Monday, February 23, 2015

DIY toddler dress to stuffed animal

In some fit of insanity when my daughter was a baby, I decided that I was going to make her a stuffed animal every year out of something she wore the previous year on her birthday. The gift I gave her for her second birthday was decidedly mediocre, so I decided to raise the bar this year. I present to you Tuffy the Tiger: 

Blogger Tricks

Friday, February 20, 2015

A week of fashion challenges

I've blogged before about the fun I have with fashion challenges, and even though I haven't been totally faithful to the concept, it's something I continue to enjoy. It keeps me reaching for things I wouldn't ordinarily wear, or try a look that isn't my usual style, and pushes me to make more of an effort to put together a cohesive outfit.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Making It Work: Pastel Maxi in Winter

Making It Work is a series devoted to styling unusual or distinctive pieces in an office-appropriate way. This installment takes a floaty, sheer, pastel maxi skirt and dresses it up, not just for the workplace, but for winter.
Making It Work: Winter pastel maxi

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Thrift audit: The ends of winter

I've decided to start blogging more about my thrift purchases — what I'm buying and what I plan to do with it — as a way to track my successes and failures, and also as a way to explore the various options, pitfalls, etc., associated with secondhand clothing re-sale.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Oh hey, it's 2015

Milestones tend to pass me by. I could blame it on being a parent but let's be honest, it's nothing new. (Also: She's 3 now so that excuse is really wearing thin.)

For instance, I could have sworn that I did a blog post at the beginning of 2014 about my fashion goals for the year. But, a quick check back in the archives reveals that no such thing happened. Turns out it was a column I wrote ... in January 2013. Ahem. (You can read the full column here, but I'll summarize.)

At any rate, we are going to pretend that these were my goals for 2014, and see how I did. So let's begin, shall we?

1. I resolve not to be boring. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Run your own Instagram boutique: Tips, tricks and how-tos

When I decided to open up an Instagram shop to sell clothes, I figured it would be an easy way to earn some extra cash. But just as with my Etsy shop, there were definitely surprises along the way — some good, some not so good. Here are a few (OK, a lot) of the things I've learned about selling clothes via IG:

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Back, with a giveaway

Insert standard apologies about blog silence here. But I won't waste your time on that for too long, because what I really want to tell you about is this awesome giveaway I'm doing!