Ever have that perfect project idea in mind, find the perfect fabric, and then have the results come out not so perfect? That is definitely what happened with this skirt-to-pinafore refashion I attempted a couple of weeks ago. I swear I thought this looked better than it does in the pictures. Looking back, it’s safe to say this is not my finest work..



The straps were too long and the skirt didn’t fit the way I imagined it in my head. I hate the way I styled it (what’s with the shoes – looking at it gives me flashbacks to middle school *shudder* middle school).



I almost didn’t post these at all, but then I started thinking about how being honest on my blog.

I am not perfect, my blog is not perfect, and life is not perfect.

Part of the reason I started Buttons and Birdcages is to have something to look back on one day. I have found that since I’ve started blogging, I do (somewhat) obsess over the photos I post – what I’m wearing, how my hair looks. In a world where we are expected to appear flawless, it’s difficult not to get caught up in that.

But imperfection is a part of life, and thus, will be a part of this blog.



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Feelin’ Mod


Yet again, another dress I bought that has just sat in my closet for months. This refashion was SO simple, I can’t believe I put it off for so long, seriously, all I had to do what hem it for a whole new look. I left the dress loose around the body in an attempt to recreate that mod look that was so popular in the 60’s..



The dress is definitely vintage, but unfortunately, there was no tag on it so I can’t tell you who the fabulous creator of this dress was, but I can tell you that I absolutely love everything about it 🙂




Dress: Vintage // Shoes: Steve Madden // Purse: Thrifted


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