Friday, June 21, 2019

Return of the Rosebud


I'll confess: for a while now, I've been toying with the idea of just starting anew. A new blog, a new project, a new, new new something. But you know what? I kinda figured I'd be wanting to talk about the things I've always liked to talk about and that pretty much is sustainable fashion, personal style and secondhand shopping. So I'm going to just do it here. 

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? 
Currently, I'm living in Seattle, Washington, where I've been for the past 6 years. It's been an interesting time in Seattle, because the neighborhoods are now changing pretty rapidly, and we're wondering if this city's soul is going the way of San Francisco. There's lots of industry, business booming kind of thing, but there's also a push on the poorer peeps, rent increases, cost of living increases make doing the day to day something of a challenge and a struggle.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO? 
Trying to make ends meet, pretty much. Still selling vintage and secondhand goods online through various venues. Doing the odd job here and there. Nothing too exciting to note. But what I have been up to that may be of interest are a couple of new hobbies. I've been doing lots of art, and trying my hand at painting which has been very rewarding. Even managed to sell a handful of pieces, and get accepted into a group show.

HOW ARE YOU DOING? 
I'm doing ok. Been experiencing a bit of ups, and downs. As I supposed is the way with everybody.
I do know, that I'm feeling more tapped into my own damn self, and have come to terms with my limitations and shortcomings, and I do so with more compassion. 



Now let me ask you the same: 

  • WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? 
  • WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO? 
  • HOW ARE YOU DOING? 

If you feel like it, let me know in the comments.
Thanks for visiting!


Thursday, June 20, 2019

A Casual Comeback (or let's pick up where we left off)



A Casual Comeback (or let's pick up where we left off)

I know. It's been awhile. 

You've been doing things, I've been doing things and well, time just got away from me for a bit. 

Since the last blog post was from 2017, I'd say, I'm a pretty good procrastinator, as I've been meaning to write another post for a while now. For a couple of years, actually. Just not sure what I should be writing, what I want to write. And maybe, a bit unclear on what you'd want to read. 

Blogging and social media have changed things up a bit, since I first started. But you know what hasn't changed? Our need to connect. And I suspect it's the same tried and true methods as we've always done it. 

So here we are. You, me, a laptop, the inter-webs and a couple of jpegs. 
21st century neighborly.

I think I am back, so let's just start things casual. 
Maybe re-introduce ourselves. Get reacquainted. 

What have YOU been up to? 
DO spill the beans, and let's start a conversation. 




Friday, October 13, 2017

Bella's Picks for Fall

Bella's Picks: Take a fresh look at Fall staples with timeless appeal. This 90s takes on 1960s style fills the bill.

Fall for me, means tree leaves changing colors, chilly mornings, overcast days and warm woolens. Somehow traditions come into play, more so in the Autumn, when it comes to fashion too. Perhaps, because Autumn, more than any other season, cues us to the cycle of seasons, draws us to the inevitable return of what already was, what went before and ultimately, steers us towards what will be.