Shopping Sherpa

The Shopping Sherpa: Bare


black and tan fashion and accessories

{ 1. Empty Memory USB  }  { 2. Color Block Blouse }  { 3. Color Block Watch }  { 4. Dolce Vita Sandal }  { 5. Oxidized Silver Earrings }  { 6. Metallic Linen & Silk Purse }

Shopping Sherpa

The Shopping Sherpa: Black as Night

black handmade accessories and vintage clothing

Clockwise from top left: { Swan Song Noir Ring from Blood Milk }  { Cannon Earrings from Stone & Honey }  { Vintage Beaded Blouse from The Greedy Seagull, Inc. }  { Thunder In Our Hearts Tote from Field Guided }  { REVOLUTION / PLANETS Print from Beauchamping (found via Where The Lovely Things Are) }

Do It Yo'self, Uncategorized

Millinery 101: Not Your Mama’s Straw Hat

Time for another hat making update! Next Tuesday is our final class period–the critique. I will have 6 finished hats to show (2 felt, 2 straw, 2 cocktail hats), and I couldn’t be happier with all of them. You’ve already seen my two felt hats–the cloche and the fedora. Now, say hello to my straw hat numero uno! I chose a black, finely woven straw and an eye-catching, geometric jacquard for the trim. I actually formed this hat rather quickly–I just grabbed the closest hat blocks (a flat top for the crown and a short, gently sloped brim) and steamed the straw material on the blocks in the few minutes I had before class was over. Turned out to be one of my favorites. It’s sleek and somewhat androgynous, perfect for everyday!

Shopping Sherpa

The Shopping Sherpa: Trend Machine

handmade & vintage from Etsy

This Shopping Sherpa guide is for the Southwestern cowgirl typography snob who likes to dabble in a harmless bit of witchcraft. I think there’s a little bit of her in all of us, don’t you think?

ROW 1:  { Horseshoe Earrings from Freshy Fig }  { Zig Zag Necklace from Cagebreak Bird }  { Aztec Chic Necklace from Noémiah }  ROW 2:  { Vintage Straw Tote from Swift Fox Vintage }  { Black Velvet Turban from Luna Solis }  { Fairisle Cowl from Knit Frekkles }  ROW 3:  { Ampersand Case Print from Marc Johns }  { Vintage Folk Jacket from Hey Red }  { Jaw Necklace from Beetle and Flor }

Shopping Sherpa

The Shopping Sherpa: Fitzy’s Puttin’ on the Ritz

handmade cat crafts from Etsy

I can’t deny it. I’m that girl. The girl that buys unnecessary accessories for her cat, takes a gazzilion and one pictures of said cat, and forces her co-workers to watch countless videos of same cat doing ordinary cat things that only she finds sickeningly cute. (We’re not going to inflict such photos and videos on you. Not just yet, anyway. Be on the lookout for endless Flickr albums of our dear Fitzgerald…) And you know what? I’m not ashamed. I’m a proud cat mamma! I’m even thinking about celebrating ol’ Fitzy’s birthday (we’ll have to make up a birthdate for him), and I’ve picked out a few kitty gifts for him!

Pet Party Hat from xmoonbloom; Handpainted Porcelain Food Dish from Jeanette Risco

Sally Cat’s Catnip Mouse from ReFabulous; Mug Shot Greeting Card from katefunk

Dover Cat from Marjji; Modern Pet Bed in Ecru Celery from Like Kittysville