Toile Spill

Toile Spill

I have noticed an uptick of styles offered in toile (pronounced: twall) fabric. This inspired me to research the pattern. Toile is the {typically} blue illustrations on white or off-white background. From Fabric Museum (www.fabricmuseum.org): Toiles -- printed fabrics of historical or pastoral scenes -- are once again popular in home decorating, just as they [...]

Frock Star

Frock Star

Did anyone else catch this particular Lilly Pulitzer dress showing up on their Instagram feed on more than one lady's Easter post? No doubt it is a great dress, so great in fact, that I purchased the Goop version of the style just last year and when the collection went on markdown. Luckily the general public's aversion [...]

Velvet Score

Velvet Score

A few years ago, J.Crew's tall assortment put this year's to shame. It did not help that the collections from 2008 to 2013 were chock full with my favorite styles, fabrics, and colors: hacking jackets, tipped blazers, tweed sets, matchstick pants in 36 inch inseams...herringbone, madras, seersucker, corduroy...acid brights, pastels, jewel tones. I stand by [...]

Chain Sequence

Chain Sequence

Y'all know how I love a good secondhand find. Especially when you can find something that is nearly a decade old, not only are people not wearing it anymore (or even remembering it) but it also is consistent with ethical fashion guidelines. Purchasing something secondhand gives the garment a longer lifespan. As we are set [...]

Shopping Moratorium 2018 | 242/123

My resistance to shopping in August was consistent with that of July, in that I did not have the discipline that I did during June. Glass half full, at least from a sustainability perspective: I mostly shopped secondhand at eBay and Thredup. tee shirt dress Remember when I bought this dress in a size too [...]