love all the jackets and scarfs I get to break out, oh and the mittens! I recently rediscovered a fingerless pair of mittens I received for Christmas last year. They work wonderfully for texting :) I also love to pair a bright scarf with a darker outfit, I just hope it doesn't rain more. I never remember not to wear suede boots when it's raining...

My absolute favorite thing about Christmas is my two Christmas' with my families. On Christmas eve eve all of my siblings come to Dad and Kathy's house and spend the night (This year all my siblings will be home! Kacey and billy from Hawaii as well as Adam and Emily from San Fransisco! I am smitten♥). Then whoever wakes up earliest, usually me included, gets everyone up and makes hot chocolate and coffee. Then we all have Christmas in our pajamjams around the tree. Then I leave to go to my mother's house where my grandparents come home, and Neil too, and we have Christmas brunch together. These are the memories I cherish the most. I love having my entire families home, together, just being my wonderful families.

What are you favorite things about Christmas? I'd love to know :)
Love and Turtledoves-in-a-pear-tree,

(picture from weheartit, isn't that the most perfect Christmas living room ever? God I'd sleep in there every night.)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A little look at Norman.

I just wanted to share my sweet little update I posted a couple of days ago, I've got seven sweet little robots that need loving homes.
This is Normal Looneybot.
Norman has a few screws lose. He's often misunderstood because of his love of the strange and unusual. He would adore to have a friend who loves the oddities of life as much as he does.

Feel free to check out Norman as well as my other Lovebots at, my shop, The Lovebot Factory. ♥
Love and Turtledoves,

Friday, December 3, 2010

My Life in Pictures

Here's what I'm loving these last few weeks!

Beautiful sunsets that take your breath away.

Little nerds starting early.

The best Lovebot I've made yet, he's in my update I just had!

New uniforms to make our squad official.

Newly dyed hair

Fly friends in tight vests.

And warm kitties in pretty sweaters.

Love and Turtledoves,

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Life Opens Doors

wehearit, as always.

Sometimes you need terrible things to happen to realize what you have. As much as I am hurt, deep down, still over the break up, I am thankful. I now am closer to knowing what I really want and need in a partner. I now can know to put my foot down and get what I want out of a relationship.

More importantly I've learned that I have an amazing family and set of friends. I am upset with myself that I needed to be hurt so badly in order to realize I have amazing friends that care so much about me. I am thankful for a friendship Donny had brought to me, Will's friendship. The end of the relationship has created a better friendship with Will and I wouldn't change that. I am grateful to have such a wonderful friend and I wish I could have realized that sooner.

With that door of my life shut and a new one opening, I am getting to know my friends. I want to feel their love and I want them to feel the love I have for them. I want to laugh and go on more "roadtrips" late at night. I am going to show more love and learn to be unashamed of it. I am happy with the life I have been given.

I love my friends, my family, and my readers with all my heart, I hope everyone knows that.

Love and Turtledoves,

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I love you all.


Although things have been rough for me lately, I'm happy for the life I have. I am very fortunate to be going to a wonderful school. I am very thankful for people who care about me, I really am. I have a wonderful family that means everything to me. They've supported me through everything and I truly appreciate that everyday. I love my entire family, no matter how split up, crazy, and weird we are. I adore my family.

I'm also very appreciative of the great friends I've made over the years. You've all been crazy supportive and helped me through all the nights I feel so alone. The last two days have been the best I've had in months. Tuesday I went on a mini roadtrip with Tim, Julia, and Mattias... I seriously had not laughed so much in so long. I love them. And last night I had an amazing conversation with Will, probably the best conversation I've had with a friend in years. You all are freaking amazing. I wish I had more pictures from this year and past years so I could share, but to be honest I don't. I have so many great friends and zero pictures of us. I'm going to have to change that.

I also want everyone who reads my blog to know that I appreciate and love every one of you. I enjoy sharing my life with you all, and love to hear about your lives as well. I love every one of you.

I hope your Thanksgiving is amazing and full of love.
Love and Turtledoves,

Saturday, November 20, 2010

My next goal.

*weheartit* I seriously adore that.

The first thing on my list of things to do is to regain my confidence. I relied too heavily on his opinion of me, and when things started to go down hill and he noticed me less, my confidence went way down. However, his loss of interest in our relationship is not a reflection on my appearance or personality. I am still me.

I don't need a boy to think I'm beautiful in order to be beautiful. He is not what made me pretty, he was just someone who told it to me often. I shouldn't need to be told in order to feel it. I am an intelligent, pretty women with or without a boy to tell me that I am. I need to learn that just because he told me I was pretty when he still loved me didn't make me pretty. His praise didn't make me anything, I made me who I am. I am trying to learn that I am still me.

This is something I wish other girls new. I know a lot of girls who think they are as pretty as what a boy thinks of them. A real man will think you're pretty constantly, no matter what, but it is not what makes someone attractive. Attitude, confidence, uniqueness, intelligence, ect ect is what makes you pretty.

I feel like my personality and my intelligence is what makes me attractive. Not what my ex-boyfriend thought or thinks of me. I am still who I am.
You are all beautiful.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Via the droid

I am really excited to proclaim my admiration of my new droid. It blows my last phone out of the water (the envy 2) that's for darn sure. I hope everyone has a wonderful day, I'm just happy this new toy helps with the quiet monets...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I wish for many things...

Right now I hope for many things... I hope to someday look at the good times and appreciate them. I hope he will grow into a man. I hope I never understand how he could do what he did. I hope he makes good decisions. I hope I will learn to trust again soon. Most of all I hope he will keep things we said in confidence to himself. I hope he lets those private moments die with our relationship. I hope he has enough respect for me to do me that favor because I know I will let them die.

However, I know I can't make most of those things happen. I know I can only work on myself and fix myself. I need to regain my confidence and my spirit, both are broken right now. I will be alright soon and I know I am going to die without him. My family and girl friends are being very supportive and they're letting me learn on them.

But I know someday soon I'll learn to stand on my own again.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Things to do:
1. Allow myself to feel this way
2. Build myself back up once it's through
3. Learn to be without him

This weekend has been an emotional rollercoaster. I'm not going to share details but I am no longer in a relationship with Donny. And I'd like to say I'm happy about it, but I'm not yet. I'm vulnerable and hurt and I'm not ashamed of it. He was important to me, but things happen and oh did they happen. I'm just going to be honest and say that my world has been turned upside down for now. I can't promise my blog will be anything right now. I can't promise it'll always be happy or sad, only that it'll be real. I'm going to tell the truth and say what I want to say. I promise not to complain... well at least not too much.

I hope you all understand.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What's in a name?

I've been thinking a lot about the weight of names. I've wondered how much weight they really do carry. We don't choose our names, well most of us, but we do choose how we use them. When I meet people I feel I am equal with, I introduce myself as Jaco. I usually use Jaco for other people my age, friends I am introduced to, of course this blog and my company. However, I introduce myself as Jacqueline when I meet superiors, elders, and well, to be honest, people who I think would understand Jacqueline better than Jaco. (Sometimes people think Jaco is my given name and sometimes I get tired of explaining.)

Sometimes I wonder if it really matters that much. I like Jacqueline better, but I've been called Jaco for years and years. I feel like it is my fun side, my goofy personality and that Jacqueline is my older side, my put together side. The more I think about it the more I think it's just a name, that I am who I am no matter what I call myself. I am still myself, nothing less and nothing more.

Do you feel like names have weight? or are they simply a title?
Love and Turtledoves,

Sunday, November 7, 2010

What do you dream of?

Cutest wehearit picture ever.

I have dreams of owning a vintage boutique. I would sell clothes, home decor, handmade lovelies, and maybe even a candy counter. My Lovebots would have their own little area, they're own little factory. I want a sweet little shop that gives others as much joy as it would give me. We'd have really distinct sizing areas, something I think most people have with vintage clothes. Our shoes would be well shined and well organized, I swear it'd be the most organized vintage store you ever have seen.

And I'd have a studio above the store, a little nook to create and sew and be in my own world. I'd finally own a record player and blast the Sound of Music while I sew my fingers off. I want the studio so I can come down to my little store and do my thing. I want to be involved and be my store, give it life.

Everyday I daydream about my little store... What I'd name it, where I'd have it, the types of policies I'd have, every little thing. The more I think about the little store I'll have someday the more I want it. I want to show my heart in a creative and beautiful way. I want to bring vintage and handmade happiness to everyone.... This is my dream.

What do you dream of?
Love and Turtledoves,

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Lovely Little List

1. I get my hair cut tomorrow, long bob hear I come.
2. Cheer is going swimmingly. I'm a base. Can I say that throwing girls in the air is freaking scary.
3. I'm really proud of Donny. He's doing so well in his play and has a possible paid internship.
4. Halloween has filled my life with candy. Home. Yearbook. Delightful
5. The more I play my clarinet, the more I love its sound.
6. Forceful cuddles from Muffin
7. Finally wearing my vintage dress and rocking it
8. Sharpened sewing shears
9. Custom orders ♥
10. The possibility of getting tags made

Just a little something inspired by the darling Laura Shane ♥
Love and Turtledoves,

Monday, November 1, 2010

A rootin' tootin' Halloween!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! My family's party went absolutely perfectly, honest to goodness. It was one of our biggest parties, close to 80 people, and I think it really helped keep it going for so long (till 2 am!). Another great part of it was the fact that not only was it a Wild Wild West party, it was also a surprise party for my (wonderful) Aunt Christine.

We had her close friends come, which they normally wouldn't, and wouldn't let her come early to help. I think she felt left out more than suspicious! You should have seen her face when we started singing to her, it was really priceless. It's really amazing to see how happy you can make a person.

As promised, here are some of our costumes!

My outfit:
Dress-Salvation Army, shortened and given a new neckline
Fake Uggs-Costco
Sweater tights- target?
Trims-store in LA
Hair extensions: Sally Beauty Supply (like 3 dollars!)
Belt- Nordstroms

Donny's oufit:
Abs/pecks-Joanne's fabric paint

My fabulous Dad and Kathy.

I love my goofy brothers! Cam was woody and Chris was riding a horse.... with backwards feet.

Now for the piece de resistance. Anne and Ryan, our close family friends, prepared a skit along with Ryan's costume. He showed up, with two others of course, as the Three Amigos, complete with the following skit!

amazing video by Erok!

The best part was the fact that three other friends came as the Three Amigos! And they all are friends they just never talked about their costumes I guess. :)

How was your Halloween? I'd to see pictures! Link me to some pleeeease.

Love and Turtledoves,


Friday, October 22, 2010

Hair Itch

I don't know about most people, but I get a hair itch. That is, the itch to change my hair radically. Usually this results in a shockingly different hair cut or color. Last time I had the hair itch, I cut off my shoulder length hair to a shaggy, chin length bob. The problem with this hair itch is how much I want looooooong hair. I want long, sleek hair so much that I've considered extensions. However they are expensive. SO, I've decided I think I want to get rid of my layers, since they fray out weird, and just let it grow from there. Then I'll have long, even hair.

A quick wrap up.
I will probably look like this soon.

I will look like this eventually.

That is all :)
Love and Turtledoves,
*all pictures from weheartit*

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What I Love Today

In correspondence with Miss Gala Darling's Things I love Thursday, I thought I'd do one too! Why not spread the joy? ♥

I Love....

silly cats


slouchy beanies

Halloween! (candy, parties, costumes ectect!)

vintage shoes


What do you love?
Love and Turtledoves,
*all images courtesy of weheartit*

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pikmin + Zelda

Happy Monday everyone! I had a very relaxing last week, we only had three days of school and a four day weekend due to the end of the quarter. Hurraay! So Donny and I spent time on Friday, playing Pikmen and Zelda: Majora's Mask. He played Pikmen while I watched and then I played Zelda while he watched.

Then Saturday Lori Beth, my wonderful clarinet teacher/practically a sister, and I went down to LA's fashion district! It was like a seamstress' HEAVEN! Fabric from floor to ceiling in every store. At first we couldn't find any of the right fleece... then BAM 10 yards for 2.50! My fleece is 8 dollars at Joann's! I also bought 1 yard of tan suede, 1 yard of teal suede, 1.5 yards of faux fur (a sweet surprise in store for this!) , 3ish yards of darker grey fleece, 1.5 yards of fringe trim, and 1.5 yards of beaded trim. I never had such an amazing day when it comes to supplies. I cannot wait to go again!

And yesterday, after a clarinet lesson, my new friend Ebba came over. She's a foreign exchange student from Sweden and, as it turns out, is my mind twin. She came over and we got to know each other and pretty much laughed for four hours. I haven't had so much fun with a friend is soooo long, it was really refreshing. She is really a doll :)

And as for today I finished!! my Halloween costume and I'm going to make a Lovebot after maybe a nap. It's a great day to catch up on sleep and sewing and relax, I love Mondays!

What have you done this weekend? There is nothing I love more than a productive weekend :)
Love and Turtledoves,

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Perfect Shoe

Although I'm an Etsy seller and absolutely adore the site, I've only bought..... two things(?) from it. Three if you count showing Donny the kitten ring he brought me :). I just never thought to use the site I love and rely on so much. Until now.

I am addicted to Etsy browsing. I constantly look for cute vintage dresses, bags, and shoes. I found my bridesmaid dress for Kacey's wedding, an adorable yellow convertible dress, which is my favorite finding so far. I'm looking for my homecoming dress on Etsy. I'm hoping for something sweet and simple and am almost afraid to post the one I want because I don't want it to be snatched up! hehe I'm a paranoid shopper.

Tonight started a new Etsy browning obsession.... Shoes. Vintage Oxford shoes, specifically. I've decided I want oxfords in white, tan, and navy. Here are a few I ADORE so far.




Aren't they all so dreamy? I just love the look of the tan color, it matches my Cambridge satchel. I think it's my favorite color of leather.♥
What about you? What are your shopping or Etsy obsessions? I'd looove to know :)
Love and Turtledoves,

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vintage style ♥

Lately I've found two really great vintage dresses that I NEED to share. I thought I'd also share a few other vintage pieces I have, although I hardly wear them, haha. I love vintage but I need to work on my own body image first. I'm starting cheer soon and working on joining a gym so I can be healthier and happier.

This dress is a thrift store find. I thought it might have been a costume when I was in the store, but I knew I couldn't leave it behind. I felt like I saved it from the Salvation Army, and I'm really happy I found it. I'll be sure to post an outfit post as soon as I wear it. (I need a slip first haha!)

Donny and I found this dress when we were out thrifting, but it needs some fixing before I can wear it. I want to pull the collar together where the lapels end and put a navy band on the hem, it's SO short! I want to make it a bit more decent before I wear it. Also, what do I wear with it?! I have a blue belt, but what about shoes? tights? I'm at loss when it comes to navy.

This dress was my grandmothers, who I adooore. I had it hemmed to the length it is now, and my only problem is I don't have shoes for it yet or a belt. I think it would look good with tan sandals, or oxfords?, and a tan belt but I only have a thin tan belt and no tan shoes.

This jumpsuit was also my grandmothers, Nonnie is just the best. I have yet to wear it, but I do think it's darling. I only wish the fabric was thicker because it's pretty thin. Anyway, I think I would wear it with tan boots (under the pant leg) aaand a tan belt? I love the look of tan leather haha.

Yet another get addition from my wonderful Nonnie, it's a strapless jumpsuit with a short sleeve over shirt. I think I would wear it with brown sandals? Maybe a belt, I'm not sure yet. :) I'm new to this vintage, looks nothing like what kids wear now, kinda thing!

This jacket was a gift from my mom when we moved houses. Apparently it's from the 70's, according to her. I cut the fringe off of the sleeves, and I might cut it off the front and back but I'm not sure if that will ruin it. I just don't like the cowboy remarks I've gotten, haha.

I really hope to be able to break into the vintage style. Right now I feel awkward, especially since kids at my school asked if the blue striped dress was a "costume" :(. I envy the style of Elsiecake and Katie, who both completely rock the vintage look. I think someday I'll be more comfortable and be able to throw together some rad vintage looks!

Well I'm off to play video games with the mister!
Love and Turtledoves,

P.S. Cheer starts tomorrow, yesterday was canceled, I promise to tell you how it goes!