I hadn't been able to do much with instagram as an app, because my former blackberry phone didn't support the application at all. Now that I have a snazzy new phone that DOES, I'm so excited to post photos everyday of all the lovely happenings and new items arriving at the shop daily. Our instagram is super cute right now. I also post some photos of my daily life. Follow us! @ounascloset and never miss out on all the goodies.
It always seems to me that I am playing catchup with this blog. Catching up with all of you and letting you into what's going on in my life.
These past months have been a bit crazy for me : alot of good changes, sort of "huh" changes and life changes have occurred in my personal life and in Ouna's Closet.
As most of you know, we had some big sales at the shop in january and february, to make space for the reintroduction of new lines : Fábrica R3 : Rags Recycled Responsibly is back, with more fervor than ever. I am very inspired to carry this line further, and re-inspire vintage clothing into modern shapes and styles for the modern woman and man.
Fábrica R3 : Rags Recycled Responsibly
Also, I am delving deeper into building vintage jewelry collections that are drool-worthy and composed of top-shelf amazing pieces. Vintage clothing basics and essentials are our priority now : easygoing tops, high waisted everything and unique stand out accessories are being carted out daily to our racks. Our men's room is getting hotter than ever, for I am constructing careful collections of men's pieces that are unforgettable and essential to their wardrobes as well. Our vintage bridal collections and prom collections are getting a boost front and center : In our little island prom and bridal vintage is impossible to find, so I am filling this need for it by providing amazing pieces for women and their parties to dress in. All of these changes have been in effect since last month at Ouna's Closet, with great acceptance and enthusiastic response from our friends and clients. I am so happy to be able to continue exploring the many options for vintage collecting and to inspire others continually to dress with vintage as part of building a unique style.
men's vintage room at our Calico Court shop
This amazing adventure has also provided for significant change in my personal life as well : I am a sexy, single, thirty something woman now, who is looking for love and nurturing possibilities in all areas of love in my life. These changes have also given me the opportunity to delve deeper into self-love and caring for myself : I stopped being a vegetarian last year, adopted a cleaner eating lifestyle (that includes meat), and have lost 36 lbs so far, thanks to that and exercising regularly. I have found that life is too short to close your mind and life to all the wonderful living that you can experience. Adventure abounds all around.
Our shop turns 4 years old this week, which is a feat all unto itself. I am so proud of all our accomplishments, and can't wait to see what the future holds.
Happy Birthday Ouna's Closet!
Thank you, to all of you, for continually loving, supporting and giving us your love. I am eternally grateful that thanks to all of you, I can continue living my life's dream.
"Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there, with open arms and open eyes, yeah"
Brindemos por cuatro años más.
Growing up as a child of the 80's on a tropical island that shared colonial status with the United States, we had a mish-mash (and still do) of holidays and celebrations we observed. We celebrate 4th of July but had no part in the Declaration of Independence; we eat pumpkin pie and carve our turkeys like the faithful pilgrims on Thanksgiving but were nowhere near Plymouth Rock; Mother's Day and Father's Day is celebrated with much aplomb and shopping frenzies at the mall, because we MUST be the best children on these days. With the same enthusiasm we also celebrate El Grito de Lares; July 25th is our Constitution Day; and after the madness that is Christmas and Santa Clós on December 25th, we get a second chance to get MORE gifts on January 6th, which is "El día de Los Reyes Magos" or Three Kings' Day.
For this week's vintage links roundup, there's a couple of tutorials, a handy guide, some inspiring images and a new blog that I discovered awhile ago that is just lovely. Enjoy clicking through, leave some comments, and have an awesome weekend!
The new year is finally here! On the last days of 2012, I had two premonitions that this is going to be a good year : the number 13 came up to me in two different conversations and was associated with luck and success. It leaves me very excited to face this new year with an open heart and mind!