Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dummy Ideas

I thought the outfits on these two mannequins in Lane Bryant were cute.

Also from Lane Bryant: I loved this when I saw it an was even tempted to buy the skirt until I remembered I have a sequins dress and a white button down. I plan to where them together to get the same effect!

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Idea library

Here's another entry for the idea library...

Jazz up a sweatshirt! Simple way would be to add a scarf or pashmina or add bling. What do you think?

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011


I thought for sure since I searched high and low for a 2in skinny heel CREAM ankle boot last year to no avail surely there'd be one this year cuz that's what I do! I predict trends (hello poncho and maxi dress)! Well something's off! I can't find a CUTE short cream heel boot to save my life! Argh! Let me know if you have/do.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

TOTALLY TUBULAR BRACELET {from green eyed monster)



My line-up of DIY projects was put on hold last week when a friend's grandfather passed away. She asked if I could make her and her family a series of red, tubular embroidery thread bracelets to wear during the mourning period. And so back into the friendship-making mindset I went!

Given that this woman not only threw me a whale of a baby shower, sewed the cover for the girls' loveseat, knit Sunny the most adorable sock monkey stuffed animal, and hemmed fabric for a project I will unveil in the coming weeks, I dove right in. Since I spend up to four hours a day breastfeeding Courtland, I was fortunate to have a pattern in mind that was easy to do with baby strapped to boob. I used only red thread, but you could easily mix it up with an array of multi-colored strands for an interesting effect.

While certainly a sad reason to engage in this project, I am happy that a little tutorial could come from it.

To learn how to tie a sliding knot, refer to this video tutorial.


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Friday, October 14, 2011

I love you Mary Jane

I considered these until I tried them on. Their shape and heel shape made them odd looking. I used to have a simple black Mary Jane heel and I got rid of them. Oh well. The thrill of the hunt!

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DIY Principle

My number 1 DIY principle is to make what is simpler and cheaper to make than to buy in a store. That being said I saw these in a fabric store. I paused because they claim to magically keep your pants in your boots. I inspected the package anticipating just that... magic! Instead I found a piece of elastic held together by Velcro. In essence, a rubber band you can open and close.

Total DIY for $3 max. This is being sold for $11.99.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Impressive and Inspirational

I haven't seen a complete collection I love in it's entirety since... Well I can't remember when. Here is Marina Rinaldi.
What do you think?

You can see more Marina Rinaldi at the Marina Rinaldi Blog!

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Email account hacked

My apologies for the bogus post. Evidently my email account has been hacked!

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Friday, October 7, 2011

My rosy cheeks

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