Imperfection

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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..

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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).

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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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Mad About Plaid

Blogging from BWI today, it seems like the flights I actually make it to the airport in time to make always get delayed (long story, but I have a history of missing flights). This airport (thankfully) has free wifi, so I figured I’d make good use of my time and write up this post…

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I actually found this dress at the same time as the pink one I posted a couple of days ago, it was $6.99, so a little more than I usually pay but I’m glad I did because it turned out really cute!

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All I really had to do for this dress was hem it and take up the shoulder straps. I think I might have slightly over hemmed it (it’s definitely on the shorter side), but I’m still pretty happy with out it came out._1040386 _1040388

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Unfortunately this delay gets me home 3 hours late, but it was totally worth it because I got to spend the weekend celebrating the upcoming wedding of one of my very best friends 🙂

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