Saturday, May 14, 2011

First Mohop Moment of the Year

Ok, so there are also pictures of the dress I'm wearing, not just to show the shoes in context but also to remind myself that I haven't been able to fit into this dress in 2 years.  Go, me!




I also wore an orange/red cardigan in the office with this outfit.  It matched the red/orange in the ribbon, and the green in the ribbon actually matches that of the dress, but doesn't look it in these pics.

I didn't get yesterday's Mohop outfit photographed, but there will be more.  If you want to know more about these shoes, which you can lace with anything you want, check out their website.  They have different heights, different types of wood, and even a thong version available!  The possibilities are endless, and I'm only just starting to experiment with the different ways I can lace and tie these!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Three Sweet Dresses... and of COURSE, shoes to match!


Lemon Stick Wedges
  I'm blonde; I probably don't look that great in yellow, but WHO CARES when both the shoes and the dress are so sweet?!?



 Shine Through Dress

Chameleon Heels
Have always loved these shoes... and I love the pairing of the cutouts in the shoes with the lace cut-out texture of the dress.



1950's "wiggle" dress, etsy



Suede pumps by Pour la Victoire
This dress has an attached "swag" or wrap that you can drape down your back, across your decolletage, or around your neck.  Tres elegante!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Retro Shoes I'm Lusting After

The Rubens by Fluevog. The perfect shoe, forever and ever, amen.




I'm thinking yes!




It doesn't get much more 30s/40s retro than the Raquel, also from Fluevog.





Or would the Paris be better with 
the Weight Loss Incentive Dress?
Boy, that's a tough one... I can see being able to wear the Rhon with more of the rest of my wardrobe than the Paris, but the heel on the Paris is just so curvy...

Of course, all of this is purely academic, because I don't have $250 to spend on a pair of shoes....
Sigh.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

My sister and I, circa 1968
The elastic on the hat always bit into my chin.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three



These boys are doing the music of the 1920's and 30's proud!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring Bargain Shopping for a Strappy Blue Dress

I need a new blue summer dress.  These three have different levels of "dressiness"... I might need them ALL!  LOL  Which one do you like best, and why?









Friday, April 8, 2011

Progress: The Weight Loss Incentive Dress

My hubby surprised me at Valentine's Day with a beautiful dress that I had been pining over.  I knew it wouldn't fit me right away, hence the name I gave it...I tried it on tonight.







I'm so lucky to be married to a photographer....
I want to lose a few more pounds in strategic places, but considering the fact that I couldn't even sort of zip this in February, I'm not too unhappy.  Thanks, hubby!  Now I'm ready for art openings, galas, and evening weddings!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Closet Full of Summer Blouses

I love blouses, and with my long torso, I seldom find any that fit me as I would like.  This is especially a problem with fitted blouses and/or blouses with peplums, both of which I love.  I found a contemporary pattern that is sweet and feminine, and only slightly "retro" in that it has a fitted waist and a peplum.  I can't wait to make at least one of each of the five views on the pattern envelope!

I have also found lots of sweet fabrics, a preponderance of which are some shade of pink, and I think all of them are floral.  Now to decide which fabric for which style, and how many pink summer blouses does a girl need, anyway?  LOL
Oh, yeah, I totally see this one as either view A or view B, with some sweet lace.

Or maybe this one should be view A?
Trying to decide which shade of pink I like better.
I probably should be thinking about which one will match the pink fabric I bought to make
a knee-length pink skirt with...


She carries repro AND vintage feedsacks!
I see this in view D, worn with either my knee-length red t-shirt skirt or my short black skirt.


The next two I also see in view D, but I can't decide which colorway to use. 
The blue is more "retro" but the green really *pops*!
Either would look sweet with jeans.



And this next one, I think should be in view C.  
I don't care; I love this color so much, I'll buy the fabric just to *have* it!  LOL


This chocolate and roses print might work with the pink skirt.
Again, I need to look at the skirt fabric.
I think this should be view B; what do you think?

And because we haven't had enough pink roses yet....
Do I do this print.....

 (not sure of the scale on this one - I hate it when etsy sellers don't show scale on their prints!)


Now, the other option is to search etsy for a pair of vintage pillowcases; that would be enough for the sleeveless and cap sleeve versions.... or an old sheet.....
Oh dear.  You see my problem, don't you?  This could go on forever! 
But I definitely need to break out of the pink roses rut. LOL!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Espadrilles for Spring!

Happy Spring, everyone!  I have decided that I am going to try and post once a week, so Happy Monday, as well!  Here's what I've got:

If, like me, you sometimes wish to express your inner desire to be une fille francaise, you may be excited to know that espadrilles, that most Mediterranean of all shoes, are "in" this year!  We all know what a traditional espadrille looks like...but this year's offerings in Endless Shoes' special "Espadrilles" section are anything but traditional!  Get a look at these hot modern souliers!