Saturday, June 30, 2012

Instagram Saturday #1

I love the Instagram app. Only one problem, I don't own a iPhone. I do own an iTouch {just an older version without any camera}, so I can download the app onto my iTouch and just email myself pictures to upload to Instagram. :p See I do it the hard way...but I don't care too much. I just take pictures with my webcam on my macbook, or other times I'll just use my normal camera. Anyhow, this will be a quick way to show some updates from my past week every Saturday {If I remember that is}. Now this past week I didn't really remember to take pictures so I only have two pics to share with y'all. 

On Friday afternoon my June US GlossyBox arrived. It was filled with natural & organic products this month. Yay! I just wish it didn't come with the creamy eyeshadow. Hmm...maybe I could give it away in a giveaway soon along with some other full sized makeup products I don't want {they were never used}.

Today I bought my first pair of leopard print shoes at payless. They are wedges and are so adorable! I can't wait to style outfits around them. In fact, they will be perfect for my birthday outfit on July 5th {which btw, I'll be making either tonight, or sometime next week}.

If you want to follow me on Instagram, my username is: bramblewoodfashion

Friday, June 29, 2012

What I Wore - Whoopie Ti Yi Yo

What I Wore - Whoopie Ti Yi Yo
What I Wore - Whoopie Ti Yi Yo
What I Wore - Whoopie Ti Yi Yo
What I Wore - Whoopie Ti Yi Yo
What I'm Wearing: 1950s Sundress made by me // Belt vintage // Sparkly Bracelet J.Crew // Red TOMS // Dangly Earrings Forever 21 

Today it was very hot outside. In fact, it reached 100 degrees. Which meant I needed to wear something very cool, so I decided to wear this 1950s sundress {I used the out-of-print Butterick pattern #4513} to help keep cool. By the way, it didn't help that much. I was still very hot. Well, soon a friend will be over for an Anne of Green Gables movie night & dinner. So I better get going. :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What I Wore | Keeping it Simple

What I Wore - Keeping it Simple
What I Wore - Keeping it Simple
What I Wore - Keeping it Simple
What I Wore - Keeping it Simple
What I Wore - Keeping it Simple
What I'm Wearing: Black Sundress, Sandals, Owl Necklace, Bow Post Earrings Forever 21 // Black Tank, Cream Cardigan J.C.Penny // Oil Cloth Bag Cath Kidston {early birthday gift from friends} // Sparkly Bracelet J.Crew {Kids section} 

Normally I try to do an outfit post on Tuesday, but yesterday I had a full day of shopping with my best friend, Achaia & her sisters, and my mom & sisters - meaning I was too worn out from shopping to do an outfit post for y'all {even though my outfit was real cute!}. Anyways, we had a blast hanging out with our friends & doing some summer clothes shopping! I bought a mug from Anthropologie, the gold sparkly bracelet from J.Crew, a pale pink top from H&M, and this black dress & a black floral blazer from Forever 21.

What you might not be able to tell from the pictures is this dress has a very deep v-neck in the front & back. To make the dress modest, I threw on this black tank underneath - now you can't really tell that it has a deep v-neckline. I could also play around with different tops underneath {to wear as a jumper} or I can wear tops over the dress like a skirt. Anyhow, I'm happy to finally have a LBD {Little Black Dress} in my wardrobe.

Have you done any summer shopping yet? 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Guest Post @ Simple Delights

Guest Post @ Simple Delights

I'm so excited to be guest posting over at Simple Delights today. Be sure to go check out the post.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Bloggers Do It Better // Coral + Mint

Bloggers Do It Better // Coral + Mint
Bloggers Do It Better // Coral + Mint
Bloggers Do It Better // Coral + Mint
Bloggers Do It Better // Coral + Mint
What I'm Wearing: Mint Skirt made by me // Floral Blouse refashioned by me {Christopher & Banks} // Nude Pumps, Earrings, & Chevron Stackable Rings Target // Belt Forever 21 

I really wanted to link up to Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly BDIB {Mint + Coral} challenge, except sadly I didn't have any mint clothing - at first that is. I did have this mint fabric in my stash that I've been wanting to turn into a skirt for years {it takes a deadline to get me to sew the skirt}. Of course, to be in time for the challenge I sewed this mint skirt up just this afternoon. Then of course, the coral shirts I did have washed out the mint skirt too much. Enter a blouse my sister gave me last night. It has coral & pink flowers all over it, plus it doesn't wash out the mint skirt. Only one problem. I didn't like the sleeves or the fit of the blouse. I quickly chopped off the sleeves, removed the tabs that were on the sides, and took in the sides a bit. Finally, an outfit perfect for the challenge.

Would you wear coral & mint together?








p.s. The reason I have a bandage on my finger is because I gave myself a second-degree burn while frying doughnuts yesterday. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

What I Wore | Polkadots & Lace

What I Wore - Polkadots & Lace
What I Wore - Polkadots & Lace
What I Wore - Polkadots & Lace
What I Wore - Polkadots & Lace
What I Wore - Polkadots & Lace
What I'm Wearing: 80s{?} Faux Wrap Polka-dot Skirt won in a giveaway from MoMoMod // 80's Secretary Blouse secondhand & refashioned by me // White Tank J.C.Penny // Yellow Necklace Kohl's // Vintage inspired pearl Earrings Claire's // Heels Target 

If you can't tell already, I'm obsessed with polka-dots. This skirt is no exception. Even though it is a faux wrap skirt, I love it to pieces. You see, I tend to stay away from all types of wrap anything; they tend to have a habit of flying open on me. Not good. Another thing I love about this skirt is the fit. It fits like it was custom fitted for me. I've never had a ready-made skirt fit like this before for me, as I'm an odd size.

The blouse is a recent refashion project I did. In fact, I think I did it last week. The only thing I did was chop off the long sleeves. No sewing involved on this project. This does make me want to find a ton of 80s blouses to refashion though, or even non-80s blouse. In fact, I have a old blouse/jacket from Christopher & Banks that I want to refashion sitting on my bed right now. I might do a quick post showing how I refashion these blouses. If I remember to take pictures that is.

Anyhow, I did make those doughnuts in today's I ♥ Thursday. They are delicious! Except the glaze didn't turn out too well, it came out sort of brown {I didn't use normal store bought powder sugar}. So the doughnuts are cinnamon sugar & plain instead. Which is still fine. *smile*

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

TV Fashion Inspiration - Mad Men, Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time, etc...

I thought it would be fun to share some outfits inspired by TV shows. I tried to keep the items under $50, but sometimes it was hard to find certain items within that price range. But of course, this is all just for inspiration. 

Mad Men
Joan // Mad Men



A 1960s inspired outfit for today that a secretary might have worn back in the '60s. I love '60s fashion, so this one was easy to recreate. In fact, I should put together an outfit like this sometime for myself - I have everything to do it.

Doctor Who
Bow Ties are Cool


Here I recreate Matt Smith's look as the 11th Doctor for a girl. I think this outfit really capture's his look. Eep. I really love this outfit. I want to own everything in this outfit, right down to the bow tie. Of course, if you don't want to wear a bow tie, you can switch it out for a headband.

Once Upon a Time
Some Day My Prince Will Come




I love Mary Margaret's style from Once Upon a Time. It is very feminine and vintage-y. To recreate the above look find a floral skirt, and lacy top to capture the feel of the outfit. A belt is also a wonderful touch to add to the outfit.

Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey - Lady Mary


Downton Abbey. Many would think it would be hard to capture this era for modern wear, when in fact it can be quite easy. Here we have a lace dress, pumps, large hat, clutch, and very girly details with the accessories & jewelry. And it works on capturing the 1910s era for today.

Looking back through all these outfits, I can't pick one favorite - I love them all.

Which one is your favorite?

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