Saturday, May 26, 2018

Francesca's Shopping List

Friday, May 25, 2018

Library Foxes

Soooo, it's the end of the day, you know, the time I rarely do photos because I'm tired and it shows.  Also, I've been at work all day, so I'm not feeling my most fabulous, but I do love this dress and I'm wearing it a new way.  This time I've added tights and a cardi since it was particularly breezy and cool today.  It's handmade by yours truly and those heavily pleated sleeves made it a labor of love.  I'm stopping by the library because I'm on the hunt for a particular book called French Women Don't Get Facelifts by Mireille Guiliano. I browsed her previous book French Women Don't Get Fat years ago and enjoyed some of the advice she had to offer.  In a few weeks I'll be posting some thoughts on this book and just on life and culture in general.  If that's not your bag, feel free to skip over it.  I'll be back with more outfit pics the day after that.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sea Breezes

Wearing my Audrey Sea Side dress again today.  I just adore this color!  And the cut makes it the perfect summer dress.  Today, I paired it with a butter yellow cardi since I have no fields of buttercups to wander through.

 Shopping Info:
Audrey Sea Side Dress from
Fervour Cardi from ModCloth
Blue Heels are old

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wear the Garden

Love a good garden party?  Me too!  I like it even better when I get to be the hostess.  Yes, we have tea and delicate cookies, cakes and sandwiches, and it doesn't happen nearly enough.  I originally bought this dress, whose name escapes me, as a Christmas party dress, but with a pastel cardi, I think I'm ready for whatever fancy gathering this season has to throw at me.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Asos Shopping List

Monday, May 21, 2018

You're a Doll

Well, since I'm probably never going to get that Russian doll dress by Eva Franco, I've settled for this darling Russian doll print sundress by Tatyana.  It was an Ebay find and rather inexpensive, but it was in need of a thorough laundering and ironing.  Oh well, still cute and close enough for me to finally let go of Eva's version.  I might have mentioned that I saw it on Ebay recently.  It was two sizes too big and after five or six years of being worn by someone it was still priced at over $200 and it sold!  I give up.  That's just crazy.  I think I'll stick with this little cutie.  It's already gotten me tons of compliments.
Shop the look:
Russian Doll Dress by Tatyana
Mint Flats from ModCloth

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Shopping List for Eshakti


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Confectioner's Dream Dress

Another beauty off the shelf.  It's all part of my efforts to save money and to keep wearing my classic dresses rather than seeing them shoved to the back of the closet to make way for new things.  It's been a while since I've worn this one, but this dear little dress will always be a favorite of mine.  It has it all:  pale pinkness, lace, a peter pan collar, a fitted waist, and a full skirt.

Shop the Look:
Confectioner's Dream Dress from ModCloth

Friday, May 18, 2018

Among the Buttercups

Another beautiful morning in the hills....

Shop the Look:
Fabulous Fit and Flare Dress w/Pockets in Coral from ModCloth

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Wild Blossoms

    I admit a little jealousy crept in this spring when I drove by all those city homes with yards and lanes covered in snowy pink blossoming trees.  My jealousy was short lived however, it just took my shy little mountain top trees a couple of weeks longer to appear.  Puffs of pink and white dotted the mountainside and I was ready to open all the windows and be outside again.
    One particular morning I was off to work in my handmade map skirt from a couple of years ago when I was still new at sewing, and decided to snap a few pics with the pink puffs.  Every now and then I see this skirt in stock at various shops, but I had to make my own and if you're interested, you can probably still find this fabric around.  Take a look at my original post about this skirt for all the sewing info.
    While my spring fever lasted, I decided to would be the perfect time to reread Heidi and snap a pic of my copy's uber cute jacket design.  This story never gets old for me or my girls.  we always like to revisit our favorites much like my favorite fashions.

Shop Similar Skirts:
Charming Cotton Skirt With Pockets in Maps and Lively Vibe Cotton A-Line Skirt in Dino Maps from ModCloth
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