Sunday, April 3, 2011

hot wheels






photos by leonard
(vintage guess sunglasses, vintage sweater, american apparel side zipper shorts, american apparel bamboo jersey tights, fieldguided tote, vintage bow shoes)

len found his dream car on craigslist and now we are the proud owners of a 1987 volvo!   me driving looks much less like these pictures and much more like i'm a nervous wreck, but i am slowly figuring my way around massachusetts as a driver.  and in the process i've fallen in love with this car,  driving it is like being in high school!  other new favorite things from this week include thunder in our hearts tote from anabela which i will be wearing every day forever, and these vintage guess sunglasses i found on bohemianseed.  i am usually pretty great about not buying myself a million presents from the internet but sometimes you deserve to be a little bit spoiled and i'm really glad i caved in on these two perfect gems.

34 comments:

Meg said...

Such a lovely car! I love those sunglasses too.
I've seen those bags on etsy before and I've been thinking about screen printing my own lately too. They're very cute and I love the phrases

Dulcie said...

Ooh those glasses suit you so well! :) I lost a vaguely similar pair in the sea in Spain last summer, the sea was rocky. I wish I'd known better! You look wonderful as always xx

curious constellation said...

We all need to spoil ourselves every now and then. These photos are gorgeous.

Liz said...

my bf is going to be so jealous of this car. he wants a volvo so badly!

i love those shoes. they remind me of ferragamos.

Lesley said...

i drove an old silver volvo in high school! they are the best cars.

and of course, we all deserve a little something once in a while. beautiful photos, as usual.

Michelle of The Feather Den said...

Congrats on the new car!
I'm completely in love with that sweater, it looks so cosy and I adore the patterns.

x Michelle
http://www.thefeatherden.net

Camille said...

i can't believe how beautiful the photos are - there's something classic and timeless and really cool about them. of course the outfit and glasses and tote are great on your model-esque frame... but right now i just love the whole thing rolled up together in these great shots. leonard is pretty talented.

i am in the midst of learning to drive and so i can totally relate to being nervous on the road. i was out on a highway the other day - my first time - and man was i stressed! i kept thinking i would slam into the car coming opposite me... but i would drive any day if it meant being in a volvo, old or new.

ching said...

i love what the bag says. :D

Lady Moriarty said...

you are so wonderful, love everything about you !

See U !

Lady Moriarty said...

Oh BTW, please stop selling GORGEOUS things ! I've just bought the jumper and the shirt with stripes !

See U !

Daisy said...

Such lovely photos !

Jada C. said...

Aw congrats on the new car! I was just going to say how adorable it is. Haha agree, you do deserve to be spoiled. I love online shopping :]

十十f十 said...

first, we got no craiglist here. second, cars are too expensive here, so we won't be able to find expensive things on craiglist even if we have one craglist here. third, i'm too jealous to say anything more than repeat myself.

ok ok, you looked great and i like that bag.

Dilan Dilir said...

lovely pictures :)

Annebeth said...

that bag, stunning!! <3 and thank you for your comment on my blog, I love your etsy store!!

Just a lazy morning said...

gorgeous!!
love your outfit and the round sunglasses looks great n you!
very stunning pics!
xoxo

Meesh said...

I love the gray tights with those shorts, and the photo with the glass reflection. Great outfit.

Also, you know you've lived in this part of the country too long when you can recognize the area by the trees alone! (CT-er here.) Looks like it was a beautiful day up there too.

amanda said...

great car!!! i remember all through high school all i ever wanted was to drive a boxy volvo. they are so cool. but now my heart belongs to the mercedes benz. still, ain't nothing like a good 80s car. and i love those tote bags too! great new finds :)

The Candid Observer said...

Splendid photos!

Cheers,
Avery

Meggstatus said...

Oh my gosh, Kennedy those glasses are such a great find. They look a bit like the new rayban shape but were probably 1/10th the price which makes them 10X sweeter. And that sweater?? Love it!

Nicole Holm said...

lovely outfit!!

Casie Jean said...

such great finds, including the car. How perfect x.x.x
Casie Jean

costra y ampolla said...

dying over the shades kennedy!!

SO COOL!

styleforlife said...

You are so darling. Love it all....as usual. :-))))
xxx

Jo said...

I adore the sunglasses, and the first shot of you is so beautiful!

x
www.lostinthehaze.com

zoë, lion heart vintage said...

yeaaah girl! matchies!

this car is SO classic. our family definitely owned a bright orange one until i was 4 and i still mourn the day it went to the dump :(

volvo friends fo lyf!

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Doris Anne said...

I love this! Your outfit looks so nice on you.

I also love Volvos...!!
xo

stephanie renee said...

i love your new sunglasses! i had a vintage pair like that, but sadly my dog chewed them up when she was a puppy. time to start looking for another pair

Maria Confer said...

I love Len's new car!! I have always wanted an 80s 240 Volvo in navy. They're so classic New England. Boston driving is truly something else. MI drivers are aggressive, but we follow the rules. There are no rules in Boston!

You look as beautiful as ever and I am always drooling over your amazing shop updates. Makes me miss my shop.

lavelle said...

That first photograph is beautiful!
xx

Vicky said...

The pictures are really beautiful, and I have massive cardigan envy (although the car is lovely too!)

Feeona said...

I love those glasses! Wonderful photographs too (-:

Meg said...

I love your sunglasses!