Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sequin Busy




fall fashion, sequin top, thrifted

Top: Better On You
Pants: Thrifted
Sandals: Vegas Outlet Mall
Bangles: Dollar store


We have had some amazing weather here for the month of October, in fact I can't remember ever having such a nice October around here. Unfortunately the full time work load and part time classes have prevented me from enjoying the weather as much as I would like. Then add in the four Halloween costumes I've been making and I've got myself a big pile of work.

I can't wait to post photos of Halloween costumes.



Monday, October 6, 2014

To The Max



maxi dress, printed fabric

Maxi Dress: Selfmade
Sunnies: Aldo
Sandals: Aldo


I've been making the most of the delightful weather we've had around here and wearing dresses as much as possible. It's funny because it's nice enough during the day still to wear dresses but quite a few evenings have cooled off so much I've worn a scarf with a light jacket in the morning. Oh well. I love all the layering of fall fashion so I will be making the most of that!

Too bad I was so lazy I got the beau to take these photos on the iphone instead of my DSLR and this was the result!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Shoe Clips

shoe clips, butterflies, DIY

I made shoe clips! I actually made a couple pairs and can't wait to try them out.

Natasha has done a great DIY so you can make your own too.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Burberry Prorsum DIY



I was super inspired by these fun painted bags by Burberry Prorsum and decided to give it a try.

You will need:

A purse of your liking
Paint brush
Paint
Paint dishes
Finishing spray

I thrifted this patent purse and picked up some paint colours to go with this project. I ended up stuffing the purse with magazines to make the side even and easier to paint on.

fall fashion, art, painting
Start with the stem and leaves to get the proportion you want.

Burberry Prorsum, DIY, Purse
 Add your flowers and any extra details and voila! 

Don't forget to finish up with a finishing spray to protect your work of art.

I have a lot of other fall fashion ideas to put into action so stay tuned! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

On The Fringe




Dress: Ross
Sandals: Marks
Bracelets: Suzy Shier

I'm enjoying the last of the summer days and this fun fringe dress. 
Next up, fall fashion!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stripey Skirt, Lazy Skirt

striped skirt



Top: Thrifted
Skirt: Self made
Tights: Winners
Booties: Nine West


I had started this skirt a while ago and then finally got around to putting on the waistband and doing the hem this weekend. The gorgeous weather was all the incentive I needed to get it done so I could enjoy it! The skirt is a "lazy" pattern where I just cut two pieces the width of the fabric to the desired length, make a seam at the center back and insert a zipper, gathering the skirt into the waistband measuring slightly larger than my waist for an overlap hook and bar closure above the waistband. Easy peasy.
Sadly the dusk lighting doesn't show off the amazing detailing in the sweater.

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Last Of Summer





Ralph Lauren Blazer: Thrifted
Blouse: Thrifted
Shorts: Gift from Natasha

The next couple of days look to be the last of summer around here, I can't complain though summer here has been gorgeous. 

Some big and exciting news for me is that I have gone back to school part time for the fall semester at The Fashion Institute to take some ladies Victorian costume making classes. I will be learning to make corsets, bustles and the clothing of 1883-1888 time period which was considered the resurgence of the bustle. As I will still be working full time the next few months are going to be crazy busy, but I'm just so happy that my work is allowing me to do this I don't care about how busy I will be!