Dec 30, 2010

Flower Pin DIY Tutorial

 I've been so in love with these fun oversized flower pins lately and what kind of blogger would I be if I didn't share my secrets with my awesome readers.
You'll Need:
Paper
Marker
Fabric Scraps (Silky types of fabric work best)
Compass (the drawing kind, the one that tells you where North is will only take you North and will not result in a pretty little fabric flower)
Pin
Lighter
Felt
Scissors
Glue gun

 1. Using your compass and paper draw out 8 circles on paper. I like to start with the smallest circle and then work my way out by just barely moving the compass out. Then cut out all 8 circles that you have drawn.
 2. Use your paper patterns to trace circles onto your fabric and then cut the fabric circles out.
 3. Lightly burn the edges of each circle until they curl in
 4. Take each of your fabric circles and layer them together with the largest in the back and the smallest in the front. Then hot glue them together.
 Attach a circle of felt to the back of the flower to secure it, attach your pin with hot glue and it's ready for a night out on the town!
Have fun guys! I'd love to see any of your finished products!

Dec 28, 2010

Clothing With Character



Outfit: Blouse: Thrifted, Vest: Mommed, Pants: Banana Republic, Shoes: Target, Flower and Headband: Made by Me
'Twas four days before Christmas and all through the house there was a hurry and a scurry that was even faster than a mouse. As presents were wrapped and bows were tied there she saw it....the sweater vest there lied. And she wondered with her smartest thinking caps of all caps, could this be, would this be, maybe perhaps? She ran to her mother and asked what it was, 'twas her mothers old vest that she kept just because.
 Alright alright long story short, this is a completely magical vest. My mom has had it for thirty years and just recently found it and knew I loved me some retro looking clothes with character and asked me if I wanted it. I. am. in. love.

P.S. The sweet Morgan from Morganic Ramblings featured me on her blog today, if you want to hear a little bit more about me go check it out here!

Dec 27, 2010

Excuses Excuses

 Outfit: Sweater: Thrifted, Shirt: Target, Skirt: Thrifted, Tights: Kohl's, Boots: Target, Headband: Made by me
Confession. I disappeared from the blog world for seven days which is completely unlike me I promise. But just to comfort me, myself and maybe a little bit you let me tell you what happened.
1. Finals was a big fat elephant looming in my living room telling me that if I wanted to succeed in the grown up world I needed to study more.
2. The one night I had any type of free time I spent taking a Sushi lesson (I'm kind of addicted now, I've made Sushi twice in one week, Sir Matt is quite the happy camper)
3. Since then I've been traveling the world, okay so I've been traveling Colorado and California but hey it counts.
4. Santa came and gave me lots of big shiny things thus distracting me from my lap top
5. And of course my last and final excuse, I have taken to life as a gypsy and now plan to travel the world wearing puffy purple pants, playing the tamburine and riding on camels. That's what gypsy's do right?

Alright the excuses are out and I'm back.  MERRY LATE CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! How were your holiday festivities?

Dec 15, 2010

The Last Winter....my life sounds like a Miley Cyrus film.


Outfit: Shirt: Thrifted (Ralph Lauren), Sweater: Thrifted, Pants: Banana Republic, Shoes: Steve Madden, Necklace: Vintage Thrifted
I am one mere final away from being completely done with my last Winter Semester. Can I get some type of angelic chorus playing because I feel some serious joy about to shoot out of my toes. You know how those people always say "Oh it went by so fast I can't believe where the time went poopy poopy blah blah." They all lied because to be honest school is a hard thing for me and it has CRAWLED BY. I enjoy the learning, but I hate the grueling hours of I have no lifeness, and that little weird guy  sitting on my shoulder  with an evil cackle always informing me of some fifteen page paper to write and a midterm to study for. So yes, tonight me and Matt may have had some serious celebrating to do with my very favorite chocolate peanut butter ice cream, and tomorrow I'm gonna party even harder.

Dec 14, 2010

"I Think Any Gummy Bear Would Be Fortunate To Live Here"


Outfit Details: Sweater: Thrifted, Shirt: Thrifted, Skirt: Thrifted, Tights: Target, Shoes: Sistered, Headband: Made by me
Ahhh 'tis Christmas time once again. Me and my friends broke out the graham crackers to make graham cracker houses. What you haven't heard of those? Oh it's what students make as a substitution for gingerbread houses to save a few bucks. Bucks saved.
Me and Sir Matt's Gingerbread house, his had to be the tallest of course because he's a big bad civil Engineer, however I still remain that it looks like the perfect house for the grinch. And those poor gummy bears at the top are hanging on for dear life, of all the cruel things.
And of course our married besties April and Andrew showed of their mad skills as well.
Andrew had to show Matt up with a replica of the Provo temple. If I do say so myself there is a stunning resemblance.Tuche Andrew Tuche. Sorry ladies, these talented men are taken.

Dec 13, 2010

I Am The Champion


Outfit 30: Shirt: Thrifted, Skirt (dress): Target, Belt: TJMaxx, Tights: Target, Shoes: Steve Madden, Headband: Made by me
I'm done and Kendi crowned me queen of the remix go check, and if you believe that I'll tell you another pretty lie.I know I was all excited yesterday but now I'm realizing that I'm the ungrateful little child that didn't know what they had until they lost it. I've spent all of five minutes picking something to wear every day because there was so much less to choose from. Now I'll once again go back to the days where I sit on the floor and gaze up at my closet with glazed eyes, tears running down my face and screaming "Why???".
But, that doesn't mean this ungrateful kid has changed her ways, she's still very excited to go hug each and every item on the untouched other side of the closet. 
I did learn a few things this challenge:
1. Patterns are awesome, I now am a pattern mixer, wearer, and lover of. I rarely mixed patterns before and now I'm kind of obsessed.
2. A wardrobe can be remixed and remixed, you never have to look like you're wearing the same thing even if you have fewer pieces in your closet. 
3. I now love turning dresses into skirts with the roll and tuck technique, I have officially doubled the amount of skirts I have.
It was real, it was fun,It was real fun.
Here are a few of my favorite outfits from the challenge here here here here and here

Dec 10, 2010

Free Loader


Outfit 29: Sweater: Target, Blouse: Target, Jeggings: Charlotte Russe, Boots: Vintage Thrifted, Headband: Made by me, Necklace: F21
Christmas goodies are a beautiful thing, I haven't brought any type of lunch with me all week because I figure either between work, class, or random hot chocolate lines on campus someone will feed me.Wow it sounds more like I'm homeless and in need of nutrition rather than just taking advantage of some Christmas goodies...wait do you think I could get more Christmas goodies if I dressed homeless, because that's definitely a possibility. 
Speaking of Christmas goodies, I consider nutella the goody of all the goodiest goodies. I eat that stuff by the spoonful and I hate to admit that due to finals I have almost consumed my body weight in nutella, good thing it has the four nutritious food groups, candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup!

Dec 9, 2010

A California Christmas

 Outfit 28: Skirt: Kohl's, Vest: Kohl's, Turtleneck: Fashionbug, Sweater: JCrew(thrifted), Boots: Target
I have a confession to make, these boots weren't in the original 30 for 30 group, but I realized today that I never used one piece so technically it's totally legit, right? right...right. Finals have officially begun, I always love the last day of class. There's either an awkward, "That's it I guess" from the professor as everyone shuffles out the door, or an even more awkward round of applause that's painfully drawn out for about three minutes. But heck, today I applauded too because I knew that in a week I'm getting off campus and onto Colorado then to the lovely California for Christmas.

Dec 7, 2010

Dem Tongue Tied Rascals!

 Outfit 27: Jumper: Thrifted, Blouse: Thrifted, Pin: Made by me, Jeggings: Kohl's, Boots: JcPenny

The perfect comment is hecka hard to come by. about 99.9% of the time I have something smart and witty, it wants to come out, and then on the way out it sounds something like the infamouse Brian Regan "Take good luck and care". Yeah not pretty. But today, was a triumph for the word vomit prone and tongue tied Toms. Today, a friend came over, patted my bun in mockery (no one mocks the bun I tell you no one!), this patted bun is  much different from my bun's plural because that would be awkward and weird but rather my hair bun, anyways I replied "Feel it, I made them" complete with a Nacho Libre accent and a goofy grin. Chalk one up for us mouth flappers, Sarah scored a big one!

Watch Out World, Here I Come!!!


Outfit 26: Cardigan: Thrifted, Turtleneck: Gift, Jeggings: Charlotte Russe, Shoes: Urban Wear
Almost done with the challenge almost done with the challenge, other side of the closet here I come!!!

Dec 6, 2010

You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch

Outfit 25: Skirt: Made by me, Sweater: Sistered, Shirt: Thrifted, Shoes: Steve Madden
I realized this week that Sir Matt and I have absolutely no Christmas decorations. No I'm not the grinch, it's just our very first Christmas together and in years past I hardly felt the need to decorate when I was going home for Christmas each break. Now I have to fill the decoration shoes...well this is it. I was talking to my boss about me and Sir Matt getting a tree this weekend and she was kind enough to lend me two of her own. It's perfect, we're still going home for a Christmas in California but we still have a little tree of our own. I realize that this is in no way actually decorating the house for Christmas, but it'll do for now.

Dec 5, 2010

Mad Scientist

 Outfit 24: Sweater: Target, Flannel: Target, Skirt: Thrifted, Belt: TJ Maxx, Shoes: Urban Wear

Goodness gracious, can light make a world of difference in pictures. Oh light how I've missed you so. My soul yearns for your rays, the camera shudder does too. Please make spring come so I can once again see the light before I get out of work!
On another note, I've lost it. I've completely come off the handle, in fact I broke that handle and threw it at Mr. Sensible's head. I spent two hours TWO HOURS, on Saturday looking for coupons that I saved, put in a special place so I would remember where they were, and then lo and behold me, attention span of goldfish girl, forgets where the heck the coupons are. Where are those coupons!??! Do you ever forget something and it drives you absolutely mad until your mind somehow miraculously comes up with the answer as your scarfing down a Taco Bell burrito and wha la "They're in the front jeans pocket of my overalls (just kidding I don't own overalls)!!!" Yeah that miraculous moment hasn't happened now so until then I'll just be over here, in my head, going crazy!!

Dec 4, 2010

The Calm Before The Storm

Outfit 23: Shirt: TJ Maxx, Skirt: Handmade, Belt: Thrifted, Tights: Forever 21, Necklace: Handmade, Boots: c/o CSN.com
Just keeping up on my 30for30, hope you all are having a great weekend. I know I'm partying like nobody's business because finals are next week ahhhh!!!
Happy Weekend Everyone

Dec 2, 2010

Grapple Anyone?

 Outfit 22: Blouse: Target, Vest: Kohl's, Dress worn as skirt: Kohl's, Pin: Handmade, Boots: c/o CSN.com, Belt: JcPenny

This outfit kind of came out of nowhere, kind of like that car that hit me in the middle of this rain storm when I was sixteen. I was like, "What the heck my peep (I said the word peep in high school), you were pulling out of Starbucks at like (also used like a lot) 3mph". Don't worry, we figured it out, she offered to pay me in Layers gum and I gladly accepted because all of those people that accept gum for money in the commercials seem to be very content with their decision. Later, I realized that the peach gum tasted more like one of those strange half grape half apple Grapples where you get a weird after taste that you know mother nature did not make, but some strange chemist with an obsession of fruit. Yes. This outfit was out of nowhere.

To Be Married On The Morrow

Outfit 21: V Neck: Target, Jeggings: Charlotte Russe, Shoes: Urban Wear, Coat: Macy's, Pin: Handmade
World, meet sleepy crazy Sarah that doesn't have the patience for pictures. While Sir Matt was trying to get the right settings on the camera I was making faces and dancing. A sleepy delirious Sarah makes for some seriously cheap entertainment. He finally got me to sit down on the couch so I could get a decent picture of my outfit. But lets just say it was not the easiest thing.
I'm so in love with this coat, mostly anything with huge buttons can win my heart over in a second, Sir Matt was wearing nothing but a giant button when I met him and then we were married on the morrow. I did it simple and classic today, a simple white v-neck, black skinnies, red heels and a fun overcoat. What's your simple, classic go to outfit?

Dec 1, 2010

Flannel Every Winter Day Keeps The Doctor Away

 Outfit 19: Jeggings: Charlotte Russe, Flannel: Target, Vest: Kohl's, Boots: Vintage Thrifted, Pin: Homemade
I pinky promise that I will do a tutorial on how to make this flower when the challenge is over. I swear, this challenge is sucking the life out of me, I have to show discipline and also deny doing wonderful tutorials, whatever will I do.
I feel as though you need to be warned that....the angry Wal-Mart man is running rampant! The other day I was at Wal-Mart, trying to find an incredibly random placed item, raisins, (for homemade granola of course, oh and it's in the baking section in case you don't want to wander around Wal-Mart for thirty minutes like a lost little kid snot running down your noes hair disheveled and shoes untied). Anways, back to looking for the raisins. I innocently had my cart pulled to the side like every genuine American citizen should do for others when OUT OF NOWHERE Mr. Stompy Stomp comes galumfing down the aisle and shoves my cart out of the way with a little "Ughhheh". The eh at the end is more like a finishing breath to the ughhh but never the less I heard it. My cart went soaring through the air, spilling my delicious crunchy raising bran and strawberry yogurt and I fell to my knees crying "Why Mr Stompy Stomp? Why?" Okay so the second part didn't happen but he really did make my cart go flying. I feel violated, trespassed against, the ridiculousness of this mans shove. And so to put this behind me I have written a poem to constructively work through my dissaray.
There once was a man named Mr. Stompy Stomp
Instead of walking normal he went ker-PLOMP
I don't feel like rhyming  because you made mad!!!