Posts Tagged ‘ childhood ’

An Ivey Abitz Wardrobe in the Beautiful South

January 28, 2016
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An Ivey Abitz Wardrobe in the Beautiful South

By Liz in the Beautiful South After years of perusing the Ivey Abitz website I am, at long last, an extremely happy new customer. I don’t know why it took me so long to place an order. Clothes are very important to me. One of my cherished, early memories is of my grandmother making...

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Southern Sartorial Elegance

July 8, 2009
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by Anita in the South I am Southern, born and bred. Growing up, my grandmothers made many of my outfits and by age ten, I was sewing in 4-H. I know the hours of work that go into the touches, the details, that make an ensemble not only look perfect but FEEL perfect. I...

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My Precious Baedeker Shirt

May 27, 2008
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I think the last time I had worn taffeta was as a little girl: a poofy skirted dress that always impelled me to twirl around and around pretending I was a ballerina. But then my eyes beheld a beautiful sight one day and I realized that I just HAD to have something in that...

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Self Expression with Mother Superior and Ivey Abitz

April 3, 2008
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i have always had an unusual (sometimes downright weird) unique style and taste. eclectic. that's a good word. since i was a kid, i remember my clothes were important to me in defining who i was. i even went to catholic school and quit because of the uniforms they made us wear every day...

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The Birth of Discernment

February 27, 2008
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Something happens as you grow up. Cycles and trends become easy to predict, because we've finally lived through a few rounds of them and can see it all as a circle and not necessarily a linear progression. Trends are finally seen for what they are: gimmicks to promote impulsive spending... But there are...

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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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