Monday, January 24, 2011

They totally get me!

I happened upon a website last night by pure coincidence.
You see, I'm looking desperately for a skirt for my cousin's wedding in 3 weeks.
This in itself should not be a hard task, but alas, it is. You see, skirts these days, are made ONLY in mini form. That's right. For those of us under the height of 5'4", there is nothing available. At least that's what it feels like.
So, as I was perusing websites like Garnet hill, J. Crew, the Sundance catalog, Ann Taylor, Macys, etc. (places I thought would have FABULOUS skirts) I came across some tiny print at the bottom of the page. You know, the websites listed at the bottom of other websites as possible OTHER places to look, that I NEVER look at. Well, this time I did.
Modcloth.com. "Hmmm...I wonder what this is," I thought. Turns out, THIS website was made for me. Not only did I find many options for a skirt, I found many other things that made my heart sing.
I'm pretty sure this is the skirt I'll be wearing to the wedding. It has a plethora of things that I LOVE. Beige and gray, long enough, and with plenty of "party girl" attitude.


Of course, I couldn't stop looking there. I also looked at this...
and this...
and this...


and of course with my obsession with purses...this....
Everyone needs one of these too. It was actually a suggestion to go with the above skirt.
As I was checking out this site made just for me, I kept wondering...is this a joke? Are people really buying some of this? I know I love vintage/retro things, but really, is this for real? Designers make this now? And not in 1970? I just couldn't put my finger on some of this...but then I saw a tablabeled apartment. I shouldn't of looked. I fell in love even more.
Just look at this jewelry holder. Very Paris, very retro, very posh.


And then there were these bookends in my very favorite color


and don't even get me started on the covers of the books!

These cups,

and this lamp...








this purely fabulous sewing kit from my most favorite person in the world, Cath Kidston,

and finally the piece 'd resistance....something I had as a kid and ADORED! I spent hours designing on this toy. I couldn't believe they still made them.

ALL this in one place. Unbelievable! I WILL be back. It's listed now as one of my favorites, and you know when a website makes it onto your favorites list, it's a keeper!

So, all I'm sayin' is this...carve out, oh, say 1-2 hours today just to look at their stuff. You'll be amazed.

(disclaimer...Modcloth DID NOT pay me to say any of this...it would've been nice if they did, but they didn't.)

10 comments:

  1. Love it, love it, love it.....so want to check the site out, but maybe for hubbies sake I shouldn't!

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  2. Oh I love Modcloth too. I'm in need of something to wear to an upcoming wedding also, I'm definitely going to see what they've got for me. I'm under 5'4" too. Hugs-Carrie

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  3. Score! Thanks for the great tip!

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  4. HI...saw your post on another blog and wanted to come over for a visit!! Great blog! I'm the "Vintage Vine"...I figured we had alot in common since we both chose "vintage" in our blog names...too funny! Thanks for the info on the site, I will check it out.

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  5. Love all of it! Can't wait to check it out!

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  6. Wow, Lorie! I had some time on my hands and started reading your blogs. Your blogsite is like a good book I can't put down. Makes me want to start my own blogs. Wish I could come up with creative ideas on decorating like you do. How about a trip to Texas to design our home?

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  7. Wow! I love it all! Especially that jewelry holder.

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  8. My young girls are always at that sight...I adore you picture of your hanging fabric and the children!

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  9. ohhhh....nice! gonna go check this stuff out!

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  10. So we ALL seem to be having a problem finding something for the wedding. . .HELP! :)

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