November 26, 2013 § 8 Comments
I've had this skirt sitting in my "to alter" pile for probably a year, and I have no idea what took me so long – it's so adorable! I mean, pheasants on my skirt? Yes please. It was a few sizes too big and hit an awkward length on me, but both were pretty simple fixes. So I'm pretty sure this is going to end up being my Thanksgiving outfit since it's by far the most festive skirt in my closet now:)
November 25, 2013 § 4 Comments
Even though Autumn doesn't technically end until almost Christmas, it always feels like Thanksgiving is the last big hurrah for Fall anyway. Even though my family has never been one to make everyone get super fancy for the holiday, everyone still always looks nice and I think we all love giving our Fall wardrobe one last great outfit to end with. When Ellen asked me to share some outfit ideas for Thanksgiving I actually got really excited and ended up digging through my archives to get some ideas. To be honest, I don't know what I'm going to wear yet either, so it was great to start thinking about it and get some ideas together! (PS. Just click on the photos to see the full outfit posts they're from!)
A VINTAGE SKIRT
I love a fun vintage skirt. I especially love the plaid wool skirts that always seem to be hanging around the thrift stores, and then there's the more quirky ones covered in animals or other funny scenes that I just can't get enough of. If you're unsure what to pair with one then sticking with a neutral (denim and chambray are some of my favorite neutrals) can be a safe bet, and if you're feeling more adventurous you can take some cues from the colors in the skirt and bring in other complimentary ones too!
PENCIL SKIRTS + FLANNELS
Pencil skirts are great if you're going for a more dressed up feel, and pairing them with flannels and plaids make things feel festive! Also, some orange tights can be fun too:)
Not every family gets super dressed up for Thanksgiving, but everyone still likes to look nice! A sweater layered with a button down is a classic, but what about adding an extra button down to the mix? Layering a nice comfy sweater with your favroite leggings can assure you'll be comfy all day and stll look nice too. And of course blazers are great for keeping a casual outfit still feeling more pulled together.
Sometimes you can totally change things up with an old dress for the holidays by adding fun accessories! I made this leaf headband a while back which would be perfect for a fun Thanksgiving outfit. Fun colored tights, unique shoes, hats, and patterned scarves are also some of my favorite accessories.
A SIMPLE VINTAGE DRESS
Sometimes a lovely vintage dress can speak for itself. A lot of the time all it needs is a pair of tights and some shoes to make a complete outfit. If you're lucky you can find great ones for cheap at your local thrift stores, but nowadays vintage shops aren't just in big cities, but little towns too, if you'd rather go straight to the good stuff!
Of course there's tons of other things that would be fun to wear for thanksgiving (pairing your summer maxi skirt or dress with more autumnal colors and layering pieces would be lovely) but hopefully this helps get your brain moving if you're like me and still haven't decided on an outfit!
October 10, 2013 § 6 Comments
Gap Shirt // Vintage Skirt + Belt
Some of my favorite old Anthropologie catalogues are the ones that just feel really cozy. Big sweaters, soft lighting, warm colors, all that stuff. I actually put this skirt up for sale both in my Etsy and on my INSTAsale, but it's stuck around and I'm actually really glad it did. It's so lovely, and it's heavier, which means it's perfect for this fall. I definitely will be hanging onto it. I almost feel like it could be right from Anthro.
I loved the look of the fun, colorful skirt, with such a basic shirt. It's a classic look that's so easy and simple. It's one of those outfits you can kind of just throw on and not have to fuss or overthink things.
This is part of my INSPIRED BY // ANTHROPOLOGIE week – you can read about it here!
June 26, 2013 § 4 Comments
It's kind of that classic "woman" thing to complain about, but swimwear, huh? I've been on the hunt for a good bathing suit for three years now. I even was ready to pay way more then my thrifty heart usually allows me, just so I could have a good one that fits right and I love – but I never found it. I especially wanted a one piece, but even "tall" sizes weren't close to being long enough.
Last week I did some browsing around online looking for a different two piece, but didn't find anything that I was impressed with enough to shell out the money for. So I made a decision – I am going to make one! Actually, I already started. Right now I'm just practicing by making a two piece and using one of my own suits as a guide, mostly just to get the feel of the fabrics and getting things to lay right and everything. It's absolutely not "perfect" and this first one might be a little bit too small (I think I might not have given myself enough of a seam allowance – rookie mistake!) but I am feeling pretty confident about how it's looking and feeling anyway. My goal is to be able to make myself a two piece and a one piece that I will love to death and I'm feeling super inspired by these vintage beauties and would love to do something very similar:)
Has anyone out there made a swimsuit before, or do you have a favorite style you love?
June 17, 2013 § 2 Comments
Thrifted Shirt + Shoes // Target Shorts (thrifted) // Anthropologie Belt // Antique Necklace
I wish I had something witty or fun to say today but I've spent the majority of the weekend taking and editing 700+ photos and I still have more to do and more to take, so I think my brain is officially computer-fried. Me and the husband and grabbing lunch together today though so hopefully a big helping of mac+cheese will clear my little brain fog here:)
Hope everyone has a lovely Monday!