Donna Reed By Way of DVF

DVF Coat-dress and Steve Madden Shoes

Dear Donna Reed,

I hope this letter finds you well, though the fact that you died 3 decades ago raises some doubt to that end.

As a modern woman I wanted to thank you for your vast influences and assure you that the style ideologies you embodied have sustained well beyond your days. I am sure I speak for a great many of my fellow 21st century ladies when say that your lessons can be seen in every facet of our fashion existences.

For example;

· Whether your soufflĂ© rises or fails to do so has little to do with whether or not you wear pearls; so wear them.

· Regardless of the activity, heels are always appropriate. Whether scouring the oven, shopping for groceries or darning socks a great heel makes the occasion just bit more glamorous. There are even some kitten heels that are suitable for exercise.

· Me without makeup is simply a rumor. Nobody has any concrete proof and very few people have actually seen it.

· While it is never seemly for a lady to HAVE a beard, it is perfectly fine for her to BE a beard.

· Hard hair looks better in photos than soft hair.

I am dedicating today’s blog to you, Ms. Reed and in your honor I am wearing my eggplant Diane Von Furstenberg coat dress ($2.50 at the Locust Valley Boy and Girls Club Rummage Sale)and almost matching heels (Steve Madden -4.99 at a Mandees that was going out of business)and even though it is a beautiful day I am using my kitchen as my backdrop since, you will be proud to note, I spend 90% of my waking hours there anyway.
Your Loyal Follower,
Beth @refashionrecyclereuse.blogspot.com


  1. You look stunning in this outfit. I have some shoes like that...I think I'm going to have to copy you. :)

  2. Dear- I love your blog, too :-)
    You are soooooooooooooooo pretty!
    Enjoy your day, Mrs Prada ;-)
    Hugs, Ines

  3. I would like to shop where you shop. Please take me.
    Thanks for the lovely comment. I have visited your blog before but I didn't put "Beth" together with it until know. We have many mutual friends. Go Us!
    Adding you to my favs.
    Love the letter and the dress. and shoes.

  4. Love the dress but love the shoes even more!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I added yours to my blog list. Hope that's ok!


  5. You crack me up and look fabulous doing it, as always!

  6. Looking glam and fabulous!! Hope you have a wonderful wknd!! xoxo

  7. Five dollars for those shoes? I am completely jealous! You look fabulous in purple, and heels really do make even the most boring activity glamorous and fun.

    Chic on the Cheap

  8. LOVE that dress!!! :D :D
    And this reminds me of the Donna Reed episode of Gilmore Girls :D

  9. Love the dress. I would kill for deals like that. I guess that the plus of living in a city.
    Well, I'm off to find my pearls :)


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