This is Becoming a Pattern: Vim Shops for Bustle

February 17, 2019

Hello, Dear Readers!  I've just started a new job, which is exciting, but also intense.  So let me introduce you to one of Vim's stress-relieving, coping mechanisms - imaginary shopping!  It's fun, but less stressful than actual shopping, because you're not spending any money.*  Also, you don't even need to leave the comfort of your home, because - the internet.


You know that thing that happens, when you're shopping for a gift for someone, you always find something for yourself?  But if you're shopping for yourself, you inevitably find things for other people?  Well, that's been happening to me a lot, so I present to you (and to her) Vim's Top Finds For Bustle!  (Sure, these ideas may have been inspired by Bustle, but I think you may just find a few things you'll want for yourself).


Bustle's favorite pattern is houndstooth.  She's also been known to sport quite a bit of plaid.  AND, she is also the only 13 year-old I have ever known to brave, and nay, rock, a tweed.  (Bustle and I have known each other a loooong time).  Such is her preppy power.  So the following dresses just cried out to me. 


It's the holy combo of t-shirt and dress!  Comfy!

She's from Downton Abbey, it's too hot for sleeves, and she means business!


I own nary a speck of tweed myself, but honestly?  Would wear. It kind of reminds me of when Kristin Stewart wears Chanel.


This one really leans into its houndstooth-iness - very cute!

 And now, for something completely different.


But you can't live on dresses alone (though I've been accused of it).  So, here are some kicky tops!


Pretty! And with a hint of plaid.


Sometimes Bustle likes a little edge with her prep.


And sometimes she leans a little bohemian.  


And she legitimately owned this shirt in the 80s, I'm pretty sure.  Bustle, if you're feeling nostalgic, it's back.


Everyone needs this skirt, don't you think?


Did I mention her penchant for PLAID?  I also want this coat for myself.


Kerchiefs are back, y'all!  She's one of the few I know who could pull them off.
Nordstroms has LOTS of kerchiefs.


At some point I told her what I was doing, and asked if she had any special requests.  She wanted an Easter dress and some leopard heels (LEOPARD! IT'S LIKE I'M PSYCHIC).  I deliver!


So Sunny!

 Demure and classy.


Let's get this egg-hunt started!


If you just can't pick a pattern.



At your request, Madam!


To conclude, I have enjoyed styling my best friend, as though she were my own personal paper doll.  (And kind of hope she follows up this post with one where she styles me!) . My childhood whimsy is clearly still intact.  I'm just dangerous now, because I have a credit card.  


*(Note: imaginary shopping can occasionally lead to actual shopping). 

** Another note: for a few of these items, we are using affiliate links, and get a small commish if you purchase from them. :)



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