Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sprightly in the Sun

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. 
    E.E. Cummings 

Went to visit a local vintage shop. There are about five in close proximity
to me, something I was uber happy about when moving downtown!

Old books! I just love how they look and smell. 

Outfit: Skirt (SmartSet), Wool Cardigan (GAP), Top (Thrifted), 
Scarf (Thrifted), Boots (Le Chateau), Satchel (Thrifted), Genuine Pearl 
Earrings (Magnolia), Pearl Rings (Thrifted)

    Ladies, I was one happy gal yesterday! The temperature was above zero, the sun was shining ferociously, and the snow is rapidly melting. Seriously, I was not fibbing when I said you will notice an elevation in my mood; the winter blues is like a disease, curable solely by the sun! And I know winter is truly done with when I have my first walk around downtown. 
   I spent yesterday afternoon with my friend Alex. We stopped off at a dusty, independently owned bookstore. It was overcrowded with books; on the windowsill, on tables, and the floor (which is how a bookstore should be). The store even had a cat! A chubby white one that sat on a chair by the window. It all felt oh so bohemian! I then dragged him to a vintage shop literally a block away from my apartment (how convenient, eh?) and reveled in all the beautiful little things I wanted to purchase. 
   The weather continues to warm up, although I shall be stuck in boots for a little while longer because of how wet it is. But look! I am wearing a spring jacket :D This is the time of year I veer away from chunky wool scarves and opt for lighter, softer hued scarves and pashminas. This blue one is definitely one of my favourites, it's so bright and happy! 

Until we meet again! 
xo, The Rag Trade 


  1. I love bookstores like that! There are a few used bookstores in the area..and some of them also have cats too, actually! I love vintage stores, and I wish there were more around. By the way...I LOVE your hair. You're so pretty!! :)

  2. So jealous you live so close to so many thrift stores! Mine are 20 minutes away!

    This outfit is so pretty! I want your navy/black/gray wardrobe pieces--I love them all

  3. I love the deep blue cardigan! You have really stunning blue eyes


  4. You seriously know how to make a scarf look fabulous! And I love that striped top. That vintage shop sounds amazing!



    Southern (California) Belle


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