vintage dress up

Hello! Just wanted to share some of the new pieces that are in the shop. It's getting mildly less hot in our office so I thought I'd put on a brave face and do a few outfit posts using pieces from the store...

Mexican blanket dress / Mexican dress / multicolor / striped dress / long sleeve / S

1950s dress / 50s dress / sock hop / musical notes / novelty print / 50s blue dress S

1940s dress / 40s floral / cotton 40s dress / small

Sheepskin jacket / white sheep skin / shaggy furry jacket / Mongolian / M

1950s dress / grey gray dress / 50s house dress / abstract / floral print S

denim backpack / 90s backpack / grunge / soft grunge

60s jacket/ red jacket/ mod coat M-L

1970s jacket / fur collar / fur jacket / winter coat / small

 1960s cashmere coat / swing coat / winter jacket / vintage 1960s coat / s-l

1960s coat / brocade coat jacket / golden yellow coat / loose fit M-L

polka dot dress / button up dress / long sleeve dress M-L

striped dress / gray grey dress / button front dress medium

1970s dress / polka dot dress / mustard yellow / secretary dress / fall fashion / medium

PS: I started an account separate from my personal Instagram (@milkteeths). The new account, @milkteethsvintage is regularly updated with not only peeks of what is currently in the shop, but I've been posting my thrift finds on there as well.

PPS: Don't forget that if you like the shop on Facebook, you can receive a 10% off discount! Just message me for the code :)


Santa Barbara

Outfit Details:
vintage dress - thrifted
Converse High tops

If you follow me on Instagram then you definitely know these photos are old because I done chopped my hair off over the weekend! I was telling my friend who cut it that I was feeling like my hair was toeing the line of being in"horse lady" territory. You know those older women who have really, really long hair? Well to me (and Grant,  we came up with this observation together) those women with really long hair look like they would be super into horses and wear mystical horse t-shirts and collect horse figurines. I'm probably not making any sense. Anyway, it's a look that I want to avoid.  So yes, very happy to have shorter hair again...

Now onto the photos in this post. These were taken while Grant and I went on a short little jaunt up to Santa Barbara for my birthday last month. Namely I wanted to go to Santa Barbara for the food! We went back to Sama Sama Kitchen, a really tasty Indonesian restaurant and more importantly, we visited McConnell's Ice Cream! Ever since Haagan Dazs rudely discontinued (I can't find it anywhere anymore) their salted caramel truffle ice cream (aka my favorite ice cream flavor) a few months ago I've been at a loss. Other brands that have a "salted caramel" flavor more often than not get it totally wrong and make something that tastes like a Werther's Original. Thankfully, Grant randomly brought this ice cream home one night and we've been all about it ever since. The only downside is that a pint is $8 and it lasts exactly 10 minutes split between the both of us. Sigh.

Besides eating good, we were able to do a bit of exploring and stumbled upon this little park in a random neighborhood. Cactus, bougainvillea, AND a view of the ocean??  Santa Barbara, you're not too shabby ;-) Hope to be back again soon!


the new new

Pigeon toes and bad posture--ack!
Outfit details: vintage Stetson - thrifted, vintage linen blouse - thrifted, vintage Levi's 501s via Cardigan King

Hey friends! Remember me? Sorry for the silence on the blog front. Excuses are kind of lame but I will say that I've been working on a different, yet to be revealed, blogging project that is separate from this space. Hoping to share it with you all soon :) In the meantime, here's a good ol' fashioned outfit post. I should have snatched these pants up while they were in Grant's shop but alas, they've sold since I've taken these photos. Definitely feeling this more relaxed fit, especially with the absurd heat that's been plaguing Southern California. I wore skinny jeans today, let me tell you--BIG MISTAKE. So sweaty. So not okay. ;-(


Madrid Travel Diary

Amazing risotto with saffron and chorizo--so good!
 While researching what to do in Madrid I came across La Gatoteca aka a cat cafe! I had heard about cat cafes in Tokyo but didn't think they existed anywhere else. Seeing as both Grant and I are obsessed with cats, visiting was a given. The Gatoteca is really more of a nice shelter with Ikea furniture and a small, self-service coffee and tea station than an honest to goodness cafe. You pay a small entree fee which goes to the care of the shelter cats in order to spend about an hour playing with the animals. DEFINITELY worth it. The cats were all very sweet and we still to this day bring up some of the cats we met that day (yeah, not exaggerating).
 In heaven!!

 We strolled through Retiro park often while on our trip. The park was a nice little getaway from the heat and hustle and bustle of Madrid.

 Terrible quality phone pic but GEEZ was the food in Madrid amazing! Definitely our favorite culinary destination out of all the places we visited. We're still dreaming of all the tapas we ate on the daily. We loved the casualness and slower pace of tapas, ordering food wasn't as stressful as in other countries since I still remembered some of the Spanish that I had learned in high school (whew!) and was able to read and menus more confidently as well as talk with the restaurant staff.  Pictured: pan con tamate, jamon iberico, manchego, and sangria of course!
 So much color and festiveness in the streets! We lucked out and visited during Fiesta de San Isidro. San Isidro is Madrid's Patron Saint so there were lots of parades, fireworks, singing, and dancing in the streets the whole time we were there.
 We celebrated our 6 year anniversary while we were in Spain and as a special treat we visited a hammam for some extra relaxation. The hammam was in an excavated wine cellar below the city streets and it was like a whole new world. There were different temperature pools to soak in, a sauna, and a tea tasting room. Bliss!
 Stunning ceilings at el catedral de la Almudena. This was a random visit on our last afternoon, so glad we made the time to stop by.
 Chocolateria San Gines! I think this is the oldest restaurant in Madrid and it has a storied, glamorous history of serving churros con chocolate to movie stars, dignitaries, and various persons of interest. This place was so good we had breakfast here twice!
 Major desk inspiration at the Reina Sofia.

 Stumbled upon a fair while we were there, too!