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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Fall Pinspiration

Fall is coming! The leaves may not have turned, and the weather not yet cooled, but I am so excited for fall weather (and fashion).


As I start to prepare my fall wardrobe, I thought I’d share a little of my personal Pinterest inspiration with you..



Remember the 90’s when no one actually wore plaid, they just tied a shirt around their waist? Me either. But we’re getting a second chance to embrace our inner grunge style this season..



I think layering is definitely key to a good fall look, boots, tights, socks, scarves, sweaters, the phrase ‘less is more’ doesn’t seem to apply to fall. How cute is this look below? Fine and Feathered is an awesome blog I just discovered, she came up with this look below and I seriously want to replicate it..



What are you most looking forward to wearing for fall?

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