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Monday, April 30, 2012

What I'm Wearing | Fully MAXI-mized Sunday!

This weekend was a really great one.  So great that I was completely exhausted by the end of the day.  Great weekend indeed, but I'm dreadful of all I have to do come Monday.  It must be all of the sewing and family time that's caught up to me.  Tired as all get out, but well worth it!
This is a maxi dress that I made from Mimi's tutorial.  This quick little project obviously inspired by these RTW styles are great spring/summer wardrobe additions.

Wearing:  maxi dress: DIY (see above); jacket: Simplicity 2250; purse: Urban Outfitters; sandals: Sam Edelman; fedora: Target; bangles:  Amrita Singh.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

What I'm Wearing | Weekend Maxi!

I'd decided a while ago that a peacock blue maxi skirt was something that MUST be in my wardrobe for this season. 
I found a beautiful crepe de chine at Hancock last Saturday and it was completely serendipitous.  
A maxi skirt is really one of the quickest and easiest projects that you can make.  If you have an appreciation for this style.  It's really just a matter of taking your waist measurement, deciding how deep you want your gathers.  I wanted mine pretty deep, so I used the full 60" width of the fabric.  And deciding how long you want your skirt.  A waist to floor measurement is a good start.  Then you have to take into consideration the height of the shoes you'll be wearing.

 Inspired from Pinterest!  
My nail color today is Essie "Turquoise & Caicos".
I love the easy, breeziness of this skirt.  I could seriously live in these every single day!
Wearing:  white v-neck t-shirt: Mac & Jac (old); skirt: DIY; belt: Asos.com; purse: Urban Expressions: sandals: Sam Edelman; sunnies: Karen Walker.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I've been busy!

I've been knocking out quick "Spring Essentials"!  Here's a sneak peak!

Taken on Instagram.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What I'm Wearing | Still Chilly...

So when I got up yesterday morning, it was 45 degrees and the weather lady was strongly suggesting putting on a coat or a jacket!  O_O  Really?  It's it's almost May!!!  For the first part of the morning, I had to actually turn on the heat in the car to take the chill off.  And even though I ditched the jacket, long-sleeves were still needed.
Today I went with a light-weight sweater and my faux leather skirt I made for last fall. 
Butt I still wanted to put on a pair of sandals.  

And even though it was really, really windy, it was a good day to be out and about.  But tomorrow, I'm staying home and not leaving unless it's a life-threatening medical emergency OR unless I want to! LOL
Wearing:  white bandeau neck sweater: TJ Maxx; faux pleated leather skirt: Butterick 5285; heels: Zara;  purse: Nine West (similar to this one); necklace: BCBG Max Azria.

Monday, April 23, 2012

What I'm Wearing | Weekend Wear!

Another rainy, windy and kind of chilly day.  But it was pretty at the same time.  We decided to take our little family party to a nearby lake.  I went to the closet and decided to go with something very "J. Crew-esque".
I've mentioned before that I rarely wear heels on the weekend.  A lot of running is something most of my weekends consist of and I have to find a way to still be "cute" and comfy.
 Is it bad that I'm longing for bad, rainy weather just so I can have some guilt-free sewing time?!  There is so much on my list that I need to get to.
Wearing:  sweater: last seen here; shirt: Butterick 5526; denim pencil skirt: Vogue 8603; sneakers: Converse All-Star Silver Glitter Athletic shoes.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Why is it cold again?!

Well, it's not "cold" cold, but it is chilly and windy.  It's currently 60 degrees and only a high of 66 today. I have no idea what I'm wearing.  BUT, I am being inspired to make colorful spring blazers for times when chilly weather creeps its way back in amongst my sunny spring days.

Last evening, this is what I wore out:
 It was really nippy yesterday.  I needed a jacket.  I knew I wanted to wear my white jeans and my denim chambray shirt and I went with my "Chanel" jacket.
I usually ONLY wear this jacket during the fall, but I decided that it should also be a great essential in my spring wardrobe as well.
The details of the sleeve with my vintage Chanel bag really capture the spirit of the look I was going for.  And I'm really glad that I was wearing such a classic colored polish:

Today's color is OPI "Too Hot Pink to Hold 'Em".  And BTW, I've joined the Instagram movement since it's now available for Android phones.
It's been a few years since I've made this jacket.  For you long time readers, I'm sure you remember this "labor of love" project... it took 2 weeks to make.  
I'm so glad that invested a great amount of time, skill and pride into this project.  I can see myself wearing it for many more years to come.

Wearing: denim shirt: DKNY; optic white jeans: NYDJ; purse: vintage Chanel bucket bag; wedges: Jessica Simpson.