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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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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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Things you could expect to find at our house

Cory and I have eclectic taste. I imagine the following filling the walls of our house.

Our playful initials

Vintage maps of places to travel

My iPad paintings

Roosters, personal obsession

Anything that would pass as Zombie Apocalypse memorabilia

Wes Anderson related art

Curious Prints of a Biological Nature

and some Holiday Cheer

Happy Holidays from Wade & Associates

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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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An Outfit Post … Finally!

The blog has taken a backseat to other endeavors but today I was really proud of my mostly thrift/vintage work outfit so I am sharing it with you. I know you will be jealous about how much some of these pieces actually cost.

the whole thing

  • Ann Taylor Cardigan – $8 from Thrift Town
  • Vintage knit skirt – $1 from Crimson and Clover (yes I found it in the $1 bin!)
  • Vintage necklace – About $8, I forget the exact details of purchase several years ago but it’s still one of my favorites. It reminds me of grandma’s white metal furniture in the garden.
  • The shoes are from a boutique in Santa Cruz and they are not thrifted. I have a really hard time finding thrift/vintage shoes that fit well and stay together but that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop looking.

a little detail

Hope you enjoy and don’t shop too hard or this will happen:

putting a chaise in the dressing room is asking for trouble

From the Late Night Desk of Wade and Associates

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A Brief Hiatus

I’ve been on a bit of a respite from the blog. Maybe it’s a New Years thing. I’ve been organizing and cleaning out my closet, reading (gasp! books with words), working on commissioned artwork (okay it’s just a bookmark and a banner). Today I wore my hot pink knit sweater from Crimson & Clover.

It’s one of my favorite purchases among many from the store. I got about a dozen compliments on it today. I think most people just find it striking. Have you ever found something interesting and complimented the person wearing it before you were even sure that you liked it? I’m guilty of doing that every once in a while. I guess it’s just a way of saying “Thank you for doing something interesting today – keep it up!”

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Sacramento Fashion Blogger Meet-up Part Deux

Today was the second Sacramento Fashion Blogger meet-up. We started out at the Midtown Bazaar perusing the vendor wares while I was apparently perusing the diversity of shoes among the bloggers (see below). Then we moved over to Streets of London to talk shop over ciders and sodas. If you are looking to explore the range of fashion blogs that Sacramento has to offer, look no farther than a pair of feet. The footwear chosen by each blogger reflects a little bit about their blog, so pick a pair of shoes and go explore!

1. Innovative and Stylish, but really you were pulled in by the cool tights worn by Natale of Evelesco: http://evelesco.blogspot.com/

2. Polished and Professional, in fact it’s the New Professional by Angeline: http://the-new-professional.blogspot.com/

3. Sassy yet Functional, this pair of kickers belongs to Melody from It’s all happening: http://melody-stone.blogspot.com/

4. Daring and Romantic, try out Coco’s blog Muffin Top Baby: http://muffintopbaby.blogspot.com/

5. Spunky and New, well her blog is new to me at least, so I am excited to start following Nicole of Little Bits of Nikknak: http://nikkibit.blogspot.com/

6. Oh that’s me, silly, Jen from Wade and Associates. I can’t really describe myself. I’ll leave that to objective third parties (which means I’ve run out of adjectives).

7. Thrifted and Lovely, Kari writes for Juniper James: http://juniperjames.wordpress.com/ and Thrift Town: http://www.thrifttown.com/blog/

8. Eclectic and Pretty, these cute socks and shoes belong to Bella from The Citizen Rosebud: http://www.thecitizenrosebud.com/ and Street Style Sacramento: http://www.streetstylesacramento.com/

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