I’ve always loved clothing that has a bit of cheekiness about it. Particularly if the whimsy isn’t instantly obvious till you get up close. It’s probably one of the reasons why I love novelty prints and appliqué so much. I mean, if you can’t have fun with your clothing, then why bother getting dressed at all, right?

Knowing my love for Marjorie Montgomery, my girl Rose (aka NotFallingButFlying) messaged me the second this amazing skirt hit cyberspace. I loved the thick black felt and full circle shape. The cheeky joker gamboling around the diamonds, hearts, and spades. As if to say – throw the dice. You just never know where today might take you…

Ace of Spades - The Dressed Aesthetic

Ace of Spades - The Dressed Aesthetic
Outfit styled using Dressed for iPhone

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This past weekend marked the first weekend in months where I felt free to lounge. Where I didn’t have a pile of work to prep for the coming week and I didn’t have to think about the lectures left to write. Where I could catch up on sewing, spend a bit of time binge-watching old episodes of Project Runway, and remember what it felt like to paint my nails and bask in the simple joy of relaxation.

This week we’re adding a bit more work into the mix, although there seems to be a collective understanding across campus to wind things down. With Christmas music flowing merrily down the halls, we’re all wrapping things up for the year and getting ready to eat Christmas cookies, watch The Grinch, and bit a fond farewell to another crazy year.

My mom arrives in town on Friday for the holidays, so we’re also getting the house prepped (for me, this means clearing vintage off every conceivable surface and collecting the shoes that manage to be strewn around the house. I have a very patient husband). We’ve got the tree up, lights on outside, and presents winking tantalizingly up at me from under the tree.

All right Santa, let’s do this!

 

 

xoxo

Outfit Details:
Skirt: Vintage, eBay (similar modern and vintage here, here, & here)
Top: ASOS (similar)
Handbag: Bettina Darling (similar here)
Socks: Betsey Johnson (similar)
Wedges: Modcloth (similar here & here)

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