Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Flea Market Finds

Thursdays are the big day at one of the local markets. I always work a long day, so when an opportunity presents itself to get a Thursday off...I leap at the chance! This sterling pendant was the buy of the day! The seller had it marked super cheap and it is a fabulous piece! The same seller had these beauties! The amber one is a button that Donna spotted! And the other I thought would be pretty with a shawl. Fabulous day at the market with my lovely friend Donna . It was chilly but we had a blast, and met some great characters~ part of the fun at the market is the people you meet! Some great vintage fabric, now that I am sewing I keep an eye out for it! This great vintage toast holder that is now a home for all my loose desk papers. Just wanted to share some of the fab finds.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Flea Market Finds

Just a quick post today to share a flea market find. I found this dress on an early morning trip to the market. I had originally spotted it for fabric. It sat in a bag for about 6 months until I took it to be dry cleaned. When I brought it home I really looked at it...And discovered it was in much better shape than I thought, and it appeared to be closer to my size than I would have guessed. Actually it needs to be taken in. I also need to replace the buttons and repair the smallest tear by one of the button holes. But I love it! I think it looks fab with my capelet that I wore alot last spring too! Another successful flea market find, that cost me about $10.00.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Cowl Loving

I'm a huge fan personally of the cowl. Big, chunky, way easier sometimes than wrapping a scarf. I wear mine on most days(confession..I have several ). So I wanted to show some ways you can wear a cowl right through the spring. It really is a versatile piece of my wardrobe. The Super Snuggly Chunky knit cowl can be worn as a scarf over a cute spring coat for chilly mornings or evenings. Once you are at your destination it makes the perfect little capelet for chilly offices or restaurants. Adds just a bit of whimsy to your outfit and gives you the warmth of a Happiknits hug!
Outfit details:
Dress: thrifted
Coat: Anthropologie (sale rack!)
Necklace: the lovely Donna sutor
Cowl: Happiknits

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Month of Love Cowl Giveaway

I apologize for my extended absence. Life took over and demanded attention. The Etsy shop did Fabulous over the holidays and I want to extend a *huge* thank you to all of my wonderful customers. It truly means the world to me that you are all wearing something I made! So, a couple of things to start off the new year. I want to do a Cowl giveaway and introduce you to a fellow blogger who I met through Etsy.

Ariana is the author of Fatalefashion She approached me on Etsy, I checked out her blog and I love it! It's in the same vein as the month Marie Claire column dealing with being a bigger girl in a skinny world. I can totally RELATE! I love to dress fabulous (as does Ariana) and I hate it when I can't find something in my size. Trust me, I am not sitting on the couch eating bonbons(hey, it sounds like fun) but, I was blessed with the "famine" gene. I am serious here. Out of the mouth of my endocrinologist, someone in my family survived a famine. So all I need to survive is the smallest amount of food or possibly, none at ALL. Hahaha...are you laughing with me? So anyway, I love my body, and I like to look fabulous and fashionable ALWAYS! So please, stop over and check out Ariana, she looks fabulous and fashionable!(And she will be modeling one of Happiknits Super Snuggly knit cowls!)

Next up....Cowl giveaway. As a kiss and makeup for being absent, I want to giveaway this fabulous cowl. Easy peasey to win. Just leave me a comment for the first entry. Check out Ariana's blog for an additional entry. Give me a follow on twitter , facebook , and/or my blog for additional entries. Just leave a comment for each and good luck! **Drawing for winner will be done on 2/14/12**

Congrats to Lori who won this lovley Happiknits cowl!