Wednesday, July 22, 2020

What a Catch, Doheny (Unique Vintage)


Before we get started, did anyone catch the reference in the blog title? Here's a hint - I replaced "Donnie" with "Doheny." No? No one? Aw come on! Gotta find my mid-2000's emo appreciators out there somewhere...


I did a little birthday shopping a couple weeks ago (I feel like I have said this a few times already...perhaps I did A LOT of birthday shopping, oops!) and decided that instead of feeling bad about all my pretty dresses that certainly won't fit anymore (hello extra fluff! WeLcOmE tO mY LiFe!), I'd splurge on a few new ones that will! 

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

32 Looks Good On You (ft. Pastello Dresses)


Although I had originally hoped it would arrive for the second-best holiday of the year, National Donut Day (obviously, Christmas comes first), there have been so many shipping delays lately that it did not even come CLOSE. It was all A-OK, however! Instead, this adorable handmade dress from Pastello Dress on Etsy came just in time for my birthday weekend!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Hey There, Jemima (Collectif x ModCloth)


Sometimes ya just need a new, reliable, summery staple for the hot days when you can barely think let alone bother getting properly dressed. And boy do we get plenty of those every summer!


I try to make sure I have a few easy dresses I can pull on and be good to do with. Typically they're sleeveless cotton dresses, ones that don't take much effort (and even better if they don't require a bra!).

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

cRaZy CaT LaDy (Bernie Dexter)


This Crazy Cat Lady dress by Bernie Dexter was one of those dresses that pulled a switcheroo on me the more I saw it. When it was first released, I thought the collar and sleeves of this new style were adorable and the print was cute but wasn't sold on making sure it was added to my wardrobe.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Way Out West (British Retro)


It finally arrived! This gorgeous swing dress from British Retro that I ordered before all this COVID madness began finally made it to me! It was no one's fault, international shipping has been massively impacted by everything and it's arrival just took quite a bit longer than expected.


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

April 21, 2020



Little one, you were supposed to be born today but we are not welcoming you or meeting you and while I never got to hear your heart beating or feel you move within me, I felt you leave me and know you existed.

You never even got the chance.

Little one, you were supposed to be mine, supposed to grow and grow to emerge screaming, full of life in my arms.

I never even got the chance.

Little one, you'll never know how much you meant to me, how much you still mean to me, and how much you'll always mean to me even though we never met.

We never even got the chance.

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(A huge thank you to DJ Kerr for helping me get my idea onto paper in the form of the line drawing above to symbolize the life that was never given the chance)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Mellow Yellow (Unique Vintage)


Quick mid-month check in time - how's everyone doing? Things have been interesting on my end! I was furloughed from my job a couple weeks ago. I didn't expect that to happen but then boom, the CEO called for an urgent conference call and all 40 of the employees on it were told they were laid off "temporarily" until mid-May. I put that in quotes just because...well, I can't say I believe it to be true. I don't see this ending by mid-May or companies getting back their footing so soon. But I suppose we'll see what happens!


I won't lie - I am mostly A-OK with what happened. I was getting burnt out at work and hadn't taken much time off in a very long time so having forced time off is kind of a blessing. Sure, I am a bit worried about my job not resuming come May but I also have been making the most of this unexpected time off.