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Repost: Etsomnia™ 291: Ruffled


Etsom·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

The Frenchman invented the ruffle; the Englishman added the shirt.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

11/19/20: I confess I am mostly anti-ruffle, so today is mostly just meanness on my part. I just don’t get the point of them; they’re usually unflattering, a giant pain to iron, and they’re almost never in fashion. It’s so easy to get them wrong and so rare they are done right. And in typical Etsy fashion, the good ones are sensational and the bad ones, well, you know.

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These are ‘tango pants,” but they look like someone got bored and only had ugly pants and post-its to work with.
It takes a lot of skill to make tulle look like ungroomed poodle!
I bought a pair of lace cuffs like these years ago. I confess I haven’t yet figured out how to wear them, but I still absolutely love them! By mostalk
Somebody put that poor lady together wrong.
Denim doesn’t want to make ruffles. Just say no to denim abuse.
How adorable is this rainbow petticoat? So perfect under simple white. By porshesplace
Nervous it will rain on your outdoor ceremony? How about a dress that can double as a tent?
‘Festival bra,’ further confirming my opinion of festivals.
Amazing! By IcuSexyBoutique
This is one of those times that I’m glad I’m wearing a mask. (Pulls mask over eyes)
At least it would help with social distancing. No one could get through all that!
I absolutely love this organza choker! By marinaasta
I had a blouse just like this in middle school. I think my mother was trying to keep the boys away. As I recall, it worked really well. (Yes, that is actually me.)
Fashion from the Kmart bathmat collection.
I am obsessed with this neoprene jumpsuit! By QuiteTheDress
You know this household has at least one of these…
Yes, Karen, we know. You used to be fat. Take it off.
Now THESE I could get into! By TalismanaDesigns
According to Melania, algae is very hot this year.
2020, in hat form.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

6 thoughts on “Repost: Etsomnia™ 291: Ruffled

  1. You and Me together on most of these …how ever…back years ago there was a blouse with flat ruffles on a v-neck that I wanted so badly. It wasn’t in the family budget and the pattern books just weren’t the same. So…no go.

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    • I had a dear friend in high school who was incredibly talented with a sewing machine. We used to perform at music festivals and talent shows together. I bought a ruffled top and skirt, and she made her own to match. I will never know how she did it, but it looked great!

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  2. I love the photograph of the lady in white and the street shot with the older cars. Again, I love all of that picture. Besides that, you sure are not going to find any of these in Walmart. Hal

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  3. I’m with you on the lacey blouse – I had one too! I love the lace cuffs and the rainbow petticoat. Unfortunately, Porshesplace is taking a break which is a shame, especially during pride month.

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