me-made may: hap birf to me!

Yesterday I turned 22! (Before you ask: I loathe the Taylor Swift song of the same name, and all those who have sent it to me have been taken out back and made examples of. You’ve been warned.) My family makes a Big Deal about birthdays. I’m an only child, so there were only three…

me-made may: strawberries in the sun

You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to share these! I made this dress over a month ago, and it’s been in heavy rotation since. I’m delighted with every aspect of how it came out – but, due to the stipulations of my latest project, I couldn’t talk about it until today. A…

hey red

So apparently, posting pictures out of order during changing seasons really shows. I took these almost two weeks ago, and the foliage has exploded since. Consider this a preview of my summer vintage look. I’m never sure how to not look like a slob in the hottest months, and this year will be extra challenging:…

me-made may: simplicity 65c

This dress was a fluke, a quirk, a stroke of luck. Whatever you want to call it, it was never meant to exist – but I’m really, really glad it does. A week or two ago, I bought a vintage copy of Simplicity 65c for $2 on Etsy. I didn’t realize until after receiving it…

junction jollies

No outfit today, but I finally got my White River Junction photos uploaded and edited! I took way too many.  I remember being a kid on vacation and bemoaning my mother stopping every few feet to snap away. It took me only two decades and change to turn into her – Josh put a moratorium…

me-modified may: red and grey

This outfit is my standard vintage fare: day dress, practical shoes, nothing fancy. I last blogged this dress less than a month ago, but that’s what staples are for. I wasn’t planning on taking pictures today, but I got antsy sitting at the bus stop and decided to noodle around with my camera. And I…

me-made may: medievalist

This dress feels marvelously medieval to me. Something about the square neck and the tapestry design. Like I said last time I blogged it, I feel like it could go straight from a Faire to a fifties fete with barely a change in accessories. Today I played up both aspects.  The scarf and glasses (new,…

berg & blossoms

I got this dress for $9 at my favorite local vintage store’s annual liquidation sale. The skirt was much slimmer than I usually prefer, so I’d planned to list it in my Etsy shop…and then I tried it on. I actually – perish the thought – really like it! Something about a straighter-cut silhouette seems…

me-made may: greening up!

I certainly dropped off the map for a while there, but I swear I had a good reason. It’s Me-Made May, you see! I wanted to debut my latest creation in my first post of the month, but this one was rather…more ambitious than the last. I’m super excited to celebrate my first Me-Made May….

choo choo

An alarming – or not so, depending on your opinion of humanity – number of people seem to believe that if you’re dressed old-timey in public, then you necessarily appreciate other old-timey aspects of life as well. Including but not limited to casual sexual harassment. I wore this outfit to brunch on Sunday morning in…

fellow traveler

There are three things in today’s hopper: Starting off, the first of several posts on my visit to the olde-timey paradise that is White River Junction, Vermont. Josh and I spent this past weekend there for our third (!) anniversary, and if it isn’t a vintage girl’s heaven? Then heaven doesn’t exist. More on that…

southern belle style | a call to writers!

It’s 36 degrees and – ugh – snowing today, so I’m sharing these photos I shot last week when the mercury was at least twice as high. Spring will shortly resume its regularly scheduled ascent, so I’m only a little grouchy, but still. Gross. But I’m feeling like a Kentucky Derby belle in this dress…