Maeve from Minnesota

A Queen of All She Surveys in Ivey Abitz

February 25, 2008
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I wouldn’t want to read too much into my shirt and skirt, but I think if I had been sitting there in a sweatshirt, jeans, and loafers, the conversation would not have started in the same way. I, of course, didn’t feel like a queen, but I did have that relaxed sort of sophisticated...

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More Everyday Experiences in the Camilla Shirt

February 24, 2008
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I have now worn the Camilla Shirt on many, many occasions. I wore it to the local Opera House for an evening fundraiser. I wore it to a huge brunch for 80 people. I wore it to a large cocktail party of 50 people. I’ve worn it to town, to church, and to dinner....

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Camilla Shirt – The Everywoman Shirt

February 23, 2008
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The Camilla Shirt is a wonder. Every woman should have one. It’s an Everywoman Shirt.

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Everyday Chores in Ivey Abitz

February 19, 2008
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It falls like a skirt, feels like a skirt, but has the wearability of a trouser. I am finding them very versatile. It’s like having 2 items of clothing for the price of 1.

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I Love the Baedeker and the Baedeker Loves Me

February 17, 2008
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A friend of mine is a no-nonsense tower of strength. She is a former police officer and now the director of a university criminal justice department specializing in human trafficking. We were talking about teaching our grandchildren lessons. I asked her what she teaches her granddaughters. I readied myself for a learning experience. She...

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Finding Healing in Ivey Abitz Garments

February 16, 2008
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I stopped wearing clothing that was expensive, beautiful, or attracted attention to myself. Instead of honoring my grief and expressing it with dignity through “mourning attire” as people have done throughout the ages, I instead turned into an invisible frump. The healing in all of this is the way in which I could have...

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Ivey Abitz Clothing as a Healer

February 14, 2008
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When I slip into a piece of unique, comfortable, sophisticated wearable art, my experience of myself changes. I feel interesting again (and I am!), vital (I am), attractive (I can be), with a bit of penache (and I love that!). Something else happens as well. I feel better about presenting myself. Wearing clothing that...

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