Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Very Special eShakti Discount

You guys are in luck! The wonderful people at eShakti are offering my readers a discount. Haven't heard of eShakti? It's a wonderful shop based in India that lets you choose a retro dress and then gives you the option to customize and add based on your exact measurements. No more weird gaps, no more last-minute, panicky, same-day service trips to the tailor (is that just me?). Also, a lot of their dresses have pockets. Yesss! My eShakti dress is on its way; I'll let you know when it arrives.
This isn't the dress I ordered but I love it!

Between now and March 10, you'll receive a 20% discount with code PPMTCDELXE. Get to shopping!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Music Monday (on Tuesday): North Side Gal by JD McPherson

Last Friday was Rebel Night and the music was great as usual. So much so, I wish the guys would keep their playlists somewhere. Anywho, this incredibly catchy song caught my ear and I filed away snatches of the lyrics so I could Google it later and find it. The beauty of Rebel Night is the DJs play music only from original 45s. So that, plus the fact that JD McPherson sounds like he's straight from 1957 on the track made me think all the Google results I was turning up for "North Side Gal" were some insanely popular cover. Nope. His version is the real deal and it's great. I've been tapping my toes to this song for two straight days. Hear it after the jump.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

This Week in Instagram: Lurve Edition

I love Valentine's Day and always have. I was lucky enough to spend another one with my sweetheart but even if I were single, I'd still be sprinkling the world red colored sugar and candy hearts. Here are some lovey-dovey Instagrammed photos plus other delicious things.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Music Monday: Tiny Tim by Lavern Baker (1959)

In the last year, I've grown to love LaVern Baker. She has a big voice and her songs had a wicked sense of humor. Truthful humor. Take, for example, this song with a sexy melody about a man who's a good lover. It's a lot less sexy when you realize it's about a man with a teeny tiny penis. Oops!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Retrofit: The Forgotten Vest

Before jumping into this first Retrofit post in 9 million years, can I just say how much I love all the responses I'm getting in the #everydayglamour giveaway? In addition to the usual like Shabby Apple on Facebook, follow me on Twitter yada, I asked readers what makes them feel glamorous on a normal day and the answers are great:
"Whenever I need a little pick-me-up, I always thrown on one of my favorite necklaces. I don't know why but it always helps!"
"I can't every day, but as often as I can I take a bubble bath. Something about soaking in some sweet scented bubbles makes me feel like a movie star! Definitely adds glamour to my day."
"If I take the time to deep condition my hair it has a natural wave to it that makes me feel a little glam!"
I love hearing these things, especially since I feel I'm in a bit of a style rut. I've moved to a really laid-back office where, frankly, I feel a little bit out of place in petticoats or even a pencil skirt. It's silly; I should know by now that it's okay to be myself and do my thing, but between being exhausted, earlier hours and the cold, jeans and a sweater are all I can put together right now.

Monday, February 4, 2013

#Everydayglamour Shabby Apple Giveaway

Phew, what a week! I was planning/celebrating my birthday and barely got around to do anything for fun on the Internets. It can be very hard to blog when you get home when you spend your whole day running a website. And truth be told I was barely home at all last week.