Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Yes, We Can!

My great grandmother was about as sassy and classy as a lady could get in the war years.  When she met my grandfather, she dropped out of nursing school, hopped on the back of his motorcycle and headed to California.  While there she was a waitress at an upscale place and her best customers were Laurel and Hardy (Hardy was the better tipper according to her), and when the US entered the war, my great grandmother got a job working in an airplane factory as a Rosie the Riveter.  For years I had a denim jumpsuit that she owned and probably wore during that time.  It was so adorable.  But over time it's gotten lost like so many other things in all my moving from place to place.  I used to wear her jumpsuit when I was a teenager.  I'd play dress-up around my house with it since it was terribly out of fashion back then.  Yes, I continued to play dress up well into my teens, then I took a brief break to go to college and start a family and now I'm back to dressing up.  Well, it just so happens that denim jumpsuits have come back around as so many great fashions do, and I managed to get my hands on one.  I haven't considered my figure to be suitable for something like this and I sort of tried it on as a joke, but the minute I spun around and looked in the mirror, I remembered my dear granny, whom I am so privileged to have known, and decided to keep and wear this little gem whenever I think of her.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Summer Surf Shopping at SheIn

SheIn has some really great vintage and nautical themed summer items, so here are a few of my favorite picks:

Crayfish Print Polka Dot Tee $14


Contrast Collar Ruffle Hem Shirt And Flare Skirt Set $24


Animal Print Polka Dot Halter Dress $24


Mixed Print Contrast Collar And Cuff Shirt $15


Button Accent Color Block Circle Skirt $17


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Summer Sundress

Another of my latest picks from The Other Sparrows.  I loved this floral sundress, but it sold out.  I was over the moon to see it as one of this spring's restocks.  This is my first purchase of this style of sundress from TOS.  The straps are not adjustable, so I did have to alter them a little, but other than that, I love the length and the fit.

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May Peony Floral Sundress from TOS
CoolWay Sneakers from ThredUP
Necklace from ModCloth

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Blueberry Bike Ride

Oh.  My.  Gingham!  This beautiful navy gingham dress in the Megan cut has just become my favorite Karina Dress yet!  I love the sleeves and the neckline and you know how much I love gingham already, but in this classic navy blue it's even better.  This dress is so comfortable too and it comes out of the package without a single wrinkle, so I don't need to iron.  It was absolutely perfect for this lovely cool morning bike ride down the lane to my house.  Next stop:  Picnic in the park.
Shopping Info:
Megan Dress in Navy and White Gingham from Karinadresses.com
Orange Sandals from ModCloth

Friday, June 15, 2018

Out for a Stroll--Parisienne Style

I've finally found the perfect tee to go with this skirt!  I almost sold this skirt because it had sat in my closet without being worn for too long, but at the last minute I couldn't part with it.  I'm glad I held onto it, because this cute and inexpensive tee is exactly what I've been waiting for.

Shop the Look:
Rolled Cuff Basic Tee from SheIn
A Date With Paris Midi Skirt from ChicWish

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Pink Gingham

Love pink gingham?  Me too!  And I think it says hello summer even better than red.  So, to celebrate summer and this lovely checkered color combo, here are a few pinky-pie picks:



Tie Shoulder Knot Front Gingham Dress $16


Check and Chic Cropped Top and Skirt Set $69.90


Bandeau Gingham Bikini Set $14



Off Shoulder Single Breasted Top $6.59 from Romwe




Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Be Bold

I heard somewhere recently that pastels for springtime were a thing of the past.  Now the trend is bold colors and stripes.  Ok, I'm game for changing things up a little, but I'm not getting rid of my pastels. 
Shop the Look:
Boho Casual Stripe Dress from SheIn
The Zest is History Heels from ModCloth

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Embroidery's Best

I love Mexican wedding dresses and all embroidered cotton things and the best news is that I've found one of my old favorites is back!  So without further ado, a few cotton embroidery dresses to lighten up your summer:

Embroidery Elbow Sleeve Keyhole Blouse $18


SHEIN Lace Up Back Embroidery Smock Dress $16


Flower Embroidered Fold Pleat Back Crinkle Top $16


SHEIN Embroidered Yoke Buttoned Keyhole Frill Sleeve Smock Top $14


Monday, June 11, 2018

A Slice of Summer

I'm so glad to be able to bring this skirt out and wear it again.  That's really what I'm looking for in clothes--a healthy long term relationship. 

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Similar Watermelon Skirt at ChicWish $29.90
Era Thing You Got T Strap Heel
Black Blouse

Sunday, June 10, 2018

New from ChicWish

A few pretty picks from ChicWish:

Exuberant Meadow Watercolor Printed Midi Skirt $36


Swoon Over You Layered Off-Shoulder Dress in Purple $62


Horizontal Lines in Navy Sea Printed Midi Skirt $36


So Glamorous Off-Shoulder Dress in Blue Stripe $62


Sunflower Blossom Watercolor Chiffon Maxi Slip Dress $65


Perky Plaid Bowknot Cami Dress $59


Saturday, June 9, 2018

ModCloth Flash Sale!

Summer’s heating up and so are the deals! Head on over to ModCloth for a sizzling 1-day sale. On June 10th, they’re offering 20% off select summer styles! Stock up on breezy sundresses, cute tops, accessories, & more! No promo code required!

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