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Swing dresses are perfect for summer time. Easy to dress up, and comfortable enough to lounge in when you get home. This pretty blue number is from Tobi. Tossed on my denim jacket and rose gold watch which have been my go-to items as of late.

blue hues

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Swing dresses are perfect for summer time. Easy to dress up, and comfortable enough to lounge in when you get home. This pretty blue number is from Tobi. Tossed on my denim jacket and rose gold watch which have been my go-to items as of late.



I love poppin' onto a site that I haven't seen in awhile, and magically it's sale time! Lots of items up on NeedSupply at the moment. I don't share sales that often but I thought this one was pretty good! Ringing up at $20.99, this black dress is my favorite. Shop below!

Under $30




6 needsupply sale favorites under $30

Thursday, July 13, 2017



I love poppin' onto a site that I haven't seen in awhile, and magically it's sale time! Lots of items up on NeedSupply at the moment. I don't share sales that often but I thought this one was pretty good! Ringing up at $20.99, this black dress is my favorite. Shop below!

Under $30





Picked up this floral dress from a local store that goes by the name Closet Signature. Now, if you are from San Diego I'm sure you remember this store. We used to stop by this store in Point Loma after school and just window shop before going home in middle school, so buying a dress from there felt almost nostalgic. Not everything they carry is my style, but I couldn't say no to this floral wrap piece. I couldn't find the dress online, but I did find a romper in the same fabric! 





floral + denim

Saturday, July 1, 2017


Picked up this floral dress from a local store that goes by the name Closet Signature. Now, if you are from San Diego I'm sure you remember this store. We used to stop by this store in Point Loma after school and just window shop before going home in middle school, so buying a dress from there felt almost nostalgic. Not everything they carry is my style, but I couldn't say no to this floral wrap piece. I couldn't find the dress online, but I did find a romper in the same fabric! 






Whipped up some bathing suit bottoms in this beautiful fabric that I found at a local store here in San Diego, Yardage Town. I was very sad to hear that they don't know of the manufacturer of this swim fabric! I also made a one piece that you have seen time and time again, but more on that later.

I am also happy to report that I made a leap in skill level when attaching elastic. I haven't had this much success before! I just evenly stretched the elastic when attaching, and then topstitched ensuring not to stretch the fabric. This means that the elastic cannot be crazy tight on the opening that you attach it to, which some patterns call for. I find this method eliminates the crazy lettuce edge that often plagues home made swim pieces. Can't wait to show you the one piece, as well as the top that accompanies these bottoms!












what i made | watercolor floral bathing suit bottoms

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Whipped up some bathing suit bottoms in this beautiful fabric that I found at a local store here in San Diego, Yardage Town. I was very sad to hear that they don't know of the manufacturer of this swim fabric! I also made a one piece that you have seen time and time again, but more on that later.

I am also happy to report that I made a leap in skill level when attaching elastic. I haven't had this much success before! I just evenly stretched the elastic when attaching, and then topstitched ensuring not to stretch the fabric. This means that the elastic cannot be crazy tight on the opening that you attach it to, which some patterns call for. I find this method eliminates the crazy lettuce edge that often plagues home made swim pieces. Can't wait to show you the one piece, as well as the top that accompanies these bottoms!













I have been living in this super cute Who What Wear x Target romper. The collection has been something I look forward to every time I step foot into Target. I suppose I should mention this is not a sponsored post! It was this rompers fabric that inspired me to to make my most recent sewing project in polka dots. If you have any favorite fabric prints that you've seen around the web, share them with me in the comments!





who what wear x target romper

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


I have been living in this super cute Who What Wear x Target romper. The collection has been something I look forward to every time I step foot into Target. I suppose I should mention this is not a sponsored post! It was this rompers fabric that inspired me to to make my most recent sewing project in polka dots. If you have any favorite fabric prints that you've seen around the web, share them with me in the comments!






Started my evening yesterday at a location you are probably familiar with if you have been following me for a bit. Soda + Swine in Liberty Station is one of my favorite bar tops in all of San Diego. It's a great place to meet up with friends, grab a bite to eat, and blog. My friend Vince took these photos for me right on the patio, so be sure to check him out!

Naturally, wearing my new favorite dress seemed appropriate. This is the same self drafted dress that you saw not too long ago with a couple changes. I snagged this beautiful navy dotted cotton from a local store called Rosie's Calico CupboardThis fabric store has a huge selection of cotton sorted by color as well as print.

The biggest change to this dress is the facing that I added. Wow, why didn't I do this last time? My straps and zipper are tucked all in so neatly. Just another reminder to not skip steps! I probably could take in the side seam a bit on the bodice but at the this point the dress is very comfortable. Something to experiment with the next version?




navy polka dot dress

Friday, June 9, 2017


Started my evening yesterday at a location you are probably familiar with if you have been following me for a bit. Soda + Swine in Liberty Station is one of my favorite bar tops in all of San Diego. It's a great place to meet up with friends, grab a bite to eat, and blog. My friend Vince took these photos for me right on the patio, so be sure to check him out!

Naturally, wearing my new favorite dress seemed appropriate. This is the same self drafted dress that you saw not too long ago with a couple changes. I snagged this beautiful navy dotted cotton from a local store called Rosie's Calico CupboardThis fabric store has a huge selection of cotton sorted by color as well as print.

The biggest change to this dress is the facing that I added. Wow, why didn't I do this last time? My straps and zipper are tucked all in so neatly. Just another reminder to not skip steps! I probably could take in the side seam a bit on the bodice but at the this point the dress is very comfortable. Something to experiment with the next version?





This romper sat in my closet for ages. Somehow the stitching near the edge of the zipper came undone rendering it unwearable. I hung it in my closet and forgot about it. Then when this hat came in the mail the other day, while digging for something to pair it with I rediscovered it. The stitch took about 10 seconds to fix and viola! 

The hunt for a wide brim hat started about a month ago. Most important factor was a brim that was not floppy. I found this hat on Overstock and decided to take a chance. It was also a plus that the hat is made by the San Diego Hat Company. I didn't see anywhere that clarified the brim as such, and was happy to see that it mostly stays straight out (it has a slight bend which I can live with). Below are some other favorites that I found along the way!




wide brim

Sunday, May 21, 2017


This romper sat in my closet for ages. Somehow the stitching near the edge of the zipper came undone rendering it unwearable. I hung it in my closet and forgot about it. Then when this hat came in the mail the other day, while digging for something to pair it with I rediscovered it. The stitch took about 10 seconds to fix and viola! 

The hunt for a wide brim hat started about a month ago. Most important factor was a brim that was not floppy. I found this hat on Overstock and decided to take a chance. It was also a plus that the hat is made by the San Diego Hat Company. I didn't see anywhere that clarified the brim as such, and was happy to see that it mostly stays straight out (it has a slight bend which I can live with). Below are some other favorites that I found along the way!




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