• Fashion

    Sweet with an Edge

    If you know me, or read my blog, you probably also know that I love vintage floral dresses. I especially love this one because it has my favorite color (cream, yes), a belt (thank you for giving me a waist), lace at the neckline, the daintiest blue flowers, and the classic cut, but with a slightly shortened hem line. Making it a little bit sweet, with a little bit of edge šŸ˜‰ I had to remove the shoulder pads, of course, and add an extra hole in the belt, but other than that it was good to go! This time I wore it on a hot early evening, while roaming…

  • Fashion

    The Night Gown

    The vintage floral nightgown repurposed as a different kind of night-gown. It’s amazing what a belt and heels (and slip – hello sheer) can do. I love this piece for its pastel colors, pattern, and flow. It is one of the most comfortable dresses I’ve ever worn and can work as a sundress for the day with flat sandals, or a soft evening gown with heels. {Also loving this stunning vintage bag from Arlee Park! It’s the cutest shop started by two sisters, who are also photographers, so you can imagine that everything is so well curated and looks quite picturesque šŸ™‚ ) Do you have any favorite re-purposed pieces?!…

  • Fashion

    Black, Tan, and Tee

    When I was young, I thought you could never wear black and brown together. That was against the rule. Those were two separate colors that kept their distance. You could choose to go with blacks OR browns. Well, one thing I’ve learned is that some rules are made to be broken, or rather unlearned and re-defined. Because black and brown can definitely work. My preference being a lighter or warmer shade of brown to give a niceĀ contrast. I ventured on a sunny walk along the Mississippi and to one of my new favorite cafes (Black: Coffee and Waffle Bar) in this combo. And yes, they have gluten-free friendly waffles šŸ™‚…

  • Travel

    Travel Jenuinely (and Gluten Free!): Amsterdam

    Landing in Amsterdam, I felt a calm sense of familiarity and ease. It was the perfect way to kick off my European journey. With no set agenda besides enjoying this beautiful city, I was looking forward to wandering (and biking) the canal-lined streets, catching up with a few friends, running through Vondelpark, eating gluten free pancakes and much more. I find my travel style to be less about seeing as much as possible, but rather experiencing the energy, lifestyle and soul of a place. Which tends to lead to a lot of aimless wandering, although especially in the direction of gluten-free treats or green smoothies (all about balance haha), vintage…

  • Fashion,  Life

    Vintage Shoe Revival

    I love vintage. You definitely have to be picky in your search and selection, but it carriesĀ some serious potential! I think it adds an element of timeless beautyĀ to any look.Ā I’ve collectedĀ a few pieces over the years that are always random discoveries, but so fun:) One being these brown leather pumps…the shoe was literally separated from the sole when I bought them (very cheaply I might add!). But I brought them to a shoe repair shop and they were able to completely remake the sole for maybe $20. The shoes were already perfectly worn in, I didn’t even get blisters, which is a rarity for me and heels. I had to…