The weather felt like some angel had captured a little piece of heaven and put it in a jar (most likely an ever-useful mason jar, I'm thinking), and let it all out down here. If it's true that perfection didn't exist, the outdoors were within several point-0's of it. If being pessimistic made on happy, you'd be having a most horrid day. But the relations between my head and my closet were not on the best of terms. Although I'd probably gag the weather and a tie it up if it tried to get away, I was still loving all of my winter layers and combos. Crops and tanks just don't seem all that exciting. But I dutifully packed away my colored cords, pencil skirts, wrappy sweaters and cardigans, and everything else that goes with winter. And I (with some curiosity, I do admit) got down all thing springtime. Once I began thinking about floral skirts, breezy tops, shorts, sandals, little dresses and odd combos, my thoughts were riding in a shopping cart on a downhill catastrophe towards the springtime wardrobe. Here are some things that helped to inspire me so successfully:
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Clearly, glasses. I love how they revolutionize an outfit. I've been having especial fun with these 1950's schoolgirl version from OU. I think of a typist with a cute little bob, red lipstick, and a pencil skirt. With summer comes sunglasses, and the ones who come in luscious shades make me happy! They are such fun, if if they do tend to make one a shady character!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Coffee dates are likely the most efficient thing known to mankind. (Maybe) Talk over everything (that about says it all), solve most of the world's problems (leaving some for next time, of course), and naturally, drink coffee.
|The friend is absolutely essential to this coffee date practice!|
I think of lumberjacks as people who are hardy, hard working, and strong spirited. People who have good times and relish life in the middle of the woods. Some of them good, some of them bad. I've never had a chance to live a real day in the life, but I took a shot at a day in the garb. And great fun it twas!
Happy Lumberjacking people!
Artsy Heartsy: here's something for rhyming adjectives to rightfully describe. This lovely project speaks volumes!
- Discarded cardboard - cereal boxes, soda packs, or any unfulfilled cardboard.
- Sharp knife
- Paint of your whim
- Twine or ribbon
|Cut heats from cardboard and paint the raw side. Let dry.|
|Using ink, paint your letters in whichever way pleases you most!|
|Cut holes in each side, that the twine may attach each heart.|
|Thread twine. I used a thin piece of fabric.|
|There you have it! Hang for festivities.|
|My friend (the original inspiration) made this one for me using favorite song lyrics!|
Friday, March 16, 2012
Reverse the role of the ordinary out-of-date brass chandelier; it's time to shine!
Arm yourself with:
Arm yourself with:
- A thrifted brass chandelier
- Spray paint in color of your whim- whatever it is you like, the chandelier will be just hunky-dory with it.
- A nice spring day
- Possibly an electric man of sorts
|A hoary chandelier in the raw.|
|The price sticker betrayeth you not: cheap.|
|Roughen up the finish with sandpaper in order to intice the spray paint into sticking.|
Friday, March 9, 2012
Vintage dresses. Cliche? Yeah. But there is some good sturdy character in a real true vintage dresses. When you put one on, you step into another time. Back to the sixties when people danced to records till thier feet ached and and ordered hamburgers and a malt from the guy in the white hat and apron. Spend the day in gallivanting about the 1960's. One little dress will do the trick. It's way to good to put up your sleeves! This particular favorite was thrifted in Exeter, California.
Swell times to you!
Here's something to keep mum on. I just love thrifting. It's most exciting and quite entertaining all in the bargain. And don't you beat me to the good stuff! There is nothing quite like digging through old stuff, and you know it all has a story to tell. It makes you want to know what they would be, if you could hear all about them. Some of them you might not want to hear. There is nothing quite like the thrill of coming upon something really good. We made a day of thrifting it up, and had a most adventuresome time of it. I'm quite impressed with good junk. There more good deals you find, the more you want to find more. Infinity addiction.
|My friend made her pretty headband all by herself. Isn't that clever?|