Wednesday, May 30

Brimfield Antique Shows

My mom and I had been dreaming of taking a trip to the Brimfield Antique shows in Mass. for a few years, and this year we finally made it due to our schedules! I promised all of you that I would make sure I posted about out weekend, so here it is!

It was similar to what we both expected. Mom and I both have Etsy shops and we had a feeling we wouldn't be finding much of anything to put in our shops assuming that the prices were already raised. That didn't stop us from browsing and buying a couple neat things for ourselves throughout the day! There were hundreds of vendors and we only made it to less than half of them.

My favorite vendor, seen in the picture above, was Swift & Faire Co. They sell vintage clothing and accessories in the Boston area. I happened to purchase a couple of pieces from them because I just couldn't walk away ;) visit Swift & Faire Co.'s facebook page! 

Sunday, May 13

what I wore

 top /
jeans / Ireland topshop
boots / Marc Jacob
necklace /

A simpler look with the favorite Marc Jacob boots found on sale for only $60 after searching for 3 months! High waisted skinnies from TopShop on sale for $20 from Ireland trip in 2009. These have taken a beating and the holes are enlarging. All the better right? I get the most compliments on these jeans and boots than anything else in my wardrobe. Simple, but essential long sleeve slouchy brown top from Forever. Gold and Teal bundle necklace to give just a tint of color. This was the perfect outfit for browsing the Brimfield Antiques because of the breeze and muddy fields. Low maintenance and comfy.    

Tuesday, May 8

the pinterest revolution

As most of us all know, once you pin you cannot stop. Whether you have an account with Pinterest or not I am sure you have heard about the hype the website has taken on. 13 million users have been added in just a short 10 months. They have been driving more traffic to websites than many of the very common sites out there like Youtube, LinkedIn and
Google +. No wonder why there is a waiting list! My question is, "Is Pinterest just another social media trend, or will it stick?"

Clearly Pinterest is geared more towards the trendy women users out there at the moment, which makes it perfect for my marketing target range. So I figured I would try to invest a little bit more time in this area to see if I would really benefit. I purchased the Power of Pinning for businesses by Melanie Duncan. I am wondering if it will be a fluke or not, but I figured I would take a chance.

I love statistics so check this other blog out if you are interested in learning more about the Pinterest revolution - it is very interesting.    iQuariusMedia    I cannot deny the addiction that has formed to my Pinterest boards. I have posted some of my favorite pins thus far below...

So what about you guys, do you think Pinterest will become just another trend or last as Facebook has? 
What are your favorite things about Pinterest?

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Friday, May 4

here we go!

hello all, it has been quite some time now, but here I am again for the good! A lot has happened since I last posted. I was very busy working full time and left my creative heart to the waist side for a bit. I started a job as a personal banker and after a year of working full time I then decided that I would give into my hearts pull to invest more time into my creative adventures again. I will start with an update on where my focus has been the past several months. 

Most of my energy goes into my shop on Etsy, Chic Origins. And my photography, KAngell Photography. I have 4 weddings coming up that I will be shooting at! It has been a big step for my work and I am honored to be the photographer for each wedding. It has been a journey finding my style and niche of work and capturing it with my photos. 


It's also been a blast putting more time into my shop. I have been really trying to master the photos of my vintage pieces for the most part. My photos have always been the one thing that bothered me severely. I also have been purging my inventory and gearing up for a more concentrated line of handbags, dresses and shoes mostly. 

I will be going to the Brimfield antique shows with my mother next weekend. We have always wanted to attend them and this is the first year that we are able to see all of the beautiful vendors! I will be posting a blog of our weekend adventures soon after so keep your eyes peeled. 

This is all for now, hope everyone is having a splendid Spring and looking forward to Summer coming so soon! See you all back soon...