Sightful Sunday: It’s So Easy Being Green

Did everyone survive St. Patrick’s Day yesterday?  I certainly hope so!  B and I went to a hockey game with his parents and did a whole lot of lounging before that.  I know, it sounds so very appropriate for the holiday.  Oh well.

I love St. Patrick’s Day, though, because of the green.  I love the color green, and I wish people would try wearing it a lot more.  Who wouldn’t want to get into some of these looks?

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Maybe it’s easier being green than we thought!  Look out Kermit, here we come!

Have a wonderful week!

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Lovey Love Love in a Dress

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovely readers!  Even if you’re single, this is a great day to (A) score some chocolate, (B) show your friends some love, and (C) fall in love with girly accessories and clothing in sparkles and ruffles!  Is there anything more romantic than soft colors, tulle, and glitter?  While we can’t all wear such fluffy clothing on a day-to-day basis (okay, or ever…), it’s nice to play in the world of girly fantasy, no?

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Oh, and B?  You can take me on a date that needs one of these dresses ANYTIME.

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovelies!  Lots of love and chocolate! ❤

Quilted Comfort

If you remember my post on how I made a scarf my dad made that was too short into an infinity scarf, you’ll remember how I went on about how crafty my family is.  One of my new co-workers at school told me that when he moved to Maine this past year, he had never met so many people who could be creative and make things with their hands.  Apparently, according to him, it’s more of a buying culture in New York and San Diego (his frame of reference).  I had no idea people didn’t make stuff all over the world.  Sure, there are pockets of really crafty people and I tend to follow their blogs, but are there really whole states that don’t seem to be creative?  Someone please prove my co-worker wrong!

Anywho, as another piece of proof about how creative my family is, I want to show you my newest bag that I am more than proud to rock.  Over Christmas, we made our traditional trip to my grandmother’s house (yes, I did go over the river and through the woods).  My grandmother is one heck of a creative woman.  She crochets and quilts like a pro, and she has made more flannel quilts that would put L.L. Bean’s bedspreads to shame than I can count.  For our wedding gift, she gave B and I  the first quilt she ever made because it was a quilt made with the scraps of clothing she made me when I was a baby.  I still tear up with how sweet it is. 

This Christmas, she decided to try something different with her quilting skills.  I was pumped to find that she had made me, my sister, and two of my cousins these beautiful bags: How adorable is that?  She made mine with inside pockets to pretend to keep my things somewhat organized.  There is a lot of space, and it’s so soft!  Now, I don’t really care if this is mainstream or not.  My grandmother made it for me with love, and that’s all there is to it!  However, the more I looked at the bag, the more I realized that the patchwork quilting almost mimics the color-schemed patterns that Coach has been putting out in their bags!

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While it’s certainly not the same thing, I don’t care.  My bag is way better than Coach.  Anything with a “Made with Love” label on it is priceless.

What items do you have that mimic current looks but mean way more to you?

Resolutionary Ideas for 2012

Everyone’s doing it.  You know you are too.  It’s resolution season, people, and when that ball drops to ring in 2012, millions of people will turn to those around them (even the ones who are asleep) and evaluate every little piece of life that didn’t suit them in the past year.  Oh, I need to lose X number of pounds!  Oh, my car needs to be better organized!  And oh!  I will finally get that chocolate addiction under control!

Oh.  Sorry.  You didn’t want to hear mine?  Sorry.  Go back to sleep.

In terms of fashion, I have a few clothing resolutions.  Want to hear them?  Sure you do!  Now that you’re awake, I’ll share…

1.  Don’t spend more than $10 a month on clothes (with the exception of the month when Bestie Alana comes to visit and we go thrifting together.  Then I’m not responsible for $10 a month.)

2.  Go through all of my clothes and focus in on what looks good, what fits, and what I will continue to wear.  None of that “Oh, I might need it some day” business.  Either I will wear it or I won’t.

2b. (or not 2b… ha ha ha!  Oh come on, I teach English!)  If I won’t wear it, I will give it to a friend who will, give it to a swap meet, or give it to Goodwill.

3.  Love the clothes I wear and rock them.  2012 is not the year to look ho-hum.  Not with the world ending and all.  Shouldn’t we all want to look fabulous?

4.  Become better at matching clothing with makeup.  I should probably learn to be better at makeup while I’m at it…

What are your new year’s resolutions?  Happy new year!  Enjoy your night and have a great 2012!