- Lord knows I’m a sucker for arrow rings. Odette New York has got my number with this handmade beauty.
- I can’t wait to finally visit Dose Market this weekend! Will I see some of you there?
- Ruth Bleakley’s Easy Tiny Envelopes tutorial on PoppyTalk should make for a quick, crafty pick-me-up.
- Did someone say “silver sequin flats“? Come to mamma!
- I’ve got an incredibly exciting project coming up with the Lillstreet Art Center. More on that to come, but for now you can check out all the amazing handmade pieces in their shop.
- This recipe for enchiladas verdes is 10 different kinds of delicious. Go make it. Now.
It’s that time of year again, folks. We’re hanging our Christmas decorations and gathering gifts for loved ones. Bloggers around the glitzed-up globe are presenting their annual gift guides, and we are no exception. This year we’ve rounded up some unique suggestions for common holiday presents! First up: the ever-present holiday ornament! Take a looksee…
My maxi dress arrived! All the way from the UK, via Joy. Sure, it makes a pretty bold statement, but I think it’s still pretty versatile. I wanna wear it everyday! Above, I’ve paired it with my suede high-heeled boots (from Farm & Fleet, no lie), my mustard yellow pashmina (scored at the Salvation Army), and a vintage gold bracelet (I think it was my grandmother’s).
Going for something a little more classy here, with simple accessories: black & gold heels from Pay Less (at least 4 years old and still rockin’) and these gorgeous geometric earrings from To The Metal (thank you, Marina! they’ve gotten so many compliments).
Putting on my crazy-cheap white leaf earrings from Forever 21. The yoke of the dress is washed out in the other pics, but here you can see how the geometric pattern continues to the neckline. Can you tell how much I lurv it?
Another dressed up variation here, with a secondhand maroon jacket and matching vintage slingbacks (from the Salvation Army and Goodwill, respectively).
For something a little more casual, I threw on my old Target sandals (wish I had these instead), my favorite faux leather jacket (on sale from Zara), and the giant seashell ring I got in Bloomington (from Cactus Flower). So what do you think? Still too crazy? Or bold and beautiful?
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!