11 PM | 02 Apr

Back with a BANG!

bb   Hi friends! It feels like EONS since I last wrote a blog post.  Lots of exciting happenings over the last year, but the most notable (and relevant) is that I started working as the Library Director for my town library three months ago.  My passion for literature is right up there with my passion for creating and I feel like events have finally converged to settle me into the place where I belong :) What does this mean for ConstantlyAlice?  Lots of great things, actually!  It will allow me more time to create for my shop, and I will have access to unlimited sources of inspiration.  (Incidentally, these books are excellent resources for guiding you to use your library to inspire your work..)




You can find them here and here. Over the next few months, there will be several new items coming to the shop including:

  • Quilted tote bags
  • Dewey Decimal Stamped Jewelry
  • Accessories inspired by literary heroines
  • Nature inspired jewelry (feathers, wooden cut outs, leather)
  • Hats, head wraps and headbands
  • And hand sewn clothing created with vintage patterns and personally designed patterns with a retro feel
  • More vintage items including jewelry, housewares and accessories.

You will also find that the website has had a fancy update!  Go take a look at ConstantlyAlice.com. Finally, I will continue to blog here about style, vintage, and my creative process, but you will also find me reviewing books (formerly “The Reading Corner” here on the blog) over at The Bohemian Bluestocking.  It’s a work in progress, but stop on by next month for my first review! Hugs and Smooches, D

02 PM | 26 Aug

School Supplies: An Outfit Post

School Supplies

I am totally addicted to school supplies. This time of year, when all the stores are carrying notebooks, pens and glue sticks at rock bottom prices, I buy them in bulk. I have no idea why..although they do end up getting used during the year.

I also take my daughter’s clothes shopping. While I typically avoid the mall for myself, and usually prefer vintage, I can’t pass up a good deal! Today’s outfit was purchased entirely on excursions with my daughter to her favorite stores :)

Hugs and Smooches, D

02 PM | 21 Aug

ConstantlyAlice Fall Cleanout!

ConstantlyAlice Fall Cleanout

It’s time to make room for more new items! Head on over to our ebay shop where the bidding on our lovely clearance items will be starting at $.99 (and for those of you who prefer to “buy it now” that option will also be available at sale prices :))

It’s a great way to start stocking up for those holiday gifts..

(..yeah..I said it…sorry ;))

ConstantlyAlice Fall Cleanout

Hugs and Smooches, D

02 PM | 14 Aug

A Beautiful Mess 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge: Nearing the End!

I’m not gonna lie, friends. I am SO sick of my face at this point.

This challenge has certainly been testing my ability to find different ways of looking at myself. I know a lot of people who have done challenges like this one talk about how they discover a new appreciation of their features, a new way of seeing themselves. Not I, dear ones. I’m really just very tired of myself. I have noticed that as I near the end of the challenge, the pictures I take resemble me less and less. I prefer to turn my camera outward ;)

That all being said, here are a few of the images from the last few weeks!

A Beautiful Mess 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge

A Beautiful Mess 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge

A Beautiful Mess 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge

A Beautiful Mess 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge

A Beautiful Mess 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge

A Beautiful Mess 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge

A Beautiful Mess 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge

A Beautiful Mess 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge

A Beautiful Mess 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge

A Beautiful Mess 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge

If I had to pick one that was most like “Me”, I would have to select this last one. Silly, slightly self mocking duck faces with my girls <3 A Beautiful Mess 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge

If you’d like to follow along to the very end, you can find me on instagram at @constantly_alice.

Hugs and Smooches, D

03 PM | 13 Aug

Welcome our (little) sister, Connie & Allie!

Connie & Allie

ConstantlyAlice has a little sister!

My daughters, Shannon and Riley, have helped out with ConstantlyAlice for the last year or so. They have GREAT ideas and wonderful style.

Shannon helps out modeling with ConstantlyAlice, but Ry is a wee bit too young for our demographic..enter Connie & Allie :)

Our new line will carry items for the under 10 crowd. It will have the same mission as ConstantlyAlice, to offer whimsical, unique vintage and handcrafted pieces. Some of the things we will carry are retro style clothing for girls, gift items, purses and bags, jewelry and accessories and a line of Connie & Allie dolls.

Here are a few of the kinds of things you can expect to see!

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Ry is very excited to be our model..here she is practicing some of her poses ;)

Connie & Allie

Hugs and Smooches, D

PS..Have you checked out Whimsy, our new magazine, yet? You can find it here!

03 PM | 12 Aug

The first edition of Whimsy magazine is here..and it’s free!

Whimsy Magazine

I’ve been working on a little surprise for you all over the last few months. ConstantlyAlice now has it’s own magazine!

It’s called Whimsy and it features DIY, Blogging tips and lots of Etsy love :) My wish is to keep expanding it to include as many artists, creatives and crafty folks as I possibly can and to use it to promote wonderful vintage and handcrafted Etsy items.

..and the best part..the first issue is free :)

You can find it here.

If you would like to collaborate or advertise with us in the future, please contact me through the site. I’d love to work with you!

I hope you enjoy it!

Hugs and Smooches, D

01 PM | 25 Jul

Watercolor: An Outfit Post

Watercolor: An Outfit Post

Surprise!  An outfit post :)  It’s not so brutally hot today, so I’ve taken a small break from my outfit post sabbatical to share these nifty leggings with you..(I also have them in different shades of pink).  I love them so :)

Hugs and Smooches,


08 PM | 23 Jul

A Survey About YOU! (Getting to know youuuuu!)

Hello darlings!

I love being able to share with you all..but sometimes, it can certainly feel like I push the “publish” button and send things out into the ether. I would love to be able to get to know you all a little better so we could all be friends ;)

Sooo..I have created this survey. It will help me to learn a little more about you, and a little more about what I can do here on the blog and in the shop to make things as interesting and fun as possible!

Would you please take a minute or two to complete it? I would really appreciate it!

In the interest of full disclosure, here are my answers to the questions ;)

First Name – Danielle Gender – I’m a gal.. Favorite Hobbies – Sewing, Knitting, Crochet Favorite TV Shows/Movies – Dr. Who, Once Upon a Time, Practical Magic, All About Eve, Funny Face Favorite Books and Magazines – Bust Magazine, Mollie Makes, Cloth, Chocolat, Anything by Jane Austen Favorite Blogs and Social Media Sites – I love A Beautiful Mess, Vixen Vintage and Chronically Vintage (among so many others!) My preference is to use Facebook and Pinterest for social media. Favorite Thing to Do When Not Working – I work a lot..I work a full time job at a music school and operate ConstantlyAlice when I’m not there. So working IS one of my favorite things to do ;) But when I’m not working, I’m always with my family <3 Now it's your turn! Be sure to scroll through all the questions and just click "Done" when you're finished!

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Many thanks xo!

Hugs and Smooches, D