For those who believe clothing should be an expression of ourselves, but not 0ur value (mind over price tag), who aren't afraid to shake up an office casual day or who want to let their hair down on the weekends.



Reinvention: Granny Dress to Spring Fling Dress

One of my favorite things to do is to go rummaging in the housecoat/pajama section because you can find these wonderful polyester house dresses in an assortment of fun designs.

I like to put a belt around them and wear them as dresses. They are so lightweight and comfortable. All you have to do is put some sandals on, and you're ready to frolic around in 70 to 80 degree weather.

Grandma was always right about hand-me-downs.

You do have to be careful about runs in polyester. I have been terribly disappointed when picking up a dress with a fabulous print that had a run at the bottom or near the sleeve. So hold it up to the light and search meticulously.

This one was only $5. It has blue and purple tulips at the bottom. It sorta looks like a Monet painting.


Renewed: Sunny Delight

The color was what first attracted me to this sweater. It’s bright and playful. How could I possibly have a bad day wearing this? So I bought it for $3.99 and cut out the awful shoulder pads that were clearly cramping its style. I’m still deciding what to wear with it. Maybe some jeans, a white shirt and ballet flats will do the trick.


Recuperating: Back from vacation

I've been on vacation for the past week. You can read about it here if you like.

Here's a video from the Huffington Post website featuring Anna Sui, one of my all time favs, talking about vintage shopping to tide you over while I finish laundry and other post vacation errands.

Love some Sui!