I fell in love with Hayley of Mouse House Creations' Ladies Caroline Dress when I saw her post teasers and then post her own version on her blog... but I was afraid. Afraid that the fitted bodice wouldn't be flattering on me, afraid that the length of the bodice would hit me at the wrong point and make me look even heavier, afraid that the full skirt would make me look like I was smuggling a 10 ton elephant through customs. And then I got an e-mail from my amazing friend Nell over at Windham Fabrics asking if I had time to whip something up to photograph in their new GOTS certified Organic Cotton Line. The fabric line, Petit Fleurs, is gorgeous. A combination of wild and tame florals and colors that fit this year's trends head on.Read More
What outfit is complete without a great bag? I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for massively huge diaper bags in my life, and am dreaming of the day that I can carry some fun purses on a daily basis. For now I'll settle for a cute Coraline Clutch for date night.
The Coraline Clutch is a newer release from our friends and affiliate sponsors Swoon. It has multiple size options, a zipper closure to keep all your goodies tucked away tight, and an optional wristlet strap.Read More
Back to today's pattern - the new Natasha Dress & Tunic. With a variety of lengths and the ability to style this in different ways with or without a belt or sash, this is quite a fun number to add to your closet. This style is one trend for Spring and Fall 2014 and can be styled to bridge from Bohemian to Elegant and works perfectly for us everyday moms as well!Read More
I'm continuing my trend of pushing my comfort zone and trying new things. Today I am going to show you the Date Night Dress by April Rhodes. I was first made aware of April Rhodes's patterns in the blogging world when she released her Staple Dress. It was one of those patterns that looked good on everyone I saw in it. So, as I organized this series, I'll be honest - I asked for the Staple Dress. Can I just say that I am sooooooooooo happy April asked if I would review her newer Date Night Dress instead!!!Read More
Ok - today Kara has outdone herself! She is reviewing the Yoga Pants by Jocole, but made everything she needed for a day at the studio - including the Racer Back Tank from Jocole's Mix n' Match Series and a very cool yoga mat bag - a Free Pattern by Amy Butler!
But lets take a look at these pants - and if you aren't jealous of Kara's awesome comfy, perfectly fitting work out pants, you will be of her yoga moves - WOW!!!! Take it away....Read More
Ok ladies - we already know I am a curvy gal... if there is one thing I LOATH shopping for more than any other, it is a good fitting pair of pants. I have always had wide hips and a bit of 'junk in the trunk', but add the post baby belly and a once difficult task has now become nearly impossible. And don't even get me started about the rise of pants... why are my only options super low rise and grany panty high rise??? - Read on to find out about the Thurlow Trousers!Read More
Today we are taking a look at the Melanie Tunic/Dress by Modkid Patterns. This is a comfortable knit pattern that allows you to mix and match two fun fabrics (or more if you want to get wild and crazy!) into an top or dress that is easy to wear and chase kids in. With a size range of XS to XXL and variations on length and sleeve length this is quite a versatile pattern.Read More
The Julia Cardigan by Mouse House creations is a great layering piece to add to your wardrobe... perfect for adding to your winter wardrobe, to throw on over a tank in spring, or to bring to the beach this summer. A great knit basic that you should add to your wardrobe today!Read More