Monday, November 29, 2010

Polka dots and flowers

I wore this outfit to get lunch. I think it looks modern. I can not stop wearing this jacket. I haven't worn this dress in a while because it is almost childlike. So I really need to avoid looking like a kid when I wear it.
Dress-vintage,Jacket-me,Belt-forever 21,Tights-We Love Colors, Shoes- thrift
I think the print is adorable; it is polka dots and flowers. I have to go back to school tomorrow after having a week long break.
How was your Thanksgiving?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Denim Jacket

I finally finished my denim jacket. I finished it this morning before I went out. I made my mom wait about 20 minutes so I could put the sleeves in it. I used Simplicity 2443; it's a Cynthia Rowley pattern. I really like it.
jacket - me, dress- rodarte for target, tights- filene's basement
It's starting to get to cold to take photos outside.
I really liked this pattern. It has a lot of pockets so I won't have to use a purse when I go out. I thought the sleeves were really difficult. The placket was really hard. But I think they turned out fine. I took a lot of care to make the inside pretty. I did Hong Kong seams on the inside since it is unlined and jackets are garment that I take off a lot. I used space print cotton for my front facings because I thought denim would be too heavy and the print is a lot more fun. I had this left over from when I made my friend pj pants. It was out when I was cutting fabric so I picked it. I wish I would have done the waist facing in it too because it feels a bit heavy. I'm really happy with this jacket.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

3 years of Blogging

This is my third year of blogging so, its a special video post!

I made this on Monday. I think I look really excited in that video. It's been a really busy week! I have my last show tonight which is really bittersweet. Thank you guys for reading and commenting.

Here is a collage of my favorite outfits!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pretty Winter Coats

As you can probably tell by now dresses are my favorite item of clothing, but outerwear comes in a close second. If I had a coat and jacket for every different outfit I would be a happy happy girl.
My favorite coat is the orange coat from Breakfast At Tiffany's. Most people admire the little black dresses in this movie but, the orange coat inspired me to make my winter coat orange. I think it is the best thing ever. It is simple but has great details like the standing collar.

Or the little knot in the back. The length of the sleeves is interesting an good because it allows you to show off a pair of longer gloves.
Today, I'm going to show you some of my favorite coats in stores this season.
I love Kate Spade's clothes and if money was no option I would have everything on her site. The Mona Coat ( $745) looks so cozy and the collar is a giant bow. A leopard coat adds glamour to anything. The galleria Lynda ($595) looks great with a lot of looks. It looks great with jeans too.
I really like the color on this one. It looks like something Betty Draper would wear. $68

I love the scallop hem on this coat and I like that its mimicked on the sleeves. The full skirt is also good because you can wear puffy dresses under it with out smashing them. The decorative stitching makes it prettier than the average coat. $259.99