Dress Form Outfit #9

I’ve been wishing for summer for the past couple of weeks, however, the groundhog saw his shadow (again) this year. So I paired this cute black sleeveless summer dress with a black corduroy jacket from the Gap. The dress’ label says “twenty one” and has very pretty floral detail on either side of the v-neck.

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Lent: A Season of Sacrifice and Soul-Searching

Lent started today, on Ash Wednesday, and officially ends on Holy Thursday (if you’re Catholic) or on the eve of Easter Sunday. Many religions observe this season of reflection, sacrifice, pentance, and fasting. This morning of Ash Wednesday, I’ve been reflecting on what I plan to (1) give up, and (2) take up. I figure if I’m going to give up something “bad” for me that I’ll take up something “good” to replace the bad thing that’s gone. Last year for Lent, I gave up Diet Cokes (although I am totally back on the bottle now) and gossip magazine sites, and I took […]

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Dress Form Outfit #8

I bought this Juicy Couture sundress at a thirft store in Key West, Florida, several years ago. I paired it with an Ann Taylor denim jacket and a brown Nine West belt (with a cool silver buckle)! This outfit will definitely be worn when it gets a wee bit warmer in my neck of the woods!

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Dress Form Outfit #7

This blue silk jersey dress is by James Perse. It is the dress I purchased at a thrift store in Chicago last year! I mentioned finding this fabulous dress in a previous post! It is a low v-neck dress, and I usually wear a tank top underneath. This time I paired it with a silky soft scarf.

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More Material Than I Can Shake A Stick At

I went to my Grandma Howard’s house this past weekend and spent about two hours going through her fabric closet. It’s no “Mood Designer Fabric” store, but it’s more material than I can shake a stick at. And get this – I don’t even own a sewing machine! Although I left quite a bit of material and fabric scraps behind, I hauled away a large black garbage bag full of potential skirts, vests, wrap dresses, tops, pillow case covers, etc. The possibilities are endless, if only I had a sewing machine. Grandma Howard even offered to give me her old sewing machine, as did […]

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