Saturday, July 24, 2010


Brooches (Grandolly's Costume Jewelry)
Flannel (Church Thrift)
Dress (Free People)

Upside down Cheshire Cat

The one thing I have always had a hard time with is what to do with brooches. I don't ever really know what to do with them.

Well tonight I thought I would give my jean jacket a rest and throw on an oversized flannel but the problem with that is...well they're oversized. I decided to shorten the sleeves of this one by pinning
brooches on both the cuffs.

August Wish List

1. Eye catching clutch (5 Inch and Up)

2. Long Sleeve Silk Shirt (Nana in Wonderland)

3. Long sleeve white layering top (Hand it Over)

4. Structured jacket (Rich Hippy)
5. Pattered jeans/pants(Karla's Closet)

6. Summer/Fall Shoulder bag (Fidget Finds)

7. Layered beaded Necklace (What would Summer Wear)

I plan on finding all of these things in the next few weeks

yard sales, church shops, thrift, consignment and discount prepared for madness.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Beaded to Perfection

Maxi Dress (Marshalls $10)
Earrings and textured bracelet (Grandolly's Costume Jewelry)

I got this dress last summer on one of my routine rummages through a discount department store. It's made by Steve Madden (who knew they made clothing?) and since the weather has finally decided to stop drenching us in sweat and I can now bare to feel fabric on my legs I thought I would take this lovely piece out for a spin.

As you can see in the last picture, the beading is pretty impressive for a clearance rack purchase.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

True Costume Jewelry

Grandolly's Clip on Earrings

Wedges (Marshalls $20)
I never wear heels but these are the absolute best
I had them on all night!

Grandmother's Goddess Coin Ring
I'm enamored by Grecian culture and mythology
so this is a new staple for me

Grandmother's Diamond Baguette Ring

Island Moving Company Soiree Gets Underway

With the Mamasita!

Too many dances and drinks later...

My Great Grandmother's costume jewelry came in the mail a few days ago and my sister and I have had a ball sifting through all the gems. From the stories we've been told about Grandolly, I must admit she was quite a remarkable lady when she was our age.

I just hope some of that wonderful energy has been preserved in these fantastic pieces.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Little Gems

Last weekend's hard work has paid off...Click for Before Pics

My painted seashells....I plan on making many more of these!

I have been saving broken pieces of jewelry and bobbles for a long time in hopes that they would come in handy sometime down the road. Finally I have succeeded in actually making something out of them!

After scouring the shelves at Micheal's I finally came across clip-on earring backings and put them to use last weekend. Hope you enjoy the pics! I never wear the same earring on both sides(as long as they match a little bit I'm good) so that makes it a lot easier.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Tea Party

Revised Shirt (Goodwill $5 Past Blog)
Glass Bracelet (Buffalo Exchange $8)
Earrings (Hand-me-down from Great Grandma)
Jeans (BDG)
trying desperately to be graceful

This shirt has actually shown up in a previous blog on my beautiful friend Ariana. (check out Ariana here) but it never really worked on me so I thought I would cut off the sleeves and see what happened. I wore it out in Newport this makes the perfect party shirt!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Four Dollar Outfit

So I was out and about this morning doing some errands and though I have been trying to downsize my stuffed closet I couldn't help but pop into the Church Thrift store.

When I walked down into the dingy basement underneath St. Matthew's church it was cluttered with bustling ladies fighting for china cups and flowered sheets. I however honed in on this printed dress and automatically found a belt and shoes to go with it.

The Bill? Four Bucks

Not too shabby.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Weekend Activities

I have been working a lot the past few days and thus all of my mini projects have been adding up.

So much for daily goals!

Anyways, I just started sifting through my bobbles and gadgets and thought I would give a sneak peak of the weekend's festivities. What do you think the final project will be?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Endless Summer

My two favorite neon pieces:
Tote Bag (mom's from the eighties...her design work too)
(Basement Find)

Neon Top (Church Thrift $3)