I love seeing how personal style translates to the home. It's completely fascinating (and a little voyeuristic) to see the things people choose to surround themselves with. I find that my environment has a huge effect on me, my mood, my creativity, so I'm very particular about how my home looks and feels. I love my space to be filled with a mixture of old of new, serious and tongue-and-cheek pieces. There should always be something a little unexpected in the mix. So here is a sneaky peek at where I live.....
The blue painting is by my sister, it helps to have an artist in the family.
Floor to ceiling windows for perfect soft light.
A well stocked bar and plenty of room at the dining table for entertaining.
Records and a turntable, lots of magazines and a reading nook.
A nod the southwest with cacti, native rugs and a cow skull. Oh, and a nod to my homeland with a rather ironic painting of the queen and a few union jacks.
P.J. Fogg is safely back in her new warehouse home and I've been busy sorting through all the great pieces I found on the road. I think I have about half the stock I need to open the mobile boutique so I'll be busy hunting for the rest of it here in AZ. Now comes the huge task of refurbishing the RV, building racks and display cases, designing the logo and doing inventory. It will be no small fete but I plan to have her out on the road by October.
In the mean time, here's a little instagram recap of my travels.
From top to bottom: Kevin working on P.J. and little KY towns, lazy dogs and catching fireflies, making breakfasts and watching the sun set on the road, junk yards and barbecue, Four Roses distillery and fields of corn, Local Honey and cocktails in Nashville, vintage shopping and Truck in Nashville, my man at the wheel and family style southern food, St. Louis and more vintage shopping, breakfast and baseball.
I'm presently sitting outside my new (old) motor home in Nashville, sipping a greyhound and munching on some homemade salsa. I'm on a bit of an adventure you see, driving across the country with my fella, thrifting and having a jolly old time. The short version of the story is; my boyfriend inherited a 1983 Southwind RV from his Aunt and Uncle in Kentucky. We've just spent 3 days frolicking around in the countryside (him in RV school, me taking photos and antique shopping) and now we're headed back to Phoenix. I'll be buying lots of precious vintage cargo as we go, which will soon become the stock of my new (old) mobile vintage boutique, P.J. Fogg's Vintage & Curiosities. So stay tuned for tales from the road and make sure you follow me on Instagram for visuals on all the ridiculousness.
These photos were taken just before I left. A sublime maxi from BCBG and a vintage denim jacket from Mercantile.
My dear friend Courtney is working over at the new Madewell store in Fashion Square. She invited me down to do a little summer style event with the ACI Nouveau group a while back and it was a blast; I put together some summer outfits to chat about with the group, we ate cupcakes and shopped with all the vigor and intent that fashion bloggers can. I came away with the perfect pair of skinny jeans which, paired with a simple t-shirt and an outrageous pair of heels, look effortlessly cool.