I have two modcloth ensembles for you today! These would be so fun for a holiday party. 🙂 Enjoy!
Winter Wonderland Ensemble
Dress: Loved and Adorned Dress

Coat: So Sumptuous Coat

Accessories: Unending Angles Tights, Warm Reception Boot, Got It Braid Bag, Lots of Glove For You, and A Modern Fascinator

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Merry and Bright Ensemble

Dress:Down the Block Dress
Coat: Hit the Rose Coat
Accessories: Double Black Diamond Tights, The Eye-catching Heel, Purple Plumage Clutch, Lots of Luxe Gloves, and Fall Market Scarf

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Top: Present Moment top
Cardigan: Architectural Walking Tour Cardigan
Pants: Show Promoter Jeans
Accessories: Circle Scarf of Life, Head in the Stars Hat, Cold Snap Mittens
Shoes: Pefect Photo Op Flat

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Dresses: Friend Me Dress
I love this shirt dress! ModCloth does such a cool job of naming their clothing, giving you the feeling that you know JUST where and how to wear the piece before you even have it in your hands. They create a whole mood, which I’m really drawn to.
ModCloth quote:
“Do you know how many people will want to join your friend network when they get a taste of your amicable personality and super style, as highlighted by this off-white babydoll dress from French designer 2Two? Pretty much everyone! Your charm will shine resplendently through this frock’s freckled stripes, cuff-ready sleeves, cleverly piped front, and buttoned placket and collar. So, connect it with a vintage slip, thigh-high ribbed socks, and whiskey brown booties, and you’ll find your inbox brimming with friend requests”

I love the fabric on this one, as well as the rounded hem and little details.

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Tops: Every Way But Up Top
Very unique and sloppy chic!
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Bottoms: Here We Tango Skirt
This one is from yesterday, but I didn’t see it, so it’s going here. It’s a little over frilly for me, but would be cute with the right pairing.
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Shoes: Traipsing About Town Wedge
Just cool!
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Okay, it’s about time for another ModCloth Picks of the Day, right? So here they are!

Dresses: Ombre Skies Dress
There were several nice dresses to choose from today, but I picked this one because it’s cold out and I’m in the mood for a good sweater dress with cowl neck. 🙂

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Tops: Anything but Basic Cardigan
Again, there was some good competition in this category, but I love a basic cardigan, especially with those sleeves, ribbing, buttons and the soft, creamy color.

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Bottoms: Blizzard Conditions Shorts
I wouldn’t wear these, unless with some nice tights. And even then, I doubt I’d go for it. But they would look cute with the above cardigan.
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Shoes: Chuckoo Booties
Even if there were more than two pairs to choose from today, I would still pick these. Perfection.
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While I’m on the topic of shoes, I have been admiring these for a while and I found them again by clicking the designer link in the description for the above booties. Most of the shoes made by Seychelles are pretty cute. 🙂

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Happy December everyone! I can’t believe how quickly November has come and gone………whew! Some days I wish time would just slow down a bit.

For the Modcloth Picks of the Day………………….

Dresses: Full Steed Ahead Dress
There were some good contenders, such as Fallen in Love, Pointed Petal, Nothing Cuter than Pewter, and Plum-diddly-umptious…….but this is my favorite. Mostly because of the styling and unique skirt. I fall too easily for unique skirts. 😉 I find it interesting that so many new outfits incorporate horses of some kind into the fabrics…………I wonder what is prompting that?
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Tops: Favorite Quote Cardigan
Nouveau Noir Top almost won this round, but I am in a cardigan mood. 🙂 The print on this one really got me, too. I reminds me of a top that Casey Mcdonald wore in the opening credits of Life With Derek. Yes, I love that show. 😉
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Bottoms: Dear and Driven Skirt
Slim pickings in this category again…….but this is as good as it gets.
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Shoes: Flawless Taste Heel
Another immediate winner for me! *love*
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ModCloth Picks of the Day
Dresses: White Chocolate Truffle Dress
Sophisticated, beautiful, flowy, a neutral shade with pearl buttons and lots of pleats. What’s not to love?

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Tops: Blue in the Lace Top

This is one I’d like to try with one of my long sleeved tops. How cute and easy!?

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And because I think it would look great with my top pick, I will post my second favorite top of the day:

Hit the Hot Spots Cardigan

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Bottoms: Rows of Prose Romper

This would be cute for a day at the beach, or for just lounging around the house.

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Shoes: Wyoming Cutie Bootie

A bit too hiking boot for me, but still really cute!

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Alex’s Favorites {For Whatever Reason}

Cute design and nice colors. I normally look odd in blousey-topped dresses, but you never know until you try it on…..

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Just look at the fabric detail….. haha!……..cute and Japanese-ish. This would look cute with tall socks, a pair of brown boots and a sweater.

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This one is my favorite. I fell in love as soon as I laid eyes on it. But I get the feeling most people would find this to be a strange dress. Oh well. 😉

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Cute, comfy and simple. Love the idea of this sweater dress with some skinny jeans and flats. And you know I can’t resist the bow…… 😉

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This is the classiest dress out of the bunch. If I went out dancing {I don’t}, this would be the perfect dress for it.

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Okay, I admit it: School Marm / First Lady. Maybe I’m taking my vintage school look a little too seriously.

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Sleek and sophisticated. Not sure how this would look on, but the mannequin does it justice.

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Retro design. Love it.

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I’m still not sure about this one……….It might look cute with some tall brown boots and a sweater………..

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The End

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!

All photos are courtesy of Modcloth
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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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Good morning! Can you believe I’m back again already? hee hee.
I have decided to start a blog segment where you can find my top picks from Modcloth’s newest additions. I will throw in my Anthropologie picks, as well, whenever I find something new. To start, I will show my top picks for each catagory: dresses, tops, bottoms and shoes. Then I’ll show a selection of other favorites, showing off the elements that particularily appeal to me or inspire me to make one like it.
Here we go:
Modcloth
Dress:
Raspberry Fudge Dress
I love the combination of loose top and form-fitting skirt. The colors are sophisticated and comfortable, while the simple yet complicated folds and pleats add that needed bit of pizzaz.

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Top: Sweet Prophecies Cardigan

There was slim pickings in the tops catagory, so I chose the one that fit me best. Vintage + School girl + Office. Gotta love ruffles and lace running down the front of a cardigan. 🙂

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Bottoms: Culotte Factor Romper

Slim pickings in this catagory as well. I am not particularily fond of this romper, but it beat out the poor competition.

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Shoes: On A Whim Boot

Yesterday’s shoes were downright ugly, although I thought at first that the Color Odyssey Wedge was very promising. Then I clicked on it and WOW………ugly, plastic, rainbow heels DO NOT mix with pretty blue office shoes. So I had to go with the only shoes added so far today. They are pretty cute, just not spectacular.

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Now on to my personal favorites from the first few pages……..

Alex’s Top Picks {for whatever reason}

Delicately Dijon Dress

I love the color, the lace at the neckline, the fact that it’s made entirely from a mustard-hued lace {probably the stretch kind} but doesn’t look tacky, and the nice, simple lines of the dress itself. This would be a pretty easy one to make.

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Madame Speaker Dress

The colors are nice, it has simple lines and there are just a few interesting elements to make you look twice.

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The Sweeney Mod Romper

I’m not crazy about it being a romper, but I do love the top portion. I wish they sold it as a blouse instead.

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Idee Fixe Blouse

I love everything about this one! The muted pink, the ruffled “sleeves”, the lace and the band around the bottom. I could really use this in my wardrobe to pair with my suspender jeans or a sweater vest.

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Blue-ming Beauty Dress

I wouldn’t buy this one, because I’d have no place to wear it and I usually opt for straps. But just look how unique and beautiful it is!

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Ripple in Still Water Skirt

This skirt is probably my favorite piece out of the bunch. I have been in the mood for pencil skirts with interesting effects ever since I made my Circus Skirt back in June {or was it July?}. This one is so cool! Just wish it had a different base fabric like wool or something more traditional.

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Last but not least, I found these cute shoe clips on the sale page. I remember shoe clips from when I was little, but those were ugly gold or ruffly things that I clipped to my sunday shoes. These would be cute on my leather Hushpuppy flats. Very Schoolgirl. I’m sure you’re sick of that phrase by now. 😉

I may have to try these out……….

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I love Mod Cloth! And today I got this cute little photo in my email inbox.

This one was my favorite: I even like the name!
Sewing Class Dress



Happy Thursday! I’m off to the fair grounds as soon as I get off work; about half an hour. I can’t wait to see what prize(s) I may have won! Mom said there was a special call for me this morning………..that can only mean one thing!!!!
I’ll take lots of pictures and report back tomorrow. Ta-ta!

Happy Sunday everyone!!
To start the week off, here are a few of my favorite new ModCloth dresses:
“Whittard Dress”

“Tulip Show Dress”
(I can see myself wearing this to work: fashion statement!)

“The Joan Dress In Party”
(strange name? / pretty pencil shape)

“The Antiquities Dress”
(I love this style…….now if only I could find the top that I set aside to make one)
“Spot On Dress”
(Absolute perfection!)
This one deserves a close-up
“Pieces of You Dress”
“Picture Day Jumper”
(This one must have been made for me. I’d love to wear it with a tank top and cozy orange sweater — very autumn-y and cozy.)
“Papyrus Dress”
(I have a pattern almost exactly like this, but a bit longer. Cute.)
“Merle Moquer Dress”
[I want to wear this to work! One of the cutest I’ve seen for a while. :-)]

“Matilda Dress”
(This one, too!)

On a side note: I really want these slouchy boots!

The brand is bamboo………grey+slouchy+huge buttons+ankle boots+flat heel= perfection