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    When in California

    Hello all, It’s been ages, I know. The awkward thing is- I have no epic excuse for not blogging lately. I’m just a horrible couch potato, of the most unproductive varieties. So here we go. Recently, I had the privilege to go to California for a bit to drop off my little sister at college. Having never been out there, I had very mixed opinions already in place. The scenery was gorgeous. San Francisco and Pier 39 were beautiful, and there were mountains everywhere. I made a few observations while I was there which I would like to share with all of you fine individuals: No humidity works wonders for…

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    All About Ducks

      Hello all, I know you all must have a lot of questions. What is she looking at? What kind of pose is that anyway? Where did they find ducks? Or rather, where did the ducks find them? I know, I know. I’ll get to all of that.  But first let me give you the back story. I have a wonderful friend who has excellent fashion tastes. She ordered this dress from Tamar Landau, a perfectly lovely brand. Please check it out at www.tamarlandau.com For some reason, she decided the pattern wasn’t something she wanted to try to carry off, even though I insisted she totally could. She bequeathed it…

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    “It’s a Dud, I Guess”

    Hello all! First off, kudos to all of you who recognized that quote just now. For everyone else, please check out the original cartoon edition of “Charlotte’s Web”. It’s been giving children the wrong idea about spiders and bacon for many years now. I, for one, respected spiders for the longest time until I discovered that they don’t sing, much less make friends with other animals. Very disheartening. As Jo’s sister, one would think I would make better decisions than I do, especially those pertaining to fashion, but atlas- I’ve made some very foul fashion choices indeed. This whole post is about the duds that have made their way into…

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    “A Time to Rend, and a Time to Sew”

    Hello all, You might be wondering why in the world I chose that title, but the only other Bible verse that had the word “sew” in it was Ezekiel 13:18 which says, “…Thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes….” When I get into the story behind this outfit/dress, you’ll understand why I didn’t pick that verse as the title. Typically, I don’t sew anyway; but I certainly don’t plan on sewing any pillows to my armholes so you don’t have to worry about seeing that blog post float across your screen anytime soon. I do love Ecclesiastes though, so I’m already excited…

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    Bless You, Van Heusen

        Hello all, It’s been a minute since I’ve posted, so I figured I should let you all know I’m still alive. Actually, I’m surprised I’m still here and kicking after the most unfortunate bout of food poisoning I had this past week. Lesson learned- don’t eat re-heated clam strips. It sounded like a good idea at the time, but my stomach is still holding a grudge. Anyway, I hope everyone had a wonderful week and even better weekend. I know this won’t sound weird to anyone else except Jo, but these photos were actually taken by my younger brother. I begged him for some quick photos, and we were…

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    Cute as a Button

      Hello all, Jo gave a fabulous review last week of the Spencer Dress by Cleo Madison, so now it’s my turn. If you didn’t read Jo’s review (though you really should) and don’t know what Cleo Madison is, it is an online boutique for modest clothing. Jo and I picked this dress out over a Starbucks date, and I’m so glad that we ended up with the Spencer Dress. Now, I’m going to be completely honest on this post so please fasten your seat belt. *Drum Roll* I love this dress. I admit- I was wary at first, but I think the main reason for that was that it…

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    Scarf Week

    Hello all, Occasionally, I like to plan out my weeks according to themes. I’ve had all natural week, bun week, winged eyeliner week, no shower week….. Just kidding about the last one. This past week, it was scarf week which meant I had to dig around in my closet for forty-five minutes before discovering my bag of scarves. They smelled like month-old sour cream and onion chips, but they’ve been marinating in dust for several months, so I guess I should have expected that. I know there’s only four photos, but that’s because my fifth scarf (I think it was Tuesday’s edition) was a significant let-down. Actually, I just forgot…

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    The Stripe-ah-die Dress

    Hello all, I think one of my favorite days was the fateful Saturday that Jo bestowed upon me this striped wonder-dress similar. Is it really that amazing, you might be asking. Have you seen the pockets?? It’s black and white stripes. It has pockets. It doesn’t require a jacket or undershirt or thirty slips. It’s effortless. Saturdays are a mix and match of activities and outcomes. The only guarantee is this- that I will be sweating. Again, this dress is so epic because it’s the perfect material. I did have to iron it, but that’s all my fault. I hung it up in the corner of my closet where all…

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    The “Little” Black Dress

    Hello All, Obviously, LBD’s get a bad rep, but I finally found one that isn’t inappropriate or boring. AND this one kind of has a waist. I also stole it from my little sister for the weekend, but that’s just a minor detail. It’s such a rarity for me to find a dress that fits so I took advantage of her being away for the week. My typical dress shopping usually ends with the following kinds of dresses: The “Just Too Short” – The stretchy ones get me the worst! I’m easily fooled when they’re hanging on the rack, but once they’re on, the depression sets in. I can pull…

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    Hot Wings Sunday

    Hello All, I hope everyone had a wonderful Sunday. You may be curious about the title, but I have no excuse. We were having a promotion for our bus ministry, and I was so thankful that I chose this color because there was a lot of hot sauce floating around today, and I didn’t have to worry about getting any dumped on me. I have to admit- I strutted about with the smuggest of smiles. So below is the outfit of the day. Take a good look, but not too close because you’ll notice the widow’s peak my bangs formed. They can be quite disappointing at times.   You might…