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A BIT MORE GRACE

Time to Dress Like A Lady Again

I slept in today and after brewing a fresh pot of coffee I plopped myself on the sofa with a few days worth of newspapers I had not had a chance to read. . .(as you know this happens quite often to me. . .anyone else?  Or am I alone in this "need to read" everything that comes into our home even if it is a few days old???)

Anyway. . .

As I turn the pages in casual disinterest I suddenly feel a little smile growing on my sleepy face. . .and I remind myself why one should make it a point to read the paper daily.  It is so very important to stay abreast of world events and to be informed. . .and, most important, to know what to wear . . .

Of course I say that in jest~~maybe my obsession with Vintage Clothing is an attempt to avoid the modern realities of 2007 and is just a cover~up for a longing for simpler, kinder, more innocent times?  Hmmm. . .I'll have to think about that some more. . . one thing for sure is that the fashions of the 1940's thru the 1960's were some of the absolute best in my opinion. . .ladies took the time to dress and they looked fabulous!!  It seems that the fashion world has once again embraced those classic looks that defined the 21st century!

Via Associated Press (Monica Corcoran/Los Angeles Times/Hollywood) I found this:

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   Now you see why I smiled!  Hair worn up and away from the face in a chignon or french twist, pencil skirts, cinched waists, gloves, vintage coats, frilly peignoirs, running in high heels, a slender clutch, a swath of red lipstick to complete the look. . .

            Can it get any better than this?!   I am so excited I don't even care if I make those waffles I woke up thinking about!  Who can think about food at a time like this~~especially with that cinched waist thing!

I better get to work on my boutique~~it is chock full of everything but the red lipstick~~you'll have to manage that part on your own. . .but then again all Vintage Clothing Gals must already have red lipstick in their purse!

On another note, last weekend my handsome husband and I were invited to a 20th Wedding Anniversary party for some old friends.  It was held at a very posh country club on the ocean and we had a grand time!  I had been a bridesmaid for her so it was like a reunion with some great friends we don't get a chance to see that often.  Plus, it gave me a chance to wear one of my favorite Vintage dresses that I haven't worn yet~~of course "Coco" (my dress form) looks amazing in it!  100_1728

And here's an "edited" photo of me at the party~~I am the official photograph~taker in the family so this was one of the few that I was in:

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Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to wear something fantastic today!

Michelle

xx ~ Michelle

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