Monday, February 27, 2012

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

Lately I have read plenty of blogs and seen picture posts of amazing thrift store finds. I used to always go to the thrift stores and get random things to reconstruct when I was little, but now I just don't have the patience. I am going to make it my goal to go to the thrift store that is right behind me and search for a couple of awesome finds and then jazz them up to create my own stylish thrifty treasure. I know that it probably is not a good idea to go in looking for specific items but I just can't help myself! I know that I want to look for a denim button up, "mom jeans" to make in to shorts, a funky purse to stud up, and a vintage piece. Now to find the time to go...

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Where did it Come From and Why is it Back: High-Waisted Pants

I think it is safe to say that most of us think of the eighties when we think of high-waist pants. Surprisingly, this trend dates all the way back to the 1940’s.

1940’s: Before this time era women did not wear pants, only skirts were accepted. Because of the war, women were needed in the workforce and wearing tight skirts, although they were cute and fashionable, were not safe or practical for factory work.

1950’s: At this time pants were socially acceptable for women’s everyday wear. The pants became slightly more fashionable, shortened their length to make Capri pants, or “Clam Diggers” as my grandmother calls them. As far as shorts go, the high waist was seen in bathing suits and Pinup Girls.

1980’s: The first thing that pops in to my head when I think of high-waisted jeans is Kelly Kapowski from “Saved by the Bell”. Her thin, yet healthy, figure made the jeans look stylish, a little modest, yet sexy.

Today: Now they are back. How do we feel about it? It seems as if it is a hit or miss for people. Some love the trend and can pull it off with confidence. On the other hand, others seem to feel awkward in them and think that they are unflattering. Personally I have yet to build up the confidence to try them; my cousin wears them with confidence and looks amazing in them. What do you think? Here to stay or push it away?

Friday, February 10, 2012


I know this is late but I still really like the dress. Last summer the Dallas Mavericks won the 2011 Championship. Free tshirts were being given away but all that was available was an XL. I decided to make a spirit dress to wear to a watching party that I attended. I hope to make a spirit dress for my school soon.

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It has been awhile...

My life has gotten a little crazy and I continue to fill my late a little too high. Even though I feel stressed frequently, I have to have a crazy life to keep me going.
As far as sewing and crafts go, this pretty cool kid got me a dress form for Christmas. I have always wanted one and now I actually feel like I may have at least somewhat of a future in fashion. That has been one of the best presents I have ever received. Now if only I had more time to use it. :(
I have started dancing again and I have a new dance family that I love. Even though I have said that I will not dance anymore I can't seem to stop. I think I have finally found the styles that I love and that I am strongest in.