Thursday, January 31, 2013

T is for Thank You, Vintage Wednesdays

thank you to each and everyone who came out to Vintage Wednesdays last night. 
it was a fabulously fun evening! 
i look forward to seeing you all at the next one! ♥

A is for Announcement, YMEWK

it is with a very sad and heavy heart that i give you some bad news this morning....
the You & Me & Everyone we know Market has been cancelled till further notice.
this is due to uncertainty about the venue's future.
i will miss you all there, i always had so much fun with you!
hopefully something can be sorted out so i don't miss all my market friends :)
but on the plus side, loads of exciting things are happening here so watch this space!
your next Open Closet date will be announced very soon! ♥

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I is for Inspiration

whenever i get back from holiday i am so amped to be working again and have so many new ideas and plans.
but inevitably i get sucked into my day job and every day mundane tasks.

i know i'm a bit quiet, but i'm running around like a headless chicken doing all sorts of things in order to get vintage lover back on track and keep it on track.
but don't worry more on that closer to the time!

so in order to keep myself motivated i'll be posting up some quotes every week.
it's just inspiration and something fun. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

S is for Stock Upload Rules

stock uploads are back by popular demand!

and here are the rules:

•  items will be measured to give you an accurate size
•  items will be listed with a postage price
•  if items are ordered payment must be made within 24 hours or else the order will default to next inline
•  as soon as payment is made, the item will be mailed to you along with a tracking number
•  sapo insured postage will be used
•  collections must be made within 48 hours
•  items will not be kept aside for more than 48 hours
•  no deliveries will be made, you can either have the item mailed to you, collect it in cape town at a location or come collect it at the closet
•  items are first come first serve
•  you will need to send me a mail to to order the garment, or you will need to leave your e-mail address with your comment, if you fail to do so it will go to the next person inline
•  no e-mail / e-mail address no purchase
•  items will be put up on the blog and on facebook to try and make it as fair as possible, not everybody has facebook during office hours

why so may rules?

well i needed to keep it fair and square, to give as many of you as i can the chance to own a piece of vintage goodness.
i also needed some rules and regulations to make life easier for myself, as sometimes it gets to be a bit much, and very time consuming.
as i have two jobs i have to maximize my time, in order to get everything done everyday.
and i want to give you the best service i can!

after the first one i'll regularly set dates for the next ones.
hopefully once a week.

i hope you are all as excited as i am!
i have loads of awesome goodies to share with you! 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

T is for Thank You

thank you to everyone who came out to City Bowl Market on Hope Fashion Market yesterday! 
thank you for a fabulous fashion filled day! ♥

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A is for Announcement, Au Revoir

i have a little announcement to make....
as most of you know i went on holiday in october with my boyfriend's family.
my mom stayed at home and looked after my dog.
when i came back i realized how long it had been since i had a holiday just with my mom, mother daughter time.
bonding and having fun.
discussing it, we realized we haven't had a holiday together in 10 years!
crazy but true.
we checked our schedules, and for once things worked out perfectly!
i worked throughout the christmas / new years break, to be able to make time for her.
she does so much for me, and it's time that i return the favour.
we will be going away for 2 weeks, just having fun and family time.
from 9 january - 28 january.
from then i will be back, and i mean back!
expect stock uploads, open closets and loads of markets!
get excited 2013 is going to be an awesome year!

i hope you all enjoyed your holiday, as i am sure i will enjoy mine.
i will not be contactable for these 2 weeks, we are going to a remote place, no cellphones, computers, nothing, just a nice break from everyday life and the internet.

catch you in 2 week's time, for loads of vintage love

get your diaries out and pencil this date in, 28 january, closer to the time i'll tell you what will be happening, but trust me you will enjoy it.
till then au revoir! ♥

Monday, January 7, 2013

Q is for Question

i mustache you a question, but i will shave it for later...
on the 28th i'll be asking you something.
so write it in you diary, and watch the page and twitter on the day.
but till then i won't let the cat out of the bag ♥

Sunday, January 6, 2013

I is for Inspiration, Paint by Numbers

when i was little i used to visit my grand parents every single day.
i loved the old house, the old furniture and most of all the old paintings.
my grandfather had a few paint by numbers paintings which i completely adored.
after all this time i have managed to find a few of my own.
they are too beautiful and i love how much time and patience went into each one.

one day i hope to have a house filled with paint by numbers, tapestry and loads of old beautiful things.
i love seeing other people's spaces and how they put things together.
i am busy working on my spaces and organization, one step at a time, it's all coming together.

i bought a blank one a while ago and i have been working on it, as soon as it's done i'll share it with you.
i hope you are all having a beautiful relaxing sunday! 

Friday, January 4, 2013

S is for Street Style, Spikes & Shoes

these shoes are absolutely to die for!!!
i am so in love with them!
really amazing and one of the coolest pairs of shoes i have seen in a while.
good taste lady! ♥

C is for Congratulations

congratulations to all the matrics!
i hope you all got the results you hoped and worked for.
good luck to the next adventure in your lives, i wish you all the best for 2013 and for the future ♥

Thursday, January 3, 2013

M is for Markets

markets are starting up again at the end of January.
time to have fun with you guys and just have a ball of a time.
i always enjoy seeing you all at the markets, and my market neighbours have become some of my very good friends.

first up it's Vintage Wednesdays
this will be happening 30 January 2013, from 5 - 9pm.

this is always a fun market, a very different vibe from the other markets.
more classy and more of a relaxed after work drink and shopping time.
after a hard day's work come spend some money, because as all us girl's know the best way to relax is to shop!
and cool old school tunes to soothe your ears.

second up it's YMEWK Market
this will be happening 1 February 2013

definitely one of my favourite markets to attend.
if you love the night life, a good party, some awesome music and a good cocktail, then this is the place to be!
loads of awesome people, and a great place to start your weekend party.
come on over after work on a Friday, it's been a long hard week, and reward yourself with something pretty. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

R is for Resolutions

last year my new year's resolutions were to not buy new clothes for one whole year and to be more organized.
well my first new year's resolution i succeeded in!
not one new piece in my whole wardrobe, yay!
on my second one, that didn't go so well, but i have been working on it, and this year i will make it happen.
i have been reorganizing and sorting out, so everything is getting done and dusted for this year.

my new year's resolutions for this year:

•  be more focussed on vintage lover!
that is on it's way in more way than one, lots of things are happening!
and i'm very excited about 2013 and what it will hold for vintage lover.
but a bit more on that at the end of january.

•  more outfit posts!
starting 1st of february be prepared for regular outfit posts.
why 1st of february?
well i am going on a long deserved holiday with my mom, we haven't had a holiday together in 10 years!
and now it has been booked and decided and i'm off till end january.
but i'll be back in time for the markets.

•  more stock uploads!
finally and yes, i know i have been terrible with this.
but as soon as i am back the stock uploads will start again.
it's time to get back into the swing of things.
and there is no better time than the present.
i didn't want to start right after christmas as the mail is a bit slow and i don't want your parcels to get lost.

•  health.
on a personal note, one of the reasons i have not been online so much, is my health.
i have been neglecting it, and lately i have been focussing on it, and making sure i am eating better and getting in more exercise.
making a constant effort and keeping healthy is a big part of life, don't neglect these things!

•  in general it's just working harder, having a better quality of life and having lots of fun this year.
making my dreams come true, and having the life i want, getting to share it with the people i love and going to bed happy and grateful at the end of each day.

i wish you all the best and brightest year ahead, may it be better than the last!
for me the last year was way too trying!
looking forward to a much better year!
i hope all your dreams and wishes come true.
thank you for all the support and love in 2012, i look forward to another wonderful year with you! ♥

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

W is for Wishes

thank you for a fabulous 2012.
thank you for all your support, kindness and for just being awesome!
here is to another year of loving vintage, beautiful wardrobes, stunning outfits and lots of love and fun.
i wish you all the best for this year, may it be even better than the last and may all your wishes and dreams come true.
i look forward to another amazing year with you ♥