Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mad Men Dress Challenge 2013 Options

Julia bobbin is having another Mad Men Dress Challenge and I'm hoping amidst all the craziness of the next two months I will be able to participate. Here are a few contenders for my dress inspiration.

Aside from finding the time to make my dress, it will be even harder to choose which one to make!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

On The Hunt But Not Really

Jacket: Thrifted
Dress: Better On You
Tights: Winners
Booties: Nine West
Necklace: Gift

I have been on a real shopping/thrifting rampage lately and I have not been taking enough things out of my closet compared to what I'm now trying to fit into it! I am in major need of a closet overhaul, something I've been telling myself to do since before Christmas. I'm sure I'll get to it eventually.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Oscar's 2013 Red Carpet Favourites

Oscar's 2013 Red Carpet Favourites

Oscar's 2013 Red Carpet Favourites by shoesaremymuse on Polyvore

Here are some of my favourite dresses from last nights Oscar's. The fantastic musical performances added to my enjoyment and reminds me of all the movies I would like to see!

These dresses make me wonder if I have time to whip up something fabulous for a staff party in two weeks?


A big thank you to my most amazing and talented fashionista friend Natasha for giving my blog a makeover, it looks fabulous and especially for making decisions when I couldn't answer your questions about what I wanted!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Different Angles

Fedora: Winners
Sweater: Joe Fresh
Velvet Skirt: Thrifted
Tights: Winners
Boots: Bakers
Necklace: Gift

I decided to try side swept bangs. I like them!

Kudos to the beau for taking these photos, I quite love the headshot.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Thrifting Success

I love the glitter print on the button up and the fabulous tie waist detail.
Vintage dress with embroidered neckline and cuffs, and awesome peplum detail

Sequin top!
Dark blue leather pants! I actually plan on taking these in to make them a more fitted leg, but it was amazing to find leather pants that fit everywhere else.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Carrie Underwood Grammies Dress

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Did you see Carrie Underwoods dress for her performance at The Grammy's on the weekend? At first I was looking at it thinking hmmm.... but then! I was amazed.... Pretty awesome.

This was supposed to post a couple days ago but......

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Must Be Love

Cardigan: Thrifted
Dress: H&M
Tights: Winners
Boots: Townshoes
Necklace: Made by Natasha
Watch: Fossil

Did I mention how much I love this necklace that Natasha made for me? 

This cardigan is one of my recent thrifty finds, I love the chain detailing and black and white contrast!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Party Outfit

Crop Top: Selfmade
Sequin Skirt: Selfmade
Crintu: Selfmade
BCBG heels: Winners
Necklace: Made by Natasha

Isn't the necklace I got from Natasha for Christmas amazing! Not to mention the fact that it went perfectly with my party outfit. This outfit is a big party of my absence from the blogosphere this past while, but it was such a success I think I can say it was worth it. Plus the skirt was so poufy and swishy it was delightful to dance in. 

With these three projects and another project I've sewn four different projects in January and alterations on top of that, I think I'm off to a good start for 2013!

I've decided this will be my year of finishing things: Sewing projects that I've started and then gotten distracted by deadlines for other things and moved on and never made it back to them, home decor, and the list goes on and on. My point is I'm a Gemini through and through and I'm great at starting things but sometimes the finishing part not so much. Wish me luck.

Oh and I got a promotion last week, I'm now the "Costume Technician". 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

What I've Been Up To

This is my Crintu - part crinoline, part tutu!

All these photos  make up my party outfit from the previous weekend, stay tuned!