Friday, December 31, 2010

Dresses to Celebrate In

 The beginning of the new year is just at our doorstep.  Happy New Year everyone, and a belated Merry Christmas!  Many people will be celebrating the coming of 2011 tonight.    I found a few attractive and unique dresses online that I think many women would love to wear to bring in the new year.  What will you be wearing?

by Igigi Limited Collection,

 What am I wearing, you may be asking?  Hmmm...  I don't know yet... I'll choose something a couple of hours before I'm ready to go out...  I'll try to put together something unusual.

 I hope that 2011 is a year of inward peace and contentment for you all.  Happy New Year!  Till next blog!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Under $25 Christmas Shopping

I've started my Christmas shopping last week, and I'm not spending a lot on one person.  The price of each present has to be under $20.00.  I can't spend like I used to on others, and many of you understand.  We're in the same boat.
It's not the price of the gift, it's the thought.  Many of us have been mislead, I think, in believing that the more that is spent on us, the more valuable we are and the more appreciated we are.   Not so.  I think the economic downturn is a good thing in only one way; people have to live within their means and be thoughtful about their purchases, which in turn means buying gifts that are affordable and were thoughtfully chosen to be purchased (which is the value and appreciation part).  This is no time to try to keep up with the Jones' anymore and go broke (or should I say, become even more broke!).  Which is making me kind of "home" sick for the 70's...

Here are some nice clothing and accessories for under $25.00.  This is my type of shopping...

Sweet Pea turtleneck, $16.35,

Denim jacket, $15.00,

Gramicci Cedar shirt, $17.93,

Kenneth Cole wallet, $15.00,
Element Wray skate shoe, $24.00,
Enjoy shopping wisely in the following week.  Till next blog!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Color and Print - Mens' Cotton Shirts

 All right, I'm not sure what or who inspired me to look at mens' shirts this week.  My brother went clothes shopping today, but, no, I've had the urge to research mens' shirts from earlier in the week.  I'm sure I must have seen a man's inspirational shirt this week which sent me down this road.

Men may not have a lot of different silhouettes to wear, like we women do, but there seems to be a variety of prints and colors in cotton shirts.  I'd like the uncommon colors to be used more, like navy blue, hunter green, brown, and taupe as well as graphic prints for mens' shirts.
Vintage Red blue tunic,
Vintage Red shirt,
John Lewis cotton shirt,

Burton Black grey shirt,

 Till next blog!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Experimenting and Keeping a Promise

When we get too preoccupied, we tend to forget what we said we would do.  It's not a good thing, but it happens none the less.  I've remembered a bit too late (but late is better than never) that I said in my blog titled "What a Girl Wore to Two Weddings" (May 22, 2010 post) I would post full pictures of a dress I made for my daughter for a wedding when she was around 9 years old.  Well, I'm finally keeping my word (lol).   

The dress is a girl's size 8/10 and has a vintage look.  My daughter looked really lovely in it.   

Vintage look girl's dress, front,  by SK Clothes

Vintage look girl's dress, back, by SK Clothes

Vintage look girl's dress, SK Clothes

The reversible tunic below was in response to the blog I posted last week (Stretch Your Dollar - Buy Reversible, November 27, 2010).  My daughter wanted me to make her a hoodie.  Due to time constraints, we agreed to my making a top for her.  Well, I decided to try making a reversible top and ended up with a tunic that reaches almost mid-thigh.  It will be good for the winter season due to it's thickness from two layers of clothe.

Reversible tunic, SK Clothes

Reversible tunic, SK Clothes

Reversible tunic, SK Clothes
I will be experimenting with making another reversible garment,  maybe a reversible pant with the same blue and black fabrics.  I bought quite a lot of both since they were on sale.   You can check out for other SK Clothes designs.  Till next blog!