Archives for July 2010

Oldies but Goodies

I love when I dig around in my closet and find something from years ago that has potential…things that can be made current all over again with some minor tweaking.  It seems that every year, the hemlines are getting shorter and shorter and once again, minis are big this season.  By just shortening the hemlines, I, or my tailor to be exact was able to breathe new life into my old clothes.

This is a skirt my sister gifted me over 5 years ago.  It was knee length and had a full pleated shape that made it look matronly (the last way this young mom would like to be described).  With a few inches off, this oldie has become a wardrobe staple this spring/summer.  The skirt is very girly and dressy so I love it paired with an army jacket or slouchy t-shirt for contrast.

This Betsey Johnson floral dress is over 3 years old.  I hadn’t touched it in years when I caught a glimpse of it in my closet and wondered what it would look like short. I’ve been wanting a Parker cami dress (pictured below on Rihanna and model) forever but couldn’t justify the price for a flimsy summer dress. Snipped a couple (ok fine, more than a couple) inches off the Betsey Johnson and voila!: flimsy, summer dress for $10 or less! Ooh..that rhymes! :)

Share your clothing revival stories too! I’d love to hear from you!

I have a thing for chairs…

I love all kinds of beautiful furniture but nothing gets me more excited than a good chair.  1 perfect chair could bring so much excitement into an otherwise drab room.  Here are some of my fave styles…

1. These are 2 of my current obsessions!
I love the playfulness of the chair. Design shouldn’t be so serious.
I am obsessed with antique furniture restored in some modern way either with paint, upholstery, or rubber in this case!

2. Have always and will always love my mid century classics!

(Still not sure how I got Hubbie to agree to this purchase but I’m just glad he did. This is a true classic and I can’t wait to see how it ages!)
So beautiful! They’re like functional sculptures.
Do you have a favorite chair? or am I the only chair junkie around…