Thursday, October 28, 2010

What a week!

I'm SO sorry that I've been MIA. Halloween is a CRAZY time for me. My friends and I throw a huge bash and go all out on our costumes. I have been in the process of thrifting, painting, and sewing my husbands and mine.  We are going as the same thing. That is as much as I can say right now.

Every year we do this, it's top secret. Our friends try to trick us into telling them what we are but we're stronger than that! lol  So, my lovelies, I'm afraid you'll have to wait until Monday to see our costumes because some of my friends read my blog.

In the meantime, head over to Blue Butterfly Vintage to check out her giveaways! She has some really sweet ones. I'm not saying that just because I'm sponsoring one either ;)

On her blog, she has a "25 Days of Giveaways 2010" which is so freaking awesome ! Stop by, check them out, enter and show her some ♥!  Not only are the giveaways great, she's got a FAB blog too! Remember, don't be stingy, share with your friends ;)

Have a great day loves!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Out and about

At the suggestion of one of my friends, I am occasionally going to start posting "out and about" photos of customers who buy from my shop.  Hopefully, I will be able to convince my buyers to send me pics ;)

My friend Tarsha is wearing  a vintage "tie" necklace. It's a stunning piece. She was my first customer! Thanks so much Tarsha!  Way to work the vintage! ;)

Here's what she wore:

Looking good ladies!

Have a great day lovelies

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to Katie! She was the lucky winner of our $25 gift card.  She spent it wisely and is using it for a photo shoot for her art class. I'm so excited! She's promised to send me pics of the project so I can post it here on my blog. I can't wait! We'll have to use our imaginations the meantime to try and figure out what she's doing. Here are the items she got:

Have a great day lovelies!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Putting it together

We just listed a funky little 60's crocheted dress in our shop! I felt the need to pull it all together with different vintage pieces to complete the look and this is what I came up with. Add some funky orange, yellow or red tights or leggings and it will be perfect!

The belt on the dress will be listed shortly :) Enjoy!

Vintage Crocheted Dress

Vintage 80s ROLLING STONE Red Boyfriend Preppy Blazer Small Medium
via Lapine Ours

Vintage suede caramel fringe boots 7 6.5
via Blue Sky Vintage

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cover that thing up

Since having my thyroid surgery last week I've been avoiding going out because of the HUGE scar on my neck. Luckily it's cooled down a bit here in Houston and that only means one thing...scarfs!

Hoorah! Just in time for me to make an outing (my girlfriends bday is this weekend).  I wouldn't dare go out with my neck exposed and gross everyone out. If you saw it, you'd agree :)

I have TONS of scarfs but I think it's time to do the "out with the old, in with the new" bit.  I've been perusing Etsy sellers and I found some beauties!

How does one make a decision?

Vintage Paisley Silk Scarf 1970 - Maroon, Teal, Blue and Pink Sash
        via Flossys Treasures

Anyone who knows me, knows I love vintage paisley

Vintage 50s delicate celebration or wedding RENAISSANCE style PERIDOT GREEN extra large airy LACE scarf or WRAP with SCALLOPED edges
       via Beta Accessories

    I adore this one. Exquisite!

Gilded Vintage Shell Scarf Clasp
    via Vintage Repeats

You can't have scarfs without a scarf clasp...vintage at that!

Psychedelic True Vintage Black and White Scarf
      via Hey Paper Doll

This is my fav. This may be sold before you even get a chance to read this post!

There are so many more on Etsy....I'm leaving this post to continue to browse.

Have a Fabulous Friday, lovelies!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Moth Food

Do you have a vintage blog, etsy store or online store?  

Then you need to check out Moth Food! Create an account and add your sites to their directory.

Visit them right here

It's a great way to generate some traffic to your business. While you're there, check out the other FAB sites!

I'm seeing RED

Red lips that is! Now that fall and the cooler weather are here, I'm ready to bust out the various shades of red lipsticks I have and wear them around town. I usually live for the weekends because those are the days I can get dressed up. As much as I love staying home and running my Etsy shop, I do enjoy going out on the town with my husband.  I am usually fair skinned and can pull of the the red lips. However, I'm hoping the tan from the awesome summer I had, fades...and FAST :)

Not the greatest pic, but the red lips aren't too shabby, right? :D

About to go out...ugh, I need a new hairstyle, but I'm lovin the lips

NOW THIS is what I wish my lips looked like:

Of course, who DOESN'T want to look like the FAB Dita

or Marilyn...she's GORG and so sexy!

Well, I'll have to start taking more pics of myself with my shades of red and see which one you all like the best. That may have to be my first poll! 

Have a great day lovelies!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Etsy shop update

New items being added today. Mostly earrings. I was in an earring mood. I have TONS of items to add but earrings will be all today. Keep checking back lovelies!

Halloween anyone?

Also in green

Banana yellow!

True door knockers

Orange tigress!

Hablas espanol? Super Spanish style

I'll be home for Christmas

I heart you

Cream filled danish anyone?

Domed you want these? ok, that was corny! 

Stop by the shop and pick up a pair to add to your vintage costume jewelry collection! Spread the word...don't be stingy ;)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Manic Mondays

 More like frustrated Monday...

I know I just had surgery less than a week ago, but I'm ready to do some photo shoots with my model! I have a lot of new items to add to my store. I guess I will have a settle for a hanger and a mediocre background of my house/chair in my house  ;)  I hate to have merchandise just sitting around!

Here are some of the items that will be making their way to my Etsy shop:

80's sweater

Beautiful shoe clips (remember those?)

Woven belt

60's flower embellished cardigan

Not the greatest pics, right? Oh well. When I'm up to getting up without getting tired then I'll head out to the park and take some FAB new pics! In the meantime, it would be nice to be on the front page of Etsy! Hey, a girl can dream, right?

Have a fantabulous Monday!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's giveaway time!

Want to win a $25 gift card to the LdyLux Vintage Etsy store? Here's what to do:

1. "Like" our 
LdyLux Vintage Facebook page

2. Suggest us to all your friends
3. Write a comment on our page letting us know you've suggested all your friends

For additional entries:

4. Follow this blog

5. Visit our LdyLux Vintage Etsy store and "heart" our shop

6. Follow us on Twitter

7. Tweet about our giveaway 

Leave a comment for each thing you did!

The winner will be drawn using  

Contest ends October 16th at midnight! Good luck!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Surgery Recovery

Hi everyone!

The good news is that my surgery is over and done with and that I'm back at home. Everything went great. My scar isn't as gruesome as you would think (although, I could still pull off being the Bride of Frankenstein for Halloween) ;)

I have been in some pain but luckily I have pain meds for whenever I need them.  Now we play the waiting game. I get the results some time next week.  Apparently, they mass on my thyroid was HUGE and they needed to send it to the lab to test whether it was cancerous or not.  What they do from there, I'm not too sure.  I guess I'll wait and see.

I'm still kind of slow getting up and around so there will still be no Etsy updates until I feel better. It's upsetting because I have so much more to post!  Not only that, but I'm ready to go thrifting NOW! :)

I get tired easily, so off to rest I go....Thanks for all your well wishes and prayers!

Love to everyone!