Friday, January 30, 2009

Flashback-Somethin' Different

Just a little somethin' different. This song is catchy....

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Choices, Choices

So, I haven't sewn a stitch in days and I feel miserable. I hope to be back at it soon. I have been working on gumpaste flowers the last few days, so sewing has taken a back burner-GASP!!! I was checking my emails today and received an update from Butterick. Some of them seemed pretty promising for me, especially since I am quite the beginner still.
Now, this pattern I really like. I don't have print in my closet, so this little number would really add some color.
I know, I know, I need another jacket like a hole in my head. But, I like this jacket, especially view B.
Now, I'm not in to the nautical look, but, again I like this jacket. They can keep the skirt, I worn enough of those.

So, I see I'll have to wait for the pattern sales to see which ones I can snag.
What about you??

Friday, January 23, 2009

Flashback Friday

Okay, so where were you when this was hot??

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Inauguration Day!!

Happy Inauguration Day!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Takin' Back to the Ol' School

DH and I were talking about this song a few nights ago. Break out your ten-gallon hats and your chaps!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Back to Basics

I stumbled upon this book sometime ago and got it as a gift.

I just recently "read" it and it has some nuggets of knowledge. One of Katherine Finney's tips is to have a closet w/ what she calls the Perfect 10. This list is as follows:

Black suit
White cotton dress shirt
Pair of plain black pumps
Perfect pair of jeans
Little black dress
T-shirts (preferably w/ some stretch)
Leather tote
Pair of sneakers
Trench coat
Khaki/chino pants

Now from the Perfect 10, there are should be at least 32 different combinations. I strayed away from my list and now I need to get back to it. I am tired of saying I have nothing to wear. Right now, the only item missing from my list is the LBD. I have a few patterns in my stash, I just can't decide which one to make.
So, I tried her theory and what do know, it works! Now, I have some other pieces in my closet besides this, so that really does help. Otherwise, it's not the most exciting. My t-shirts are in other colors besides black, white and blue (but I do have those!!) and they are great for layering. I have a few scarves that I use as well. Where I work is casual wear, but I try to keep it from getting " too" casual.
Some combos I have tried:
jeans+ t+shirt
trench coat(short version)+white dress shirt+khakis
white dress shirt + jeans
any color t-shirt + khakis
Now w/ all of these combos, I play around w/ accessories, shoes, etc.
I am still trying to find my way in this game of style and I know that to each, his own. I once read on, that if you only buy clothes that look good on you, then you only have clothes in your closet that look good (I hope I got that right...) and fit well, also.
Now more then ever, the concept of shopping from you closet has become all the rage. I leave you with this:

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Make 2009 your year