Friday, July 20, 2012

Let's Try This Again. Day 1 (Take 2) - OH THOSE SLEEVES!

So, I'm guessing no one needs to hear how busy, tired and overworked we have been. We are still processing the consigned inventory, have soft-launched the website, and Jesse rebuilt the floor of our travel trailer.

Things are still hard, but it is time to get back up on the horse. I'm tired of wearing worn out wrap dresses every day, and having my arms elbow deep in wash water. So I'll dress up at least long enough to post here, and will get back to working on my weight.

Please forgive the creases, we were in the car for some time. This is the second time that I've borrowed this dress from the soon-to-listed inventory. Don't worry, I always dryclean them! c. 1936, this dress is really all about the sleeves. I love them. The matching ties at the collar are the perfect touch. The corde accent - in a very,deep muted green- is an unusual touch, something I haven't seen before.

We actually photographed this dress in our last shoot, but I wanted you to see here on the blog first.

I wore it with the first 1940s turban I every bought. I sold this hat to a collector once, and bought it back a few years later. Whew!

I love everything about the fit of the dress. Of course, it would have worn better over foundation wear, but I can't get to my foundation wear right now - the house is that full! And besides, the photos give me extra motivation to find time for the gym. (Someone can play a laugh track now.)

We went out to breakfast with friends, and I had a lovely - if modern - morning cocktail. It matched the feather in Jesse's 1960s hat.

Dress: Fab Gabs - and it can be yours!
Hat: Gosh, what was the name of that shop? It's been gone for years.
Shoes: Faryl Robin
Bakelite Dress Clips: Goodwill

In closing, I'm starting this new attempt at a full 365 Days from the weight of 179.2. My goal weight is still 135, and I think I can hit that before the year is over! I meant to be much further progressed with it but as we all know, sometimes life gets in the way! Thanks for your patience during our exciting crisis.


  1. You're back! Great- I'm ultimately a nosy person so this suits me down to the ground! Great outfit.

  2. That is a splendid dress and it looks fab on you. I especially love it with your shoes which I'm coveting so hard.

  3. awsome dress i die for it. its somthing that i'd love to own

  4. Welcome back Julie!

    Glad to see you are giving your 365 challenge a new go! I just jumped back on the eating healthy and exercising wagon myself. This year has been so off and on for me but this time I'm hoping it sticks! I just got a new Iphone and have been loving the myfitnesspal app. They also have a website It really has been helping me stay accountable for what foods I stuff into my mouth and how much exercise I do. I've heard amazing things about the "30 day shred" from Jillian Michaels. I haven't started it yet but hear it's only a 20 min workout and found over on youtube. It might fit into your busy schedule better?

    Good luck!


  5. So stunning! You look amazing, btw, stressed out or not.

  6. Ohh you look so elegant in that outfit, really stunning dress! :)

  7. You look amazing :) And those sleeves.......beautiful!

  8. Yay! I'm so glad that you're back up and running on this challenge. :) And I've been loooooooving all of the lovelies that you've been posting up on the new site. Thanks for saving them.

  9. I'm so glad that you're back to blogging! You've made some amazing progress so far, and I'm excited to see more of your phenomenal wardrobe as you go along. The embroidery on that dress is just amazing!

  10. What you've been doing lately is nothing short of remarkable, and I just have to commend you guys again on helping to keep so many vintage pieces alive. You look ravishing and utterly, completely beautiful here, dear gal.

    ♥ Jessica

  11. That dress is too fab for words. I love it when you model clothes from the shop. That way I can tell how it will actually look on me, if I purchase it. You look amazing in this color, and those sleeves are breathtakingly gorgeous.

  12. Wow! You were not kidding when you named this entry. Those sleeves are divine.

  13. This dress is just awesome!! I don't think you should sell it:))