Sick day dress-up party

I'm home with a very pathetic sick kid today, so I don't have an actual outfit post to share. But fortunately, my daughter was happy to watch Mama play dress-up while I modeled a few items for the shop, so I thought I would share some outtakes.

Here I am trying to look serious while my daughter giggles on the Barkalounger. (I am getting this awesome safari print dress ready to list and I hope to have it up by the weekend, but if you are interested, please contact me for details.) 

I discovered when I went to put this blue dress on that it has a few more stains than I bargained for. Time for a good soak with fingers crossed.

Cropped faux leather moto jacket | $38
For some reason I thought it would look hot to take a picture of me zipping up this jacket? Not sure why but I don't think it quite worked the way I was hoping it would.

Gray wool full skirt | $9
 Guess my "tripod" (aka a diaper box) was not quite straight when I set this shot up ...

Nude leather ballerina pumps | $12
Tried to get a shot showing the grosgrain ribbon detail at the back of these pumps, but I just could not get it to come out right.

1980s silk floral sack dress with shoulder bow detail | $16
This is actually the photo I used and not an outtake, but doesn't it look like I'm just in my stocking feet? Those are actually red flats but you totally cannot tell.

So what do you think, should I quit my day job and become a model? Ha! It is fun, though, to play with some of these clothes. Until I get a smaller size dress form, I figure this is the best way I have to show off those items that just don't "pop" when they're sitting on a hanger.


  1. ha ha yes the last photo does look like stocking feet but at a second glance you can see the flats!

    I think it's easier t get a feel for a piece when you see if on a person or mannequin rather than the hangers. good call on modelling each piece!

    1. I only wish I could model everything, it's so hard to find the time!

  2. I love the grey skirt, especially how you styled it!

    1. Thanks! I was actually surprised how it turned out, I wasn't sure how to style it at first.

  3. I personally love when the etsy owners style the items- it's so fun to imagine them as part of actual outfits rather than just pieces on a dress form :) Also, i've been DYING to go thrifting lately- your $50 drop at the Salvation Army made me all the more eager to, haha

    xo marlen
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    1. I know, I wish I could do this for every piece in my shop! It's just so hard to find the time. I love the little style vignettes that Lantana Vintage has been doing on her Instagram - same idea but with less work :)


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