The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Okay, I may be exaggerating my mad sewing skillz a bit. What really happened is that I wanted to wear the dress the Style Crone was wearing yesterday, only I don’t own any cool vintage 50s dresses, so I took the $13 Evan-Picone dress with the full skirt I scored from Steinmart last year and have already worn on this blog (can you believe all the hair I had, and OMG, there’s the formerly blah sweater I recently wore backwards), and said, “You’ll have to do, Pig.”
And then the sash fell off, and a miracle happened. I thought, “I can make a bow-tie for the dress out of that sash!”
Only I had five or less minutes to get ready for work and no idea where I last hid needle and thread.
Then I remembered Mina’s onyx magnetic Fashener (which I bought, so this is not like a paid endorsement or anything that qualifies as profit from blogging :), which is way better than sewing or safety pins, because no holes are made in delicate fabric. I folded the sash in half, used the Fashener to secure it to the back of my dress, and tied a fairly good bow – for me.
|Can you tell I took ballet as a kid? No? I’m not surprised 😛 Evan-Picone Dress (Steinmart clearance); agenda shrug (old); Nine West wedges (Ross Dress for Less); Organza flower brooch (JKW Jewelry); Sweater clip (antique from a relative); 1928 earrings (Rugged Wearhouse)|
|I can hear my grandma now, “A lady always wears nice underwear!” So glad you can’t see mine 😛|
|I think perhaps a poltergeist messed up my bow while I was distracted by the self-timer.|
|Why doesn’t anyone sell a nice sweater clip any more?|
Do you have a great article of 50s vintage or inspired clothing that you can wear to work?