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Mandi of Making Nice in the Midwest

One of the most hopeful and engaging grouping of words in our language is “and more.” You can find it at the bottom of the sign of this music store in Canton where I got my first flute when I was in fourth grade. To my ten-year-old self, “and more” was the beginner flute books and hundreds of lessons that would lead to intermediate books and then eventually complex sheet music for playing with a full band. On television, and more could be the last attempt of an infomercial to make a quick sale- something we all laugh at and parody in our day-to-day lives. And more is the extra yumminess of veggies on a cheese pizza or the candy toppings at a froyo shop. But in my life this Summer, I want that little phrase to be extended to, “and bike rides at dusk, and picnics overlooking the city, and star gazing on warm nights, and running through sprinkers with our clothes on, and having messy car washes with my family, and drinking on the patio with friends, and beating cancer. I’m so excited for this Summer and more!

O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

  • hat: vintage from What Ezekiel Saw on Etsy, similar one here
  • blouse: vintage Victorian undergarment, similar one here, here, here, and here
  • necklaces: vintage Amber (similar pendant here), heirloom cross from my grandmother
  • slacks: from Marshalls, similar pair here
  • shoes: thrifted, similar pair here

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19 Responses

  1. Jenna says:

    Cute outfit! I have to ask what you’re wearing on your lips I love the color.

  2. Ruth says:

    Love this look!

  3. Susan says:


  4. Elle says:

    Thank you for the summer (and outfit!) inspiration. You look beautiful!

  5. You look just grand Mandy!

    hugs from Germany!


  6. Tara says:

    I love your outfit! That shirt is amazing!

  7. Jessica says:

    I was thinking about you earlier today. Hoping you are doing well. You are beautiful, and oh so talented. You are also brave!

    I hope this summer brings you all that you want, and more. :) You are an inspiration!

  8. paula strong says:

    you are looking FABULOUS DARLING1111

  9. sophie says:

    You look so beautiful!

  10. I´m new in your blog and really like all the vintage this you´ve got here!!! Lovely!!! :)

  11. Kristian says:

    Such a cute outfit and such a lovely vision for summer!

  12. Marie says:

    Do you have a new tatoo? :)

    • Mandi says:

      No, I have had work done twice and the last time was a couple of years ago. Which area were you wondering about? Just curious. :)

  13. Emily says:

    From one Ohio girl to another, I love your outlook on things and I hope you’re doing well. All the prayers and good vibes to you from Columbus! <3

  14. Love this outfit Mandi – you look so cute and sassy. :)

  15. you “pied piper it”!
    Love this outfit!

  16. Aryanne says:

    You’re absolutely beautiful!

    Keep in peace


  17. Katherine says:

    Great outfit -I can’t quit my obsession for polka dots!

  18. Violet says:

    Seriously. Your hat wearing skills are way above average. They all look so good on you!

    (And can we get a fuck yes — pardon! — to that last part?!)