Ooh, my favorite!

“Beautiful Girls in New York”
May 1, 2012, 7:06 am
Filed under: Fashion, Nostalgia, Vintage

Beatrice Rorke

The only thing better than ogling the latest street fashion photography is finding these images from the LIFE magazine archives…all the way back from 1944! Alfred Eisenstaedt (perhaps most well-known for the V-J Day Kiss in Times Square) photographed these ladies in front of Rockefeller Center as part of a series called Beautiful Girls in New York.

I have a small collection of vintage dresses that I adore and each time I wear one I feel effortlessly stylish and elegant, just like these lovely ladies do here. There’s something magical…even ethereal about vintage dresses that just can’t be duplicated with something new.  And don’t you find it so interesting that each of these outfits is still completely relevant today? (By the way, I’ve got some great vintage shops to share if anyone’s interested.)

Oh, and can we talk about the hats, gloves, and shoes? Polished from head to fingers and toes!

Delma Byron

Eileen Moore

Ginger Sokoll

Iris Abel

[via Happiness is…]

Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury
September 6, 2011, 4:07 pm
Filed under: Music, Nostalgia, Uncategorized, Videos

In celebration of Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday the folks at Google created this little feature. Absolutely love this; I know what I’ll be listening to after work tonight.

March 25, 2011, 12:46 pm
Filed under: Movies, Nostalgia, Simply Amazing

I’m feeling completely overwhelmed and a bit lost today so I think a Liz movie marathon may be in order for the weekend. I’ve always loved old movies, and for as long as I can remember I have been captivated by Elizabeth Taylor. I recall being mesmerized by her jet black curls and china doll skin when I first saw her small role in Jane Eyre. Did you know that a genetic “mutation” gifted her with two rows of eye lashes? Perhaps the last of the real movie stars and a true humanitarian, she was truly one of a kind.

I hope you have lovely plans ahead of you. Sending lots of positive thoughts and love to anyone that needs a little extra. Happy weekend!

[image via tumblr user Queen Ashley]

“Every Thing On It”
March 3, 2011, 10:35 am
Filed under: Art and Design, Nostalgia

A new Shel Silverstein book of poems is set to be released in September. I’m not sure if it’s a collection that he would have wanted published or if it was something that was never intended to be released; you never know with these posthumous releases, but nevertheless my hopes are high! In the meantime I am so going to dig up my old books: “Where the Sidewalk Ends” and “A Light in the Attic” and ooh, “The Giving Tree”!

[Image and story via The Huffington Post]

Happy Friday!
November 19, 2010, 9:18 pm
Filed under: Nostalgia, Personal


Christmas Reflections, Boston, 1955 by Verner Reed

Hi friends! Happy Friday!

I’m in Seattle for an early Thanksgiving with my family. Oh but don’t worry, I have another Thanksgiving planned with my Lova next week too. Detox is finally over and I’m coming back with a bang! We just finished a beautiful dinner at Joule in Wallingford and now I’m sitting downstairs in front of the fire with dad playing Zelda on the Nintendo Wii and mom reading her Kindle. This is what I miss most about being home; this used to be my every Sunday. I can’t wait to get in the kitchen tomorrow for Christmas music and food prep for Sunday.

What are you up to this weekend? Hope you’ve got some early holiday plans too. Stretch it out as long as possible is what I say!

See you next week!

[image via Monroe Gallery]  Isn’t it wonderful?

Limited edition Pac-Man Moleskin notebooks
October 7, 2010, 8:16 pm
Filed under: Gift guide, Nostalgia

Even in this digital age I have found that I must always write things down; I’m an endless list maker, and I live off the satisfaction I get from crossing things off. It’d be quite fun to do the crossing in that sexy yellow notebook, don’t you think?

Happy 30th Pac-Man!

Get it here.


[via holycool]

I’m remembering
July 14, 2010, 8:51 am
Filed under: Nostalgia, Silly

Fisher-Price breakfast set

It’s been a long time since I posted on this, but I’m a sucker for all things pop-culture and nostalgic (especially anything that reminds me of being a kid), so I flipped when I came across the Tumblr site I’m Remembering. It’s the motherload of all things 80’s and early 90’s – pages and pages filled with things I remember and things I wish I could remember.

Most of these were from when I was really young, but I’m sure I’ll be posting some other goodies on occasion. The site is a gold mine.

McDonald’s Halloween Pails

Totally remembering these McDonald’s Halloween pails! I had the pumpkin.

Fisher-Price Cookie Counter

This one seemed so familiar, but it took a second to recall. When I saw the screen with Cookie Monster juggling the cookies that’s when it all came back. So funny how that works! Speaking of recalling…have you ever been suddenly overcome by a scent that instantly takes you back to a place or time? It hasn’t happened to me in a long time, but it’s always a crazy sensation, so powerful and surprising. I have heard that scent is the sense that is most strongly tied to memory, so it makes sense to me.

Snoopy Bow Biters

I never rocked these but I remember them. There were other characters too, but I’m not recalling those ones. Maybe Sesame Street?

Cabbage Patch Kids Comforter

I definitely remember this, I actually had this comforter but looking at it now I’m totally creeped out. The funny thing is that I had a Cabbage Patch doll that I couldn’t stand. I disliked her so much that I named her Odetta or Odeada is probably more how I envisioned it at the time.

Any of these doing anything for you? If not hop over to I’m Remembering to see what you can find. Come back and tell me if you find anything good!

[images via I’m Remembering]

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