Friday, April 29, 2011

Shop Preview!

As promised, I'm posting all shop item photos here so you ladies have a chance to shop my closet first :)  For details on how to purchase, click over to Fictional Shop!

Just as an FYI, vintage pieces will be moved to my Etsy shop after May 5. 

A second batch of goodies will be up tomorrow too :)

Vintage mock wrap dress, size S/M.  $28.00

Gold paillette minidress, size XS/S.  $18.00

Express ivory jacket, Size 0.  $18.00
Vintage poly maxi dress, size XS/S.  $28.00

Express silk chiffon babydoll dress, size 0.  $28.00

Sunday, April 24, 2011


This sequin dress will be in the upcoming shop!  The full shop preview will be up later this week. 

The husb and I had a wonderful weekend, doing yard work and painting in the house.  My friend Kelly & I were at the Highball on Saturday for Austin Flea, and to check out a nearby vintage shop.  Found an amazing Betty Draper-ish dress that I can't wait to show off! 

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Less is More

I'm on the fence about these pants.  Then again, I'm more of a skirt girl, if you haven't noticed.  It was the perfect time to bust out my souvenir hat from Bohol though :)

So, update--I did get promoted at work!  I started out with an expiration date, and ended up with a bigger desk and a pay increase.  Good job, self!

It's been a long journey to this point actually.  When I graduated from college, I landed a job any merch major would kill for--a job I thought I wanted and a giant paycheck to go with it.  Little did I know how soul-crushing Corporate America can be.  Oh yeah, the money was great--except that I cried every day and fantasized about leaping out of office windows.  Pretty dark, huh?  And if you know me, you know I hate emotions!  So the crying was a problem.

It didn't take me long to quit that life and move to Austin, working my way through some amazing local boutiques.  I certainly didn't make anything near what I made at my first job, but guess what?  I was so much happier with less than when I had more.  I really enjoyed retail (and still hope to have a shop of my own someday) but finally it was time to move on.

My new job definitely has its stressful moments, but it's rewarding to be appreciated for qualities other than my ability to get dressed in the morning. :)  For now, I've found the right balance of money and happiness.