Thursday, May 24, 2012

My New Obsession with Head Scarves

     From knit to thin cotton, I'm having a moment with head scarves. I've been knitting my own for next fall/winter and I've been experimenting with wrapping long, hippie-style ones around my head. One of my favorite looks created with a head scarf is the turban. It can be done in so many different styles and it instantly gives an outfit an exotic flair. I'm not sure how my fascination started, but be prepared to see me wearing a lot more head scarves in the future!

Knit and Purl

Retro Style 

Marlene Dietrich

Audrey Hepburn


Rag & Bone Pre-fall 2012

Hermes Spring RTW 2011


In Store


Celebrity Sightings

Ashley Olsen

Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City

Freja Beha Ericson

Kate Moss

Olivia Palermo


On the Street

Monday, May 21, 2012

Revamping a 90s Dress

     I've had the idea of transforming a frumpy 90s dress for a while now. What better time is there than right before summer starts? I got this boxy, yellow floral dress at a thrift store a while back, and with a little cutting and hemming I turned it into a cute summer frock! I already loved the pattern, it was just the style that needed some reworking. Before, the hem came below my knees, so my first order of business was to chop that horrible length off! I love a good maxi dress, but this was just a baggy, puritan mess. Then, I had to get rid of the boxy sleeves that went all the way down to my elbows. After that, it started to look like a wearable dress. I made a couple more adjustments so it was a bit more fitted. I made the neckline a bit lower and cinched in the sides below the armholes. Overall, it didn't take me long to make all these changes (about a day's worth of pinning and sewing) and it was such an easy way to gain another sundress for the nice weather. I'm still nowhere near an expert sewer (my hems are far from perfect) but I like pushing myself to get better just by doing things my own way and learning from my mistakes.