Fun holiday party favor idea!

             did a Fun little project yesterday and I was so excited that I wanted to share it with you!  I was looking for something to add to my packages when I shipped a holiday order from my shop.  While scouting for inspiration on Pinterest, I found this idea to make little favors with the stretchy gloves that you can find at Target and just about everywhere else.

  • I got some scrapbooking paper in the colors of my shop and cut out folded headers for little cello treat bags.  

  • I then printed out some circles that say "warm wishes" and cut them out on my cricut.  You can cut by hand too, I just like to use the cricut as much a possible.  

  • I taped the labels on the toppers with double stick tape and added a business card on the back (you could tape a gift card envelope if you wanted to give an extra special treat!)  

  • I then stuffed the gloves in the cello bag, stapled on the header and added a bow (used a hole punch and tied it through the hole.)  

Making these was super fun and I am going to enjoy putting them in my packages and giving to friends this Christmas.  The yellow is definitely not holiday red and green, but it works great for my logo and shop colors.  I made some more for my daughter's dorm girls and used red gloves and fun girly paper for the headers.  I didn't get a pic because I was rushing to mail them to get them to her in time to give them out to her girls. 

Just thought I would share this little idea with you!  I hope your holiday season is getting off to a great start!  Mine sure is!  I am sewing lots of skirts to fill orders and having fun decorating my house for the season.
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Holiday Skirts!

These skirts are part of my holiday collection and are available on sandeeroyalty.com custom made to your measurements.  I would love to make a skirt for you!!  



Lemons and Flowers New Arrivals on sandeeroyalty.com

      Refresh your wardrobe with summer skirts!  There is nothing more charming for warm weather than a lovely, full, cotton skirt.  You can pair these skirts with a simple tank or tee for a day out or a wear them with a pretty flowy blouse for those summer weddings and parties.

      I had so much fun creating these designs for you!  I was thinking of what would be super fun and refreshing for summer and I thought of lemons and flowers!  I hope you like them.  Please visit my website at sandeeroyalty.com to check them out in more detail.



A little change: Pride and Prejudice Collection on sandeeroyalty.com

     I decided after watching the movie of Pride and Prejudice for the millionth time that I would like to make a little change in my designs for a bit and create a collection inspired by English gardens and Pride and Prejudice.

      I have always loved the pretty florals and damask fabrics from that time period and from some of my earlier favorite designers like Laura Ashley and Rachel Ashwell.  I took a break from the bright colors and polka dots to wander in the garden for a bit.  This collection is feminine and soothing to the soul with a current feel as well.  In the collection there are midi skirts and knee length skirts in both the gathered Anne style and the Pleated Hartley style.

Please visit my shop website at sandeeroyalty.com to check out these skirts!  If you don't see your size, please let me know and I will see if I have extra fabric and can make a custom skirt for you!   I have had so much fun creating this little collection!  I have bright colors and prints ready to go for the summer collection but meanwhile, enjoy this little trip to the English countryside.



Make mine Polka Dot!

Custom Polka Dot Skirt from sandeeroyalty.com


Outfit of the Day from Instagram
I just love polka dots!  I wanted to share this new skirt that I recently added to my online shop.This new polka dot skirt is a cotton Midi with pleats in the front and back with zipper on the side.  You can find it in my shop  for custom orders in any size from petite to plus.  I just need your waist measurement and I will make a skirt just for you. It is also ready to ship in several sizes so check your size to see if there is one left for 2 day shipping so you can have it right away.

Have a lovely day!


Great Article on the Kate Spade Success Story from Racked

via racked
      The Kate Spade brand has come a long way from the living room of Kate Brosnahan to where it is today as a billion dollar brand.  Chavie Lieber from Racked has written the most comprehensive article to date covering the brand from beginning to its present success.  I had the pleasure of being interviewed for the article and it was so fun to talk about my history with the kate spade ny brand.  I was happy to see my fellow kate spade-aholic Julia McCrank from Kate Spade Girl Blog quoted about her dress collection and love for kate spade.

Check out the article here!


Oh My! Frances Valentine is awesome!!

pippa wicker bag from frances valentine $325
 I just looked at the products on the new Frances Valentine website and was overwhelmed!  My favorite bag ever is available in several colors and the choices are amazing!  I have been looking for this style bag for years.  It is very much like one of my first Kate Spade bags from the early days.  I must have one for the summer.

The Edie wicker bag reminds me of a Quinn from Kate Spade!  The shape is timeless and the wicker is perfection.  I love the flowers on the front that give a 3-D effect.  I am so excited about this new brand by Kate (Spade) Valentine!

Let's just gaze at this Jelly Sandal!  This is perfection in a plastic shoe!  I am in awe!

Head over and check out Frances Valentine yourself!



Kate Valentine and Andy Spade Answer Decorating Questions on 1st Dibs

photo via 1st dibs and Jamie Beck

There is a wonderful article on 1st Dibs about the amazing style Icons Kate (Spade)Valentine and Andy Spade.  I thought you might want to check it out if you get as inspired by their style as I do.  They answer 15 questions about their style choices and even what their first antique was.  I won't give it away, but just know that they started out as "trash-pickers" in their early years. It is hard to believe how far they have come in their collecting but nice to know that good taste comes in all price points.

Check out the article here
Also there is a Kate and Andy curated collection from 1st Dibs here


Kate Spade has changed her last name to Valentine!

via business of fashion
            Totally committed to her new brand, Kate Spade has recently changed her last name to Valentine. This info is according to an article I read on the news site Business of Fashion!  How exciting!  As I wrote about recently, she and husband Andy Spade along with two friends have launched the brand Frances Valentine.  I was thinking how confusing it would be to carry the name of a large brand like kate spade new york.  People couldn't understand that she wasn't behind it anymore.  Her new venture will be small at first and friendly.  Kate Valentine is starting with designing shoes and bags gradually adding to the offerings.  It is so wonderful to see a group of friends in their early 50's or so doing something fun and new.

via sleepy jones

Andy Spade also has a fun Pajama company called Sleepy Jones that sells the greatest PJ's on the planet.  I recently purchased a striped tee from SJ and plan on wearing it day and night!  That is the great thing about pajamas, you can wear them as clothes during the day too!

I encourage you to check it out!  I am glad to see Andy Spade and Kate Valentine back on the scene!  We could really use some more of their great style around here!



Kate Spade founder to Launch a New Brand this month! Frances Valentine

image of Kate Spade via WWD

this is the showroom of Frances Valentine.  Cool Huh? Image via WWD
image via WWD  
                 She's back! And the best thing is, she hasn't changed much at all!  Kate Spade, THE Person, has started a new company with her buddies by the name of Frances Valentine   It launches this January online and can be seen in some amazing department stores like Nordstrom and Bloomingdales along with some smaller retail shops.   She is starting with accessories just like before, having fun with shoes and bags at first.  The price point is around $400 for shoes and from there to about $800 for bags.  They are made in Italy and Spain so the quality will be wonderful.  That is something that I miss from the past Kate Spade brand that was sold by the Spades in 2001.  They continued to help out until 2007 so the quality was good for a while.  I don't mind paying for quality if I know something is going to last and be enjoyed for a long time.  I have shoes from Kate Spade from 2004 that are still "ok" to wear out of the house!  They really need a re-sole but they are so comfy now that I just can't bring myself to do it.

Kate Spade says that she is still the same person that she was when designing in the 2000's so the style aesthetic is the same.  I am super excited to see the new designs! What a dream to start a business with your friends that you finance so you can do whatever you would like!

The Frances Valentine website says that they are coming January 2016 so sign up now to get the email when it launches!
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I got all my scoop from WWD so you can enjoy lots of info and photos etc... if you check out their article.
Read the full Article here

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