4/14/14

April Showers Bring May Flowers





Wearing: Lazy Bones dress, Ralph Lauren Shirt, Vintage brooch, vintage leopard heels, vintage beaded purse: All thrifted!


Only three weeks of school left! There is so much to do. So much to turn in! I'm going crazy and not doing much. I still cant believe I am graduating! Finally! Ahh! Times like these only help me push harder for the finish line. But this is not the end but the beginning of a beautiful career! I'm so excited to see what is to come. I'm looking forward to my summer break. I have rediscovered how fun it is to read and I have a line of books ready for me to tackle. 

What plans do you have for this summer? 

Have a lovely weekend!! 

xoxoxox
-Diana 


Psalm 37:4

4/10/14

Movement




Top vintage thrifted, skirt F21, Heels Amazon,

With summer around the corner, I decided to take a risk and get a pair of white heels. Why a risk? Because white shoes don't stay white for too long. Eventually after a few wears they get dirty. They are not my first pair of white shoes, but these by far are my favorite! 

Enjoy your weekend! 
-Diana 

3/31/14

Spring is in the Air




                                                                    Blouse/Modcloth
Vintage and Thrifted: Skirt, heels, brooch and purse!


Hello!!! 

I hope everyone is having a pleasant week so far. I finally found some time to squeeze in a new blog post. Yay! So for this post I decided to review my New Year's resolutions, here we go:


1. Thrift Shop Less: I must have gone thrift shopping almost three times a week er every week this passed year. Sure most of the times I would walk out empty handed and I always tried to have a budget.This year, I would like to go maybe once every other week. My goal is to appreciate and make the most out of what I already have. So this hasn't change one bit...I have a good excuse! Since I am unemployed, I have dedicated more time on selling vintage under my Instagram shop (@shopretroglam). And it has been so much fun and exciting. As you may know a lot of what I sell, I find it at the thrifts. So most of what I buy are items that will ultimately be sold in the shop.
 
2. Read More Books: My goal is to read one book a month. I'm still reading the same book that I started reading last year. For this I blame school. Although, I have been more committed to reading it and I am sad that I am almost done with it, but excited to soon choose a different book. 

3. Stay Organized: This means no more piling magazines in random corners of the apartment/house. I need to take care of anything that will pile up if I don't right away. Sadly I still have piles of magazines around the apartment. I did find them a new reader, I just need to mail them.

4. Eat/Live Healthier: It hasn't been easy but I have finally cut off drinking sweet drinks on regular days. I need to drink more water, eat less junk food at school, learn new recipes, eat out less, cook more, make wiser decisions when eating out, stop having seconds, and set exercise regiments. Yes, I have been doing all of the above! I have been cooking lots of lentils lately.

5. Lose 40lbs: That is how much I gained when I got married. Talking about weight loss is not easy, but there are tons of reasons for me to lose the weight specially after my health scare last year. I am down 9lbs!

6.Use Savings Account: I never learned how to save money, crazy! This is the year. I will need to work on this soon.

7. Send More Greeting Cards: I always thought about mailing cards to different people last year, but I didn't do it. I haven't mailed a single card :(

8. Hangout More: This means spending more time with my family and friends. Yes, I have been doing this!

9. Spent Less, Give More: This not only relates with how I manage my money, but also with how I manage my time. I want to volunteer more. If I had more time I would volunteer more, currently I have been helping at the school I did my student teaching. It has been fun!

10. Spiritual Growth: I want to continue to grow in my faith through prayer and reading the Bible. This year I have been going through some tough struggles with my health and I couldn't be more glad to have my faith to hold on to. I have definitely been growing in my faith and in my relationship with God. I need to read more, but I have been spending more time in prayer.


Woah! This was tough, but sometimes it is good to stop what you are doing and observe where your life is headed. This is something that I would like to continue to do. As a future teacher, I have learned the value of continuously reflecting on my teaching. Like wise, as a person, reflecting on my personal goals and where I'm at will help me to reach them.


Have a lovely week! 

-Diana

2/24/14

Hello Blogging World








Outfit Details: Vintage black dress, vintage belt, vintage brooch, vintage sea-foam blue pumps, polka dOt tights ALL Thrifted. Cat purse: Ebay

Well, have I gotten lazy with blogging... Can you believe this weekend we will enter into the month of March??!!

A few weeks have passed by since my last post. I have been busy trying to finish up school. I'm still nervous because I haven't received a letter from the university confirming my graduation day. My advisor said everything looks good so I'm hopeful coming this May I will graduate. 

Keep me in your thoughts and prayers, it's been a long road. 

 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. ~Philippians 4:13

1/18/14

Random












Here are some of my favorite pictures of Kitty and thrift finds of this month... Follow me on Instagram @retroglamgirl. 

Good night! 

Xoxo 

-Diana 

















1/6/14

Sunday's Best




Dress: Vintage Neiman Marcus, Vintage Belt: thrifted, shoes: thrifted, Vintage purse: thrifted, Eyeglasses c/o of bonlook 



Hello! 
 
With all the snow and below zero weather we are having in Chicago, not only were my classes canceled but also my church's Sunday service. I didn't let that stop me from wearing this dreamy vintage dress on Sunday. We spent most of the day watching tv and I was able to catch up on some orders from my shop. 

The funny thing is that when I realized that my winter break would only last 3 weeks I kind of dreaded going back to school, but now after spending so much time stuck at home I'm anxious to go any where! 


Stay warm and toasty... 

-Diana 

1/4/14

Kitty-Boo

Happy Caturday!

You may remember Kitty-Boo from previous blogposts. She is actually a stray that I have been feeding for the past two summers. Last winter she completely disappeared and then showed up again in the summer. This winter she returned and we didn't have the heart to to let her go back outside because of all the Chicago snow and cold weather we have been having. 

So far she has been a good girl. Except she sleeps all day and climbs our furniture at night. I tried to keep her awake in the day to avoid all her movement at night. 

What's funny to me is how much appreciative my in-laws and husband have been towards her. At first I wanted to adopt her and take her in but they were completely against it. Now, she is staying with us and hopefully will be moving in to our new home.