Monday, November 12, 2012

Black And White

I wore this to school last week. Most of the outfit is from JcPenney. Totally didn't plan that.
Coat-Thrift, Bag,Skirt,Blouse- JcPenney, Tights-Target,Necklace- Loft, Shoes- Aerosoles
I really like the combination of all the black and whites together.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Green

This is from a while ago. I didn't know they were still on the computer.
Top and Skirt- H&M,Jacket- Rugged Warehouse,Tights- Target,Shoes-Aersoles
Isn't this sequined jacket cool? I got it from Rugged Warehouse. I thought they sold kayaks but they actually sell clothes.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Lady Suits

As you know, I've been working on a leopard suit. I'll show you my fabrics as soon as I'm done the first muslin. I wanted to highlight some cool lady suits.

Even when Alice + Olivia does men's inspired it is still girly. The stripes are really cool. The way the jacket is horizontal while the pants are vertical makes the suit a little bit more interesting.
This lady suit is from Prabal Gurung. The print is so modern but the cut is really classic.
This look from Diane Von Furstenberg is totally printed. It's the opposite of less is more.
Emma Roberts in Nanette Lepore. When I saw this photo on Tom and Lorenzo I knew it would be perfect for illustrating the kind of pants I want: cropped, not to tight. I love this suit because of the print and the modern blazer.
What do you think about lady suits?
Runway photos are from style.com

Monday, October 8, 2012

Anna Dello Russo

I love Anna Dello Russo's style; its fearless and fun. I think she is good to pull some inspiration from. If you take some things from her looks like colors, shapes or embellishments you can really have some fun with your wardrobe. So here are some ways to inject some of Anna's drama into your looks.
I really like this outfit. I love the embellished circle skirt with a cozy sweater. This is more of a party look because of all the embellishments. It's sort of subtle because all the embellishments are monochromatic. I love this vintage sweater. It is entirely beaded. This skirt has a great texture on the fabric. Normally, I don't go too matchy-matchy with shoes but this has both of the outfits main colors.
I love the colors and the textures in this outfit. She does double crocodile.The main thing we are taking from this look is the colors. Pink looks so good with green. This vintage green jacket is totally retro but the fur collar means you don't need a necklace. I love the shape on these J. Crew pants and the shades work well together. Since the jacket is so bold, all you need is a simple top like this one from Kirna Zabete for Target. The polka dots give it some interest. And turquoise shoes round out the look.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lace

I wore this to school. I wanted to pair it with some red heels but the weather had other ideas so I went with my standard gold flats. My normal tripod broke so I got a new cheap one that I don't really like so I need to get a better one soon. My mom took these pictures.
Dress and bracelet-Vintage,Sweater-Loft,Belt- New York and Company, Tights- We Love Colors, Shoes- Aerosoles
I really like the combination of a sweater and lace. I got this dress at Honfest from a street vendor. I love the lace and the bodice has a little touch of rhinestones on it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Party

I also threw a party over the weekend. I wore one of my vintage dresses. I think the dress is really cool my parents think it looks like a dress for a stripper funeral.
Dress- Vintage (dreamland), Shoes- Philadelphia, Tights- Urban outfitters, Belt- Filene's Basement
I think this dress is cool because it's close to being a trapeze dress without so much volume. It has a floral sheath dress and a flowy chiffon outlayer. I still don't think I'm ready for all the volume so I belted it. It gives it a more 50s look.
I really like these shoes but they are definitely not the shoes for hostessing in. I took them off after a half hour.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Renaissance Woman

Over the weekend,I went to a renaissance festival. I didn't have an appropriate long dress so I used a cape to make a short dress longer.
Dress-Target,Shoes- Aerosoles,Cape- thrift
The dress is even cuter by itself.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

McCalls 6078

I made McCalls 6078 this week. I wanted to make a knit top before I dive into the Donna Karan sweater. I loved the dramatic back on view A. Knits were easier to sew than I thought they would be. I used a combination of zig-zag stitching and strecthing while sewing. If I make another knit project I may try some of the stretch stitches that came with my machine.
I like the top but I don't think it is my favorite on me. I love the back
I think the top looks better on my backwards because it appears more fitted but, you lose all the drama in the back.
Since it was a little too big I offered it to my mom and it looks way better on her.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Games

I wore this to game night.
I got these pants from Yesterdaze in Florida. I think the print is so cool.
Pants-Vintage,Shoes and bag- thrift,Necklace- Forever 21, Blazer- Loft,Tank- Rave
I like the navy with the pants but I think next time a navy blouse instead of a tank top. I think this would look good with purple too.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Cords

I wore this to school. It's one of the dresses I got from Yesterdaze in Tampa.
Dress-Vintage,Shoes- Aerosoles, Purse-Gift
I really love the color on this dress. It's the perfect color for transitioning between summer and fall.
What attracted me to the dress the most were the corded pintucks. They add so much intrest to the full skirt.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Leopard

I wore this to school. This is one of my go to dresses. It's so simple to wear and comfortable but looks so put together.
I got my hair cut. It's a smidge shorter and layered.
Dress- Trashy Diva,Tights- Target, Shoes- Aerosoles
I like these Aerosole ballet flats. They have the sweetness of normal flats but the sole is substantial so there is something between me and the ground.

Monday, September 10, 2012

DVF Spring 2013

I love Diane Von Furstenburg. She is the perfect designer for women because you can wear her at any age. I'm sure when I'm 80 I'll still be wearing my DvF dresses.
For Spring 2013, her collection started off in black and white then exploded into color. I loved the blues she choose. The colors are so vivid and the jumpsuits and pants are so effortlessly chic.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Accidental Dress

My plans for this project were to use McCall's 6331 to make the romper and make Tilly's picnic blanket skirt in the left over fabric. So I would be able to make my romper look like a dress if I wanted to. The inspiration for this romper was Jenny Lewis. I pinned my romper together and instead of looking super cool, I looked 5 years old. I bought the fabric a while ago when I didn't realize quilting cotton was inappropriate for clothes. The fit was pretty good so I may make it in a hot pink linen next summer.

It doesn't look too bad on the hanger but looked immature on me. So I made lemonade from lemons. I took the fabric that I cut for the skirt and cut a slit in the back and used it to make a skirt for the dress. I gathered it on the side because I think that looks better on me than gathers everywhere.
It gapes a bit on the side but I can live with that.
I did a machine zipper and hem on this. My machine zippers still need a little work since I usually insert them by hand. I haven't found a technique that works great for me yet.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Yesterdaze

A few weeks ago I went to Florida. My family decided to stay a few days in Tampa because we'd never been there before. We didn't really like Tampa but I found a vintage store that made the city great. It's called Yesterdaze. It was my kind of vintage store: packed wall to wall with clothes and cheap. I found so many things but I had to pick a few because there's only so much room in one suitcase.
I got this salmon coat I think it will be so perfect for spring and early fall! I love the sleeve length.
I love this dress because of its flattering shape, mustard color and the lovely details. Just check out those corded pintucks.
I'm not completely sure what to wear these pants with but they are so special I couldn't leave it behind.
Isn't this amazing! I've already worn it to a drag show in Key West. When drag queen approve of your dress, it's a great dress
And I picked some accessories: clip on earrings, telephone brooch, and rainbow ring.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Cupcakes

I love to bake. I don't come up with my own recipes but I have found the greatest chocolate cupcake recipe. The ones I made this time were Chocolate Peanut butter cupcakes. It's Glorious Treats recipe.
I topped them with tiny Reese's cups and used a Ziploc bag to pipe on the icing.This is the only chocolate cupcakes recipe I will use. I put it with a peppermint Swiss meringue butter cream for Christmas.
Since only 3 people in my house eat cupcakes and I hate changing around recipes I brought some into work and they were gone in seconds and got rave reviews. So if you need cupcakes use this recipe.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

First Day

I wore this on my first day of school. Afterwards, I cooked dinner with a friend. We have a great system where I take care of the vegatables and she does the meat.

Top-JC Penney, Skirt- Made by me, Sweater- New York and Company

Monday, August 27, 2012

Party

My friend threw a party and while most people don't dress up, when the party word is thrown out my mind goes straight to sequins. I also could not wait to wear this dress again. I picked it up in Tampa and wore it to a drag show in Key West.
I just love the beading.
And I love the super low back. I paired with everything black to let the dress really shine.
Dress- Vintage,Tights and shoes- Target, Blazer- Loft

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dots

I wore this to run to Target and the beauty supply store.
I really wanted to wear my polka dot pants because they are so fun. They are almost the right length because they are ankle pants for normal heighted people. I love polka dots so I paired a polka dotted top with the pants.
Pants- JcPenney,Blouse H&M,Blazer- Loft, Shoes- Old Navy, Bag- Kenneth Cole Reaction
I really like the combination of dots and leopard but I pretty much like anything and leopard.