Love these two photos:
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
First, two of my favourite pictures of Mom's stay with us in October:
In the end of October we had a serious snow storm in Colorado. Emma and Sig got a chance to build a snowman. Emma was very proud!
Then, it was November and we flew to Hawaii! We are still here!
Emma found a friend:
Thursday, October 15, 2009
This is my favourite one:
Love the colors of this picture:
Some of the fun activities:
The rabbits were a huge hit:
Friday, October 2, 2009
I haven't sewn much at all recently due to the rest of my life keeping me too busy, and I have not even blogged much, so I apologize.
In response to the nomination, I am asked to tell you seven things you don't know about me and nominate seven creative bloggers.
1. I don’t like my calves much, therefore, I rarely wear skirt, dresses, or shorts. i know I have to get over it, but...
2. I don’t drink alcohol but love Baileys in my ice cream.
3. I met my husband online.
4. Love dance, ballet, and musicals. Opera – no. BTW, I am an awful singer and as dancer don’t have any talent either.
5. I like to make silly rhymes, add music, and sing them out loud. It is actually awful.
6. I feel uncomfortable surrounded by many people. I suppose I feel socially awkward.
7. Short of loving the occasional piece of Genoa salami, ham or turkey in my salad, I don’t eat meat. And I don’t eat bread. There is no particular reason to any of this. It just happened over the years.
On the nomination of 7 people requirement, I would only say that there are many people whose creativity I enjoy and get inspired by. I want to thank everyone who takes the time to post their work online. It is an effort that takes time and thought and I want to ackmnoledge it.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
The first DIY I found on the "Hey You - Get Off My Cloud" blog. It is for a tee adorned with crystals. Check it here http://www.bloglovin.com/m/46540616/0 or here http://heyyou-getoffofmycloud.blogspot.com/2009/09/diy-1.html
The second DIY is from "Style Scrapbook" blog. It is for for the famous Balmain jacket with the rope-like adornments on the front and on the shoulders. See it here http://www.stylescrapbook.com/2009/01/diy-balmain.html
Both are very much worth checking into!
Remember I planned on making a blazer with Balmain-like shoulders? Well, it did not work out... Drafting a blazer from scratch turned out to be more that I could handle considering my time restraints. Fortunately, I found an affordable ZARA blazer that features exaggerated shoulders. The Future Classics coat below is an reiteration on the same theme. I think it is a beautiful, sexy, smart crossover between a dress and a coat. I suppose what attracts me most to it is the predatory silhouette. Love how it is styled with a hoodie underneath making it suddenly young and less serious.
I kept the Preen Line biker pants for last. I WANT these pants so bad!!! The skinny, yet pleated at waist design is truly appealing to me. Again, if I find a pattern for a really skinny pant, I'd be able to adapt it, but so far no luck with the pattern. Aren't they just gorgeous though!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
My daughter had dance today and I snapped some pictures of what I wore
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
These pumps are classic enoughto last through the fashion seasons:
If you still like your footwear black, escape tha matchy-matchy world and cinch your waist with a gray or charcoal belt like the one below from Ann Taylor.
If you are tired of toting a black bag in fall and winter, try a gray one. I have a gray bag and a gray clutch and have found that they are greatly versatile.
Lastly, I find gray clothes to be a great neutral canvas to use funky colors with. a basic example below: A slate J Crew puffer can be cinched with a neon pink skinny belt (again J Crew). I have this very same puffer and cinching it makes you look like you have really long legs, regardless of being 5'3" (in my case).
Saturday, August 15, 2009
There is so much to see and do in NYC and it was not my purpose to do it all, I wanted to rather enjoy it and take it easy.
Emma and I saw The Lion King on Broadway, and it was quite spectacular!
This photo was taken outside of our hotel. And yes, the police presence was due to our arrival! Just kidding! On our first full day, Friday, Emma and I walked from 42nd st and 2nd Ave to 66th st and 5th Ave, across Central Park to Broadway, and then back to our hotel. Naturally, I got a huge headache the day after.
On Saturday my husband, Emma, and I went to Central Park. This is a picture Sig took and I thought it was beautiful:
This is me by one of the lakes:
And this is Emma: Ice-cream and kissing:
On Sunday my headache evolved into a migraine + toothache and I stayed in the hotel. Emma and her Dad took the train to the Aquarium in Brooklyn:
After the Aquarium they enjoyed a boardwalk on the beach:
Followed by a visit to Times Square:
Playing bashful with one of NY's finest:
Later during the week Emma and I went to the Central Park Zoo. It was scorchingly hot and humid and I for a moment I felt like jumping in the pool with the seals. Emma, however, felt more like smelling the flowers: