Sunday, July 13, 2014


                                                                Vintage Headband

I've been harboring an obsession with hair accessories for a while now. Any excuse to stick something in my hair and I'll take it (or at least think about it).  I've been collecting/making hair pieces for the past couple of years, but I don't wear them out a lot because of the effort in finding something to wear them with and the stares I know I'll get if I wear them. I decided to take a few  pictures of some of my favorite ones and share them on the blog.  Some of them I made and some of them I bought.  Perhaps one day I'll take more pictures of the others I have, but here are just a few ones for now!

Flower crown made by me

Ulyana Sergeenko inspired headband made by me - I was obsessed with those berry headbands when they came out, but I knew there was no way I was ever going to get my hands on one, so I DIYed it. I think it turned out pretty well. I was going to try to make more after I finished this one, but then I ran out of steam.

Vintage pink ostrich hat - an estate sale find I got a couple of weeks ago and previously in the possession of a very fancy lady.  I'm excited to for winter to come so I can wear it!

Sunday, July 6, 2014


 Dress and Headband: Vintage

Not much to say about these! I have been waiting for an excuse to wear this headband somewhere, but the occasion has not yet come around, so I just threw it on for these photos.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Melodramatic Prom

Dress: Vintage
Hair thing: made by me

Welp, it's been a while since I've posted on this blog. A lot has happened the past few months! I moved to an apartment at the beginning of the year, so a lot of time has been consumed by slowly moving stuff in and decorating on a budget.  Half a year later and I basically have everything set up, so one of these days I will do an apartment tour.  The biggest issue is that I'm living in internet exile, so I have to mooch it off of friends and family when I can! Right now I'm at my parents, so here I am!
Since I have a space of my own now, I can take more pictures indoors! That's more my style, because I really hate going out in public and doing it. I get so self-conscious! I didn't really expect much out of these shots, but it was fun to just put on a bunch of fancy dresses and wear silly hair pieces that would make me feel like I'm too overdone if I walked outside in them. Anyway, these are just a few I took.  I'll have more later!


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Shop Stuff

It's been a long time since I posted, but I guess that's my usual story.  Lately I've been working on a lot of stuff for my etsy shop, so I thought I'd do a post showing what I've been up to. I've been making mostly headbands and hair clips with vintage millinery flowers and glitter. Also, my velvet obsession has come into play, too! If I had to pick a theme for these items, I'd say it'd be Oktoberfest meets Swan Lake. Anyway, here are some pics! Shop link will be down below.

The Grey Owl Etsy Shop


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Before We Begin

Shirt: Vintage
Hair Clip: Self-made
Last summer, I decided I wanted to start wearing shorts after a ten year hiatus.  Shorts and I have a love-hate relationship. I love them because they keep me cool, but I hate them because I rarely find any that look good on me.  I like how high-waisted shorts look in the front, but the back makes me look like I have mom's butt. I find low rise anything to be an abomination, and anything in between just basically looks like I have a frontal wedgie. These shorts, however, are a rare exception.  They actually look good in the front and decent in the back, plus I love the light blue gingham pattern. The shirt is a vintage crop top I found for a steal a while ago, and the bag is a discounted purchase I found on ASOS, which has become my new favorite because it looks like my dog. 
Also, as a shameless plug, I recently started an etsy shop (different from is itsecretisitsafe), where I will be selling vintage clothing and upcycled vintage items.  I decided to create a different one from isitsecretisitsafe because vintage really doesn't fit with the shop's theme. I will update you all with the better finds and creations, but I'll try not to overdo it! Hopefully it won't get too confusing featuring multiple shops. Anyway, some of the things I've been working on are vintage scarves that I embroider with little rosebuds (pictures at the bottom) and vintage flower millinery reworked into fancy hair accessories like the one above.  It's a slow process taking pictures of everything and getting it up there, but I'm hoping it will be a little faster once I get the hang of it.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Strawberry Fields

 Dress: Vintage
Belt: Vintage
Purse: Vintage
Shoes: Ferragamo
Headband: Self-made

This outfit is one of my favorites right now because it's so summery. The belt has to be an all-time favorite. I found it for $10 at a vintage shop, and it was a littly dingy and yellow, but I put it in an oxiclean bath and it brightened right up. Unfortunately, the colors also bled a little because I put it in too warm of water.  Live and learn!

The headband is made from some ribbon I found at anthropologie around Christmas time, which I have been saving for special crafts.  All the flowers are vintage millinery I found on etsy.  I'm hoping to sell some vintage inspired millinery hair pieces like this one in my etsy shop in the future!

Not too much has been going on around these parts.  I'm already looking forward to fall, and in anticipation, I bought an awesome rust colored dress last weekend.  It's definitely gonna be a while before I can wear it, though! Is anyone else looking forward to fall, too?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Green Dream

Dress: Vintage
Bag: Vintage
Shoes: Vintage