Do you see that incredible, relentless sunlight showering down on me? More importantly, do you see that lack of winter coat? Words cannot convey the glee I had on this mild day in Brooklyn when we were visiting NYC last weekend. I did not hesitate to throw on a dress and head to the flea market sans mittens, scarves, and puffers (though I kept the boots…just because it’s not cold doesn’t mean its warm, you know?).
I’m back in Boston now where another light layer of snow has fallen and the heavy coats have been put back on. But Spring — I see you — and I certainly appreciated the sneak peek of milder weather while in The Big Apple.
What are you guys wearing in these transitional weeks before Spring’s official arrival? Truth be told, we’ve got a while before its warm out friends. So stay cozy out there!
Top of the morning loves, can you believe it is already March? You’ll hear no complaints from me since this month officially brings us within inches of Spring. Glorious Spring! Where flowers are a-blooming, heavy winter coats are being shed, and the sun stays in the sky longer. Winter has been beautiful and fun (white blankets of snow in Boston? There are few lovelier images), but I’m ready to stop skidding around the city on sheets of ice.
So farewell February! You were a short, whirlwind month that included a spontaneous road-trip to the eastern coastline just in time to catch the sunrise, a trip with friends for both business and pleasure to the magical city of New York, and a surprising amount of beautiful blooms around the home and Millay Vintage studio.
To see all our snapshots as they happen, including peeks at new inventory, snippets of daily life, and documents of grand adventures, follow along on Instagram here @millayvintage!
And in case you missed it, the shop sprung up on these lovely corners of the interwebs in February. (Anne Sage is spectacularly multi-talented in her eye for design, fashion, and her ever quick-witted articulations in all that she writes, and I was so honored to read she is a fan of Millay Vintage) ::
We got a most wonderful surprise this morning: we’ve been featured over on design-maven Anne Sage’s blog—THE CITY SAGE. And might we just say, she really, really gets us. She nails our aesthetic Right. On. The. Head. Be sure to click on over and read it all for yourself! How’s that for a fabulous start to this Thursday?
Happy Friday friends, and happy Valentine’s day to all! Whether you are into this holiday or not, it seems extra fun that it coincides with President’s Day for those of you here in the States — so cheers to any who might be getting a three-day weekend! Might I recommend some good reads to unwind with? Here are some favorites from the week ::
1 | INSPIRING | Thao Nguyen—the lovely owner of the Minneapolis-favorite Parc Boutique—gives a great interview over at The Everygirl on how she started her business, what’s she’s learned, and what her typical days look like now. It’s a great glimpse into her beautiful corner of the world.
2 | GOOD TO KNOW | Need Supply Co. shares some good plant care tips to keep in mind when caring for your indoor greens in these colder months. Timely for me because I apparently got all cocky about my thriving botanicals and promptly killed my newest fern addition…boo.
3 | FOR A GOOD LAUGH | Not the Sochi Olympics. Rather, the Shoschi Olympics. No further explanation needed.
And I’ll leave you with a video I stumbled across a few weeks ago that has since been played a million times over here by yours truly…its a brilliant dance that goes through each era of the twentieth century. Fully equipped with iconic dance moves and vintage garbs, it’s too good not to share. My advice? Watch it. Then watch it again.
Happy weekend loves! And be sure to drop by the shop as we just might be having a little special promo for this holiday of love…(hint : the code XOXO at checkout will give you a generous discount – today only!).
I am sure the epic Instagram account Mornings Like These needs no introduction, but I’ll give one anyways. Joy, the beautiful woman behind the account, curates a collection of images that each represent a glimpse into someone’s morning, whether it be a nugget of their daily routine, or a keepsake of an extra special day. The mission behind doing so is to promote “mindful mornings, embracing change & celebrating ritual.”
It’s a beautiful community she has created, and I am so honored to be featured on her accompanying blog this morning. To see and read more about what my mornings look like and why those first hours of the day are so important to me, click on over and visit the post here!
I scour high and low to find the dreamiest pieces for the shop, and I was completely smitten the second I stumbled across this vintage beauty. I love that it can be dressed up or down depending on how you accessorize, and that it is unique and whimsical without being dramatic or theatrical. Brown, to me, is such a flattering color — it looks good on gal’s with dark, blonde, or ginger hair — and I’d frankly reach for “a little brown dress” over that iconic LBD nine times out of ten.
Feeling extra romantic? (Ahem, Valentine’s day — we see you peeking out from around the corner!) Tuck a few fresh flowers in your hair all you’ll be an absolute vision. Now one of you needs to snag this dress ASAP for your wardrobe! After all, there is only one in the shop. Oh, and best thing of all? You’ll be the only one who has it.
So what do you guys think, how would you wear this? With heels, flats, a blazer, an up-do? I’d love to hear!
Bonjour mes amies, and bonjour to you February! 2014 is barreling along (faster than ever, no?) and February brings us closer to Spring. Spring! You light at the end of the tunnel, you (I type as the snow comes a-falling outside my studio window). I do love winter and I’m not quite ready to tuck away my cozy sweaters and wraps just yet, but I am growing a bit weary of the full-on armory of puffer coats, snow boots, and mittens. And one General Gazpacho (our resident pooch in case you don’t know) is definitely ready to put his sweaters away.
What about you guys, are you still in heaven in this winter wonderland or are you dreaming of spring? I myself am somewhere in between: I’m ready for warmer weather and bountiful blooms (and so is the shop!) but until then, I’ll pull on another sweater and enjoy what winter has left up its sleeve. After all, groundhog Phil claims we have six weeks left! And snow in Boston is always so damn charming…