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    Learning to Let Go

    A few days ago, I was feeling especially sad about my weight gain. You see, I had just finally come to terms with the fact that my absolute favorite vintage coat was never going to fit again, and I had listed it for sale. This coat was one I had kept in my closet for six years. I had found it before ever having kids, on one of our first day trips as a married couple. Not only was it nostalgic, it was everything I had ever wanted in a coat. Plaid, princess cut, hooded, basically perfect. But my body has changed and it was time to let go of…

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    Comfortable Vintage Clothing || Simplicity Dress-Ups

    This dress has the cutest label. It is called a “Simplicity Dress-Up” and I wish I could find more out about the label! So far all my google searches only bring up dress patterns. Regardless, it’s a beautiful dress and is in absolutely pristine vintage condition! I am wondering if it was handmade and the label was included with the pattern, as I have heard they used to do that. While I was trying to style this dress today, I was stumped. I had a hat I thought would match the pink stripes perfectly, but when I tried it on, it just didn’t work. Neither did my pink brooch and…

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    A Short History of Lane Bryant

    My friend Laci Fay sent me this vintage Lane Bryant dress. It belonged to one of three sisters who owned a house together and never got rid of anything. Each sister had a different level, and each sister was a different size. We don’t know much about them, but the thought is fascinating! After their deaths, someone bought the house sight unseen and there was so much that even after the estate sale a massive amount of things were left. And, because the people who bought it are unfamiliar with vintage, they were just going to throw away the clothes. They had no idea these things were precious! Because they let…

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    An Honest Talk about Weight

    If anyone needs a little warning that this post contains some honest body image talk, here it is. I talk about my weight gains and surrounding factors and some struggles I have with weight. I understand completely if you simply scroll on past and only look at the pictures! This year has been hard. I don’t think anyone would disagree, it’s been a rough year emotionally, physically, mentally, and medically for so many people. And to be honest, sometimes I feel as though my problems and emotions are really small in the grand scheme of things. I am healthy. My family is healthy. Covid-19 has really only impacted us financially,…

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    All Dressed Up with Nowhere to Go || Pandemic Style

    Lately, I have been feeling like a blob. You see, I thought that the Pandemic had  not really affected us much — what, with me being a stay-at-home mom, us having shared a single car for almost our entire 8 years or marriage, already being used to having the kids home 24/7 (so homeschooling this year isn’t a big deal), and just generally being a homebody. I thought… Covid really didn’t change much about my life. Right? I stay home all the time anyway, right? But there are little things that have changed. In the last eleven months I’ve only been thrifting maybe 4 times. In the last eleven months…