Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Perfectly Pinup

 Greetings from Boulder, CO! As this blog goes live, I am in Colorado for a two-week business trip! I'm spending one week at my company's office and then the second week in Denver for our annual conference. It's going to be crazy but fantastic!

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Painted Polka Dots (Collectif)

Is my Collectif sale haul from July still going? Why yes, yes it is! I ordered 4 dresses total and this is the 3rd and final one I have to share on the blog. Not to imply that there is a 4th rejected dress somewhere in my apartment. I've just shared that one via Instagram and didn't bother with a full post.

If this Judy dress looks familiar at all to anyone, it may be because I own the same dress in a different print and shared that dress LAST summer after scoring it in that sale! It is still one of my favorites so I made sure to grab this amazing red and white version when I spotted it this time around. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Palm Springs (Bernie Dexter)

I know, I know - I claimed it was Collectif month but I figured it would be OK to take a brief break from the Collectif sale scores to bring you a lovely Bernie Dexter number.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Lovely Brielle (Collectif)

 If you see this dress and immediately feel anxiety over it getting dirty, then you are one of my people.

Despite the OVERLOAD of white in this Brielle Love hearts swing dress, my heart went pitter-patter at the adorable pink heart print, border, and belt. I decided it was worth the risk and included it in my recent Collectif 50% off sale purchase. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Super Nova Girl (Collectif)

Buckle your seatbelts, I've received my goodies from the Collectif 50% off sale so you know what that means - August is (un)officially Collectif month on this blog! It really could be. I found four dresses and all of them are just a delight! 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Electric Blue (Unique Vintage)

Look! I managed to take photos without any drama for once! Well, mostly without drama. There will always be drama.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Darling Denise (Hearts & Roses)

I had every intention of having this blog post up last week but alas, ended up with a brief unexpected blog break due to...well...annoyances. 

A busy busy weekend combined with the most miserable weather lately (seriously, July has been nothing but insane humidity or RAIN) with the addition of the worst luck (typical for me) led to me just throwing up my hands and saying "fuck it - I'll try again next week!"

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Sun Soaked

 Recently, my girl Kristina at The Eyre Effect started liquidating her vintage stock and so, like any vintage-lovin' gal would do, I followed and stalked and crept as she shared what she was parting ways with. She has been selling a lot of really great things but not all in my size. Luckily, I spotted this happy-go-lucky number and snatched it right up.

This little retro dress looked perfectly summery. It certainly checks off all the boxes - lightweight, bright, colorful, and fun! What else does a gal need?

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

La Vie En Rose (Smitten Kitten Unique Boutique)

Welcome back from all of your 4th of July festivities! Anyone else have a wild weekend? I ended up on a semi-spontaneous road trip to Scranton, PA for a music festival, making my weekend much more adventurous than I originally planned for. 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Talkin' About Tallulah (Smitten Kitten Unique Boutique)

Right in time for the hottest month of summer to begin (I see you coming, July!), I partnered up with one of my favorite small businesses, Smitten Kitten Unique Boutique, to celebrate the release of their newest dresses. This Tallulah dress (in the Fancy Doodles print) has all the summer vibes and was an immediate favorite due to its colorful fabric. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Terrifically Tully (Unique Vintage)

How oh HOW did I somehow FORGET to blog this adorable Tully dress by Unique Vintage that I got from Modern Millie?! Well, considering it was ordered back in March, I guess I can understand. I was just relocating to a new town and new apartment unexpectedly, no big deal or anything, right? RIGHT.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Seeing Double: Twinning in Emily & Fin

No need to fix your mobile devices or laptop screens - you truly are seeing double! You may recognize this Emily and Fin dress from a windy post back in December. You may even recall that when I bought it from Modern Millie, I ordered two - one for myself and one for Jen for Christmas. 

Ever since I gifted the dress to her, we have been dying to take some photos together again. It had been too long since we last had a photo adventure (OMG look at baby Sara and baby Jen from the day we first met in person!) and it was so fun posing for the camera again! 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Getting My Groove Back (All Things Boudoir)

I've debated with myself over and over about sharing this post along with these photos but ultimately decided (like many of my struggles over the last couple of years) that sharing was the way to go in case there are other women out there going through similar that need to feel less alone. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Melonie Melonade (Hell Bunny)

Well, HELLO THERE, JUNE! You came in with a roar, didn't you? Gotta love the 90 degree days and muggy nights that seemingly came out of nowhere, am I right? 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

What's Sara Reading? Broken (in the Best Possible Way)

Truth be told, I wore and photographed this dress weeks before starting Jenny Lawson's new book, Broken (in the Best Possible Way), but when I uploaded the photos to edit them, I immediately saw the perfect match to the cover and BOOM, here we are. 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Coming Up Lilacs (Bernie Dexter)

 Some gorgeous flowers would have made a better backdrop for these photos - too bad I actually photographed this outfit back in April (or maybe it was still March?!)! I kept pushing this post off that it ended up falling into May and then I took a bit of a vacation last week and knew it'd be great to just schedule this post for the week after so I didn't have to worry about photos upon my return. I love when I can plan ahead!

I pulled this outfit together for a date last month and figured it was silly to NOT snap photos before I ventured out. I couldn't think of anywhere new so I returned to my new favorite spot - the bridge next to my apartment building. It's just such a reliable spot.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

A Little Bit Alexis (Unique Vintage)

Any Schitt's Creek fans out there? When I saw the name of this Unique Vintage dress was, in fact, Alexis, my brain just hit play on the "A Little Bit Alexis" theme song and all I could see was Alexis doing her famous dance in her thigh-high boots and itty bitty dress. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Spontaneous Blossoms (Lady V London)

This blog post was a bit of a happy accident! I got this dress from Lady V London recently and wasn't planning to blog it until it felt more like spring around here but as I was running an errand last week, I noticed all the trees were blooming around town and I sprung into action. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Mad About Margot (Emily and Fin)

I've got another beauty of an Emily and Fin dress for you this week! Last week I went to the dark side a bit and today, I'm more peachy keen. Or, I suppose it's more fitting to say orange-y keen?

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Jenny from the Block (Emily and Fin)

One of my favorite brands to watch every season is Emily and Fin. I just love when their lookbook comes out every season. They always have the cutest prints and I love how they release a variety of styles in each so that you can choose the style that suits you most when shopping a new collection.

When Emily and Fin reached out to collaborate for the launch of their spring collection, I nearly fainted. I was so excited! Then I immediately panicked - how would I EVER choose from all the lovely new items hitting their site? It was so hard to choose! Emily and Fin kindly sent me two dresses to review, which I will share today and next week in a fun Emily and Fin two-part series! 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

What's Sara Reading? First & Then by Emma Mills

Recently, I had the honor to be a guest on a bookish podcast called "What Will You Read Next?" and while chatting with fellow bookworm Vanessa about our favorite reads (as well as my writing and publishing adventures), she mentioned how she enjoyed my book reviews with an outfit styled to match the cover and I realized I couldn't remember the last time I did one! 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

...Out Like a Lamb (Collectif)

What's that phrase about March? In like a lion, out like a lamb? That definitely seems fitting for how my month went. March 2021 hit like a hurricane with me moving into my new place with Rubix and picking up the pieces of my last life. 

It was hard - it's STILL hard - but as the month wraps up, things definitely feel calmer and more at ease. I don't wake up with as much anxiety in the pit of my stomach and I fall asleep easier these days. That's not to say there are no bad days whatsoever. They still come and go. But my new routine has brought some relief to my life and it feels good to be on track again. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Leopard Love (Dolly and Dotty)

When I was a girl, I LOVED leopard print. I've always liked cats and all things feline in the animal kingdom but my leopard print obsession was a THING when I was a tween. I got heart eyes for anything leopard print that I could get my grubby little paws on (ha, get it? Paws? Oi vei...). 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Starting from Scratch

I can't lie. It feels weird to be blogging as if everything is all right. Peanuts, everything is NOT all right. If I am being honest, it hasn't been all right for over a year and a half now. I'm going to tell you a little story. 

Somewhere between the best day of her life and today, a vintage gal lost her way. Things were going so well...but then it all began to fall apart and no matter how much she desperately tried to grab a hold and patch the cracks appearing at an alarming rate, it all just crumpled between her fingertips. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Fits of Bliss (ModCloth)

It's about that time of winter when we all kind of get sick of it, am I right? I mean, I adore winter and all its snowy glory but once we get past Valentine's Day, I even get a bit tired of it.

I love being warm and cozy but I also love the ease of pulling on a dress and walking out the door without even needing a coat. Or walking back inside from running errands and NOT having to worry about tracking in dirt and slush and grime. Ew.