Friday, November 30, 2012

Winter Outfits

Hello everyone! Happy Friday!
Today, I want to share 2 ensembles I put together,  as I start to pull out some of my favorite winter pieces. I also recently purchased a few pieces to add to my winter selection, that I just love!

I picked up this plum pea coat at Walmart. They had them in several colors, but since I love purple and have a nice selection of outfits in this color, I went with the plum.

I combined this with my black skinny jeans, a purple cowl neck sweater, and long-sleeved top with a colorful native American pattern. I added some shape by wearing a gold chain belt.

I wore my black ankle boots, along with my new knit leg warmers.(Picked up at Payless Shoes) I love the button detail.
This is how the outfit looks without the jacket.
Other details I added were purple nail color, with Confetti nail enamel as a top coat.
I also coordinated the outfit with my shiny black alligator pattern purse. (I don't remember where I got this, since I've had it for a while.)


For my second ensemble, I incorporated a black and tan mock turtle neck and tan vest. Both of them were recently purchased at T.J. Maxx.
  I think the faux fur vest was an especially great purchase, as the first day I wore it, I had several compliments from co-workers, as well as people I didn't know, but met throughout the day!
 My tan Rider Lee jeans coordinated well with this outfit.
 For footwear, I wore my tall riding boots, purchased at Target.
 The vest had come with a tan belt, but I had this black studded belt, which I thought went better with the ensemble colors.

Well, those are my two newest outfits. I think I will have a great start, in preparing for the winter months ahead!

Have a wonderful weekend.

“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish Proverb

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Creative Fall Projects

October has come and gone, and it seems like November is quickly passing by, as well! I have been so busy with house projects, along with some family health issues that have kept me on the move, that I have not even had a few moments to share some of the things I've been working on over the past month. So today I'm going to share those with you! I have a lot of catching up to do, as I've been working on some projects that I found on Pinterest and other blogs. So, here it goes...
My first project was a fall bunting...
 I used scrapbook assorted designs and colors
 I folded the paper in half, drew the size of each triangle evenly(with the wide part on the folded side) and cut them out, still folded.
 This is what each one looked like, when cut out.

I used Jute string(any medium thick string could be used) and lined up each piece in the order I liked, leaving plenty of string to tie to where I want to put it up.
Because it's almost Thanksgiving, I added some cutout lettering. I put my bunting across a window, leaving the shade down bit to bring out the colors.

My second project was painting and decoupage pumpkins..
I used white acrylic paint on a couple of pumpkins, that I later used on my front porch. The decoupage was done by tearing strips of some decorative paper napkins I had. I then glued the strips with decoupage glue, making sure each piece overlapped the next one, to cover the entire pumpkin. For an added 'beachy' touch, I added a pointed shell to the top for the stem. (You could also leave the stem on the pumpkin and glue up to it.)

 Here is a picture of my pumpkin in my dining room fall table centerpiece.

With the painted pumpkins, I attached small letters to the side of the pumpkins (one had 'autumn' and one had 'blessings', but I only took one picture, as an example.) I then stacked them with natural orange pumpkins, getting smaller in size.

These were some of my favorite fall projects. I am already planning some really cool winter and Christmas projects. Hopefully, I get them posted much sooner than I did with these. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful fall and Thanksgiving Holiday! This coming Saturday, November 17th, is our church's annual ladies tea, which I plan on getting plenty pictures of. I always come away from this event inspired and full of new and creative ideas!

“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish Proverb

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