Saturday, January 24, 2015

Shades of Teal and Green


Well I can't believe it is already Saturday! And of course I haven't posted my outfit for this week:) Between rainy cold weather, a banquet, a concert, and everyday life it took me til now to post it. Haha!!!



I love maxi skirts so much! Unfortunately not all of them fit right though. I got this one among several others that were over 50% off at Dressbarn! Great deal right?!?!



I love this black sleeveless top with the ruffle roses! Its perfect under cardigans. The necklace is also one of my favorites too! 






Lol the lipstick I am wearing is really a berry color. It turned out a few shades lighter in the pictures than it really is:|




Maxi skirt: Dressbarn

Black ruffle sleeveless top: Ross

Gray cardigan: Ross

Necklace: Charming Charlie

Black flats: Payless





Have a blessed week!!
Samantha

Monday, January 12, 2015

New Year's Eve Pastels


Hello lovelies!! I am excited to share my second outfit post this month. I had been waiting for the sun to shine so I could take these pictures. I know it is already past New Year's Eve but I still wanted to share this outfit because I just love the colors. Mint green, pinky coral, silver, and tan were the color trends for New Year's Eve. The sweater is lightweight and so pretty with the silver metallic running through it. I just love the scarf with it's chevron pattern and ooohhhhh...... the colors!!!








I love this cute mint green bow! Goes great underneath a high bun. I used a bun maker to get the bun "perfect".





Sweater: Dressbarn
Skirt: Cato
Scarf: Dressbarn
Flats: Kohl's
Bracelet: Charming Charlie's
Bow: Claire's


So what do you think of these colors? Did you wear anything special for New Years?


Samantha

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Comfy Sweater Dress Outfit










Sweater Dress: Dressbarn

Leggings: Kohls

Scarf: Cato

Ring: Charming Charlie

Flats: Payless


I hope your year has gone off to a great start!
Today I am sharing with you one of my first outfits(that being modern not historical). I just love this comfy sweater dress I found. I love sweater dresses and was looking for one that fit right since most are cut to narrow for me. It has a higher waistline and a lovely flared skirt. The rust orange crocheted scarf with metallic adds a nice touch to the outfit. 

So my plan is to post an outfit a week!!!

Is there anything in particular you would like to see me blog? 


Samantha


Saturday, January 3, 2015

1860's Victorian Ball Gown





Hello Lovelies!!

This is a much belated post but now then never.
So back in June of 2014 my family and I took a road trip up to Montana to visit my Grandpa and Grandma. I had been wanting to sew a victorian ball gown for so time. Since Montana has so many historical sites I thought this would be the perfect chance.




I made the ball gown from a dark pink satin and black lace. The correct time period for the gown is 1860's. Bodice is fully lined and boned. Bodice has short puffy sleeves and slightly off the shoulder neckline has black lace. I sewed black braid around the bottom edge and neckline edge of the bodice. The full gathered skirt has a wide ruffle at the bottom, another layer of satin, and an overlay of lace. The lace swags up and bows adorn it. Believe me this is one heavy skirt.

I am wearing a corset and hoop skirt. I had fun pearing the black shawl, fan, lace gloves, and cameo with the gown.




The picture above I found and modeled the gown after. For the bodice I used Truly Victorian's pattern TV422. For the skirt I used TV240 but made a few slight changes. I made this in a matter of one week! I thought I wasn't going to be able to finish it but I did minus the hand sewing. On the way to Montana I tacked the bows on and hand sewed the hook and eyes down the bodice back 




Unfortunately the camera was on the wrong settings when we took the pictures so most of the pictures turned out bad and couldn't be edited:( The picture were taken in front of Rank's Mercantile in Virginia City, Montana. Virginia City is one beautiful little historical town.





I hope to do a separate post about our trip with scenery pictures!


Yours Truly,
Samantha