Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fancy Fish



Fish Earrings: Clare's
Top Orange Necklace: Gift from a Friend
Orange Spike Necklace and Yellow Bracelet: Burke's Outlet
Vintage Green Necklace: Flea Market
Ceramic Watch: TJMaxx
Antique Jelly Opal Ring: Gift from Hubby
Jacket: Gift from Sister-in-law
Skirt: Banana Republic (old)
Boots: TJMaxx (old)
Vintage Hat: Flea Market

The same Sister-in-law that gifted me the blouse I wore last Sunday also gave me this super cute jacket.  Really.super.cute.jacket!!!

I was picking out all my jewelry and needed earrings to go with everything.  I was reaching for my "matching" Orange flowers when I spied my Orange fishies!  Yep, I couldn't resist pairing them with this otherwise normal outfit.  I like to think they're whimsical. :o)

Here's to wearing what makes us happy!
JJ


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Monday, October 13, 2014

Maxi Vest


Hairpin: Made from a vintage clip-on earring
Blue Bead Necklace and Small Silver Cuff: Friend brought back from Israel
Orange Czech Glass Necklace: DIY
Spike Necklace: Burke's Outlet
Big Silver Cuff and Vintage Brooch: Antique Shop
Belt: Garage Sale
Watch: TJMaxx
Navy Dress: Old
Maxi Vest: Refashioned
Heels: Gift from Mom

I spied this 70's leisure coat peeking out from a Halloween costume rack at the thrift shop.  The sparkly Silver sleeve was enough to draw me in, but when I pulled it out and saw the amazing Orange print on the bottom...I.was.smitten!

I would have worn it as it was, but the sleeves were too tight on my shoulders.  I have to be able to move in my clothes. :o)  No problem though, I knew I would remove them and turn this beauty into a fantastic Maxi Vest.  I don't know if that term already exists, but that's what I decided it is.

It took no time at all to remove the sleeves and finish the arm hole with bias tape.  Oops, I forgot to photograph the inside!  I made the bias tape from a scrap of zebra print fabric.  Such a fun little surprise just for me to enjoy. :o)

When I got home from church, I changed into a Black long sleeve tee, light wash jeans (rolled up), and Orange flats.  This is one versatile little (big?) Maxi Vest!

JJ

PS: Here's a glimpse of the man behind the camera. :o)  You've seen him on here before (in focus), but I thought this shot looked neat!



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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Very Bright Vintage



Necklace: Burke's Outlet
Banana Pin: Antique Shop
Coral Ring: Outdoor Market Vendor
Vintage Top: Gift from Sister-In-Law
Vintage Maxi Skirt: Thrifted
Belt: Local Leather Shop
Heels: Thrifted

I was afraid I was going to have to go to church naked on Sunday, but my Sister-in-law came to Texas bearing gifts!  Yay, I had the perfect skirt to go with this top she gave me, making the perfect outfit!  EVERYONE was happy I didn't have to go naked. :o)

Ok, so yes, that was silly to say I didn't have anything to wear, you all know I have LOTS to wear.  What I didn't have was an outfit picked out due to the most crazy busy week before our family arrived.  We decided to push through and move into our house this weekend.

Exhaustion galore!  We.were.pooped!

BUT, soooooooo excited!!!!!  :o)  We are now living in part of the house while still working on the unfinished parts.  There are more unfinished parts than finished, but we don't care. :o)

JJ

PS:  Every time someone asks what happened to my jaw, I tell them I cut myself shaving. :o)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Apples and Pears


Necklace: Great Grandmother's
Ruby Wreath Brooch: Gift from Grandmother
Red Bangles: Old
Red Leather Belt: Thrifted
Land's End Kids Dress: Thrifted
Petticoat: Self Made
Heels: Marshall's

So if you looked to see where I bought my dress you learned it's a kid's dress!!!!  It was hanging with the ladies dresses at the thrift shop so I held it up and said, "That looks like it should fit," without even glancing at the size.  Well it did fit, so sure, I'll wear a kid's dress any day! :o)  They get the best prints anyways.

Cute story:
An elderly man at church called Hubby over and told him he might want to "check his wife's slip."  Hubby told him he thought it was meant to show a little bit. :o)  But wasn't that the sweetest most gentlemanly thing of him to do?

If you're wondering about the tape on my wrists, it seems to help the tendonitis I'm still dealing with from way back in the Spring.  Every time I get close to getting it healed up, I do something strenuous and aggravate it all over again.  So I started buying pretty colored athletic tape and making it part of my outfits. :o)

My little 2 year old took the last photo.  Yeah, I'm a super proud mama!

JJ

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