Tuesday, May 8, 2012

      My mother has always wanted to go to this antique show in Brimfield, Massachusetts! So, mommy and I decided to trek 9 hours to the little town - and we were super excited for the show, and all the treasures we were about to find. Tons of celebrities, buyers, clothing companies (and bloggers!) come down to Brimfield to see the show! Brimfield sells antique EVERYTHING - jewelry, clothes, furniture, posters... you name it! I was mainly looking for small tchotchkes, costume jewelry, vintage clothes, and some accessories for my place.

An R for... Rachspeed

"If you love Rachspeed, raise your hands!!!!" .... and... I'm a nerd.

 There were tons of nifty things to see and buy in the tents, and original treasures you really can't find anywhere else. I'm a terrible bargainer so I ended up paying the marked price a lot... but improved throughout the day.

Jacket, TNA - Leggings, Lululemon - Beanie,  H&M - Boots, Target - Backpack, Zumiez

      It was really rainy later into the day, and I'm happy my mother bought me these last minute rainboots from Target in this fun chevron pattern (after we realized we forgot a pair at home). I like to call them my "Optical Illision" boots. 

      OOOOH and the foood. As a self-proclaimed food junkie, I tried several of the booths there. I saw online last week that there was a mac and cheese booth, and that ultimately was the changing factor that made me want to come to Brimfield. 

      I am going to go to Boston for the rest of the week and will do a complete post on everything I take home from this trip once I'm back! Brimfield was ultimately successful and will possibly make a second appearance there tomorrow. 

Bel Ami, Online!

If you have been following me for the last couple of years, you would know that I am an intern at Bel Ami, a hair accessories company which specializes in school headbands and bridal/special occasion pieces. I have absolutely loved seeing the company change and grow over the years, and become what it is today!

A lot of you have asked me where you can buy Bel Ami headbands, and now you can finally shop online! Introducing.... ! This is great for those headband-lovers, where Toronto is a bit of a journey to pick up one of these dazzling pieces - now you can buy them and have them shipped right to your front door!

Here are some of my current favorites... (Photos courtesy of Bel Ami)

"Lavinia" headband

"Kaili" Brooch

I always loved the elegance Bel Ami pieces have, and a bit of vintage flair. Although these pieces are mainly used for weddings, I think that they go far beyond that and are perfect for any special occasion. I love that now, you are able to easily purchase these at the comfort of your own home. 

Unrelated, but had to.... 

Bel Ami also makes QUEEN's headbands! (Not available online, but can be purchased at the tricolour outlet at Queen's University)

Definitely will be sporting one of these for homecoming ;)

xoxo Rach