Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dress Yourself in Handmade - Turquoise and Gray

Turquoise was last years hot color, but it doesn't seem to have been replaced with Honeysuckle pink.  I'm still seeing it splashed through the pages of French Vogue, Bazaar and in all sorts of fall fashion reports.  Easier to wear than pink, it adds a so much color to wardrobe basics.

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Battleship Grey Bamboo Cowl Neck Dress by replicca, $70

Lagoon Turquoise Earrings by rachellucie, £20

Leather Stripes Grey Bag by smadars, $169

Seafoam Stained Wood Bangle by vozclothingandart, $12

Monday, August 22, 2011

Dress Yourself in Handmade - First Day of School

I'm taking Kelly to her first day of Kindergarten this week, we're both very excited.  It's got me thinking about all my first days, the smell of freshly sharpened pencils and imagining all the first days to come.

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French Black and White Striped Tee by modaspia $45

Brass Pendulum Hoops by GlitzGlitter, $30

Daniela Tote with Vegan Leather Bottom by cindymars7, $37

Refillable Notebook by timeforteame, $28

What's your favorite back to school memory?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Vintage Home - Mad Men

I recently started watching Mad Men on Netflix after living under a rock for years and have been seriously impressed.  The characters are so complex, the story lines twist and turn and the sets are just gorgeous!  It's easy to see why there has been such a surge in Mid Century styles.

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Catherine Holm Avocado Enamel Lotus Bowl from 5gardenias, $76

Silver Ombre Tumblers in Chrome Caddy from CheekyChicVintage, $178

Night Owl Mid Century Art Print by poolponydesign, $70

Vintage Typewriter, Smith Corona Electra 120 from Sharingbliss, $69

So, without any spoilers, I'm only just into Season 3, who is your favorite character?

Thursday, August 18, 2011


I like to change up my perfumes and lotions when the seasons shift.  Aromatherapy isn't a pseudoscience, the right scent can change your mood, lower your blood pressure, and set the tone for your day.  I can't wait to order a bunch of new scents for Fall, these are all handmade bath and beauty products, and all available on Etsy, see below for store links.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dress Yourself in Handmade - Cool Mom

It's the most wonderful time of the year - first day of school!  I try to pull myself together, even if I'm just taking Kelly to school.  With some great basics in my closet it's easy to avoid the dreaded "pajama drop-off".  

Clockwise from the top:

Luxe Trench Jacket by yellowcake, $142

Modern Silver Rectangle Ring by monkeysalwayslook, $32

Earth Pickle Necklace by urbanlegend, $25

Mini Ruche Bag in Aztec III Brown by jennyndesign, $186