I check modcloth everyday.

I’m looking for the perfect winter coat, but have not yet found one. The excitement of new items listed each day, and sometimes more than once a day, keeps me going back. Today I found this darling collection of clothes. It’s right up my alley and I thought I’d share it for those of you who agree with me. The old-fashioned school girl look { it probably has a more technical name that I don’t know about} really appeals to me……..not sure why. Maybe it’s just the nostalgia of watching Anne of Green Gables and reading lovely old books by Louisa May Alcott. Maybe it’s the fact that my sisters and I played “Boarding School” a lot when we were younger, or maybe I just get swept away too easily with new fashion crazes. But if you love this look like I do, then enjoy!

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This is my favorite from the collection. I may try to recreate it. But at this moment it seems easier to buy it………we’ll see if it’s still there when I have the $$$$.

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When I went to the Magic Show in Vegas last month, I noticed a lot of rain boots in the Platform {footwear} section. Most them sported cute, colorful, floral motifs and were lined in some kind of faux sherpa. I fell in love. And started thinking that this type of shoe would be a perfect {and adorable} investment for the coming winter. I’ve heard that this year is supposed to have even more “muchness” than last……….and maybe it’s just me, but I thought last year was BAD. With the kind of winters we’ve been having here, a nice, tall pair of waterproof boots wouldn’t be so bad. Not to mention if they were lined in some kind of cozy warmness. 🙂 So I began to scour the internet for the perfect pair. I had some trouble at first, but finally found this great site: http://www.womensboots.com/
Following are some of my favorite pairs…… the ones I’m considering come my next paycheck. Or maybe the one after that. 😉 Since my recent shopping trip, I believe the next paycheck is already spoken for.

Cute, but simple. Probably at the bottom of my list.

This pair is currently toward the top of my list. I love the colors, design and especially the sweater cuff. 🙂

Again, cute, but probably too simple. I like the top pair better……

Such a fun, Japanese-ish print! I could imagine wearing these. If only they had a sweater cuff.

Okay, it’s between the sweater cuff, this {darling} pair and the cityscape boots.

Boot liner. This is a great idea because most of the boots listed here and anywhere I could find, were NOT lined in something warm, as they were at Platform. These look wonderful. But I haven’t quite figured out if they will work with all boots, or only this specific brand. :/
Which pair would you choose? Feedback anyone? 😀

Since temporarily closing my Etsy shoppe, I’ve been busy working on new inventory. Here is a preview of what will be hitting my shoppe later on this month (hopefully).

When I came across this adorable necklace last week, I thought, “Wow, that’s neat!” I had been in the mood to try wearing a necktie because I think they’re adorable and interest-sparking fashion accessories……..but I hadn’t quite decided whether one would look (or feel) right on me. So this seemed like the perfect compromise; fashion forward and boyish, yet with a feminine touch.

{So I shamelessly copied}

I really love the way this fabric looks with the skirt I just finished making (more on that later……) and I was trying to find a way to incorporate it into the finished outfit…………..this was the perfect solution. 😀 I have another fabric that would look great with the skirt, too. Maybe another necktie necklace is is order.

A photo of the back because I think it looks cool. 😉

Cute Little Dresses That I’d Like to Wear
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This is one of my favorites, even though I’m not usually a big fan of the nautical style.

This one would be easy enough to make……….

I have a thing for pencil dresses right now. *sigh*

Old fashioned, dressy-dress that reminds me of my Grandma. I like it. 🙂

Perfection. There’s nothing else to say.

This week I chose Necessityisthemother as my featured Etsian. This shop has been one of my favorites since I first started on Etsy. Every garment is made from second hand fabrics, and most feature some adorable/unique detailing. Arielle (beautiful name, too) is also being featured on Etsy’s home page today, so be sure to check out her interview here!

“Sweet Anarchy Dress”
My all-time favorite…………just look at those darling details!!!!

“Spring Dream Pinafore”

“Purple Wink Pinafore”
Cute, cute, cute!

“Night Bloom Pinafore”

“In My Pocket Skirt”

“Good Cook Pinafore”