Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What I Wore | Gold Sweater

Good Morning!

Today is a long day for me but I wanted to show you guys my most favorite sweater I picked up from H&M because it's GOLD! LOL

Gold H&M Sweater, F21 Jeans, White DIY Shirt, Coach Bag & Tory Burch Sunnies

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What I Wore | Wrap It Up!

I am feeling a lil under the weather :-( but I am fighting it! I hope you guys are all having a wonderful day.

H&M Navy Sweater, Cupid Pumps, F21 Teal Tights, F21 Leopard Belt, F21 Chevron Multi Color Scarf, Coach Bag

mimi g.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

What I Wore | Who's That Girl?

Hi Guys!!

So today was interesting, ever since we moved back down to the city my DH has been driving an hour each way to attend the church we use to attend so we have decided to visit some local churches to see if we could attend them when driving is not an option (I won't drive an hour, LOL) so we need it to be close if I am attending.

Today we visited a church and as always I was very glam/hollywood because that is how I am use to going to church (it's a fashion show you know) but today when we walked in I stood out a like crazy, lmbo!!
ALL the women were in ankle length dresses/skirts, hair pinned up in a bun and ZERO makeup and NO jewelry! and here I come in a fur vest with suede leggings, sky high heels, blinged out with red lipstick on!!! If I wasn't so comfortable with who i am I would have felt uncomfortable but of course I didn't, I just thought it funny that the women looked at me as if I were a starlet :) we then realized we were in a very traditional pentecostal church, LOL!!

I must say that they were very friendly and welcoming and the message was good so this was a win win for today, this what I wore...

H&M Sweater Dress, Cupid Heels, H&M Suede Leggins, Michael Kors Vest

Forever 21 Clutch, Kate Spade Sunnies

MK Chian Link Bracelet, Forever 21 Bangle, MK Ring, Chic B Gold Two Finger Ring

mimi g.

Friday, February 24, 2012

DIY Skirt: Self Drafted Pencil Midi Skirt

Self Drafted Midi Pencil Skirt

This is the EASIEST skirt to make! I folded my fabric measure my waist plus 4" from the fold and marked a straight line. I am working with a striped stretchy DK so negative ease is needed for the right fit. I cut the straight line sewed it up and that became my CB seam. I then tried it on so I could see if I needed to peg it more at the hem (that is the key to a midi skirt like this) I marked where the skirt hit the bottom of my butt and marked it and then took it in 1/4" from hem up to the mark.

I added the elastic with the serger because I need it to stretch with the fabric when pulling this sucker on, lol then I folded the elastic in a tacked it at the CB seam and a tack on each side. Sewed the hem 1.5" by hand and was done, I think it took 30 min total, LOL

How I Wore It...

Steve Madden Red Pumps
White H&M Fitted Sweater

mimi g.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

What I Wore | Orange and Florals

Today is a another great weather day here in Cali and I pulled out my sheer floral top from F21, makes me happy, lol

Top F21
Jeans F21
Floral Bangle F21
Sunnies Kate Spade
Arm Party Various

mimi g.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

DIY Dress: Pattern Review Mission Maxi

Hi Guys!!

Today is so beautiful outside, its 82 degrees here and sunny! I have already made the Mission Maxi before but it is one of the best maxi patterns I have and it is so fast and easy to make I new when I picked up my leopard print jersey that it would make a great maxi dress.

Pattern Description: Maxi dress with variations

Pattern Sizing: I cut size 2

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? This is as simple as it gets. I love how quick it sews up.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I am a huge maxi fan so having this as my TNT is fantastic, it is easy to alter, add design changes etc.

Fabric Used: Cotton print jersey I got for $3 a yard in the fashion district.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None

Would you sew it again? Umm yeah, I will be making a few more with some design changes.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes!

mimi g.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Jewelry Organizers

For my necklaces I used 4 of these from the Container Store and nailed them to the inside wall of my closet.

For my rings I bought this tray from Amazon

For my bracelets I got this at Joann's with a 40% off coupon but it's on sale now and actually need one more...lol

mimi g.

DIY Dress: Pattern Review of V1250

Pattern Description: Dresses

Pattern Sizing: I cut size 6

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? This is a really easy pattern and really good for a beginner who wants to try a Vogue pattern.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Well, I think I am the last person to try this pattern, lol I have had it on my "to-sew" list for a while and I finally got around to sewing it. I really love this dress because I like when patterns have surprise construction details that you don't see in the picture. I like the dart at the shoulders and that the skirt wraps from to back with o side seams, clever.

Fabric Used: Lime Green DK

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I sewed it without making adjustments but when I tried it on it was big on the sides and I didn't like the loose look so I had to take it in a good 1.5" on both sides!

Would you sew it again? I might make it again in black just so I can have an easy to wear black dress in my closet.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes!

How I Wore It...

My Closet *peek*

I hope you guys had a nice long weekend :) I know I did! I did some sewing a some re-organizing of my closet. I have had a few emails with requests to see my closet so I decided to give you a peek into my main closet, I say main because I have what I call a seasonal closet as well where I hold my spring/summer clothes and when the season changes I swap my spring/summer clothes with my fall/winter clothes otherwise there is no way for my closet to hold both seasons worth of clothing at one time.

Here is a peek :)

mimi g.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What I Wore | Happy Valentine's Day

Good Morning! I woke up today to find a trail of rose petals from my bedroom door to the kitchen table where I found the most beautiful roses, two cards and a Michael Kors box :) Inside was the chain link bracelet I have been drooling over!!! (shown on pics below) I hope you all have a great day and spread love and happiness!!

Target Leopard Jeans...yes, I said Target.. Lol
Michael Kors Fur Vest
Steve Madden Boots
H&M Pink Top
Michael Kors Chain Link Bracelet!!!
BCBG Bracelet

 Coach Black Bag
Love you all!
mimi g.

Monday, February 13, 2012

V1285 Update & What I Wore

So I posted on my FB that I was making V1285 so this weekend I cut out the pattern and my fabric and because I was working with a knit  I didn't bother to make a muslin, that was a mistake because I have a small upper body and I should have known after making a million Vogue patterns that I needed to fit the top mock wrap but I was being lazy!

After I cut my fabric and started to sew it together I tried on the top portion of the dress and HATED it, let me tell you why....the bands are too wide for my body so I needed to have trimmed a good 7/8" the problem was that I had already trimmed the excess on the bands and neck edge so I couldn't just remove them, trim and reattached because I had already chopped of the SA, lol! dumb, dumb, dumb.

Anyway I was so irritated with myself by then that I just didn't want to bother any longer and I didn't have enough fabric to re-cut the bodice so I chucked it in the corner and went to bed MAD.AS.HELL, I guess I will try again with another fabric :-(

What I Wore...

F21 Jeans
H&M Cape
F21 Leopard Bag

mimi g.