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Saturday Adventures in Sacramento

Saturdays are a good day for me to wander around Sacramento at a leisurely pace. First my boyfriend made an amazing breakfast – eggs, country gravy, biscuits, french toast sticks, fresh whipped creme and a green tea chai latte. After a couple rounds of eating, I went to drop off my dry cleaning and decided (unplanned) to go into Summer Porch. The vintage outdoor furniture had caught my eye but the real jewels were inside.

I found a lot of shoes hiding away and snagged some comfy vintage Famolare wave wedges.

Always looking for adjustable or tiny vintage rings and found two and a vintage necklace.

Then I went happily off to Facials by Noelle. She uses an all organic skin care line, Eminence. Everything smells delicious including the daily moisturizer with SPF, which has just a hint of vanilla.

Next off to Hi-Fashion Fabrics to get fabric to make some vintage-patterned wide leg pants. I hope this place never goes out of business because it is the only fabric shop that sells a good amount of usable fabric for cloths – the other shops are all chains that carry mostly broadcloth for quilters. I also picked up fabric and notions for a spring-time apron. The base will be a lilac chiffon with a smaller overlay apron in white cotton with an eyelet trim. Anyways it’s an experiment in making the most fabulous Easter hostess apron that’s ever been seen. Not trying to hype it up or anything.

No perfect day would be complete unless La Garnacha is involved. The burrito has already provided two meals and will be providing a third very soon.

Then off to a wine party where Cory made the tinyest taco in the entire world. I got to wear my new Charlotte Ronson dress with my Kenneth Jay Lane gold hammered earrings – all Gilt-y purchases and my favorite vintage taupe heels.  The fave drink of the women that night was Allure, pink sparkling wine.  Yum.

All in all a good day.

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The ole switcharoo

Tried a red, long-sleeved version of this dress on at Anthropologie that’s been out for a while. It was awesome. Saw this on Modcloth (it’s new to the site today) and contemplating getting one or the other. Same dress? Half the price. What up with that? I’m guessing the Modcloth version is a lighter weight fabric (you can see the light through the dress at the bottom of the Modcloth dress and the fabric is not clinging to the form as the Anthro one does).

Anthropologie – $178 – 48 inches long

Modcloth – $79.99 – 41.5-43 inches long depending on size

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Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s fur

I’m always amazed at the coats in the eBay store indiecultvintage. Lots of vintage and fur trim coats in every kind of style. They also do a great job with the photography and descriptions. The auctions usually end up at a price that is higher than seasoned thrifters are willing to pay ($300 and much higher) but it’s fun to look. I have a few real fur and faux fur vintage coats and I never paid over $30 – see them here! But enough about me, here are the latest stunners from indiecultvintage:

Vintage purple fox fur and velvet blazer on indiecultvintage

Vintage leopard faux fur and red wool cape coat on indiecultvintage

Vintage arctic fox fur collar and wool batwing coat on indiecultvintage

Vintage Lilli Ann arctic fox fur collar and green mohair swing coat on indiecultvintage

Vintage shearling and blue suede belted coat on indiecultvintage

Vintage mink fur coat on indiecultvintage

Vintage mink and red wool belted coat on indiecultvintage

Vintage red ostrich feather coat on indiecultvintage

Vintage Hudson Bay multi-color horizontal striped wool coat on indiecultvintage

Vintage spotted lynx and camel hair coat on indiecultvintage

{all photos from indiecultvintage}

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Second Sunday at Fringe

Where can you get a pair of gold-heeled Nine West pumps for under $10? Worn only once for a “girl from Robert Palmer video” costume. My inability to walk in high heels is your gain.

Gold-heeled Nine West pumps

Next Sunday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) I’ll be selling some clothing in the Fringe parking lot with other bloggers and vendors. Here’s a sampling of some things from my closet that are making an appearance. Better come by and snag them! Lots of vintage and a nice little $1 box.

Vintage, vintage, vintage!

Vintage blouse

H&M dress and vintage gold belt

H&M navy blazer

From my boho days

Vintage purple track jacket - you need this

Vintage Bruno Maglis

H&M polka dot scarf and vintage black heels

and more! I’m sure I’ll have parted with more by the end of the week, maybe…

– From the late night desk of Wade & Associates

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Florals and Fall

I’m still not over floral prints, vests and boots.

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Excuses, excuses!!!

The thing about bloggers is that every once in a while they should blog. I’m not really a blogger. I’m a personal stylist with one client (myself) who occasionally blogs. I also have a short attention span. Those are my excuses anyways. I’ve been playing a bit with other hobbies including Pinterest and sewing.

Pinterest

Gals pinboard on Pinterest

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard for images. Most of the users on Pinterest are women. It can provide particularly good inspiration if you are planning any sort of event or decorating your home. It’s also a good place to browse if you like fashion or are just plain crafty. The only drawback that I have determined is that I realize the love of turqoise/teal is TOTALLY MAINSTREAM and that I’ll have to find a new favorite color of the moment. I’m thinking yellow or maybe green. Anyways my Pinterest board for women’s fashion is located here: http://pinterest.com/wadeandassoc/gals/

Sewing

Very Easy Vogue Patter V8647 in progress

Very Easy Vogue V8647 Misses' Dress pattern cover illustration

I’ve been taking sewing classes at Meissner’s since April and have finished a couple of projects. I am ALMOST done with my first dress. It’s a Vogue pattern – a simple jersey dress. My teacher thinks it is too tight (note that my boyfriend thinks it is not tight enough)
and I can tell that we are going to have some disagreements on fit . She doesn’t even know I’m cutting 4-5 inches off the bottom. Kids these days!

From the Late Night Desk of Wade and Associates

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Article Consignment Boutique

Article Consignment Boutique  5704 Elvas Avenue / Sacramento, CA 95819

Wow – what a little Sacramento gem!

Brought in a load of clothes and they took everything except for a pair of shoes and a vintage dress.  I selected the items very carefully – basically good brands that appeared basically unworn. If you need consignment tips hit me up while my styling rates are non-existent.

I wasn’t too sure about bringing in the Anthropologie dress but I’d worn it one time and the torso is too long for me. It is beautiful though and my decision was justified because I found a slammin’ BCBG dress. Out with the old and in with the new as they say.

I have the following items on consignment so go take a gander if you like:

Marc Jacobs jellies and Seychelles heels

Paige Denim - Love this brand

Shorts from Cuffs - Too fun for me

Vintage Peasant Blouse

Unique Tank from Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Anthropologie Creme Knit Dress with black slip

Found this BCBG dress and that hot Xscape ruched number in the background

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