Weekend Adventuring

I ordered a Strand Books x Kate Spade surprise box as part of their 20 Things We Love series of partnering with unsung companies they love. I received a Kate Spade/Strand Books tote bag (love!), a Strand Books cosmetic case, a Strand Books diner mug, and a Kate Spade bookmark, all wrapped in darling hot pink tissue paper. So fun! 
Picked up a new hat I’m totally in love with and went antiquing… Also my new contacts finally came in, so I can ditch the glasses for awhile 🙂

Baked gluten-free pumpkin scones for tea (earl-gray lavender) on a gray Saturday.
Went to an Anthropologie for the first time EVER (can you believe it?!) to find the Fall issue of Darling Magazine with my poems in it. Score!! Also, the girls who worked at Antrho and J.Crew liked my outfit, which I take as a high compliment since they are all so stylish! Also had my first-ever Pinkberry (vanilla with Nutella). 
Hope you had a great weekend!

Vintage Lovin’

It was a fun weekend. A weekend that included ice cream, bowling, a concert, and a fair amount of reading and napping. And, last but not least:

This happy little vintage loveseat came to live with me!! 
{the picture above shows it still in the thrift store}
Of course, I’m looking for some fun accessories for my funky 60s couch. I get a pitter-patter in my heart when it comes to 50s mid-century modern furniture, and I think the clean lines and simple colors would go well with the more ebullient 60’s floral. So I put together a little inspiration/dream board for the space…
green/turqoise vintage modern accessories

Everything mid-century modern is ridiculously expensive, but I am seriously considering the UO side table and the little “pouf” from Target (it’s on sale in stores). I LOVE the blue chevron rug from Urban Outfitters, too, but it’s just so pricey. Of course, this girl is on a budget. I did some antique store trekking this afternoon to get some ideas from the real-deal expensive stuff, and boy did I spend a lot of money in my mind! I’d have the coolest house! 

Then, since I was dreaming, I thought: Of course I’d need an awesome outfit that coordinated with my new loveseat and decor, right?
vintage modern yellow/turqoise

vintage modern yellow/turqoise by fashionatalie featuring platform heels

Super loving on this color combination, and so glad I get to play with it in decor, too.