I have always been attracted to weird pieces of clothing. In seventh grade, year 1999, I purchased a bright orange, polyester, long sleeved shirt. It read “MILLENNIUM” in 3D, pop-out letters. I wore it for years.
If my sweet husband were blind, and my bank account had about 10 extra zero’s on the end of it, this would be my Christmas party attire:
Would this number be appropriate for my church Christmas party? It’s not too much, is it? Good.
I just want to wear a coat. A very large, oversized, shiny coat.
Velveetttt (*hearts-as-eyes-emoji*). Can you tell I’m obsessed with this designer? Top + bottom are totally Christmas-party-ready.
Remember when I wrote about the story behind these shoes from Italy that I had to throw away? They were just too worn out. Well, I upgraded to these beautiful wooden clogs with leather straps. Everything I could ever want in a clog.
I needed a cute beach bag and luckily I have friends with thrift-store expertise! She found me this amazing skirt that needed an up-cycle real bad. I mean it’s kind of adorbs as a skirt actually, but it was a little too big and fit kinda weird so I decided it would make the perfect over-sized beach(ho)bag. It took me about 5 mins to do; I literally rushed through making it right before we walked out the door to head for the Newport Beach. Oh, and I had a birthday as you may have noticed on insta.
Here are the super easy, somewhat self-explanatory pictures + tutorial to convert your skirt into a beach bag.
- Flip your knee-length or shorter skirt inside out. Which end do you want to be the opening & which the bottom? I chose to sew the bottom of the skirt closed because the top was tapered inward. I prefer a smaller opening; a larger one is too easier for my stuff to fall out.
- Sew preferred end closed (be careful for zippers).
- Sew on the handle (belt, extra fabric, get creative!). I chose to use my trademark tassel handle in Evergreen.
It is for reals the perfect size. I love how big and roomy it is, and I love how it turned out.
These two are my besties <3
The smell of peonies and the beach….literally the best scent ever.
Friendsies, “Happy Day” (totally reusable! SO smart ;P), and brother bear all the way to the right.
Clark Kent totally posed for this. And so did the bird.
Okay, I know, I have a thing for glow sticks and beach bonfires and ya I kinda did this last year, but I can’t help it….it’s the funnest way to celebrate getting another year wiser! (I like to say that instead of “older”)
I have this weird fear that one night I’m going to wake up at 3 am to a smoky smell and then realize that my house is on fire and there’s no time to grab anything so I just run for my life and I get out to the street to see my home burning to the ground only to realize…I’m standing in my underwear.
For this reason, I make it a point to put on PJ’s before bed, no matter how hot it is. But I’m like turning a big 2-8 this month so it’s time to get this working girl a real pair of grown up pajamas. So far these palm leaf PJ’s are my numero uno pick. The rest all tie for numero dos.
What do you wear to bed? Maybe you and I both should invest in some big girl PJ’s. Let’s do it.
(above and below) Lake $98 Silk Tee, $128 Silk Pant
Let’s be honest: it’s friendsgiving (remember last years?), and it’s all about the food. Your friends don’t really care what you wear. But it’s fun to play dress up, or dress down, or somewhere in-between. I’m leaning for dress-down but my friends have ordered we dress “semi-casual” so I might have to punch it up a notch.
Friendsgiving outfit inspiration…
The Business Casual Look
L: Andy Heart R: Stockholm Street Style
The Oversized Eat-Whatever-You-Want Sweater & Heels Look
L: Maja WYH R: Pinterest
The Homely Keep-Me-Warm Oversized Everything Look
L: Andy Heart R: Hey Natalie Jean
The Dress Down I-Don’t-Have-Time-For-This Look
L: Maja WYH R: La Cool & Chic
Time to consult with my closet now. What are you/did you wear for friendsgiving? For my family Thanksgiving, I will probably be wearing something closer to the last look (minus all the coats, it’s Cali…), since I will likely get roped into a game of two hand touch football. Perks of having all brothers. #TurkeyBowl2k14
Happy Thanksgiving readers/friends, I’m so thankful for you all!
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