Wednesday, July 31, 2013

cactus hill

(afternoon coffee breaks, complete with a french toast cupcake, from Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffee.) 

(first time light grocery shopping from Natural Grocers.) 

(browsing through Vinyl Renaissance.) 

(everything worn here is either thrifted or vintage) 

   Summer in the city is feeling like early spring. The humidity following rain, still cool enough to drink your coffee without ice, and muddy sidewalks. This Tuesday was quite the springy summer day, which I spent out and around the Volker neighborhood visiting some of my favorite local spots. Any day you get a vegan cupcake is a good day, in my book.

   Speaking of books, if you follow me on instagram you might have already heard my ideas on this, I am gathering ideas to create a book of my own. It's always been my dream to write a coffee table book, and I've been doing research which led me to find that possible. I am in the process of gathering ideas to create a print-based version of my blog (with original content of course) based around columns that are normally found here. I will be making an official announcement within the new weeks, but I was too excited not to chat about it. Much planning is ahead.


  1. Your dress is so lovely! I would honestly buy all my dresses in that style and shape if I could, but alas they're harder to come by here ho-hum. ps. very cute little cactus cup, I'd love one to sit on my window :) x

    The Little Things

  2. That dress is fantastic!

    Love, Amy

  3. I love that dress! The print is so cute. Also? That cupcake looks amazing! I'm excited to hear more about your book. How exciting!

    Ladyface Blog

  4. Lindsay your posts and outfits are so inspiring! Love the dress and the little garden bouquet as cactus is extra charming!

  5. Adore the dress! Absolutely gorgeous! I love a good thrifting find. xx

  6. Adorable dress! Excited about the book idea~Sounds fun! Vinyl Renaissance is an awesome store. You should check out Mills Record Company, too. They're mostly new records, but the lady who runs it is so sweet :)

  7. ohhh, coffee table book! sounds interesting, i'm intrigued. Love the pattern and color of your frock, and that cactus in a mug is too cute.

    ~ I have an international flower crown giveaway on my blog if you are interested:

  8. Good luck with the book! That cupcake looks soo delish, but then again I am a sucker for sugary sweets. You look very cute in your vintage dress :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  9. French toast cupcake?? That sounds delicious! Summer has felt like early spring here too. Such weird weather our country is having lately. And congrats on the book! That sounds like it will be a fun accomplishment.

  10. This dress is amazing! You have the BEST closet. Also, I pretty much love all the pictures here. That cactus in the teacup is killing me. I have a little cactus in a teacup ad I love it. And also, i'd read your book in a heartbeat!

  11. I like your pictures and the dress. Want to follow each other? Let me know

  12. Maybe gooseberries are something typical german, I don't know. But when I was a child they were in every garden and we used to snack them a lot at this time of the year :) If you find some in Kansas city you should really try the compote. Its a little sour but also really good :)!
    Love your pictures and that copy shop looks just awesome! I somehow miss American coffee shops even though I also have a few favorites ones here in my city.


  13. Lindsey I am in love with your blog! Thanks so much for commenting on mine so I could find yours. This dress is a-mazing. Actually I think that's the understatement of the year, I have no words. I really want to make one like it now.

    Exciting about your book plans too! You know I'll definitely be buying.

  14. Your look is absolutely charming. All of your photos have a vintage feel to them and I think that is just wonderful! I would love to follow each other, let me know id you would like to!

  15. i love that sign - put a smile between your ears. :) and book idea! that sounds amazing! the best of luck to you!


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