Tuesday, May 31, 2011


In my present life, dressing for the day is largely a question of what is within reach that I might put on in under a minute. Usually, this includes the jeans lying across my catch-all basket, a t-shirt grabbed from the top of the drawer, or maybe a reasonably tailored button up shirt on days I managed to eek out an extra 20 seconds. A little more range comes in with the shoes. And there is always a super easy to wear a-line ruffle skirt in my go to basket that pairs well with pretty much anything. A bit boyish? Yep. Functional and comfortable? For sure. I love boyish paired with subtle, decidedly feminine touches. Admittedly, I've been lacking those extra touches. Accessories, make up, variety ... these are the parts I've pushed aside in order to maintain those things of greatest value in my life at this stage.

It's been a while since I've shared from my endless list of favorite Etsians. I've followed Nadia Izruna's shop, Nadinoo, since it appeared on Etsy a couple of years ago. There is much that is decidedly feminine here. Nadia offers those gorgeous silhouettes that draw me to garments from the 1920's-1960's. I'm loving her latest collection, but I continue to count pieces from her spring/summer 2010 collection among my favorite favorites.


  1. Julie, I too have been to busy to blog. How refreshing it is to always come back here though. It's as if I stopped by under a shady tree for a refreshing glass of home made lemonade! LOVE these clothes, being the grab what I can type of girl myself. I can also really identify with your wanting to 'change up' more than one of a same item. I can't help doing the same myself. The girls still both fit their dresses for now. Have I sent you the photos or not?

    Much love

  2. I haven't seen photos, but I would love to! Wonder to know that they still fit as the longevity piece is hugely important to me. I love checking on your ever-inspiring ventures!