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Snagged this adorable romper from Target recently and I love it! The print reminds me of an Arizona Green Tea and the fabric is very comfortable. As you can tell it was an easy buy! Throw on some low block heels and you are ready for a beautiful Saturday in spring time.


sage floral romper

Sunday, April 23, 2017


Snagged this adorable romper from Target recently and I love it! The print reminds me of an Arizona Green Tea and the fabric is very comfortable. As you can tell it was an easy buy! Throw on some low block heels and you are ready for a beautiful Saturday in spring time.




Not much to say here other than stating the obvious that I'm mega blonde. Been feeling like quite the chameleon as of late and decided to just go for it. The color that you've seen this whole time is actually not my natural. Not a process for the faint of heart, it took two appointments tallying to just under ten hours. Might go for something a little bit more natural looking next time around. Whew! I decided this to be a great occasion to wear one of my favorite Reformation dresses.


something a little different

Thursday, April 13, 2017



Not much to say here other than stating the obvious that I'm mega blonde. Been feeling like quite the chameleon as of late and decided to just go for it. The color that you've seen this whole time is actually not my natural. Not a process for the faint of heart, it took two appointments tallying to just under ten hours. Might go for something a little bit more natural looking next time around. Whew! I decided this to be a great occasion to wear one of my favorite Reformation dresses.



Almost didn't share these photos because I've been contemplating remaking this dress. Typically I don't take a look through the books at the fabric store but I really wanted to make something new and on a whim. While browsing I saw this New Look 6488 & thought a mustard linen would be cute. While it is cute, it wrinkles like you wouldn't believe. You are saying, "duh". I guess I've never owned a linen garment. I loved the pattern and plan on sewing it up again, with and without the ruffle portion.


ruffles | new look 6488

Sunday, April 9, 2017


Almost didn't share these photos because I've been contemplating remaking this dress. Typically I don't take a look through the books at the fabric store but I really wanted to make something new and on a whim. While browsing I saw this New Look 6488 & thought a mustard linen would be cute. While it is cute, it wrinkles like you wouldn't believe. You are saying, "duh". I guess I've never owned a linen garment. I loved the pattern and plan on sewing it up again, with and without the ruffle portion.



Two things I love that are sewing related. 1. Quick projects & 2. Projects that use left over fabric. So I decided that a modified longline Sarah bralette from Ohhh Lulu was in order. Changes to the pattern...

1. Increased length of cups & back band for lace edge.
2. Removed lower band, which was replaced with a band of elastic to create ruffled edge.
3. Omitted fold over elastic, replaced with picot. 
4. Instead of using serger on seams, seams were turned to one side and topstitched.

My topstitching was too tight & not the proper length...wasn't paying attention. The damage was already done and I didn't want to pick it out and end up ruining the lace so I just left it. Other than that so happy how this one turned out!




modified ohhh lulu sarah bralette

Friday, March 17, 2017


Two things I love that are sewing related. 1. Quick projects & 2. Projects that use left over fabric. So I decided that a modified longline Sarah bralette from Ohhh Lulu was in order. Changes to the pattern...

1. Increased length of cups & back band for lace edge.
2. Removed lower band, which was replaced with a band of elastic to create ruffled edge.
3. Omitted fold over elastic, replaced with picot. 
4. Instead of using serger on seams, seams were turned to one side and topstitched.

My topstitching was too tight & not the proper length...wasn't paying attention. The damage was already done and I didn't want to pick it out and end up ruining the lace so I just left it. Other than that so happy how this one turned out!





Recently stopped by Madewell to snag a pair of jeans that were something other than skinny. I ended up going for this pair & I love them, but I'm still not used to them. Variety in a wardrobe is difficult with jean silhouettes (personally), but necessary to really change up your look. 






new denim

Monday, March 13, 2017


Recently stopped by Madewell to snag a pair of jeans that were something other than skinny. I ended up going for this pair & I love them, but I'm still not used to them. Variety in a wardrobe is difficult with jean silhouettes (personally), but necessary to really change up your look. 








Wore my new StyleArc Blaire blouse to check out the new most hip cafe in North Park. Expect to see everyone on their phones here taking photos for Instagram. Clearly I am no different because here I am, posing away! It's called Holy Matcha and has a little bit more than matcha, as you can see from the products behind me.

I have to say, I really love this sewing pattern. I omitted the middle seam in the shirt as well as the overlay because I didn't think I needed it. I also didn't feel like matching stripes. Love how this shirt turned out! Collars are becoming easier and easier for me to sew. You know, practice makes perfect. I think I may have added some width when putting on the button band, resulting in the top of the shirt not fitting the collar. To correct this, I added a pleat in the back of the shirt. It doesn't quite make a difference overall design wise so I'm thrilled it worked out. I will be making this blouse again! Maybe the dress version as well...



stylearc blaire blouse

Friday, March 10, 2017



Wore my new StyleArc Blaire blouse to check out the new most hip cafe in North Park. Expect to see everyone on their phones here taking photos for Instagram. Clearly I am no different because here I am, posing away! It's called Holy Matcha and has a little bit more than matcha, as you can see from the products behind me.

I have to say, I really love this sewing pattern. I omitted the middle seam in the shirt as well as the overlay because I didn't think I needed it. I also didn't feel like matching stripes. Love how this shirt turned out! Collars are becoming easier and easier for me to sew. You know, practice makes perfect. I think I may have added some width when putting on the button band, resulting in the top of the shirt not fitting the collar. To correct this, I added a pleat in the back of the shirt. It doesn't quite make a difference overall design wise so I'm thrilled it worked out. I will be making this blouse again! Maybe the dress version as well...




And here is my last look with Karissa! You can see look one and look two here. Again, all shot on the same block as the previous two looks. This knit sweater is a new addition and is perfect to add some texture into my wardrobe. Somehow this is something I'm always searching for but tend to have the least of in my closet? I suppose I'm picky in that sense. I find texture and pattern to be walking a fine line between chic and crazy. This top was an easy pick due to its beautiful taupe color. 


Taken by Karissa Bowers in collaboration with These Days


my favorite knit sweater

Monday, February 27, 2017


And here is my last look with Karissa! You can see look one and look two here. Again, all shot on the same block as the previous two looks. This knit sweater is a new addition and is perfect to add some texture into my wardrobe. Somehow this is something I'm always searching for but tend to have the least of in my closet? I suppose I'm picky in that sense. I find texture and pattern to be walking a fine line between chic and crazy. This top was an easy pick due to its beautiful taupe color. 


Taken by Karissa Bowers in collaboration with These Days


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