Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mix n' Match: Wedding Bells

I'm having too much fun mixing and matching fabulous handmade and vintage fashions! This time I decided to try a wedding addition using my Grace lace shrug but there were too many options to choose from!

For a sweet Spring look, how about this adorable sundress, paired with these wear-them-anywhere and anyway sandals?
And don't forget the most important part, this unusual ring is really something!

For the more traditional look, this eco-friendly silk and hemp gown is a simple stunner.
These vintage shoes are really awesome, check them out!
And for the ring? I can't help it, I'm still not traditional enough for a big faceted diamond, but these raw diamond rings are amazing!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mix 'n Match: Shades of Autumn

I love "window shopping" online when I have a moment to spare, imagining ways to combine interesting pieces I find. I thought I would try creating a few mix and match ideas using items from my shop and other great handmade and vintage treasures. Check it out! Edition one: Fall colors for the Irma retro ruffle dress. A client I made a custom dress for in this style suggested wearing it with a belt and boots, and so I looked for other awesome accessories that could be used to accent the look or create different takes on it.

These fabulous vintage boots would look amazing with opaque tights.
For a different look, I always say you can't go far wrong with a good pair of wedge sandals to wear with anything.
A wide wrap belt could substitute for the tie-backs if you want a more defined waistline.
The fabulous hat in the photo is my favorite hat of all time and was handmade by the lovely (and friendly) Hat People. I usually wait for them to come to a local festival, but you can buy them online, too!
Or try this amazing cloche for a dressier look.
There are so many great earrings on Etsy, but we can keep it simple with these coral and wood earrings, that match the fabric in the dress so nicely.
Cold outside? This amazing vintage coat would look fabulous over your fancy new ensemble.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

there's a mirror in heaven, there's a window on Earth

Hummering bird
Originally uploaded by djinrain
Our little dude-man humming bird, who lives in our last surviving tree, and defends our feeder with all his tiny might.