Jun 22, 2011

Where the Caravan Camels Roam

It is a little over a month until I go on a cruise to the Eastern Mediterranean with my family and I am starting to have serious concerns about my ability to pack an appropriate wardrobe. We are going to Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt and Italy, which means we are spending lots of time in places where certain attire (read modest) is required. This, coupled with 40 degree weather, is going to make getting dressed every morning very challenging.

So to help me out I am beginning to gather inspiration, which I will share with you here. I am also, to pass time at work, drawing a picture of each item I plan on bringing on a sticky note, so I can lay them all out and imagine combinations. :) I'm cool like that.

Super relaxed and funky

Hello colour!!

Cute! but might be a bit short for some of the churches etc.

Accordion skirt is definitely coming, along with a white and black top :D

Midnight in Paris had some super European outfits

Need to get me a lace top

like seriously
I have a jumpsuit that might make the trip :)

I have a vintage skirt from my mom that looks a lot like this! 

Cute dress+Hat
Photos from: Colour Collective, Blue is in Fashion this yearSterling Style, Frassy, Midnight in Paris (the movie), Because I'm Addicted

That's all for today, be back again soon I hope

~Be Inspired~

Jun 12, 2011

Accordion Skirt

Happy Weekend everybody.

I find that because I sit on the computer all day at work its really hard to come home and do this blog, even if I have the pictures for a post, actually sitting down to write it takes an extra surge of effort that is usually spent snacking instead.

But here we are on the weekend with a fabulous outfit post (if I do say so myself). I was inspired by the pleated maxi skirts I keep seeing around to root through my mother's old dresses to find this gem! I adore it and am so happy shes going to let me alter it from a tank dress into a skirt.

Unfortunately because this is not yet a skirt, I wasn't able to tuck in the shirt and the belt kept sliding up, giving me an almost pregnant look which I'm not a fan of... Other than that it was really fun to have the long flowy fabric in the wind :)

Hope you had a great weekend!
~Be Inspired

Jun 2, 2011

Envelope Clutch

I finally did it! I made the Swellymayde DIY envelope clutch that I posted about here.

I decided to line it! Let me tell you, more effort than it was worth I think, but looks nice :)

You can see both me and my dog are super photogenic at times... NAWT

Mine is made from less stiff vinyl than the inspiration but I quite like floppy the look I get from it.
Still want to add a button, I'll get right on that :P

Here's to finally getting to projects on my "future projects" list! Hip Hip..... Hoorraayyy

~Be Inspired~