June- What I’m into

Errrr…what I was into in June. ^_^

Reading

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Hunger by Roxanne Gay. I’ve been looking forward  to reading this book for years. I preordered and forgot about the release date, so it was a lovely surprise to get it in the mail. I thought I’d devour this book in a day, but I couldn’t. It’s such a raw, powerful memoir about Roxane Gay’s relationship with food, self-image and weight. It was so emotional that I couldn’t just speed through it. I had to take breaks and emotionally process the chapters, but I finished it.  It’s a fantastic read and I recommend it to anyone of any size.

Watching

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I’ve ever watched Big Brother or Bachelorette but I’m tuning in for the current seasons and I’m enjoying it. I have a few issues with the shows (a racist contestant for a black bachelorette? The bullying in Big Brother!) but I’m still tuning in every week.

Listening

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The new SZA album CTRL is everything. I love it.
30 for 30 podcast! 

Oot and aboot

June was a busy month. I saw  Wonder Woman TWICE, cookouts every weekend, participated in a pop-up, treated myself to Hello Kitty Cafe treats and fostered  a puppy for Alive Rescue. She was adopted this week!

 

Excited about

Visiting family in Dallas and seeing the Frida exhibit at the Dallas Museum ofArt. I’m so looking forward to seeing the Two Fridas.

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Another black dress

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I love wearing dark colors. The majority of my wardrobe is black and I’ve been challenging myself to wear and buy clothing with more color and patterns. But, gah! It’s so hard. I made an exception and bought this little tank dress from Old Navy when they were having a $10 dress sale(I can’t resist those). It spoke to me because it’s short, sleeveless, and blousy! Perfect for this Memphis heat! I purchased the dress with the promise that I would wear it with something that popped! And so, I did. I’m really into the current kimono trend. They’re perfect statement pieces for the summer. It can change a little simple black shift dress into something more. I was drawn to this one, because of the vibrant, bold floral design and the fringe on the hem. Cute, right? I also added this white Fish bone necklace from Tatty Devine! It really stands out against my all black ensemble. How do you jazz up your simple dresses?

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Dress- Old Navy Shift Dress

Kimono-Red Velvet Memphis(Sold out) similar here

Necklace-Tatty Devine- Fishbone Necklace (purchased second hand from Red Velvet)

Purse-Margot Foldover Clutch

Gingham on my mind 

 

I’ve been dreaming of the perfect  gingham dress for summer and I’ve finally found it!

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I picked this blue and white gingham dress up from Target and I couldn’t be happier with it. It’s 100% cotton, so comfortable and breezy! The skirt is very full giving it a fun vintage inspired look. The dress is available in a small up to XXL!

 

Are you on board with the gingham trend? I can’t get enough! 

 

 

April-What I’m into

Or rather what I was into in April. 🙂 I always plan to participate in this link up,  but I forget about it or lose track of time and just scrap the idea all together. Not this time! I am linking up for Leigh Kramer’s What I’m Into prompt

Reading– I only read two books in March. Actually if I’ve being honest, I started both of these in March, but finished them in April. Still counts!

I have been in love with Taraji Henson forever. I don’t watch Empire(it’s on my list), but I’ve watched her in so many tv/movies and have fallen in love with her personality from following her on social media. Her memoir, Around the Way Girl does not disappoint. It’s in her voice so it’s hilaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarious, but also does a very good job of telling her life’s story. I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads.
The second book I read was “I’m Judging you” by comedian/activist/blogger Luvvie Ajayi. I love her blog and enjoy her on social media, but I wasn’t a big fan of the book. It should’ve been a short read, but I could barely get into it. It started off strong and just petered out. I was hoping for a collection of essays that would make me laugh and give me something to think about, but it just fell flat on everything. It wasn’t a good book or a bad book. Just meh.

Watching– I recently reinstated my Funimation account. Funimation is like Netflix for anime and man have I got my money’s worth. I watched a lot last month but my favorites were Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid  and Interviews with Monster Girls.The latter being my favorite. It’s about monster girls trying  in a normal world trying to navigate high school life. It’s super cute!

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Listening -KENDRICK LAMAR-DAMN!

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End of category! That album is so damn good. I don’t have to skip a track. The entire album is great. I’m not even tired of Humble which has been playing EVERYWHERE!

Oot and aboot – I participated in a fashion show. The theme was Evolution of Fashion and I was privileged enough to have my vintage clothing on the runway. It was a great experience which I will blog about soon. I also got a new job! I’m a shop girl at the cutest shop in downtown Memphis.

Creating-NOTHING! Which I should definitely be doing. I did see a cute tutorial for mini pot planters on A Beautiful Mess.

Crushing on

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1. Flower Watercolor Print  2. P.S. I Love You Pin 3. Floral Enamel Brooch Set 4. 70s Pastel Dress 5. Pink Wrap Dress

Daydreaming-about leaving the city for a getaway! Lots of things have been getting in the way of that. But I am dreaming of escaping for a little bit and exploring a new city.

And a new car. Mine is on the fritz.  😦

So glad I posted in time to participate in this prompt. Check out what other bloggers were up to in April here!

Mint Cream Vintage Expo 2017

Mint Cream Vintage Expo 2017 is almost here!

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Mint Cream Vintage Expo is an event that showcases the best in vintage clothing, jewelry, shoes, toys, and furniture from local trailer park vintage retailers. Including yours truly. The expo will be held at Tad’s Imaginarium which is the most unique venue in Memphis. It’s an indoor  trailer park covered from ceiling to floor in industrial art created by Tad. Truly a must-see. This is Mint Cream’s second expo and if it’s anything like last year’s, it will be a blast!

 

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Amy (the creator of Mint Cream Expo) and I at the expo last year.

 

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This year’s expo will also have entertainment! Los Psychosis will be playing, hair demos, a classic car show and a fashion show! The expo is May  7th from 11AM until 7PM at Tad’s Imaginarium. More information can be found on the Facebook event page.

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

Pop up!

On March 19th, Hearts and Hearts participated in the first Sunday Vintage Pop Up Market. The Sunday Vintage Pop Up will be a monthly pop up market held on the Fuel Cafe patio. There were vintage vendors, handmade sellers, and yummy brunch (and mimosas!) provided by Fuel Cafe. I had one of their breakfast quesadillas and I can tell you they are superb. Here are some photos from the event.

 

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It was a lot of fun. I met a lot of people, hung out with friends, did some networking and made some sales! All in all, a successful pop up. The next pop up is in April. Hope to see you there!

 

 

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HBD

Happy birthday to me!
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Well…it’s not technically my birthday, but I celebrate all month long. Yep. I’m one of those people. I celebrate by treating myself to my favorite things all of March.
Fresh tulips! Cupcakes and cookies for lunch. Baskin Robbins for dinner. Taking advantage of ModCloth sales (bought 5 dresses from the stylish surprise sale)! Lunch and brunch dates!! Using vacation days just to sleep in. Tickets to see Radiohead in New Orleans in less than a month! Little things that make my day brighter.
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Happy March!