Styling a long sleeved smock dress

Smock dress? Trapeze dress? Swing dress? Babydoll dress? I have seen this type of dress called all of these things across various retailers, but "swing dress" seems to additionally refer to retro dresses that people wear for swing dancing, and it seems "babydoll dress" typically refers to loose fitting short dresses with a waist seam … Continue reading Styling a long sleeved smock dress

Storybook style at the Dickens Christmas Fair (and a mini themed capsule)

Last weekend I visited the Dickens Christmas Fair at the Cow Palace in Daly City (or, as their promotional materials occasionally dubs it, the Imperial Bovine Residence)! I've seen ads for it around BART for years but I always assumed it was just some indie craft fair. I finally looked it up and learned that … Continue reading Storybook style at the Dickens Christmas Fair (and a mini themed capsule)

Links of the Whatever – November 30, 2019

Here are some more from the backlog of fashion related things I've been enjoying (and none of them are sales, because this isn't that kind of blog). "It's still raining", fashion plate from La Gazette du Bon Ton, 1915, showing (left to right) tailored suits by Paquin, Lanvin, and Doeuillet and a coat by Paquin. … Continue reading Links of the Whatever – November 30, 2019

Mini Theme Wardrobe: Lazy Sunday in the City, or “Wears a Kanken Backpack”

Felt inspired to do another virtual capsule wardrobe post, but this one isn't distilled down from a high concept theme like the previous ones, just a basic collection inspired by the concept of walking around a big city in the spring or fall. I went a bit more youthful and tomboyish than I usually go … Continue reading Mini Theme Wardrobe: Lazy Sunday in the City, or “Wears a Kanken Backpack”

Links of the Whatever – November 15th, 2019

This round-up of links features a monetary argument against joining the influencer bubble, Spongebob but make it fashion, an exploration into the origins of the puff sleeves + square neck trend, and more. "The Milkmaid" by Jean-Baptiste Huet, wearing Reformation wait no Articles of Style blog with Advice for Fashion Influencers Dan Trepanier was one … Continue reading Links of the Whatever – November 15th, 2019

Styling a 1940s style cropped crew neck cardigan

I saw the Crewneck Cable Cardigan from Something Navy at Nordstrom (non-affiliate link, as usual) and HAD TO HAVE IT. It combines some of my very favorite things in clothing, which are orange, cable knit, vintage inspired style, and OVERSIZED BUTTONS. I immediately bought it and it's super soft and a nice moderate warmth (it's … Continue reading Styling a 1940s style cropped crew neck cardigan

Travel Capsule: 8 days in Washington DC and New Hampshire, October 2019

Last month my partner and I went on a trip to DC and NH. He went to college in DC and I hadn't been there before, so we did all the tourist stuff, ate a lot of great food, and met up with his old friends. I've never seen New England fall before, so we … Continue reading Travel Capsule: 8 days in Washington DC and New Hampshire, October 2019