The Heart of the Dress

The Heart of the Dress

I always try really hard to stick to my list when I go shopping. Sometimes something just calls my name though and I have to get it. I was at Walmart a few weeks ago and walked by the fabric section. Probably my first mistake. But, on the end cap was this beautiful knit fabric for only $2 a yard. I freaked out a little on the inside! It took me forever to find someone to cut it because it was really early in the morning, but I was determined to get some of that fabric.

The Heart of the Dress

I bought 3 yards so I would have enough to make a dress out of it. This is what became of that fabric. I just used a maxi dress I had as a pattern and went to town. It’s sleeveless but still a little chilly, so I had to wear a sweater with it (from Anthropologie a few years ago).

The Heart of the Dress

I also made a ton of these crocheted heart pins for friends and the teachers at my daughter’s school. I used this pattern size medium. Very easy to whip those up.

The Heart of the Dress

The best part is I had enough fabric leftover to make miss E some pants and another pair to eventually go up in my shop. (It’s a new goal of mine to start sewing up some things to sell soon.) I wore this dress on Valentine’s Day and last night for a date night with my hubby. It’s so comfy and I’m so happy with it. It will get a lot of wear in the summer. Have you made yourself anything lately?
-Jess

Polka Dots and Hearts

Polka Dots and Hearts (outfit post)

It’s been a good full and busy week over here. I am super excited that the weekend is upon us and that my hubby doesn’t have duty! That means we get a whole full day (or two) with him this weekend. He works so hard for us and I love getting to spend time with him when he gets to have some breaks.

Polka Dots and Hearts (outfit post)

We plan on having some fun outings and I hope to wear some cute comfy outfits, starting with this one today! It’s the Dotted Lucille Chambray Dress and was c/o Tailor and Stylist. I’m having such fun working with them! I have enjoyed watching other online clothing companies get started and become successful and am very excited to see that happening for them as well. I’m also very excited to share code happytogether10 for you to get 10% off at Tailor and Stylist!

Polka Dots and Hearts (outfit post)

And, since I’ve got Valentines on the brain, I paired the dress with aqua tights (from Target) and some red flats that I thrifted a while back. I added a pair of heart hair clips turned shoe clips on them. The hair clips were also from Target.

Polka Dots and Hearts (outfit post)

I’m off to edit some pics from an adorable one year old session I did yesterday and cut out a dress from some gorgeous knit fabric I found today. Can’t wait to share! And next I’ll be back with a diy heart necklace that is miss J approved.
-Jess

Polka Dots and Hearts (outfit post)

The Blue Blazer

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Blazer: c/o Tailor and Stylist, Shirt: Forever 21, Boots: Nine West, Necklace: Vintage

I love comfy clothes. Even before being a mom and chasing the littles around, I always preferred comfortable over anything when it came to clothes. So when I got this blazer c/o Tailor & Stylist, it fit the bill perfectly.

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It’s made from a knit like fabric and fits so well. One thing I really like about the T&S site is that with each piece of clothing they give suggestions on how to wear it. I’m not some big fashionista or anything, so that really helps give a better mental picture of how you can style it. They have some beautiful clothing on their site and I recommend you checking it all out. They were wonderful to work with!

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I’m hoping to do more outfit posts this year as part of a “new year resolution” for the blog.

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Speaking of resolutions, I also stepped outside of my comfort zone today and cut myself some bangs!!!!! I had been wanting to try them out for a long time, but finally did it today.

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I just found some tutorials on how to cut Zooey bangs and went for it. It’s a nice little change and made me feel good. It’s a good beginning to a new year :)
-Jess