Monday, November 29

BUT A BUtTon...

I've saved just about every button 
that has EVeR crossed my path
 (as well as searched flea markets and collect antique ones)

 Every time I need to spruce up an old garment
or alter something new that I have found, 
I have TONS of fun 
to choose from.  

The small white buttons 
that came on this jacket 
had to go...



I think the dark navy blue buttons accent the trim of the jacket while blending in and giving a more cohesive look... yay buttons

Check out this 1980's black shag sweater... came with small clear gem stone buttons that you see above which I really didn't like (but of course I saved them!!) 

But luckily when I saw eyed this sweater at Love Saves the Day 
I had the perfect button in mind...

Antique black and gold button that I found at The Nugget 
I had been looking for a home for this lone button for a long time,
 but I knew something would come up!!

SOOOOoooo... check out the transition....

aFTER with NUGGET button 

When I saw the shag sweater I loved it instantly, but those gem stone buttons were just too much.  Now the shag sweater has a sleeker, more sophisticated and streamlined look.

So in conclusion... NEVER ... let 'but a button' get you down...

Wednesday, November 17

W I N D Y DAY . . . . .

Sometimes the weather can be discouraging and provide obstacles when getting dressed.  In the fall, I really love to wear hats, especially when it's windy.  The type of weather where it's a bit chillly, but not exactly cold enough for a heavy coat, definitely calls for accessories like these.  Rather then sweating inside a heavy winter coat, try a light jacket and make sure your hands, ears, and neck are covered in a fashionable way!!

Try a newspaper boy hat
and fingerless gloves...


My favorite thing about the summer, spring, and fall is... bare legs!!  This passed fall I discovered over the knee boots, and the below equation which allows me to prolong tights-free legs!!!

Don't get me wrong, tights can be fun, but I'm never in a hurry to slink into a pair no matter how cute the pattern is so ...

Layers + Over the knee boots = NO TIGHTS!