• Fashion,  OOTD

    Minimal Style: OOTD with Pops of Color

    I’ll let you in on a little secret: I don’t always plan my ootd posts. Sometimes, they just happen. Like last weekend. I was wearing a pair of black jeans and a white t shirt. Nothing special. But then we needed to go to the grocery store *moan.* I threw on a blazer (because its not exactly coat weather, but grocery stores are cold!) and my pair of Aquazzara heels and BOOM. Unexpected minimal style ootd. I looked at myself in the mirror and was like “Oh, this is going to be an OOTD post for sure.” White linen blazer, black jeans, white v-neck t-shirt, rose-gold mule heels. Minimal OOTD,…

  • Fashion,  Misc.

    My First Hermes Scarf

    When we were in Vancouver a couple weeks ago, one of the places I really wanted to hit up was the Hermes boutique. And wouldn’t you know, there was one across the street from our hotel! Coincidence? Or meant to be? Either way, I bought my first Hermes scarf! Dream Scarf I’ve wanted a Hermes scarf for years, but always told myself I would buy one when I got a literary agent, or when a publisher bought my book. After a year of querying my novel, let’s just say I’m not holding my breath. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not stopping, or giving up. Somewhere out there there’s an agent…

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    Spring Fashion: What’s New on My Rack

    Over the last few months I’ve been on the hunt for some spring pieces. I always feel so inspired by spring fashion. All the floral prints, bright colors, and lighter fabrics get my ootd gears working. I’m usually more of a fall person in terms of adding new pieces to my wardrobe. Spring and summer where I live is shorter than most places, so I get more use out of warmer clothing. So this year I really needed some spring options. Bias skirt If it seems like everybody and their dog has been wearing bias skirts for the last year, its because they have! And I’m here for it, big…

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  • Fashion,  OOTD

    90s Inspired Grunge OOTD

    I spent most of the 90s wearing cutesy dresses, things with Minnie Mouse or Barney on them, and all-denim ensembles with Timberlands (yes, that last one actually happened, I have the pictures to prove it). So I missed out on some pretty cool trends. Some of these trends are back in style (bias skirts, neon, big sweaters), and last weekend I was channeling the 90s dress + cardigan + boots grunge ootd. All The Craft vibes, let me tell you. To wear chartreuse, I really have to be feeling myself, lol. Dress I got this dress from Asos a couple of years ago for a trip to Jamaica (yay for…

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  • Fashion,  Hobbies,  OOTD

    Sewing and Styling a 1950s Skirt

    Did you dream of a closet full of poodle skirts when you were little? No? Just me? Cool…. But really, a full 1950s, midi skirt is just so dreamy. Pair it with a petticoat for that new look look, or wear without, either way you’re in for some twirling! When I saw this reissue Simplicity pattern, I knew I had to make myself one. (I have a true vintage pattern for a 1950s circle skirt, but its for a size that was a few pounds ago). And I had a gift card for Mood Fabrics, talk about my fancy self! I chose a very nice black, double-faced (meaning I wouldn’t…

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  • Fashion,  OOTD

    Modern Mod: Madewell, H&M, Sezane OOTD

    After what feels like forever, I’m finally back! I switched web hosts which took a lot longer than I thought it would, but I’m back at it now. So to kick things off (or on?!), I want to share a little OOTD from last weekend. I’m calling this “modern mod.” Why “modern mod,” you may ask? Well, for starters: mini skirt. For seconds and thirds, a mini skirt made of cord material in burnt orange. Does it get more 60s than that? I picked this skirt up from Madewell a few months ago. I was on the hunt for this style of skirt and finally found one (in my size!).…

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    Body care and Hydration: Body Oils

    I won’t lie, when it comes to skin hydration I’m usually a lotion person. It’s easier to work into the skin, and it absorbs better (imo). But sometimes I want to use something that feels a little more luxurious. Something I have to take my time applying. That’s when I turn to body oils. I still remember the first one I used. It was the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse (with shimmer). I’d been wanting to try it for a long time, and when Target briefly carried it, I snatched up a bottle. I bought it before a trip to Disneyworld, and the whole time we were there I used it. My…

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  • Fashion,  Hobbies

    Sewing Vintage Lingerie, Simplicity 8510

    Vintage Lingerie I love vintage (or is it antique at this point?) lingerie. 1920s, 30s…40s, each decade gave us beautiful lingerie. Creamy pastels, lace trimming, appliques, and delicate draping fabric in silk, rayon, and cotton. The most basic of these garments (brassiere and panties), don’t differ vastly from what we wear today. Maybe the bras didn’t have underwires, and the bottoms are closer to shorts, but their function was still the same. The problem when you’re a lover of vintage lingerie is acquiring such pieces. At this point, many of the pieces that still exist are delicate and fragile, not to mentioned expensive, if you can even find them. And…

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  • Fashion,  Misc.

    Fast Fashion: One Blogger’s Thoughts

    Today, we’re going there. Fast fashion. Probably one of the most, if not the most controversial topic in fashion. Love it or hate it, fast fashion is everywhere, and has been for the last twenty years. Zara, H&M, Forever 21, Asos, Primark, Topshop…the list goes on, and is added to all the time. I shop at these retailers, you probably shop at them-you can’t walk through a mall or shopping district without spotting an H&M or Zara bag dangling on the arm of the fashion conscious. Advantages And let’s not kid ourselves, there’s big time appeal with fast fashion. For starters, you can’t beat the price. Under $20 for a…

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    Spring 2019 Fashion Trends

    Its spring fashion time again! Time to look forward to all the spring fashions we will be seeing and, perhaps, wearing in the coming months. I enjoy looking at all the trend reports and new collections this time of year and planning what trends I’ll partake in, what new pieces to add to my wardrobe, and what pieces/trends that will NOT make it into my wardrobe. This spring is a bit of a mixed-bag when it comes to an overall feel or vibe. There are the normal spring things you expects to see (florals, light gauzy fabrics, pastels), but also some random trends that have left me wondering “Where did…

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