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SATURDAY WITH TOVA AT THE NITTY GRITTY

The Nitty Gritty is one of my favorite stores in Louisville (even better it’s next to one of my favorite restaurants, Lynn’s Paradise Cafe). Located on Barrett Ave, this vintage store sells all sorts of goodies ranging from cat-eye glass frames to roller skates, gold beaded high tops to airplane and buggy shaped belt buckles. When I was living at home, it was always a treat to have my mother take me there and I always tried to go as much as often. Each time I’m there, I make it a point to buy a button (or several – my whole collection stems from there). One time I found a pair of gold shoes! They were practically glued to my feet all through junior year of high school. (Now they contently sit in my closet, proudly adorned with Clinton Kelly of WNTW’s signature).

For some reason, Tova had never been there before (!). So Saturday we grabbed our wallets and I grabbed my father’s car and we drove to the holy land of Louisville that is The Nitty Gritty. Tova was beside herself. I was smitten to be back. Even better, the owner, Terri, remembered me! I was happily surprised. With every store I enter, I enter with the hopes that I will someday become a regular; where all the workers know me by name and occasionally grant me a special gift. And it happened! Terri graciously let us take a button each, one that made my heart beat scary fast as soon as I saw it (Stay tuned to see).

The Nitty Gritty is not just a fabulous store, but my vintage-filled home away from home.

Thank you Terri! Going to wear it everyday next semester.

Success!:Tova’s rainbow bloomers and my Tina Fey button residing harmoniously in the grass.

What I Wore:

Second City tee: Second City Chicago
Cardigan: Banana Republic Outlet
Grey trousers: Urban Outfitters Surplus Store 
Flats: Macy’s 
Button: The Nitty Gritty 

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SATURDAY WITH TOVA AT THE NITTY GRITTY

The Nitty Gritty is one of my favorite stores in Louisville (even better it’s next to one of my favorite restaurants, Lynn’s Paradise Cafe). Located on Barrett Ave, this vintage store sells all sorts of goodies ranging from cat-eye glass frames to roller skates, gold beaded high tops to airplane and buggy shaped belt buckles. When I was living at home, it was always a treat to have my mother take me there and I always tried to go as much as often. Each time I’m there, I make it a point to buy a button (or several – my whole collection stems from there). One time I found a pair of gold shoes! They were practically glued to my feet all through junior year of high school. (Now they contently sit in my closet, proudly adorned with Clinton Kelly of WNTW’s signature).

For some reason, Tova had never been there before (!). So Saturday we grabbed our wallets and I grabbed my father’s car and we drove to the holy land of Louisville that is The Nitty Gritty. Tova was beside herself. I was smitten to be back. Even better, the owner, Terri, remembered me! I was happily surprised. With every store I enter, I enter with the hopes that I will someday become a regular; where all the workers know me by name and occasionally grant me a special gift. And it happened! Terri graciously let us take a button each, one that made my heart beat scary fast as soon as I saw it (Stay tuned to see).

The Nitty Gritty is not just a fabulous store, but my vintage-filled home away from home.

Thank you Terri! Going to wear it everyday next semester.

Success!:Tova’s rainbow bloomers and my Tina Fey button residing harmoniously in the grass.

What I Wore:

Second City tee: Second City Chicago
Cardigan: Banana Republic Outlet
Grey trousers: Urban Outfitters Surplus Store 
Flats: Macy’s 
Button: The Nitty Gritty 

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WHAT I WORE: GRADUATION, MAY 30

Purple tee & red striped skirt: American Apparel
Watch: Asos
Gold t-straps: Blowfish
Rose headwrap: Belt from my grandmother’s robe
Gold clip: H&M 

Wednesday I tagged along with my friend Adrian to see her boyfriend graduate from high school. She and I are graduates from the same school, so it was a pleasure to run into past teachers, classmates, and friends. I got a little sad when it was over as my nostalgia started kicking in; I happened to enjoy high school immensely and miss and think about it everyday. All post-gloominess aside, I had a lot of fun with Adrian trying to find a seat in the ugly mass that is Freedom Hall and hanging with Tova beforehand.

Congrats, grads!

*Click image to enlarge*

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WHAT I WORE: GRADUATION, MAY 30

Purple tee & red striped skirt: American Apparel
Watch: Asos
Gold t-straps: Blowfish
Rose headwrap: Belt from my grandmother’s robe
Gold clip: H&M 

Wednesday I tagged along with my friend Adrian to see her boyfriend graduate from high school. She and I are graduates from the same school, so it was a pleasure to run into past teachers, classmates, and friends. I got a little sad when it was over as my nostalgia started kicking in; I happened to enjoy high school immensely and miss and think about it everyday. All post-gloominess aside, I had a lot of fun with Adrian trying to find a seat in the ugly mass that is Freedom Hall and hanging with Tova beforehand.

Congrats, grads!

*Click image to enlarge*

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WHAT WE WORE: MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY, MAY 28

I apologize for the lack of posts recently. Not too much has been going on; mostly staying close to home and watching a lot of The Real Housewives of NYC (In fact, I think I’ve been watching a little too much – last night I had a dream about going on a trip with Jill, Countess Luann, and Sonja).

In the beginning of the week, however, I was quite sociable. Monday my best friend, Tova, and I ditched both our prior plans and went shopping on Bardstown Rd (a street in Louisville filled with a bunch of local shops and restaurants). We were not successful.

Polka dot tank: Urban Outfitters
Navy shorts: Forever 21
Heart headband: Forever 21
Gold flats: Goodwill 

*Photos by Tova*

I snapped some photos of Tova’s outfit as well:

We ended our day trying Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and watching Mean Girls.(Tova’s pomegranate and peach masterpiece: Instagram @whatnaomiloves)

*Click photos to enlarge*

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WHAT WE WORE: MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY, MAY 28

I apologize for the lack of posts recently. Not too much has been going on; mostly staying close to home and watching a lot of The Real Housewives of NYC (In fact, I think I’ve been watching a little too much – last night I had a dream about going on a trip with Jill, Countess Luann, and Sonja).

In the beginning of the week, however, I was quite sociable. Monday my best friend, Tova, and I ditched both our prior plans and went shopping on Bardstown Rd (a street in Louisville filled with a bunch of local shops and restaurants). We were not successful.

Polka dot tank: Urban Outfitters
Navy shorts: Forever 21
Heart headband: Forever 21
Gold flats: Goodwill 

*Photos by Tova*

I snapped some photos of Tova’s outfit as well:

We ended our day trying Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and watching Mean Girls.(Tova’s pomegranate and peach masterpiece: Instagram @whatnaomiloves)

*Click photos to enlarge*

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WHAT I WORE: SO HOT SUNDAY, MAY 27

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+Dress: Kimichi Blue for Urban Outfitters
+Belt: Target
+Gold T-Straps: Blowfish
+Black Headband with heart detail: Target

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Summer is steadfastly approaching down here in the valley (96 yesterday!). Any tips on how to beat the heat?

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