I love anything polka dot, especially when it comes on a flowy vintage skirt! Vintage skirts are one of my summer staples and so easy to dress up for special events or down for daytime wear. For a casual Sunday, I paired this one with a simple tank, sandals, and straw bag.Read More
Today I'm sharing my summer patio which I refreshed and redecorated just a little bit since last year. The biggest change out here was recovering the cushions on my furniture with this black and white striped fabric from Amazon. The cushions have springs on the inside and are flat on the bottom, so I was able to recover them easily with a staple gun, scissors, and no sewing. I shared a little more about my porch clean-up process and everything that I added/ changed here.Read More
This sweet gingham vintage dress is one of my all-time favorites. I love the cheerful color, ruffle eyelet details and empire waist cut. The elastic waist and sleeves make it oh so comfortable and easy to throw on for summer too. I've linked both some new + vintage dresses yellow gingham dresses below for you to shop as well as the rest of my outfit details!
When it comes to spring dresses, I especially love long-sleeved options to bridge the gap between spring and summer. This chambray smocked dress from ASOS is the perfect transitional spring piece with such a sweet vintage flair. I love the bell sleeves and the overall laidback silhouette of this dress and I know I'll be wearing it a ton from spring and even into summer. You can shop my chambray dress as well as a few of my favorite kitchen decor pieces seen in this post below! Happy Spring!Read More
all photos by Sarah E Dunn Photo + Design
Confession: I am a hoarder of vintage coats. My jacket + coat collection is getting out of control and it just seems to expand more every year. The beauty of vintage, is that many of these coats are so well made and such classic styles that I never want to get rid of them! It also doesn't help when you find one (or two, or three....) for $5, then you REALLY can't pass them up! I also love the fit of vintage coats and they really are SO much warmer than modern styles. Every year I say that I am going to purge some before I allow myself to add anymore, but it's just nearly impossible to part with these beauties.
This buffalo plaid coat is just another new addition to my collection that I picked up recently at Peddler's Mall Stores (The Middletown Peddler Mall in Louisville to be exact). One booth had an entire rack of vintage plaid coats, most under $20, so of course I left with at least two! The majority of my vintage coat collection is plaid or faux fur, but I had yet to find the perfect buffalo plaid coat like this one. It has been my go-to coat lately, so warm and comfortable, and it basically makes an outfit on its own (I just layered it over some simple, minimal pieces here). I also like that it feels very festive and holiday appropriate! If you would love to find a similar vintage buffalo plaid coat, I've linked some below- or check out Etsy here for lots of great options!
all photos by Sarah E Dunn Photo + Design
Our little entryway continues to be one of my favorite spaces to decorate for holidays. I love being able to do unique things with the staircase and knew instantly I wanted lots of draped greenery all the way down the banister. I also wanted a tree at the bottom of the stairs and picked my favorite vintage flocked tree for this area. Everything kind of built off of that theme from there, lots of flocked trees and garland, pinecones, glitter, and snowy touches- the whole space feels super wintry and cozy. I've since added some fresh garland to the stairs and some twinkle lights (more photos to come of that later).
Can I just take a moment to declare my love for my newly discovered battery-powered twinkle lights?! These are a lifesaver for decorating older homes that don't have very many outlets, and also perfect for tight spaces where you don't want to have any cords showing (one of my pet peeves...I'm a little OCD about it actually!). These lights from Target have been my go-to, not only is the strand copper but it's SUPER thin (literally just a wire) and instantly blends in to any décor with no ugly cords! I was always skeptical about these battery-powered lights because I thought they would not be bright enough, or have a weird blue-tint to them, but these are a perfect warm white color AND super bright! I can't recommend them enough!
The back part of this entry sometimes feels kind of dark since there's no overhead lighting back there, so I'm loving the addition of the Christmas lights in that area. It makes the entire entry feel more complete and welcoming! Most of the items I used in this space were vintage or thrifted (many came from Peddler's Mall Stores), but I've also linked everything else at the end of this post! All these decorations make the space feel so cozy that I don't think I'll ever want to take them down!
"Falalalala" pillow: Michael's
Plaid pillow: Target
Cotton wreath: Magnolia market
Flocked tree: Vintage (thrifted)
Marbled lamps: Peddler's Mall Stores
Suitcase: vintage (thrifted)
Vintage trophies: thrifted
Small flocked tree: Peddler's Mall Stores
Paper houses: Homegoods + Pottery Barn (old)
Pinecone flocked garland: Peddler's Mall Stores
Every October my husband's company sponsors a day of racing at Keeneland and I look forward to planning the perfect fall outfit for this event every year! This year my husband told me I absolutely did NOT need to buy a new outfit because I had too many clothes (classic husband line), so we compromised and I JUST got new shoes (negotiation win for me!). I found it funny that the outfit I ended up choosing was comprised of pieces I have had in my closet for over 5 years! These are some of my favorite fall vintage pieces that I seem to wear at least a couple of times every year since I first got them in college. This handmade crochet sweater has the BEST silhouette with a little peplum and gathered bell sleeves. I don't think I will ever get tired of this piece which is one of the many reasons I love shopping and wearing vintage. The leaf print mini skirt is an old Target/Tracy Feith collaboration from many years ago (back when Target collabs were out of control amazing) and if you didn't see the tag you would swear it was vintage. The print, fit, and material is all completely vintage-inspired which I love and I wish I had rolls and rolls of this amazing fall printed fabric it's made of! I found several sizes of this beauty available on Ebay (thank God for Ebay!) if you are interested in snagging one. I layered this look up with another fall staple that I'm loving, the fringed wrap. I found this one at Walmart, yes Walmart, and it was under $15 (it is more expensive for some reason online so check your local store)! It is so lightweight but super soft and I can't stop wearing it with everything. Finally, I finished off the look with my new boots, which also happen to be super vintage-inspired. These over-the-knee boots by Lucky Brand are so comfortable and have a super boho 70's feel (they were also 40% off when I bought them thanks to Macy's constant sales)! Turns out I didn't need a new outfit after all (but the boots definitely helped!)
Crochet peplum sweater: vintage (similar here) | Fall print a-line skirt: Tracy Feith for Target (super old but same skirt here) | Velvet belt: vintage | Fringed knit wrap: Walmart | Lace-up Over the Knee Boots: Lucky Brand via Macy's | Horsebit bangle: Lela Ray jewelry | Horse pendant necklace: Vintage (similar here)
I'm just returning from a week at the beach at our family's house on Seabrook Island in South Carolina, right outside of Charleston. We had a wonderful week of relaxation after a hectic few months with our renovation and move. When at the beach, I basically live in rompers and I felt like the vintage tropical print of this romper was just perfect for vacation and roaming the streets of Charleston! It also has the cutest ruffled details and the most flattering cut. I am in love with all of the classic Palm Beach-esque floral prints and colors that H&M has in their summer line. In my opinion no romper is complete without some cute wedges, so I completed the outfit with these neutral suede platforms from local Lexington boutique Morton James (tf you aren't local, don't worry they are also available at Anthropologie + Nordstrom). I have to admit I wore these shoes just about everyday on our trip- they go with everything and are SO comfortable too! I'm excited to get settled back in at home and get back to work on decorating and finishing the last details of our renovation!