Yellow Floral 60s Dream Dress

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It’s fall in the south, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. Our temperatures have wavered between 75 and upwards to 90 degrees the last couple of weeks. This is not me complaining. 85 degrees is a welcome escape from the hot hot heat of a Memphis summer.

During a Memphis autumn I’m constantly wearing summer dresses with cardigans and booties. It’s my go-to look. I recently purchased this dress from The Dainty Hoof and it is already one of my favorites. Its bright yellow and bold colored flowers just make me feel cheery! The peter pan collar is adorable and it has pockets! POCKETS!

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I absolutely adore this dress and I’m sure it’ll get another wear before the temperature drops! I’m counting down until the  weather gets cooler.

What’s the weather like where you are? Are you transitioning your summer style into fall? Let me know!

 

 

 

 

 

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Baby steps

 

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img_6332Until recently,  I hadn’t worn a skirt  in at least 5 years. My midsection is where I carry most of my weight and it makes me self-conscious to wear pants/skirts. I mostly stick to dresses-with  empire waists or skater dresses as they flatter my body type. But this summer, I wanted to love my body, flaws and all. Also-there are way too many cute skirts out here for me to worry about my pooch being on display. So, skirts have made their way into my outfit rotation.

I’ve been pairing them with graphic tees, camis, and my summer staple- a denim vest. I’m glad I decided to try something out of my norm. It adds another dimension to my wardrobe and wearing them has made me feel more positive about my body. It highlights the part of my body I’m most self-conscious about, but I still feel cute and confident when I wear them. Who knows!? Maybe I’ll be wearing jeans next!

Probably not anytime soon. Baby steps. 😉

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Deets!

Gingham skirt, Red Velvet

Denim Vest, Ava & Viv (currently on sale for $9!)


Feel Better, Eat Kimchi Tee

Straw Purse, Apex Vintage

Vintage Cherry Print Skirt (similar)

 

October!

Hearts and Hearts Vintage has a couple of exciting things planned for October. First up is Tako’s Treasures-a vintage pop up market in downtown Memphis for the month of October. For the entire month Erica of Tako’s Treasures is curating a vintage and art market featuring local vendors and artists. I’m so excited to be getting the exposure that this location gives. The space is amazing and it is filled with amazing vintage clothing, shoes, accessories, house wears…you get the point. If you’re local, definitely check it out! It’s located at 7 N. Main, Downtown Memphis from 11am-7PM every day in October!

 

Not in Memphis? Most of the vendors can be found online!!

Hearts and Hearts Vintage (me)

Mint Cream Shop

Tako’s Treasures

Sonic Temple

Style and Substance

 

SALE!

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Trashy Diva is having a sale on their sale section! 50% off of items that are already significantly cheaper than their original prices. Know what that means?! It means I purchased my first TD dress! I’m so excited to get it and I hope it fits. *crosses fingers*

 

 

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The Crybaby Club (shoutout to Memphis’ own Natalie, the creator)  is having a sale on their pins all week long. $5 for these awesome enamel pins. Including my favorite and most worn, the Memphis Heart enamel pin.

 

 

 

Not a sale, but Funlola’s Workshop (another Memphis shop) had a shop update with lots of new items added to her shop. My favorite are the succulent necklaces!  Have a visit to her shop and follow her on Instagram for behind the scene looks on how she creates her pieces. Each one is amazing and painstakingly detailed.

 

 

 

Purple Berry

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We had a rare under 90 degree day in Memphis so I spent the day in one of my favorite vintage dresses usually reserved for fall. I usually stay as far away from my polyester vintage as possible during the summer, but this one is so breathable and so darn cute, I pulled it out.

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So many things about this dress make it my favorite. The color, the accordion skirt, the button up top, and hello!! I could match it to one of my pairs of spectacles! I purchased it from one of my favorite Instagram shops, Shop Maeberry! Instagram shopping will be the end of me! It has replaced Etsy for my go to vintage shopping.

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What I Wore

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I bought this dress a couple of months ago, but haven’t worn it until today. It’s from the Victoria Beckham collection at my fave, Target. I loved the silhouette and the mod-ish look so I had to have it (and two others from her collection).

 

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I paired it with black and white bangles and my new bag. A black straw circular purse that I picked up while thrifting in Little Rock, Arkansas last weekend. I’m a sucker for straw/wicker bags and I was happy to add this unique one to my collection.

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Dress- Victoria Beckham for Target Mod Shift Dress(sold out but available on Poshmark)

Purse- Thifted, similar found here

 

Frida!

I spent last weekend I’m Dallas. I had a great time visiting my dad and other family members and being tourist in my old stomping grounds. I lived in DFW for a total of 10 years so it’s always fun to go back and visit. I usually don’t visit Texas in the summer because Texas, but I made an exception because the Dallas Museum of Art had an exhibit I REALLY wanted to see. México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde featuring Frida Kahlo.

I first came to know Frida’s work through an art appreciation class in college and of course the academy award winning movie Frida. I fell in love with her story and her paintings, specifically “The Two Fridas”. That painting both fascinates and kind of creeps me out, but I looooooove it. When I found out it would be on exhibit I knew I had to plan a trip around the dates it would be on display.

Seeing “The Two Fridas” up close and personal was amazing. I was there right as the museum opened so I had a chance to enjoy it by myself and take it all in. Well, me and  the guard who reprimanded me for getting too close to the rope separating the painting from the guests. Hehe.  It was everything I expected and more. Such a special feeling to see something you’ve loved and learned about for years.

Frida was my main draw but I loved seeing Diego, Orozco and the differing paintings of Nahui Olin (who was apparently everyone’s muse). The entire exhibit was wonderful. And if it weren’t ending today, I would tell you to make sure to see it if you’re in the DFW area.

 

I did a lot of eating on this trip. Whataburger is always a must during my visits to Texas as well as Taco Cabana and In and Out. I also ate at some local places, the stand out being Milk and Cream. They are a desert shop that sells donut ice cream sandwiches. Yep. Ice cream between a donut. The process is pretty simple. First pick your bun type (plain or glazed). Then you pick ice cream flavors and lastly you choose one topping.
I got vanilla between a plain donut  with sliced almonds as a topping and it was delicious. The bun was warm and was the perfect accompaniment to the ice cream. Everything I ate in Dallas was delicious, but when I got back home this week I knew a detox was in order. I’m currently on a diet. Not removing anything from my diet, just making smarter choices and making it a habit to visit the gym more regularly.

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Oh, oh, oh! I went shopping at Daiso also known as a Japanese dollar store!! But that’s a whole other post. Hope you enjoyed your weekend!