tara-lynn and i internet bonded over a mutual love for the life magazine archives. she manages to find the most incredible gems over there all the time which she shares, amongst other nice things, on her blog stay fancy free (this recent one of students in paris in 1961 is just one example that sent me into a tizzy.) she is also a talented knitter, selling handmade pieces over at her shop yarn over movement – the cambridge cowl is my favourite.

things i like right now by tara-lynn of stay fancy free & yarn over movement

  1. knitting out of doors: after being a complete hermit & isolating myself to knitting infront of the computer, i am happy to be knitting in the sun again.
  2. life archive: i spend a lot of lost time being sucked into the life archive, particularly scouring for vintage ballet photos, sadly i think i’m finding less of these lately.
  3. women of the left bank, paris 1900-1940, by shari benstock: this book is one of my favorite thrift book finds & it has everything i obsess about.
  4. Montreal: i fell hard for Montreal, & i really miss my friend izzy, so her blog gives me a Montreal fix.
  5. orange lipstick: first it was red coral lipstick i loved & now i favor just straight out orange lipstick, it might be hard to wear, but who cares when your lips look like a popsicle.
  6. leather camera straps: it’s such a pain always dragging out your camera from your bag, & it isn’t exactly subtle for candid shots either.
  7. high-waisted panties: who can resist hannah’s bum in these vintage inspired knickers from her shop the loved one, & for myself i have to say i feel ok eating lots of chocolate in these flattering undies.
  8. preppy as the new rebellion: i think its really taken a turn in that boys in preppy attire is my kind of rebel, & girls for that matter too, like buttoned up collars.
  9. white walls: in any place i’ve moved, i’ve always painted over those white walls, but now it’s all i want ( sure, white hard wood floors too!)
  10. masterpiece theatre: its my weakness, period dramas, particularly when it involves wonderful costumes & shaking up the class structure, recent favorites on masterpiece theatre includes downton abbey. my favorite characters included the female rebels lady sybil crawley, the youngest daughter & politically inclined, along with the red-headed maid gwen, who wants to be more.
  11. art inconnu: whats not to like, the blog describes itself: “Collected here are works by artists who are forgotten, under appreciated, or little known, as well as news, reviews and ephemera from the corners of art history. Works of startling quality can be found beyond the big names in the visual arts, whether it is just one exceptional work, an area of an artists oeuvre, or an entire career worth re-examining.”
  12. carol kane: she looks like she stepped right out of a aubrey beardsley drawing.
  13. girls on bikes: i haven’t been on a bike in over a decade, i’m really missing out.
  14. least-wanted: sometimes bonnie jean is my facebook profile pic


  1. Wow so many links to check out. I’m certainly a fan of all the vintage Life images you find. Off to check these out. Have a lovely one lady

  2. Thanks for featuring Tara Lynn, I’m visiting from her blog (I’m a huge fan of her vintage photos and her knits). I’ll be back, have a great weekend!

  3. just leaving a note to say: I’m really glad I found your website. Love the features as well:)
    – J

  4. another lovely list! i’m glad i’m not the only one that’s anti-colored walls. right now, i’m reverting back to white too. bright + beautiful.

  5. AHH! I love the look of your blog! So simple and perfect and cute.

    But anyyyway, I’m glad I stumbled here for the first time. Loving all of the things i like right now features, this one is very cute.

    I’m a white wall type girl right now, too.


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