Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Tonight's the night! Spring into the Arts, and of course I had to come up with a Peacock Fairy appropriate outfit. Somehow I think you know that's not too much of a challenge for me. The maxi dress and lime wedges are pieces I've had for quite some time, paired with my new chambray shirt. I am wearing one of the necklaces that was recently published in Jewelry Affaire. It is currently for sale on Etsy, and will be for sale this evening as well. The matching earrings already sold.......
Last night, I whipped up some last minute necklaces and earrings. Collar necklaces are right on trend and I've had this idea to make some out of tin for quite some time. I must say, I am a bit in love with them! Especially the emerald lace printed one. Emerald is the color of the year and lace is such a popular material right now.
I've got a good variety of tin cuff bracelets on hand. I got that awesome wire peacock on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $7. He has so many display possibilities. Owls and birds are a no brainer when it comes to earrings.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
|LOVING this statement necklace, with a touch of tin...|
|Long necklace with tin accent.....|
|Owls with tin tummies!|
|LOVE how these tin earrings turned out!|
|Tin heart earrings|
Recently, I have been focusing on either statement necklaces, or simpler pieces with a focus on upcycled tin. I am really enjoying what is coming out of the studio. If you are local, I hope to see you..... the event runs from 5-9 and I will be at Elwell Salon. Grab a map and check out all of the awesome artists, musicians, and yummy food!
I'm planning to do a big Etsy update once the show is over. If there is anything you are interested in purchasing, just contact me!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Lace is all over the place!
I knew I wasn't going to invest until I found a piece I totally loved. And luckily, I didn't have to invest too much at TJ Maxx which is where I found this hi-lo maxi dress. It reminds me of something I would see on the sites of Anthropologie, Free People or Lucky Brand - but for much more. It is going to be so versatile for me as I can think of a million ways to accessorize it with various belts, jewelry, jackets, sweaters and sandals.
Case in point, I took these pics on the same day. During the day I had on a jean jacket and booties, and in the evening when I was playing with my son in the yard it was warm enough to ditch the jacket and go barefoot. It's been fun too, experimenting with picture taking (lighting, poses, etc...) - I just love the sunlight in the evenings!
Lace hi-lo maxi dress: TJ Maxx
Jean jacket: TJ Maxx
Booties: Sam Edelman "Vanna" via eBay
Necklace: Lucky Brand
Friday, May 10, 2013
I've finally given into purchasing a chambray shirt. I have resisted for so long, not seeing what the big deal almost every fashion blog I follow made it out to be. I'm not a huge fan of button up shirts to begin with, and I have a few jean jackets. Why would I need a denim like shirt? I'll tell you why:
It can be layered under or over almost anything! And paired with most any color!
I found this Nine West beauty at TJ Maxx. When it comes to basics like this, I want a good deal. If no one is going to know if I got it at J. Crew, why spend the money? The only time I spend a bit more on clothes is if they are unique and/or have special details.
It's making it's first debut layered under a strapless dress, inspired by an actual dress from Anthropologie shown below (that has the shirt part attached). I have always layered OVER strappy or strapless dresses, so this look is really different for me. I like the fact that my Nine West chambray has the same v-neckline (since it does not button all the way up) which I think helps pull this off successfully. I do apologize for the dreadfully pasty legs though!
You may recognize these shots from our rooftop patio, since I took a lot of outfit shots out there last summer. This is the roof over my studio which leaked last Fall, so we are finishing up the process of coating it and putting the railings back up. I was really careful not to fall off!
Flared Bandana Shirtdress: Anthropologie
I am wearing:
Nine West chambray shirt: TJ Maxx
Maeve Lepidoptera Dress: Anthropologie (see previous outfit here)
Quadrivium Belt: Anthropologie
Earrings: New York & Co.
Watch: Vintage, my Grandpa's
A.N.A. Sandals: JC Penney
Monday, May 6, 2013
Rutzou "Cloak of Quills" Dress - Anthro
Simply Vera Jeans - Kohl's
Candies Sandals - Kohl's
I felt like this funky wrap dress was a little too short for my taste, so I paired it with some distressed jeans for a tunic look. I took these pictures in the woods behind my house. We've lived here for 10 years and I honestly have never explored the woods very far. I really don't have a good reason why. But after seeing how these pictures turned out I sure plan to do so! Remnants of Fall and Winter crunched under my feet as I enjoyed signs of Spring.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
When I saw Corey Lynn Calter’s “Kimono Plumes Midi Dress” on the Anthropologie website, it was love at first sight. As usual, I waited for sale which happened right after Christmas. It was one of those awesome % off the already sale price, and I had just gotten some Christmas money. Done! With any new item of clothing, I am so excited to wear it that I try to “make it work” even if it is not season appropriate. The top was a bit blousier than I cared for so I topped it with an edgy black jacket (TJ Maxx) and some black boots. It just wasn’t right….. the length of the dress bothered me too.
Luckily, I was inspired by Molly (of Anthromollogies) post about how she altered this dress (as well as other clothes). Of course I had been to a tailor on many occasions for other things so I don’t know why I didn’t think of it for this situation. I am so glad I did! I am much happier with the dress now and it looks better as you can see in the results. Softening up the look with the brown in the belt and on the shoes is something I like too. As hard as it was to purposely cut off the lovely peacock feathers, it was necessary to the overall beauty. After all, peacocks shed their feathers every Spring, right?
Outfit, featured on this week’s Reader Outfits over at Effortless Anthropologie:
Corey Lynn Calter “Kimono Plumes Midi Dress” – Anthropologie
Apt 9 Belt – Kohl’s
Necklace – TJ Maxx
Mossimo Patricia Wedge - Target