This time of the year seems dreary and long, especially if you live in a place like Wisconsin. I’m waiting on springtime, sunshine, and birds singing for sure. In the meantime, I figure, I might as well add a little color to our whiteout winter conditions with my wardrobe. To add a little cheer and color to my days, I have been adding some bright colorful pieces of clothing to my outfits in hopes of beating the winter blues. It has been working, so far, and the outfits are much more vibrant and fun to wear. I have been enjoying adding some bright colors to my otherwise dull winter wardrobe. The fact that I went much darker with my hair has, for some reason, made me fell like I can pull it off a little easier. Hot pink tops, bright green skinnies, and a fabulously colored red pea coat have really brightened up my last couple of weeks!
Ok…if you were a what I wore Wednesday fan, I have finally got something for you. I literally am going to wear my heart on my sleeve and also tell you that… there is something about Wisconsin winters makes a lady not want to take pictures of herself on a daily basis. I miss my sun kissed skin, and healthy fit self from summer work and play. The most likely reason why you haven’t seen these posts in a while! But, I guess I need to be honest with myself and with you that we all feel that way from time to time. Here are 3 fun outfits for ya and a simple DIY that turns a plain sweatshirt into an adorable addition to your wardrobe in minutes, just by adding some hearts to your sleeves!
Ever catch your child running around in a way too tight shirt that you know they dug out of the “too small” bin in the basement? They promptly tell you that the shirt fits just fine even though their belly is sticking out, and they can bearly fit their arms into the sleeves. You know those favorite shirts that they just can’t seem to get enough of! Here is a way that I have discovered to make those favorite shirts last just a little bit longer. Instead of packing them away or donating the kid’s favorite outgrown clothes I love to make them into little pillows that they can use for play. They are perfect for dolly cribs or for their favorite stuffed animals to use in their beds. They get to see their favorite shirt everyday and play with it too.
Here is a fun little craft to make your little girl’s holiday extra special! What little lady wouldn’t love a comfy little red dress with a sparkly Santa adorning the front? This comfortable pillowcase style dress was fashioned from an unworn t-shirt in just a few simple steps. The small amount of time that it took me to make this was well worth the effort because my little lady wants to wear it every day! Skip the store bought kids clothes and hit the clearanced out holiday shirts so you can refashion them yourself! Easy, inexpensive, and super cute too. A comfy, fun little dress for any holiday party.
Happy Wednesday! This addition of What I wore Wednesday includes 2 easy outfits as well as an awesomely easy DIY ruffled scarf tutorial. A quick and easy project that leaves you with a fun and feminine scarf for you or anybody on your gift giving list this winter. Don’t worry if you don’t sew… all you need to make this great scarf is some fabric (or an old t-shirt) and a pair of scissors. Anybody can make these and I suggest you make a few in several different colors, because you are going to love them.
The week of Thanksgiving was filled with lots of great food, family, and traditions. We had two straight days of all of those things with both sides of the family and I enjoyed every second of it. I also found myself dressed in comfortable and yes, stretchy, fabrics to accommodate the extra healthy portions of comfort food that I ate last week! The color pallet of black and gray made a lot of appearances last week, probably in hopes of disguising the two day long binge that occurred. Lets just say, that it worked out just fine, because I was perfectly happy, comfortable, and did not go hungry for one second last week.
After editing my pictures for the week I noticed that I had a very neutral week. I wore mostly browns, blacks, tans, and gray. While it is kind of uncharacteristic of me, I liked all of the outfits for the week, and still got in a few pops of color here and there. Normal I love a lot of bright colors and fun textures mixed in with my neutrals, but sometimes less is more. I came up with three really simple and budget friendly outfits that have pieces that I wear again and again! One of the pops of color was from a simple jersey scarf that is ruffled, fun, and requires no sewing at all.
In an effort to redeem myself from last week, I worked very hard to come up with four outfits instead of my usual three. I also wanted to do my best to make them super thrifty too. With the combination of clearance and sale price items along with thrifted and garage sale finds, I was able to do just that. Getting dressed is more fun with great budget friendly finds that you love. A striped scarf, fun plaid shirts, a refashioned vest and a great pair of boots for less than a dollar. Here are four cool weather friendly looks that any mom can achieve on a major budget.
Oh dear, I cannot believe that it is Wednesday already. I give myself a big old F for effort this week in the What I Wore department. I have all of one outfit to share with you…which means I have had a busy week. With our household going on week three of illnesses I feel like I am back in my baby raising days, and you guessed it – my yoga pants have been getting a workout, and not the way they are meant to. I usually take and edit photos throughout the week as I wear things, but this week there was not a stitch of time for any of it.
We have had a busy week with all of the Halloween festivities in full swing. I have found myself almost constantly in skinny jeans with boots and flowing tops now that the weather has gotten a little colder. For me, the combination is perfect for my day to day tasks and for hauling the kids to and fro. I’m loving the cozy scarves boots, and layers. It has become my go to quick option in the mornings, which is a huge step up from my old yoga pants and over sized sweatshirts a few months ago.