Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kanye West is ...

rockin the friendship bracelet trend ;)    (at coachella burkman bros)

Sunday, April 17, 2011


My aunt and uncle own the worlds cutest dog.. and I was lucky enough to dogsit for them a few weeks back.. here's a few pics

what do you think she is thinking?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Respect your Elders

When each of my grandparents passed away, all of the grandkids were given a few things as keepsakes. Because of my penchant for vintage prints, crazy accessories, anything shiny, I am often also given whatever is left over. All of the gaudy costume jewelry and kooky doo-dads that no one else wanted. I must say this thrills me to no end.. and I always try to incorporate these special pieces into my everyday wardrobe.  When my grandpa "Doc" passed away he left an enduring legacy and a wardrobe full of plaid pants (which he like to wear just under his armpits) and an array of bowties. Said bowties were given to me (woo-hoo!!) and when I saw the picture below in NYLON... I knew I had to DIY my very own bowtie necklace

So I took the chain from an old necklace and looped it through the clip on the back of the bowtie..viola!

A few things I learned from this project:
1) Wearing something you made that has personal history is much more fun than buying from the store
2) I desperately need someone to be my photographer like all the really cool bloggers
3) My left nostril is significantly larger than my right.. ;) weird but true!!!

Can't wait to break out grandma "Q's" XL short sleeve sequin number and see what kind of magic I can work on it.  ( I am fully aware that my grandparents names sound like hip hop artists..Doc and Q)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fashion Plates

When I made the move back from New York to Chicago, I started my own side business making handmade wedding plates, I started Fashion Plates because I was short on cash but long on friends that were getting hitched! So I thought of a way to use my talents for the perfect personalized wedding gift.
   I decided that since I buy all of my plates at thrift and antique stores, it would be the perfect project for Project ReStyle. You can find more samples on my other blog, and if you would like to order your own you can email me at Plates are $50 dollars (not including shipping)

old plates from Salvation Army, Goodwill, and Antique Stores

the perfect wedding gift!!   :)