The Smuggler's Wife

Clothes definitely add a certain "mood" to my day. Put me in a trench coat and beret and I'll be feeling mysterious like a spy for most of the day. Try on a tulle skirt and flats and I'll probably be reliving my childhood ballet fantasies. Given the opportunity I will dress for the occasion; nautical clothes to go by the seaside, dramatic long dresses when exploring ancient stone circles, etc. A woman in the right clothes is prepared for anything. This however was not the case when Thomas and I went to the movies last night (half price Tuesdays woo-hoo!) and on the way he decided to stop and get a milkshake from his favorite shop. Since movie theaters usually frown on you bringing your own food inside he asked me to smuggle his milkshake inside in my purse...My new, perfectly round circle purse from Bell&Fox. This is not the purse you carry when you plan on smuggling a milkshake into a movie theater! My novelty popcorn purse would have been perfect--on theme for the location and a flat bottom and firm sides that would prevent any milkshake spilling. But a circle purse? Totally impractical for a milkshake and not within theme at all. My dress's print has a lot of cute items in it, but no milkshakes! Still, I reluctantly agreed to attempt to carry the contraband, using the contents of my purse to try to build a base around the milkshake and worrying the whole time we stood in line that my purse was being ruined and a tell-tale leak of strawberry milkshake would soon betray us. We did manage to pull of the con, purse and milkshake unscathed!
P.S. Get 20% off any Bell&Fox purse that catches your fancy with code "aclotheshorse20" milkshakes, thankfully, not included.



  1. Oh, clothes definitely affects our moods so much! I feel like such a frump when I dress like a frump for work (which is always, HAHA)!

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  2. Clothes definitely add a mood for me as well. For me, if I look good, I feel good. So I dress "girly" or "sophisticated," it makes me feel like I'm going to have a good day.

    Love your dress, it's beautiful!


  3. How do you find the fit on dresses from The Other Sparrows? I'm always hesitant to place a huge order from an international seller - and find out nothing fits. Wondering if, in your experience, they run small or short? Thanks for the lovely post!

    1. Hi Quick Brown Fox! I'd say their classic Sparrow dresses are cut like petite clothes (shorter torso and shorter skirt), but I'm 5'1" so I think the fit is perfect for me. I think if you're taller then you'd find them short not just in the skirt, but too highwaisted as well. But their other clothes it really depends on the style of the piece; like their midi dresses fit like a classic midi dress (comparable sizing/fit to ASOS main collection). Hope that helps!

  4. Great dress, great mood! :)

  5. Your dress is so cute, I am obsessed with that print

  6. It was a win win- you still have a milk shakeless/ purse, and he got his milk shake! Such a petty print by the way!

  7. I love it when you tell us these little anecdotes XD. It's so much fun to read!

  8. Ha, how often boys make fun of our many, many accessories, yet then always want us to carry/smuggle things in them!

  9. Funny how at first I just read your title and saw the dress print and my mind made far fetched connections, probably because I know how theme oriented your posts can be. I thought of WWII and how, because of shortages, luxury items like some women's products could only be found on the black market. And then I was further thrown off by the Moon Landing cover, haha. But I guess you were going for color there. Having a story for your clothes can be such fun, whether in real life or just in your mind : )


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