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).

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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!!

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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! 

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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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Sunday, December 4, 2016

My Unlimited Rent the Runway Experience

     So.. the last time I posted I spoke about rent the runway's clearance sale and how much I loved the concept and their products. It also wasn't the only time I talked about them. I mentioned how a few weddings were coming up and I was planning on renting my bridesmaid dress from them. Well, that has happened and passed and....I can say it was an amazing experience! I chose to do the unlimited account, which is the smartest thing you can do if you plan on renting a 'gown' from them. I paid around $150 (with taxes and all) for a month to have unlimited items versus $100 for a gown for 4-8 days. The process was super simple, I was on a waiting list just for a few days and as soon as i was off, I could start picking my items.
    My first shipment included a really cute Derek Lam shirt dress, a gorgeous studded Rebecca Minkoff leather jacket and a oxblood calf hair and leather Zac posen bag.              


Everything came within two days of picking them and they were all in great shape. I was really worried about the wear on the items since others have worn them, but they take such great care of everything! They arrived well packaged in plastic and on hangers in a garment bag, and the purse had a protective bag with stuffing, so it didn't lose shape. I got the most wear out of the jacket and still have the bag! It just goes with everything. When it came time to return the items, I dropped it off at the Georgetown location in DC. I have to say, I was only there to drop things off on our way up to CT... but I could probably spend a day in there. The level of luxury and beauty in that store surpasses many designer boutiques I have been to previously. The service was also top notch, there was only one person at the register, but she helped everyone in line in a timely, friendly manner.
      The items I received after (still in the same month) were out of this world beautiful. One of which, was my bridesmaid gown. It was a strapless gold sequined Badgley Mischka stunner. My second choice was a blue leaf print Marni dress that was layered and boxy in front, but had a gorgeous back. This was a dress I knew I would never purchase on my own, partly because it was $2300, also because it's so unlike anything I usually buy. I tend to go for form fitting instead of boxy, but i found this dress complemented my body in every way, although it is made for a smaller bust, my legs and butt looked really great.


      Again, I can not say enough how happy I was with the condition of these items. I really really thought the sequin gown would have SOME issues. But there really was nothing wrong! I fell so in love with these guys, I extended my Unlimited account to December, since we are attending another wedding and heading to California in 2 weeks. The only downside is when new hot items come in, they become unavailable VERY quickly. Also, it seems they are very limited in the inventory they have for smaller sizes. Most size 0-2 items are unavailable most of the time. Overall, I highly recommend this company to anyone who is on the fence and undecided. You will not regret it!

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Check out my instagram for a few photos of these looks on me! My insta here

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Rent the Runway Clearance: Designer Gowns up to 90% off

       If you were excited about the Nordstrom anniversary sale, you should read this, because that is nothing compared to the sale I am about to tell you about. Rent the Runway is having an up to 90% off clearance....  Let's let that sink in. Gorgeous designer pieces at up to 90% off. If you have ever wanted a beautiful designer gown that costs more than your rent, this is your chance as most of them are going for under $300. I'm talking about big designer names: Alberta Ferretti, Cushnie et Ochs, Moschino, Reem Acra, Bibhu Mohapatra, BlueMarine and Vera Wang. September, October, and November are filled with fall weddings and most of the gowns and cocktail dresses on sale are beautiful fall gemstone colors that would be absolutely perfect. Beautiful bags and jewelry are also available at amazing prices. (This is NOT advertising, I just LOVE Rent the Runway!)

Vera%20Wang - Heidi%20ShiftCushnie%20Et%20Ochs - Armed%20and%20Ready%20SheathViktor%20%26%20Rolf - Hail%20Storm%20Dress
Vera%20Wang - Grand%20Entrance%20GownMoschino%20Cheap%20And%20Chic - Struck%20By%20Love%20SheathLizzie%20Fortunato - Burgundy%20Port%20of%20Call%20Clutch
                                                           (moschino for $134!!)

Temperley%20London - Ace%20DressAlberta%20Ferretti - Marie%20DressDavid%20Koma - Dangerous%20Minds%20Dress
(this $3400 Temperley London is under $400)                                       (this $3000 dress is $270!)

Vionnet - Side%20Plunge%20GownLoeffler%20Randall - Brown%20Flat%20Bucket%20BagAlberta%20Ferretti - Cascading%20Roses%20Gown
                                                                                                                    (this $4200 dress is $345)

Herv%E9%20L%E9ger - Masai%20Safari%20Dress                      Reem%20Acra - Nigella%20Blue%20Gown
                    (Herve Leger)                                    (this $6500 Reem Acra gown can be yours for $480)

They have more casual pieces as well, but the above are my absolute favorites. Check it out, you will find something you love!  ( Click HERE to shop the sale)

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