Stripes and Chevron (+ Ralph Lauren Oxford Shirts)

The chevron peplum skirt (in this post) that SewPetiteGal made me last year tops my list of all-time favorites regardless of how I rate my possessions. There is just something very special about a piece made to specification. As much as I would love to wear this skirt every other day, I wear it sparingly for fear I might spill…

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Daisies

I got a preview of warmer days ahead last week in the form of an irregularly temperate 70-degrees streak before the forecast took a turn for the rainy and drab. I finally got to re-wear my DIY felt flower embellished top (modeled after this J. Crew collection beauty) and even received a few casual “cute top!” comments from strangers who…

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Green Lace Skirt

I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve such kindness from everyone but this holiday season I received some extremely beautiful gifts and thoughts from blog friends.  One of these gifts is from the endlessly talented SewPetiteGal. Back in January I unexpectedly received a package from her which I tore open immediately and found two beautiful garments – the lace…

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Year In Review : Favorite Purchases of 2012

I bought a lot of things in the last year. Too much, perhaps. I have a few regrets (undecided if it’s enough for a post) but am happy with most of my purchases. Here are ten of my favorite purchases from this year. They don’t necessarily get worn the most or are the most expensive, but I would without any…

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SewPetiteGal Peplum Skirts (in Mint Chevron and Map of the World)

SewPetiteGal is a blogger I’ve always admired and envied. I am handicapped when it comes to sewing so I really look up to people who alter and make their own clothes. Imagine my glee when, on her maternity leave, SPG decided to expand her Etsy store to accommodate growing demand for her custom work. At the time when SPG’s peplum…

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