Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Cardigan Cozy (Modern Millie Shop)


I can already tell I am going to get a lot of wear out of this adorable strawberry cardigan!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Song of the City (Collectif)


LET ME SING YOU THE SONG OF MY PEOPLE!

That was THISCLOSE to being the title of this post but then I thought better of it. Really, I'm a professional. Sort of. Not really. Ok not at all...


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

What's Sara Reading? Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory


Well it sure has been a hot minute since I had a "What's Sara Reading?" post so I figured it was time to talk about books. It's not that I haven't been reading a ton (I always have a book at hand - well, on my Kindle anyway!), I just haven't connected with much lately enough to want to write about it.

I have also been a little distracted/busy/focused elsewhere. The blog has definitely taken the back burner a bit since this summer. A lot shifted in my life after my car accident in June and I think it's slowly showing me how it has been affecting parts of my life.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Haunting, Amelia Bedelia!


Happy Halloween, peanuts!


Anyone out there fans of Amelia Bedelia? She was one of our favorite books growing up. Apparently, there is an actual Halloween story called "Happy Haunting, Amelia Bedelia" but when I was little, we had just the self titled "Amelia Bedelia" by Peggy Parish and my mother would read it over and over with me.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Miss Semi Sweet's Goblin Cookies - Veganised!


I've been watching Miss Semi Sweet's YouTube channel for years now, loving how much she loves to explore retro recipes and dares to try even the worst ones for our entertainment. We share a love for the kitchen (as well as retro style!) and love her quirky and silly personality in each video she shares.


As I was putting together my Halloween posts for this week, I watched one of her videos with these cookies as the star and originally just wanted to try them for myself. Then I noticed they would be fairly easy to make vegan and then I thought, why not adapt the recipe and share my version here on homage to Miss Semi Sweet herself!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

French Kiss (Lady V London Elsie Dress)


I never ever thought in a million years that I'd love a wiggle style dress as much as I love this Elsie dress by Lady V London. I bought it in August in preparation for my big trip to Europe to add to my booth uniform wardrobe.


The green and blue hues in the dress match our corporate colors and the more corporate style of the dress fit the business casual attire we decided on for staff in the booth. All the while being a super pretty dress? Winner winner!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Oh Bite Me: (Vegan) Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites


Know what the best day off is? It's not setting any alarms, staying in bed all cozy-like while looking at wedding stuff until noon, dragging ourselves out of bed just to go get lunch somewhere not so healthy for us, running a few errands (and getting started on Christmas shopping!), coming home and blogging while Cody plays whatever video game he's currently into, and only getting up from the couch to eventually make dinner and continue binge-watching a Netflix show (currently it's the hilariously inappropriate Big Mouth). 


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Parading in Paris (Bernie Dexter Mari Dress)


You know what I love? When Bernie Dexter offers 70% off sale items. You wanna know how this girl has so many Bernies? THIS IS HOW, PEANUTS! You gotta pay attention. You gotta subscribe to newsletters if brands/companies/stores offer them and be aware. Because when designers like Bernie offer 70% off, you jump.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Little American Girl in Paris: We're Engaged!


Well, my peanuts, I am back from my epic European journey. My show in Amsterdam was a huge success and I couldn't be prouder of the work I accomplished there. But I don't want to talk about work! I want to gush about my time in Paris with Cody, Anna, and Florian!


The 4 of us packed as much as we could into our 2 days in Paris together - all the while the 3 of them keeping a fairly large secret from me the entire time! But more on that later...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Meet Me in the Clouds (Unique Vintage Dolly Dress)


This dress and this post is kind of a funny story. A story of bad luck vs. fate. Let me begin by saying that I never expected my eyes to land on this beauty of a dress from Unique Vintage this summer.


Now, let's rewind to July. For my birthday celebration, I didn't want to do much but spend time with Cody and Red. We decided to do something together, a double date for Cody, myself, Red, and her fiance, Jimmy.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Baby's First Vegan Recipe: Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins


Recently, I mentioned that Cody and I dropped animal products from our diet and didn't say much about it (besides appreciating the vegan donuts at PV donuts). Well, in case you were wondering, here's more about it along with my first attempt at making a vegan treat!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

GOOAALLL! My BFF's Soccer Bachelorette Party


For the past few months, I have been working in cahoots with the bridesmaids and invitees for Red's bachelorette party. As maid of honor, planning the bachelorette and shower has been a lot of fun.

What can I say, my day job is a corporate event manager - it's in my blood!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sunflower Siesta (Voodoo Vixen Adelyn Dress)


You know how sometimes you see a dress come out and think "that's cute but I so cannot buy one more thing right now" and after that you sort of forget about it?


I admit it happened with this Adelyn dress from Voodoo Vixen. I totally DID forget about it - though I don't know how with it's bold colors and adorable pom-pom trim! Out of sight, out of mind, I guess!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Grab a Slice (ModCloth Sweet Spot Skirt)


Ever since That Day That Shall Not Be Mentioned in the ModCloth universe (aka ModCloth being sold to Jet.com, a Walmart company), I haven't spent much time on their site or buying much from them. To be fair, I didn't choose to do this because of the sale. I actually haven't bought too much from ModCloth at all lately, mostly because they have been releasing less and less quirky prints and doing more and more Forever21 style clothes.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

What's Sara Reading?: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine


Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Or so the novel by Gail Honeyman claims.

I mean, she IS fine, technically. She has a steady job (one she has had for years), her own apartment, a devoted and devilishly handsome boyfriend, and talks to her mother every week like a good daughter should. Fine, right?


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ruins (Tropical Bamboo Sarong Dress by Collectif)


You guys, blue Jukes are haunting me.


Twice in the past two weeks, I have seen bright blue Jukes out in about (whereas up until now, I really never saw another bright blue Juke besides mine and maybe 1 in the 4 years I owned one - they discontinued the color after 2012) and it's as though my old car, Betty, knows I got a new one and she's come back from her car grave to haunt me about it. How dare I get a new yellow Juke!?

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Viva East 2017


If you're in the retro community and you haven't heard about Viva Las Vegas, you must live under a rock. It's by far the largest and most popular rockabilly and vintage weekender and pinups come from all over to attend.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies



Thanks to my "do nothing" vacation last week, I feel like I am back on track with my blog and may be back to my two-posts-a-week schedule once again! Man, it didn't take much to throw me off but it sure took a lot to get back on. 


Needless to say, I am happy to have had two posts this week for the first time since early June (maybe even before that??) and am super pumped to have a recipe to share to boot!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Paved with Gold (Hip Zipper)


I've had this beautiful vintage dress since May and it has been sitting in my closet, waiting for its moment to shine, since.


Funny how that works. I thought I had a solid plan for this dress's photo shoot but it kept getting delayed in my scheduling and I just never got around to shooting it. Then I found myself having to replace my car, all my plans changed, and this dress got pushed further down the list!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Paint it Red (Happy Birthday to Me!)


Who has the best long-distance romance/friendship in the world? I DO, I DO!


You all know about my obsession with my friend, Anna, from across the pond in Germany by now and you may even recall seeing my beautiful Christmas gift from her back in December on this very blog! Well, my peanuts, she has done it again!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Farm Fantasia (Tatyana Wisteria Dress)


Show of hands - who here remembers my epic saga of being in Las Vegas 3 times in an 8 week span? I DO! I DO! Well, I am still happy it's over (I may even still be recovering...) and now that it's summer, my busy season has started to calm down.