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Posted on 06. Dec, 2013 by Princess Lasertron.
This is the coat I bought this year to replace the pilled, stained, button-missing-too-small-stretched-out-not-warm-enough coats I’ve worn out over the last eight years or so. For someone who loves fashion, I really don’t have a lot of coats. We have a bunch from Tulle now at Hello Holiday, and after much thought I decided to make this one mine. (Coats are 20% off until the end of Saturday, btw!) The sleeves are a little long, but everything fits that way and it just serves to keep my hands a little warmer.
I’m going to Chicago this weekend–Cold, I know!–and I’ll be bringing all these pieces that I just love to dress up. The skirt could be worn with a thicker black sweater or cardigan, the top could be worn with a pencil skirt and tights….and with a flat platform, those shoes are comfy enough to walk everywhere in. I love having clothes that are special on their own.
I’m also excited about this jewelry–we’ve been looking for over a year for affordable, well-made costume-y jewelry in our trademark gaudy vintage-inspired style, and we finally found it. These bracelets in particular are super special, made by Omaha designer Andrea Trew with deadstock vintage chains and jewelry. I got one from her for my birthday last May and I wear it almost daily, which is why we decided to bring the to our customers too. It’s like the vintage bracelet you’re always searching for, and they’re exclusive to Hello Holiday. You can see more of Andrea’s other designs in her Etsy shop, MODafind.
Pink Lady Coat :: Twinkle Twinkle Little Top :: Strike a Posey Skirt :: Brook Heels :: Kiss Me in Kissimmee Necklace :: Mixed Media Bracelet
Posted on 15. Oct, 2013 by Princess Lasertron.
I try to take an outfit photo every day for Hello Holiday, and I extra-like this one from today. I never felt like blue was my color until I tried on this combination–the dress is from Spring 2013 (it’s now 60% off), the coat is brand new for Winter, and the shoes are my own. They’re from an older season and we have the last few pairs in the world! They were a popular style and have been seen on bloggers like Keiko Lynn, A. Loo, and Kirstin Marie! I don’t blog every outfit, but this will be a favorite of mine for a long time.
Tonight I’m planning to throw in some velcro rollers (which I used to achieve the style pictured), do all the dishes in my sink and have my favorite simple dinner–baguette, avocado, almonds, cheese, grapes, and maybe some plain roasted chicken if I get some at the store. Mad Men is likely (I’m always re-watchin’ that…I’m back on season 5 again), hanging out with a friend or two is likely, and closing the night out with a new episode of Art Bell is super likely. My free month trial of Sirius XM is up this week, so I’ll either have to pay up to keep listening to Art’s new show or sign up for a new free trial. Do I have any other readers who are Art fans????
I love it when Sarah (my business partner/photographer) catches me laughing.
Posted on 25. Sep, 2013 by Princess Lasertron.
Our Chai me a River Dress is one of our new arrivals for fall at Hello Holiday, and a customer requested that I post some pictures in it so she could see it on. So here’s that. I take outfit photos almost every day for the HH website–I think we’re going to start using real models as well as dress forms for our product photos, so that’s something I’m spending a lot of time working on this week.
This morning, Sarah and I had coffee with Kandace Miller, the president of the AIM Institute, an Omaha-based nonprofit that promotes using technology innovation to empower people and strengthen communities. We talked a lot about what AIM can do to support girls and women who want to become more involved in tech, as well as how they can specifically help us as we grow Hello Holiday. They plan a lot of events in Omaha, including a big yearly tech conference called Infotec, coordinate several youth programs, and run CareerLink, the best job listing website in the region. I loved catching up with her and brainstorming some ideas for them. Stuff like this is always on my mind–how to do more. What I wish Omaha had. The culture I wish we had, and what can be done to come a step closer to that.
Congratulations to Kaylee who won my candle giveaway! You’re gonna love it, girl. I hope you all check out the candles from Andrea Schroder–they burn so clean and smell soooo good.