Tuesday, July 31, 2012

THE PARAKEET & THE RABBIT/mika nakamura and komako oki brooch sets

Yes, it was entirely necessary to purchase these items and make them a part of my world forever.  I have yet to wear these adorable felt brooches, but I know that they will add a touch of whimsy to just about any ensemble.  Try the links below.  They will lead you to the MoMA store...which is never a bad thing.  

Monday, July 30, 2012

THANK YOU, COME AGAIN/cast of vices thank you leather bag

Well...I'm in love.  This time with a perfectly clever item from Cast of Vices.  Yep, a purse that is modeled after a plastic shopping bag...does it get any better??  I saw this bag while in New York at Oak and it haunted me for days.  I was quick to place an order as soon as I returned to Denver.  I love cheeky little garments such as these; and the Thank You Leather Bag is a not only cheeky, but also incredibly high quality.  The luscious lambskin that says "THANK YOU" has perfect detailing such as fine print and the oh so adorable cut-outs on the handles.  Also comes in "I HEART NY."

Saturday, July 28, 2012

THE HIGH LIFE/modern vice capri wedge sneakers


Yeah, it's been a little sporty on Dollhouse Vacancy lately.  It does happen to be a major trend of the moment and one that I was thinking I would skip, but it just so happens that many designers have me lusting over their sporty accessories.  I wanted the Isabel Marant wedge sneakers, but I didn't transact in time; and so, I was lucky when I found these Marant look-a-likes in New York.  I'm actually in love with these shoes right now.  I was leery at first because they are not a true heel.  But I have to say that I feel quite comfortable sans le heel because of the wonderfully inventive covered wedge heel.   
 I'm still plenty propped up where I belong.  

zara jacket

forest tee

american apparel petticoat

fendi zucca chef mini shoulder handbag

thursday friday shelter keyring

Friday, July 27, 2012

SPORTY SPICE/t by alexander wang baggy silk combo t dress

So I have been in a bit of a sporty mood lately, which inspired me to whip out this old baseball cap that I purchased from the GAP years ago. 

Also wearing my tourmaline watch that is supposed to relieve fatigue...something I desperately need during these 100+ degree days of summer.  I do not thrive in the heat.  

t by alexander wang baggy silk combo t dress

alexander wang rocco duffel

d&g sunglasses

chanel hoop earrings

gap baseball hat

odm watch

tourmaline negative ion silicone sports watch purchased from amazon

alligator cuff purchased from so good

vintage rhinestone bracelets

Monday, July 23, 2012


I have been desperately craving a visor and thanks to Jerrmaner, one appeared on my doorstep last week. 

Think McQueen, Marc by Marc or Givenchy, but any way you slice it, the visor is one of the hottest accessories of the moment and has been seen on many of the runways.  I very much enjoyed the McQueen approach of dressing it up, so that is exactly what I did by pairing mine with an organza bubble mini.  

ebay visor 

poleci sheer tank

theory racerback cotton tank

sinister collection organza bubble mini

Sunday, July 22, 2012


I was so excited to be staying at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York.  Man...talk about my dream decor! *sigh*  In a perfect world, my home would look like the Gramercy Park Hotel and I would look like Gisele Bundchen...yes, I know this is a far-fetched illusion, but we are talking dream world here, people.  

 Enjoy all the pretty light pics.  I'm kind of like a moth in that respect, as I am always drawn to any and all lighting...well no, I take that back, I am drawn to good lighting and I think that it is highly disrespectful to have poor lighting in an establishment or at a party.  Everything and everyone looks better at night...so please, always remember to dim those lights.  

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Denver is a sad place right now.  My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the recent tragedy.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

GLITZ & GLAMOUR/nyc part 1


I always feel like I am going home when I go to NYC...and my recent trip back was no exception.   

We went to NYC to see the Schiaparelli and Prada exhibit at The Met.  It was amazing (of course)...but I also saw many other inspriring things along the way.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

STUDDED/gucci studded heels

I believe I purchased these shoes in Spring 2005.  That was during my Gucci phase when any and all purchases (in terms of accessories) had to be Gucci.  

I have to say that these shoes (and many other of my Gucci purchases) were some of the best purchases that I have ever made.  The quality is amazing...and they truly never go out of style. 

gucci studded heels

vintage baby reindeer purchased at pink attic cat

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


So one of the boutiques that I fell in love with while in Montreal was a place called Boutique U&I.  They not only had an array of designer duds, but also featured pieces from their own collection.  I purchased a few pieces from the Boutique U&I collection.  I find that I am still giddy about these pieces even weeks after transacting...they are enchanting, unique and completely inviting.  There is no doubt in my mind that I will always be able to count on these pieces during fashion slumps.  

For now, you get only a glimpse of the leggings I purchased.  They are truly magnificent!  Throw them on with an over-sized sweater or tunic and a pair of great shoes and you are set.  I think that these leggings and I will have a most enchanting
 Fall/Winter together.  

I will be showing pics of the other Boutique U&I pieces that I purchased soon.  Didn't want to give too much of a good thing all at once.  

boutique u&i leggings

zara mullet top

jeffrey campbell benched open shank pump

P.S. The staff at the Boulevard Saint-Laurent location of Boutique U&I was amazing!  They were so friendly and helpful and made my purchasing experience an absolute treat. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

MAPPED PERSPECTIVE/jackie bassett collage art

Feast your hungry eyes on these!

I discovered Jackie Bassett while in Montreal and purchased 4 greeting cards to frame for my viewing pleasure.  Aren't they amazing?!  If you already knew of Bassett, well then, you already fully understand her talent.  If this is new to you, then you should click here and check out her shop on Etsy.  I think that I will be purchasing many  more of these in the future, but for now I am settling for these few beauties.

I just love how the maps almost look like the woman's insides in the first two pictures.  The first picture is the one that initially got my attention.  I find the picture to be completely haunting; something about the coloring, the woman's facial expression and the placement of the map has me absolutely mesmerized and wanting more.  

Hope these feed your soul as much as they fed mine.

Again...here is the link:

jackie bassett

Sunday, July 8, 2012

SPACE ACID/jnby graphic tee

When I purchased this JNBY tee in Montreal, I asked the girl at the boutique if it was a dress and she reluctantly replied, "Ummm, I guess it could be."  So here I go again...turning tee shirts into mini dresses...is that wrong???  I think my mom is hoping that I grow out of this phase, but honestly, I see no end in sight.  

I love this little "dress".  I feel like I could shoot off into space at any moment...and with "NASA" printed on the tee, it is quite possible that I could.  

I purchased the dress at a boutique in Montreal called Very Studio.  Everything in that shop was an absolute treat!  I was impressed with the selection because everything in there demonstrated such different and unexpected pattern making, which is one my favorite things to see while searching for new clothes.   I opted for the little mini, as you can see...but I will definitely be purchasing many more JNBY pieces in the future.  I feel that their clothing not only takes pattern making to a new level, but the graphic prints take my mind to another dimension. 

I paired it with some of my favorite Jimmy Choo shoes.  I have this particular style in two colors; a hot pink and this acid color (and sometimes I wear one of each color).  Part of the reason I purchased the acid color is because I am extremely afraid of acid and, therefore, that makes the idea of acid color more interesting to me (yes, I know...totally weird).


jnby graphic tee

jimmy choo acid heels

d&g sunnies

swarovski crystal cuff in red

odm watch

Saturday, July 7, 2012


In order for me to start organizing my Montreal photos, I had to start comparing the photos...maybe a little weird, but it's just the way my mind works.  I hope you enjoy.

There will be a Montreal/part 2.  Montreal had so much beauty in the most unapparent places.  The art was phenomenal and I fell in love with so much of the graphic design that I saw around town.

Montreal truly is a most inspiring city.  I can't wait to share some of my Montreal purchases with you all...be excited, be very excited.


notre-dame basilica of montreal

taken at the underground city

notre-dame basilica of montreal

piece by renée greene at

taken at outdoor market

underground city advertisements


Try the links above...they're fun!