Saturday, May 31, 2014

New Fashion Tab

Heya Trunk Nation!  Been prepping and shooting inventory all morning for an online update.  While I'm not a shop that specializes in vintage clothing or accessories.  I really know next to nothing except the modern designer education I got during my short stint in New York.  But in my personal style I do try to incorporate something vintage in each outfit I put together.  So therefore I come across a "fashion" pieces that catch my eye from time to time when I'm on the hunt so I thought perhaps it was time to start a tab in the ol' shop just in case some of you are into incorporating vintage into your wardrobes. 

I like timeless pieces, things that won't go out of style.  I'm not much of a trend chaser, I like simple, comfortable and unique pieces.  There are currently two handbags and a chain mail coin purse hanging out in the fashion tab.  The Whiting and Davis evening bag was hard for me to list as I love their designs but I can't be selfish.  The Eel skin handbag in the middle caught my eye with the natural contrast in the design and that it's so smooth and soft.  The unmarked chain mail coin purse, well it was too sweet just sitting where I found it so I had to adopt it.

Hope y'all are having a fabulous Saturday!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Magical Vintage Memorial Day Weekend

It's the most magical weekend of the year.... opening weekend of Randolph Street Market! Well and also Memorial Day we will get to that on Monday however.  If you are in Chi town during this magnificent three day weekend please stop in at Randolph Street.  T and I will be there selling the junk outta da trunk.  We've been working hard curating a wonderful selection for all of you in Trunk Nation. 

However, if this weekend is taking you away from the Chi to the beautiful shores of Door County you can find Junk in da Trunk Girls there as well!  Our booth at the Old Orchard Antique Mall in Fish Creek is ready for your vintage loving hearts to peruse.

Whatever or wherever you are adventuring this weekend please be safe and may the junk be with you!


Thursday, May 15, 2014

32 before 33

 In 90 some days I will be changing from 32 to 33.  I know I know I don't look a day over 26, I'm told that a lot, and I'm going to have to thank my mom and dad for the good skin gene.  Anyway, I started this crazy list stuff the year I was turning 30 and the tradition continues.  I think my favorite part of the list all is the people that step forward to help me accomplish some of my tasks, because that makes the experience mean so much more to me.  So without further ado here are the 32.

1. Big Sur & stay one or two nights at This Place
2. Eataly
3. Rooftop Bar
4. Jazz Concert
5. Give up sugar for 30 days
6. Complete Chicago Restaurant List (Halfway through)
7. Submit to a magazine
8. Purge/Organize
9. Stay at Iron Horse or ACE hotel
10. Girls Weekend
11. Private
12. Photography boat tour
13. Neighborhood List
14. Run my own vintage show
15. Overnight downtown
16. Sox Game
17. Blackhawk Game with my IL Mom (2 Actually!)
18. Abandoned Church photo shoot
19. Learn to French Braid
20. Go to Energy healer
21. Put myself out there
22. Weekly yoga class
23. Tattoo
24. Swim in Gulf of Mexico
25. Do Whole 30/ Eat 80% Paleo
26. Send out 3 random packages
27. Write a children's books for nephew's bday gift
28. Meditate daily
29. Watch sunrise at a beach
30. Read 2 American Classics that I haven't read yet
31. Journal on a consistent basis
32. Go to a new state

Anyone that wants to cross anything off with me let me know!


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Timing Is A Bitch

Yesterday was one of those days, you know the ones where life just overwhelms you? A day when your to-do list is so long but that you decide to just say F- it, grab a huge coffee and head to the dog run for the magic hour.  For those of you non-photogs, the magic hour is the hour right before sunset when everything the light touches looks magical.

Life is overwhelming here lately, I have returned to the full-time work world which was not my intention but  doing this entrepreneur stuff  all alone was getting financially rough and an opportunity arose at a time I needed it most.  I am back to the constant struggle within myself of following and making time for my dreams/passion after punching the clock for the "man".  I'm finally giving you an explanation as to why there hasn't been new inventory added lately to da ol' Etsy shop, why my blog & facebook posts have been so sporadic and why I have been so distant and flakey to those that are close to me. Because there just are not enough hours in the day. 

One of the best decisions I have made thus far in my life was the one I made 18 months ago to leave the full-time world and do my own thing. Unfortunately it gave me a taste of what I really really really want and when I felt the most me. But this crazy world of ours will not let me have that just yet, because timing is a bitch. The most rational  answer was that I  clearly just needed to find myself a sugar daddy. But since I believe in working hard to get what you want and don't believe in sugar daddies, the ol' fulltime work world was the lingering legitimate answer.

 I apologize to you Trunk Nation that you will not find me popping up so much this summer season, I will not be able to meet for coffee on a Tuesday at 2pm, and that the shop updates will not be as consistent as they were before. But please don't give up on me,  I'm still chasing my crazy entrepreneur  dream, formulating new ideas and in true Jadarie fashion trying to do a million things at once, because that's just how this girl  rolls.