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Out with the Old │ In with the Outtakes │ End of Year

I am totally guilty. Of taking pictures and only putting the best ones out there. But, this is natural.   I mean, wouldn’t you do the same? This is what photo editors (real and the app-variety) are for, after all. Ugly faces, weird glances, crazy movements. None of those create a pleasant picture that anyone would want to see whether it's your personal Instagram page or the ads of Vogue. Unless you're being funny. In that case, it's most welcome. I take a lot of pictures. I mean hundreds if not thousands some weeks. Mostly for the clothing, I sell at my Etsy shop and sometimes for my Instagram page, or both at the same time. With the one good picture, trails a mile long of the hundreds of awful ones. And the blurry ones. And the ones where my eyes are closed. I want to show you the real me below, with photos I've taken this year. The pictures I chose not to print. What ended up on the cutting floor, like what editors do and what millions of people do when

Vintage Little Red Dress

Okay. So, in the fashion world, there's all this talk about the Little Black Dress (LBD.) Always. And how every woman needs to have one (or two or five) of these in their closet at all times. I would agree with this. One always needs a backup Little Black Dress. Or not so backup, center-of-attention LBD. But, every women needs the little red dress, too. The poor red dress gets little --to no-- attention. And really, it's a serious, legit go-to dress. You should consider wearing it far more often than you do. While you can wear black to nearly every event, here's a quiz you can go through when you you need to decide if red is more appropriate: It's Valentine's Day, red or black? Um, Obviously red. It's raining and cold out, need to wear something to a birthday party, red or black? Red. Liven up winter. You know you're going to run into your ex -- your ex best friend that is -- picking up the kids at school. What to wear? Red. She'll be seeing

The Vintage Cape

Cape Fear. That's what I have. Not that I fear capes, but that I will turn into a cape-loving lunatic. Ever owned one of these things? Yeah. They're nothing like any coat you've ever owned. No joke. About the second you put one on, a few things infilatrate your body and mind, and it goes something like this: 1. I think I might just look amazing in this, I mean ... 2. Is this what super heros feel like? 3 Because this cape has got me like, "Hi! Say hello to Super Girl," that also is a bombshell because 4. I also feel like a vintage movie girl, i.e. Bond meets Hitchcock, heroine. Wanna feel like a million bucks? Invest in a cape or capelet. Or both. Like the two I've listed here and just listed in my shop. You won't regret it. Vintage 60s Cape Vintage Capelet Vintage 60s Wool Blend Cape    Vintage Capelet

Vintage Holiday Dresses

This post should be titled: Why I need an add-on closet. Why? Because there are some days when I want to keep many-a vintage things I find. Or all of them. But, I don't have the room. Don't have the time. Nor the place to wear them. And much like Vanna White, I only wear my dresses once. Okay. So that last reason is completely not true. But, the vintage dresses I tend to find (or want) are always dressy -- which makes them that "one-time-only" kind of dresses. Take this holiday dress. I fit both it and I have no place to wear them. Going to Starbucks in them could happen. But, to say I was overdressed would be such a gross understatement. Barista: "Wow, that dress is awesome. Where are you going?" Me: "I have to return some socks to Target." Barista: "Oh." Such a disappointing scenario. So, what's a girl to do? For me, I take pics to sell the dress at my shop on Etsy (which is awesome on so many levels) and then