|Blouse-Equipment, Sweater-H&M, Blazer-Target, Jeans-Paige, Shoes-Born, Clutch-Tori Richards, Watch-Coach, |
Bracelets-Gifts, Local, Ring-BCBG, Necklaces-EmersonMade, Earrings-Limited
May 31, 2011
May 27, 2011
|Tank-Target, Dress-Alice Temperly for Target, Jeans-7forMankind, Shoes-Target, Necklaces-Local, Target, Watch-Michele|
May 26, 2011
As I said yesterday, we had an engagement party this past weekend for my friend Mick. I've known Mick for over 10 years and am excited about this new chapter in his life. Mick is Indian and still has family living in India, similar to Ramesh. When he brought Alicia to visit there late last year, she fell in love with the country as much as I did. With that in mind, I added some Indian papers to their card and I loved the way it turned out.
Paper: Poppy(Paper-Source), Pool(Paper-Source), Peacock(Paper-Source),Clear Cardstock(Papertrey Ink), Gold Glitter and Persimmon on Peacock (Paper-Source), Vellum paper (Joann Fabrics)
Stamps: Wonderful Words Additions (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Jet Black (Staz On)
Other: Wonderful Words die (Papertrey Ink), Mat Stack 4 die (Papertrey Ink)
May 25, 2011
This past weekend I finished my first sewing project. I found an old skirt pattern my mom had bought to make some skirts for me YEARS ago. Seriously, the pattern is from around 1996! I also found a few other patterns to try as I was searching for the perfect fabric to start with. It's safe to say the sewing bug has officially bitten me and I will be making more pieces in the next few weeks. I tend to go a bit overboard when I find new things I like to do! Stay tuned for more sewing adventures with these patterns:
I did end up wearing my new skirt out Saturday night. We had a friend's engagement party to go and it was a BBQ. I wanted something casual yet fun and this fit the bill perfectly.
|Tank-Target, Shirt-JCrew, Skirt-Self made, Shoes-Seychelles, Necklaces-EmersonMade, Watch-Coach, Earrings-Limited, Bracelets-gift, target,local designer|
|Upper Left: Tanks-Target, Shoes-Vince Camuto|
Lower Left: Tank-Target, Sweater-Target, Shoes-BCBG
Right: Blouse-Gap, Belt-Linea Pelle, Shoes-BCBG
Skirt-Self Made, Necklaces-EmersonMade, Earrings-Limite, Watch-Coach, Bracelets-Target, Gifts, Local
May 24, 2011
Remember last week when I posted about this dinner party? Well, it was Kathryn's birthday and my main reason for attempting the red velvet cheesecake. This was the card I made her. I'll admit that I made numerous versions of this card until I found the right color combo and layout. Sometimes it's a longer process that I'd like. My creativity isn't like on-demand tv. I can't just turn it on when I want to (although I wish it was!). HA.
Paper:Ripe avocado (Papertrey Ink), Peacock (Paper-Source), Melon berry (Papertrey Ink), Striped paper (All about girls stack by DCWV)
Stamps:Cupcake Collection (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: Cupcake die (Papertrey Ink), Ribbon (Michael's), Copic Marker in peach (R32)
May 23, 2011
|Tank-Target, Sweater-Target, Skirt-JCrew, Shoes-Target, Necklace-Local, Earrings-F21, |
Bracelets-gift and nomination, Watch-Michele
I've fully embraced color this spring. When I wear colorful clothes, I simply feel better. Black, grey and brown worn alone tend to make me feel drab. Don't get me wrong, I love to wear these colors (and tend to all winter long), but there's something about color that puts an extra spring in my step. When I go through a client's closet, the common theme tends to be a lot of black and grey. Staples in every woman's closet that can become boring if not pulled together with the right accents. Something as simple as a pair of colored shoes can take a plain outfit to amazing. Today I'm challenging you to add color to your closet. Add something small- a scarf, jewelry, shoes or even a handbag. Try it and see how you feel. I bet others will notice. How will you work color into your everyday routine? I'd love to know.
May 20, 2011
|Photo by S.B.Hadley Wilson|
|Photos by S.B.Hadley Wilson|
|Photos by S.B.Hadley Wilson|
May 19, 2011
I'm still working on my skirt project and thought I'd give you a sneak peak. I'm almost done, but it's taken a back seat until the weekend. This week has been crazy busy. Thursday we're throwing a BBQ/Scotch night for our friend Hadley- check out his blog on his 365 challenge here. He's moving to San Francisco the end of the month and we wanted to wish him well. On top of that, our friend's birthday is the same day, so we're combining the events. I don't know how, but I seem to have run out of time this week. Between finding a recipe and making a red velvet cheesecake (more on that tomorrow), getting my butt handed to me by my trainer (would have been less brutal had I been working out that past two weeks!), making two birthday cards and an engagement card and helping get the house in order for the party, I haven't been able to get quality blog time. If I can make it to the weekend, I'll be back on track.
|Blouse-F21, Pants-Limited, Jacket-JCrew, Shoes-Nine West, Bag-Coach, Necklaces-Target, Bracelets-Maui, Watch-Coach|
May 18, 2011
|Sweater-Limited, Skirt-Anthropologie, Belt-Target, Shoes-BCBG, Necklaces-Limited and Macy's, |
Watch-Coach, Bracelets-all from Maui
May 17, 2011
I got my camera back today and finally got around to uploading my pictures. Our girls trip was yet another fantastic week away. We've done this for 5 years now, but took a break last year due to both Kris and I getting married. We've been to Mexico twice, Costa Rica and Maui (I'm not even counting the endless CA trips we've been on together that seem to always involve wine!). This was just what the doctor ordered, especially considering the lack of spring we've had here in MN. I want to go back!
|Right:Tanks-Target, Skirt-F21, Shoes-Superga, Headscarf-Nordstrom, Sunnies-Chloe, Purse-Local Boutique|
May 13, 2011
|Blouse-Equipment, Pants-JCrew, Tie-JCrew, Trench-Banana Republic, Shoes, Earrings,and Necklaces-Target|
Hello my lovelies! I'm back...did you miss me? It's been two weeks. I didn't intend to be away for so long. I had some hiccups when I got back. First, my camera went missing. I searched high and low, basically tore the house apart (my husband thought I'd lost my mind), but couldn't find it. I was sure I had packed it when I left Maui. But, apparently I didn't. It was still in my girlfriend's beach bag. So pictures from Maui will have to wait. The camera is in snail mail on it's way to me from California. Then, blogger went on the fritz. I was all set to post and couldn't get in. But here I am! I missed you all :)
Since I don't have any exciting Maui pictures (yet!), you'll have to do with what I wore to work yesterday.
I'm so happy it's the weekend. Do you have anything exciting on the agenda? I'm going out for sushi with the girls, attempting a sewing project (more on that next week pending results from the weekend!), and picking up my recent purchase from a friend - an Eames Chair and ottoman! I'm so excited. I have been coveting this chair for YEARS, and now I am the proud owner of one. Now I just need to find a spot for it.
Whatever you have planned for the weekend, I hope you have a fab one!