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.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April Showers... (Collectif x Modern Millie's)


Like many Collectif pieces, I spotted this Demira dress and fell madly in love with it. I bookmarked it and waited because when it comes to Collectif, I try so badly to wait until either the end of summer or end of winter. Why? Because they always have their 50% off everything sale at the end of those seasons and even though it's risky, I try to only buy during their sales so I can get more for my money.


It's hard when things I adore are sold out by then (it happens from time to time) but it usually works out to my advantage and I walk away with some great scores and a restock of my wardrobe for the following season.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Coming Up Roses (Lindy Bop)


Despite the current mania that is the world (let's not even get me started on that), I am feeling the spring fever and was delighted when Lindy Bop reached out about collaborating for the upcoming season again. Have you seen some of the new pretties on their site recently? It was SO hard to choose one thing to feature today.


Ultimately, I chose this Shannon Rose Plaid Check Midi Dress for a few reasons. For one thing, I am ALWAYS down to add another long sleeve dress to my wardrobe to keep me going on cooler days. Bonus points if the sleeves are comfortable and the dress isn't restrictive.