Posts Tagged ‘ upcycle ’

Run it Back

August 23, 2012
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Run it Back

As a blogger who embraces thrifting and refashioning, while trying to reduce consumption and increase creativity, I have no qualms about wearing something a gazillion times if I like it.  As I got dressed this morning, this skirt was calling out to me.  Originally created for #3 of the Ode Series which was devoted to the...

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Black and Tan

August 15, 2012
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Black and Tan

Here’s a quick one, y’all.  As I ran out to the studio today, I grabbed my upcycled skirt and a top that I made over the weekend. I’m madly in love with my new bracelet made from a recycled sign (it says emergency).  When I went to the dentist last week, I stumbled on...

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The Holy Grail

August 13, 2012
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The Holy Grail

The other morning I had a gift dropped in my lap.  I was supposed to do a voiceover session but it was changed to another day.  Suddenly I had time.  I decided to search for an elusive product that’s been haunting me: an elixir that makes you look glowy, sunkissed, relaxed, and downright NATURALLY...

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When in Rome

April 27, 2012
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When in Rome

This past week we attended a private cocktail party, sponsored by Gucci and GQ Magazine, at the Gucci store in Phipps Plaza, highlighting the Spring/Summer Men’s Suiting Collection.  The event was beautifully done, and the clothing exquisite.  I knew right away that I wanted to wear something a little more sophisticated than I normally...

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The Week at a Glance

April 19, 2012
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The Week at a Glance

  You can tell I’ve been busy because I’m in my default maxis.  In addition to working on a few audio books, I’ve been cleaning out my closet, finally getting some clarity concerning what I should keep available and what needs to be packed away for now.  I’ve rearranged my bags and hats, put...

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A Cardinal Rule

March 18, 2012
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A Cardinal Rule

Okay, so I broke a cardinal rule.  Many of you know this rule: never get rid of your “fat” jeans.  As we head into Spring, and I’m packing for a trip, I’m reminded that a year ago I weighed about 15 lbs less.  This weight gain is not unexpected.  I like to eat; my...

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The Ode Series, #1

March 14, 2012
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The Ode Series, #1

Because I’ve been inspired over the last few years by some exceptional personal style bloggers, I’ve decided to create a series of posts, The Ode Series, with outfits directly inspired by some of my style icons.  On the surface, my icons provide me with fresh ideas on how to utilize my existing wardrobe; I...

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Code Red

March 11, 2012
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Code Red

Historically I’ve worn mostly black.  It’s easy; everything goes together, my weight can fluctuate and it doesn’t matter, it’s easy on my cleaning bills etc. You know, all the usual reasons.  I’m guessing, though, that my friends and family get tired of seeing me in all black and quiet as it’s kept, so do...

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Separation Anxiety

March 7, 2012
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Separation Anxiety

I’ve spent the last two days in a frenzy, trying to put together my upcycled pieces and their write-ups for submission to Altered Couture Magazine, Fall/Winter issue.  The deadline is next week and I really don’t want to pay for overnight shipping, hence the rush. My problem is that I can’t bear to part...

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Out to Lunch

March 5, 2012
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Out to Lunch

A friend of ours is leaving town today to go out on the road with Usher.  We met in town for lunch, and it was cold enough for me to be able to wear my upcycled jacket, boots, and thrifted pencil skirt.  Joey was kind enough to snap a few pictures as we headed...

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Mountain View

March 1, 2012
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Mountain View

A few weeks ago we managed to get away to the mountains.  It was a beautiful day, perfect temperature as far as I was concerned (I like it cool), and a much needed break.  As I finish up a rather frenetic week, I’m choosing to post these pictures as a reminder to myself that...

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Red Carpet Ready

February 27, 2012
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Red Carpet Ready

Occasionally I have the opportunity to walk the red carpet with Joey.  It’s generally fun, assuming I have something to wear that I like.  Consequently, I try to have options available and I try to wear something I’ve made.  I recently wore this upcycled skirt for the first time when Joey performed at a...

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Playing Miss Lady

February 12, 2012
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Playing Miss Lady

I have the best in-laws in the world.  Not only do they love me (and I them), they are exemplars for all of us, practicing what they preach with so much love and integrity, it’s humbling.  In addition, they have a sense of humor! When Ma tells a story, you want to put everything...

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Three in One

February 7, 2012
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Three in One

Here’s a quick look at some of the outfits I threw together this past week. Picture 1: Thrifted cardigan, Missoni for Target tunic worn inside out (I like the pattern better that way), boots from outlet sale, thrifted bracelets, earrings by Lynx. Picture 2: Maxi dress $5 at outlet sale, Target cardigan, consignment store...

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A Sneak Preview

February 2, 2012
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A Sneak Preview

The past few days have been crazy and I’m still figuring out the photo part of blogging. Which is to say, I don’t have any great outfit shots from the last few days.  Consequently, I thought I’d share  a few of my pieces that will be featured in the S/S issue of Altered Couture magazine....

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Expect the Unexpected

January 30, 2012
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Expect the Unexpected

I never anticipated spending the last four days obsessed with raccoons.  I never anticipated finding out that one had taken up residence in our attic.  I have since learned a lot about humane traps, how far you have to go before releasing raccoons so they won’t come back “home” (about 30 miles or so),...

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Outfit Post Day 1

January 26, 2012
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Outfit Post Day 1

I managed to get a few shots this morning as I was heading out.  I’ve decided to make an effort to wear at least one thing I’ve made every day.  Today it’s two things.  The first is the long fishtail top.  It started out as a cardigan sweater with long panels in the front....

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