overalls

I feel like a big Brave (she wore overalls last week), but since I came before her, she’s actually a tiny Ruby (we’re twinning here). Told you I’d wear her outfit. Funny thing is these are the same overalls I wore for my senior portraits. They were more wide-legged, but I just altered it to taper in a bit more. I’m so thankful for my sewing skills; they really help breathe new life into old clothes.

Would you wear overalls or are those days gone for you?

on me: stripe tee, everlane. overalls, gap (same exact pair I wore in high school, similar here). clogs, lotta from stockholm. basket, wolf & badger.

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painted bandanas

Painted Bandanas
or call it a neck scarf, headband, or bib

Supplies:
21″ x 21″ piece of cotton fabric
Fabric paint
Acrylic paint
Fabric medium (mix with acrylic paint for permanence and washability)
Scissors
Paintbrush
Plate

Directions:
1. Use fabric paint (or mix acrylic paint with fabric medium to create your own fabric paint) and paint your designs on the fabric.
2. Allow to dry completely.
3. Iron to heat set.

True’s been into wearing bandanas around her neck lately, or a handkerchief as a bracelet (see here), so we thought we would make our own. I like the raw edge, so we just cut up some cotton fabric into 21″ squares and went to painting them together. I’m not sure if it’s really a bandana, headband, or neck bib-type thing, but the great thing is that it can be all of those things. My big girls have loved throwing it on when they want to do a little accessorizing. And on Saturdays, True wears it as a head cover when we go outside to do gardening (that’s how Ben wears his). We left the edges raw because we like it that way, but you can certainly sew it if you want a cleaner finish.

My girls are all really into denim right now, probably because they see me wearing denim a lot these days. We’ve sewn a few denim dresses from large thrift store ones, and I want to sew them some tops and bellbottoms. If you aren’t into sewing, but looking for some cute denim wear, Old Navy carries some really great things right now. There are so many styles in the kids section that I would totally wear (like these overalls).

on true: denim dress (sold out, similar here), c/o old navy. neck scarf, handmade. on brave: flutter top & overalls, c/0 old navy. bandana, stolen from Ben (similar here). on soul: pattern shirt & jeans, c/o old navy. bandana, handmade. on glow: tee, c/o old navy. overalls & socks, gap.

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fringe poncho

fringe coat fringe coat fringe coat fringe coat Is it a poncho or is it a coat? I’m not really sure. I’m gonna say it’s a poncho. I got this eons ago from Salvage Life and I still love it so much. Cream was my go-to color for so long; I used to stock pile on vintage cream sweaters, coats, and shawls. I gave away most of my sweaters and coats, but I’ve kept all my vintage shawls. I’m totally grandma status with them, and I don’t mind that one bit.

on me: top, vintage (vintage here, new there). jeans, vintage from fairseason (vintage here, new there). poncho, vintage from salvage life (vintage here, new there). clogs, lotta from stockholm.

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valentine’s day poster

We decided to make Ben a poster for Valentine’s Day. Our mothers loved the Mother’s Day poster we sent, so I thought one for Ben would be a nice surprise for him. We plan to either sneak in his office at work and have it up on Friday or have it covering his car windshield (with lots of balloons too!). He’s a little behind in reading my blog, so I’m pretty sure he won’t see this before then.

My sister took our pictures (as we pretended to blow kisses into the air), and I turned that into a black and white photo (and added our poem). I took it to a local copy shop to get an engineering print made. We used a paint marker and the girls excitedly drew their own hearts on the poster. If you’re still stuck on a gift for your honey, this one was quick to do, and the heart drawn hearts make it especially sweet.

I like seeing people draw hearts. There are so many different types. Brave’s tends to be rounded, and True’s are more V-shaped. Soul’s ends up with sharper edges, and Glow’s was kind of wacky (we had to help her out a little). I draw mine very similar to True’s.

I love these pictures and how loving they are with each other. Sure, they fight too, but they are definitely the best of friends. I hope it always stays that way. Soul is my little fashionista. She’s very specific about how she likes her outfit and hair. Lately, it’s been denim jacket with everything. If you’ve been following here awhile, you know she’s gone through many different phases. True and Brave try to dress similar to me, especially True. If I’m wearing something long, she’ll look for something long to wear too. We’ve been sewing them some outfits that are similar to mine, so we will share those with you soon!

on me: dress, thrifted. shoes, rachel comey. on true: maxi dress, biker boots c/o old navy. on brave: striped dress, c/o old navy. dr. martens, shoes.com. pom pom clip, handmade (see here). on soul: jersey dress & denim jacket, c/o old navy. leopard sneakers, gap kids. on glow: knit dress & socks, c/o old navy. superga kids, zappos.

This post is in partnership with Old Navy. Thank you for the support you give this space and the brands I partner with! 

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loose denim dress

I got some sewing in recently and I made myself a denim dress. It seems that denim dresses are my thing; they’re my favorite types of dresses (see here and here). I’ve made this one in the past, but I wanted something looser, a little more tent like. I know it’s shapeless, but I do love shapeless dresses. They aren’t the most flattering, however, they are the most comfortable.

I really liked this dress I had stumbled upon on Pinterest, so armed with some denim fabric, I set to bring the dress to fruition. After being holed up in my craft room for a couple hours, I reemerged with a completed dress. Of course, the first person I always show is Ben, and the my big girls were requesting I make them one like this. I guess I need to go get more denim fabric to make them one too!

on me: dress, handmade (similar here). shoes, rachel comey (purchased on eBay, find it on sale here). bag, handmade (see here).


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espadrilles in the winter

Espadrilles in the winter is totally doable here. In fact, you go to the grocery store and many people are still wearing their flip flops or sandals! At the same time, people are wearing puffy jackets to go grocery shopping too.

My favorite part of an outfit are always the shoes, but my daily outfits don’t revolve around which shoe I want to wear. I wear what I feel like, and then pick a shoe that goes with that. Lately, it’s been a whole lot of jeans wearing (this specifically), but dresses have been back in the rotation since we’ve had a few warmer days. What’s your favorite part of an outfit?

on me: top, madewell (similar here). dress, thrifted (vintage here, new there). bag, vintage (vintage here, new there). espadrilles, castaner (another similar one here).
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