{What Katie Did} Stockings Giveaway!


A few weeks ago What Katie Did asked if I would review their stockings, and give ten pairs away to ten of you lovelies. They recently opened a shop in L.A. (I want to gooooo), which means domestic shipping for those of us who can't pop into the shop one afternoon. 

I've wanted to try out their stockings for a while, so of course I said yes! 

I picked out some basic, nude seamed stockings, and a gold metallic seamed pair. The first day I wore them was great, they aren't fully fashioned, and they stretch, which I don't usually wear, but it was actually nice for a change! I could kneel down and things from the bottom shelf without popping a rip in the knee, and the coverage was just right, not shiny (can't stand shiny). 

All in all, if you're looking for a vintage look, without the restrictions and price tag of authentic fully fashioned stockings, I'd recommend trying these out. 


Enter this giveaway and try out a pair for free!!!!

There can be 10 winners (Yes! 10!) Simply follow this link and fill out the requested information. Anything from their Retro Seamed Hosiery collection qualifies for the giveaway.

The contest is open to international readers, and will run one week, closing on December 2nd. 
After you enter the competition be sure to check out the What Katie Did Blog written by one of my favorite vintage bloggers, Aimee of Bright Young Twins

Stockings-Courtesy of What Katie Did U.S. 

Robe-Lucie Ann of Beverly Hills, via Old Glory Antiques




Hanging out with these jokers.Photobucket
Bowling. Photobucket
Hosting Thanksgiving. Photobucket
Lots of Leftovers! Photobucket


If Poison Ivy and Selina Kyle raised a daughter...

I love when an outfit just comes together so smoothly. I got this amazing belt last night from Fab Gabs, and immediately paired it with my emerald knit dress. Green and leopard are one of my favorite combinations, and I found this 40s set over the summer I had yet to wear. Then I remembered I had shoes that match the belt perfectly, and well, I really loved the end result. 

My mother and I did some shopping and lunched downtown, as well as swooned over Dior pumps and sparkly holiday things. Like mother like daughter. 

Dress-Urban Eccentric Vintage 

Belt and purse-Fab Gabs 

Jacket-Meadowlark antiques 

Hat-Old Glory Antiques 




{no knead bread recipe}

One of my favorite things is the warm smell of bread baking on a rainy day. This is my go-to bread recipe, because it requires no kneading at all, so it's very easy! It has a crispy crust surrounding a soft, fluffy inside, and makes about four small loaves. Hope you enjoy!

{No knead bread recipe} 

3 Cups warm water

Active dry yeast

Spoonful of sugar


teaspoon of salt

Add yeast and a spoonful of sugar to water and stir vigorously with a fork. Let sit for about 10 minutes, until a foam forms on top. 

Add water/yeast mixture to large bowl and mix in salt. Add scoops of flour, mixing with a fork between scoops. 

When mixture becomes a loose dough, fold in more flour with fork. 

Add enough flour to create a sticky, loose but doughy form. Cover with towel and let rise for about 1-1.5 hours,  until dough doubles in size. 

Dust hands, work surface, and top of dough with flour, and twist off a portion. Fold and shape into loaf form, and set on cast iron skillet, or pizza stone (or cookie sheet, just add a little cornmeal to the base so it doesn't stick). 

Serrate top with a knife. 

I like to make two small loaves, and bake them side by side, but you can also make a large one. 

Let rise for about 40 minutes, then bake in a pre-heated 450° oven for about 30 minutes, along with a dish of 2 cups of water for added steam. 

Once crust is golden, remove from oven and let cool a few minutes before cutting. 

Leftover dough can be stored in the fridge for a few days, just form loaves from dough and let rise and hour before baking. 


Doris Petticoat {Navy}


Doris Designs sent me another of their lush petticoats, after enjoying the gray one so much. I got the 21" length in navy this time, isn't it such a beautiful hue? I love the depth the ruffles create with such a darker color. 

Jacket and boots-Urban Eccentric Vintage

Skirt-Estate sale

Bracelet-Juicy Couture 

Petticoat, courtesy of Doris Designs 



Out and about outfit


{I rarely take outfit pictures on days I'm just around the house or running errands. So here's a frequent "everyday" type ensemble for being out and about this autumn.} 

Jacket-Vintage store on Hawthorne

Plaid pants-Nordstrom

Shirt-Buffalo Exchange

Eliza Boots-Vintage Shoe Company

Hat and gloves-Thrifted