First off the rules: 1. Do a quick post about the person that tagged you saying thanks 2. Answer the 10 questions 3. Follow 3 new blogs and list them. 4. Tag 6 people 5. Challenge one person to do something fun or crazythe 10 questions:
1: Have you ever been to a rodeo? I think I have seen one at a state fair! 2: Have you ever tried to ride a cow? No. 3: Have you ever milked a cow or goat? No. 4: Have you ever been to a Demolition Derby? No. 5: What is your favorite Country song? Uh... I really do not know... Anything sung by Roy Rogers! :D 6: Do you like to hunt? No, but I have always wanted to. 7: Have you ever cooked your breakfast over an open fire in your backyard? No, but I have played that I was doing it. 8: Have you ever thought that the muck was shallow and when you stepped in it, you sank knee deep? No!! 9: What is the hardest thing you have ever done? The Jamestown 400 Treasure hunt. (See Ashley's tag for links on it. ;) ) 10: (The question is optional) What's one of your most embarrassing moments? Probably being asked in a class to answer a question, and I could not think of ANYTHING! The worst part about it was that everyone was looking at me.
I'm not sure if I can think of any new blogs to follow...
I tag: Natasha Atkerson over at "What I Wear, What I Do, and Why I Did it." Hanne-col at "A Rainbow of Thoughts" (Sorry her blog is a private blog.) :) I can not think of someone that hasn't been taged already so, anyone who reads this blog tag yourselves! :D
I picked up my first ever issue of the Victoria Magazine when I was at Joann Fabrics this past week-end. And I love it! I highly recommended the magazine to anyone who loves old fashioned things. Well, I want to point out one article in the magazine for today's post called, Cameo Valentines. These valentines are winsome, vintage looking, and quite charming. And might I add, very romantic. :D
On Monday I went to Target with one of my sisters and mom. While there I saw some lovely things. Target is fast becoming a favorite place for me to shop at for accessories, shoes, and some clothing. One of the main things I saw that I really liked are jeweled headbands. They are so cute.
Here is a set I created of some of my favorite things from Target. Making a set was much easier then posting a bunch of pictures. ;-)
Here it is day 4 of WIFD. And I put together a new combination for today's outfit. As I usually don't wear this combination together. I'm not sure that I would wear the blouse again with this skirt. As the blouse is kinda like a tunic and looks best with my jeans. Maybe a pencil skirt would work better?
~What I'm Wearing~
Purple knit shrug - Made by me
White blouse/tunic - Vera Wang collection at Kohls
Jean wrap skirt - Made by me
Purple knee-high socks - Target
Black fashion boots - Bass Shoe Outlet
The shrug is a recent project as I just finished sewing it. I really like how it turned out and it was simple to sew using our serger. If you are wondering I used Simplicity #2560. I would highly recommend this pattern to anyone, as a beginner could easily sew this.
I was tagged by Amanda over at Amanda's Journals for this fun tag. Thanks Amanda! :D
First off the rules:
1. Do a quick post about the person that tagged you saying thanks
2. Answer the 10 questions
3. Follow 3 new blogs and list them.
4. Tag 6 people
5. Challenge one person to do something fun or crazy
the 10 questions:
1: Have you ever been to a rodeo? Yes in a way at the Virginia State Fair years ago.
2: Have you ever tried to ride a cow? Nope.
3: Have you ever milked a cow or goat? No.
4: Have you ever been to a Demolition Derby? No.
5: What is your favorite Country song? Right now it is "He's No Good Son of a Gun" - I love the way Pat sings in this song.
b: Who's the artist? Sons of the Pioneers
6: Do you like to hunt? Never tried it. I'm not sure that I would like.
7: Have you ever cooked your breakfast over an open fire in your backyard? No.
8: Have you ever thought that the muck was shallow and when you stepped in it, you sank knee deep? I've sunk ankle deep in mud in a field behind our house with my brother. We also got suck in a pit, well my brother fell in and I tried to pull him out, I fell in and by the time we got out we were covered in mud. :-)
Hi Ashley! I was just wondering... what kind of shoes do you wear with your skirts? It seems like I have a hard time finding shoes that 'pair' right with skirts (especially in the winter). Is there some miracle footwear out there that can keep your feet warm and still not ruin the delicate effect of the skirt? - Anna
Anna, has brought up an excellent question, as it is one that I used to struggle with. And I'm sure that there are others who struggle with the same problem. This post is for them, or for those who are just looking for ideas. =)
Finding shoes that look good with skirts can be had sometimes. When shopping for shoes you have to find a pair that matches the style of the skirt, and you have to consider the length of the skirt too. Let me show you some examples of what shoes Gabrielle and I wear with our skirts.
These shoes are from Target and Payless - two great places to look for shoes.I personally like to wear boots and wedges best in the winter. Boots are the warmest to wear in the winter as they help keep your legs warm. Plus boots look really cute with skirts. Just shop around trying on different styles of shoes, while wearing a skirt, to find one you like and feels warm to YOU.
First you may be wondering what WIFD stands for. Well it means Week in Feminine Dress, its were you dress feminine for a whole week and post pictures what you wore to encourage others. So there will be no "What I'm Wearing" post this week. If you want, you can learn more about WIFD on the Ladies Against Feminism website.
~What I'm Wearing~
Brown Twill Skirt - Made by Me
Green T-shirt - St. John's Bay from JCPenny
Burgundy Cardigan - Given to me
Green Scarf - Target
Cream Fingerless Gloves - Targer
Brown Cowgirl Boots - Children's Place
There are some great posts coming soon! I promise. <3
May I present to you my latest design. A 4-gore skirt with a ruffle. But this ruffle isn't your average ruffle. :-) The middle panel, of both the front and back, is higher by 4" then the panels on the side. Giving this skirt a one-of-a-kind look.
For the skirt pattern, I just used a basic vintage skirt pattern and adjusted as needed - which was greatly. Did some math to add the ruffle and then you are finished!
Well my dear readers, here is my "What I'm Wearing" post for this week. My outfit is on the spring side, featuring the "it" color of this year - turquoise. Why am I wearing a summer dress in the middle of the winter? Well, it has been very cloudy, foggy, and dreary around here lately and I needed some color! =)
~What I'm Wearing~
Turquoise button down dress - Liz Claiborne Outlet
Cream Cardigan - Gap Outlet
Long Layer Necklace- Bass Shoe Outlet
Black Riding Boots - Bass Shoe Outlet
Black Cotton Tights - Unknown
P.S. I have pictures of my latest sewing projects coming soon! :D
Hello my dear readers! I hope you are having as enjoyable a week as I. :) I am sorry to say that I haven't had time to do the sewing I have planed yet this week- I hope to do it later today. ;) I am also excited to tell you that I have something special planed, and, Lord willing, hope to reveal it later this week. :) But that is another post... :P
So, yesterday I really and truly did mean to post a "what I'm wearing" post. Truly, I did! I even had the pictures all ready. However, I didn't get around to post them... But, I am still going to post the pictures, today! :D
Tulle skirts are what I'm really liking right now. As tulle skirts are fun, girly, and just fun to wear. In fact, I made myself one this past week-end. Pictures are coming soon!
To tie you over, I have found some resources on where you can buy one for yourself. That is if you don't want to sew one for yourself.
Tulle Skirt from Forever 21 - $17.80
Urban Outfitters - $68
YesStyle - $27
YesStyle - $31.50
You can pair the tulle skirt with sweaters, cardigans, blazers, blouses, fitted tees, well just about anything. Just so long as it looks good. Look at all the different pictures on YesStyle for more ideas on how to wear a tulle skirt.