Saturday, May 4, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
|Thrift shopping, baby bump and all|
OK. I am now officially 32 weeks, I figured I would do a quick update, life, style, projects, and all that jazz! Hope you are all doing well, and ready for summer! I am feeling ready to have this baby! I've been keeping busy nesting, embroidering, and eating, but I figured you guys might want to see what I've been up to lately! So enjoy my quick little update!
Well. In the fashion/ style realm of life, I have been working on altering, embellishing, and mending my clothes. I haven't been too motivated to do much with my clothes, and my alter bin is always full. But lately I have been more focused, as I am doing it as a project for Personal Progress. so the most recent project I have been working on is an embellished cardigan.
|making some patches|
|pinning, and planning....|
I added a few more little patches/ fabric applique, from white, black, and muslin fabric. Lastly I added some embroidery, and a large fabric flower. It took a few days, but I love Coco Chanel, the Chanel look, and I thought this was a clever twist (notice the Chanel logo is a copywrite logo instead of the actual thing, just a fun project.) Obviously this look is one of a kind, and not intended to be copied, sold, or competition with the actual Chanel brand, this is a bit more homemade, and sloppy, just for fun :) Just a tribute to one of my favorite fashion labels & designers.
I also had a cute pair of Steve Madden shoes I got from D.I. for a couple bucks, I was planning on covering them with crystals, but as I started to sand off the patent black leather finish, I was surprised to find a nice taupe/ grey suede underneath.
The more I sanded the more I loved the color against the metallic trim, so I instead just sanded away all the black, leaving the metallic, and adding a few light black lines as trim (with a permanent marker) Check out the before and afters :)
|after! LOVE them|
My bump update & my projects up close:
Friday, March 29, 2013
|That little blue number, thats not a layering tee or tank! Oh and checkout my baby bump :)|
OK, so I am currently loving this new store, because it is summer, I am pregnant, and basically I want my necklines to be modest, but with as little fabric as necessary, I hate bulk, I dont want to add any more bulk to my look, ha, and because its warm, I dont really want to be wearing two shirts in this weather...
Well, you are going to be blown away, I just reviewed this company CoverMe
which offers a new type of layering option....
Its not a tank... Its not a tee... its something completely different! Check out my review!
And be sure to checkout their shop!
Friday, March 15, 2013
The weather has been amazing! I have been soaking in the warmth, embroidering like mad (I am working on a summer tote bag, you can never have enough for picnics, bike rides, library books, ect.)
|Top from Soul-Flower!|
Dont forget to check out my Soul-Flower post! I just styled their new 3 branches shirt, and it is AMAZING, grey with neon/pastel Henna inspired leaves. Love this look, (click here to read the full post) & to see more pictures and more LOVELY clothing!
Also been feeling pretty dang pregnant. Between 5-7 months is when my belly starts to really pop. I am not one to focus on my belly, I try to find ways to dress as flattering as possible. I've learned a few tricks of maternity dressing, I should be doing a post in the future, but here is my little tip for now: When your belly gets really big try wearing loose billowy tops/tanks, paired with a longer slouchy boyfriend cardigan. I don't know why this look works so well, but it does. Also for dressing up a bit, try a empire waist dress, with a long cardi. In the look I wore sunday, I played around with a mono-chromatic base (blue) which is VERY slimming, wearing my skirt higher up to create an empire waist, matching my leggings to the skirt, and pairing it with a bright colored cardi. See my outfit above (necklace from Statement Baubles!)
If you are wondering what I look like, checkout my baby bump update below. I have already gained about 15 pounds, so I am well on my way. I am so ready to have this baby!!! I can't wait.
Seriously pinterest is my new best friend, besides Emma, well, and those things are kindof related. She got me started on pinterest, and first of all, I have been uploading all the files on my computer, clearing up some space, second, there is so much inspiration, and any inspiration is always a good thing!