Monday, April 27, 2009

Crafty Inspiration

My good friend Maria came over yesterday so we could have a crafty day together. We used to scrapbook together, but she recently started selling handmade pursehooks, so she worked on that while I scrapbooked. All day long I kept looking over at her and oohing and ahhing over what she was doing. She uses vintage jewelry to make her gorgeous hooks, so every once in a while I would say "You HAVE to wear that necklace before you take it apart" or "Pleeeeeeease let me wear that before you use it." Well finally I wore her down (nah, she just a great friend) and she agreed to let me snag 5-6 brooches to wear as long as I return them before she gets crafty again next weekend. So it's going to be a brooch intensive week for me!

Oh if you are interested in seeing her purse hooks, she has an Etsy shop. She should be adding more hooks soon, since I know she spent all weekend making new ones.

What I Wore While Battling a Downpour:


  • cream/black embroidered mesh skirt (Lane Bryant)
  • cream satin tank with attached black cardigan (Lane Bryant)
  • black leather studded belt (thrifted, new stock @ Goodwill)
  • cameo screwback earrings (vintage, antique store in Austin)
  • camel bead multistrand necklace, modified with leather by me (Lane Bryant?)
  • goldtone "medal" brooch w/ black beads (borrowed from Maria)
  • black leather boots (Cloudwalkers)
  • black crocodile leather clutch (thrifted, Goodwill)

I decided to go for a little "leather and lace" combo today by balancing the sweetness of the skirt and shirt with the toughness of the leather boots, belt, and modified necklace. I'm quite happy with the result.

What I Ate After Refusing to Go to the Grocery Store:


  • 2 oz whole wheat pasta
  • 3 oz longhorn meatballs
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • side salad
  • 1 glass merlot

What I Did Not Do For Exercise:

Unfortunately I don't have any cute pics of Erin and I at hula hoop class tonight. The class was cancelled, but she and I made plans to go next Monday instead. So stay tuned for what I am sure will be a lot of fun.

Total for the Day:

I'm not sure, b/c I ate a couple small cookies at work today, but I'm pretty sure I'm under 1800 for the day, which is where I am supposed to be.

15 comments:

Stacy said...

You Look Amazing!! I love - no LURV this outfit on you!!! The boots and the jewelery - ROCK!

Honeybunches of Roses said...

the belt is awesome! so is the skirt.

Fashion Therapist said...

Awe thanks for the sweet comment!!! BTW congrats on the 10lbs - great news!

Jane said...

Thanks for stopping my blog. I have enjoyed catching up with your posts ( I think it should be filed under "What I Did While I was Supposed To Be Working!")

Lydia said...

I'm a HUGE fan of black and white!

Well done! :)

Christina Lee said...

first- I LOVE purse hooks and just bought one (how cool she makes them) second, that outfit is FAB!!!Third, I am refusing to go to the grocery store right now ;)

Work With What You've Got said...

Oh I think you should "lose" that brooch before you give it back! It's fabulous!~

I was so sad hooping was cancled. :(

Charlotte Sometimes said...

The brooch is fab and you look great today. I especially like the skirt, I thought it was a dress though until I read the list.

Tina said...

Thanks everyone!

Jane - you made me laugh out load AT WORK! double ha!

Christina Lee - good for you!

Erin - I would love to steal this brooch, but Maria keeps threatening me, so I'm too scared. And I'm sad about hula hooping too. Next Monday!

Betherann said...

Hula hooping! That sounds like fun! I'm sorry it was cancelled -- I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

Tina said...

Betherann - there is sure to be a post about it next Monday! Stay tuned...

Sher said...

I have a soft spot for Cameos. Love em!

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drollgirl said...

fantastic outfit!!!!

Rachael said...

You look HOT.

chic said...

I just discovered you blog and love your fashion sense! You also seem to have the most unique and wonderful pieces of jewelry!

Also, great job on the weight loss and congrats on the healthy eating! S.