Thursday, November 25, 2010

Plaid is Rad

I love shopping and sewing! And I've been doing both lately! I picked up a cute pattern for a dress and the cover had one made out of plaid material. I instantly fell in love with the design made by the plaid on the piece and set out to make my own. I finished it yesterday and wore it out for Thanksgiving today!

Dress: Handmade by me
Sweater: New York and Company
Cami: Banana Republic
Shoes: White House Black Market
Tights: ??? probably Walmart

My hubby also took me out shopping last night as an early Christmas present! I got some super good deals.

I got this red sweater for $20 and a white one in the same style. You can't see, but it has super cute rhinestone buttons! And it's super soft and warm. I actually got hot wearing it and that never happens to me!

I also got these *fabulous* oxford style booties for $30 at White House Black Market! AHHHH! Originally $108!!! I've been thinking about getting a pair of oxford style heals so these were just perfect. They make me super tall and I can actually walk in them as long as I'm on a firm surface (ie not in the grass).

Here is my dress sans sweater. Isn't the way the plaid lies just divine? It's far from perfect but I was very happy with it.

I felt quite stylish today. Did you dress up for the holiday? Or do you prefer comfy, more practical clothes for turkey day?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fitzgerald Fashionista

Today in my Ireland and America history class, we talked about the Kennedys, as in JF and Jackie. My professor teaches a lot with pictures, so I was hoping for some drool worthy shots of Jackie. I *adore* Jackie. No such luck, but we did talk a bit about JF's mom, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. I was quite struck by her sense of style.

She was lovely.

Here she is with her father, Honey Fitz, a noted politician. She's the woman with the great hat.

Here she is again with her dad. She's the woman on the right of center. Love her jacket!

The Kennedy family in England. Rose is in the center. They are all so stylish!

The whole pack. Rose is in the middle again. JF is the first guy on the left. Aren't the girls' suits just darling!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Catch up!

Sorry I've been so quiet lately! It's been pretty crazy around here. So, I've got a couple of little lovelies to show you.

My November BOM from Belle Blossoms came in last Monday! I didn't want to post about it right away as to not ruin the surprise for people who hadn't gotten theirs yet, but I figure most people have theirs by now. (I live only a couple states away from Heather so I get mine pretty quick.)

Isn't is so pretty? I received a bright red Chrysanthemum!

Here's the front view. I like how flat it sits on my head. It's bringing a much needed pop of color to my brown outfit today.

I'm actually wearing it back here today, but I just couldn't get a good picture of it back here. I did, however, manage to get several good shots of Mythbusters on tv!

Gertie's next sew along is coming up soon! My Colette pattern came in this Saturday, which got me all excited! I'm going to really want to start on it soon, but I do have another project to finish first. Gertie shared some fabric picks this week here. I've already picked out my fabric though.

We're making view 2 of the Crepe pattern for the sew along.

Here's all of my goodies!

This is the fabric I picked for my dress. (I'm making a Christmas dress, if you couldn't tell.) It's probably a bit heavier weight than is suggested, but I really wanted a Christmas dress and I really loved this fabric. So, I'll have to see how it turns out.

I picked out this fabulous red material for the tie!

I also won a $35 gift card to Bombshell Bettie's Vintage from Huzzah Vintage. I've already spent it and my stuff may be here today! :D

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fashion and Film: Hairspray

I love musicals! Hairspray is a great one with fab vintage fashions. Normally, I'm not much of a fan of 60s styles, but the early 60s looks in this film are great!

Hairspray is the story of Tracy Turnblad, a teenage Baltimore gal living in 1962. She's a big girl with big dreams-catching the eye of local hottie Link and making it on to the Corny Collins Show with the most popular kids in town. Tracy runs into all sorts of social prejudices against people who are different and takes on a new dream-making a difference. Will she succeed in any of her dreams with so many people against her?

I like this film a lot. The music is great. There are a lot of big name actors and actresses in this film, including John Travolta as Tracy's mom Edna. Christopher Walkin plays her dad and the two are great opposite each other. I could go on and on about this film, but here's some fashion for you.

The cast of the Corny Collins show. I love all of the dress the girls wear! I just adore how sharp all the guys and gals look at school! And crinolines galore!

Some girls behind the scenes of the Corny Collins show.

Breaking it down in detention!

All glammed up for the Miss Teenage Hairspray competition.

Michelle Pfeiffer looking hot!

Glamor + cat = fabulousness
The nicest kids in town

A look inspired by the kids on the Corny Collins show.Hey Mama, welcome to the 60s.

Hey Mama, welcome to the 60s. by Stephanie Lynn featuring a black handbag

A look based on Tracy's glam look from the end of the show.

Here's my 60's inspired hair do.
My hair's not great for getting height, though it was, in fact, higher than it looks in this picture.

The back looked kind of messy with all of the bobby pins so I hid it with my Belle Blossom magnolia.

French twist in the back!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

So Thursday I finally got around to trying out the Night Out make up look. It was fun. I opted to use green instead of blue since I don't really like blue on myself. The look turned out ok for my first go. I think next time I'd try purple instead. And the girl in the video had really pigmented colors that showed up really well. My make up was more sheer, but I'll definitely try this look again.

Here's what my eyes look like.

Again, I think a more pigmented color would look better. The green was a little disconcerting too. I felt a bit like a lizard.

I went with a sexy secretary type look. Wish I'd had time to do a Mad Men style hair do!

Skirt: thrifted
Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft
Shirt: Charlotte Russe
Shoes: DSW
Necklace: New York and Company

Hope you're all enjoying the weekend!