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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

COOL BLUE

Jacket: Darling Clothing (available here) | Top: Similar | Hat: Zappos (sold out, similar here) | Pants: Old Navy | Boots: Sole Society | Glasses: Kate Spade | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Clutch: Made by me (tutorial here) similar | Necklace: Baublebar



Friday, January 16, 2015

DRAPED IN PLAID + CAPE TUTORIAL

CAPE: MADE BY ME (TUTORIALS BELOW, INSPIRED BY THIS AND THIS) | TOP: LULU*S (SIMILAR) | PANTS: OLD NAVY | BOOTS: SOLE SOCIETY | HAT: ZAPPOS (SOLD OUT, SIMILAR) | NECKLACE: STELLA & DOT | SUNGLASSES: SIMILAR

I've kept my eye out for a good cape for the past few months. I love the look of them. They are cozy and warm, but not fussy. The idea of getting to wear a blanket could not be more appealing. I found this amazing wool plaid down in the Fabric District a few months ago and my hunt for the perfect cape was over.  I'd just make it!  

Click through the link at the very bottom to continue onto the tutorial. It is really basic and straightforward.  I do add in a few cutting angles and details to my design so that it drapes beautifully when its on. I created the tutorial with my Sprout by HP and I love how the overhead camera allows my tutorial to come alive.  It makes the tutorial so much more custom to this garment.

TOP: NORDSTROM | EARRINGS: BAUBLEBAR | CUFF: SIMILAR | PHONE CASE: SONIX CASES




Click through to the tutorial below to see how the Sprout helped me really customize the design on my tutorial.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

COLOR PALLET CRUSH

LOOK 1:
TOP: SIMILAR | BOTTOMS: DITTOS (SIMILAR) | SHOES: TIEKS | SCARF: SIMILAR | BAG: MELIE BIANCO (SIMILAR) | SUNGLASSES: KATE SPADE

LOOK 2:
DRESS: MADE BY ME, TUTORIAL HERE, SIMILAR HERE, HERE AND HERE | COAT: SIMILAR | SCARF: SIMILAR | SHOES: TIEKS | SUNGLASSES: KATE SPADE

Navy, mustard, and red have always been some of my favorite colors to pair together.  With so many different ways to combine the three colors, I took the same scarf and same flats and used them to style two different looks.



Monday, January 12, 2015

SPARKLE MONDAY

SWEATER: BODEN (SIMILAR) | TOP: SIMILAR | PANTS: ZARA (SIMILAR) | BOOTS: SOLE SOCIETY | BAG: HOBO | WATCH: ARVO | BRACELETS: HERE AND HERE

Happy Monday! Well, not exactly happy...I'd be ok if it were still the weekend.  But a sweater like this can add a little boost to the start of any week.  I love layering sweaters over lightweight collared tops. Sometimes layers over a normal cotton button-up can get a bit bulky, but something lightweight like this chiffon top can give you the layered look without the added bulk.  



Wednesday, January 7, 2015

TRACK PANTS // TUTORIAL


JACKET: NORDSTROM (SOLD OUT, SIMILAR HERE AND HERE) | TOP: NORDSTROM | PANTS: ME (TUTORIAL BELOW)  | SHOES: LULU*S C/O | BAG: LILY JADE C/O

I'm back!  I've had an amazing break for the past few weeks. It was so needed! Just spending time with my boys and husband relaxing and playing was so good for my soul. Some of the days on our break we were all in PJ's till 4pm and spent the day playing new games we got for Christmas. But as relaxing as those weeks were, I'm ready to get back into the groove of my normal routine. I've also been cooking up lots of new ideas and project for this year and I can't wait to show you what I have in store.  

Today I'm showing you how to make your own pair of track pants. If you haven't had a chance to try out the track pant trend, I highly recommend it.  Holy cow, these things are so comfortable. And you can dress them up with heels so you can look dressy enough, but feel like you are wearing pajamas. 

Creating the tutorial for these pants was especially fun because I used my new Sprout by HP to create the images.  Usually I draw out images, and try to make the "fabric" on my drawing look similar to the fabric that I used in the project, but it doesn't always turn out how I would like.  With the Sprout, I was able to capture an image of the actual fabric with the overhead camera, and manipulate it to create my tutorial. It has opened up so many new ideas and ways to create my tutorials, and I'm excited to use it for future tutorials as well.



Check out the full tutorial for them below, after the jump: 

Friday, December 19, 2014

2014 CHRISTMAS CARDS

Christmas cards via Minted

Christmas cards are one of my very favorite things about Christmas.  I love sending out cards and I love getting actual physical cards in the mail from friends and family.  I leave them up way past Christmas.  I ordered my cards from Minted last year and was so thrilled with them I had to order from them again this year.  The color/quality of the picture is spot on, the cards are nice and thick, and I can't get enough of the gold pressed foil.

Garrett gets a few weeks off of work for Christmas this year, so I have decided to take a little blogging break and just relax and spend some time soaking in every ounce of the Christmas spirit with my family.  You can still catch me over on instagram, and I'll be back here the first of the year.  Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

HOLIDAY PARTY PLANNING

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I love getting dressed up for different holiday parties this time of year.  Not all of them require something super dressy, but Garrett's work party is usually pretty formal.  Last year I went with a dark navy dress.  This year I think I might go with a lighter color.  This dress comes in lots of different colors, but I am loving the soft blush tone.  Its a little unexpected for winter, but there won't be snow anywhere in sight here, so I think I might go for it.




See a few more of my holiday dress selections here:


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