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

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

How to Look Older in Casual Clothes: Case studies with a graphic tee and a tulle skirt

[source: wikimedia] Sometimes you want to dress up, but sometimes you just want to wear your favorite pullover. As usual, in any discussion of how to look older in casual clothes I always start out by linking to the OG Extra Petite blog post How to Look Older in Casual Attire.  She did an excellent … Continue reading How to Look Older in Casual Clothes: Case studies with a graphic tee and a tulle skirt

A tangent into beauty blogging: How I apply makeup for my monolided, glasses-wearing, bangs-framed face and personal style

Got a reader request to talk about how I do my makeup! I don't really consider makeup a strong suit or even a hobby at this point, but it's still a part of ~my look~ so I figured this post could still fall under the blog umbrella. I make no claims of being a beauty … Continue reading A tangent into beauty blogging: How I apply makeup for my monolided, glasses-wearing, bangs-framed face and personal style

Thoughts on styling sneakers with wide-leg pants and culottes

I got a pair of white New Balance classics (specifically, model WL574v2) recently because I wanted to expand my casual outfit options. I’ve mostly been practicing putting together outfits with relatively dressy pieces, but now I’m at a point where I can pick out specific things that work or not in outfits that I think … Continue reading Thoughts on styling sneakers with wide-leg pants and culottes