shop house of ginger 02

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round two.  another embroidered beauty for sale!
i paired it with my favorite vintage tee, but why not try a colorful tank or slouchy sweater?  mmmmm hmmmm… that’s what i’m talking about!

$48 + shipping (US $5.95 / international $10)
would best fit s/m
measures 19 inches long with an elastic waist
perfect condition

to purchase, visit my instagram feed, find the photo of this skirt and comment with your email address.  (or let me know, here.)

if you have any questions, ask!

ps.  ironic hipster vintage tshirt with pit stains not for sale.  stop with the jealousy.  also wearing sunnndaze sunglasses.

20. August 2014 by paige
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shop house of ginger 01

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isn’t this dress bananas?!  no pun intended, seeing as it is the color of a banana.  but anyway, i’m selling it!  to you!  i believe it to be the perfect summer dress.  it’s unique, it’s comfortable, it’s effortless.  and it’s not just a dress.  wear it to the beach as a cover up or as a tunic with leggings when fall comes around.  also, it would make the most adorable maternity-style top for any mommy-to-be.

$58 + shipping (US $5.95 / international $10)
would best fit s/m
measures 32 inches long

to purchase, visit my instagram feed, find the photo of this dress and comment with your email address.

if you have any questions, let me know!

ps.  adorable mini redhead sold separately not for sale.

19. August 2014 by paige
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inspired / the mexican-style embroidered dress

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pair with your favorite booties or sandals, maybe throw on a hat and out the door you go.  i don’t know what could be more effortless (or comfortable) in the hot summer months.  plus, the embroidery on these dresses is insanely gorgeous.

i have two of these vintage beauties (well, a dress and a skirt) that will go up for sale this week.

stay tuned!

(l-r) 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

18. August 2014 by paige
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worn / lace pants

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yes to lace pants, girlfriends.  especially to this cut, as opposed to the boho/hippie-style bells.  why, you ask?  because the trouser shape is a bit more versatile – a blouse and blazer for work, a muscle tee and floppy hat for the music festival.  see where i’m going with this?  thumbs up. 

unfortunately, i fell in lust with these pants at a local boutique when they took my credit card out of my wallet and rang themselves up, so i can’t provide you with a direct link; however here are some options:  crochet pants / lace pantsmaybe you’ll find something similar!

lace pants/tank/rings on right hand - local boutique
thrifted, vintage pouch
gage huntley single quartz hoops +bent nail midi ring (on left pinky)

13. August 2014 by paige
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worn / this dress

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someone once told me that i shoot from the hip.  and it’s true… i do.  react now, think about it/feel bad/get mad/back pedal/patch up the hole in the wall, later.  eat an entire bag of nacho cheesier doritos in 15 minutes, cry when i can’t pull my skinnies over my hips and eat lettuce for the rest of the week, later.  purchase the most amazing dress without checking the bank account, live off ramen noodles and pbj (and do i really need to pay the electric bill?!) until payday, later.  because you guys… this dress.  it is the softest, prettiest thing.  i had to have it.

and we only lived in the dark for two days.  it wasn’t that bad.

no rest for bridget dreamlike maxi
steve madden booties
jasper and jeera pouch (similar)
gage huntley single quartz hoops + quartz crystal wire wrap cuff

 

12. August 2014 by paige
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a review / the bouqs co

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i love the idea of having fresh flowers in the house, but i don’t always have the extra cash and i’ve heard that stealing them from the local cemetery is frowned upon.  so when the bouqs co contacted me to do a review, i couldn’t turn them down.  i placed my order for the simple but colorful confetti bouquet and within a few days – happiness on my doorstep!  the colors were so vibrant and they opened up beautifully by the next afternoon.

i like this company.  i like the idea that my flowers are growing on the side of a volcano in south america.  i like knowing that they are cut right after i order them – not grabbed from a fridge in some dark warehouse.  i also like that the flowers are affordable and that the website offers concierge services – never letting you forget another birthday or anniversary…ever.  (men, pay attention.)  that being said… next time you need to send flowers to your mother, a coworker or to the person you’re “admiring”, order via bouqs.com - i think you’ll be happy!

disclaimer:  this post contains affiliate links.  if you click through and make a purchase, i will receive a commission. 

11. August 2014 by paige
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worn / eco style 02

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this here is just a little something i  picked up at the local thrift – a very basic summer dress that while inexpensive and practically brand new, just didn’t deliver as i had hoped.  i was going for that minimalist “swing” or tent dress look, but the bottom of the dress ended up being a bit too poofy and the proportions seemed a little… off.  but ya know, that’s the beauty of thrifting.  i spent maybe $5 on this dress and although i probably won’t wear it often, it’s the perfect wear around the house/ throw on to run to the market kinda dress.  it’s like the modern girl’s muumuu.

gap dress – second hand/thrifted
steve madden
booties
gage huntley necklaces

05. August 2014 by paige
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saturday sounds / sylvan esso

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sylvan esso

spectacular album.  every single song is lovely in it’s own way.
(think feist, but edgier.)

also loving dress, hey mami and play it right.

26. July 2014 by paige
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oh sweet friday / vol 53

adios, west coast!  we’re headed to middle america.

it’ll be pretty quiet here on the blog-front (with the exception of saturday sounds) until sometime next week; however, if you find that my absence is forming a deep, dark, lonely hole in your life… you can find me on instagram and sometimes facebook. probably you just need to see an artistically shot and filtered photo of the chicago dog that i will inevitably inhale (but first take a picture of) and it’ll be like i never left.

have a lovely weekend, friends!

25. July 2014 by paige
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lately

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hello!  i hope your week has been fantastic.  mine has been rather busy.  we’re headed to illinois tomorrow, so every night after work has consisted of either running errands or doing laundry and packing in preparation.  traveling with a toddler requires a fair amount of planning – new toys/books, special snacks and an ipad full of fun apps and trance-inducing kid shows – so as to avoid any mama needs a vodka on the rocks STAT meltdowns.  i’m hoping we’re over that stage, but i’m feeling good about my arsenal of weapons.  please note:  it doesn’t take much of a meltdown for me to decide that i need a drink.  if her voice so much as rises one octave, i’m ordering a cocktail.

anyway… thought i’d share a few photos and wordy snippets from our life as of late.

fresh flowers, man.  we love them.  zoey picked those out because they’re pink.  obviously.  we bought them at trader joe’s, but we sometimes pick our neighbor’s flowers, too.  and that crown… according to zoey, i’m the best, most famous mom in the whole world and sometimes the whole city, so i get to wear a crown around the house.  to add to my amazingness even further, i’ve managed to keep our air plant alive!  it’s spawning alien like “arms” and even growing brand new stalks? stems?  pretty rad, eh?

so last weekend turned out to be unexpectedly great.  friday evening started with a couple of glasses of wine with friends, followed by dinner at firefly for dine la.  it’s so nice to get out of the bubble and into la – new faces, different atmosphere…i gotta get out more.  on saturday i headed down to newport beach to celebrate baby girl pingle who will join us in september.  so exciting!!  isn’t that photo of the mama-to-be so adorable?  afterwards, i had a few drinks and the most delicious sushi with my bff who is in town from australia.  it was nice to catch up.  i miss that chick like crazy.

sunday was playing and laughing and relaxing and all things sunday.

i’m looking forward to another great weekend in chicago.  i’m sure i’ll have photos to share!

*all photos above were taken with my iphone and edited with vscocam.

24. July 2014 by paige
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