Nov 23, 2020

Simple and Stylish Settings

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

The countdown is ON and if you’re serving Thanksgiving dinner to your immediate family and don’t want to spend gobs of time on table Decor here are a few QUICK and super simple styling solutions to update your utensil presentation.

When in doubt and serving buffet style, put utensils in a pretty  glass jar or silver container.

Feathers are fun and festive ..Add a little charm that you can find at a craft store and whah lah ..Beautiful table setting.

 

A little ribbon can go a long way in making your place settings look pretty.

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Nov 23, 2020

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Tis the season of Giving . (Today I’m featuring one of my all time favorite quotes on the subject).

Happy Monday . I hope the week ahead is filled with moments of giving and gratitude.

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Nov 22, 2020

Sew Happy Sunday #3

Posted By: Terri
Category: Sew Happy

Sew Happy Sunday #3 features a fall staple- the classic bow blouse and gored skirt. Full disclosure: I made this outfit awhile ago but I felt the outfit was a perfect “fit” to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.  Happy Sunday and P.S. both items are easy to make.

 

 

Pattern Info and Details

Both patterns are out of print BUT bow blouse patterns continue to be in fashion and  full flair skirts patterns can be found on all the major pattern sites. 

More times than not I add lining to my skirt patterns Lining allows the skirt to skim the body and flow more beautifully.

 

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Nov 20, 2020

Thanksgiving Table Inspo

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

This year…Thanksgiving is going to be a “bit different” BUT  that doesn’t mean we have to scrap the whole day and not have some sort of festive celebration for our immediate family aka those living in your home, otherwise known in 2020 as your POD.

Image Courtesy of Dimple and Tangles

Last year  I hosted a very small gathering for 3 and made (at the last minute) placemats and napkins in Autumnal colors and arranged red roses to let my friends know how happy I was to share the day with them. They were beyond appreciative of the gesture and enjoyed the food and the surroundings. A little effort can go a long way in making guests feel special.

This year  as we celebrate the day with our family  we can still make the day special and go the extra mile by setting a beautiful table. Now more than ever, we all need a little Glamour in our lives and a moment of pretty to keep our spirits lifted. 2020 has certainly been a roller coaster ride- so I urge you to sit down with your family and make your surroundings as beautiful as possible. Trust me on this…they will absolutely love the effort that you took to make the day more festive and so will you.

Image Courtesy of Ella Claire

Beauty is so easy to achieve with:

  • Fresh flowers (* You can purchase at the grocery store and arrange at home)
  • Cloth Placemats and Napkins  or Table runners (Mix and match  and/or make your own)
  • Think outside the box.. and use  Plaid Blankets  as tablecloths

  • Use the good flatware..(no plastic for Thanksgiving…this is a celebration!!
  • Pumpkins, pinecones, branches, leaves, sprigs from the great outdoors
  • Candles Candles Candles

Here are a few of my favorite table settings to get you inspired.

Image Courtesy of Southern Living

Image Courtesy of Rustic Chic

Image Courtesy of Inessa Stewart

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Nov 17, 2020

So Very Velvet

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

I know we’re all changing up our holidays plans BUT I will stand by the notion that it’s always a good idea to have just a little special something on stand by in the closet…just in case.

Below I’ve sourced 3 styles, all in velvet that should lift your spirits this holiday season and if per chance you don’t wear them this year…there’s always next Xmas.

Tadashi Shoji Panit Velvet Evening Gown Couture Candy $606.00

Azezza Cirrus Dress Shopbop.com$895.00 SALE $626.50

Tarik Ediz Floral Embroidered Dress Couture Candy $616.00

 

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Nov 17, 2020

Tuesday Tip(s)..Closet Organization

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

I have always been a firm believer that a well organized closet not only brings you calm and clarity, but quite frankly  YOUR CLOSET  should be  a respite where you can stand back and delight in all the items that make you feel good about yourself. If your closet doesn’t do all these things then… ..perhaps we need a mini redo to get you to feel better about your closet space.  Here are a few of my top 5 tips to get you started…

First and foremost only keep items in your closet that make you feel FABULOUS. Anything that doesn’t fit, is ripped, torn or stained has got to go in addition to any items that you just don’t wear. You’ll thank me when you discard these items and make room for new items that add a dose of happy to your wardrobe.

Every closet is easier to navigate when items are hung light to dark within each category. Nuff said.

Divide and Conquer Closet drawers become a mecca of calm when your items are folded neatly and have dividers or separate compartments.

Short on space -Roll your items for additional  storage.

Shoe LOVE-Shoes are easy to navigate by style and heel height when positioned front to back next to each other.

Sweater Storage: It’s always better to fold a sweater BUT if you just don’t have the closet space they can be folded OVER a felt covered hanger so they don’t stretch out. (see below)

Hangers are  the KEY to happiness. I highly recommend using all one type of hanger for closet solidarity. My number one  preference for a neat and tidy closet -would be felt covered hangers. You can also use wood or plastic but to insure that items don’t stretch felt covered is best.

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Nov 16, 2020

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Happy Monday. I hope you had a good weekend and did something that made you happy.

As we start another week and Covid lingers on we must continue collectively to look up and have faith that someday soon this ordeal will  be behind us.

My wish  for each and every one of you is for life to bring you some unexpected moments that bring you immense happiness and add some SPARKLE into your life.

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Nov 15, 2020

Sew Happy Sunday #2

Posted By: Terri
Category: Sew Happy

Welcome to Sew Happy Sunday number 2.

Every Sunday  since quarantine, I’ve made it a practice to put aside the workout wear( that I tend to live in during the week) and “dress up” if even just a bit to lift my mood anddd to wear items that are hanging in my closet with no where to go.  This Sunday  it was unusually warm-(even for LA) soooo I decided to put on this comfy and stylish circle skirt that I’ve made more than a few times in a number of fabrications. When I wear this skirt everyone and I do mean everyone comments on the pockets. I have come to realize that we are crazzzzzy about a good hidden pocket and  although this pattern doesn’t have a pocket in the pattern -they  are easy to add to the sides of any skirt.

My GO TO Pattern is Vogue 8882

Etsy Site /Click on Image Sadly Vogue has discontinued this pattern  BUT I have found it on the ETSY site if you’re interested. 

 

Circle skirt with hidden pocket inserts

 

Silk lining and Neoprene Waistband detail

Finished seams

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Nov 13, 2020

Beautiful Autumn Hues for YOU

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Ending the week with a glimpse of autumnal outfits in beautiful hues.

 

 

 

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Nov 10, 2020

Tuesday’s Tips

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Give your Mood a BOOST

Tuesday is tip day on the blog and bearing in mind that we have collectively been through the ringer between Covid, the Election and .. oh let’s just say it- a number of other things that have disrupted our daily rhythm- I thought a collection of timely tips might be of help to make you feel better and at the very least give you a smidge of knowledge that  may help in getting you back on track.

DIET

To quell that notorious Covid 15: Rumor has it  that some people have gained weight due to stress, anxiety and gyms being shut down.  Sooo let’s start with a little metabolism booster.

Foods for relieving stress

Exercise (Without the GYM)

 

And last but certainly not least…If you’re having trouble getting your Zzzzzz’s. 

 

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