11.29.2011

Exciting news! (Not of the baby variety)

And here is my first post as a full time blogger! 

 Wheeeee!

 I quit my job working at a local vintage store, and now you guys have me all to yourselves. I feel very fancy. Though it was hard to quit my job of nearly four years, it was sort of the reluctance of leaving that made me decide I had to let it go. Can't move forward if you don't let go! 

 So from now on I'm expecting to do about five posts a week, more giveaways, features, and hopefully show you more of my collection that doesn't usually make it on here. Ok, here we go!
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Today I tagged along with my mother and grandma to the Pendleton mill store for some Christmas presents. My favorite Pendleton wool scarf/shawl was a must. Instead of just belting it like I usually do, I folded it into a little bustle :)

Because bustles are cool.   

This has kind of been my "go to" autumn outfit, which seems to change every year. 

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Photos my mama 

 All items from Urban Eccentric Vintage

Purse-Michael Kors

57 comments:

Rusty said...

Never get tired of seeing you trying on outfits.

If Toys Could Talk said...

Congratulations on taking the leap into full time blogging! I can't wait to see what you have planned. :) i've enjoying following you and seeing your outfit posts - your wardrobe is incredible!

sib vintage said...

oh, i love this outfit and the creative use of the scarf, couldn't be any cuter!

-des

Ashley said...

Oh yay! It's always such a treat when one of your posts pops up in my feed reader! Congrats! I completely love this while look! Your Shawl is to die for!

Carla said...

Congrats Solanah!! I wish you luck with the full-time blogging gig! =D

Q's Daydream said...

Congrats!
You look amazing! Those boots are my fav :O)

Kezzie said...

Wow! Congratulations on the job-change! And what a gorgeous outfit! I thought you were going for Highland fling at first but now I get the bustle thing- cute!

Lizzy said...

very nice outfit! and well, that's good for us, now we will read you more often

D E E R said...

Hooray! Congrats!

casey said...

Big congratulations, lady!!! I can't wait to see what this new chapter in life brings--big things I'm positive. ;)

Love the outfit--especially that fuzzy hat! (Lately I've been gravitating towards anything shiny or fuzzy... ;) The way you folded the scarf into a bustle--that is genius!

Ms.Tips said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited to see more of you and your collections!! That's true that "if you can't let go, you can't move forward". Cheers to your new beginning:)

MrsAmberApple said...

Congratulations! I love your fur hat! Your hair is getting long too!

The Witchery Vintage said...

You look absolutely stunning! I love this look because it looks and feels so comfy especially for fall. I also love the length of your hair! It looks great! xo

darling-autodidact said...

Wow! I was just thinking, "it's a shame Vixen Vintage doesn't update quite as often as I would like!", and now this! Congratulations, and best of luck with the transition.

And Pendleton! Being a fiber/fabric nerd, the name excites me. A trip to an outlet sounds so much fun, but a trip to a wool mill would be better! :)

Kate said...

Congratulations! Very brave of you. :)

I love this so much. I married into a Scottish clan, and every year in April, I try to wear my clan's tartan for National Tartan Day. Your outfit is an inspiration for sure!

Carys said...

That's so exciting!! Your blog is one of my all-time favourites, I don't think I can imagine it getting any better, but I can't wait to see what your 'full time blogging' is like!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

rizzalana said...

loving the hat! :)

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

Congratulations on the new chapter in your life! The way you styled your scarf has a Scottish feel to it, I'm jealous you live so close to the Pendleton Mill!

Mariya said...

I love this look so much, i might just try to recreate it.
can't wait to see more posts! :]

Carissa M. said...

Best wishes for full-time Blogging! You've got so much to offer readers!

Bunny Moreno said...

Congrats! Very happy for you! I really look fwd to all your future posts-as a vintage beginner I am eager to learn all I can! Now I can rd your blog 5x a week-yeah!!

xox Bunny

http://themusingsandadventuresofapinupmama.blogspot.com/

Treacle said...

Congratulations!!!

Katie said...

this outfit is is all sorts of awesome! i really love what you did with the scarf and i love the hat too. congrats on this new chapter!

Lolo said...

Yay! Thats wonderful news! Congratulations on being brave enough to follow your dream! Hehehee, it's like we're opposites, you quit your job to full-time blog, and I'm blogging full-time coz I can't find a job! :P all the best wishes for your new full-time venture!

Tasha said...

Congrats on your big decision!

And I love the outfit. The Pendleton scarf-as-bustle is so cute and clever!

ConstantlyAlice said...

Yay!! Congrats, sweetie. I always look forward to your posts. More is good :)

Danielle said...

Congrats on fulling your dream and learning to bring in creativity and happiness in your life fulltime. I adore the sweater in the picture; your outfit is perfect vintage autumn!!!

vintagedanielle.blogspot.com

politeandparanoid said...

Congratulations on being a full time blogger!! That's wonderful :)

Debi said...

YAY! Congrats!! That is such exciting news!

Erika said...

Congrats on taking the leap! Leaving the safe and known can be tremendously rewarding. I wish you all the best with your new career, and look forward to seeing it evolve.

higglepea said...

Congratulations!
Follow your dream now, for who knows where you'll be tomorrow. x

Bombshell Bettie said...

that is awesome! i've never seen anything that creative done with a scarf. bravo young lady ;)
(p.s. nice title)

StinaP said...

This is wonderful - both your outfit and your new life as a full-time blogger! Congratulations! And I would love it if you in a future post would let us know how to support yourself as a blogger - I'm so curious, and as you can guess, envious!

Hausfrau said...

This is exciting news, indeed. I would be curious to hear in a few months how you decide to structure your time in such a way that you remain productive. Often when I don't have the outside pressure of having to appear at a certain place at a certain time, the hours just slip through my fingers and I end up not getting much accomplished. Good luck with transitioning to full-time blogging!

In The Heyday said...

Congratulations and good luck!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Awww...big hugs and congratulations on your new full time blogger status. That's fantastic and a dream I hope to follow one day. I'm excited to hear about how it goes, I hope you'll do a few posts with tips for the rest of us still working at our day jobs. :D
You look totally darling in this get up anyway. Love the interesting way you used your scarf. Inspiring!!
XOXO

Miss Emmi said...

Never even thought of wearing a scarf that way - how clever!

delightw said...

Congratulations!I am so jealous,in a supportive sort of way.LOL

Charlotte. G said...

So excited to read of your big leap but at the same time a little sad to hear you left your job. oh well Good Luck .xx

Emily Barker said...

Congratulations! You've certainly earned it. Looking forward to receiving more posts. Emily : )

art deco dame said...

Congrats on the new career!

paisleyapron said...

Congratulations on the jump into full-time blogging! More Vixen Vintage make my Google reader happy. Best wishes for success!

mary van note said...

Congratulations! This is exciting news! I love your furry hat.

Annika said...

Congratulations! That's very exciting! Way to go!

Jen (pieKnits) said...

Congrats on the career change!

Mabel said...

You are so lucky! I'm totally jealous. I wish I could quit my job and concentrate on doing stuff I actually like :( Maybe someday when I find that box of money!

Mabel
Mabel Time

astridnevermore said...

Gained quite a bit of weight, haven't you dear?
No matter, happens to the best of us! You're still cute and that outfit's a stunner!
So happy to see you'll be blogging with us more! :)

Solanah said...

Yes, I've gained a few inches in my chest and hips, but my waist somehow stays 26". I have the hardest time finding things that fit my tiny waist and large bust, it's quite a problem!

BaronessVonVintage said...

What a gorgeous outfit and innovative use of the tartan "Bustle"! Congratulations on your leap into full time blogging!

Dani said...

Solanah, you are looking gorgeous as ever. Glad to see you don't let such a rude and backhanded compliment get to you.
This is such a creative look, I love that about your style!

Johanna Öst said...

Ehehehe at your comeback comment. You look beautiful of course!

astridnevermore said...

I sincerely apologize for my comment: it was indeed rude and the remark about your weight was completely untrue. Your figure looks no different than it always has: absolutely gorgeous and extremely enviable. Your polite, good-natured response when you had every right to snark back is more evidence that you are as lovely inside as you are out.

Sometimes when big-mouthed fools like myself see a beautiful woman, said big mouths run trying to knock her off her place to make our very ugly selves feel better. It never works, but fools like to repeat the same actions over and over.

I apologize again for my nasty comment, fueled by nothing more my own jealousy and bad manners. I apologize also for soiling your beautiful blog with such a mean-spirited and rude remark.

Rebeccak said...

crazy stuff! Congratulations! Will there be an accompanying shop?

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

You look like you should be doing a sword dance or something in that outfit. It's amazing. You look like a Highland princess!

Solanah said...

Thank you astridnevermore, I didn't expect that from you, and it's very good of you to apologize :) Thanks so much for coming forward, I appreciate it!

Solanah

Kitten said...

Oh, how lovely, congrats to the job change! btw the way you combined the colours here looks just fantastic, just as great as the way you used that scarf, you go girl!

robothousekeeping said...

Congratulations on becoming a full-time blogger. That's quite the accomplishment. Your outfit is beautiful as well.