With the weather being like it has in the past week here in Winnipeg, we've spent a lot of time inside cleaning and purging! It feels so nice to get rid of stuff and make room for new things! We made a little playlist of some of our favorite songs to get you guys in the cleaning mood! Have a happy day!
May 30, 2012
Yes, we know we have already posted about Dear Creatures several times, but they are one of our all-time favorite fashion labels! We love how much influence they take from past eras, especially the 1960's, to design their classic yet playful clothing line. We really appreciate all of the attention to detail, from the beautiful color palettes to the pretty piping that frames the peter pan collars.
We know that it isn't even officially summer yet, but we are already longing for Dear Creatures' amazing fall collection. Get a load of these stunning pieces, which even come complete with a set of cat ears! A girl can't ask for much more than that!
This darling cap with little cat ears is probably one of the greatest things that we've ever seen! It is absolute perfection. This is definitely at the tops of our dream fashion wish lists!
That brown dress with the knee high socks is adorable! That is definitely a look that we will be trying.
Those collars! Those dresses! (Swoon.)
...wait, on second thought, could we just have one of everything please?! ;)
For more shopping and lovely clothes be sure to stop by www.dearcreatures.com.
May 29, 2012
It's another dreary day over here...perfect timing for a little colorful pick me up!
This dress from the 60's is perfection!
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The perfect little floral set! Perfect for your next BBQ!
Cute little lucite napkin holder!
Anyone need a beautiful floral 50's party dress?
A classic photo album in blue and green floral!
Scallops, stripes and dots all on one mug? Yes please!
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May 28, 2012
Recently, our friends over at Iconemesis were kind enough to let us each pick a new iPhone case from their shop to add to our spring wardrobes! (Yes, we count our iPhones as accessories because they are always by our sides!) There were so many cute cases to choose from that we had a hard time just choosing just one!
Our new phone cases arrived in the mail last week and we instantly fell in love! They look even better in person! We were so excited that we decided to share them with you and do another "What's in our Bags?" post. So friends, here are 12 spring items that we are currently loving and can't live without:
I fell in love with this happy case the moment I lay my eyes on it! I love the colors and the design of the funny little walking shapes! For a better look at it, or the many other adorable ones to chose from, wander over here!
We just want to take a minute and say a big thank you to Iconemesis for their generosity! We are very happy with our iPhone cases and would highly recommend their shop to any of our friends looking to make their phones look prettier. Be sure to take a peek at their shop: http://iconemesis.co.uk/artworks
Happy Monday lovelies!
May 27, 2012
This week we have hair on our minds! Stef bravely chopped off a good foot of her locks last week and next week i'm going to chop mine as well! Summer is the perfect time for a change! Naturally we were drawn to the 60's for hair inspiration. The first half of the 60's were known for the flip, bouffants and beehives, and pixie cuts and later on it shifted to longer straight hair with classic middle parts! These are some of our favorite looks!
Susan Van Wyck and the iconic flip!
Megan Draper looking fabulous as usual!
Brigitte Bardot had some of the most iconic hairstyles to this day!
France Gall looks picture perfect!
Mary Quant getting styled by the late Vidal Sassoon in the sixties.
Twiggy and her perfect pixie cut.
Getting all dolled up, back in the day!
May 26, 2012
Hello friends! We just thought that we would check-in and give you a little update on how things have been going at our vintage boutique. It's hard to believe that it's already been six months since we first opened our doors! Seriously, it's been half a year already? Wow, time sure does fly when you're having fun! We were really lucky to have an unseasonably warm winter this year, which resulted in quite a bit more foot traffic than we had originally anticipated, and now that the snow has melted we have been busier than ever!
We also recently received two very exciting press mentions that we wanted to share with you: First, a local newspaper called Uptown Magazine took a poll and we were voted #2 for 'Winnipeg's Best Vintage Shop' and we were also voted #2 for 'Best New Shop in Winnipeg'! Forever 21 beat us for best new shop, but really, being second to Forever 21 is still a huge compliment!
Secondly, we recently did an interview for a Swedish newspaper called Svenska Dagbladet which we were told is Sweden's version of the New York Times! What an honor! The interview was primarily about our mobile shop and will hit news stands next Saturday. We can't wait to get our hands on a copy!
Speaking of our mobile shop, we have our first event of the year booked! We will be participating in the Canada Day festival again this year and that takes place on June 30 & July 1st in Osborne Village in Winnipeg. So, if you live nearby feel free to come by and say hello!
Alright, that's all for now lovelies, we hope you have a fantastic weekend!
Stef & Erin
May 25, 2012
We'd like to introduce you to our wonderful feature sponsor for May!
Hello! I'm Andrea from Sorrythankyou79!
I love vintage anything, but especially books!
I have always enjoyed reading and decorating with vintage books-and I wanted to be able to share that with others! Sorrythankyou79 is my outlet for creativity, and fun. I love shopping for vintage and retro finds, and I have a book obsession -so Etsy allows me to do what I love (yard sale, flea market, bargain hunt) while having an outlet to sell when my collection gets a little too crazy! I am constantly adding to my shop-rare books, colored book bundles and all manner of vintage greatness!
You can check out Andrea's links here:
Yay! A big congrats to Annika Victoria of the blog The Pineneedle Collective, you are the winner of the $50 Shabby Apple gift card! Please send a message to Madison at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
Now we just want to take a second to thank every one of you lovely readers who took the time to enter this contest, and we also want to say a big thank you to Shabby Apple for being so sweet to include our blog in such a generous giveaway! We really appreciate it!
Stay tuned for our solo sponsor feature later on this afternoon!
Stef & Erin
May 24, 2012
May 23, 2012
Hello lovelies! The warmer weather and change of seasons has put us in a fantastic mood so in honor of that we are planned a little summer ad sale! Take a look at the chart below to see our discount ad packages for the months of June, July, & August:
These prices are for 3 months of ad space, but if you are looking for something a little smaller we will also still be selling ads individually. For more info on what each ad size includes, check out our sponsorship page here.
We have seen quite a bit of growth from last month! Here are our current stats (as of May 22, 2012):
- 1606 Bloglovin' followers
- 1890 Facebook followers
- 1861 Twitter followers
- 1636 Google followers
-Over 72,000 page views last month!
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any further questions. We look forward to working with you throughout the summer!
Erin & Stefanie
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May 22, 2012
It is a very grey and gloomy day here in Winnipeg, so we figured that the only foolproof way to brighten it up was with a solid dose of one of our favorite colors: turquoise!
spectacular circular fireplace, the prettiest organizer in the land, vintage serving pitcher, beautiful window shutters, a cute fan for hot summer days, dreamy canister set, and a pretty amazing cake carrier.
We love the subtle turquoise accents in this room! (Not to mention the amazing light fixture!)
Last but certainly not least, we can't get enough of this adorable vintage turquoise typewriter.
May 21, 2012
We were so delighted when we found out that our friend Elsie from A Beautiful Mess purchased this adorable pink, blue, and yellow floral 1960's dress from our Etsy shop! We were so close to not listing it because it was just so darn cute which made it nearly impossible to part with, but we are extremely glad that it went to such a fantastic home. Just look how amazing Elsie looks wearing it! This makes us so happy! As a shop owner, there is nothing more satisfying.
Check out the rest of Elsie & Emma's outfit post here: www.abeautifulmess.typepad.com
What a great start to the week!
May 20, 2012
Like most vintage enthusiasts, we have a huge weakness for colorful vintage radios! They all have such an interesting unique design that isn't seen anymore in modern electronics. We would proudly display any of these beauties on our shelves for everyone to admire:
May 19, 2012
Hello friends! We have a long weekend this weekend and plan on doing a whole lot of nothing and we can't wait! Do you guys have anything exciting in the works this weekend? Either way you should sit down and take a minute to peruse some of our talented sponsors!
May 18, 2012
Hello lovelies! We are extra excited today because we have a pretty incredible giveaway to offer you! We will be giving a $50 gift card to Shabby Apple which is a boutique with the most amazing vintage-inspired modern clothes! We were drooling over absolutely everything in their amazing lookbooks, especially "Twin Palms!" Every single piece would be a spectacular addition to our closets! Have we spiked your curiosity yet? Thought so!
Entering this giveaway is very simple. All you need to do to enter are the two following things:
1. "Like" Shabby Apple on Facebook (click here to do so!)
2. Check out their fabulous website and leave a comment on this post
saying which piece is your favorite! (along with your full name and email address)
*Also, all contestants must have a USA shipping address to be eligible for entry.*
That's it friends! So easy, hey?
In case you are tempted to start shopping before the giveaway is over (I know we are!), we are offering an exclusive 10% off discount code to our amazing readers! Just enter the code "ohsolovely10off" when making your purchase and you will automatically receive a discount.
We will be keeping this giveaway open for one full week and the winner will be chosen at random and announced next Friday, May 25th at noon! Best of luck to everyone!
all dresses in the photos are available at www.shabbyapple.com
May 17, 2012
We're feeling a little random today, so what better way to start the day than some miscellaneous things we've been loving lately! We hope you have a happy day!
We love the styling of this Alice + Olivia shoot!
Aren't these striped shoes from Modcloth adorable?
We saw this amazing print over at our friend Katie's blog last week, and haven't been able to stop thinking about it!
This is such a simple, but fun idea for a party!
We are huge fans of The Shins, but this poster just seals the deal!
Last but definitely not least...a little Jon Hamm and eggs to start your Thursday!
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