Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Time to Shop for Destination Weddings and Honeymoons!

  With the trips to St. Lucia and St.Martin coming up I am searching online for outfit ideas as well as shopping for new items. The trip we have in May to St.Lucia is for my best friends wedding and I am enjoying helping her find some new items to pack for the trip and her honeymoon. She gave me the idea to make a post about it and I figured why not? There are probably others heading out on vaca AND its wedding season so brides may be shopping for their destination weddings and/or honeymoons as well!

  Let's start with the travel outfit! Whether you like to be comfortable or go all out when you travel, you should feel beautiful and special traveling to your wedding destination or to your honeymoon. I am definitely one of those people that is always cold, so no matter how warm it is outside I always bring some sort of light jacket to fly with and can never do shorts or dresses so Included pretty sweaters. However, if you are not like me, the summer dresses and florals are perfect for you!

        Your next look will probably be a rehearsal outfit. In our case, the bride has chosen to do a casual sunset catamaran sail with finger foods as the rehearsal dinner, which I LOVE. This one has proven to be a bit more difficult since a dress probably isn't the best option unless you are really comfortable flashing your goods to everyone once in a while with a good wind. These looks can also work for heading out at night for drinks or exploring the island and shopping.

          She also asked for help finding cute island worthy shoes, cover-ups and swimwear since they are also honeymooning in the Caribbean.

         Also, ever since I have joined Etsy as a seller, I have noticed there are very cute swimsuits on there handmade by talented people that can also be custom made to your measurements. One of my favorites that is affordable and has great reviews is this one by seller Jkinis.
Reversible Scrunch Front Bikini Top With Braided Back- Marble- MADE TO ORDER // Black // White // Gift for her // Macrame Reversible 2-strap Triangle Bikini Top- Mermaid- MADE TO ORDER- Swimwear // Swimsuit // Gift For Her // Bralette // Black // Scales // Boho   High Hip Reversible Bikini Bottoms- MADE TO ORDER // Snake Skin // Gift for her // Swimwear // Cheeky // Sexy // Boho //

She does a lot of reversible suits and scrunch butt bikini bottoms.

   And finally some shoes!!

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New on Etsy and Travel Update

  Hey guys! Just wanted to share this cute new romper that is now on my Etsy shop.


  I have been feeling really inspired by a few exciting trips coming up. We are heading to St.Lucia in May for my best friends wedding and St. Martin in June as well as Poland in July, so for the most part I am thinking tropical. I really loved this fabric and am considering doing just shorts or maybe a skirt in it. I also noticed most views on my shop are people looking for swimwear, so a lot more of that coming soon too. St. Lucia and St. Martin will be great locations for shooting the items and I am so extremely excited to see my best friend get married in paradise and just have fun and travel! If you would like to follow along or want updates on new Etsy items, you can follow me on instagram

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Swimwear Added to Etsy Shop

    I've started adding swimwear to my items on Etsy! I'm very excited about this because I was never taught how to do swimwear professionally. This is a personal achievement that I am pretty proud of, especially because they are coming out great! I am personally in love with the tribal print swim fabric I bought most recently and I am considering buying a few more yards if sales go well. In the near future a few one pieces will be available in the tribal, the gold, and the gingham fabric. The tribal print pieces are reversible, with one side being extreme colors and including gold foil, the reverse is toned down blues with tan camel color and brown. To date, these are the swimwear pieces I have designed and constructed on my own. Again, I am pretty proud of these items and just wanted to share them with everyone! I'm going to keep rolling these babies out until our trips to the Caribbean so I can do some serious photo shoots with them. You check them out in more detail at this etsy link (click here).

Thanks for reading!! 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Entire Nasty Gal Webiste is 50% Off!

People this is not a drill.

If you have not heard, Sophia Amoruso sold Nasty Gal for Twenty Million.. I am assuming this crazy massive sale has something to do with it, but literally EVERYTHING is 50% off. That means Jeffrey Campbell, swimwear, beautiful lingerie, and truly unique vintage pieces! I myself am eyeing this gorgeous dress ! I first saw it a couple weeks ago, and it's now half off... Also, I'm loving this beautiful embroidered bikini, which is now only $30!!

                                                       Check everything out !!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Spring/Summer Collection : The Process

 It has been a couple weeks since I have been at the sewing.. and I think I am starting to see the 'spring/summer' collection going in a certain direction. Although I am technically late in relation to the rest of the fashion world which is already on next year, I will have the collection complete on my etsy just in time for summer for the real world. It seems strange since I wear so much black and dark shades to see so much light and femininity in my designs. I am definitely pulling towards flowy chiffon like fabrics in light bright pretty spring colors. I am even considering yellow... For now, here are some photos, the fabric is what inspired me. The print is so beautiful and feminine and screams spring to me. I'm having so much fun with it and everyday can't wait to get to my sewing machine and create something!

For now, there are only two items since the one bikini I had sold, but please check back on the shop to see new items! 

thanks for reading!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

New Etsy Shop

    Hey guys! Just wanted to share that today I started an Etsy shop account, as of right now there are only two things on there. The striped skirt from last year that I had in one of my ootd posts and a high waisted bikini that is fresh off the sewing machine as of today. Hopefully, since I have too much time on my hands, things will start to accumulate there as the days go on. In the future, I plan to sell women's clothing, accessories and maybe a few styles of little girls dresses. Here is the Etsy account....

the lining side and back look

The striped skirt on my etsy shop I made last year. 


Monday, December 5, 2016

Charleston, SC Trip: Isle of Palm and Boone Hall Plantation

 Here are some photos from our  trip to Charleston, South Carolina! I know I don't usually post photos of my family here, so this is rare. However, this was a family trip so it is what I took photos of. I am so grateful to have been able to spend this week in such a beautiful place with family, I had to share the pictures. This place is such a great location for a mini vacation, if you are within driving range, definitely check it out! There is a lot of fun things to do, just make sure you visit in the spring-late summer as the beaches in November were a little bit chilly.

Boone Hall Plantation

Our daughter LOVED the beach

Olive branch Marni dress

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