Tuesday, May 12, 2009

DIY clothing!

How cool is this girl?

First, she makes basic tanks from target into pretty tops with lace and dye.

Next, she took a gross dress from the 80's and made it into a great summer top.

Luckily I have a sewing machine of my very own now.....and they seem so easy. I might dare try these!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Always Gracious

I just pulled this out of a magazine and had to share it! This is my new motto...yours too?
If you can't read it, it says:
"Be pretty is you can, witty if you must, but gracious if it kills you."
-attributed to Elsie de Wolfe

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Why I love dresses!

"No matter how elegant, how timeless, a dress still billows in breezes and swishes in doorways, is always a little different with each wearing and on each person. We don’t dress up to be like someone else, we dress up to be ourselves. A dress makes us more aware of being alive (and not by pinching at the waist!). A dress is about savoring life, *our* lives. When we read a good story, we close our eyes and see the characters. The right dress can make us feel that way. We all deserve to be that sure of, and that happy with, who we are, wherever we are.
Dresses aren’t just for swooning over dark, brooding men or inheriting spooky mansions on windswept moors. They’re also for brunch on Sunday morning, going out with friends, or even going to work. They’re for slowing down and dressing up. They’re for elegance every day, for showing that the moment is special. Because every moment is part of our story."-Sunday Brunch