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    Lilac Hour

    This dress is one of the most delicate I own. Made of sheer lilac-print fabric, it’s a 1950’s full-skirt shirtwaist dream. When I first got it I wasn’t really sure how to style it. I don’t own much purple (this and one other dress, in fact) even though it used to be my favorite color, and the delicate colors are hard for me to coordinate. While I would love to wear some green shoes to match the greenery, and pair it with green gloves and a green hat, I don’t really have anything but the gloves. When I wore it before, I decided to wear my teal and white Ruby…

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    The Vintage Fashion Challenge

    Over on Instagram I’m participating in The Vintage Fashion Challenge. It’s a month-long challenge wherein each day has a specific “challenge” within a theme. The first week was “getting to know you” and each day was a different aspect of life to share. This week is color week! I especially love color week, as it sets me up to explore all the colors in my closet and perhaps wear things I don’t normally reach for. And while I’ve worn this skirt on the blog before, I haven’t really thought to pair it with this top, and in general I have found this top to be harder to style than I…

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    Dior’s New Look

    After organizing my closet by spring colors and packing away all of my woolen winter garb and fall shades, I’ve been far more inspired to get dressed every day. It’s no longer an overwhelming process of digging and digging for the right thing, or staring at my wintery clothes that were prevalent in the space while yearning for florals. Everything is out in the front and easy to look at. I wish I had packed my winter clothes away ages ago! Today’s outfit was directly inspired by a look from The Closet Historian. Specifically, the black jacket/pink skirt combo in this video. I have never been big on black and…

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    Finding Confidence in a Postpartum Body

    Lately, I have not been feeling like myself. I’m struggling with third-kid postpartum body image, having a diastasis recti that I’m working to slowly heal while also being 60lbs heavier than I’m used to, and getting dressed and having to wear stuff that is nursing and kid friendly gets overwhelming. My hair is in that weird middle ground where it’s not long enough or short enough unless I style it so it’s up in a bun most days (and not a cute bun either) and my skin is doing that flare-up-with-acne thing it does whenever I stupidly try a new skincare routine. I’m just in a sweatpants rut. Or a…

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    Tim Burton’s Dumbo

    Last week, we went to see Tim Burton’s Dumbo, and of course I had to make a skirt for the occasion! I’ve had this vintage Walt Disney Dumbo sheet for about a year now, and was always a bit too afraid to cut into it. Since it was a twin sheet, I only had enough fabric for one go at making the perfect little skirt. Thankfully, as you can see, it all turned out well! I finally remembered to add pockets — something I often neglect when I make things — and it’s the first skirt I’ve made myself with a zipper. Usually, I put in buttons or, lazily, just close…