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Another fine night at The 5 Spot folks.  

Skirt: 50’s Vintage
Top: American Apparel
Belt: Vintage Hand-me-down from Grandma Evelyn 
Heals: Liz Clayborn?
This outfit is such a winner– I think I am going to wear it often this summer.
Thanks for reading friends.
Sincerely,
Nora Jane
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Dear Friends,

It appears that old man winter rolled over Spring and now Summer is upon us.  Which means…dresses, dresses, and more dresses!
Here’s what I wore to band practice yesterday:
This cotton sun dress, from Zachary Smile in NYC, was made with pieces of vintage fabric.  My band-mate, Danny Clark, is sporting Liberty Overalls and a neon orange uke.
Life is good!
Thanks for reading friends,
Nora Jane
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Dear Friends,
They say “Dress for the job you want” and what I want is to play music on stage so whenever I go out, I put on a dress, just in case a position opens up.
Last night at the Special Consensus CD release party at The World Famous Station Inn, I got my first chance to play on the Station Inn stage with the fantastic bluegrass band, Special Consensus.  It was an honor, a pleasure, and a surprise!
I was so glad that I put on this sweet little nautical number.  The white strips along the bottom really pop from the stage and I even wore a leather belt with a leather buckle so as to not scratch Justin Carbone’s beautiful Collings guitar.  Fashion and function should always meet so easily.
Thanks for reading friends.
Sincerely,
Nora Jane
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I just bought this charming 1930’s chocolate-brown lace dress on Sunday and if there’s one thing that makes me feel good about buying new-old dresses, it’s wearing them out for a night on the town the next day!  

This dress is facinating because, like all dresses from the earlier part of the 20th century, it has no zipper.  However, unlike the other dresses I have seen from the 30’s and 40’s, this dress closes with beautiful sturdy brass hooks rather than buttons or snaps.  Sturdy breass hooks paired with intricate brown lace make this dress seem very much like a work of art.  

Monday night is Nashville is my favorite night in Nashville.  WESTERN SWING NIGHT!!!
First, dancing at Robert’s on Broadway to John Legend’s fantastic Western Swing band.  
This past Monday was particularly wonderful because a big group of friends got together to engage in some good clean dancing fun.  In these photos:  Emily Miller, Jesse Milnes, Joe Bass, Allison Williams, Joe Overton, and a new acquaintance; my dear friend Emily Miller recognized the sharp looking gent at the bar as none other than the Manuel, the “Rhinestone Rembrandt.”  Manuel has been creating couture for musicians, including Johnny Cash, Elvis, and Bob Dylan.  We got our picture made with him — how fashion blog appropriate is that?  
After dancing at Robert’s, we headed over to the World Famous Station Inn to see the best music Nashville has to offer– The Time Jumpers.  Folks, if you ever come to Nashville, make sure you arrange your visit so that you can stay in town Monday night.  The music of the Time Jumpers will change you, for the better.  
If you can’t make it on a Monday night, try for a Wednesday night and go see the reigning Swing Vocalist of the Year, Carolyn Martin with her fine band at the Nashville Palace.  She is a joy.
All of this good music almost makes a gal not care what she’s wearing…almost.
Thanks for reading friends.
Fondly,
Nora Jane
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