Saturday, November 30, 2013

Your Mug on a Mug

First I designed this, from my 30 sketches of +40 bloggers that I drew last April:
available here on Society6
Then I thought, wouldn't it be fun to offer individual sketches:
available here
If I've already made the sketch, I can easily format it for a mug (or phone case, or tote, or other Society6 product).
You'll need to ask me to upload the art, however. You can do so in the comments below or send me an email (especially if you want to be secretive and get something for a friend). I'll let you know when it's available so that you can order the finished item from Society6 directly.

Here's the sketch that I used for the sample above:
It's from my 52 Pick-me-up: Accessories First outfit.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Help from the Past Outfit

This somewhat odd combination resulted from a search on my own blog. I wanted to wear these striped tights and couldn't remember what I'd paired them with the last time I wore them. Since I was strapped for time, I used the search feature on my sidebar, using "brown". The results were less than stellar (only three) because the search feature does not include labels, only text within titles or the body of a post. It doesn't include visuals either, so I'm wondering just how helpful it really is.

Anyway, this look came up and it was exactly what I needed:
from this post from 6/11
I used the concept of mixing the scarf and the dress with brown elements, choosing warmer elements more appropriate for November in soCal.

The leopard stole:
It's a simple rectangle of soft fake fur and Chinese silk brocade for the lining.
It's my own design and you're welcome to steal the concept! It measures 18 x 60" but would work better if it were 18 x 66" (I was limited by the amount of brocade yardage I had on hand). To make it, sew the two pieces right sides together, leaving a part unsewn so you can turn it inside out, then hand stitch the remaining open part. I made the leopard side a little bit larger so that it would wrap around the edges.

Fashion bloggers: have you ever searched through old blog posts when you've hit an outfit block?

Linking up with Très Chic Style Bits

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

52 Pick-me-up: Blue Hues

It's holiday time -- feeling blue? Or are you happy as a clear blue sky?
Wear your mood on your sleeve this week. The challenge is to wear blue colors.
Texas tuxedos (denim shirt + jeans) are welcome!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

52 Pick-me-up: Trend Salad

This week, I dare you you wear as many Fall 2013 trends as you can in one outfit!
I have plaids (including houndstooth), greys, emerald green, fake fur, and a cute hat.
Other trend ideas are: leopard, layering, all white, pink, leather, military, 90s grunge, menswear.
Did I miss any?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

52 Pick-me-up: Color Friends

This week's 52 Pick-me-up theme is analogous colors. What does that mean?
Colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel, or, color friends.
For instance, I'm wearing blue and green.
Are you up for the challenge?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

52 Pick-me-up: Mixing Graphics and Girly

Happy November!
I'm still at home but will be back at work next week. This week's challenge is to mix a graphic tee and a girly bottom. Go!