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My friend Tracy just shared this storybook inspired fashion spread from Blaze Danielle: A Creative Companion with me, it’s so fantastic! 

A Secret Garden is/was one of my  favorite children’s books, so why not get dressed up in it’s imagery? Victorian playwear, mystery, lush green lawns, rows of delicate flowers… sounds like the perfect inspiration for a romantic spring day.


I LOVE the dress and hats and boots, and well the whole thing really. BTW, if you haven’t read any other of Frances Hodgson Burnetts’s books, read Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess stat! Or just watch Shirley Temple play Sarah Crewe, with her little maid friend who insists, “Oh, no Miss!” when they think Captain Crewe is dead and the mean Headmistress  makes Shirley go from riches to rags.

Definitely visit Blaze Danielle and check out her other children’s books outfits, including Nancy Drew, A Wrinkle in Time, Ramona series, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Pippi Longstocking!

Oh, here’s my take on Pippi & and me on a Pinkalicious inspired day. Continue reading


3 things I did, that I now know better than to do again.

So Tuesday was my big Halloween get down at the library, the one that I so sensitively advertised as a “Masquerade Party” so that even families that shun the more obvious pagan rituals could come too. I decided to dress up like Pippi Longstocking, who I am constantly being compared to anyways. I mean, all I had to do was put some pipe cleaners in my braids, and POW! instant spunky storybook heroine. I wore this super fantastic 70’s flowy pantsuit jumper thing, with a really cool red & white stripey shirt underneath. You can’t see the patch, but it’s all molars and rainbows in perfect harmony. The stripey shirt was acquired from the merch table of this band Neon Hunk, who look like their stylist could be some hypercolored freak on walrus Ritalin. I’m not sure if they still “exist” or even really where they were from, but I saw them play a few times, and mostly remember that they were super cute. Except that you couldn’t tell that they were on the pretty side because they wore these full out costumes. For some reason, I really like when attractive people wear masks. Continue reading