Just spent the day outdoors with Britt trying to tucker out the pup and wound up tuckering myself out too! I think I’ll be settling in now for the evening and do a bit of organizing in my office.

The days are getting shorter, crisper, cozier…. I want to soak up every moment of it and meet each new breath of fresh autumn air with a sip of hot coffee or a warm mug of apple cider. I just want to live within that sweet smell of cinnamon and nutmeg that continuously grows and grows seeping out from the oven. Love love love the season we find ourselves in!

Autumn is just so COZY. For that reason I’ve found myself reaching for more relaxed silhouettes, casual tops and loose layers the past few days. Today I resurfaced this plaid shift dress I got last year and layered it with this oversized lightweight utility jacket. Neither of these things do much for my figure but today I DIDNT CARE! It was loose and comfortable and it’s just how I felt best today, rompin’ around with the dog at the park.

Wore these with basic black tights and my two favorites, a red thrifted bowler and vintage lace up boots. img_9820img_9757img_9639


Look Book Love: Act Three Apparel

What can I say about this Canada-based clothing line? I believe their look book says it all:  Vintage-inspired dresses with a nouvelle vague feel and collars and ties ‘a plenty! How could I resist the classic, story-book silhouettes and crisp, textured fabrics? Oh, and Act Three specializes in petite sizing. This brand and their S/S 16 was clearly destined to make it’s way into this series one way or another!

This collection leaves me dreaming up long, warm afternoons of curling up under a big oak tree with a good book and scribbling notes and drawings in my journal.  It emmits romance cut with good dose of melancholy creating the dreamiest, poetic aire. These dresses make subtle, yet powerful statements and I love the versatility the collection offers for summer with dresses like the May – sans the collar and sleeves to let the summer sun hit your shoulders a bit. 

Most of all, I adore the fact that these dresses all have a wonderful timelessness and class to them. As a woman just beginning her mid-late 20s, I’ve been feeling like I’m in this fashion “grey area” between styles that may be too young or too old for me but styles like these are always just right, combining cheekiness and modesty harmoniously. 

See the entire S/S 16 look book here!

I ordered myself the Rosemary dress and eagerly await its arrival! Stay tuned for a review ❤

OOTD: Duck on ducks and Review



IMG_6189IMG_6243VOILA! I’ve been eagerly anticipating this dress for some time. You may recall a month or so ago, I wrote up a Look Book Love post for the UK based brand Vintage Style Me. I fell in love and wanted to dig in and try out a dress right away! So I went ahead and ordered the Duck Print Sailor Dress. 1 month later, it has arrived!

So let me start off by saying… I do love this dress. I love that it’s handmade, that it’s 100% cotton and I adore the overall theme with the nautical collar and duck print. It feels like something straight out of a Wes Anderson movie, like many of their designs, and I adore it. In the interest of providing a helpful review, however, I’ll go into more positive and some negative details below! ❤ Continue reading “OOTD: Duck on ducks and Review”

Happily-Homemade: Dry Shampoo!

DIY natural dry shampoo for brunettes

Let me preface this by saying I don’t intend on writing a lot of beauty-related content on this blog. However this is one of my very favorite natural DIY beauty recipes and just couldn’t resist sharing! Consider this type of thing the “slow fashion” of hair-care… after all, it’s better for the environment and it’s better for you! Continue reading “Happily-Homemade: Dry Shampoo!”


Screen Shot 2016-06-19 at 2.53.10 PMI made an Instagram account for this blog a while back. I don’t use it too often, it was really just a way for me to have the freedom to post as much blog related content as I wanted, without bugging friends and family on my personal account. So, it does exist and I do post every so often but I want to get into using it more frequently!

Like most things I feel more motivated when im a part of something bigger. I love the potential for give and take with blogging and social media as a whole, it helps me feel connected and find others out there who inspire me.

So if you follow along here, please give me a follow over there too and I will so happily follow back (if I’m not already, some of you I already found!).  My un is the same, thegirlphantom. I will hopefully be grammin’ way more often, especially with images/outfits that don’t make it to the blog , tidbits about my vintage shop, some sketches or even some plain ol’ ridonkulousness.

Look forward to seeing you there!


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