Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A New Adventure: Print Top + Khakis ... and a 4-year-old

This post is in collaboration with Schoola. I was sent clothing in exchange for a blog post about their site and mission.

So, you guys, this is my first affiliate post. I've gotten a few emails here and there, but nothing has ever seemed like it fit with what I'm about. But when Schoola approached me about its Summer Adventure campaign, it was really serendipitous. You see, my husband and I decided a few weeks back to withdraw our daughter from preschool for the summer — partly to save a few bucks, partly to spend some more time with her. So I'm a few days away from a seriously major summer adventure of my own.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Guest Post @ Shaped by Style: Polka Dots + Stripes

This is a drive-by to let you know I have a new post up over at Shaped by Style, where we're featuring striped skirts this month:

Stop by and check out some of the other looks we've put together — or see more pics from me here

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Shop Update: New Look, New Sections, New Stuff

I've been working really hard on my Etsy shop these past several weeks, so I'm posting a little update to show you what's new.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Winning at Sewing: Quilted Makeup Bag

I hatched the idea of making a makeup bag for my sister for Christmas after seeing some tutorials on Pinterest (you can see some of them on my sewing board here).

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Outtakes: From the Cutting-Room Floor

Every now and then I shoot a few outfit pictures that just never make it into a post. Here are some of my favorite shots that haven't been on the blog until now:

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Thrift Audit: Salvation Army Mega-Haul, March 7, Part 2 of 2

As promised, I'm following up today with the second half of a mega haul I introduced last week. Real talk: I literally did not even remember half of what I bought until I hauled it out of my closet yesterday morning (I'm calling it thriftnesia, and please tell me I am not the only one who experiences this?).

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Thrift Audit: Salvation Army Mega-Haul, March 7, Part 1 of 2

You know a thrift outing is good when it's measured by the number of garbage bags you stuff into your trunk (in this case, three). What you're seeing today is only a fraction of the haul — I'll share the rest next week.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Drama Queen: Vintage Cardigan, Wide Leg Pants + Turban

There are the days you try to play it safe or really bring out your own personal style. And then there are the days you say, "Screw it, I'm going to flounce around in a turban and wide-leg pants, because this cardigan demands nothing less."

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Thrift Audit: Salvation Army, March 5

There's nothing like a family outing to the local thrift store. Even when your 4-year-old gets bored and starts laying around on the floor, or running away from you laughing while you shout, "Get back here!"

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Winning at Sewing: Hex Knit Baby Quilt

I haven't showcased many finished knits on this blog, but this is one I'm extra proud of, since it also represents my first foray into any type of quilting.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Thrift Audit: Salvation Army, Feb. 29

Remember earlier this week when it was February? I am so over that month. But at least I got to close it out with a good thrift outing. And there's something different this time around, so read on:

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Thrift Audit: Salvation Army, Feb. 22

Now that I'm back on the thrift audit bandwagon, I'm really trying to crack down and be a sensible shopper.

It's a slow time on Etsy, so I'm focusing on items I can sell on consignment ... although the occasional vintage piece may sneak in from time to time.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Guest Post: Goodbye, mint dress

I'm over at Shaped by Style today, saying goodbye to this pretty mint dress. Find out why here:

And, Shaped by Style is on Instagram now, and I'd love it if you'd follow along, because I'm monitoring the account obsessively (only half kidding).

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Guest post @ Shaped by Style: Blanket Scarf

Guys, I am finally a real fashion blogger because I have a blanket scarf outfit to post!

Kidding aside, I really enjoyed wearing this cozy scarf I swapped with Justine of The Thrifty Girl's Guide. Head over to Shaped by Style to see more of this look.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016

How to Host a Clothing Swap

I hosted my first clothing swap back in high school. I don't even remember what gave me the idea, but I had a few friends come over with some clothes they wanted to get rid of. We sat in a circle on the floor and held up our unwanted garments, trying to "sell" them to the others in the group. We giggled, tried things on, convinced each other of what to take or what to keep, and generally had a blast.

Since then, I've hosted a number of swaps — some with friends, and some with total strangers. I'm in the midst of planning another one, so I thought I'd share a few tips with you if you'd like to plan a swap of your own.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Easy DIY Scarf: 1-Hour no-pattern fat quarter scarf

Hello again — I've been away for a while because of holiday, family and work demands, but I'm back with a super simple DIY project that I recently put together as a gift for a friend.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Thrift Audit: Salvation Army, Nov. 9, 2015

I don't believe in karma ... but on the other hand, I don't have another explanation for this recent thrift outing.