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Before & After Sew Project #1
Finally, my 1960′s sewing machine is up and working. I decided to start Before and After sewing projects to prove you can turn flab into fab! Recycling clothes instead of throwing them away will just gives me more room to grow as a designer. These second chances given to these sad pieces of clothes is part of my New Years resolution.
Before: This Arden B. cover-up has been laying on my closet floor since I moved back from Hawaii. I wrapped the cover-up around my waist backwards like a snuggy and relived the shape would be perfect as a shirt.
After: With some adjustments to the waistline and a few darts later I created this sewwww cute skirt perfect to go out in during the summer I created to slashes up the sides a TA-DAAA Magic.comment →
Just a few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I drove 12 hours to Durango, Colorado. This epic trip to one of the most beautiful places in the USA was a refreshing change in climate. Each night always hit the negatives on the thermometer! This is by far the coldest weather I have ever been in. However, as bizarre as this may sound, I absolutely loved it! Being dresses in 3 different layers made it so much easier to bear and honestly it was comfortable to be rapped up like a burrito.
Snowboarding was awesome, hardly anyone there. Had the slopes to myself wearing all the burton I could get my hands one. One of my favorite fabrics for cold weather is Wool. I borrowed a old vintage wool jacket for my trip and highly recommend you invest in one yourself in you heading to the snow anytime soon. It’s not good for snowboarding… But doing anything else defiantly.
Would I go back, of course.
Highlights of the trip…
- Car got stuck in the snow
- Spotted Elk tracks up to our front door
- Made a friend mouse in the house… Almost nibbled on my toes
- Saw a coyote
- Fell in a snow hole while trying to take a photo of cows and scared them all always!
A few weeks ago I got second place in the Reef Junior Stylist Contest held of Facebook! Unfortunately, I did not win the amazing price that presented a chance to style a Reef Photo shoot. However I did receive two pairs of Reef flats in the mail today! I love love love them. The souls are very comfortable and seem to hit my arch perfectly. I just can’t get enough. If your curiously looking for flats for your fancy feet check these bad boys out! http://shop.reef.com/girls-shoes/l/290 comment →
Check out all the links for my inspiration on my Pinterest Board RAINY DAYS.
Outfit put together by myself, all pieces found on Pinterest
Rainy Days… please don’t go away
I am a huge fan of rainy days and sporting rubber boots to keep my toes dry. When I was about 10, I would play outside on rainy days and transform myself into this mermaid that could only walk the streets when the weather was wet. I think… I called myself Pearl. My imagination was always at its peek when it came to playing in the rain. Anything was possible. That is way today’s inspiration came from the weather. May your days be wet and “wanderful”comment →
This Holiday weekend I was very thankful for the vintage shops in Iowa City!
Over Thanksgiving break I wandered to Iowa City with the whole FAMBAM. This was a first for me. Living in San Diego and Hawaii, Iowa did not seem like an appealing place to me, however I was very surprised about how much I enjoyed myself. Pleased by the City of Iowa, I loved being apart of the college campus atmosphere and wandering the downtown area. The cold was also kinda comforting.
Though-out our trip, we wandered to many different places around Iowa City. One place that I fell in love with was Artifacts. This little antique shop brought me joy and was affordable for a poor college student like myself. I ended up taking home a mini leather doctor bag! It was only 15.00 and totally worth every penny. This one of a kind purse is now my newest obsession.
Here are some more pictures from the trip…
My sister and I wandering downtown Iowa City… Freezing
The Old Capital Building on the Iowa University Campus
Overlooking the fields in the Amish countrysidecomment →