I am packing for a trip to michigan so this video by kate spade new york was inspiring. I love that they showed so many outfits with pants. I am trying to start wearing some this summer. I just don't seem to ever do it...
|new Sandee Royalty Katie dress|
;:I made this new Katie skirt today. I have always wanted a yellow and white stripe after seeing this kate spade skirt...
|kate spade 2008|
|spring 2009 ad campaign|
|yellow skirt 2011|
|sandee royalty chevron skirt|
Last week my supplier added a yellow stripe to their line of fabric and now I have a yellow striped skirt again! I am so happy! I made it a little shorter than the chevron so it has a little different look so I can justify having them both. The next thing is a dress!
|kate spade spring 2009|
I have always loved this dress too! I think I will leave off the bow because I always wear cardigans and it gets in the way but otherwise, I am going to make the same thing pictured here.
My shop is on vacation right now but June 1 I will be back to sewing and the yellow striped and chevron skirt will both be available to order. I am taking off to help my parents move and spend some time in Michigan with my mom and dad. Madeline is coming too and Mark and Harrison will be joining us later. Exciting times!!
Have a super day!
After searching Ebay for over a year, I finally found an orange Quinn purse to add to my Quinn collection. I am so excited so I decided to go with an Orange Katie skirt today! I first had a green sweater but looked like a pumpkin so I paired the orange stripe with bright pink and found a winner. This photo is taken after a day of shopping so I look pretty worn out but I wanted to show off my new Quinn. It is from the older style logo before the license plate and the quality is superb! I really think that the leather is a better grade. That is why I have been looking for so long. I wanted one of the older style bags but not worn out and used looking. It is hard to find but success is sweet! The bag has a hot pink logo lining which inspired me to wear the hot pink J Crew cardigan. I probably could have done without the flower pin but hey, why not? You might as well go all the way! Oh and I found a wonderful perfume today... Marc Jacobs Dot with the bottle that is a Ladybug. It is so fun and spring scented. I think I want it for mother's day...hint hint hint to my family!
Have a super day!
This weekend Madeline was in a singing competition and I ordered a dress from modcloth.com for her to wear. She was sooooo cute! She also made the top three in the state of Texas for Songwriting and Vocal Solo. That was super! I decided to wear my modcloth sailor dress with a little cropped cardigan. I reworked the little "dickey" and made it out of hot pink stripe because it needed to be higher up than the one that was on the dress. I love color so instead of the navy, I opted for a bright pop of color in the pink.
We had lots of fun! Everywhere we went, the boys were stopping Madeline to tell her how good she was. It got to be funny because it happened so much. I think it was really good for her confidence. Especially the songwriting. It really helps when other people like your songs!
|my flash & go hair remover|
|from bed bath and beyond $299|
I have been using the Flash & Go hair remover since I got it for Christmas and it is amazing! I have been waiting to check to see if it really worked before I posted on it and thought now was a good time because summer is coming. I haven't used it on my legs yet because I wanted to try it on a smaller area first. I used it under my arms and am almost hair free after 4 months using it every other week.
I had (notice the use of "HAD") super dark thick hair so I could shave and you couldn't even tell that I did! Now I hardly have to shave at all. It works with a pulsed light targeting dark hair so if your hair is light, it probably won't work. You also have to have light skin or the light will just blink and you can't use it. They are afraid of burns on dark skin. It does hurt a little but totally worth it!
The main reason I love it is because I was cursed with a lot of dark facial hair and it was getting worse and worse as I got older. I used the Flash &Go twice a week on my face and am down to plucking a few hairs every day and that is AMAZING! My facial hair routine was different than my underarms because the problem was lots worse. I would zap first and then pluck to remove the hair that I could and then shave the rest off. Much of the plucked hair didn't come back because the zapping killed the root. If you don't pluck, the dead hair sits in there until it finally falls out. I didn't want to wait around for that. Now, the stubborn hairs pop up and I zap them then pluck them out and they come back less and less. I am so excited about this product and thankful that I found out about it. If you don't have a dark facial hair problem, you wouldn't understand but those of you who do, know what an amazing thing it is to have that hair GONE! I tried laser hair removal about 6 years ago but didn't have good results with 4 treatments. The clinic moved too far away so I stopped. The cost is really high for those treatments. The Flash & GO was $299 at bed bath and beyond and I used my coupon so it was cheaper! It comes with two light cartriges and I am still using the second one after 4 months. If you do your legs it uses it up faster because there is such a large surface area. Face and underarms don't use much but on my face, I used it more often. What is so great its that anytime I have a wild hair pop up, I can zap it right away and keep the problem under control. I seriously had a major problem especially on the face so if it worked for me, it will work for you too! The only thing I regret is not using it earlier because some of my hair has gone gray with age and the Flash & Go only works on dark hair. I will be plucking that hair forever but at least most of the other hair is gone.
Start today and you won't regret it!!! I couldn't be happier!
This is the dress that I made inspired by the Anchor's a Sway dress by Bernie Dexter from modcloth.com. I found the fabric in this etsy shop called five monkeys. It is the exact fabric from the dress so I just made my own version without the collar and sleeves so I could wear it with my sailor cardigan from Hot Topic. The maker is "Hell Bunny"and it can be found here so you don't have to go into the store. It was a real eye-opener. I added my kate spade Par Avion clutch which you can find by searching on ebay. I saw several available this morning. I really like the envelope concept and of course the red white and blue! It is made of a patent PVC so it is good for rainy days too.
Have a lovely day!
|ring from forever 21: cheap but cute!|
Don't you just love a husband who will wear whatever you pick out for him! I call him my Ken Doll. He has only vetoed a few outfits and probably because I was being a little extreme... Next Easter I am aiming for a seersucker jacket! He had one in high school in the 80's when we were dating and wore it with yellow pants and suspenders. Wow he was a HOTTIE!
I am off to sew some more orders...
Here is one of my new listings for spring. I am just waiting for a wedding so I can wear this skirt!!
|this skirt is made from actual 1960's decorator fabric.|
I am really in love with these things from kate spade! I am going to save some $$ to purchase at least something on my list! The apple wristlet is my favorite right now! I found some cotton wicker fabric to make a dress, so that is probably going to happen soon. I have several gingham dresses but I would like some more so maybe the orange or the blue... sorry about the backs of the girls in the picture, it was the only thing I could get fast.
|bath accessories from bed bath and beyond|
I am loving these bath accessories! The rainbow chevron print is just perfect for my guest bath. It is right next to my Design Studio so the chevron is so inspiring. I have so many orders for chevron skirts in bright , fun colors that I would like the fun to carry over into the rest of the house too! It almost looks like ric rac rainbows!
Never forget to live colorfully!