Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Favorite Dress and Some New Bangs

Outfit Details:
Dress- Erin Fetherston for Target
Tights- Target
Heels- F21
Headband- Love Simone

This entire week it has been so lovely and mild out! The other day I put on one of my favorite dresses and my new shoes (tired of seeing these guys yet? No? Me neither!) for a day of running errands and sewing. It was warm enough outside to go without a jacket as well. Did you all hear that Target is re-releasing some of the best sellers of its past Go International designers?? I can't wait to snatch up some of those Rodarte dresses that I couldn't get my hands on the first time around.

A few days ago I also bought my ticket to see Kelly Cutrone speak when she comes to Nashville in a month for Nashville Fashion Week! Anyone in Nashville interested in seeing her as well can buy their tickets HERE! I also signed up to be a volunteer that week for the shows as well. Exciting things!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Let's Channel Spring Through Our Shoes

It may be cold and snowy outside, but that will not stop me from prancing about the house in my new shoes! (Well as much as one can feasibly prance in 6 inch heels)

Happy Snow Day Nashville!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

That Blouse and This Hat

Outfit Details

Blouse- Erin Fetherston "Peignoir Blouse"
Skirt- Juicy Couture
Black Leotard (under blouse)- American Apparel
Tights- target
Shoes- Silence & Noise
Faux Fur Hat- Vintage

This blouse is probably one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe. I bought in November (?) when Erin Fetherston had a sample sale on her website! She's definitely in my top 10 favorite designers...her pieces are extremely feminine but not overdone. This blouse is made of a cream silk wool with beautiful covered buttons and perfect little shoulder pads! I love it because I can wear it with jeans and combat boots and still feel a little bit girly.

The hat is something my mom probably got at an estate sale in NH at some point and it's just been kind of hanging out in my room ever since. I remember finding it last summer and wanting to wear it once it got cold. Honestly, it's not the best thing when it comes to warmth as it doesn't even have a lining (just some elastic for a good fit!), but it sure is fun.

Last night I ate ice cream for dinner and today I am getting ready for a shopping party I'm throwing tomorrow for a traveling boutique one of my close friends Aubree just started! (It's called Fringe & Lace...if you live in Tennessee you HAVE to check it out!)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Little Things

Here are a few things I received for Christmas (late to that party, I know!)...but they are so sweet I simply had to share them with you!

The first is a darling little book called The Little Dictionary of Fashion. It's by Christian Dior and was first written in the 1950s. There are pages and pages of fashion advice from the master himself...including the fact that one should never over-accessorize, and the difference between day-time and evening dresses and suits!

The second book is probably the newest love of my life. It's called The Black Apple Paperdoll Primer, and it's written and illustrated by the lovely Emily Winfield Martin. Anyone who had a love for cutting out little paper dolls as a child would LOVE this book. It gives detailed instructions on how to scan in and print out the dolls and their outfits if you do not wish to cut up the book, and even how to create your own little dolls! I think my favorite part, though, is the biographies of each doll. For example, Violaine (as pictured above)

"is happy only in the cool darkness of her black-and-white photography lab. There, with nothing but her photo chemicals and trays of partially developed images her company, she can listen to her music and wonder why no one reads poetry anymore."

So thank you to my darling friends Aubree and Natalie for knowing me so well. What great presents, right?

Oh, and I must not forget the charming scarf in the background. That little guy is from Kate Spade! It was handmade by a woman in Bosnia (who even signed the little tag that came attached, for a program called "Hand in Hand: Women for Women International". This program helps women in war-torn countries that have been survivors of violence and conflict by offering them employment to help rebuild their lives! What better way to support such a great cause than to purchase what is probably the cutest scarf I've ever laid eyes on?! *For more info about this cause you can go to www.womenforwomen.org!

Now I'm off to spend the rest of this rainy Tuesday sewing!