My love for vintage extends to music. Back in the day when I was avidly thrifting, before I even owned a record player, I would buy records by artists I grew up listening to and frame them and collected mostly for the album art. Then in 2003, at a yard sale I found a mint condition 1955 record player with speakers and from then on would thumb through the piles at thrift shops and yard sales. Some time later I broke the needle and didn’t bother replacing but kept collecting here and there.
Not long after Dustin and I started dating he took interest in my collection and bought us a modern record player to actually take advantage of all the music I was using as decor. Now, it’s become our hobby! We love the slow-paced afternoons and evenings just hanging around the house, sipping a homemade drink or my favorite chardonnay and listening to the crackly sound of a Lynyrd Skynyrd album. We’ve also purchased new music on vinyl like his favorite Blink 182 and our favorite St. Lucia and Alabama Shakes.
People either laugh at young adults listening to vinyl with apps like Pandora and Spotify (both of which we use very often) or they appreciate it.
On Saturday when we went to Highland Row Antiques and perused the vinyl for sale we met an older gentlemen that thought it was great we were into records. He’s also a collector but to a much higher degree than we are, completing artist’s box sets. One of these days I’m sure we’ll get into the hunt of finding that one record we’re missing in a set, but for now it’s just fun!
Here’s this weekend’s loot:
Interested in these records? Purchase from below links:
Eagles- The Long Run
The Doors: L.A. Woman
This is the record player we bought off Amazon. Super easy to use, press start and it automatically does the needle for you and press stop and same thing, needle goes back to the holder. It’s been great! Even holds Flynn who’s decided to make it his perch for looking out the window and with the plastic cover it prevents dust and cat fur from getting in. We’ve recommended to two friends who’ve purchased and loved. Find the additional items you’ll need to enjoy tunes here, here and here.
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Since it seems I’ve come down with something and I don’t feel well, thinking allergy related, I’m going to keep this short. I’ve worn each of the following pieces sometime on the blog but here is a look I wore out to dinner Sunday night:
Here is the new tattoo I got done at Southern Star Tattoo on Valentines Day night with Dustin. Like I mentioned, his is a larger version of this puzzle piece but we both wanted the same one as we think of each other as the other’s fitting piece. I’m so in love with this little tat, healed so quickly and looks great!
I’m wearing a cape I got from a friend, Loft dress, Nine West shoes, Madewell socks and TOM sunnies.
Even though I’m not feeling well I’ve got a fun weekend to look forward to and supposedly Georgia is going to be sunny and WARM! Enjoy the rest of your work week, Flashy.
I’ve always loved the ‘milk maid’ braids look and recently attempted with my thick hair. After many failed attempts I enlisted my boyfriend to help. I found a four-braid style that mimicked the milk maid look on Pinterest and together we accomplished a woven braid “nest” that ended up turning out really neat! As my hair gets longer it should become easier to braid. I thought it was the cutest thing ever as Dustin was braiding my hair he said “you know where I learned to do this, Boy Scouts but with leather and tree bark!” Gah, I love this guy!
After we finally got the braids to hold Dustin took me to downtown Roswell to check out a few antique shops, art galleries and get in some freelance work snapping street style pics for Jezebel. We went to Ceviche and had some really great lettuce fish tacos and explored around the quaint streets before ending our adventure sipping wine on the lawn of a picnic area connected to Nine Street Kitchen.
Wearing: H&M jacket, Loft top, H2O jeans, Nine West boots, Kate Spade purse that you could say I’m mildly obsessed with-especially the tassel!
This past weekend we carpooled down to Alabama from GA with my little brother to celebrate our Dad’s 50th birthday. Yes, fifty. My parents are both young considering I’m turning 28 on the 25th but they met young, married young and started a family young. I’ve always loved having young parents, it’s like we all grew up together! Friday we got margaritas and Mexican at the local Jalapenos and took the party back to their house. Saturday we went out to Bower’s Park to play disc golf-think golf but with frisbees. We split up into two teams-me and my parents against Dustin, Brad (brother) and Emily (bro’s gf)-and played all 18 holes. What’s so neat about this course is that it’s actually in hilly woods so you feel like you’re hiking (because you ARE!) We had stopped by Which Wich for lunch and ate on a bridge that we found along the course until it literally BROKE (oddly enough it was right after I had taken a seat…) and we all freaked and finished our food on hard land.
The game was close but Dustin’s team ended up winning. Since the weather was so incredibly nice we ended up doing some more hiking behind my parents yard because it’s pretty much a mountain’s valley. We found the creek and walked around finding salamanders until it was time to eat dinner. Mom made white bean chicken chili that we all devoured. Seriously could not have asked for a better weekend with my family!
Hope everyone’s week has gotten started on the right foot. I’m in the midst of wrapping up my last week of work before starting a NEW JOB! Next Monday I’ll be working at Indigo Studio as their office administer wearing many hats and handling many roles. I’ll be doing everything from office duties to renting camera equipment, helping on shoots, organizing and hunting down props and assisting the producers and CEO. I’m extremely excited for this new chapter of my life! While I’ll miss the little family I’ve built working at the mart and designer studio for the past three years it’s time to move on and is actually quite overdue. My current boss’s are very happy for me and know that this is a step in the right direction for my future. Wish me luck!
I’m wearing an Urban Outfitters jacket, Pamela Love for Lucky Magazine shirt, H&M skirt, Sam Edelman boots, Kate Spade purse, TOM sunnies and H&M beanie. Wore this to The Warren for some biscuits and gravy and beermosas. If you like beer and orange juice than a beermosa is your new friend! It’s like a mimosa but in my opinion better because champagne is a recipe for a headache or belly ache for this lady. I’ve made them at home using Hoegaarden or Blue Moon and had them out at restaurants, do yourself a favor and try it out!