Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wancy Nancy!

Here are some pics of my sweet sister Nancy! I was taking pics of her in some of my vintage finds :D

I just love this chunky sweater! Look at that belt, it looks like its from the 80's...

Books i want to read...

On heroes and tombs- By Ernesto Sabato
The stranger- By Albert Camus
The Metamorphosis- By Franz Kafka
The divine comedy-Dante

...And lay in my couch sipping green tea...
If anyone has any good books to suggest, please share them!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


I tend to judge myself and I'm very self conscious. At times, i want people around to like me, to see me as a certain individual. at times i just don't care. I get a lot of compliments, (or not) of my actions, my talent, my style, my personality etc. and i reflect on the things i should change about myself as a person. I have had people trust me with incredible tasks and opportunities for escalating my career, i get so excited and sometimes wonder if i am talented or good enough. I am grateful for the people i have around me that believe in me, for seeing things in me that i can't, and helping me acknowledge of what im capable of. But when it all comes down to it, what counts is that at the end of all the criticism and struggles one goes through to improve oneself to become a notable individual, it is most important that you are the one that loves, accepts and appreciates you for you, above everything and anyone; quirks and all.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Flower fedora

This is a picture i took a few months back, of this fedora hat I concocted. I wore it to a dog hat competition that i was judging. I will be posting one for sale just like this at my Etsy shop. So be sure to check soon!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lèvres Roses!

I love this pink lipstick! Its called Impassioned by MAC and I'm wearing my favorite mascara, Diorshow in Azure blue. :D

Monday, January 12, 2009

Goodbye... Self-developing film

Unfortunately for me, i never got to buy a Polaroid, and as of 2008, it is being discontinued. Ugh! Sucks big time. The company filed for bankruptcy, but will relaunch they're iconic Polaroid camera for the new year. Its called POGO and just like the Polaroid prints your pictures automatically. Well, this means goodbye to Polaroid, You will be missed... Hello POGO!
New Polaroid PoGo

Vintage dress for sale on Etsy!

Be sure to check out this awesome, pink vintage dress at my Etsy store.
It selling for 70$, its in great condition and it fits beautiful! The dress is size 4 and the designer is A.J. Bari. Make sure to get it before someone else does, cause its the only one!

Cherry loves it at Etsy!

Hello there darlings! Guess what? I have an Etsy store! I have quite a collection of vintage clothing and accessories as well as hand made stuff i make myself, so i decided it was time to let go. They are on sale at Etsy I will be posting gorgeous vintage stuff, so please be sure to visit my store everyday and check it out! Spread the word!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Girl like me

I saw this video and really wanted to share it. It amazing how society oppress girls of different races, to think that beauty is a matter of color. Let me know what you think....

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Many of you fashionistas have heard of Allan and Suzi, home of everything retro-fashion; shoes, dresses, hats, accessories you name it! If your looking for that perfect vintage piece, this is the spot. The racks are full with designer clothes, decades old or just a season old. The prices are great, and you will be sure to find your favorite dress. Its located in the upper west side of New york, 416 Amsterdam Avenue. They carry great designer names and art collectibles as well. Alot of fashion stylists, like the wonderful Patricia Field dresses her clients with pieces from Allan & Suzi! Hope you guys like it!

Photos from the Allan and Suzi website

Monday, January 5, 2009

Jeffrey Campbell Lattice Heel

These pink suede heel are so lovely. I would wear these with some slim fitting jeans, and bold print top. They add the right amount of pop to a simple outfit.They're available at Urban outfitters and also come in black. These are definitely on my list!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Hello World!

Hello there! Well, my name is Kathleen Tapanes and this is my blog. New year, new goals, new blog. Please comment no matter what your opinion, no hard feelings here!
I will be posting about my very guilty pleasure of thrifty finds, online treasures, my favorite outfits, and lots of more goodies.
To a very happy new year, and a prospective, new exciting job :)

I love this unique print sundress, available at the Patricia Field store. It has a very 80's vibe to it, and looks great with a leather jacket, heels or flats!