Friday, August 16, 2019

How To Wear A Dark Floral Maxi Dress

Can a woman have too many maxi dresses?  ha ha, I'm beginning to wonder now that I'm the proud owner of six maxis!  I just love the comfort and ease of knit maxi dresses.  I like looking like I'm dressed up but I'm so comfortable I could sleep in what I'm wearing.  This is a maxi I received in my August box from Stitch Fix.  It's made of a soft thin knit material so it's so comfortable!  

I think the dark floral will transition me from summer to fall nicely.  Here I am styling the dress with black sandals, but I can see it with booties and a jean jacket when the weather gets colder.

This dress is by Loveappella and is called "Torri Knit Maxi Dress".  I couldn't find this exact dress on-line other than Poshmark, but here is a great alternative on Amazon.    Speaking of Poshmark, I've recently discovered that I can find a lot of Stitch Fix pieces on Poshmark.  I always regretted sending this black floral top back, but I found it on Poshmark for only $22;  half the cost Stitch Fix was asking.  So I scooped it up!  I've also seen this dress on Poshmark, but it was sold out or not in my size.  I've learned that before buying from Stitch Fix, to check Poshmark first because I might find it cheaper!

Like most Stitch Fix pieces, the dress has several charming little details.  I like that this dress not only has sleeves (most of my maxis are halters) but it's a trending flutter sleeve.  There is also a cute crochet detail on the shoulder.

The dress has a wrap style which is flattering on all figure types, but it does reveal more cleavage.  If  I wore this dress to church, I would definitely wear a cami underneath it.

For accessories I chose black and white jewelry and I carried a blush pink clutch also from Stitch Fix (Sole Society, similar bag HERE).

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A Handmade Floral Birthday Card For My Daughter

My daughter turned 31 last month.  Can you believe it?  I can't believe I have a daughter in her thirties.  She asked for houseplants in cute pots for her birthday and this is the card I made for her to go with her gift.

This is an old MFT sketch.  Designer paper was cut on on angle to create an envelope look.  I stamped the flowers on separate card stock and cut them out with scissors.  Some of the flowers were popped up on dimensionals and some were just glued directly to the card.

The leaves and sentiment banner were cut with MFT dies.

All the stamps are super old and no longer available, but you could easily re-create this card with just about any floral stamp set and sentiment.

Have a Great Day!  Amy

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Monday, August 12, 2019

How To Subtly Mix Patterns

I have to admit, I'm not a fan of pattern mixing in fashion.  However, if it's done very subtly, then I like it.  Now you may not be able to see it at first glance in some of these far away shots, but I am pattern a subtle way.  😊  My shorts obviously have a printed floral pattern, and my top has a very subtle pattern on it as well.  This is my favorite way of mixing patterns;  wearing only one piece with an obvious or strong print combined with another piece with a more subtle print.  But I also like to do this with accessories or shoes too, not just tops or bottoms.

Both my pieces are from Stitch Fix.  The top is by 41 Hawthorn and the shorts are by Margaret M.  If you buy from Stitch Fix you can request them from your stylist, otherwise I've linked some Amazon alternatives at the end of this post.

I picked accessories that pulled out other colors from my clothes.  The beige bag pulled out the beige in the shorts and the black sandals pulled out the black from the shorts.

This is such a cool and comfy outfit for summer, but very polished as well.  

Here is a close up of the ever-so-subtle print on this top.  And isn't this neckline just the cutest?

Of course I had to take advantage of the gorgeous sunflowers growing in my garden for this photo shoot. 😍  The yellow blooms contrast so beautifully with the blue top.  

So what do you think?  Would you wear this outfit?  Do you like to pattern mix?  I'd love to hear from you!

Here are some other cute printed tops from Amazon:  Lark & Ro Sleeveless Bubble Blouse with Ruffle Trim, and Blencot Women's Button Down V-Neck.  And I love these flower print shorts from Floerns, these cute elastic waist ones by MBJ, and these adorable drawstring ones by Keliqq.  Aren't those elephants in the pattern so cute?

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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