Thursday, August 22, 2013

Checks + Balances


A checkered print bandana. 
A gingham plisse play suit. 
Houndstooth espadrilles. 

There are checks. And there are balances. 


SHOP SECONDHAND FIRST: 75% Thrifted. 100% Phinneywood.

I am striving to thrive in both.

I recently got some new eyeglasses, and I am loving my smarty pants look! They are by Kala Eyewear, handmade in California, and proudly crafted in the USA. I had the best customer service ever at my neighborhood optometrists (Hi Dr. Rob and Dr. Cindy! Woo-woo!)) and can't recommend enough the friendly and supreme service at Phinney Ridge Eyecare (and nope, I wasn't paid a cent to say this). And now realize the advantage of supporting your local eye care professional over ordering a pair of frames via the internet. The fit is incredible and I pretty much think they are the cutest eyeglasses on the planet. Here's my SHOP LOCAL, LOVE GLOBAL thought: By paying a bit more but buying local, over buying a cheaper pair of frames online, you are ensuring these brick and mortar businesses (often family run) are going to stay in business for years to come- and they're the ones you turn to adjust your frames, or trouble shoot if you need it. So who's going to support these terrific local shops? Well, me for starters. It's just smart thinking (must be the new glasses!) and a one of many good sustainable shopping choices.

Speaking of awesome and local- I am THRILLED to be part of a vintage clothing collective opening inside the new Beats and Bohos location, which, coincidentally enough is not even a block away from Dr. Rob and Dr. Cindy at Phinney Ridge Eyecare. Beats+ Bohos is planning their grand opening for the middle of next month (look for an upcoming post about it) but presently, they're quietly open for business as they settle into their new digs in Phinney Ridge.  

They're located on the corner of 72nd and Greenwood Avenue N,  (7200 Greenwood Avenue N, if you need specifics) and that is right in my 'hood! Look for a big rack of Citizens-of-Rosebud vintage because I got lots of fun stuffs to sell. If you say 'ROSEBUD" to the nice cashier at checkout, they'll give you 10% off your purchase, just for name dropping. So do it already. 

I'll be back early September, hopefully on full throttle, back online and for your viewing pleasure. 
Take care, peeps!


PS: I am LOVING Alicia's new project, The Roll Model Roster- please take a moment and check it out over at The Spashionista. Rock (and ROLL) on, Alicia! You are such a inspiration!

28 comments:

LV said...

Loving the hounds tooth! very cute:-)

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love your new glasses and this outfit is really cute!!

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Smarty pants indeed, dear summer-sprite Bella! All best with your remaining August ventures, see you in September!

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

GAK! I love this all over! It's girlie, but it's not! Well done!

Lynn Dylan said...

Hi Bella! So happy to see your lovely face! I love the checks and the head scarf. You look like a happy girl. Thanks for pointing me again to Spashionista. I just love her blog, and this current initiative is wonderful!

XOXO
Lynn

Gabriala Brown said...

LOVE the new specs... xoxox

Monica P said...

Totally cute summer outfit :-)

Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

Patti said...

*great* glasses! love your checked-in look. xoxox

Krista Gassib said...

Love your new specs! Love you that bought them local! That's putting your money where your mouth is:). I also have that same romper but I do not look as cute in it:)

Sheila said...

You look adorable. I also totally support the local eyecare businesses in my city - I had my eye exam done at one, and bought my specs at the other (name-dropping Goo Goo Goggles here). I bought a pair of wonderful handmade in Canada glasses by Rapp.

Happy to hear about your new venture!

Tamera Wolfe said...

I love you in all your checked and houndstoothy glory--just adorable!!

I am seriously digging the new glasses--I'm due at my local eye doctor (BUY LOCAL--not a chain like Lenscrafters!!!) next month and I'm thinking of getting frames like yours!!

Val Sparkle said...

Checks and houndstooth - how cool, and a perfect way to debut your new glasses! Which look gorgeous on you, by the way.

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

A relaxed perfect summer-look!

Carina Rosenholm said...

Love the glasses and your look - you look smashing!

Sandra said...

dang I love your glasses, I ordered my new ones this week from our family optician (who also make it easier to pay for them)your outfit is fab x

señora Allnut said...

lovely outfit, checks fits you like a dream!!, summery and cute with your so pretty new eyeglasses!, and you're absolutely right: supporting local business is supporting good service, lovely local shops and nice neighborhoods!
And I'm so glad with my new rubber bands and pretty red scarf!!
you're a shiny star!!
besos

Marla Robinson said...

super cute outfit, love your pics

Shybiker said...

Love the playsuit. And the glasses make you look smart. Um... smartER.

J. said...

Great pattern mixing!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Too cute!! I totally need new glasses... Just not in the budget at the moment. Can't wait to hear more about the beats & bohos place!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Have you lost weight? If not, must be the checks *grins.*

Anyhoo, you look tres adorbs.

Ariane Lasalle said...

I support my local eyewear specialist big time! he did my last 3 pairs- You are right you get a better fit and better customer service -I'm reticent to order glasses on line -

Gorgeous pic of you girl, your glasses are perfect for you!

Tks for joining the blog hop

Airane xo

Linda Wolf said...

You're looking extra cute in your checkered outfit and new glasses!
xxx

Meghan Edge said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE that romper!!!! :-) And your cool glasses. You look lovely.

Barbara A Mizzoni Young said...

Love the glasses. Actually the whole look works for you. How lovely are you? Very...

Barbara @ www.allmylivesnow.com

Emalina said...

You look so lovely in that adorable checked romper, and I love the new specs!

The Style Crone said...

So good to see you back here, supporting local businesses and the fabulous Alicia's project. And looking gorgeous, I might add. The perfect summer outfit to wear with your new glasses.

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Looking great and I totally agree with you about supporting your local optometrist. There's an amazing business not far from us that has outstanding customer service. They make it a no-brainer. Our daughter was going to order frames on-line, but we talked her into going locally. Not only did they quickly correct her prescription twice, they replaced her frames when they came apart prematurely. All this with apologies and an eagerness to get it right, fast.

Can't wait until I can come visit your space and "shop locally"!! XXOO

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