Posts tagged outfits

Eat Your Veggies dress

Anyone hungry for some vegetables? I am! This is another Emery by Christine Haynes, the bodice of which as you know has basically become my bodice block! This one has my usual modification of kimono sleeves, paired with a square neckline. I love square necklines and for this version I… read more »

An outfit post that mostly was not

Last week we went out to dinner with our friend Jen, who was in town before heading back to Wales. (Emma had gone back a few days earlier…. you may recall me mentioning Jen and Emma both meeting us in Dublin.) I asked if Mel would take some outfit photos… read more »

Tropical Breeze dress

For my first sewing project once home from Ireland, I was in the mood to do a dress with a slightly different bodice. Something kind of easy breezy, loose-fitting for summer. So I whipped this up, and named it the Tropical Breeze dress. And I think it fits the bill!… read more »

My finished Sew for Victory dress

Sew for Victory, the 1940s-themed sew-along challenge that Rochelle is running for the second year, has been going strong! And I’m finished up with my project. (Speaking of which, did you see Rochelle’s adorable Tula Pink meets Wearing History blouse yesterday??) A couple of weeks ago you got to see… read more »

Stripes and denim

I think I say this a lot, but I feel like I don’t do enough outfits posts around here that aren’t just me-made reveals. What do think–would you like to see more? (Admittedly some might just be seeing me-made items accessorized in different manners.) Well whether you would or would… read more »

Retrolite love! A Classic Hardware jewelry review

I have an affinity for costume jewelry. And while my tastes can vary, I often tend to lean towards the plastics. The colorful, bold baubles of Bakelite, celluloid, and all manner of vintage and retro plastics in-between. Such fun! I had the immense pleasure of being sent a few such… read more »

Finished projects for a fabulous weekend

Last weekend I traveled to the Washington, D.C. area to visit my mom and step-dad, for my mom’s birthday. You may already know this part from her blog post, or various Instagram and Facebook shenanigans, but I also got to hang out with none other than Rochelle from Lucky Lucille,… read more »

Shades of orange, turquoise and a new watch

On Sunday, we attended a lovely brunch for Mel’s uncle’s 75th birthday. It was held in a gorgeous historic building… and of course we took no photos. In my defense, we got a ride and I didn’t want to hold up my sister-in-law’s family while we stood there taking photos.… read more »

Ever After outfit: A Shabby Apple dress review

Recently I was tickled to be contacted by Shabby Apple to see if I’d like to review one of their dresses. Adorable retro dresses? Yes, please! Shabby Apple has lots of cute dress and skirts in their vintage clothing section. Their styles are influenced by eras gone by, with a… read more »

A week in the Northwoods

Hello everyone, we’re back from our adventures in northern Wisconsin! For the week, we rented a little vacation cottage in the woods far north in the state, about a 6 – 7 hour drive away. It was the perfect time, just after Labor Day when the masses were leaving and… read more »

Gingham, lace & denim: one foot in summer, one in fall

One thing that I don’t think I do enough around these parts is outfit posts. Would you agree? Would you like to see more? A few weeks ago we had a nice cool spell, which actually made it feel like fall was on its way. And so I started ditching… read more »

Wearing bold prints and bright colors this summer

This summer, I’ve found I would much rather be wearing separates than a dress. And bold, beautifully colored ones are really catching my eye. I have several patterned separates that need coordinating solid pieces to put together outfits rather than wardrobe orphans. So I’m trying to fill in where I… read more »

New spectacles

No, it’s not vacation photos yet. Soon, I promise! Now you may recall sometime in May, I mentioned that I got new eyeglasses. A few astute readers noticed I was wearing them in my last post. And if you follow me on Instagram, they’re not new to you at all,… read more »

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas pullover time

December marks the month I whip out all of my winter-themed pullovers. What can I say, I just have a thing for them. They naturally make a great casual outfit with trousers or jeans, but it can be hard to dress them up, which I like to do from time… read more »

Fall day trip

Last weekend, it was so warm that we decided to get in a small road trip to Wisconsin. It’s one of our favorite things to do, and this year with buying the house and settling in and everything that comes with that we’ve had very little opportunities to do it.… read more »

An autumnal outfit

One thing I have been downright terrible about this year is outfit posts. I really need to be better, in part because it gives me an excuse to wear something on days I don’t otherwise have a reason to force me out of casual jeans and a sweater. So here… read more »

Carry on

If you’ve been a regular to my blog for some time, you may have noticed I’ve done very little outfit-related posts this year. I admit it, I’ve had some style ennui. Seeing as this blog revolves around style in a lot of ways (though I’ve never considered myself a “fashion… read more »

Coral on my mind {and my lips}

Hello everyone! I’ve been obsessed with the color coral for quite some time. I think since last spring! I got a gift certificate to Sephora for my birthday, and I decided to splurge on a lipstick I’d been wanting to try for awhile. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté in Rose… read more »

In blues & plaids outfits {and post-haircut}

Thursday evening, I got a haircut, as you know. I went for a shorter version of pretty much my usual, so basically a short middy. I had a long talk with my stylist about how I’d style a curl fluff on top, and she cut my hair so that I… read more »

Checkered birthday outfit

Happy 35th birthday to me! Here’s to my first outfit post in our new yard. I’m so excited to have an outdoor space now. It was a rather cold and miserable day (as often happens to us April birthday babies), so lots of wool was in order. Unfortunately you can’t… read more »