outfit details: worn for small group on June 7, 2011.
These pants started their life looking more like this picture I pinned. Then I found them in the thrift store and loved how well the top fit and decided to make them into something I would actually wear. It wasn’t the easiest restyle, but I traced the pants legs of one of my favorite pairs of jeans and then sewed along the traced line. I love how they turned out! I would never wear them as wide-legged pants, because it is an incredibly unflattering look on me. However, taking the legs in a few inches turned them into one of my favorite pairs of pants.
Transforming seems to be the topic of the day and Katy, of Modly Chic is asking us to share if and how our taste has transformed since we started blogging. I look forward to seeing every-one’s answers to these questions.
1. Since you began blogging do you notice a change in the types of things you gravitate towards while shopping?
4. Looking at current trends – what would you like to try but need to build up the courage to do?
FBFF: Summertime Food!
outfit details: worn for church on June 4, 2011.
necklace: forever 21
dress: te chichi, thrifted, okinawa
belt: wet seal, thrifted
ring: charlotte russe
purse: ???, thrifted
I found this minty green dress at a consignment store out in town here. I was pleasantly surprised, as it is long enough. Most of the dresses I have found in town here have been closer to tunic or mini length, which I find much harder to wear. The dress makes me want to think it is vintage, though from what I can tell it isn’t that old, so I carried my vintage purse and updated the look with chunky wedges and thick belt. It is amazing how quickly a few accessories can update a look into vintage inspired, from dated. Keep an eye out as tomorrow I have a surprise for you that involves crafty projects and a linky tool!
We ate at this restaurant last night and the lined up delivery mopeds are just adorable.
Once again it is Fashion Beauty Friend Friday and today the topic that Katy, from Modly Chic asked for us to answer has nothing to do with fashion or beauty. She asked for us to share our favorite summer recipe!!! If you want to see what everyone else loves to cook in the summertime they are all linked up here! (I may bookmark that page so that when I am stumped for what to cook I know there will be some tried and true recipes!) I’m going to share with you my absolutely favorite Guacamole recipe!
2 ripe avocados
2 ripe roma tomatoes
1 cup cottage cheese
2 Tablespoons sour cream
1/4 cup salsa
Scoop out avocados and mash into small bits. Add cottage cheese and sour cream. Add salsa to taste. Slice tomatoes into small pieces and add. Devour with tortilla chips.
What is your favorite summertime food?
FBFF: Summer Trends!
This week for Fashion Beauty Friend Friday, Katy, of Modly Chic asked us to compile the trends we are looking forward to wearing this summer. I had a lot of fun putting together a Polyvore for the FBFF on Spring Trends, so I put together a few for summer trends.
If I had to pick one single piece to purchase that would update a wardrobe for this summer it would be a hat. Pick one in your favorite or your most flattering style and wear it with everything. If you’re not sure how to style it check out this post I did on Ways to Wear a straw hat!
I must admit that I only recently became a fan of ankle length skirts and even more recently a fan of maxi dresses. Flowing, bohemian style skirts won me over pretty quickly, but I wasn’t sure if full length dresses would work with my height and body shape. As with any piece of clothing, fit is very important. You want to avoid ones that leave you looking like you don’t have a figure or were swallowed up by a tent.
Scalloped hems went from never-heard-of to all-over-the-place in a very short time. I love how they can add a feminine touch and make any hemline look updated. I’m working on making a skirt from this tutorial and really want to make a faux-leather skirt with a scalloped hem.
Seriously, by now you should have guessed that one of the trends that I would showcase would be shoes! Wedges are a great summer heel and in case you didn’t notice in the polyvore they can be found in a variety of vivid color! A few of the benefits of wearing wedges are that you are more stable while walking in them and you are less likely to sink into the grass if you walk across it! I’m loving how the neutral ones have a lot of details on them and how some of them only have a little pop of color.
Cobalt blue is one of my favorite colors that is on trend right now. It is a very timeless color though, and should be easy to find some in a thrift store if you don’t want to spend a lot on it. I particularly like how you can find all different sorts of items in cobalt blue right now. One of my favorite cobalt blue things that I have purchased recently is nail polish. It is fun and a little unexpected, and much more of a statement than pastel.
FBFF: Vacation Packing
outfit details: worn for daily activities and a bit of grocery shopping on May 25, 2011.
Happy Birthday Mom!
outfit detaits: worn for running errands and bike riding on May 19, 2011.
Today is my mom’s birthday! (Hi, Mom! I’m hoping you have a wonderful day, and enjoy yourself all day!) Everyone should wish my mom a happy birthday! This picture is from my parents’ 29th anniversary! My mom made the shawl she’s wearing, in case you’ve ever wondered where I got my crafting side. Happy Birthday Mom!
This week the Fashion Beauty Friend Friday the questions are on hair care. Katy of Modly Chic hosts this feature every week and does such a good job at getting the questions together. Here is the list of everyone’s answeers to the hair care questions!
1. How often do you get your hair cut?
My hair stylist from North Carolina would laugh so hard he cried if he could see this question. I’m terrible at getting my hair cut regularly. The last time I got my hair trimmed was the end of March and the time before that was September. Who knows how long it will be until I find someone here to cut it.
2. Do you go to the same stylist each time, try someone new, go to the cheap hair cutting chains or live it up in a salon?
I tried to go to the same stylist every time. Nelson did a great job of understanding how my hair grows and cutting it perfectly. I wouldn’t say I “lived it up” because I waited forever between haircuts.
3. Do you color your hair? How often? What’s your natural color?
Yes, I color my hair. Once again I am not particularly consistent with how often I color. Every 6 to 8 weeks is where it averages out. My natural hair color is lighter brown. I like making it a little darker with a bit of red in it.
4. The one thing you always do to keep your hair looking great is:
A technique that Nelson, my hairstylist taught me. Longer hair doesn’t get dirty a few inches away from the scalp. So I apply conditioner to my hair first, about 4 inches and down, then shampoo my scalp and rinse it all together. Then I usually add a little more conditioner to the ends and leave it in while I finish showering.
5. What hair trend do you love and wish you could rock?
I adore pixie cuts! I love how just the right haircut can be ever so feminine even though it is short.
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