Friday, December 8, 2017

No More Excuses -- The Holidays make me want to Hustle and also stay inside because I'm scared of the cold! LOL!

I basically do the same two things for a living that I did in Tampa and I'm lucky I love what I do.
One of them is sell vintage!
The 'stockroom' needs help.
I bought some cheap wooden poles and $1.18 bike rack hooks from Lowe's to start dealing with my stock in a serious, yet super simple way.

I'm smiling, but I'm embarrassed by my work space & it sucks. 
I'm doing what I need. 
I mean, I needed it years ago tbh, but I'm finally doing it now. 
I've had 3 tables donated, thank you Sparky's!!
And mirrors and a sewing machine donated from my friend's storage! 
I'm getting a 3rd pole from Lowe's because I was ever so subtly reminded that the result should be stockroom, not dressing room. Touché.
So many jokes about poles and needing more poles in the basement, but I'll spare u lolol 

New stock, like the high-waisted 80s acid-wash jeans available here!

Me modeling this peachy-orange vintage 70s maxi dress.  Rly lovely on---has an 'I want to slow dance with your uncle at a wedding' vibe!!!!  
P.S.  I love weddings & old school slow dances---omg & open bars lol!  So that is a v positive vibe!

I also did this fun triple frame (on IG here) showing how I dressed up on a night it was actually chilly.

#1.  I wore straight up leggings and otk socks and boots!! 
I wore a major strapless bra, and fingerless gloves (from Antique Addict when I was an actual teenager lol!)
#2.  Strapless dress over the top!  My children had to help zip me up!!  Borrowed tiny hat from Ms. Empanada!!!  Big black ribbon around my neck!
#3.  Add completely ripped up black vintage velvet coat bought off a street marked in West Asheville & you are ready to party in a strapless dress on a cold night!  

Also, be a guest!!!
If any of you people (&/or pets lolol) are ever nearby, come check out Asheville--(this is the Airbnb link), but there are so many options!!
Plus, it's easier to get around and enjoy in the winter when there are so many less people :)
We have so many fun events happening continually!!!  

Love & Light, 

Shop here: PinkCheetahVintage 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Holiday Hustle Mind your Bizness & Get to work----that's the best idea

I'm really more worried about the holidays than usual.  I want the kids to enjoy it.
I'll be doubling down on work.

This here is a skirt from a fav dealer Maryce of Antique Addict.  She is a lady that inspired me to become a vintage seller myself.

This look below is a vintage t-shirt and thrifted velvet GAP pants----which are navy blue, not a go-to color 4 me normally, but I love them---REMEMBER TO TRY ON DIF STUFF!!!  I almost didn't attempt these pants bcuz of the navy color & I'm so glad I did!  And booties!

I met this special lady over 20 years ago at her cool kid pad in Seminole Heights thru SamIAm.  It was such an unexpected treat to have her visit----and here she is modeling a PinkCheetahVintage coat from my personal collection.  She looks amazing :)

Let's just say we went on a 'hike' and leave it at that lolol

Bathroom selfie at the coffee/tea shop to hear Maja's friend from the The Hostel in The Forest (sounds like a horror movie, but it's a spiritual retreat...  Which actually still makes perfect sense).

We went to grab coffee one evening and had to park the car to go stand in the pretty purple lights they put up in our small downtown.  It was kinda magical---glad we walked thru <3

In the store now here

Love & Light, 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Historic Cotton Mills Art Studio in the River Arts District of Asheville A Cool Steampunk Circus Event

My friend Krista, talked about here & here, did the graphic design work for the Historic Cotton Mills Art Studio opening.

It was a steampunk circus theme with a big top that had a DJ & speakeasy bar.

Since there were so many separate artist rooms, I'm showcasing my fav room.
This one with many headdresses.  Winter is wearing a thrifted American Girl velvet coat with fancy ribbon bow and comparing her narwhal to the horned floral themed head pieces.


My favorite were these two:

Cozy little gypsy hang-out up there----you're welcome to join :)


So many glass pieces.

There were fire-dancers and grinder girls, as well as a balloon making clown.

Free peanuts, cotton candy, & popcorn!

More music inside----this band was so fun!

Grinder girls, sparks flyyy!

Free henna tattoos!  Coco Loco's:

Krista & Tommy!

LondonDaBridge's henna tattoo!

I'm wearing an 80s Victor Costa dress & vintage gloves I've had since HS, a borrowed tiny top hat headband, & a vintage torn velvet coat (not shown here).


Love & Light, 

Hooking up:

Thursday, November 2, 2017

I've been wearing my 70 year old cousin's husband's clothes---and the comfort level is on point. Also, don't be scared to wear a harness.

My cousin gave me some hand-me-down clothes earlier this year.  She's in her 70s and I got everything from silk tank tops to Spanx and stuff.  I wear a ton of it as I've mentioned in other posts.  She also gives me some occasional stuff from her husband.  I've been wearing his long sleeve XXL shirts and pajama pants!

Here's me in an XXL Tom James shirt and a few other bundled up lewks :)

Winter and eating crap and some stress have my skin looking horrid.
The light is filtering it out.
I'm going to dig around in my boxes of stuff for a face mask or something soon.  
And I already ripped my secondhand thrifted vintage 90s v-neck GAP sweater below---sheesh.
I'll mend it.  It's on the bottom side hem.

Old secondhand vintage leopard print hat back out again because it got cold for a day or two and I couldn't find my one beanie.  Of course. 
Old sunnies and old thrifted sweater dug up again for another year. 

I never got to sew the curtains my friend Neala gave me, but they're so long if you fold them over and tie them, they work! 
That's Foxy in the window <3

Also, this 90s Banana Republic dress is now listed.
I had 2 purple dresses and I had to decide between them.
The knit wrap dress is listed here.

(sorry for the wack screenshot--only pic I can find---weird)

And for now I'm keeping the silk dress---I wanna say Ann Taylor???

It has a wrap 'style' fit at top, but is not a true wrap dress.
Wack pics all around, I guess.  Nothing new.
Also, I like to wear the harness almost whenever I think about it!!!
Super fun accessory :)
Like belt and suspenders COMBINED.
Combo accessories; level up!

Also, this is me 'saving' some super old boots with Duck Tape lol

They're cheap anyways---faux leather---so we'll see how much longer they last lolzzz
I actually wore them with this vintage 50s dress, harness, & 'blood spattered' white thigh highs!

This is me being El Stupido

I got the inspo from this artist I love on IG who post a lot of singing and dancing ridiculousness & utter nonsense to try to have a moment of fun.

Thanks for the sweet comments on the party.  I busted my butt to clean & organize the place on a shoestring budget, while simultaneously working, and packing and sorting thru extra.  It was exhausting, but worth it.  Tried to make it cute, since she picked a party at home.  It was hard not having my mom around for sure. She is so so missed. Just hard. 

Off to bloggy land for inspo and werking all day :D

Love & Light, 

SHOP HERE: PinkCheetahVintage


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Baby Dream Turns 8 and it snowed today!! If you didn't know, making slime is a popular pastime!

Well, little CocoLoco aka Baby Dream turns 8 at midnight.
She requested a birthday party at the house-----which used to be standard for my children...  Honestly, it used to turn into a party for friends and family, as well lololol!!!
Celebrating bdays is a joy.

Anyway, it was cake & punch at home!

She had several themes. Unicorns was one!  Instead of Goody Bags I did a candy bar with little pastel chinese take-out boxes to fill up.

I went to the local asian store---literally called Oriental Market and & got fun Japanese treats.  The little boxes of cookies and money banks filled with treats were only $4.99 & 5.99.  I put some on a tray and set the packages behind them because they were so cute.

Little friends.  That purple hair, tho!! Amirite???  
These kidzzz r so cool!

Sherbert punch with unicorn straws.

The little $5.99 animal banks were filled with fun fruit jellies they taste tested & guessed flavors.

Got an $18 gallon of glue from Michael's with a 50% off coupon for $9.
The big girls were in charge of the slime making table!
BTW, making slime is very popular and GLUE is all the rage. 
Especially in GirlTown.  I carry super in my purse and someone always needs it!
For real.

Piñata made by my friend Laura to represent the TV theme!!!!  Many themed day!!!

Clown nose!!!!  So exciting!!!!
And artwork by Kiki in the back from a canvas she found brand new in the street.
Street art!

Look closely lolol

The Crow made the piñata :)

Some older ones got to stay the night, so it was face-painting and they choreographed two video----which are amazing, but I'll spare u!!!

It snowed today!!!!
It was cold!
It got instantly dark---so I'm not leaving the house---which is fine because---
I'm totally broke!
I won't be doing anything but working---I hope I have something to blog about lol

Love & Light, 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Working, but still broke lol----like most people, so good thing I like hand-me-downs, vintage, and second-hand looks bcuz that's all there is!!!

Besides stressing about money, I've been working or cleaning--
I don't know if I can talk about painting the kitchen.  It turned into a project that still involves random dishes everywhere and add a backed up sink happening in the middle of it----I feel like it's turned a corner, but sheesh.  It was basically a nightmare. Do it again in about 2 or 3 years I guess lolzzz

I've been trying to model vintage more (of my own & from the shop) so u can see how I look, wear it, & style it.  Sometimes stuff works.

This 80s red lace dress is listed here

Faux pearls ftw---Patti knows what's up!!
I feel like a lot of vintage dresses rly have that wow factor that people want for a special occasion----I'm like, put on that crazy, sexy, lace dress from the 80s---it's the va-va-voom factor you've been looking for rly :)

Now this is me in my simple 60s/70s hemmed green dress---my personal collection.

Here is a different green dress that used to be mine, but is now is for sale here

Me in my red vintage 60s/70s puff sleeve dress above.  I am a sucker for a red dress!!!

And this lovely vintage 80s/90s vintage black velvet open back dress sold here.

Very glam faux pearl look again----and flip-flops---- lolol
Listen, I'm over 40, kinda stressed out, and trying hard---my looks are NEVER polished or perfect.  
Black cheapo lace kitty ears that I got for a few dollars at the mall for your consideration-----u could think about trying on a new lewk!!!  Even if u don't wear it out, try it on :D
  I think the black lace kitty ears are fun for a glam look out, tho <3

I know it's a little shop heavy----but, I'm trying to give some peeps a reason to search for something different & put it on!!  Put it on ur bodyyyyy lol!!!  U never know...

Love & Light,