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 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!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Fireworks are legal in Michigan, I loved all the fireworks warehouses! We kept it small at first with the fountains and then started shooting off the rockets. Good times.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mount Rushmore

mount rushmore, orchid earrings

Tanks: H&M
Shorts: Joe Fresh
Orchid Earrings: Gallery in Saugatuck

The beau and I put 6600km on my Fiat in 10 days on our road trip this summer. Our stop on the way back at Mount Rushmore was amazing, it was a great break from driving all day and the weather for this brief period was gorgeous.