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Shop Mieux: the sweetest online consignment shop ever

Okay, ladies. You know how much I love consignment shops, right? (Peonies, Plato’s Closet, and Uptown Consignment are my Connecticut faves.) Well hold on to your stylish pants! I just found the sweetest online consignment shop ever: Shop Mieux. That’s French for “Shop Better,” which is pretty spot-on. (Edit: Mieux & Mieux officially changed their name to Shop Mieux this [Read on...]

Yesterday's Threads: The high-low skirt

the high-low skirt - front - poor and pretty

Yesterday was one of those magical days where I woke up late and still somehow managed to throw together a really great outfit during my rush to get ready for work. I knew I wanted to wear my new high-low skirt. Then I grabbed [Read on...]

Crafty inspiration: For the Makers

for the makers - notebook & poppy pouch supplies - poorandpretty

Have you heard of For the Makers? I think they put it best when they say, “It’s one part magazine, one part coolest craft store ever.” It’s a craft subscription box which, for only $29/month (including shipping), gives you everything you [Read on...]

Be Organized: DIY framed pegboard organizer


As promised, here is my tutorial on how Stan and I made a framed pegboard organizer for my office! I am loving how much we’ve been crafting, decorating, and home improving together in the new condo. This was a fun and fairly easy collaborative project. It’s pretty fantastic, and has lots [Read on...]

FashionABLE: How beautiful scarves empower female entrepreneurs in Africa

FashionABLE Etanesh & Meseret scarves - poor and pretty

Have you heard of FashionABLE? It’s a non-profit organization that works to create sustainable businesses in Africa through scarves. They do this by empowering women to start small business cooperatives, and partnering with manufacturers who are required to employ women with fair wages [Read on...]