Sunday, May 12, 2013

Take your camera to work day + A Strawberry Sunday!

 Alas, this quick weekend is coming to a close.  I had to work all day Saturday (you are playing me a violin, I know ;)  so I decided it would be a good day to bring my camera along!  I know that I mention the store that I manage from time to time, but it dawned on me that I have never posted any photos, so here it goes!
I work at a little boutique called "Clothes in the Past Lane".  We are located on Main Street right next to the University of Delaware.  It's a pretty nifty shop- chock full of both vintage and new clothing and accessories.  We are always on the lookout for cool, unique items that no one else will have!  Like this pink hat- rockin'!
I wish hats like these were still everyday attire.  My favorites are ones like this from the 40s and 50s that are covered in fabric flowers, lace, and leaves.  The details are amazing!

Here I am with our mannequin, Bertha.  Yes, we name our mannequins (hey, it helps us keep them straight!)  This is little Bertha, we also have big bertha (so named for her voluptuous shoulders and rear) and wire bertha (made of wire).

This is a curated collection of some of our vintage jewelry- we all take turns decorating the displays.  You can probably guess I had a ton of fun with the rainbow case on the left.  Our other themes right now are spring pastels, and black and white!

A pair of floral jeans that I should own by now!
A little corner of the shop for my little jewelry line "The Lemon Moth" with a small collection of moth and butterfly necklaces and jewelry.

A lovely collection of vintage animal pins that I set out on Saturday.   Hope you enjoyed the little tour! 

And Sunday....what a crazy day!  Since it was my one day of the weekend where I could actually get things done I sort of went into overdrive.  My checklist for today was waaaaay too long, but somehow I squeezed most everything in.  Getting to the gym, getting last minute gifts and groceries, making cupcakes, cleaning up my closet (didn't get done, haha) visiting Daniel's mom and mine, taking photos and updating the blog!  Whew!  Bedtime is next on that checklist! ;)  I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day, though!  I had a great time seeing my Mom and spending time with the family.  I have a friend out in Washington who is hoping to be a mom very soon- (she is still in labor) and I am so anxious to hear of the announcement for her baby boy!!  Hang in there, Lydia! <3
It was beautiful outside today!  Just that picture perfect weather, you know?  Unfortunately, most of the sun had gone before we were able to get photos, but just enough that we could capture some good ones.  I had to take advantage of the beautiful bright pink flowers that were sitting all sprawled out on the grass here.  My parents have HUGE azaleas in the yard in all different pinks, purples, and white.  It made for a pretty backdrop and great grass shots!

I LOVE the pattern on this 1960's dress.  What could be better than monochromatic strawberries, right?  If it looks familiar, you're not crazy.  This dress inspired a strawberry painting I did a few years ago- and it sits on my living room wall and has made an appearance or two on the blog!  I have to give high kudos to my husband Daniel because he hemmed this for me today while I was baking cupcakes.  Amazing, yes?  This man is more handy with a sewing machine than I am, I need to work on that.  
Necklace and dress- vintage, cardigan- Kate Spade, Shoes- Urban Outfitters, tights- Forever 21, Headband- Claire's

I hope you all had a fabulous day and a wonderful weekend, I can't believe it's already ending! Hope you all have a super Monday tomorrow filled with strawberries and sunshine ;)

xo, Alyssa


  1. You are the most beautiful lady <3
    No one can mix colors so well like you! x

  2. The shop you work at is so cute! I love the originality of the items you guys sell. I bet it's fun to work there. Love your strawberry dress! It's really pretty! Glad you had a productive weekend :D

  3. Cute shop! You look lovely in everything as usual, I LOVE that cute green cardigan!! xoxo

  4. What a pretty place to work. Everything is stunning and fun and colourful. I adore your bow headbands especially and the dress you're wearing in the last photo.

  5. Oh man, the boutique looks so wonderful! I would love to go there and shop :)
    Also love your outfits as usual pretty lady :)


  6. The shop you work in looks like a great place to work. And I know what you mean about hats. I wish more people would wear them. They just add a little bit of fun to every outfit.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  7. Ah man, I just love how vivid your photos always are, Alyssa! That looks like an incredible little establishment to work at. I can't stop staring at all the pretty things... like those fun pins!

    I adore your strawberry themed outfit. It's so matchy matchy and precious!

  8. i want both of the dresses you are wearing here! the shop you work at looks so cute! the sweater with the flowers is so cute as well!

    lindsey louise

  9. hello my flower & color princess & now- fruit princess :)
    love everything what you show in the pictures!

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  10. What a fun post! LOVE this berry dress to pieces, you styled it fabulously :) Love the new blog background, too deary!

    <3 Megan

  11. I love the cute yellow heart dress, and your store looks darling!! Wish I could come visit :) And I didn't know you made jewelry! How cool, I love the butterfly necklaces, so pretty.
    That first hat would have gone perfectly with your strawberry dress :)

  12. Aw, your work looks amazing!
    And I love your strawberry dress.


  13. The strawberry dress is beautiful. Beautiful photos, especially with those flowers in the background. I really like your blog. Gorgeous color and style. Glad to have discovered you :)


  14. you look so colorful and stunning <3 i love it !

  15. Wow ,wonderful Outfit and Pictures! Beautiful Post <3
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    kisses from Austria :)

  16. Oh my goodness, I need to visit that store-so many vintage goodies!

    You, of course, look amazing as usual:)

  17. Oh I have missed seeing your pops of color! :) Your store is super cute.. duh, you work there! I'm super amazed that you got that many things done, kudos.
    That strawberry printed dress is AWESOME and I really like the pictures of you laying on the flowers. Super cute!

  18. Yes, I'm dying over that strawberry dress. And the fact that your husband can use a sewing machine. What? It's practically unheard of.

    Your "take your camera to work day" photos are so fun! Those hats! Ahhh, they are so fabulous. I'm glad this isn't a national holiday, because my cubicle at work would be quite dull. ;)

  19. The store you work in is so cute! You must have so much fun working there. Thanks for taking us on a tour!

    And that strawberry print dress is TOO adorable.

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  21. You just always look so perfect - love this combination!

    Hope you have a fantastic day,

  22. Oh man, I thought FOR SURE I commented on this post already. I must have gotten that captcha thing wrong :( sigh! How sad. what I said was, something along the lines of: I love the last outfit you're wearing - it's so perfect! and your store looks super cool, AND I asked if lemonmoth is on etsy, because your stuff is so cute! also, I can't believe you don't own those floral jeans - they're so you!

    but, I came back on here to leave your another comment:
    I GOT YOUR LETTER!!!! :) and your wonderful wonderful gift! I'm totally going to feature it in an outfit post, I love it :) thank you so much, Alyssa! heehee. Oh, I'm so excited to write you back :)


  23. I love how you take bright clothing and just make it brighter by adding such colorful accessories! You have such a distinctive sense of style!

  24. How much do I love your store! So fabulous! I know I wish more people wore hats! I know I do! I love the butterfly and moth jewellery! I would totally love to own a piece! Your little strawberry dress is so special!


  25. That is so awesome that your husband hemmed this for you! It's an absolutely adorable dress. I love the strawberry print on it. How fun! And super summery too!

  26. You are such a lovely person!! I love the colorful outfit, and the pictures are breathtaking! The shop that you work at looks so cute too!
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