Interior by Dorothy Parker

Her mind lives in a quiet room,
A narrow room, and tall,
With pretty lamps to quench the gloom
And mottoes on the wall.

There all the things are waxen neat
And set in decorous lines;
And there are posies, round and sweet,
And little, straightened vines.

Her mind lives tidily, apart
From cold and noise and pain,
And bolts the door against her heart,
Out wailing in the rain.

Making space for the small things

This past weekend, my lovely friend Kristin came over and did a little modeling for me so that I could have pictures to list some of my small and extra small items in The Fainting Goat’s Etsy shop. We had so much fun! I had forgotten how it feels to just be behind the camera for a day and not have to worry about how my own hair looks. I can’t wait to get these awesome pieces listed so that you smaller ladies can shop too! I’ll be adding pieces over the next few weeks, but in the meantime here are a few behind the scenes shots from the shoot. (I’ll think you’ll be able to tell how much fun we were having!)

The wind kept blowing the backdrop up. I love Kristin's " Wind, you best go home" look in this pic.

This outfit looked adorable on Kristin, but was SOOOO not her own personal style! I kept laughing whenever I looked at her!

She even made this Jersey Shore/Sopranos wedding dress look amazing!

The Dress Code

I think I briefly mentioned that I started a new job a few weeks ago. Now 4 days a week I get to dress up again for purposes other than taking pictures for you lovely folks (not that you’re not worth it). The good news is that I’ve worked in this office before, so everyone already knows me and appreciates my unique sense of style. ┬áIt’s a “professional” office environment, but the dress code is still pretty business casual. I definitely overdress everyday, but what can I say, I like clothes.

The bad news is that when I work, I work very long days. Tonight I got home just in time to snatch a few outfit pics before the sun went down… and before I poured myself a big glass of wine, kicked off my shoes, and chilled on my front porch for a while.

hand me downs & the best of friends

I have the most wonderful friend named Julie. She has the most amazing twins daughters that I love to visit. Next to her children, what I love most about Julie is her awesome sense of style. She wears the cutest little outfits. Up until recently, she also had a lovely little habit of buying vintage clothes without trying them on first. It pays to be close friends with someone relatively close to your size with this habit, i.e. lots of hand-me downs. Enter this dress.

I love this dress. I wore it for the first time today, but you can bet it will be a staple in my warm weather wardrobe. It and my other 50+ amazing sundresses. Oh, the choices…


Project ReStyle #7: Royal Blue Grecian Gown

I’m back in the ReStyling game! After a few weeks off, I thought it was about time to get back into the Project ReStyle gang and share a new project with you. I may have missed a few weeks there, but I have every intention of catching up and have 52 new projects before 2011 is over.

This week’s ReStyle is one of my restyled formal dresses that I made for the charity fashion show I participated in earlier this month. Originally, this dress was a shapeless, bland plus size gown that a church lady or grandma would wear. Now it’s a fun Grecian inspired gown that a plus size (or not so plus size) lady can wear on a hot night on the town!

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First, I removed all decorative buttons and baubles from the dress. I removed the original long sleeves and transformed them into robe gathered shoulder ties that drape elegantly on the backside for an extra bit of back arm coverage. I also separated the top layer of fabric up the back seam to better accommodate the overall flow. After adding a simple gold lame rope belt, the transformation was complete! Originally a size 30 dress, now even a size 6/8 like myself can rock this look!


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