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Now We Are Eight

It’s kind of outrageous, but I’ve apparently been writing this blog for eight years as of Friday!  Sure, it’s changed purposes once and changed hosting twice, but I’ve been attempting to care for and feed a blog fairly regularly since 2010. 1940swinter

A Shoe Review: Aspen

Hello! It’s me, I’m back with another shoe review! I got the Aspen boots from Royal Vintage Shoes at the same time as my other purchases, but the fall weather wasn’t really motivating me to wear them. But when we went to visit my granddad in Wisconsin for Thanksgiving, I figured they’d be the perfect…

Chocolate Mint

It’s no secret that one of my favorite flavor combinations is chocolate and mint.  When my husband’s cousins were in town to visit, they invited us go with them to the locally famous Langham’s Chocolate Buffet, and I knew I had to come up with an appropriately chocolate-themed ensemble. 1940sfalllifemake do and mendsewingwinter

Rhinebeck 2018

There comes a time in the fall when a knitter’s mind turns to thoughts of Rhinebeck.  The New York Sheep & Wool Festival is one of those fiber-crafts events that I had read about for almost as long as I’ve been knitting, but never thought I’d attend since it was on the other side of the…

Sequins, Novelty Print, and a Cape, oh my!

Sometimes, you need a fancy dress.  Sometimes you need that dress to be fancy enough to go out for dinner and a show but not quite so fancy that you can’t wear it all day. Sometimes, you accidentally purchase just such a dress because you underestimated its fanciness from the listing photos. 1940sfallfancy dudslifenovelty prints

A Shoe Review: Greta in Green

Continuing with last week’s theme of writing about shoes, but in a slightly more timely manner, I’ve got another shoe review for you all today! Royal Vintage Shoes‘ fall “Spice It Up!” collection has just arrived, and since I had pre-ordered my top picks, a big box-o-shoes arrived on my doorstep a little over a…

I Quit

Those of you who have been following along here for a while may know that one of the many (metaphorical) hats I wear is “professional musician”. Since college, I’ve held an assortment of part-time jobs as a paid church choir member. The choirs have varied in size and skill level, but for almost 10 years…

A Dress-cue Project

I still have to grab pictures of my dress from last weekend’s sewing retreat, but since we’re on the sewing subject, I thought it would be a good time to share a dress rescue project from earlier this summer. I found this dress at Modern Millie (as usual) and although it was pretty something was…

The Roaring Twenties Lawn Party

On Friday morning, I (aided and abetted by my husband) made a very last minute decision to attend the Roaring Twenties Lawn Party at the Crane Estate. There was just one problem – I generally dress in 40s and 50s styles and had nothing to wear. My husband picked up the tickets online, and I…

Armpit Gussets

Continuing our non-chronological trek through my photo backlog, today’s outfit features a bit of a mending trick. You see, I bought this dress from FabGabs when she was having a bit of a clearance sale and although the dress fit like a glove, there was no way that my arms were going to fit in…