Friday, April 30, 2010

hold on to your hat.

I have never been much of a hat person, probably because i have so much hair..

However I am totally enjoying seeing all of the sun hats styled into outfits this spring. I'm also secretly glad they are in style so I don't look like a granny at the beach protecting my pale skin from UV rays..

What do you all think of the straw hat craze this season? Will you wear one?

These hats are all for sale in my etsy shop! 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

my new favorite TV show.

Modern Family is my new favorite show..i can't get enough...(have i been using that phrase a lot lately?). I especially can't get enough of the character Cameron. If you haven't seen the show, you need to get on it! Maybe this clip is only funny if you watch the show, but it's a little taste..

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

fabulous florals.

I love the floral craze this spring, and i can't get enough! The delicate feminine prints remind me of the dresses i used to wear as a little girl. Here are new floral items listed in my etsy shop!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

sweet creams cafe

Friday night I had a much needed shopping & dinner date with my friend Hillary. We went to our favorite little place Sweet Creams Cafe. I ordered apple butternut squash soup, and the Blou Anjou sandwich (blue cheese, pears, vinaigrette on a croissant). We were adventurous and tried the Mayan chocolate ice cream for dessert..yum!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

beauty essentials

I'm pretty low maintenance when it comes to cosmetics, but here are the 5 beauty products that i absolutely can't live without!

I love anything mint flavored, can you tell? The Burts Bees lip shimmer is mint flavored, as well as the Bigelow lip gloss. If you have never tried Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap, watch out, it tingles until you get used to it! 

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The last product is Squalane, a topical skin moisturizer derived from fish oils and olive oilSounds strange but it is all natural and simply fabulous! It's fragrance free and perfect for sensitive, dry skin like mine. I have tried countless moisturizers only to find that this works best. The company Oceana is run by a Norwegian family from my church. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

introducing taylor

introducing taylor:
my dear friend & newest male model for the 
men's vintage section in my shop!
here are some new items to check out.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

we own the sky

Maybe I'm a bit late catching onto M83, but if you haven't heard them, their music is 80's pop inspired, layered, full of synth and gorgeous vocals. It's wistful and romantic, and it transports you back to your teen years, when you felt the angst that only a teenager feels so strongly.

I love this video, it's beautifully filmed and the teen's outfits are perfect. Enjoy! 

Friday, April 16, 2010

men's vintage clothing

I am excited to announce that Simplethrift is in the process of introducing a men's line of vintage clothing! For now, my handsome husband is doing a little modeling for me :)
Here are a few new items available in the shop!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

indoor BBQ

Since my birthday was over Easter weekend, I didn't get to see my friends to celebrate. So, this past weekend I decided to have a little birthday bbq. However, it was a bit chilly that night so we took the party indoors. My friend Hillary provided hot dog toppings for the different ways big U.S. cities eat their dogs. So you could have the New York dog..Chicago dog..etc!

It was a great little party and even though it was moved inside, it was fun to kick of BBQ season!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hello Mr. Fox feature!

I wanted to share some pics of Hannah from the Hello Mr. Fox blog, who recently purchased a vintage dress out of my etsy shop!
Doesn't Hannah look darling wearing it with a little boater's hat?
Check out the full post here!
Thanks Hannah!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

funny stuff.

Though most of us, myself included, are guilty of more than one of these traits, this is just plain funny stuff. This made my face hurt, thanks brother!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

outdoor dining

I realize this is a bit late, but our Easter dinner this year was simply divine. The weather was PERFECT and we had such a nice family dinner outside on the deck. My Mom was going for the outdoor "French bistro" theme I think.
Fresh Asparagus
Roasted Vegetables
Roasted New Potatoes
Cabbage & Carrot slaw
Fresh Rolls
Maple & Mustard Baked Ham
Leg of Lamb

Eating outside is one of my favorite things to do when the warm weather hits. It's wonderful to feel like your living space doubles when you're able to use the deck again!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

shop update: spring pastels!

Coming out of a three week sickness due to mold allergies, my husband and I are in the process of moving..*sight* It all happened quickly and I'm so sad to be leaving my little cottage, but we both need to feel healthier. We're setting up a temporary apartment in the lower level of my Mom's big house as we house hunt!

 I'm just glad that Spring is such a happy season and it cheers me to throw on dresses and skirts without tights or leggings. There is nothing quite like going bare legged, is there?

Pretty spring pastels available in my etsy shop.

Monday, April 5, 2010

birthday love!

Saturday was my birthday! The weather was perfect and the day began with Andrew's family's annual brunch of egg strata & sticky buns, followed by the egg hunt. Later that night we went to dinner with my family at my favorite restaurant "Antelao's" in the Delaware Water Gap. It's a small restaurant in an old house with only 6 tables and a seasonal menu. 
Elvie waits the tables and makes the desserts, and her husband is the chef! The food is incredible and they are such gourmet chefs that whatever she is describing to me sounds like it will be the best thing I've ever tasted.
Chocolate malt creme brulee for dessert!!

OH! And did I mention that my birthday gift was a Canon T1i?? I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!! I have the best husband and Dad in all the land..

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