What’s The Word, Bird?


I just love the above quote because it is so true. I believe looking nice is just a visual courtesy. I remember when I was a teenager I purchased a tee shirt with an anti-religion sentiment printed across the chest. My father, who never took an interest in my wardrobe, said I would be wearing that tee shirt in public over his dead body and I needed to go up and change. I obeyed him but I thought he was being absolutely ridiculous. Looking back on it now I realize that the shirt could have easily gotten me into a world of hurt because what was printed was downright rude and I am sure someone would have read it and taken offense. It was a very good lesson in the idea that you are what you wear. If you want to be treated with kindness and respect then you need to dress with civility and not wander through the grocery store in pants with a ripped bottom.

It was an eclectic week here on The Glamorous Housewife. I wrote about topics ranging from gardening to introducing a new music series written by a guest poster. I also introduced you ladies to a fantastic Etsy jewelry store, and I even wrote two fashion posts (here and here). I also want to make sure you all enter the Craftsy Contest I wrote about at the end of this post. I am taking a Craftsy online class and it is amazing so I want to be sure one of my dear readers wins a free class as well.

Weekly Links

It has kinda been slow when it comes to links I think you dolls would enjoy, but I scraped a few together and I hope you enjoy them.


Did you hear they found the worlds oldest face cream in London? Seriously! Check it out here.


I love it when I randomly come across vintage images while reading mainstream media. (here)


I don’t wear perfume (I know, totally shocking! But since I had babies it gives me a headache.) but I was fascinated by this Dita interview (here) where she discusses how she created her own fragrance.


I leave you with your laugh of the week. Cats that look like pin-up models! Hilarious! (here)


  1. says

    i agree with you about dressing nice and clean as polite behavior.
    but with “pretty” it´s another case: when i was younger i needed to style less pretty for business occasions with ugly glasses, unflattering colors and cuts to be respected. maybe it is a german thing……..
    and I just saw that I missed this week much beauty! especially your daily outfits! this sandals! :-)

  2. Kelly says

    I completely agree with you about your post ‘Being well dressed is a beautiful form of politeness’. I blame the relaxed dress codes for the popularity of NOT dressing up that even has people thinking it is ok to wear jeans to weddings (yes a male guest did this at my wedding).

    When a person wears sloppy clothing out to dinner, a party, a wedding etc they are basically saying that they don’t think that the event/host is important enough for them to be bothered making any effort for.

    Being well dressed is not about being beautiful or showing off. Its a visual way of telling others “I think you are important. I want to make an effort for you”

  3. says

    That’s a great quote. At work, we are allowed to wear whatever we want, but I always try to look put-together. I think it shows that you care about yourself. And to be honest, picking out something that looks nice is not much harder than throwing on a pair of jeans and a tee-shirt.

  4. says

    The kitties that look like pin-ups are so darling! I’ll have to keep an eye on the snaps I take of Stella from now on to see if I can match any of them to famous vintage pin-up illustrations, too.

    ♥ Jessica

  5. Michelle says

    I’ve been hemming and hawing about posting this for a few days now! Of course, you should always look your best, and occasion-appropriate. But, the nicest way to show how classy you are is to treat all around you with dignity, respect and civility. :) Which I am sure all the ladies reading this site do!!

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