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Retro Tiny Pocket Tank

 

Tiny Pocket Tank I’m back from a mini family vacation in Wisconsin, and am heading off to New York/Boston tomorrow, (So exciting! I’m hoping to see Purl Soho and stop in at the Webs yarn warehouse among family visiting and such!) so while I’ve been making a few things here and there, I haven’t gotten many projects finished. Today I’m going to share what I wore to church a few weeks ago. This is one of my favorite outfits- I feel pretty and fancy in the sequined circle skirt, and the handmade top complements it and makes a bold statement on its own. It’s so fun putting two items together that are both super patterned and great stand alone pieces. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but it’s nice not being afraid of my clothes and constraining my style!Hello, sparkly skirt!I’d been looking for a go-to summer tank top pattern, and when I saw Grainline Studio’s Tiny Pocket Tank Pattern, it looked perfect! I raised the neckline by 2″. I might even raise it more next time. I had to adjust the top quite a bit, doing an SBA (small bust adjustment), and it ended up changing the placement  of the side seams (they angle out differently, if that makes sense). Bust darts are kind of a headache! Luckily, the swirly bird print doesn’t make the darts super obvious. These retro birdies are printed on some kind of synthetic from the thrift store. The manufacturer’s copyright identifying mark along the selvedge says “Klopman Mills – Div. Burlington Industries, inc. 1971”. So it kinda counts as vintage and brand new. The 70s are not my favorite decade, but I love this print! It looks totally modern and totally isn’t! Tiny Pocket Tank  Outfit Details Skirt: Thrifted/ Top: Tiny Pocket Tank by Grainline Studios/ Necklace: Christmas gift/ Leather Headband: Handmade by me/ Bracelets: Handmade by me

Tiny Pocket Tank  Big thank you to Tikvah for the dreamy, green, photos! Tiny Pocket TankTiny Pocket Tank Untucked (One shot untucked. It works super well with jeans and a cardigan like this.)

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Button Down Challenge {Day 3}

Image It’s already the last day of the button down challenge! I’ve had a lot of fun, sharing my outfits and seeing what the other girls participating put together. It’s a really neat sense of camaraderie, which you don’t always find on the internet!  Image Now, on to the outfit! I decided to wear my button down like a jacket, over another shirt. I think the stripey shirt looks really cute underneath the rolled up sleeves of the button down, and the solid chambray top and gray leggings balance the mixing of stripes and florals. The necklace is a cameo of a butterfly, with two bird charms attached to the necklace chain. The shoes are my new favorite brown and navy brogues, and I’m wearing wool running socks (seriously the comfiest socks ever).Image What I’m wearing: button down: Target // striped tee: Thrifted // skirt: Thrifted // leggings: Target // shoes: T.J. Maxx // socks: Christmas present (Smartwool) // necklace: Claire’sImage

1 Button Down | 3 Days| 3 Ways

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Button Down Challenge {Day 2}

Image Today I decided to wear a top over my button down. I have a hard time styling this lacy top because it’s so shapeless, but I think I finally figured out how to wear it! It adds extra color and some visual depth with the layers and color combinations. Kind of like adding a sweater, except more suited to summery weather. (Unlike our current weather situation! It was cold and bright outside, so most of the photos include me grimacing or squinting because of the light!)top8 I finished off the outfit with a crown braid and some simple, pretty earrings.top9 What I’m wearing: Button down: Target // lace top: T.J. Maxx // pants: T.J. Maxx // boots: Target // earrings: Claire’s

1 Button Down | 3 Days| 3 Ways

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Button Down Challenge {Day 1}

Image I’ve wanted to do some fashion posts for a while, so when I heard about the Button Down | 3 ways | 3 days Challenge from Bramblewood Fashion, Fresh Modesty, Creations by Callie, and Boyer Family Singers, I decided it would be the perfect way to start! It’s pretty self explanatory-I’ll be sharing 3 differently styled looks using this top over the next 3 days!  I’m going to style a basic chambray shirt. I actually found it in Target’s boy’s clothing section! Boy’s clothes often have thicker fabric and hold up better against wear than girl’s versions, and I really appreciate the lack of sequins and butterflies on basic pieces.

Image I tried two outfits with this top before I finally decided on this one. It’s pretty simple, but the bright scarf, chunky necklace, and blue shoes really make this outfit sing. It’s amazing what accessories can do!

Image  (Wet, wet, wet! It’s a rather drizzly day!)

What I’m wearing // top: Target // cardigan: Thrifted (H&M) // scarf: Thrifted (Oscar de la Renta) // skirt: Thrifted (Handmade) // shoes: Target // necklace: gift

Photos by Tikvah

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Finished Projects: Oatmeal Sweater

Oatmeal Sweater This sweater is the perfect thing to warm you up in the morning, it’s a classic, it’s not anything fancy, but it’s handmade and special. It’s like oatmeal. The fact that it’s also oatmeal colored adds to the simile.

Oatmeal Sweater Even though it’s not super fancy, it’s got a little extra something going for it, like the difference between cold cereal and oatmeal.  It’s also my very first sweater. I can finally answer the common “Oh, you’re a knitter? Have you made a sweater?” with an affirmative, “Yes, I have!”

Oatmeal Sweater  I followed the Easy Top-Down Raglan Knitalong “pattern” from Susan B. Anderson and Wendy Bernard. It’s from 2010, so I’m a bit late to the party, but all the info is there, really clear and easy to understand.

Sweater up close It’s a great sweater for cold winter days! (Just like oatmeal! (can you stand the cheesy comparison any longer?!))

Oatmeal Sweater

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