What fashion goes around…..

My mother remembers wearing bell bottoms as a teenager in the ’70s.  She said she will NEVER wear them again.  Who wants to wear recycled fashion, except….

“What fashion goes around comes around”.

How true is that?  Just look at these updated “high waisted, bell bottom” pants!

I love these pants.  We are so used to low cut, really low cut and cut that leaves nothing to the imagination.  

But….

I’m changing my mind.  These pants ARE absolutely flattering and the wide flairs compliment the high waist.  This vintage style 70′s shirt truly authors my fashion look.

Add a cute fedora and I should be off to a concert, yes?

 

 IMG_0248Top: Target Pants: H&M Shoes: Target Purse: Michael Kors Hat: H&M Belt: TargetIMG_0238IMG_0244IMG_0245IMG_0252Happy Friday Everyone! 

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ABC, it’s easy as 123

Who doesn’t love Anthropologie? From clothes to home goods, their designs can be funky, a little bit vintage, trendy chic and always, always unique.  But what I don’t like is the price tag on things that seem, well, quite simple enough to make myself.

So…I did just that!

I saw a tutorial a while back for a DIY project and it turned out great.

Here’s the original from Anthropologie:

Picture+5Seems easy enough to replicate, yes?

Here are your supplies.  Count them!  Four not including the letters.  Too easy so far.

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Craft Letters / Black Craft Paint / Metallic Silver Craft Paint / Paint Brush/Paint Sponge

Next, paint the letters in black.  Don’t forget to put down some plastic sheeting.

IMG_0215After it dries, take a DRY paintbrush, and dip a little bit of metallic paint and brush away.

IMG_0219The letters can turn out more silver looking, or less.  It just depends on your silverish kind of mood.

Don’t worry about messing up, it’s supposed to look like a bit of a mess.  It’s that easy!

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This is the first set I made.  Perfect for our kitchen.

IMG_0226I love this weathered, tarnished look.

This craft is simple, takes less than 15 minutes and it’s cheap.

Happy DIYing!

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Is the Sailor’s Life for Me?

When I saw this outfit, all I could think of was Washington state.  I went there in the fall, but I could imagine Lake Washington filled with sail boats, pushed by the wind, under the summer sun.  Which believe me, is different from the desert sun in Las Vegas.

I obviously wouldn’t wear this on a sail boat, perhaps a yacht.  Even so, the color and stripes are reminiscent of sailors in their dress blues and white hats.

There’s a lot of pattern and detail going on in the blouse with the pretty pleats and the bold stripes in the skirt, but it just comes together beautifully.

With dark red lipstick to compliment the navy blue my ensemble is complete.  I’m ready to go sailing even if it’s just in my imagination.

IMG_0222Blouse: F21 Skirt: H&M Heels: Loft Necklace: Stella&Dot Earrings: Stella&Dot Watch: KateSpadeIMG_0220IMG_0224IMG_0223IMG_0225Thanks for reading!

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Daisy Chain

He loves me, he loves me not……

Did you ever pluck off the petals of a daisy while incanting “he loves me, he loves me not”?

When I think of daisies, I see white petals with the yellow center.  However, daisies come in a plethora of colors.  Like pink.

The pattern on this shirt reminds me of daisies.  It’s a daisy chain woven into the fabric, lots of pattern but simple.

Like this outfit.

Just add jeans, some pretty jewelry and the perfect comfortable heels.

He loves me, he loves me not…..he loves me, of course!!

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Top: Loft Jeans: 7FAM Heels: Sole Society Wallet: Kate Spade Necklace: F21 Bracelets: H&M IMG_3369IMG_3386IMG_3399IMG_3393Photograph by  Taylor Hermanski