Wednesday, August 28, 2013

vintage greens...


It's been tough getting back in the saddle, for sure... Being away on vacation was of course delightfully relaxing, and I feel a refreshed perspective and all that!  I've been back for a couple of weeks now, and it's been fun pulling out those summer things for a last (first?) fling! So I have a lot to catch up on (but then, I just want to revel in pretty beachy vacation memories too...oh what's a girl to do...)

Vintage green and pink chevron dress, J Crew wedges, thrifted silk scarf

Gotta start somewhere I guess.  Pulled out this dress from the closet this morning in the knowledge that there was some aspect of tailoring that wasn't quite there (the reason for which I have never worn this beauty, or not much). It fits almost perfectly, it's just the bodice is too long. Which I sewed up a year or so ago. And then discovered mid-day that it was pretty much just tacked together with a few light stitches. Heh.  Good thing it was a low-impact desk day!  I swear to fix this 40s chevron beauty and wear it at least another time or two before the winter sets in!  And get a proper set of photos for her too!

Oh, and it's, like, totally time for a blog makeover.  I haven't changed anything in the layout in over two years!  Folks, it's time for an update.  Suggestions?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

on the road, on the beach...off the grid...sorta

 

As you may have guessed, my unexplained absence is due to being on vacation- lots of down time, but very little focus with which to document or write up my experiences!  I'm for sure enjoying this relaxing time- walking on the beach, reading and sewing at the cottage on grey days, getting away from work, work, work (and shop, shop, shopping...!)  I'm 'home' on beautiful, idyllic Prince Edward Island, on the most beautiful bay...sigh.  I wish I could always be here, but it is enough to experience the same bliss every summer for 2 to 3 glorious weeks!

I've still been out and about and getting dressed, so I'll try and share some vacation 'fashions' soon, but in the meantime, a taste of PEI...

The bay in its many moods...

 

Our local Bald Eagle soaring overhead...





Lovely rambles down country lanes of red dirt and green trees...






And of course the beach, lovely at all times of day and in all weather...