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Article: pleats please

Inslee By Design

pleats please

I'm looking forward to wearing accordion pleats this spring. (ahhh I just had to read that sentence and laugh at myself a little bit. fashion blogging really is so ridiculous, isn't it?) Anyway, loving the tiny pleats and looking forward to  finding a floaty skirt like this one. And added bonus, these skirts are a built in weight management system. Because, even though they are made up of hundreds of tiny folds that are capable of spreading out into a larger skirt, there is nothing worse than accordion pleats that are well... accordion-ing. They must lie flat and neatly tucked for this look to work. Something to consider when the second tray of nachos comes out at the Super Bowl party this weekend. I for one am boycotting the Super Bowl this year, not as a nacho avoidance tactic, but because instead I will be busily working away on behind the scenes odds and ends that keep Inslee By Design a functioning little business. You'd be surprised how much hard work that doesn't involve a paint brush goes into running this operation!

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tiny dancer

I spent my days in school doodling my way through math classes, filling pages with these tiny sketches of ballerinas. At the end of class I'd give pages of ballerinas to my friends as locker art....

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