Thursday, March 8, 2012

with your tangerine lalalalalala

According to Pantone, a self-described "world-renowned authority on color", the color of 2012 is Tangerine Tango.  And since Pantone has declared it so, thusly, the design world shall listen.  It's all over the runways (i kinda dug Nanette Lepore's take on it, personally... plus I just like saying Nanette Lepore), in magazines, and... I suspect roughly two million people will end up with a Tangerine Tango den that they'll regret in 5 years.

Personally, I love orange.  Whether it be tangerine, mandarin orange, navel orange, or any other variety of citrus fruit.  Heck, I've even been known to love some terra cotta here and there.  BUT, I shouldn't get sidetracked... we're all about the tangerine here, folks.

one more sidetrack: am I the only one who constantly has Tangerine Speedo stuck in my head while talking about this?  You know, that song. The weird one.

ANYWAYS.  Since Pantone was spoken, and I am several months late at reacting, I thought I'd check out Etsy to see what sort of Tangerine goodies I could find to enrich my year.

Love this orange phone, via AnnaLouVintage - reminds me of one we had when I was a kid. 
 Except this one is way cooler.

totally rad tangerine toy car via VintageAdorables

adorable brooch via RainwaterStudios

and, I gotta say... I'm basically dying over this swimsuit via FabGabs.  
The adorable lady and umbrella make it even cuter too, just sayin'.

this is a perfect mod dress in a perfect orange hue via vampofvintage

love the collar on this dress via LookAgainVintage

so! do we feel invigorated? like we're on trend? excellent! my job is done, then!

til next time :)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

some things never change

there's something comforting about knowing that auctions (my new favorite past time) have been the same since at least 1939.  Looking through these pictures from the Life Archives made me laugh, because I saw so many things I recognized!

Based on my knowledge, the auctioneer is probably saying something like "come on people, it's worth at least $5!"

there are always PLENTY of sassy old ladies there (these ones are particularly stylish, if you ask me!)

check out Rudy and his super fly new coat!  There's always someone that buys something silly and parades it around proudly for the other buyers to hoot and holler at (see: my erotic statue)

boys always seem to bring their dogs (seriously, I don't know how many carhartt-wearing farm boys I saw toting a shepherd puppy with them at our first auction)

aaaaand, in the end you always have to see the nice lady and pay up!

Honestly, I've never seen this happen at a flea market before, but I somehow feel that Caiti and I are direct descendants of these two broads.  I hope in our past lives we bought that couch.