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Monday, October 26, 2015

What to wear with Pumpkins in the Neighborhood

Yes, it's getting to be that season.  But it's still nice out too.  So here I am in transitional wear.

~ in another vision from the This Is Not My House series ~

The dress is brown linen with blue cotton trim
made from a Tina Givens Madeline pattern, modified.
The top is a slinky knit thing
made from McCalls 6658.
Blue cotton over-the-knee sox
are from Sox Dreams
and the Blue Suede Shoes
are, as ever, from ebay.
Sunglasses from the $ store.

~  it's all very drapey, slouchy ~ favorite kinda comfy and practical, I do declare.  Oh, see those hanging pockets!

~ and strange views from behind ~

and last but not least...

~ the dancing shoes & sox shot ~

We'll be dancin' on over to Patti's Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style tout de suite.  And Cherie's Shoe and Tell at Style Nudge.  Check us out!

photos by Sara and Viv X.  Thanks ladies!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Green Pleats and Mustard Walls

This just in:  I'm wearing 3 layers of pleats!
~ No, it's not a disco move ~

But I should be dancing, yeah.  ahem.  Who would paint their walls this color?

~ A  beauty school, of course ~

~ from  her-er-er  to-oo-oo  eter-er-er-nity ~

Just watch and listen - it's from my fav film & director and I just luv this song...

(If for some reason the video doesn't come through for you, just click here.)

~ ahh, brings back good memories ~

Oh yeah, I'm wearing clothes all made from Tina Givens patterns.  My newly made cotton print  Jacquelyn crop top, over a cotton Briare slip dress, over a striped linen Sugar slip.

~ that mustard wall is no match for my lovely ebay shoes and spaced dyed, over the knee sox ~
photos by Viv X.

And now it's time to join all the Visibles at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style.  Come on by and join us.  And Cherie of Style Nudge, Shoe and Tell goes live on Monday.  See you then.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Brown Prints...Can They Be Fun?

 That is the question.

~ Sure, if you mix them all up with a dash of pink! ~

~ yaa ~

I'm wearing a chiffon print kimono top with satin lapels (oop Vogue pattern), stretch mesh animal print dress (Vogue 1217 heavily modified),  light weight flannel full slip (Vogue 7837 modified).  Cloth flower pin (made by Suzanne Carillo) and old beaded necklace (?).

~ whoo-hoo ~
What's this chair doing here?!

~ over the knee sox (Sock Dreams) and groovy shoes (from ebay) ~

Am I too matchy, though?  Anyway, I'm off to join the Visibles at Patti's Not Dead Yet StyleAnd the Shoe and Tell with Cherie of Style Nudge.  Come on over and join in the festivities.

Monday, October 5, 2015

20 minute dress start to finish

I woke from my usual cat napping with a bolt of inspiration.  Went into my sewing room and wham, bam, just like that a groovy new dress was born.

Here it is as part of an ensemble with my chiffon bolero and matching underslip, striped sox and ballet flats.

~ The fabric is described as black, soft beige & white montage print dotted stretch netting lace ~

I was thrilled it could be so painlessly easy.  And fast.  And even look good.

~ and here it is on its own ~

I'm gonna show the how-to for those that care, but first a couple more shots of me against the pea green wall...

~ with my pink corduroy Becca Jacket, pattern by Tina Givens

~ and of course, my lovely Trippen ballet shoes from ebay ~

You'll crack up seeing my photo "tutorial" for the dress, so keep on going...