Playing Catch Up
Hello Friends! I feel like I am perpetually apologizing for my inconsistent blogging. But here is another I’m sorry for neglecting my blog. However, I have been super busy! And I thought I would put up a little photo diary post of what I have been doing the last month. These cold winter months just call for lots of reading, so I have been diving into great reads just as Mindy...
So, I don’t know what happened this week but it is already Friday and I haven’t done an outfit post or even taken any photos. I have been a little busy at the shop and I have been cleaning a lot too and maybe it is a little bit of the winter blahs. So, I apologize for my absence this week. I hope to get back on track next week. But for now I will leave you with an outfit that I am...
Spending Time with my Closet
Sorry for my absence folks, but I had the itch to get my spring cleaning done early. My closet was an absolute mess. Seriously, it couldn’t have been more disorganized. I could barely make an outfit because I couldn’t see any of my clothes. So I set up camp in my bedroom for the last three days going through boxes, and taking everything out of my closet. Then I did what seemed to be...
Roxie's Guide to Hats
The Slouchy Beret The history of the beret goes way back into history, so there is no way to be certain where or when it was invented. It was originally worn by men, but somewhere along the way fashion forward women took over the beret and have been putting their own spin on this hat ever since. Most recently the beret has been seen worn with the brim hanging on the back of the head, coined...
This is my I-Wish-It-Was-Spring outfit. Even though I love where I am living right now, like I love it. This place is so magical. However, the last couple of days I have been longing for warmer days. So, it has been a little bit warmer (-8 degrees) the last couple of days so I have been wishful dressing like it was a lot warmer. I should probably cut it out before I get sick… Dress...
I really wanted to do a style post today, but the weather was not cooperating. So instead I am bringing you a fashion flashback style post, this outfit is coming from you straight from 2004. So that’s me as a no makeup fresh faced 18 year old. My style has really changed over the years in a lot of ways like I used to wear band pins on all my clothes, jeans, and just let my hair go free and...
I was thinking about all the style blogs I follow, and I realized there aren’t alot of menswear style blogs out there (if you know any good ones please send me the link). And personally I find men’s style just as inspiring as women’s wear. So, today I am starting Menswear Mondays featuring the Hubster. This week he’s donning his outwear that is practical and doesn’t...
Meant To Be
Have you ever felt like a piece of clothing was made for you? Like a designer somewhere was imagining your body when they were making an item? That’s how I feel about this coat. A neighbor of mine had this old coat laying around and thought I could use the fabric for my shop. I went to take the lining out of the coat to make a hat with it, but instead I tried it on. I couldn’t...
DIY: Glitter & Gold Statement Ring
I can’t believe it’s been 5 months since I posted a tutorial! That’s really appalling, and I am very sorry. So, without further adieu here is a DIY for a sparkly, glittery, shiny statement ring. Supplies—> White polymer clay, clay glaze, a ring back, paint brush, gold spray paint, small round cookie cutter, jewelry glue, fine glitter and something to create a shape...
Long Lost Friend
The other day when I thought my luggage was lost and gone forever I was moaning because I thought I had lost this vintage cardigan. In honor of it be returned to be I thought I would throw it on. Sadly, the photos don’t do it justice; it has beautiful tiny seed bead flower embroidery and pearl buttons. I paired it with this lilac pink lace dress; the whole outfit is very light and soft...
Roxie's Guide to Hats
The Spirit Hood This is the most controversial hat on my guide. This hat/hood/scarf has been on so many do not wear lists I’ve lost count; but it is also so loved by teeny boppers and hipsters in their late twenties. These hoods come in a variety of animals including wolf, husky, night owl, fox and plenty more colors and ear shapes. Personally, I love my spirit hood. It is so...
A Rare Opportunity
I was lucky today because it was an unseasonably warm out today only -17 degrees Celsius, compared to the typical -35 it has been lately. So I hopped at this chance and took some photos outside, which we all know look a hundred times better than inside photos. Sadly, most of my photos from here on out will be unflattering inside photos. This outfit was brought to you by: Dress Suzy Shier,...
Warm Grays and Mustard Yellow
This is my favorite color combination, ever. Warm grays and mustard yellow just look so good together. Unfortunately after reviewing these photos I realize the colors look good but maybe this cardigan isn’t the most flattering. Oh well, this is just my lazy movie day outfit, I’m sure Hubster doesn’t care that the sleeves on this cardi are a little saggy. Or that I have worn...
Roxie's Guide to Hats
The Trapper Hat These are the warmest hats going in my opinion. These were first created to keep (as you may as guessed) fur trappers and hunters warm in the extremes of winter. That is why they sit low on the forehead and have long ear flaps, it’s an attempt to cover as much of your head as possible from the elements. They were typically made using rabbit or fox fur as the lining...
loudlily-deactivated20121018 asked: Firstly, don't worry about your luggage. They'll get it back to you as soon as they can. But funny lost luggage story: When my roommate flew back to school after Christmas his Dad packed his suitcase with a layer of frozen moose meat and then he packed his clothes on top. The flight wasn't long so he knew that the meat would stay frozen. BUT THEY LOST HIS BAG FOR 4 DAYS. And when he...
A Late Happy New Years!
Vacation is over and we are home safe and sound (although without our luggage, but that is a story for tomorrow). The holidays were lovely and it was so wonderful to see the faces of all the people I love and miss so much. Now onto my serious business; New Year’s Resolutions. I have always scoffed at resolutions, you know, they have kind of turned into a joke. No one takes them...
Chocolate Truffle Recipe!
Delicious Decadent Chocolate Ganache Truffles I just made these for my Hubster and he said they were better than Lindt Truffles (which just happen to be his favorite). So, I thought I would share this simple recipe so you can make some for the people you love and get lots of compliments in return (FYI you count as someone you love and compliments from yourself are great!) Ingredients 1...