Monday, November 24, 2014

Feeling Corny

Autumn Crown: DIY
Gold Hoop Earrings: Gift from Hubby
Necklace: Thrifted
Ceramic Watch: TJMaxx
Fox Tie Belt: Thrifted
Blouse: Self Made (New Look 6808)
Skirt: Self Made (from a tablecloth)
Yellow Tulle Skirt (worn under as a petticoat): Self Made
Vintage Heels: Thrifted

This is one of my top favorite outfits!  I am just tickled it came out exactly how I envisioned!

I should have taken a good closeup of the blouse's fabric (you can see a bit of it in the belt photo).  The print is Indian corn with metallic outlines.  I love Indian corn, the colors are just soooooo beautiful!!!  I bought the fabric intending to make a blouse to wear for Thanksgiving last year, but didn't know what pattern to use so it never got done.  Fast forward to this year when I finally knew which pattern would be perfect for it.  It has such a cute vintage look that is darling made up in novelty prints.  I plan on making more of these blouses for sure!  The pattern calls for a side zipper, but so many sewists blogged that they didn't need it.  I made a quick muslin for fit, sans zipper, and pulled it over my head.  Sure worked!  *Happy Dance* :o)  Another thing I got to skip was interfacing the collar.  The metallic printing on the cotton made it plenty stiff on its own.  Instead of doing the collar facings, I finished it with bias tape.  I ended up grading out to a size larger at the hips (the blouse is almost tunic length) and putting slits in the sides for when I wear it untucked with jeans.  Guess what I'm wearing on Thanksgiving. :o)

I've been wearing my leaf crown as much as possible...running errands, a day at the school, church, everywhere I can before Thanksgiving ends and Christmas takes over.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Grainy Photos

Gold Hoop Earrings: Gift from Hubby
Ceramic Watch: TJMaxx
Acorn Necklace: Gift from Mom
Deer Ring: Burke's Outlet
Vintage Dress: Thrifted
Hue Tights: Macy's (clearance)
Frye Boots: DSW (clearance)
Vintage Jacket: Thrifted

My photos turned out grainy. :o(  I'm posting anyways, because I LOVED this outfit!!!  I had to dig out the seldom worn full slip for this dress.  Whatever mystery fabric (polyester something or other) it's made of, it stuck like glue to my tights!  Most static cling I've EVER experienced. :o)


Linking up with Passion for Fashion

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fall Hat

Vintage Hat: Flea Market
Silver Earrings: Gift from Hubby
Green Czech Glass Necklace: DIY
Big Yellow Beads: Burke's Outlet
Coral Market: Flea Market
Watch: Hubby's watch sized down to fit me
Top: Gift from Mom
Skirt: Target
Heels: Marshall's

From straight on, a lot of people don't realize I'm wearing a hat.  They think it's part of a hairstyle. :o)  Either way, it's pretty cool!  I'm mean made out of Fall colors...What could be better???

So, we were in the middle of taking outfit photos when the door popped open. bomber.ever!!! :o)


Linking up with Passion for Fashion

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wearing My Hat Backwards

Hat, Tassel Necklace, Skirt, Belt, and Heels: Thrifted
Earrings and Butterfly Ring: Gifts from Hubby
Blouse, Watch, and Bracelet (gift from Mother-in-Law): TJMaxx
Crochet Jacket: Self Made

I haven't worn my crochet jacket in a while.  I made it to wear for Easter 2011 using crochet items (mostly doilies) made by our Grandmothers.  The Green flower is the only piece crocheted by me.  The two White flowers are made from my Grandfather's Christening Cap.

I thought this was a nice neutral outfit to pair with my new vintage hat.  I call it my Lady Pimp Hat. :o)  I just couldn't pass up that bright Green!  I am wearing it backwards, it looks better on me that way.  I always spin hats around when I try them on to see which way I like them best.

My little two year old wanted in on the photo shoot. :o)  When I asked him for a kiss, he put his arm up to kiss through...little stinker!  Then he wanted a photo of him by himself.  Maybe I should try some of his poses??? :o)

I guess it's only natural he wants to get in on the photos, he sees us taking photos all the time. :o)