Winter Wear

With the Polar Vortex heading south, things are going to get pretty chilly here this week. And with the cold weather, I start thinking about layering clothes. Particularly what jackets and coats will work well with my clothes. Having a good work coat in my closet is always important to me. The first nice coat Read More …

27 Dresses: A Trip Through My Closet

Hopefully a few of you remember the 2008 Katherine Heigl film 27 Dresses.  It’s a movie about a woman who has been in 27 different weddings and thus has 27 different bridesmaid dresses. Well, I only have one bridesmaid dress – from my sister’s wedding. Well, two if I include the one I wore on Read More …

Swimsuit Season

I can’t believe it’s almost swimsuit season again.  Even if it’s not time to wear one, it’s certainly time to go shop for one.  Now, I don’t look like a swimsuit model, but even if I did I love retro styles too much to want your average triangle top bikini.  Now, that’s not to say Read More …

Border Prints – Ahead of the Curve

I was doing a little internet browsing on ModCloth, one of my favorite internet sites, when I suddenly realized how many skirts and dresses there were with border prints in their store.  I have to say that I was actually really surprised.  When I first decided to make my border print dress I had a Read More …

Styling the Taffy Blouse

I love this version of the taffy blouse with a pair of black skinny jeans and a black biker jacket.  With the black pumps and super cute sunglasses, all I’m missing is a cool vintage car, so I can be a greaser.

Styling the Meringue Skirt

You may remember the original meringue skirt that I made a couple months ago. It was the very first project from the Colette Sewing Handbook, and I love that it has a scalloped hem.  It’s the first and only one I’ve done so far – at least on purpose. One thing I really enjoy about Read More …