Category :Backless

Among the Ruins

A short walk from the campsite there’s a set of old ruins.

Book: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Apologies for being absent this week. I wish there was a solid reason, but really I disappeared into a novel.

I Don’t Care…

…what you wore.
…how much you make.
…what you drive.
…who you’re sleeping with.
…what show you were on (actors).

Gone Girl

Ha! What I mean by that is the vast amount of business trips Andrew’s having this month.

Cuban Sunrise

Maybe by now you’re tired of all the beach lounging adventures.

A Poem by Rumi


Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’
doesn’t make any sense.

           – Rumi




Dress – Spell Designs  //  Purse – Lucky Brand *hand me down*  //  Shoes – Threadsence  //  Sunnies – UO  //  Rings & Necklace – F21

*linking up with Not Dressed*

Port Dover Arts Festival

On the weekend we were there, Port Dover held an arts festival. Antiques, artisan, and unique vendors all got a chance to showcase their wares.

A large portion of the main street was closed to traffic, and the booths continued into the park. It was lovely to walk and wander and see everything.

I even picked up a handmade unique scarf that I’ll showcase once the weather gets cold enough….sheesh, I don’t even want to think about that!



Maxi Dress – Spell  //  Sunnies – Lace Affair  // Sandals – Threadsence

The Cost of Personal Style (Or The $9 Dress)


Style doesn’t have to cost much. Actually it can cost about nine dollars and a little time. Take this dress. It was bought at a fifty percent off sale items sale. I paid a whopping nine dollars for it. I knew the second I slipped it on that it fit my trifecta of sartorial love: it allowed ease of movement, it was light, and it had some great visual interest.

The only hitch was that for some reason, the way it was made the top was a touch see-through. This wouldn’t be a big deal except that you can’t exactly wear something under a backless dress like this. But none of that dissuaded me. I bought it.

Then I took an old navy liner from a skirt that had been torn beyond repair, and turned on Netflix. At the end of the episode, I had hand stitched in a little shelf bra/liner. Problem solved.

Moral of the story? Two actually.

1. Personal style is made from what you love, and not what is on trend *this dress was on sale because no one else wanted it* or what is expensive.

2. Just because an item isn’t perfect in store, doesn’t mean that a little tailoring or imagination can’t turn it into a piece you’ll love for a long time.



Dress – UO // Sandals – FreePeople  // Sunnies – F21

Days of Contentment

The last few days, I danced for probably seven hours combined.  It’s incredible how much energy and emotion is released into the world by the simple act of dance.  I’ve been saying it for years, “Dance it out.” And I always understood Meredith’s *from Grey’s Anatomy* need to have a 30 second dance party. There’s always a good time to dance. 
But more than that, I spent the weekend with the most wonderful people.  Friends, and peers, who despite everyone’s flaws, accept and respect each other. No judgement and no expectations, except for the desire to ‘suck the marrow out of life.’ 




Dress – Spell Designs  //  Boots – F21  //  Bracelet & Small gold ring – ThreadSence  //  Large Gem ring – small fair trade company  //  Flash Tattoos – eBay
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