Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Hand me Downs

Hi people!
Sope, when I have light colour purses they tend to discolour quickly especially around the handles.   I'm super worried with my light coloured 3.1 Phillip Lim since I want to be able to pass it down to my girls one day.  I got the brilliant idea in the middle of the night to wrap the handles with a couple of square scarves that I already owned.  I couldn't find any tutorials that square scarf, they all used a skinny one so I decided to create this post to help y'all out!

The scarves I used are 24" square.

Fold the scarf in half leaving about 1" border around the edge as shown below.  This helps when wrapping the scarf so there is only one seam to manage when wrapping.

Start folding the scarf 1" from the base of the triangle up until you get a folded long piece like below.


Then tie the scarf of one end of the handle and tightly wrap the scarf around until you reach the other end.  Wrap and tuck the end through itself.

Easy peasy!

 Handles are protected from wear and tear.

Dress and belt Forever21.  Purse 3.1 Phillip Lim, scarves old Paul & Joe.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015



So, I love matching my girls but I think that I might have over done it this time.  My mother is a classic hoarder which is awesome for me because I like to go shopping at her house when she makes dinner.  I recently picked up the navy polka dot and pastel chrysanthemum fabric that has been sitting around her sewing boxes forever.

Originally I was just planning on making simple pillow case dresses that I saw on Pinterest so that the 3 of us girls could match.  I failed to foresee that polka dot matching dresses are total
over kill!  We will NOT be wearing these dresses all at once as to not cause seizures in public!
Sorry, there is no tutorial since I totally winged this dress pattern with an a line dress from the girls closets.   I made a lot of mistakes on my own dress so I highly suggest buying a pattern to do this which I will be doing for the pastel floral fabric.

                                        My Dress Front                                                       My Dress Back

I sewed all of these in one day so after I was done two dresses by 9pm , I didn't even want to make a dress for my youngest daughter because I was so frustrated with the mistakes that I was making on my own dress.  Just before bedtime though she looks at me with her giant doe like eyes and says "mommy where is my dress?"  and who feels like an asshole?
So I whipped one up with a large front pocket for the junk that she likes to collect. 

And if I wasn't tired and sore enough from sewing all day, I even made a dress for #1's doll, the other doll will get something when I cut the pastel fabric.

After sewing all that stuff the day before so that we can all MATCH blue and white polka dots, what do I find in my my closet?!?

This and this!!!

 Oh well!

Important info:
Ribbon for the dresses, Crate and Barrel Christmas gift wrap ribbon haha (free).  Yellow and rose hued purse, 3.1 Phillip Lim medium Pashli, Red Sparkly Stilettos old, Jimmy Choo similar, Red Tassled Flats old.  Doll, GlamMa (Jenny Ma).  "C'est La Vie" print, Chapters.  Long navy polka dot maxi dress old, Joe Fresh.  Baby blue cross body old, Tory Burch.  Blush rose espadrilles old, Gucci.  Pencil cut navy polka dot dress with red ribbon old, Anthropologie.  

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Early Easter

So this year we have to make a trip to Olds and Calgary to visit relatives and as a result our family Easter got bumped up to Friday.  
I'm always on the hunt for cute practical things on sale to fill my niece and daughters Easter baskets up but somehow every year it gets way out of hand and I spend a small fortune on "sale" items.   My husband always says "small holes sink big ships".  True in this case again!

So I saw this bed on Anthropologie for $179.95 and had an idea for the girls Easter gifts....

My father in law is newly retired so I gave him a little project.  He made 3 of these beds with a friend from our old 2nd hand kitchen table.

I sewed 3 coverlets, pillows and mattresses from fabric that I snagged from my mom. So this project essentially cost me nothing!  Ballerina/Mermaid is from "Glama" that I got the girls for Christmas.

Saved this hollow bunny from last year to fill with and travel sized shower puff from Dollarama.

Got this elastic ribbon from Fabricland for $1.50/metre and so I was able to cut up 5 hair ties per meter.  Waaay cheaper than buying them elsewhere pre made.  Green matches everything and purple ruffled gingham needs no explanation.

Re-using these Hello Kitty baskets that I got on sale after Easter years ago from Shoppers Drug Mart.
Broke up a Crayola 100 pack fine tipped markers and bundled up the pastel colours to split between the girls.  On sale as well from Target.

Lego boards I got on sale from Chapters 20% off.  I love that the classic board works for both Duplo and regular small Lego.

So finally when I thought my baskets were done, my friend Andria introduces me to Jilly's boutique today and they had these washable renewable snack bags that are going to be awesome for school and trips. So they got added to everyones Easter baskets ($10 for a 3 pack).  So now they're done!

My girls Easter goodies

My Nieces goodies (Crayola sidewalk chalk instead of markers 50cents).

Easter crafting with the girls and their cousin.

 Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara Review

So I was recommended this mascara from a lovely friend who swears by it.  Mascara is normally all of the make up that she wears though so for this experiment I wore the mascara with and without eye liner for a week.

10 AM Photos Mascara applied with Nars larger than life eyeliner


 I found that the Hypnose Star was great for separating the lashes but I had to build it for thickness.

7 PM Photos 

I don't know why these photos look yellow and white so I posted both tones anyways.
 Dark under eye halo below lower lash line on left eye.

 All in all this mascara was fantastic if it was all that I wore, it was very easy to wash off (with Philosophy Purity).  It didn't smudge at all the day that I wore it alone with just primer and foundation.  Every time that I wore it with eye liner (Nars Larger Than Life or Marc Jacobs) it would smudge lightly during the day.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, 20 February 2015

Navy Stripes

I sure love navy striped tops, they're perfect layering piece for everything!  I busted out some of my spring/summer tanks and dresses to layer with mine.

Happy Styling!

Sailor top and necklace, J Crew sold out, similar shirt here, similar necklace here,  Tanks Winners old, similar here and here, suede purse, Prada, boots, Frye.