Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lately: Autumn 2015

Autumn in Seattle is usually as perfect as our Springs, but this year has been odd (not unlike the rest of the year). It's been unseasonably warm (in the 60s to 70s) and the leaves are too tired to do much. I can see the color changing a bit but most trees seem to have lost their leaves overnight. Like the rest of Seattle, they've had more than enough sun for one year. Today is cooler and the rainy skies are a welcomed sight. My plan for the day: coffee and a late breakfast, a bit of cleaning, and then, later, I'll meet my sister-in-law at the bins for some thrift shopping. We're going to bingo this weekend and shoulder pads and sequins are required.

If you have instagram, you're probably already tired of pumpkin pictures.

My love affair with malachite continues with my newest handcarved stamp. I was happy when my dad identified it as malachite, but he said it was mostly because he knew me. I think I might try incorporating it into my Christmas cards.

Singles are available on Etsy right now, and come with a shibori-lined envelope in Paper Source's limited edition color, Spruce.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Look of the Day: Wool Loden Coat & Madewell Tunic

Man, I cannot think of anything to write. Not that I ever have tons to say! I'll just keep it short today. Three out of five of the items I'm wearing are thrifted. The jeans, the shawl collar coat, and the Madewell shirt! My coat closet is exploding.

Wool Loden Coat - Madewell Tunic (similar) - Madewell glasses (similar) - vintage Levi's (similar)

Monday, September 7, 2015

Look of the Day: Black Vintage Wiggle Dress

vintage, etsy, lbd, damask, 1960s fashion
Happy Labor Day! I hope, like me, you're sitting in your pajamas, blogging, while your beloved yells at a video game. Ahhh, so nice to have him home.

My plan for the day was to take more photos for Etsy, list stuff, get organized, etc. But is that really what holidays are for? No. We have dinner with the in-laws later, so I'll probably just sit around until the last minute, then rush to get ready.

About the dress: it's from the early 1960s and in impeccable condition. Beautiful black damask is sewn in panels, which, back in the days of tailoring, made it easier to adjust. It's so classy and it's for sale in my Etsy store!

look of the day, ootd, black damask, wiggle dress, vintage

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Fall Trend: Blanket Capes

red, cape, cloak, shawl, fall fashion, autumn trends

When my cloak count got to 4 (and my closet started to explode) I decided it was time to part with a couple things. It's a hard life I live.

The red one is just stunning, so I won't be disappointed if it doesn't sell. It's lightweight wool, so it's comfortable and easy to wear.

This pink & grey cape is an absolute favorite. I'm just too short for it. It's very thick and I get kinda lost. The colors, though!

Both are available in my Etsy shop.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Look of the Day: Plaid Blanket Cape

fall fashion, fleur d'elise, cloak, cape
Ahhh, it's finally below 70 degrees and Seattle's air has been washed clean by a couple days of actual rain. This is the Seattle I know and love. I sun came out for a bit yesterday, so I took the chance to style some pieces for Etsy and this new cape that I will not  be selling. It's really lightweight and perfect for layering.

If you've been looking for a blanket cape, check out my Etsy shop and stay tuned for at least one blog post featuring the ones I have for sale!

fall fashion, styling, layering, cloak, cape

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Look of the Day: Petite Étoile

Since my birthday landed on a Tuesday, I took the weekend off and spent it doing whatever I like. I went shopping, hung out with a friend and my dad, and ate more Taco Bell than anyone ever should. This top was more than I like to pay at H&M, but it was my birthday, so I splurged. I just love the little stars and the flattering convertible neckline. If your birthday hasn't come yet, you can look forward to the NARS lipcolor I'm wearing for your Sephora Birthday reward :)

H&M Blouse - Target pants - thrifted Via Spiga sandals (similar) - Forever21 Sunglasses

Friday, July 31, 2015

Recipe: Hot Weather Salad

peaches, tomatoes, corn, basil, fresh, produce, low fat, in season

It is 93º here. We keep breaking records every day and it's not supposed let up anytime soon. I don't even cook anymore. Lean Cusines are so much easier when moving makes you melt. But I was in desperate need of some fresh fruit and veg, so I whipped up this super easy, heat-free summer salad.

I discovered the mix in Palm Springs and have developed my own version. It's pretty free-style and takes advantage of summer's most delicious produce.

1-2 peaches
2 ears of corn
2 ripe tomatoes
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh Basil
1/2 cup fat-free Feta Cheese
Tablespoon grated Parmesan
Olive Oil & Balsamic
Salt & Pepper

In no particular order, slice the peaches, chop the tomatoes, and cut the corn of the cob. Toss in a bowl with basil, a teaspoon or two of olive oil, two tablespoons vinegar, and the cheeses. Add salt and pepper to taste. Eat all of it.

peaches, tomatoes, corn, basil, fresh, produce, low fat, in season
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