Wednesday, January 26, 2011

{ tutorial } from old t-shirts to a cute ringlet scarf

This scarf is so easy, you can have it finished by the end of nap time.
Now that's my kinda craft.
First, gather three old t-shirts or any cotton stretchy tees. I used my old maternity tops.

Cut the hem off next and put it aside. You'll be using it to connect the rings later. 
Next, cut ten 3/4 inch strips from each shirt.

 Stretch them out.
 And wrap them around your hand.
 Then you should have 30 rings that look like this.
Cut the hemlines into five inch strips and use them to tie off the ringlets.
There you go.
You have a pretty sweet scarf now and can consider yourself eco-friendly. 
*Please ignore my wrinkles/under eye bags/muffin top. 

I would love to see yours! Email pics to:
Original idea from this cute little blog.

{ posted by kali }

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wedding Ensemble Fail

I'm sorry I haven't posted in forever. My next post was supposed to be about Children's Fashion's, but my models have been puking all over the place.

And what's really been consuming my thoughts is my dear cousin, Adam. He's been on life support and passed away yesterday.

For now, I'm trying to keep my mind off of the sadness. So...

I've been looking through my wedding pictures, and I hate the way I look. Seriously, I'm hideous. We were in a car accident on the way to the temple, and my jewelry flew out only to be run over on the highway. Even my shoes were run over, but by golly, they held up, so I wore them with scrapes and tire marks anyway. So, I'm wearing no jewelry and busted up shoes. I want to burn my dress, and actually did burn the veil, but that was an accident.

I spend a lot of time thinking about this, and if I could do it over again, here's what I would be wearing:

This headpiece is stunning.
I love the simplicity of this dress, and I may just have to get the necklace.
I'm so into these little handcrafted flowers. I really need to figure out how to make them. 
Craft day, anyone?

headpiece. necklace. dress. shoes.

P.S. I just found a tutorial for these awesome flowers! I love the internet.
{ posted by kali }

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Here we are (and by we, I mean me) mixing Spring and Winter clothing and accessories.
You guys probably think this is the only necklace I own and that I wear it everyday. I don't wear it everyday; only when I take outfit pics. :)

Which is pretty much never. But after my previous post, now you know why. Their names are Landon and Harper. They are stinkers that take up every ounce of my time. Yes, I love it. 

Peacoat- Forever 21, Sweater- Gap, Tank- Forever 21,
 Necklace- I made it. (yeah, right) Forever 21, 
Jeans- American Eagle, Boots- Forever 21 
Stay tuned! 
My next post...
Children's Fashions: Thrift Store Edition

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Story of a Dress (it might be a love story)

Once upon a time, I found this gorgeous dress by Sangria at Dillard's. It was modest, my favorite color (Cosmo said green flatters brunettes), and the best part: it was marked from $90.00 down to $19.00.

On my ugly days, it made me feel pretty. On my fat days, it made me feel skinny.

Five years ago:

After a heart-wrenching break up with the man of my dreams, I decided to wear the green dress to church, and see if it would work it's magic, just one more time.

I was alone in the gym, setting up tables for Break the Fast, when he came in. He stared at me a long time. I pretended not to notice. Then he asked for a hug. I couldn't resist him. He couldn't resist me (or was it the dress?). I had butterflies in my stomach, my heart beat fast, and felt like it would soar out of my chest. The hug was magnetic ((amazing)).

That night, not only did we get back together, but we got engaged.

And here we are now with two sweet-crazy boys, that I couldn't imagine life without.

Too bad the dress couldn't hold out just a little bit longer though....
I hung it in the car on the way to the shoot to avoid wrinkling. When I went to put it on, the zipper ripped. We safety pinned her together, and I had to strategically avoid the camera on one side.

So, was the dress lucky or unlucky?
What do you think?
Photos by Jesica Allen