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The Search for the Midnight Blue Dress

14 Feb

The Search for the Midnight Blue Dress was just as exciting and melodramatic as the Nancy Drew–inspired title suggests. It all started with this “What I’d Wear…If I Could Find It” drawing I posted last month.

While I didn’t find this exact dress, I did find a suitable (if not better) replacement. Here it is, courtesy of Shabby Apple. In person, the dress is a much deeper blue than it’s showing up onscreen. It’s flattering, comfortable, and the perfect length. I’m really looking forward to the spring when I can wear it.

The Search for the Midnight Blue Dress: case closed.

I was in no way compensated for this review. I generally like the company and the clothing they sell and wanted to share my experience.


Inspired by Katharine

11 Feb

I’ve been a fan of Katharine Hepburn ever since I was in middle school. She was so unconventional, so ahead of her time, and went against the grain of society in so many ways. She also had an inherent sense of style that certainly wasn’t the norm. All of these are reasons why I was and still am fascinated by her.

I literally gasped when I saw this lovely homage to her by Jaime Beck of From Me to You for Fashion Week. (Each day, Jaime is wearing an outfit inspired by a style icon—as she says “women who have done it so well before us.” So true. Katharine Hepburn certainly fits the bill.) Doesn’t she look stunning? She captured her style perfectly.

I think this image really captures Katharine Hepburn’s look best of all perhaps because many of the classic images of her are in black and white.

You can see all of Jaime’s daily outfits here.

Photos courtesy of From Me to You.

Just Being Audrey

9 Feb

Just Being Audrey, a children’s book about the life of Audrey Hepburn released on January 25, is simply stunning. The illustrations by Julia Denos are the type that I just want to swim in. They’re so lively and lighthearted and perfectly capture Audrey Hepburn’s unmistakeable style.

This drawing highlighting the clothes and mannerisms of some of her most famous characters is one of my favorites, but honestly it’s hard to choose favorites.

Another lovely addition to this already lovely book is the book trailer that accompanies it.

To purchase this charming book, go here.

All images courtesy of Julia Denos.

Tim Gunn vs. Christian Siriano

17 Jan

Continuing today’s theme of The Fabulous Tim Gunn, I found a video of a walk off between Gunn and Christian Siriano, the Season 4 winner of Project Runway. I watched that season, but I don’t remember seeing this. Go here to see the video. It’s hilarious! Christian completely rocks it!

Screenshots courtesy of

The Fabulous Tim Gunn

17 Jan

I’m a huge fan of Tim Gunn. He’s smart, witty, gracious, and a consummate gentleman and is one of the reasons I love watching Project Runway.

I read his most recent book, Gunn’s Golden Rules, over the weekend. In it he shares his rules for “making it work” in your career, relationships, and life in general. He tells entertaining behind-the-scenes stories from Project Runway and gossip from the fashion world (including more than one story about both Anna Wintour and Martha Stewart), but what I appreciated most was his desire for and encouragement of more politeness and manners in everyday life. He says, “…we are confronted with choices on how to treat people nearly every waking moment. Over time these choices define who we are and whether we have a lot of friends and allies or none.” So true.

He also shares some pretty personal stories that have made him who he is—a humble person who is thankful for unexpected success later in life. The writing style of this book mirrors the person you’ve come to know from television, which makes it seem like the reader is simply having a chat with him. Check it out. It’s a lovely, easy-to-read book and you’ll be happy you did.

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What I’d Wear…If I Could Find It

12 Jan

Here’s a dress and a pair of shoes that I’m currently searching for:

You can see another dress I’m currently searching for here.

What I’d Wear…If I Could Find It

7 Jan

I can be picky when it comes to dresses. I sometimes get an idea in my head of exactly what I want—the material, color, and other minute details—and then I search and search and usually come up empty-handed. Here’s a dress that I’m currently searching for:

If you see this dress, please let me know! I could potentially do without the pockets.