November 30, 2012

Why we're excited for the holidays!

Seeing as how it's December tomorrow (crazy!) we thought we would dedicate this Friday's post to things that we're looking forward to this holiday season!
1. Trying out some new recipes to give as gifts this season.
This caramel peanut butter fudge is one recipe we're going to have to try.

2. Curling up with a favorite holiday movie. These are some of our favorites!

3. Decorating! We love Rachel from Smile & Wave's collection of vintage ornaments, and can't wait to pull ours up from our basements and decorate our trees as well as the rest of our homes!

4. Doing some holiday baking and trying not to eat it all along the way!
These sugar cookies look picture perfect!

5. After the tree is up, and the cookies are out of the oven, there's nothing like getting cozy!
We love throwing on a favorite hoodie, some sweats and a trusty old pair of slippers!

What are you guys most looking forward to in December?

November 29, 2012

My Closet/Work Room was featured on A Beautiful Mess!

I was so honored when A Beautiful Mess contacted me to share one of the rooms in my home with their readers! To see all of the photos, and to read the interview, go and check it out over at A Beautiful Mess!

A big thanks to Tristan Fast for taking these photos!

November 28, 2012

Vintage boots.

We are both on the hunt for new boots for Winter. It's hard to find boots for our extreme Winters. We do have actual practical Winter boots covered, but we are in the market for everyday boots that we can just slip on, that won't get destroyed by our crazy salted streets. Naturally we turn to vintage boots because they are already worn in and aren't all new and shiny.

November 27, 2012

It's navy, baby!

This cozy navy heart sweater is perfect for fall!

How amazing is this photograph of  boy scouts in navy uniforms found in the New York Times in 1964? It looks like the original cast of Moonrise Kingdom!

This adorable navy caravan makes us miss our Olive!

Such a cute combination of navy stripes with a headscarf wrapped around a bun!

And last but certainly not least, we are head-over-heels for this gorgeous navy scalloped dress.


November 26, 2012

At home with Stefanie Hiebert on A Beautiful Mess!

I was so honored when I was contacted by one of my all-time favoite blogs A Beautiful Mess about featuring my home on a new feature called "At Home With..."! 

Check out the rest of the photos and read the full interview here!

Happy Monday, friends!
XO, Stef

all home images taken by my friend Simply Rosie.

November 25, 2012

Sixties style icon: Jean Shrimpton

When we think of 1960's style icons Jean Shrimpton is definitely one of the first names that comes to mind. Her natural beauty and effortless style is always so inspiring. We can't get enough of her cute bangs, big 60's hair, and amazing dresses!

Jean Shrimpton was born in England and broke out into the modeling scene in 1960 at age 17. Soon after that she began appearing on covers of big magazines like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Vanity Fair. She quickly became known as "the most popular model," "the most photographed face in the world," and most importantly "the face of the 60's."

Here is a little fun fact for you: Jean helped launch the mini skirt into popularity in 1965 by arriving in Melbourne wearing a dress with hem that was a whopping 10 cm above her knee! (Pretty shocking for the time!) That's just another reason why we are featuring Jean Shrimpton as our style icon on this Sixties Sunday!
Love this strapless high-waisted bathing suit! So cute!

all images were found via google images and information via wikipedia.

November 24, 2012

Paper Love Stationery.

College student and aspiring graphic designer, who opened an Etsy shop to share my modern paper goods that I design, assemble, print & ship from my {tiny} home office in New Jersey. I always had a love for creating pretty things, but I never gravitated to one specific interest...until I discovered my love for graphic design and paper goods. I opened my shop to share the items I create with others in hopes that they love them as much as I loved making them. I am very pleased with the direction my shop is going in, and I can not wait for what the future has in store for my shop! Some random bits about me: I love coffee, sushi, chapstick, movies & adventures. Harry Potter & Optimus Prime are my heroes!
You can go check out her links here:
Want to win this lovely Christmas card set? All you need to do to enter is go and check out the Paper Love Stationery shop and tell us which your favorite design!

November 23, 2012

Things we love.

It's time for more pretty things friends!
We are total suckers for anything cat related, and these wooden cat clothes pins are no exception.

This navy coat with a peter pan collar is what dreams are made of.

I wish we knew how to knit because if we did we would make this adorable scalloped knit clutch!

The store front of this vintage shop in Amsterdam is nothing short of incredible.

Pretty sure I need this pair of 1960's turquoise glass pendant lamps for my house.

The cutest gingerbread cookies ever we ever did see! Perfect for the holidays!

Hope you all have a lovely weeknd! 
(and a fun Black Friday to all of our American friends!)

November 22, 2012

Our shop doors are open!

We have some super exciting news! We just opened the doors to our new online shop -
Make sure you read the sizing, description and shipping policies before making any purchases! If you buy multiple items, we do offer a combined shipping rate. Make sure you select "all" under categories to see all the pages, otherwise it looks as if we only have around 25 pieces for sale. Please note-We ship worldwide and the shipping prices are set for anywhere in the world! Keep in mind we live in Canada, so if you are ordering from the US, it takes about 2-3 weeks, and anywhere else in the world 2-4 weeks to arrive! If you live in Winnipeg, or nearby, we are happy to offer pick up from our store Rhymes With Orange at 223 Mcdermot Ave. We will refund you the shipping cost when you come and pick it up! If you have any questions, you can contact us on the shop's contact page. If you're unsure of a size, ask us what it fits like and we will happily tell you! We hope you love the new shop as much as we do, and don't worry, we will be updating it often, we promise! Now go and check it out, and happy shopping!

November 21, 2012

Get ready friends...

We have some very exciting news to share with you guys! We are launching our new online shop tomorrow called "The Lovely Closet" and it is packed full of vintage and vintage-inspired clothing items! Yay!

Wanna have a little sneak preview? Well you can check it out at to see what we have in store for you! The shop officially opens at noon central time tomorrow so stay tuned!

December sponsors?

It's that time again friends... We are looking for a new round of sponsors for December! We have a lot of exciting things planned for the next month such as sharing tours of our homes, holiday DIY's, more recipes, and other fun holiday-related posts! We had a big jump in our stats last month and recieved almost 85,000 views with a high day of 7,200 views! Wow, thanks so much guys! 

Here is a closer breakdown of our stats as of  November 19th, 2012:
-2,384 Bloglovin' followers
-3,071 Facebook followers
-2,765 Twitter followers
-2,112 Google followers
-5,328 Pinterest followers

If you are interested in sponsoring OSLV next month be sure to check out our sponsorship page for more info or drop us an email at if you have any further questions! We also still have bulk 3 month packages still available if you are looking to sponsor for more than one month at a time!

We look forward to working with you!
XO, Stef & Erin

November 20, 2012

Polka dots galore!

Happy Tuesday friends! We had a bit of an interesting weekend due to a break in at our shop on Sunday night. Some idiot just smashed our front window, but luckily didn't take anything, so it could have been a lot worse! We were still pretty bummed about it though. In better news, we are currently taking photos and measurements of clothes for our new online shop! We will be launching it this Thursday, so keep your eyes peeled! If you love polka dots, peter pan collars and all things cute, you're gonna love the new shop! On that note, here are some pretty adorable polka dots to start your day!
The perfect color jacket to go with black & white polka dots! Photo from this lovely blog!

Such a fun little casserole dish! It would be perfect for the holidays!

The prettiest polka dotted party dress!

Another super pretty vintage polka dot dress!

November 19, 2012

The best cookies ever.

A few weeks ago I was checking out Pinterest when I stumbled upon this recipe for Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter + Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies and as soon as I read the title I knew that it would be an instant favorite... and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! I have already made several batches, so I decided to share the recipe with you lovelies today! 

(original recipe written by Monique and found on

What you need:
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
-1 1/4 teaspoons of baking soda
-1/4 teaspoon of salt
-1 cup of unsalted butter
-1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
-1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
-1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
-1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
-1 jar of Nutella, refrigerated
- coarse sea salt 

In a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside. In a sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk it until it starts to brown then remove from heat and let cool.

Once it has cooled, mix the butter and the sugars together with an electric mixer. After it is well blended, mix in the egg, the yolk, and the vanilla extract. Next, slowly add the dry ingredients while continuing to beat on a low speed until just combined. Finally, gently fold in the chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours or even over night.

Once the dough has chilled it's time to make the cookies! Start by preheating the oven to 350F. Then scoop out about 1 1/2 teaspoons of dough and roll it into a ball. Next flatten the dough as thin as you can in the palm of your hand. Then place about 1 teaspoon of Nutella in the middle and fold the dough around it and gently form a ball again. Make sure that you are careful that no Nutella seeps out! Place balls on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart and flatten slightly with your hand. Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes, or until they are starting to slightly brown.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with coarse sea salt. (Mmm... my favorite part!) Let cool and enjoy!

Happy baking!
XO, Stef