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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Little Things

Finally!!!  A true to life style post!!!  These won't be too common, but they will be included.  I was feeling rather Christmasy so I donned an appropriate cream white thickly knit sweater and a faux fur collared red jacket.  Something about cream and red really make me feel comfy cozy.  Especially when the bitter wind is biting right through you.

I only wish I could give you a close up of my fancy shoes!!!  My wonderful guy surprised me by painting my shoes with a funky gold pattern.  I truly love them to death!!  Every time I glanced down I'm reminded that my boyfriend is quite a charming lad and super creative when it comes to giving me a surprise.

Jacket, Vintage
Jeans, Sweater, Thrifted
Shoes, UO then handpainted
Necklace, Made by me

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Skirt!!!

One of my good friends recently let me go through their vintage collection of gorgeous dresses.  While I'm no where near their size, I decided to not let it stop me from creating something that would fit me.  The green silk fabric was just fabulous and I thought it would be perfect for a cute Christmas skirt to be worn with a cute vintage kids holiday sweater.

It's super duper easy to make a skirt like this.  I just chopped off the bottom of the dress and then cut up vertically to create a long piece of fabric.  Then I took the fabric, wrapped it around my waist and pinned it where it fit, then cut off the excess.  Then I folded and sewed a 1 inch hem at the top.  I am using the original hem for the bottom of the skirt since it's even easier that way.  Then you just thread some elastic (cut to the size of your waist plus maybe an inch and a half) through that hem you made, gather the elastic then sew the ends of the elastic together with the fabric.  Done and done!

 (don't mind the missing needle...I had just broken it before I decided to take this photo.  hehe)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tour My Living Room

After much moving around through the apartment, I decided to turn my dining room space into my living room space.  Living in a turn of the century apartment definitely has it's advantages.  Such as, really big spaces!!!  Currently I'm just using my original living room as a bedroom for my roommate.  Win Win!! Without further adieu, here is my new living room!!  Complete with a newly acquired bar space, just in time for the holidays.  Many thanks goes to my awesome boyfriend for figuring out the best furniture placement and for making the bar and buying some liquor.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Rainy Day Boredom

One thing always leads to another.  On a rainy afternoon I decided it would be in my best interest to go ahead and clean out my closet.  Of course I start getting sidetracked and opening up old purses and whatnot to see if I had forgotten about anything cool.  Like my favorite vintage necklace, which just so happened to have broken.  Here's what I did to distract myself from cleaning!
Super easy!  I just used some old jewelery chain I bought from Micheal's and slid on the beads then added the clasps!  Easy Peasy!!