Eastern Market - Detroit

Monday, December 29, 2014


Since winter has been so mild in the Midwest this year, I went to Detroit's Eastern Market last Saturday to amble around and check out the new vendors.  I forgot my camera, but luckily the new i-phone 6 have a camera equipped with Focus Pixels, 8MP, and an f/2.2 aperture lens soo these quick snaps didn't come out utterly horrible!  

 

I even made this GIF of the ice skaters in Campus Martius Park from some of the video I shot with the HD video camera!  Yeah, I'm excited I finally have a phone that doesn't randomly turn off or receive text messages 3 days late.  Okay, I'm done.  Now onto Eastern Market...  








Wearing: Jeans, Boots: F21; Purse: Vintage; Jacket: Levi's (Vintage); 
Scarf: handmade (from vintage yarn); Hat: TopShop





xo,

V

P.S. - Did anybody else get a shiny new i-phone 6 for Christmas?  I loved checking out this list of "10 Tips and Tricks for Your I-Phone 6 Camera" from Tech Radar.  



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Favorite Christmas Movies

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

When it comes to holiday movies, everyone knows the tried and true favorites: Home Alone, A Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation, It's a Wonderful Life... and who doesn't love those?  No Christmas-week-with-your-family is complete without also visiting Charlie Brown, The Grinch, and Scrooge.  But if you find yourself growing lackadaisical toward traditional Christmas film fare, here are a couple (okay, quite a few) of our favorite oft-overlooked Christmas movies.  Some are sad, some are funny, some are bloody, and some are adorable.  All of them do have one thing in common, though: a Christmas tree in at least one scene.    

Rocky

The Godfather I

The Preacher's Wife

While You Were Sleeping

A Christmas Tale

Lethal Weapon

Olive, the Other Reindeer

Jingle All the Way

Batman Returns

Brazil

Christmas in Connecticut 

Die Hard

Friday After Next

Frosty the Snowman

Go


Ghostbusters II

Merry Christmas to you and yours! 

xo

V





December Tumblr Updates!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Lots of new updates on my tumblr today!  Make sure you and your homeslices are following me over there to see all of the latest editorials, music videos, and other fun projects I work as a stylist on!  


xo V

Book Club: Brain on Fire

Monday, December 8, 2014


This month, we are reading "Brain on Fire", by Susannah Cahalan.  I've been dying to read this for awhile, so I was SO excited someone in my book club chose it for this month!  This unbelievable memoir is sure to be a page-turner.  

At the end of the month, I will be posting discussion prompts for you to use in your own book club, or to answer in the comments!  

Happy reading!

xo V

Thanksgiving 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Each year, I'm so lucky to spend Thanksgiving with my best friend and her family.  They have a HUGE family and celebrate the holiday by gathering together Thursday, Friday, and Saturday on the SoCal coast.  We attempted to combat some of the gluttony by doing "prison workouts" on the beach in the morning, but I don't know how much our parkour fails and picnic table tricep-dips actually helped.  








On Saturday, I wore this cute dress I got at Lost & Found Vintage.  If anybody knows about the origins of the dress, please leave a comment - I just rocked it at dinner because I thought the birds on the front kind of looked like turkeys.  :) 




Hope you had a relaxing weekend with loved ones, too, whether you're in America or a country that doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving.  I love the first week of December - it's finally appropriate to start decorating for Christmas and annoying your friends with constant group texts about your ideas for themed parties!  (Gingerbread House decorating party, amirite?!)

xo,

V




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LGV Cyber Monday Sale!

Monday, December 1, 2014


Hey everyone, don't forget to check out the La Gatica Vintage shop today!  We will be celebrating Cyber Monday by offering you guys 20% off EVERYTHING in the store!  Just enter: "LGVCyberMonday" at checkout to receive your discount anytime before midnight PST.

Thanks for shopping with LGV!

xo,

V




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