Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Getting Your Shit Together - Part 2

Hi There!

Last time we talked about getting yourself organized. You now know what you want to do and now it's time to start on where you're going AKA: your plan of action. You probably have a few ides on how you're going to achieve your goal and you're raring to go, but you may find it a little more difficult than planned to get things rolling.

Watch out for bad habits! Watching TV when you should be taking new pictures for your website or sleeping in an extra hour instead of writing a much needed blog post can be detrimental to your goal. I'm not saying NEVER watch TV, but schedule time for it after you get your work done or use it as a reward for finishing your goal for the day. Here are a few simple ways to get yourself on the right track!    

  • Write yourself a weekly schedule and plan activities (night out, TV, catching some extra Zzzzs) around that schedule. 
  • Reward yourself with your bad habit. Tell yourself that you can watch that Criminal Minds marathon IF you get these 3 things done beforehand.  
  • Make sure you keep your main goal as your focus. Thinking about how this task could mean faster success of your goal will make you want to finish the task at hand more than you want to watch your show.  
  • Learn to say "No." If you don't really feel like going out, but get a dinner invite don't be afraid to say no. Just tell then that you really need to get some work done and schedule dinner for a night you have open....I mean, don't miss out on an awesome night...If they're inviting you to a Led Zeppelin Reunion with Jason Bonham (*dream) by ALL means you should go, just keep your goal in mind and be willing to schedule more time for your goal the next day. As you can probably tell, this is the one I have the hardest time with. I love going out, but I make sure I get my stuff done at home first and THEN go out! 
These are the 4 things that most helped me get on track and stay there. Just think about it like this... What is more important to you, achieving your goal as soon as possible, or giving in to your vices?

Stay on track and you may get one of these!!!! 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bettie Page

I love Bettie Page

I'm having a lazy day! Stay tuned for tomorrow, Part 2 in Getting Your Shit Together is coming up! 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

March Sneak Peak!

Hello There!

I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday morning! I'm off to work, but before that, I'm giving you a little sneak peak of my March listings! Check my shop for details and prices!

I love this and wish I fit into it...I say it's a size Medium

This pink floral 70s dress is SWEET! Size Large 

                                                    50s Black Velvet Sparkle Wiggle Dress!                                                            
 Pink sleeveless 60s gown with attached cape. Size Large (check my store for measurements and details!)
Love this ashtray. 

                           Hot Pink Sheer Daisy Robe! It's an XL.  

1950s Blueberry Hill Dress! Looks amazing on! 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Soundtrack!

In honor of my tickets to go see REVEREND HORTON HEAT next Saturday, I am writing a music post! WooHOO! 

I normally don't write music posts because I over think them WAY too much, BUT I thought I'd try it out anyway).  

Here are some of my favorite Rockabilly a Psychobilly artists so check these guys out! 

Aside from having THE BEST growl in the world, Wanda is probably my favorite female rockabilly artist. She's fantastic. I think she even dated Elvis for a second. The woman is amazing, she debuted in 1956 and is STILL playing shows! I've seen her live 3 times and she's still got it!  

I LOVE Ant Thomas' voice. It's gross, grody, and fantastic. These guys are a Welsh Psychobilly band from the 80s. They do a killer cover of Be Bop A Lula (that's conveniently located above this section).

She's the real thing! They called her Female Elvis and she held her own in a male dominated genre in the 50s. One of my heros!  

These guys are one of the "roots" bands for psychobilly. Formed in the UK in1980 and are still rockin' out. I love this song...haha!  

A Chicago 8 piece rockabilly band that started in 2006 with 3 kick ass front women and some legendary musicians! I first saw them at the Abbey Pub a few years ago and they rocked my socks off! Their sound is a mix of surf, rock and roll, and genuine R&B.   

 These guys are a newer gothabilly band from Australia and they're kind of hilarious, but still awesome. 


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

How to Get Your Shit Together - Part 1

Hey guys!

I have dubbed March the "Get Your Shit Together Month" for myself and anyone else who wants to tag along. It's been really hard trying to juggle a new job, friends, family, and my online responsibilities all at once. I'm slowly getting acclimated to my new life and am sharing the info in hopes of making it a little easier for you. The first lesson I've learned:

Whatever the task, being organized is the most important step. My definition of organized is making a solid plan on:
1. What you want - Your goal
2. Where you're going - You current standing and what you need to do to achieve your goal
3. Where you want to go - The steps you will take to achieve your goal

For example, getting organized for me meant:
Launching my store, making a schedule for my blog and store upkeep, and writing up a business plan for the future.  

What is your big goal?

Friday, February 10, 2012

My Top 5 Chicago Vintage Shops!

Hi There!

If you're in the Windy City and you're looking for some good vintage shopping, check out these gems!

Clothes Optional 
2918 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60657
Mon: 12pm-8pm
Tues - Sat: 11am - 8pm
Sun: 12pm -6pm
They have some great stuff! It's reasonably priced and the staff is really friendly. It has a downstairs filled with furniture too! There is a stellar bar downs there I would LOVE to buy if I had a basement!

Very Best Vintage 
1919 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Tues - Sat: 12pm - 7pm
Sun:  12pm - 6pm

This place is tiny, but it packs a big punch! I found a SWEET 60s Givenchy dress there for $120 bucks. Their prices aren't too crazy and you can try stuff on (which some places won't let you do...). Parking is pretty easy around there too!

Vintage Underground  
1834 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Tuesday - Thursday: 11am - 6pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am - 7pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Ok, I've written a whole blog about these guys before, but the staff there is just super helpful and really sweet. The prices are ok...it depends on what you're going in there for, but the jewelry selection is AWESOME! They also have some great clothing and furniture available as well.

Knee Deep 
1425 W. 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Winter Hours:
Mon - Thurs: 12pm - 7pm
Fri and Sat: 11am - 8pm
Sun: 12pm - 6pm
This place is fantastic! It's in Pilsen and every second Friday of the month they have a sale where everything in the store is 25 - 50% off from 6pm to midnight! They're having one TONIGHT! Great selection and prices are pretty good!

Land of the Lost
614 W. Belmont St. Chicago, IL 60657
Unsure of the hours, but they've been open every time I've been by!
No! Not the show!!! ;) This place is AWESOME! It's off of Belmont and Broadway next to the Salon Great Head. They have a kick ASS selection of all different styles and the prices aren't bad at all!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Hey there! 
Guess what I got!!!!

 Tattoos by Jennifer Trok

A few days ago I got 2 tattoos from Speakeasy Tattoo in Chicago. They're at 1935 North Ave and they do amazing work! They're really nice and not intimidating so you feel comfortable the whole time and the studio looks fabulous! 

If you're looking for a clean affordable tattoo shop that does great work, check out Speakeasy Tattoo

Stay tuned for some vintage greatness comin' at ya in a few days!