see, the life i've had can make a good man bad

Like a kid on Christmas morning, as soon as I woke up this past Thursday I had one thing in mind; Lula issue 10! Considering my infatuation with this publication, I'm surprised I haven't gone searching earlier, as I knew that it came out about a month ago (at least overseas). I guess it's for the best, because when I finally did make it to my Border's bookstore and ran over to the "foreign magazine" rack, there it was waiting for me! No disappointed waiting this time around!
My copy has Lime Chiffon on the cover; I wouldn't have minded Strawberry Shortcake herself, but this girl is pretty as well.
This issue doesn't have quite as many articles/photographs that appeal to me as the past few have, but I did appreciate the bit about Shelley Duval, my eyelash envy crush (second to that of my friend Jen, who has to best eyelashes even without eye makeup) and there were plenty of interesting articles in there that kept me entertained all day. I could hardly believe, when I went to stack my copy in with my past copies, that this is the sixth issue of Lula I have read; three whole years have gone by since I first picked up a copy and fell in love!
Happy fifth birthday, Lula! <3

As if getting my coveted copy of Lula wasn't great enough, I also managed to drag my poor mother out to the Salvation Army today, and found some really fantastic stuff to add to my wardrobe.
First up, a vintage Sears red gingham shirt. I love this color gingham, especially with rolled up indigo blue jeans. Summer, are you here yet?
Next up is this 50s/60s shirtwaist dress in a nice goldenrod color. It's usually hard to find this style and time period dress in good condition at my salvation army, but I must have been on a lucky streak today. Look at that collar, it's pretty awesome!
Next, keeping with my spring coat hunting, I grabbed this nearly pristine military style fishing jacket. This isn't vintage, but I was in the market for a military style jacket, and was going to cave and buy this one from J Crew, but I feel like the $10 price tag on this jacket beats the hell out of the $158 one on that. Plus it's the perfect color green, and has great little details, like tough little zippers and pockets, and plaid trim around the inside seaming.

Last but not least, I finally found a nice little jean jacket to go with summery dresses and skirts! I've been searching for just the right fit and wash jacket for what seems like years, and today I thought to look in the kid's section and there it was among bedazzled coats and teeny little dresses. Bonus: it's vintage 70s/80s, and fits like a glove. I think my closet is completed as far as spring jackets are concerned! (Now all I need are the perfect vintage leather platform clogs and I'll be golden!)

This might be the last post for a while; less than a month left of classes and my freshman year of college is over! Holy crap! Needless to say, this is crunch time, and I'm booked up to my ears in classes/work/sports until after May 15. Wish me luck, hopefully be talking to you sooner rather than later!


  1. Looks like a great haul! Good luck with your busy schedule! :)

  2. Hey you! Thanks for the mention, lol. Her eyelashes are RIDICULOUS>
    I'm loving the new finds. We must must must go thrifting together. I'm beyond envious of your wardrobe at this point. Do you think you'll be making any more creations this summer? I would love to don Vivo fashions! And if you're looking to give away anything, send it my way!

    Good luck with the work. I'm drowning right now. blah. I hope you are well!


  3. thanks natalie!

    haha, no problem, had to mention you ;) yeah i'm actually hoping to open up an etsy store to get rid of some of the stuff i've accumulated that takes up space that i don't have (you've seen my room, it's only getting worse!)
    and i'm hoping to start sewing as soon as i can, i.e. right after finals, if i'm not busy being lazy, but i really do need to get back into it and make some shit!
    i'd love to take you with me, you'd find some awesome stuff thrifting with me, haha! i'll be on the lookout for good stuff to send your way too ;) god only knows i find things i know you'd appreciate!