The Pearly Story Behind "Dusting in Pearls"

I always feel like a walking paradox. I can get out in the garden with my shovel and sledgehammer and love every dusty dirty minute I'm out there. I spend the majority of my life dressed in my "grubbies". Yet there's a part of me deep down inside that still likes "the frillies", "the pearlies", and "the sparklies"--all the pretty things. Maybe it's all the great classic Hollywood movies I watched as a kid. I don't know. All I know is that I can be dirty and sweaty and still want to put on heels when it isn't practical; buy the prettiest apron even if it will get dirty; and don pearls when all I'm going to be doing is dusting and vacuuming the house. It doesn't make sense. It doesn't have to. I've decided to claim it, celebrate it, and have fun with it... and create some "pearly" goodness along the way.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Classic Clothing

There is something about classic cotton shirt styles that always make me feel pretty when I wear them. Maybe it's because when I'm wearing a classic collared shirt I've got delusions of somehow looking a smidge like one of the Hepburn's--Katherine or Audrey, either one would be fine. Even if it's just a white shirt paired with some casual black cotton pants, I feel pretty. And then if I don my pearl earrings... hello!

The problem is that like many domestic divas, I am a plus-size diva. Which means that it's hard to find classic looking clothes with that Hepburn-esque quality. That's why I rely heavily on a handful of plus-size sources for the clothing I love to wear.

One of those sources is Avenue. I've ordered multiple times from them and been very happy with their service and their products. I'm in need of some new pieces to add to my wardrobe and started poking around Avenue again. These are some of the pieces I have my eye on...

Avenue Floral Border Circle Skirt Womens Plus Size

Avenue Charmeuse Trim Pleated Skirt Womens Plus Size

In fact, now that I'm done writing this post I'm going to go back over there and get maybe one or two of these pieces (maybe three). And I SO wish I could afford this, but, alas, I cannot...

Avenue Tiger Print Topperby Anthracite Womens Plus Size


Christy said...

Wow - those are GORGEOUS! The tiger jacket is amazing. I'm loving those 2 skirts even though I never wear skirts. Great choices!

Dashery Jewelry said...

Fabulous picks from Avenue! They are very Hepburn-esque! Love the tiger jacket, too!

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