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A Big Announcement!

*drum roll please!* Big news today!

My dear friend Kate asked me to join her blog design business, Scathingly Brilliant Blog Design! Together, we can offer design support for both Blogger and WordPress. Kate will continue to handle the Blogger designs as she has been, and I’ll be designing WordPress layouts as an added feature! And blog design isn’t all we can do – check out the full range of design options (everything from illustrated portraits to Etsy banners) on the splendid site Kate developed here.

(And hey, isn’t that header up there beyond incredible? Kate created it. She’s a seriously talented gal!)

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Posh Frock Friday

Skirt suit: Vintage from LoLa Vintage

Lace scarf: borrowed from my mom, tied in a make-shift snood

Shoes: Aris Allen

I went dancing tonight! For the first time ever! It was loads of fun, even though I knew absolutely nothing when my brother and I walked in the door. Happily for me, my brother has been dancing for a year, so he helped me along when I messed up.

Those fabulous Aris Allen shoes are special suede soled ballroom dancing shoes. Very comfortable and secure for dancing, but can’t be worn around regularly or the soles are ruined. I was thrilled to find the Aris Allen brand (thanks so much to Andi for the tip!) because they are the only dancing shoe company out there with reproduction designs. If a vintage girl is taking up dancing, there is no reason for her to suffer with yucky modern looking shoes!

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Posh Frock Sunday

Here I am, late for Posh Frock Friday once again. Oh well, better late than never!

Hooded sweater: Anthropologie

Turtleneck: Target

Skirt: Handmade by me! It’s faux suede, sewn from this vintage pattern

Tights: Target

Wedge boots: Audrey Wedges from Topshop – these wedges have been the happiest purchase for me this winter. They allow me to wear skirts when we have 4″ of snow on the ground – which is almost always!

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Posh Frock Friday!

Today I’m playing along with Kate’s new event: Posh Frock Fridays. Here’s the idea: we all get dolled up in our prettiest duds (just because we can) and while we’re at it, we snap a photo to show. Behold, my entry!

Dress: sewn by me!

Cropped jacket: inherited from my grandmother

Faux-fur scarf: vintage from gwenevere24

Faux-fur hat: vintage from Sadie ‘n Stella

Shoes: Emily’s Closet

Bracelet and earrings: Burlington Coat Factory

Nailpolish: China Rouge from China Glaze

Advantageous mask: vintage travel stationery from a local antique shop

Fun fact about this outfit: This is what I wore when I presented my senior project to the faculty several weeks ago. It made the whole experience feel like a Noir adventure!

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