Sunday, November 30, 2014

OUTFIT POST: be yourself

THE STRIPED STUFF. Is it the fact that I am now inching my way to age 50, that I am getting to be ok with just being me, as me? No hyped up, perfectly-put-together or best foot forward, kind of me, just a growing quiet acceptance of who I am, flaws and all, and the keen appreciation of where I am.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Acute Case of the Cutes: Desert Darling (video)

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but cute is surely music in the ears. We're not going to pretend that if we just happened upon this sand-breaded froggy, without hearing it, if it would be catagorized as "cute," but let me tell you, as a semi-expert now (having now watched this clip about a hundred times!) on what cute sounds like, that this desert dumpling is C-U-T-E, all caps, all the freakin' time. CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE. 

Go ahead and have a listen, it's only a tiny slice of a minute, and you can rest assured that you've have just heard with your own ears, the epitome of cute. It's an acute case of the cutes, yeah? Thanks to the miracle of YouTube animal videos, your day is now immensely made better, and you are guaranteed to survive the week. Happy mid-week ya'lls!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Seattle Vintage Seller: hornblower

Sound Off: sometimes ya just gotta toot your own #SECONDHANDFIRST horn

With 240 customer reviews and counting, it feels nice knowing we've got some (GREAT and) appreciative customers! We just wanted to take a moment to toot our own horn. 


When people like Terese tells us we're a "fabulous, friendly, helpful, communicative seller" with a "BIG thank you!" on Etsy, or when Cat on eBay purrs: "great communication, great collectible item, very courteous seller," well, those words are simply music to our ears.

You can read some of the rave reviews HERE and HERE

As proud CITIZENS-OF-ROSEBUD, we take great pleasure in offering up FRESH PICKS FOR FINE FOLKS. Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Picture Perfect: Seattle Skyline with Arrows

Taken with an iPhone. You can see more of my photos on Instagram online: @rosebudz

Seattle is all about going places. How you get there, is up to you.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday Muses: Stealing Inward

"As we grow old, the beauty steals inward."
                                                                                 - Ralph Waldo Emerson

True beauty flourishes inside a confident and dynamic woman. A lifelong beauty  has flung her attentions well beyond the mercurial mirror frame, navigating her focus with her keen interest in the world around her. She's a champion of others, never flinching to put herself into the fray if the cause is just.  She loves what she loves, and knows the value of good values.  Beauty grown inward, is the fruition of a lifetime, a gentle but steely deliberate cultivation, and no happy accident of nature. Grateful for whatever good fortune she has mined, a true beauty owns her circumstance. Inward beauty's gaze grows outward, and leaves no small mark on the world at large.

How you define beauty alters the way beauty affects your world. Where you place your attention on what is beautiful, changes the way beauty is treated in your world.  

Who and what are your definitions of beautiful?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Shoe Lust: Speechless Spectators

While I've always been a bit crushed out on the classic beauty of a good spectator shoe, I must say I felt a bit speechless when I discovered that these vintage spectator pumps by Red Cross Shoes fit me like a glove. The practical mid-heel means you can actually walk around in them, and the faux leather makes them easy to wipe clean and maintain. You might say they are a pretty great deal too.

I'll try to stay mum on the subject.

I will say that they are a perfect size 7. Purchase here: MS. BOSS, RED CROSS.(Edit: the shoe have since sold.)

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Monday, November 10, 2014

OUTFIT POST: Grey Skies vs Baby Blue Gingham

SUNNY B: the baby blue gingham powerhouse was last worn here. a choice purchase from Sweet Repeat Vintage. Sometimes the best way to combat the grey skies is with the power of BLUE.  The grey season is finally upon us, but I'm not yet ready to pack away the summer dresses. An easy remedy is to bulk up on warm woolies, like this beautiful Louise Green cloche hat (now for sale in the eBay store) and the thrifted mens cardigan sweater.

Again, I'm no fashion plate, but there's no need  for me to be, I stick close to the CITIZEN HQ and list vintage and pre-loved goodies.  I'm officially up to my gills in merchandise. And these #SECONDHAND babies don't list themselves.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SMILE HIGH CLUB: Laughing Rita (video)

Whenever you need a little laughter to lift your spirits, just give this video of an 78 year old grandma experience her first roller coaster ride.

And, you are welcome.