Valentine’s Day Soirée!

Someone like myself, who prefers Halloween to all holidays, watching documentaries about diseases, sharks and/or massacres, as well as the generally macabre aspects of life, may not truly appreciate the saccharine, heart-shaped miasma that is Valentine’s Day. I do, however, love a good theme. One I can really run with, like the goddess Diana, through…

Vintage Hat & Modeling Brunch 2.0

As promised, here’s a gorgeous sampling of my fabulous models in these dresses I made! These are some super great lookin’ ladies, and I’ve tried to match up the original pattern pictures to give y’all an idea of how amazing these dresses look IRL! I am completely in love with every single lady in these…

Fabulous Vintage Hat Brunch!

Thanks to a delightful selection of the gracious people I’m fortunate enough to call my friends, I was recently able to host a super successful vintage hat/modeling brunch! It was not only totally fashionable, but also expertly recorded for posterity! Future generations, be aware that we were gorgeous and amazing. First, we gathered in the…

Farewell, 2013!

Well, it’s almost the beginning of a new year! Welcome back to the office, if you’re at work again. (Sorry, I am, too.) Those of you still lolling around the house, go take a shower! Wash off the post-Christmas crust, and go have a drink with someone who isn’t in your family. For everyone: WHAT ARE…

Host the BEST Christmas Gathering!

We are down to the wire, people! If you are hosting a holiday party this year, now is the time to get going with the party planning! Unless you’re a lonely butler, chances are you know some people, and those people are likely to invade your house at some point during the month of December….

Gift Guides & DIY Inspiration!

Christmas is officially ONE WEEK AWAY! *Cue hysterical jingle bells* That means that if you haven’t put together a holiday ambiance at your home/desk/car, you should GET ON IT! Also, if you haven’t purchased (or made) gifts for everyone you know (and a few more, just in case), you can refer to any number of…

Vintage-Inspired MakeUp Tutorials!

On this particular Monday, I am reflecting back on a gorgeous weekend of fancy parties, raucous dancing, and general merriment. Among the hazy memories of tasty food, flowing champagne, and beautiful decor, are the recollections of getting ready for the wedding with my fellow bridesmaids, and the lovely bride, of course! Co-prepping is always fun,…

Fabulous Holiday Dresses!

It’s mid-December, folks, and that means you should at least be considering where you should have picked up the perfect, gorgeous holiday dress already! Seriously, why haven’t you stocked away several by now?? I have been seeing lots of fun articles and suggestions about getting and/or creating a holiday dress in the past few days,…

#MakerMonday

Happy #MakerMonday and #CyberMonday everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday (those of us fortunate enough not to be working retail, and to everyone else, good Lord, I’m sorry), and hope you got enough buttery foods to eat! I certainly had a delicious day with the family, made mashed potatoes, and two…

Happy Veterans Day! – Let’s Talk Fall Centerpieces

First off, a resounding thank you to all the service men and women out there who have (for decades) dedicated their time and lives to the protection of our nation! Both of my grandfathers are WWII Navy veterans. My maternal grandfather just turned 91 years old this month! Veterans Day is a wonderful beginning to…