Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
From now on all blog posts will be on my new blog Dethrose Vintage, www.dethrosevintage.blogspot.com
Friday, August 13, 2010
Today had to have been one of the busiest days I have had in a while. It was full of errands and technology. Of course I started out with an Iced Latte from Cipolina, my new neighborhood coffee stop, and then I went onto the thrift store. It had been way too long since I went thrifting. Boy am I glad I made the time to, I found some amazing stuff, you'll get to see it up for sale next week at The Vintage Bazaar. Dethrose Vintage will have sooooo much new stuff to be shown there. Now onto the fun stuff, I finally got my new, first computer purchase of my life! So exciting, really I can't explain how attached I already am to this little Macbook. It's just so new and pretty, haha. I am beyond ecstatic with this purchase. But it doesn't stop there, I also got the new Samsung Vibrant phone today. I am slowly learning how to be a little bit more computer savvy but I am well on my way. Over the past 11 months I have been teaching myself how to do a lot on the electronics I have. I already love my camera and I am finally becoming more comfortable with that. My pictures keep improving, however, I must admit that I could still make do with a less extravagant camera.
After a long day of running around, I came across this little abandoned are where the EL runs over. I pulled over got my camera out and started shooting. I kinda love the way they turned out. Let me know what you think...
Striped Tube Top: U.O.
Vintage Tribal Print Skirt: Thrifted
70's Woven Sandals: Thrifted
Rings, Sunglasses, Silver Necklace: Thrifted
Hair Sash: Bow off of a dress I thrifted
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
These are all the things I've been feeling over the past few days. Finally, everything is coming together and becoming quite exciting.
Every customer I have had at Dethrose the past two weeks have simply been the sweetest! You are all really taking advantage of the sale items and the new stock has been really well received. It really makes my day making my little packages to send off to you! So I am adding more and more this weekend but that will be it until thee 2nd week of September. I have the 2 really big sales on the 22nd and the weekend of the 4th of September. One of course is the Vintage Bazaar and the other is Vintage Heaven. Stay tuned for some special offers if you come to either one of these vintage sales.
I'm also anticipating the return of a really rad and lovely person to Chicago and when that happens I hope some really awesome photos and something huge for Dethrose will be taking place. That's all I can say right now but it's going to be something truly great!!
Oh! and the return of another lovely friend that has been on vacation for far too long! I'm so ready for his arrival and can't wait to have a blast!!! Mwah!!
Here are some of the new items I have posted yesterday and today! And don't forget to check out the items I have marked waaaayyyyy down!!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
For all of you that know me, you know I manage a designer denim store Ag Jeans. Now while I love the denim there and thinks it fits better than any other denim brand out there, you rarely see me in denim. Even though I wear it on a daily basis. So while getting ready for work the other morning, I decided to give you a peek of what I dress like on a daily basis to go to work.
50's Sunglasses: Kokorokoko
Necklace: Beads are thrifted and gold leaf is a pin that I got at an estate sale
Floral Headband: H&M
This weekend was hands down the best weekend of the summer. I won't give you all the dirty details but work is better than ever. And you know what makes a job even better? When you are finally recognized for all the hard work you do. And what's a better way for your company to say thank you?? All access passes to Lollapalooza!!!! Oh My Goodness! Friday was amazing with the Strokes! Saturday was fantastic with Phoenix and let me just tell you Sunday with Arcade Fire was unbelievable. I'm someone who is moved by music in a big way. It sets the tone of my day, it inspires me to do more and it encourages me. So Sunday night's show was very close to me. Yes, I cried but as I looked around, I wasn't the only one. I can't thank my Job enough for giving me the opportunity to have been there.
On another note, Dethrose Vintage just added some new items and had hard markdowns on the old. The discounts are already in account and are noted SALE. 50% off before Fall 2010 isn't too shabby!! Can I just tell you how great and balanced I am finally feeling with Ag and Dethrose. And the balance of Inventory in Dethrose right now. I'm excited and I hope you all are too!!!
Don't forget to mark your calendars! August 22nd at 12 to 7pm at Congress Theater, The Vintage Bazaar!!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
This past week was possibly the most exhausting week I've had in a very very long time. First I had been sick for about 3 weeks...yes, I know that is a very long time to be sick. The minute I started to feel better, boom, sick again because I was running myself in the ground, taking too much on at one time. Then, I went to NYC for my full time job, for those who don't know, I work for AG jeans and the company was awesome enough to send me to NYC for a week! Umm...sickness, who cares when you're invited to NYC for all expense paid trip right?! And yes, I know it's funny that I work for a denim company and you all only see me in vintage dresses and skirts. Hahahaa, I never wear denim anymore when I am off because I wear it 5 days a week, I love it but I crave diversity in my wardrobe at all times. But I have to say, that's why I love my work at Ag and Dethrose, I can be whoever I'm feeling everyday, I wear many many hats. Not only do I have a lot going on at my full time job, I also have my Etsy and vintage showcases. This is where I spread to thin. Basically working 15 hours a day and crashing for a mere 4 to 5 hours of sleep.
Now I must regroup, focus and learn to take time to myself and relax. I don't have another vintage sale til August 22nd, the Vintage Bazaar, so my time will be Etsy and finding time for my friends. Oh! and of course the new season of Mad Men. I must blog about that later;)
So if you follow my Twitter or Facebook, you know that I extended my Dethrose Vintage sale on Etsy til Friday at Midnight. That means you have 3 more days of the 50% off savings! Its been awesome so far and in return I have posted some more new items I've been waiting to show you!! These are not involved in the sale but oh my they're sooooo cute!! Go to Dethrose Vintage a check em out!!!
1970's Cotton Mexican Fiesta Dress (Medium) SOLD!
1950's/60's Cotton White Linen Dress (Medium)
1960's Black Raffia Woven Handbag
Thursday, July 29, 2010
These are the last two full days to take advantage of the 50% off sale at Dethrose Vintage!! Log on to your Etsy and finish up your Summer wardrobe or start that Fall one. The more I get rid of the more new product I can post!! Here are a few items that are my personal favorites....
Dresses (left to right)
Brown Ruffle Was $48/Now $24
Purple Floral Was $48/Now $24
Picnic Was $45/Now $22.50
If you live in the Chicago area this weekend is the always fun and eventful Wicker Park Festival!! Come out and listen to some great music, eat some great food and shop some amazing Vintage!! Stop by Vintage Heaven at 1550 N Milwaukee 2nd Flr at Heaven's Gallery and shop Dethrose Vintage and save 50% on the spot!!