Sunday, January 30, 2011

I Like These Shoes...

Well, this week I ended up looking at shoes.  No particular reason.  I actually wanted to find a variety of clothes and accessories I liked, and ended up focusing on only shoes.  I chose dress sandals and a pair of casual shoes I would like, and I chose sneakers my teens may like.  I should have asked their opinion, right?  That's an idea for a next blog...

Velvet sandals,

Purple metalic shoes,

Skechers Bikers Point Blank,

The following shoes are custom made from  Anyone can chose from 7 Ked shoe styles and have their own designs, photos, text, and more, used to make a one of a kind sneaker.  A piece of art on feet!  My teens would absolutely love creating art for their own shoes.

Catalyst Two,

Peacock Hi-Tops,
Till next blog!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Wedding Dresses for a Future Princess

North Americans just love the British.  Just look at how many British hosts there are on television now on talent shows for example.  We have something to look forward to this year: the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011! 

Kate seems to be a sensibly elegant dresser.  She looks great in what she wears, but doesn't bring too much attention to herself.  The clothes look good on her, not the other way around.  Based on these observations, I decided to pick a few wedding dresses I think would compliment her.

By Lori of Conscious Elegance,
by Angel Sanchez,
Most likely Kate's wedding dress will be a bit more elaborate, as befitting a future princess, but I think the dress will follow along the lines of those above, with a long train of course.  I could be wrong, but I can't wait to find out!  I will be getting up at 4 in the morning, wearing my best pajamas, eating toast and jam with a cup of coffee to keep awake!

There's one more wedding dress that caught my eye and I give it two thumbs up!
Monsoon retro wedding dress,
Till next blog!

Friday, January 14, 2011

An Artistic Designer, Ballet Flats, and One More Thing...

I see some clothing designs and silhouettes as a form of art.  Fabric can be cut and draped and pleated into a piece of clothing interesting to behold.  Fabric can also have art drawn, painted, or printed on before or after the clothing piece is made.  Either way, wearing these types of clothes are a lot more fun and expressive.

One very nice designer I've come to "meet" and "talk" to (through Facebook e-mails) is Gail Cavanaugh.  She is an artist and entrepreneur, among other things, from Rhode Island, USA. Gail prints her watercolor designs on t-shirts, hoodies, tank tops, as well as cups, coasters, and cards.  She can make paintings according to your specifications or you can choose one of her many watercolors to have printed on an item of your choice at affordable prices.    I've recently purchased a Monarch butterfly coaster from Gail which I'm happy with.  It's very pretty.   Her website is

I'm planning what to purchase now for spring.  Have to budget ahead of time.  I find myself budgeting about 3 months in advance now.  One thing I need are a pair of flats.  I'm a woman who loves comfort, and I want to get around easily in low or no heels.  I was looking at flats in a popular department store catalogue and couldn't believe that some flats were priced at over $50, $60, and $70!  For the price concientious lady, (love the name of the website!) directs women looking for affordable items to locations having sample sales in Canada, the US, and Britain. These flats are priced under $20.00!
And one more thing.  I found this men's shirt online with an original plaid I like.  I couldn't not post it.  It's very original.  Could we call it an ombre plaid print?  What do you think?

KR3W Kane shirt,
Till next blog!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

That Bohemia Feeling...

How was your holiday?  Mine was good and unexpectedly busy during the last week of 2010.  Now the new year is here; I didn't even make any New Years resolutions like I used to do.  I'm going to just work on a few of my goals plus wait to see what comes.  And for those of you that may have read my blog last week, I wore a loose black blouse, a beige shirt jacket, and a "salt and pepper" calf length straight cut skirt to the New Years Eve service (I took my teens to a church concert.  It was excellent!).  Not my first choice of what I would like to wear, but I had less than two hours to find something to put on.

Yesterday I was thinking on how 2011 should be clothes-wise.  I'm feeling ease of movement in clothing is key.  I'm thinking loose and light fabrics.  I'm thinking expressive clothing.  I'm thinking color (don't I always think color?) to express hopefulness for the future and a passion for one's beliefs.  Bohemia!  I can also see people wearing semi-structured  clothing in colors such as grey, white, black and taupe.  To each his own.  Here are a few of bohemian clothing I've taken a liking to:

XCVI pant,

by Bohemia,
2011, here we come!  Till next blog!