Vintage Inspiration

Rochelle Sells Seashells by the Seashore

May 5, 2013


Well technically this is a lakeshore and not a seashore, and there were no seashells to be sold, but it was a beautiful way to spend an evening none the less. It’s been quiet on the blog for the past few weeks since I’ve been back and forth between New York and Vermont trying to wrap up some housing changes that will be taking place in the near future. I will elaborate more on those vague details at a later date, but until then, we’re trying to soak up every ounce of Vermont’s beauty while we still can.



I found this adorable little vintage dress at a thrift store while in New York and knew it had to come home with me. It’s not actually from the 1940’s, but it has a great 40’s vibe and is pretty much the quintessential summer dress! I’m in love.


And the shoes! These adorable wedge sneakers are also a thrift store find. With little obvious wear, and for only three dollars, I was certainly not passing them up. Since taking The Seamless Pledge in February it’s just been getting easier and easier to “thrift” or sew my own clothes. I may never buy store bought clothes ever again!



I’ve also vowed to participate in Me Made May but, with all the long road trips, I’ve been cheating a bit with how much “me made” I’ve worn. I missed out on the 1st completely (oops!), but did wear a handmade skirt on the 2nd, and have at least been wearing handmade headbands since then. Already this challenge has taught me that I need more solid colored separates in my wardrobe, and also a pair of handmade pajama pants. I’ve been living in PJs between painting, packing, and driving. Can you blame me really?



William took these photos of me at Red Rocks Park in Burlington. It’s not exactly a white sands kind of beach, but it’s so peaceful and so scenic that the lack of sand hardly matters. It must be so amazing to live on a lake.




Have you ever watched a sunset over the water? If  not, you need to remedy that immediately. Sunsets are good for the soul.


I also posted some little clips to Vine if you’d like to follow me. Moving pictures are a nice change from regular ol’ instagram don’t you think? I’ll try not to be a stranger in the coming weeks but, realistically, I won’t be back to blogging full time until the end of the month. Lucille can’t wait to have her own back yard again!


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  • Kelly

    You look great and the backdrop certainly can’t be improved upon. Good luck with your move, I hope it goes as smoothly as can be expected!

  • poppykettle

    Sunsets definitely are good for the soul. As are gorgeous pictures like the ones you have here :)

  • Becca

    Very cute little dress and adorable shoes! Lovely pictures, too. Both you and the scenery are beautiful!

  • gingermakes

    I agree with you– there’s something about watching a sunset that’s good for the soul. Sorta puts things into perspective. :)

    Love the outfit!

  • Ashley

    This is such a beautiful little dress, and looks so great on you. It fits the scenery perfectly, too :)

  • Meg the Grand

    The dress is simply stunning! The photos are so lovely – enjoy your trip :)

  • alicemcgiver

    Awwww these pictures are so dreamy!
    Great find the shoes and the dress! Lucky Rochelle!
    Courage for the “changes”!

  • Draped in Cloudlets

    Every detail of this look is so darling ♥

  • Stephanie

    That dress was an amazing find! Such gorgeous photos. I’m heading on holidays this week. I think watching the sunset over the water will be on my list of things to do :)

  • misscrayolacreepy

    How do you always find the coolest treasures?!?!

  • ShanniLoves…

    Beautiful pictures!! Makes me wish I was camping out by a lake!!

  • Sean MacKenzie

    Ohmygoodness, this dress is so Anne Shirley!!!! I adore it to pieces.

  • Emily

    The shoreline of Lake Champlain is a great place to take pictures. Some friends of mine have a place in Panton, although they will be moving across the lake soon. There is a little boat launch/park were we go sometimes.

  • stgilbert

    Oh, my, Rochelle! You are a perfect picture in that dress! When I saw the first photo, I thought you looked as though you walked right out of Boardwalk Empire! What a great find and your shoes are so cute!

  • sallie

    beautiful dress, and beautiful setting! I think sunsets over the water are some of the best things you can do for yourself! Good luck with your move… if you’re moving!

  • kazzthespazz

    Aw look at you, you gorgeous thing you… and that sunset is stunning.

  • Amanda

    Such a beautiful sunset and I am loving your frock and shoes- awesome find!

  • Mezmerina

    Lovely lovely lovely. The water is so serene! Just like you. Good luck on your travels. It is annoying being in limbo but sounds like once you are settled things will be super duper :)

  • Debi

    Beautiful views!! Water and sunsets are good for the soul! Good luck with the move!!

  • Jessica Cangiano

    This serene setting is so immensely lovely – it’s the sort of place I could close my eyes and daydream about for hours on end. These photos (and your charming outfit) are nothing short of gorgeous as well.

    ♥ Jessica

  • Tasha @ By gum, by golly!

    Oh, such gorgeous photos! You look right at home in that outfit in that spot, too. It’s beautiful there. And I love the wedges and the dress, great finds! That collar is awesome.

  • the Garment Farmer

    Beautiful photos–looks very peaceful. Darling dress, what a great find!

  • Bec

    Gorgeous dress, loving the shoes too.. Very pretty shots:)

  • maddie

    Wow what an awesome view. You’re right! At least you’re making an effort for MMM – in my book, that’s all that counts!

  • nova

    I find a short moving picture captures the way something looks a lot easier than one still.