Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What are you Thankful for this year?

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Nothing to wear

When I went to my closet today after work I thought it looked like this.

I have nothing to wear! Oh no what am I going to wear tonight?

Well I can make a shirt, I thought and I did. I made a cowl style shirt using old directions I had on how to take a muumuu and turn it into a cute top. I didn't use a muumuu, but I used fabric I already had. By the way, cowl means a neckline where excess fabric is draped in soft folds.

I couldn't find the directions on-line to post, but here is another tutorial: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/cowl-dresscowl-top.

Basically you take a top that fits you well, trace it onto the fabric and cut it out. Then to make the front cowl part, you lay out the part you cut out and rotate it a bit so that there is more fabric to drape. The more you rotate the more drape you have. It looks like I rotated mine way too much! Trace and cut. It only take a few hours and you have a new top. I used a very stretchy fabric and kept the shirt long, so that I could wear it long or short. The front is super low. I'm wearing my new top to a show in Chinatown tonight.


My closet really looks like this and I do have many things I could have worn. :) But what's the fun in that?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

You know you love it.

I loved my mini vacation to Venice, CA with Alexandra. It was fantastic. Even though I am not a fan of Southern California, "You know you love it", was in the back of my head. As soon as we walked off the plane in LA, Gina Davis walked by us. Hello Hollywood! Well that's what I hear. I also missed Dave Matthews walking right by me on The High Line in Manhattan last week. Oh well.

The first night we were in Venice, Alex gave me bangs and a makeover.
(You can take the ugly out of Sally, but you can't take the goofiness from Sally)

Usually this wouldn't be blog worthy, but this is the first time I have had bangs. See for yourself the before and after shots. It was a change I needed and it has upped my confidence. I am going to dye my hair a pomegranate/chestnut color and grow it out a bit. I haven't dyed my hair or grown it out since high school. Wish me luck.

While in Venice we hit up quite a few vintage shops. We both love vintage and shopping. Here are some awesome outfits I found.
I loved these capri's, but Alex wouldn't let me buy them.


This dress was literally falling apart, but I sure do look good in it. It gave me inspiration to make my own.

Nothing says sexy like a two piece mickey mouse outfit. I don't think I gained inspiration from this one.

To my surprise there was a fabric store at the end of our street and a few others in the neighborhood. I bought this funky yellow fabric, but I don't know what I will make with it yet.





Below are my "Livin the Lifestyle" LA model shots, palms shot (i love nature, even if it's palms) and a very stylish attractive MC at the club we went to. Enjoy!





I will be back to sewing soon!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Philly Style

I leave tomorrow for a business trip with all my fellow co-workers to Philadelphia, New Jersey & Manhattan. Were going to the Alliance for Community Trees Meeting and Partners in Community Forestry National Conference, both which are in Philly. Then we are staying at the Executive Director's family's 2,000 acre tree farm in New Jersey, where there will be a hot tub and nice trails for running and lastly we will be in Manhattan for a private tour of the Highline. http://www.thehighline.org/ Way cool!!!!


I should be asleep, since I had a tree planting this morning, but two things have hindered me from getting some shut eye. First, I looked up Philly style to see if anything would come up on what people are wearing and I got this:

So now I am wondering how I will be able to resist one of these late at night. Secondly I am wondering how I am going to fit all my clothing I want to take into my suitcase.

I know this trip will be interesting, educational, and fun, but what will make it awesome is if I bump into a fabric store, vintage store, or a veggie cheesesteak place and then it will be magical.