Sunday, August 31, 2014


Usually I plan out what I'm going to wear the night before. But every now and then, there comes a morning when I wake up with no idea what I'm doing. When that happens, I usually reach for a dress I've had for a while, because how badly can I screw that up? 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Making It Work: Loafers

I fell in love with loafers by accident when browsing a J. Crew catalog (yes, catalog) about 10 years ago. I turned the page and there they were: a pair of bright red loafers. And I knew that I had to have them. There were way out of my budget, but I wasn't going to let that stop me. I started haunting the J. Crew website until they went on clearance, and snapped them up for a fraction of the original price. I was overjoyed when they arrived in the mail, and tried them on immediately. And then I promptly realized that I had no idea what I would ever wear them with.

Making It Work: Loafers

Friday, August 29, 2014

Shop update

For just a few more days, you can use the coupon code SUMMERBLOWOUT to save 35% off anything in my Etsy shop. So I thought I'd tempt you with a few items that I recently listed:

1970s boho maxi dress with daisy print | $32

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Domestic goddess

So the other day I found myself sweeping the kitchen while wearing a shirtwaist and pearls ...

Monday, August 25, 2014

Faking It

I noted last year that I'm apparently the only style blogger around who doesn't love fall. There's nothing inherently wrong with the season itself; I've said before that fall is the only sane season in upstate New York. But as pleasant as it usually is, I can't forgive fall for its role as a harbinger of winter. So when it got chilly enough last week (in August, for chrissake) for me to break out sweaters, jackets and boots, I was not happy.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Making it Work: Polo shirt

I'm a sucker for a good polo shirt, so this week's Making It Work is dedicated to just that. This is the third installment in a weekly series of posts about how to style clothes in a work-appropriate way.

Making It Work: Polo shirt

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Shop(s) Update

So I am basically in denial about the fact that fall is almost here. But I can't ignore the signs any longer. The days are getting shorter; the leaves are starting to turn; and I saw my first pumpkin-related post on social media the other day. Yup, summer is coming to an end, boo. But, good news: that means big end-of-season sales!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Making It Work: Bright trousers

Welcome to the next installment of Making It Work, a series of features about styling unusual or distinctive pieces in an office-appropriate way. Today's look features brightly colored trousers: a wardrobe item I was slow to embrace, but have come to rely on for work outfits.

Making It Work: Bright trousers

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Main Squeeze

So I have been trying to be very frugal and thoughtful about my clothing purchases these last several months, especially in light of our financial situation. But I had a moment of weakness not long ago on Instagram, and bought this dress.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sponsor bon marche couture!

When I started blogging again in earnest earlier this year, one of my goals was to build my network by connecting with other vintage lovers (and sellers) online. And around the same time, I started reaching out to other blogs to advertise with them.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Making It Work

I'm pleased to debut a new feature here at bon marche couture titled "Making It Work."

Friday, August 8, 2014