Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup

Transitions September is always weird. The leaves start changing colors, the sweaters and coats are in the stores, we’re back to school, summer’s over… but it’s still stupidly hot! I’ve always been so excited about fall, I’d be sweating in my boots, and wearing sweaters anyway. What a girl does for fashion, right? Well, this […]

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This And That

Top:  StyleMint Jeans:  Current/Elliott (c/o Shopbop) Sunglasses:  Gap Scarf:  Gap Shoes:  Nike It’s been one of those days where I flit from one thing to another without much focus or direction.  Well, that’s not completely true as I find myself absorbed in Georgette Heyer’s  The Masqueraders, and am unable to do much else.  Also, the commercial […]

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A Brief History of the Dirndl

photo by Heather Cowper used under CC BY 2.o My visit to the German-American Festival opened my eyes to the power of the dirndl.  It is a style that flatters almost every woman. With a close-fitting top and full skirt, the dirndl achieves what a crop top and low rider jeans cannot.  Let’s call it the great […]

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September Wish List

September Wish List by icedivastar featuring a leather satchel Banana Republic Leopard Skinny Ankle Pant Banana Republic “Carpe Diem” Pullover Rebecca Minkoff MAB Mini Satchel Frye Jenna Disc Short Booties Christy’s Crown Collection Ella Hat at Free People What’s on your wish list?

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Why Don’t You…?

Start the season off with a new pair of jeans? Pick apples? Talk like a pirate for a day? Get crafty and decorate a backpack? Start planning your Halloween costume? Read this book? Make cola brownies? Give yourself a comic book worthy manicure? Knit a cowl scarf? Play a game of checkers?

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Books I’m Reading

For me, it has been a summer of books.  Good books.  Bad books.  Meh books.  Lately, I’ve been swept up in fantastical stories involving werewolves, vampires, and other such creatures.  Not a bad way to finish off summer. Timeless (Parasol Protectorate #5) by Gail Carriger Kiss of Death (Kiss Trilogy #2) by Debbie Viguié The Ocean at the […]

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An Afternoon Festival

Some moves are more difficult than others, and this last move has been a doozy.  While only an hour away from where I lived before, this town feels strange, and I feel strange in it.  It’s a quiet area that indulges in random events that can only be found by those who have already been […]

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If Jo March Was A Hipster

Every few weeks she would shut herself up in her room, put on her scribbling suit, and “fall into a vortex” as she expressed it, writing away at her novel with all her heart and soul, for till that was finished she could find no peace. Her “scribbling suit” consisted of a black woollen pinafore […]

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Sweet Links

Success After 30: 11 Famous People Who Made It Later because being a twenty-something millionaire is so passé. Bored? Maybe you should try one of these 68 Mostly Free Ways to Entertain Yourself at Home. How cute is this travel camper? Mary Helen Bowers is an exercise genius!  “Swan Arms” is a killer every single time.  This […]

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Dog Walking and Fashion Sweatshirts

 Sweatshirt: TEXTILE Elizabeth and James (c/o Shopbop) Jeans:  Old Navy Sweetheart Skinny Jeans (c/o Crowdtap) Shoes: Nike Sunglasses: Gap I’m still on the fence about “fashion” sweatshirts, but I’m quite fond of my warrior sweatshirt.  I’ve worn it almost every day since I got it.  It’s so comfy, and since it is by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, I can pretend […]

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