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A “Quick to Knit” Cardigan

Now that Rhinebeck has come and gone, it seems like I am long overdue showing you what I made with my yarn from last Rhinebeck! I actually finished it last winter (when these photos were taken) but kept putting off blogging about it. Last year I had much less of a plan going in, and managed to…

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: Alice

As promised another outfit with shoe review today.  These are my second purchase from the Royal Vintage Shoes fall collection, the Alice cutout oxfords in Nutmeg. I was on the fence about ordering these, because suede is a little harder to maintain than smooth leather and I don’t wear brown a ton, but I had…

Put a Bird on it!

I have for you today my other Easter outfit.  Yes, as a church musician I had the opportunity and obligation to attend Easter services twice!  For the Saturday night vigil service I opted for slightly more toned-down color scheme, but an equally impressive hat. This hat was another repair project… the birds had both gotten rather…

I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter…

It’s not every day a girl finds a unicorn.  Since I first started collecting vintage, a 1940s novelty print rayon dress has been pretty high up there on my wishlist.  You can find one, it seems, in any color, shape, size, or theme… if you’re willing to spend enough money.  And therein lay the problem: …

Week 49.2: A Trip to the Train Museum!

One of my aunts was in town for business this week, so naturally my parents planned a meet-up for lunch, dinner, and a trip to the Train Museum in between.  I (fortunately!) didn’t have work on Monday, so Doug and I were able to go play, too.  I don’t think I’ve been to the museum…