Posts Tagged ‘PB&J boutique’

Handmade Style: Floral Maxi Skirt


Yesterday as I was planning out an awesome fancy pleated skirt, I realized that the expensive yardage that I bought at Britex was not enough. I should’ve bought two yards of the stuff, but oh well. I made a maxi skirt. It’s super boring, but with the rad floral print, you don’t really even notice. And I don’t even care. I’ll be pairing this floral with summer, fall and spring items for sure. I love the print!!

I sewed it similarly to my single seam pencil skirt, but I added a waistband and tailored the seam to fall at the side instead of back. I made a slit with a curved hem on either side, which allows for more leg room for running around. If I were doing it again, I would sew the slit much higher. Like another 10-12 inches.

I love it, but between the cost of the fabric and my time, this skirt would be something like $100 in a store. Not sure I would pay $100 for a simple maxi.

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Talk about a serious mix of high and low here. 

Style: Cool Summer Night Out


I went out with my sister and her boyfriend on Saturday while the kiddos were gone. It was something like 70 degrees around our house, which felt a tad cold. The long sleeve dress seemed to remedy the ‘cold’ weather.


Style: Date Night


This is an outfit I wore a few days ago. My sisters-in-law are in town this week, both of them are actually hanging out with my kids while I’m in San Francisco on a really fun “business” trip (more details to come – but you follow along on instagram @melissapher)

Before I left, the girls agreed to watch the kids while Chris and I went out on a date. It was a real treat to go out with my man and just wander the streets of Pleasant grove without a worry in the world. We went to Sammy’s for burgers, fries and shakes. We’ll definitely go again.

I’ve been following the artwork of Colt Bowden (met him once at an art fair & purchased one of his drawings), so it was fantastic to see his gorgeous sign painting in real life.

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Style: Daringly White


Today was possibly the worst day to wear white, but I’ve made it through the day virtually unscathed (which is nothing short of a miracle). Penelope did some spectacular mono prints and foam prints this morning in her art class. I’m so happy she likes art and isn’t afraid to get dirty with it.

  • top: dress from Forever 21
  • necklace: handmade by my dad
  • earrings: ihamlt, etsy
  • belt: thrifted
  • skirt: handmade
  • shoes: c/o PB&J Boutique

I’ve mentioned this before, but I must say these are the cutest shoes I’ve ever owned.

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