Monday, January 26, 2015

Outfit Of The Week: Updated Fringe

{Tommy Hilfiger Sweater (similar here), Tiff Fax Fur Vest, Gap Pants, Old Navy Clutch, Steve Madden Boots (similar here), Essie 'Chinchilly' Nail Polish}

I don't know about you but I enjoy finding new (updated) ways to wear clothing and accessories I already have. This fringe suede purse for example was a purchase I made almost a decade ago but stays current as a clutch/wristlet instead of using the small shoulder strap as designed. I did this by taking the strap and pulling it through one of the connecting circular rings to form a loop that my wrist could easily slide through. VoilĂ  a new updated accessory.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Outfit Of The Week: Winter Layers

{Express Sweater dress (similar here and here) and TightsForever 21 Top, Urban Outfitters Skirt, Armani Sunglasses, Kate Spade Clutch, Vintage Chic Schooners Belt, Target Shoes}

Dressing for winter can be somewhat of a challenge. Not only is it important to stay warm but I also want to look my best too (no matter the season). For added warmth I paired this plaid skirt with a sweater dress instead of they typical blouse. This dress has proved to be quite a versatile piece. Comfortable to wear, can be dressed up or down, wear it alone or layered with other pieces.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hair Inspiration

I've always been someone who changes her hair often, but for someone who has had just about every hair style under the sun (pixie short to my now long mid-back length) I have never dyed my hair. I've contemplated getting highlights for quite some time now, but never have because I feared it would look unnatural. The ombrĂ© trend is one I've loved from afar but wanted something more subtle for myself. I started compiling images that have the look I envisioned (slightly lighter starting around the ears and lighter in front to frame the face) to give me the confidence to step out and try something new. 

All images can be found on my Pinterest account. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Outfit Of The Week: Into The Beige

{American Eagle Sweater and Belt, Express Cami, Gap Skirt, Etsy and Kate Spade Necklaces, Steve Madden Boots (similar here), Giani Bernini Purse}

This past week (first full week back at work) was great. I didn't realize how much I missed having a set routine. I wrote several blog posts, cleaned (away the holiday decor)/organized/decorated (with some new art), and set some personal/work goals for the new year. 2015 is already shaping up to be a great year. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

So Long Twenty Fourteen

{A feature from the blog The Reuse Shopper. You can read more about it here}

I'm not too sorry to see 2014 go. The last several months have been hard (when it rains it pours right?) to say the least. It all went down hill after spraining my wrist in October, followed by a 15 day head cold, a stiff neck, a burn, someone I cared about passing away, and another bout of sickness. Lets just say I'm excited for the fresh start 2015 brings. Thankfully 2014 wasn't all bad. Here are a few of the highlights from the past year. 

{I started a new series entitled Outfit Of The Week where I showcase my Sundays look}
{My white linen apron was feature in Amy Chaplin's first cookbook. You can see the full post here}
{Linen aprons for the lovely Chassie of Forkin' Healthy for her cooking school. Full post here
{Custom aprons for a church coffee shop. See more here}

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Outfit Of The Week

{Ann Taylor Loft Sweater, Etsy Necklace, Zara Jeans, Kate Spade Clutch, Steve Madden Heels}

This Sunday turned out to be another cold one. We shot these images in my office away from the wind and the snow that began to accumulate outside. I was looking forward to the snow, but not so much the freezing wind. Hopefully one of these days it will be nice enough to shoot outside again now that it's a winter wonder land. I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year! 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Outfit Of The Week

{J.Crew Sweater, J.Crew Pants, Liz Claiborne Purse, Steve Madden Heels

The temperature outside keeps dropping and I'm not sure if I can stand taking pictures ousted anymore. It's not particularly beautiful outside anyway, seeing as we still don't have any snow. Since this is my last Outfit Of The Week post before Christmas Day, I thought it would be fitting to use our church Christmas tree as my backdrop. Merry Christmas everyone.