Friday, July 19, 2013
what I wore:
shoes: thrifted, vintage.
sunglasses: Ray Ban
necklace: my grandmothers.
Hey guys! so I know I've been posting a lot about dresses I've been making but it's honestly one of the only activities I've been doing outside of work. I really am pleased with how this dress turned out! I used a vintage fabric I found with my ma at a local estate sale.
I had been looking forward to making a backless dress for quite some time now. The heat around here is nearly intolerable! This is one of the designs I'll be creating once I get my shop up and running again but like I mentioned before, I am definitely willing to take custom orders at this time via email.
Anyway, I scored these Ray Bans several months back at Ross for $79.99! Isn't that a steal?! I had been looking for the perfect sunglasses for quite sometime and I just KNEW I would find a pair at Ross for half the cost and boy was I right. I pretty much gasped when I saw them and shortly after trying them on they went home with me. I've gone through so many huge, over sized, bug eye style glasses through the years so finding the perfect pair was so refreshing... However, I still love my ugly bug eye shades. HA!
I leave you with one of my favorite songs from 2009. I hope you soak it up on this summer day! (or winter day depending on where you're at! (;)
Thursday, July 11, 2013
what I wore:
knitted blouse: estate sale find. skirt: vintage from the 50s, thrifted.
shoes: Zara; Buffalo Exchange in San Fransisco.
necklace: antique store find; gifted.
Hello everyone! Happy Thursday to you all. I wanted to start out by saying thank you all sooo much for the comments & compliments on my handmade dress on the last post. To any of you wanting to custom order a dress or if you have any questions please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm slowly but surely working my way to opening up an online shop and featuring more items I'm making but I'd gladly take custom orders now via email! (:
ANYWAY, I've written about this a number of times on my blog but I have to emphasis how much I love mixing eras. It always seems to end up being this fun challenge to thrift items from several different decades and pair them together to make a harmonious look. I found this knit top from an estate sale a few months back and this 50s skirt was a score at a local thrift store for $4! Sometimes I feel like I get in such a rut with wearing the same ole thing every other day so it's nice to gather some of my favorite, overlooked pieces and create something cohesive with it!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
what I wore:
galaxy print dress, handmade by me!
cardigan, vintage, thrifted.
Justin boots, thrifted.
I found this galaxy print at a local fabric shop in town and decided it was an absolute must to make a dress out of. I really like how it turned out! The colors are so vibrant and I can see myself wearing this dress year-round depending on how I style it. I've been trying to sew different styles of dresses and have made a couple tops. I definitely feel as though I've found the style I'm going for, I've yet to draft an actual pattern, though... Everything up to this point has been hand cut, folded, cut, and folded again. I've always had this weird distaste for instructions and following patterns. I love when pieces are one of a kind with a sense of individuality. It's more fun that way!
These past two weeks I've been out of work for a big remodel we're doing at the restaurant I work at. Thanks to my wonderful ma, I've been doing some much needed TLC with my shop inventory and I've started to completely organize and get rid of items I've grown less fond of. It feels great to get things accomplished. I really would not be able to do any of these things without the people I love in my life, it's really been an eye-opening experience. With the organizing I've done I'll be devoting some of my posts to outfits I'll be putting together with items from my shop inventory and hopefully selling outfits OR individual items right here on my blog! It'll be nice to get out of the slump I've been in and do something I really love and I can't wait to hear all of your feedback.
Until next time!
exoh, Kala Noel.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
what I'm wearing:
lacy blouse, thrifted.
1950s dress, thrifted.
frye shoes, here.
tights, JC Penny.
I often find myself returning to very few places when I take blog photos but there is something about this little house that makes me continually come back. I love exploring the small town I live in; however, there are definite staple areas that have become extremely nostalgic for me.
I've really enjoyed my slow return into blogging again; it's been a challenge finding the time and energy to update but whenever I do I really feel a lot more at home. It's always been something I've loved to do. To be honest, I'd do it so much more if I had an organized plan of attack. I want to come back full force and post more REAL LIFE happenings and not just outfits. It's just about finding that balance and exploring what I truly want to share.
Now here's to coming back in a big way! (FINGERS CROSSED, RIGHT?!)
Sunday, June 2, 2013
What I'm wearing:
blouse: vintage, thrifted.
tights: JC Penny.
hat: vintage, thrifted
shoes: Frye (By the way, I just purchased these Frye wingtips and I am absolutely smitten! They are pretty much the most dreamy oxford I've ever seen and extremely well made AND on top of that very comfortable. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a well made, super chic oxford heel.)
The weather has been all over the place this past week! Raining to in the 80s. I really love Southern Oregon spring time. It's one of the most beautiful seasons we have. How are the seasons in your area?
Over this last weekend I was able to sew a couple dresses. I really enjoyed how this last one turned out! I've been using a lot of Batik fabrics and novelty prints I've been finding on a couple of my latest thrifting adventures. I'll be having a dying party this coming weekend and testing out my own "dying" creations. I'll be sure to post all about it! Anyway, here is a closer look at the dress I'm wearing: