Monday, August 31, 2009

Preview of Fall

The weather is already turning cooler here in Midwestopia, and so I have been on the lookout for sweaters and other appropriate clothing as I go thrifting these days. I found this lovely blue sweater, but it was missing some buttons. I thought with a little TLC it could be really pretty again, and so I added some nice pearl buttons... here are the results:

And After:
Outfit details:
Sweater (modified by me), thrifted. Tank (j.jill) thrifted. Skirt, Express. Shoes, Macys.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Crafted Yoga Pants

Thanks to the unanimous votes I received from my question a couple of weeks back about what to do with my yoga pants, here is the finished creation, crafted by me. 

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Inspiration Showcase: Kasmira and What I Wore Today

(photos taken by Kasmira at What I Wore Today, and are used here with permission)

I'd like to start a new segment showcasing other fashion blogs that inspire me. For my first inspiration showcase I'd like to turn the spotlight on the beautiful Kasmira and her wonderful blog What I Wore Today. Kasmira's site was the first fashion blog I ever saw, and one look at Kasmira's fun, colorful style and I was hooked. Kasmira posts daily photos of her outfits for work and also includes photos of some weekend wear. She is both sophisticated and youthful, badass rockstar and feminine muse all at once (and often all in the same outfit!). She likes to mix and match, and offers many how to's and recession friendly suggestions, including how to overdye denim (not to mention  glimpses of her fabulously decorated home and well-tended garden).  What I Wore Today is truly a gold mine for lovers of fashion and definitely worth an addition to your frequently visited blogs. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I went thrifting yesterday with my good friend Becky and found some wonderful additions to my wardrobe. This shirt and skirt combo are just two pieces of loot I nabbed. 

Outfit details: 
Shirt (Old Navy), Thrifted. Skirt (Tara Jarmon for Target), Thrifted, Shoes, Ebay. Bracelet, Wear It Again Sam. 

Thursday, August 13, 2009


You may not know this about me, but I LOVE football! Tonight is the first preseason game on t.v. and I am very excited. This has nothing to do with my outfit choice today, I just thought you'd like to know :) 

Outfit Details: 
Dress, Thrifted. Shirt, H&M. Shoes, Macy's

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I picked up this great skirt during my last thrifting trip, then washed it, hung it up in my closet, and quickly forgot all about it. So it was a nice thrill to find a "new" skirt as I was digging for something to wear. The skirt is this great black brocade that I just love. 
I wore this to do my errands today - went to the hardware store and the grocery store - lol. 

Mmmmm, brocade! 

Outfit Details: 
Shirt, H&M. Earrings, Ebay. Skirt (Esprit), Thrifted. Shoes (Liz Clairborne), Marshall's. 

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Bass Line Groovin'

Outfit detail: 
Dress, had for years, can't remember where I picked it up. Tank, (J.Jill) Thrifted. Shoes, Payless. 

Craft Quandary and a Poll

I'm working on adding some decoration to some yoga pants by embroidering around the bottom of the legs and at the waistband. My first vision was to do a reverse applique technique, where after stitching out the shapes I cut out the middle of the black fabric to reveal blue fabric underneath. But now that I have the stitching done I am having second thoughts. What do you think? Should I go ahead and cut out the fabric to reveal the blue, or should I is the stitching enough? 

These are the pants as they are right now: 
And this is an example of the reverse applique technique, only for the pants the colors would be black and blue, with white thread: 
What should I do with these yoga pants?
Go ahead and do the reverse applique - the blue and black will look nice.
Don't do the reverse applique - the white stitching is enough all by itself.
Other - I'll tell you in the comments. free polls

Saturday, August 8, 2009

New Glasses

I got my new glasses this week! They're so awesome!

Outfit Details: 
Shirt, Thrifted. Glasses, Foko. 

Friday, August 7, 2009

Hippie Dippy

I was feeling a little playful today, so I decided to wear this cute summer dress I picked up at a bazaar a few years ago. 

Outfit Details: 
Dress, some bazaar in San Diego. Necklace, gift. Shoes (Doll House), Marshalls. 

What I Wore: Yesterday

Here's what I wore yesterday while getting my hair cut from the wonderful and talented Oz at Roca Salon, and while having lunch with a new friend. This shirt has quickly become a favorite. I think this is the 3rd time I've worn it since acquiring it three weeks ago. 

Outfit Details: 
Shirt and Skirt, Thrifted. Shoes, Payless. Purse (Coach), gift. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

No Excuses

I admit it: I've been a bad blogger. Mr. Not-in-Pajamas has been out of town all week and I have been living in my yoga clothes and new beloved "nerd glasses" (think Liz Lemon glasses for those of you who love 30 Rock). I am also much in need of a haircut, which I will be receiving from the beloved Oz at Roca tomorrow. So, bear with me, friends. I'll be back soon. 

In the meantime, the poll from last week is split right down the middle, with half of you saying you don't mind repeats at all, and the other half saying repeats are fine as long as the outfit has one new element in it. Thank you to everyone who voted. I really appreciate your input!