Posts Tagged ‘gift’

Style: Button-Up Refashion Result


Kate from See Kate Sew made a yellow striped jumper for me. Interestingly enough, she was in Utah last month to hand it to me in person. It was so great to meet her in person! I’ve loved this refashion swap, but the thing that would make it infinitely better is if we were able to make these clothes and swap them all in-person. Project Runway style.

Kate knew how much I love yellow, she did a fantastic job of scoring this light yellow stripe for me. It’s such a fun color!

I don’t wear jumpers, at least I haven’t in a very long time, so it’s fun to have gotten something that pushes me out of my normal comfort zone.

I used to be far more adventurous with my wardrobe than I am now. I was the first in my high school to wear stilettos. I’ll never forget sporting my camel¬†stiletto¬†booties; feeling super self conscious as I clicked and clacked my way down the hall turning heads and I’m sure getting plenty of disgusted looks. I was no popular girl. It’d be safe to say that I was more of a “popular loser”. Most people knew who I was. Probably because I always lugged around my 30 lb portfolio the size of a small bilboard like a security blanket. But I never quite felt like I fit in. My ridiculous pairings of hot-pink golashes with 3-piece suits was my way of keeping the tame people away I guess. Oh what I would give to see snapshots of those outfits I wore back then.

Kate reminded me that I need to be more adventurous with my clothing. So for the next half of the year, that’s going to be my goal.

Outfit details:


Read how to make your own jumper out of a large mens button-up shirt here.

Preschool for Penelope

We toured a couple of preschools this morning! She was so excited about “going to school”. Since we were touring around, I thought I’d dress extra cute.

  • necklace: Cambria Cove, gift from SocialLuxe
  • top: Stewart + Brown, won from a giveaway
  • denim: thrifted Editor, $4
  • shoes: Aldo, $65

TOTAL: $69


Handmade Sheath


I wore this dress just last Sunday to church. It’s super flattering & took less than 30 minutes to make!

TOTAL: $10

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