Now & Then | Floral Crowns

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lady-like with a touch of whimsy, floral crowns have been made an accessory of desire by sultry singer Lana Del Rey. But the floral crown isn't new on the scene, check out the original queens to bear the crown,  painter Frida Kahlo and Jazz icon Billie Holiday.

Meet the Pastilles

Monday, June 25, 2012

Introducing the newest collection of the Ditty Drops family, the Pastilles, named after the chic classic french candies.  Designed with everyday simplicity in mind, they will take you from day to night complimenting causal jeans and t-shirt or a summer cocktail dress.  Taking a cue from minimal and airy Scandinavian design - angular shapes and bleached background - I've given the collection a  current twist with Pastille flavored pastel accents: Lemon, Mint, Licorice, Violet, Anise, Rose, Lime, and Apricot. Necklaces feature Sterling Silver filled chain, and earrings hypoallergenic posts. Shop the Pastille Collection.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

I had the pleasure of being invited to an Etsy event to represent Ditty Drops at the gorgeous Olana Historical Site in Hudson, New York this past Saturday, and while I was in Hudson I picked up a few goodies for myself.

Hudson is a great little town just north of NYC with a wide variety of vintage & antique shops, trendy boutiques & bookshops, as well as cafes, restaurants & the oh so trendy food trucks.. geez those food trucks are great. 

My friend Thea who accompanied me on this journey is a doll and sneaked a little purchase for me a local vintage jewelry shop, check out those great cast curbchain clips! I have so many ideas in mind for these beauties, but first I think I am going to rock them out on the shoulders of a pastel colored tank.

We swung by a new shop in town shop adoringly called Megagem (facebook). Boasting a well curated collection of tye dyed T's & embroidered cut-off shorts, terrariums & herbal concoctions, handmade pillows & leather satchels just to name a few 'gems' you'll find. If you are in the area you simply must stop in, and the owner Margot is a sweetheart. I treated myself to some mega minty lip balm, and oh so herby smelling hand salve by Good Fight Herb Co (facebook) This stuff is great, I know these two items are only the beginning of what is sure to be a collection of Good Fight products. 

We lucked out on our visit as Megagem was hosting a lil soiree when we stopped by, and we were introduced to cool treasure hunter Sara of Luxxor Vintage. She had SO many amazing pieces, but I spotted an amazing faux cameo locket pendent that I was not about to leave without. I had a great super long gold rope chain in my jewelry stash that compliments the pendent perfectly, don't you think? 

I also had to introduce you all to this great watch that my mom gave me the other day.  I mentioned in passing that I've been dying for a gold toned vintage lady like watch. I was floored when she said she actually had one that I could have, it was hers in from the late 70's/80's! I am smitten, its so perfect!!

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