Monday, December 23, 2013

Friend Fashion: Melanie

Hey everyone!

Remember my friend Melanie - she modeled this lovely checkerboard shirt for me. 

Well, we did another photo shoot that weekend and I am in love with these photos. Melanie has some of the best vintage items, like this dress. 

Enjoy getting to know Miss Melanie. 

Name: Melanie Margaret 

Age: 21

What are you studying in school? Sociology with a Women's Studies minor 

Hobbies: Crafting, altering clothes, beekeeping, traveling, collecting parasols and typewriters, throwing themed parties

Favorite quote: "Little Blossom there is the shiniest soul, just behind those eyes." ~Elbow, "The Stops" lyrics
Favorite movie: Brideshead Revisited; Love Actually
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?: Hopefully promoting travel, world views, and cultural tourism

Describe your style: vintage darling... with a touch of hippie traveler
Favorite places to shop?: Re-Threads Boutique (Setauket, NY), yard sales and estate sales
Favorite thrift store finds?: Vintage Italian, yellow floral print skirt and top combo (dress with same print in green); Black leather boots, fur trim in Amsterdam; 1960s red, faux fur trim coat
Biggest fashion mistake?: ... that people make in general? Telling others the flaw in their outfit which totally gives it away...

 Whose style do you most admire?: Chuck from Pushing Daisies!
Favorite memory involving me (Laura)?: Chocolate facials, Kimbra, Karaoke... do I have to pick just one?

Dress: Vintage: Re-Threads Boutique
Necklace: "It was my great aunt's from Austria!"
Key Earrings: Made my a friend from junior high
Shoes: Clothing swap 

Thanks for letting me get these lovely shots of you, Miss Melanie when you were visiting me! I miss you bunches! 

I hope everyone enjoyed getting to know my gorgeous pal! 

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Haley Titus said...

Love the bold pattern on you!

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Marlen said...

Favorite hobby is bee keeping?! I think we need a whole other post on that one haha. She's adorable- i love that dress!

xo marlen
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Unknown said...

I love Chuck from Pushing Daisies' style too. Always gorgeous! This dress definitely reminds me of something she'd wear. It's amazing! What a pretty color too.

Unknown said...

Simple yet pretty in thet dress. Love the back detail!!

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Alexandra Marie said...

What a pretty dress, and adorable pictures!

The Dragonfruit said...

Aww, Melanie is a doll! Her vintage styled dress is beautiful - love the color and print.

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Unknown said...

That dress is truly adorable!
Merry Christmas!

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abby said...

This is great. I love the series and she has such a pretty dress on!
xx Abby | a geek tragedy

Unknown said...

Wow awesome color..

Fab frock..

Nana Jover said...

hello dear I am nana from the philippines merry christmas.i hope you could check my blog we could follow each other too just let me know =) I also have an international giveaway feel free to join... hugs

Alona said...

I'm absolutely obsessed with your blog! It's so lovely :)
These "friend fashion" posts are a wonderful idea!

Alice said...

Gorgeous dress. Love the concept of your blog--looking great and saving money doing it. We're all about that too. We're a shaving company called Dorco and our quality razors cost up to 70% less than leading brands. Read what others think about our products and our prices at Thanks for sharing this lovely dress with us, and have a Happy New Year!

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

Awww how cute is Melanie? I love her dress too, it's wonderful!

Unknown said...

i've nominated for a Liebster Award. you can find it on my blog!

Lauren Taylor

valerierbrems said...

Love the necklace!

Kati said...

Thanks for your lovely words on my last post!
Shie is so gorgeous and her dress sooo absolutely stunning! Love the print!

Have a great day,

Ester R. said...

you look amazing!

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Imogen said...

wow I totally just fell in love with her the moment I saw that stunning perfect gorgeous dress. It is so my style. The colour print and shape are amazing. She is adorable. Thanks for an amazing post. Happy holidays and best wishes for the new year.

Dolce Virginia said...

preciosa que bonito blog tienes me encanta
me haria mucha ilusion te pasaras por el mio haber si te gusta
y siquieres podemos seguirnos mutuamente besosss guapa

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