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I gave school a shot today and lasted all but an hour. So after ample time spent napping, I had nothing to do but blog hopping (poor, poor me), and found quite a few. My favorite of all was Gary Pepper Vintage! Not only is it a great blog, but she (Nicole) has an amazing vintage eBay store with a huge selection.

I love Nicole’s taste! Here are some of my favorites:

Too bad everybody else loves them too…it ends up jacking the eBay price up 😦

Oh well, I’m always looking for inspiration for things to make!

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Since the first time I flipped through J. Crew’s March catalog, I’ve been drooling over their beautiful chambray blazer. I love blazers right now (especially layered over a dress or skirt) and chambray is just so summery!  However, the price tag popped my bubble a bit…

So to make it up to myself, I bought some great chambray fabric at Purl Soho (one light blue and one darker).

I’ve been trying to find the perfect way to use them, and I think I’ve decided on a skirt and shorts out of the darker one and a dress out of the lighter one. Being the cheap girl that I am, I bought only one yard of each, so we’ll see if that really ends up happening.

Amid all of my brainstorming, here are some pictures that inspired me:

Both Vivat veritas on Etsy

Swell

And my final plan is to learn how to make a blazer (first something out of jersey like this amazingly comfortable Free People one) and do my own version of the chambray! It could be a long shot, but hey, it’s worth a try!

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