Tuesday, April 28, 2009

She's Crafty

We still have workers in our loft, and I've been too embarrassed to take photos of myself while they're here - lol. It was stormy and overcast yesterday, so taking photos outside wasn't an option, but maybe today when Mr. Not-in-Pajamas and I go to lunch I'll take the camera along and show you what I'm wearing. For now though, I'd like to share with you a project I've been working on. It's a tea towel made from deconstructed t-shirts that I bought at a thrift store - it's a green project! I got the instructions for this project from the wonderful book by Natalie Chanin, Alabama Stitch Book. Check out her wonderful site here - there's even a kit to make tea towels similar to the ones I made. 
Here's the finished piece: 

And here is the next towel I'm creating - same stencil, just different colors. After this I think I may try creating a shawl or a skirt. 

Friday, April 24, 2009

Construction Zone

We've got contractors working in our loft today to install air conditioning (YAY!), so I'm dressed way down. 

Outfit Details: 
Shirt, Thrifted. Capri Jeans, Express. House Slippers, Marshalls. 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dark Side of the Moon

Today we have what we refer to in KC as good sleeping weather. It's been raining lightly on and off since about 4AM, yet there is a warm breeze coming through the windows. So lovely. 

Outfit details: 
Shirt, belt, tank and skirt, all thrifted!! (I'd tell you the makers, but I'm too lazy to pull everything off to check the tags). Shoes, Payless.  

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Ahh, Springtime! So wonderful, so warm, so colorful. So, (unfortunately) full of allergens... 

Outfit Details: 
Shirt, thrifted. Skirt, thrifted. Shoes, Some online shop that I can no longer recall.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thrift Store Safari

I'm headed to the thrift store this morning to find some jersey knit shirts I can deconstruct for a project I'm planning. 

Outfit Details: 
Shirt, thrifted. Tank, JCPenney. Pants, Ross. Belt, thrifted. Necklace, Boston Proper. 

Monday, April 20, 2009

Botanical Inspiration

So, I'm having a bit of a wardrobe malfunction in some of my pictures today- sorry for the gratuitous bra strap. Today's layered color scheme was inspired by a beautiful Easter orchid I picked up at Home Depot (where one often finds themselves, it seems, after moving). 

Oh! I'm working on several sewing projects which I am looking forward to sharing with you very soon. 

Outfit Details: 
Shirt and tank (thrifted), The Gap. Pants, Limited. Shoes, Ebay. Earrings, Gifted.  

My Inspiration -->

Friday, April 17, 2009

Watching the World Go By

Mr. Not-In-Pajamas comes home from a business trip tonight.  I sure can't wait for him to come home! 

Outfit Details: 
Sweater, Target. Dress (thrifted), Belt (thrifted), no tag. Shoes, Payless. Melancholy expression, All Me. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Out of a Catalog

I purchased most of the pieces of this outfit straight out of a catalog. I don't wear it very often, but a sunny spring day in the low 70's seemed just the perfect reason to drag it out of the closet. It's a little dressy for my planned outings today - thrift store, fabric store, art store, lunch - but oh well. At least it's pretty and comfortable. 

Outfit details: 
Vest, linen pants and necklace, Boston Proper. Tank and shoes, JCPenney.  

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hit the Courts

Gorgeous weather makes me think of spring-y colors: light greens, creams, yellows, pale pinks and lavenders. Today I feel like I'm channeling just a teeny bit of tennis instructor... Wanna go work on your serve? 

Outfit Details: 
Sweater/Shirt (thrifted) Faded Glory. Skirt, The Limited. Shoes, Payless. 

Saturday, April 11, 2009

How Does Your Garden Grow

Some pictures in front of the windows at the new place. I love the morning sunlight here. I can grow things again. I've missed that. (And after two/three weeks of nothing but jeans and sweatshirts for moving and cleaning, I've missed dressing up a bit too). 

Outfit Details: Shirt (Thrifted), the Limited. Tank, JCPenney. Pants, the Limited. Shoes, Charlotte Russe. Necklace, Street Vendor in San Diego. 

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Happy Sailor

Horizontal stripes always remind me of old-time sailors (and they're great for giving tall girls like me the illusion of curves!) I wish I had an anchor necklace, but I figured my octopus necklace kept the sea theme. 

Outfit details: 
Sweater (Thrifted), American Eagle. Tank, Old Navy. Jeans (Marshalls), Seven. Shoes, Newport News. Necklace, ModCloth. 

Friday, April 3, 2009

Movin' on up

We're all moved into our new place: a gorgeous loft in the Crossroads Art District of Kansas City. While no move is painless, ours has gone relatively well, all things considered, and I look forward to sharing my outfits again real soon. Also, I am so excited because in the new place I have enough room to set up my sewing machine. I love sewing / modifying clothing, and am happy to soon add that to the things I can share with you.