Who are you calling vintage?

I had the pleasure of taking a few hours this weekend to hang out at Chicago’s Randolph Street Market.

It was a perfect weekend to do it! Great weather, beautiful sunshine, and that soft Chicago breeze that comes every once in a while.  Booths lined the market with vintage treasures and trinkets.  A live band played in the background. The ambiance was perfect.

As my friend and I browsed the vendors we stumbled upon a couple of vintage clothing tents.  I’m a sucker for vintage clothing. My entire undergrad garb came from endless hours of thrift store shopping.

I was in heaven! Rows and rows of clothing were creatively laid out so that one could see the beauty in each piece.  How lucky I was to have found a dress that I immediately fell in love with!

I had to buy it. It’s going to go great with my red shoes.

I forgot how much fun it is to “dig” for the perfect look.

Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award

I was so surprised to learn that Travel Lady with Baby gave me the Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award! How excited and honored I was knowing it came from a blogger whom I have great respect for.

The rules for this award are that you must answer the following ten questions and nominate ten blogs that you think deserve the award.

1. Describe yourself in seven words. 

Optimistic, Honest, Obsessive Compulsive, Passionate, Outgoing and Patient

2. What keeps you up at night?

Nothing. Really. I pass out the minute my head hits the pillow.

3. Whom would you like to be?

Coco Chanel

4. What are you wearing now?

All black (my normal wardrobe)

5. What scares you?

Cable News

6. What are the best and worst things about blogging?

The best – meeting and learning about others and getting feedback

the worst – sometimes I feel there is not enough time to update

7. What was the last website you looked at?

Le Monde

8. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

My obsessive compulsiveness. I seriously clean the same kitchen countertop 4 or 5 times a day.

9. Slankets, yes or no?

What!?! No.

10. Tell us something about the person who nominated you.

Travel Lady is a compassionate blogger who shares travel tips, fashion sense, and ideas for your toddler. She is honest and a terrific writer. If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting her site take a moment and enjoy your photos. She has so much to offer.

Passing on to:

The Cherbie Life

Emerald Pie

Boomie Bol


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