Posts Tagged ‘white’

Style: Daringly White


Today was possibly the worst day to wear white, but I’ve made it through the day virtually unscathed (which is nothing short of a miracle). Penelope did some spectacular mono prints and foam prints this morning in her art class. I’m so happy she likes art and isn’t afraid to get dirty with it.

  • top: dress from Forever 21
  • necklace: handmade by my dad
  • earrings: ihamlt, etsy
  • belt: thrifted
  • skirt: handmade
  • shoes: c/o PB&J Boutique

I’ve mentioned this before, but I must say these are the cutest shoes I’ve ever owned.

Refashioned: High-Low Floral Skirt


Last Thursday, it was high-time I head over to the thrift store to see if there was anything inspiring there. I didn’t find what I was looking for (naturally), but I came across this lovely floral skirt.

The floral pattern and the fabric are fantastic. The length, however, is a bit on the matronly side. That or I wasn’t styling it well enough when I brought it home with me.

I’ve been thinking of trying a high-low hemline for a skirt for some time, and thought this would fit the bill for a refashion. I pulled out my rolled hem foot, some starch and made quick work of the whole thing.

In all the refashion took about an hour. I was sure to go slowly as I rolled the hem. The hem is a 2mm rolled hem, so I had to be extra careful that it wouldn’t go nuts on me. I’m getting pretty good at it, too. Since this was a curved hem, I sprayed and ironed the skirt with heavy starch before hemming. I found this video to be most helpful. I was hoping that I would find a larger rolled hem foot for my sewing machine, but alas, the 5 stores I went to didn’t have anything bigger.

I would be thrilled if any of you had suggestions for where I could find a larger rolled hem foot (5mm or 10mm) for a Babylock.

I don’t own any skirts that have a high-low hemline, but now I’m convinced I need more. I love the extra coverage in the back. I don’t have to worry about baring it all if I’m bending over to pick up Felix. The rolled hem (shoulda posted a detail shot) makes the skirt look like it was bought this way. It looks so professional, in my opinion. I love it!

Outfit Details:

  • top: Ruche
  • belt: thrifted
  • pink bracelet: H&M
  • brown bracelet: handmade
  • skirt: thrifted + refashioned
  • shoes: Payless

My Favorite Blazer

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I’ve worn this blazer (and the top) twice this week. Can’t get enough!

  • blazer: thrifted
  • top: ModBod, c/o ModBod
  • denim: PacSun, refashioned
  • booties: thrifted

Finally I Can Breathe


Ahhhh. . . Much better. I don’t feel like a stuffed sausage anymore.

  • cardi: random boutique ages ago
  • top: Ruche
  • necklace: H&M
  • jeans: PacSun, refashioned
  • booties: Seychelles, Amazon

Motherly Instincts


We’ve all been under the weather around here. It’s a real bummer, especially for little baby Felix. Just after taking these photos Felix started whining a bit. Very much NOT like him. Something didn’t feel right and indeed something was not right. The poor guy has Bronchiolitis (we find out if it’s caused by RSV tomorrow) and double ear infections. We spent about 6 hours out between the pediatrician & the hospital. Poor guy had to get junk sucked from his chest. On the bright side, I had a very comfy outfit for all of the waiting around with Felix. Poor kiddo.

  • top: hand-me-down + refashioned
  • bottoms: H&M
  • boots: thrifted


Chris thinks this pose is hilarious. Agreed.

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