Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Autumn Leaves (Miss Fortune UK)


Anyone else really off-kilter when it comes to the calendar? I am aware that it's the second week of November but I'm speaking about December events as if it's right around the corner. It may be because we had our annual Friendsgiving this past weekend and it made it feel as though Thanksgiving was already on our heels, but the last few months have been equally as all over the place in my head.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Sea Salt Caramel Truffle Blondies


I hope you're still enjoying fall treats because I've got more coming! These blondies aren't fall-themed in flavor, necessarily, but throw some spoopy eye candies into the mix and - BOOM! - you've got a Halloween dessert with minimal effort!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A Letter to My Lost Baby (Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month)


There is something very different I want to share today and it doesn't involve delicious cookies or a new outfit. It isn't an easy story to share but it is important to share it. My little peanuts, I want to talk about Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and help open up a very needed discussion for women everywhere. Did you know that 1 in 4 women will lose a baby during pregnancy, delivery, or infancy? Well, I am the 1 in 4.

I debated for weeks about whether or not I'd share my story on the blog at all and make it public but I recently joined a support group to navigate through this experience and we had a conversation about giving our losses a purpose and breaking down barriers around miscarriages in honor of the babies we lost. We talked about how we have all involuntarily become warriors for pregnancy and infant loss and how it has sort of become our mission to talk about our lost babies and hopefully bring this insanely common nightmare to the surface and show others that it is OKAY to talk about it. It is OKAY to feel things about it. It is OKAY to share your experiences. It is NOT something we have to hide. Because miscarriages (and infant loss) are way more common than you think and yet no one knows it because we are all made to feel as though we shouldn't talk about it. So when I saw that October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, I decided to share after all.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Something Witchy This Way Comes... (Lindy Bop)


I've been meaning to expand my fall/Halloween wardrobe ever since we moved in June and I realized how nice my Christmas/winter collection had become and how wimpy my spooky attire was. Sure, Christmas and winter is my favorite time of year, but I also love Halloween time and love everything spoopy!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Pumpkin Donuts with Chocolate Espresso Ganache


Now that I started rocking some spoopy outfits, I am in full fall mode. If I am being honest, though, I was in fall mode weeks and weeks ago. What can I say? It makes me happy to wake up on chilly mornings and see the leaves starting to change.


I was starting to give into my pumpkin cravings when I was invited to join the Tollhouse Tribe. Perfect timing! I was itching to make some pumpkin donuts! Everyone recognizes Nestle Tollhouse - their chocolate chips are THE morsel for all things scrumptious. I'm willing to bet that when you whip up a batch of cookies, you turn to Nestle morsels.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Spooky Kitty (Andrea Makes Things)


It's September 18th - too soon for spooky attire? You know what? Don't answer that. Rhetorical question. It's NEVER too soon for spooky attire!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Creamsicle (Hearts & Found)


Holy crap, it's September! Where did the summer go? Wow, that was a fast one! I figured this is the perfect time to share the second Hearts & Found dress I ordered for my birthday earlier this summer as it totally gives off some school teacher vibes with the gingham and pussy bow collar and we all know the kiddos (and their teachers) are back to school now!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mousse (Vegan)


Hold the phone - is this a recipe post? Why, yes it is! I promise I do still bake. I've just slacked off big time this year with the whole "sharing recipes on the blog" concept. In fact, it was MARCH when I last shared a muffin recipe. Yikes!


There was a time where I shared one or two recipes a MONTH on this blog. What happened? Oh man, who even knows anymore? Weekends get busy and I have less time to create yummy things for you, I suppose.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Party Animals (Hearts & Found)


I am very anti-birthday and would so rather skip over my birthday and celebrate someone else's than have eyes on me or have anyone make a fuss. That being said, I don't mind splurging on a birthday present to myself every year.


What? I'm not a monster!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Oh, Caterina (Collectif)


There are only a few events in the year that I get excited about - Christmas is first and foremost, followed by the illusive Brimfield Show that comes around just 3 times a year, and, last but not least, Collectif's big end of season sales.


I mean, I am sure there are more to be added to that list but whenever I see Collectif announce the start of their 50% off EVERYTHING sale (which typically happens at the end of summer and end of winter), I get giddy with excitement.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Case of the Time Traveling Skirt


This summer has had a bit of a theme with items of clothing finding their way back into my wardrobe and I am A-OK with that!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

What's Sara Reading? Supper Club by Lara Williams


If you feed a starving woman, what will she grow into?


That is the overarching theme of Supper Club by Lara Williams. I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of this novel recently in exchange for my thoughts on the book. It was an exciting opportunity, especially since I've been trying to keep up with sharing book reviews on this blog this past spring. Have I been successful in that? Maybe somewhat, kind of...

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

We All Scream For... (Custom Playsuit by Button Button)


...ICE CREAM! 



Yeah, you're seeing things properly - I am an ice cream cone of delight and whimsy from head to toe! This incredible two-piece playsuit was created for me by the amazingly talented Miss Clara Button of Button, Button for my fifteen minutes of fame in the Darling Dames Pinup Pageant at this year's Viva East weekender in Boxborough, MA.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Viva East 2019)


WOW. Just WOW. I don't even know if this post will be coherent or will be anything other than me gushing over all the amazing ladies I got to meet last weekend at the Viva East Rockabilly Weekender 2019.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Mine Again (Bernie Dexter)


This dress used to be mine. Then it wasn't. And now it is again! Yep, this is another tale of a dress worn years ago when I was a size small then sold when it no longer fit. If you missed my earlier blog post about the importance of body positivity and how buying a dress in a larger size MEANS NOTHING WHATSOEVER, catch it here.


I snagged this on the Buy/Sell/Trade groups recently (even though I have not bought a single dress since April due to the whole buying-a-house thing we're doing) because it was one of my favorites, but also because it was my FIRST vintage repro dress.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Disconnected (Getaway House Boston)


Since March, Cody has been in boot camp to prepare to test for his black belt in Krav Maga. That meant that on top of going to class 2-3 times a week, he also went to a 3 hour boot camp every Friday night, coming home exhausted and drenched in sweat. He had 2 pre-tests this spring and then on June 1, he had his final official black belt test, which lasted over 4 hours and was the most physically and challenging afternoon he has ever conquered. It was challenging to watch as well! Especially the final hour when I knew he was having trouble with his muscles cramping up on him.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Spoonful of Sugar (Anthropologie)


Full disclosure: these photos are not recent! But it seems as though my spending ban has caught up to me and well, I just don't have anything left in queue to share! If all goes well, Cody and I close on our new house at the end of this month so as you can imagine, we're trying not to touch our wallets if we can avoid it for the next few weeks!


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Shift of Summer (My Bubbie's Shift Dress)


Growing up, I always wanted my parents' and grandparents' clothes. The problem was no one ever kept anything! I had a handful of some old band t-shirts from my dad's teenage years but my mother kept nearly nothing from her teenage years.


It is because of this that I struggle to get rid of clothes myself - what if my future daughter wants them? Well, let's hope she wants clothes styled like the 50s and 60s and not the 2010s because I don't dress to the time at all!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

In My Happy Place (Happy Place Popup in Boston)


Now that it's getting warmer (though it is doing so very, very, VERY slowly), I can't wait to start taking more day trips and adventures with Cody and our friends. As you may recall from previous posts, we are always down to check out something funky with my girl, Jen, and her husband, Dave.


When I heard that Happy Place was coming to Boston this month, I immediately texted them to see if they'd want to check it out with me. If you've never heard of Happy Place, here's some more information on the fun pop up experience, according to their website.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

What's Sara Reading? Forget About It


What are friends for if not buying dresses from each other?


When my boo, Anna, recently decided to sell some of her previously loved Bernie Dexter dresses, I knew she'd probably be getting rid of at least one or two that I am missing from my collection. Lo and behold, she shared her green gingham Kelly dress as one getting the boot and I decided to take it off her hands.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Prom Season (Styling My Prom Dress from 2005)


2005 feels genuinely like a lifetime ago. Does 14 years count as a lifetime? It sure feels like it does! And in honor of it being so long ago and in honor of Prom Season 2019, I decided to pull on the ol' prom dress and style it for the blog!


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Autumn Spice & Everything Nice (Tatyana)


Snagging a dress during a sale is just about the most satisfying thing a gal can do - at least, in my book it is! As you may recall, I recently snagged a couple things from Modern Millie's during their Spring Shopping party and took advantage of their fun 20% coupon code.


Modern Millie already had this adorable Tatyana number for a steal of a price ($68) but with 20% off? DROOL WORTHY!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Tally, Ho! (LindyBop)


April showers are wrapping up next week, which means it's time for May flowers and hopefully some beautiful spring weather!


When it comes to pretty spring dresses, I knew I could rely on Lindy Bop to brighten up my wardrobe for warmer weather. So when the opportunity arose for a spring themed collaboration, I jumped at the chance to add this lovely Tally Day dress in the blue daisy print.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Allison, My Aim is True (Heart of Haute)


I have been feeling less and less inclined to reach for the big fluffy petticoats these days. I don't know if my style is simply evolving away from them or I am just in an anti-petticoat phase, but I have been looking for more lovelies that have a less full skirt and can accommodate one of my less crazy petticoats (such as my Zooey Malco Modes, which is not as voluminous as the Samantha) or is shorter in length and doesn't need a petticoat at all.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The BIG Celebration: A Night at the Races


As some of you may know, I have been a Big Sister with Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS) for the last year. It has been a wonderful opportunity to mentor my Little every week (in reality, we get to hang out for an hour, chat, and do fun stuff like make slime or paint/draw) and see her grow and develop.


This past weekend, BBBS held their annual BIG Celebration fundraiser and all their Bigs (mentors) were invited! I never turn down an invitation to get dressed up so I immediately grabbed tickets for Cody and me and planned our outfits.