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Smile You’re On Camera

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When you see an abandoned service station that says Smile You’re On Camera? You pull over? Yes, you pull over, go rogue stye if you will for the good of the blog. In other news, another day and another case of two unhappy little boys. We keep telling them that they get to go to the pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin out…’cause you know that is what every little pup wants to do. PICK a darn pumpkin out! But we had another meeting that kept us from it again, yet we swear come rain or shine we are getting those boys to the pumpkin patch!

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Lost in Drawers Vintage Trunk Show

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Today was somewhat of a milestone for Heather and I, as we took Lost In Drawers Vintage out into the real world with our very first booth at a local trade show of sorts. I can say that I am so very proud of Heather for all the hard work she does for our business, and it was an interesting and eye-opening experience all the way around. And why wouldn’t we want to show off some pretty frocks and a few accessories to boot? We couldn’t have done it without the support of our family, and we learned firsthand the challenges of designing, setting up, running and tearing down a booth in not-so-perfect conditions. So, in spite of being mismatched with the vendor types present at the show, and the venue being an interesting choice by the organizers, we found our way there, learned about the need for sturdy tables, racks and mannequins and did our best to represent what we have worked so hard to create with Lost In Drawers Vintage!

So, while the event didn’t quite meet the expectations of the vendors or the claims of the organizers, we had a good time and met a lot of vendors with a lot of good product: a cocktail ring from Covered in Glitter, candles from Candles N More from Mrs. Audrey, the kind gals at Lola’s Sugar Truck, and an amazing Mickey Mouse necklace from Yuntan!  (Check all these people out, for reals!) It was quite nice meeting people who are as passionate about what they do as we are about vintage. And as the pace was slow, soon enough we were packing up and what better way to celebrate a long day? Mexican food with the family! We are blessed, and we are armed with plenty of ideas and tips to make our future shows even better than the start!

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(We had many, many lovely and great shoppers, and we thank them all from the bottom of our heart. These photos were behind the scenes if you will!)

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Flower Village – Dallas

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It’s no surprise that I am in love with all things Alice in Wonderland. It’s been a part of my life from the very beginning. I’m quite fanatical about it, SO when we saw on Groupon that the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens were having a
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Flower Village,  we knew we had to get there quick to take it in. Granted, we paid $6 bucks each, which was fitting for the display being only 4 houses. It was sweet, and nostalgic, and lovely. In addition, it  was quite steamy, but we seem to have fun with anything. And I will take a day date that is centered around Alice anytime at all.

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Digging

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Bo and I have a bedroom/office mighty full of vintage clothing, and truth be told, sometimes I forget what we have. But as we are getting ready for our upcoming Craft Fair in Sundance Square, we have been going through our collection and I came across this skirt. How did I forget about this gem? It’s a high waisted, classic, vintage, summery plaid number. It’s pretty good if I say so myself.

Enough of a break, however, it’s back to getting inventory ready, tagging many a dress (and this skirt) and all the things that comes along with a vintage booth. It’s exciting, hectic and even a little scary but entirely worth it for Lost In Drawers Vintage.

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Graduation 2013

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I’m not going to lie, quite a few tears were shed when my youngest brother graduated from high school this past weekend. When he was born, I used to tell my classmates that he was mine. Kind of weird…but it was just because I loved him so much. And all these years later, we are so proud of him. The young man he is now and the grown man he is to become all evident in his dry wittiness and humor, his quiet sweetness, and more importantly, he gives the best hugs. Congratulations to my dear brother Connor! Many, many, many amazing things are on the horizon for you. This is something we know. You better believe it!

P.S. A HUGE shout out to our beyond amazing mother, who makes all and many things lovely and possible!

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And So It Is

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Well, my baby brother Connor graduated this weekend!! And it was lovely, and tear filled and so we have a post coming up with all that in it. But this post has nothing to do with all of that.  So, he did indeed graduate and there are pictures because my mom did say a million times…”Heather Nichole, there better be pictures!” So, yeah Mom, I took many pictures.

So, while everyone was scurrying about with graduation plans and celebrations, I was simply trying to keep out of the way.  What better way to do so than to take some pictures for myself. I thought, “hey I have a blog, and I do enjoy fashion, right?” So, here is an outfit post for the new week. Nothing new in particular, just stripes and a hat. ‘Cause when your hair is in the transition stage between not quite short but not long enough…you put a hat on it!

And, so it is…What I wore this one day over the weekend!

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Home Outfit

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We are back home from being with my family for Memorial Day weekend. And though we will be seeing them again in 3 days time for my youngest baby brothers high school graduation, I have to say that I love going home. I love that my family lives in a small town, I love that it rains so much there that they get way more toadstools than we ever see in our neck of the woods. And I especially enjoy that there are never next door neighbors around, so that I can go stand in front of their fence anytime for a “outfit shot.” God Bless America.

But you know what I really love right now? While we were at my parents, we got a email expressing interest in Lost in Drawers Vintage being in a local craft/vintage show downtown in Sundance Square. Pretty pumped! More info coming very very soon!

Dallas Asian Festival

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This was our first time going to the 23rd Annual Asian Festival in Dallas, and let me tell you, it was more than worth the free admission and $5 parking! No, but really, it was a lot of fun. Pork on a stick, the adorable kid dancers, perfectly refreshing boba/bubble tea from Delish Bubble Tea in McKinney, finding the perfect Totoro to take home, posing with said Totoro everywhere and generally having a great time on the first truly warm day of the year.

We even continued our current Pinkberry obsession as we searched the Dallas area for all things Studio Ghibli. We finally made it by Anime Pop which is a wonderful stop for all things anime. A very hot, yet fun, but still quite dorky way to start up the summer!

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Smattering of Here and There

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It’s been a full month, a very full and up and down month. From doctors’ visits, to traveling a bit and unpacking yet our house still has boxes? Are they multiplying? Many a fort could be built from the boxes we have accumulated. Getting settled into a new place and a new phase of life is never easy. Learning how to sleep in a new space to readjusting to having only bathroom with one sink, our life is never dull nor boring. Many a challenge to face and overcome. Currently, we are getting ready for Mothers’ Day. Our moms mean the world to us and we do take the time to try and honor them as best we can! (I’m not a mother yet, but maybe I can talk Emory into getting me a new iphone…eh…eh??)

And you know what makes for an amazing month? Amazing Lost in Drawers loves…special thank you cards received and best of all, beautiful ladies who look out of this world in our dresses. Our studio is set up, new dresses are up in the store and we have so much more on the horizon!

Warby Parker-Aldous & Boyd

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With the Texas sun already blazing, summer seems to be making an appearance and it’s only April! Geese! If we ever needed sunglasses, we needed these wonderful frames from Warby Parker’s Summer 2013 Collection .

As Warby Parker so brilliantly says, Sand dunes, hammocks, little sculptures made of driftwood.Gone are the socks, the formal affairs, the after-dusk shivers. It’s summer, which means it’s time to let loose a little.

We are wearing the Aldous in English Oak and Boyd Marbled Charcoal models and we can say with confidence that these sunglasses live up to their namesake.We had never used the Home-Try-On program for the sunglasses before. It is quite wonderful to be able to try on both optical frames and sunglasses both as summer will be here before any of us know it. The frames themselves are well made, and we both commented on how well the lenses performed in the Texas sun. Paired with vintage lace and jean cut offs for a day of bike riding on a sunny day and we can see them equally worn all dressed up. Amazingly versatile and stylish for everyday wear!

It was just a perfect day for bicycles and all the flowers the heat hasn’t consumed just yet. We can’t recommend the new sunglasses from Warby Parker enough!

Defiantly, Defiantly try yourself a pair!

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