I picked up this African indigo fabric from the flea market with the intention of sewing it into a kimono/jacket. We had a cooler day last week, so I grabbed it to use as a shawl/scarf. I love the feel of the fabric, so I’m definitely going to pick up a few more pieces at the flea market next month. They would make great pillows or combine a few pieces to make a one-of-a-kind quilt. The wheels are churning with ideas of things to do with this fabric. I will report back with what I end up turning this one into.
My go-to shoes are typically clogs and I love these kilt-esque clogs Maguba sent over. On the Maguba site, you can mix and match your clog base with the different styles and colors on top (they even have different colors for clog bases). I picked the Chicago style with the natural high wooden base, and the black top. If you’re wooden shoe obsessed too, I highly you suggest checking their clogs out. I’m pretty sure you’ll love all the options too.
Muumuu dresses are definitely not the most flattering, but they are the most comfortable. To make it feel a little less frumpy, I like to wear it with funky shoes. Ben surprised me with these Rachel Comey clogs a month or so ago. I was eyeing them during the winter clearance sale at Kickpleat, but I couldn’t get myself to spend the money and put it in my shopping cart. He’s such a sneaky guy and pays attention to when I talk about things I like. I was about to get in bed one evening to relax, and I saw this cute note wrapped around the shoe box.
I’ve got a soft spot for baskets, but you probably already know that. This oval basket was from French Baskets and it is so awesome (this is the larger one from the one here). It holds so much stuff, which works great when you have 4 little ones that like to throw all their junk in your purse.
I love jumpsuits because it’s easy to put on and go. I scored this vintage jumpsuit from Ms. Tips and they have Ace & Jig vibes. They seem to be some sort of linen blend, so they wrinkle easy, but they are so comfortable. Looking at these photos, maybe I will add a funky necklace with it next time. I love it when something vintage looks totally modern. You’d never know this one was made a couple decades ago.
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?
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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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.