I've Moved to FieryFinishVintage.com

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Hi everyone! I finally took the plunge and designed my own website. My blog now lives over at fieryfinishvintage.com. Come join me over there and let me know what you think of the new design!


New in the Etsy Shop!

Watercolor blouse
Lace front dress
Satin and lace blouse
Satin peplum dress
Palm print blouse
Short sleeve sweater
Tribal print vest
Floral day dress
Southwestern print secretary blouse

There are some really perfect spring colors in this shop update. Shed your dark winter wardrobe and slip into some of these lovely pastels! I think my favorite is that watercolor print blouse up at the top. It's really one of the most interesting prints I've ever seen on a 70s blouse, and since I've been collecting printed 70s blouses for a long time, I've seen a lot of them! Since it's a bit too small for me, someone else will have to enjoy its beauty. What are you doing to transition your outfits into the nicer spring weather?


eShakti Spring 2014

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When eShakti asked if I wanted to review a piece from their Spring 2014 collection, I jumped at the chance to receive another one of their lovely items. So many of their dresses have such great vintage-like style. I chose this little polka dot chambray number knowing right away that I wanted to layer it with my white swiss dot blouse. Isn't the contrast hem the best? The monochromatic coloring of the dress makes it perfect for layering and fun colored accessories too!

I used the option where eShakti allows you to send in your measurements to receive a custom sized item, which was great except for the torso length. That isn't a measurement they take and this dress was almost two inches too long from the shoulder to the waist. That was a bit of a bummer, but I decided to just do a little surgery on the shoulders of the dress to make it work. It ended up bringing the neckline up pretty high, but I still really like how it looks. The craftsmanship on these dresses is so nice that it did kill me a little inside to go at it with my scissors and sewing machine. Oh well, it turned out fine in the end. I guess that's all that matters!

Whatcha Wearing?
Dress c/o eShakti / Tight c/o We Love Colors
Blouse from Philly AIDS Thrift / Belt from Goodwill / Shoes from St Vincent de Paul

I'm linking up with Transatlantic Blonde, The Pleated Poppy, Thrifters Anonymous, and The Style Record.


Orange Floral





You might recognize this skirt from a post I did about 6 months ago. It is honestly one of the most versatile pieces I have in my closet. In fact, right after we shot these photos yesterday, I decided to switch it up before we went out by ditching the denim jacket and green booties and replacing them with a long black cardigan and combat boots. I love owning something that can be styled in so many different ways! We had some friends in town visiting from the east coast this weekend, so yesterday afternoon we met up for drinks at the rooftop bar at the Ace Hotel downtown. The hotel is in the old United Artists building and there were a lot of really cool architectural details. It's nice to get out of our neighborhood every now and again to explore other parts of the city!

Whatcha Wearing?
Levi's denim jacket / Vintage skirt from Goodwill
Tank top from H&M / Skull necklace from Fire & Bone
Tights from We Love Colors / Vintage boots from Salvation Army


New in the Etsy Shop!

Floral blouse
Novelty print top
Short sleeve sweater
Floral dress
Button back dress
Glam gold blouse
Metallic sweater
Secretary bow blouse
I'm in the process of adding a whole bunch of great new stuff to Fiery Finish Vintage right now! This is all of the fresh stock that's been listed over the past two weeks. So many things that are perfect for spring! I have to say that I'm always surprised when I find something vintage that is white and hasn't been destroyed by stains. Clearly I hit the jackpot in that department lately. All the better for lightening up you wardrobe as the days get longer and warmer!


Fire & Bone





I'm so excited to finally be able to wear my snowshoe hare skull necklace from Fire & Bone! I was a backer for their wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, and it arrived last week. My good friend Matt Kroner is one of the co-founders of the company, so that's just makes it that much more fun to wear and show off to people. Keep an eye on these guys...I think you're going to be hearing about them more and more as they expand their business.

It was super HOT in LA this past weekend, so I had to bust out the sandals. This is what I wore on Saturday afternoon when Matt and I headed out for lunch in the neighborhood. Sunday was even hotter, so we went to the beach. No complaints here; I'll take the beach in winter over freezing cold temperatures any day!

Whatcha Wearing?
Maxi dress and sandals from H&M / Vest from Goodwill
Skull necklace from Fire & Bone / Hat from Atlantic Attic Vintage / Sunglasses from Target


New in the Etsy Shop!

Floral hostess dress
Black pleated dress
Floral wrap skirt
Black and white peplum dress
Bright caftan
Navy striped dress
These fun new items were adding to Fiery Finish Vintage over the past two weeks. I have so much more great stuff that I'll be adding in the coming weeks too! Stay tuned...


Red Headed Stranger

Whatcha Wearing?
Kick-ass Alaska Eagle t-shirt and flannel from Goodwill / Jeans from H&M 
Nine West leather jacket from Beacon's Closet / Clarks boots from Zappos

This was my weekend coffee shop breakfasting/thrift store hunting/errand running/Super Bowl watching outfit. A low-key outfit for a low-key weekend. It's actually cold enough to pile on a few layers too. For a while there we had temperatures that stayed pretty steadily in the mid-70s to mid-80s I'm not complaining, I know that almost everyone else has been in a snowy deep freeze!

So here's my new hair cut and color care of the talented folks at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. They always do such an awesome job! It might have been a really early morning and a really long day at the Long Beach International Salon and Spa Expo, but I still had fun hanging out behind the scenes and having my cut done in the Sassoon booth. The deeper, less coppery red colors they used are a nice change from my usual orange color too. I haven't had such vibrantly red-red hair in a while and the deeper tones woven into the fringe give it a nice depth. Maybe I'll keep it this color for a while...


Oh, Hi! I'm Still Here...

Whatcha Wearing?
Monki top from Buffalo Exchange / Vintage cardigan from Crossroads Trading
Shorts from H&M / Scarf from American Way Thrift / Bag from Council Thrift
Tights from We Love Colors / Sunglasses from Target / Army boots from Goodwill

I just realized that it's been over two months since I last posted here. Time flies during the holidays and when you're traveling! Since my last post, I've made two trips to Las Vegas and one to Cincinnati. Seems kind of crazy for such a short amount of time.

I wore this last Saturday for free museum day here in Los Angeles. Matt and I went downtown to check out MOCA and have lunch. After living in NYC, it never ceases to amaze me how quiet DTLA is. Where are all the honking cars? Where are all the pedestrians? Regardless, we had a great time! On Sunday I did a hair modeling job for Vidal Sassoon at the Long Beach Salon and Spa Expo, so I'm going to look a bit different in my next post. It was a long day, but lots of fun and I really like how my new cut and color turned out! I'll make a point of taking photos this weekend and not wait another two months this time...