Friday, October 28, 2011
This year is babykins first Halloween, so we are keeping it low key---but I am dressing up as a Pan Am stewardess. I have the vintage name tag and bag which I bought at the HistoryMiami gift shop. I also have a black dress, orange tights and a great head band with a big bling spider on it that my M.I.L. bought for me as a gift. :)
Anyhow--- I hope you have a Happy and SAFE Halloween weekend! If you are throwing a party...above is a cool idea straight from the party Queen herself...Mrs. Stewart.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
This southwestern inspired open number I found really lovely. It's a "trend" that is classic, and I could honestly see myself wearing this not only as shown above, but with something like the green dress. It looks beyond comfortable, and in Miami this is normally as heavy as we need to go when it gets "cold".
Last but never least is a rockin' pair of riding boots. I was telling one of my sorority sisters and favorite people in the world, A over at the A-List (a funny funny blog by the way)that if investing in boots, always go with a riding boot. They are comfortable, classic, stylish and will never go out of style! They are a great investment...that's why two years ago when Ciao Bella came out with the solid black and solid cognac colored versions of this dual tone boot, I bought them both. This pair, currently is available at DSW online for under $100! AND they come in a wide calf if you need that. The best part of the dual tone boot, is that all you need is ONE pair of boots! If you live in Miami this is all you really need...these boots you can wear over skinny jeans, with tights and a dress, with skinny black pants they are a great investment.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
This entire ensemble is from Target (except for my jewels). Can you believe how cute it is? Of course you can, because Target is full of treasures even when it's not "designer". The best part is that other than the shoes, the top and skirt are currently in stock by Merona.
Hope you are having a great week so far!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Isn't she lovely? Isn't she wonderful? ...the other day I started sketching my sweet baby girl. I can't believe she is going to be 1 in a little over a week. Although it went by quickly, I am the first to say it seems like forever ago. I'm just glad she's here, she's mine, and I lover her.
Hope you are having a great Tuesday!
Monday, October 24, 2011
So...a childhood friend of mine recently sent me an email telling me about her twin sister's new home. Her sister and brother-in law just celebrated their wedding anniversary and she thought a nice way to commemorate the date was by having an original piece of art made for them. I'm a huge fan of lemonade, so I thought that this tall, sweet and lovable drink would be just the right way for this couple to settle into their pad.
Here's what I've got... first off is the sketch. I thought I would put a label on the lemon with the letter for their first names.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
If I were to get married again, I would still wear this dress. I love it. I hope one day my daughter will want to wear it (highly unlikely). The only thing I would so, is ask them to put pockets in it. Would you still wear your wedding dress if you were getting married today? If you are not married, what does your dream dress look like?
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
As babykins and I got in the car and the XM started to pipe in tunes, I had to smile when Bruce Hornsby started serenading us with his song Mandolin Rain. I've always loved this song---but on this morning as the rain came down, it seemed like perfection. If you click on this link you'll get to hear the song live in concert. Hope you are having a nice Monday...may it be cooler, sunnier and drier than mine.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I will say this week you may get 2 "wardrobe" sketches because Friday night I am going to a very fun "costume" gala..."prom theme".
Hope you are having a nice week!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
A few of you said you would love to have one of these done of yourself...well it's very do-able! Just email me and I can give you the procedural details. I think you will be pleasantly surprised!
Monday, October 10, 2011
Hope you had a nice Columbus Day! If you had the day off, YAY (so did I) and if you didn't...sorry.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Here is my first sketch. Isn't she the cutest?! I was so flattered when Beth said this was one of the sweetest gifts she's ever been gifted. I think everyone deserves a portrait of some kind! Mine hangs in my entry hall at home, forever I will be 23 with my french bulldog on my lap.