Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sketches Catch Up


It has been quite awhile since I update you on my sketches! And now that I have a sketch book just for daily sketching, I'm creating a lot to show you. I'm still mainly working with gouache paints and trying to improve.



These cat face turned out to be one of my favorites!




This rooster painting is probably the one that I think turned out the best of all, I'm very happy with the finished product!



I also added the "Warm Mitten" piece at the top to my Society6 shop, so check it out!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

What I Wore


I finally got a chance this last weekend to wear the new floral blouse I found on clearance at F21, such a pretty blue floral! And, it goes great with my gold skirt and army green coat.
Blouse and skirt: F21
Coat: Old Navy
Sweater, tights, boots and purse: Target






Linking to:
Visible Monday
Turning Heads Tuesday

Monday, January 09, 2017

What I Wore to Celebrate My Birthday


Since my birthday was in the middle of the week, we celebrated on Saturday by going to see the movie Hidden Figures. The story of the women who helped get the first astronauts in space really piqued our interest, and it didn't disappoint! I would definitely recommend it!
I brought out my favorite roller skate print dress and added the new blouse that I received for Christmas. And you may have noticed I got my hair cut and tried styling it a different way. I'm loving this look!
Dress and blouse: H&M
Tights and OTK boots: Target
Lapel pins: made by me


Linking to:
Visible Monday
Turning Heads Tuesday

Sunday, January 01, 2017

1st Outfit of 2017


For my first outfit of 2017 I'm wearing some of the gifts I got for Christmas. I was soooooo excited to get this gorgeous leopard print faux fur coat. I've wanted a faux leopard coat for years, even as they have gone in and out of fashion. To me, faux fur never goes out of style.
I also received some great new jewelry, a rhinestone necklace and ring. And a new pair of boots. The only down side is that I'm having trouble with the boots, they're not as comfortable as I thought they were going to be. I have issues with my left foot, and it's hard for my to find cute shoes that are wearable. So I ended up wearing different boots in the end. Oh, well, can't win them all.
Coat and skirt: F21
Necklace and ring: H&M
Boots and tights: Target















Linking to:
Visible Monday
Turning Heads Tuesday

Monday, December 26, 2016

What I Wore on Christmas Eve


Twas the day before Christmas and the weather was right, in the 30s and 40s and no snow in sight!
So I wore my over the knee boots and a light coat, and we enjoyed the day wondering around the Mall of America.
Skirt and blouse: H&M
Jacket, tights, boot: Target
Necklace, ring, pin: vintage



Hope you are having a great holiday season!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays!

 Gouache painting of my family by me!


From my family to yours, wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season! xoxo

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sketches of the Week and The Nutcracker


So I didn't post an outfit of the week on Monday (more about that below), but I did want to get at least one post done before Christmas. So here are my latest sketches. Above and below are my favorites of the last batch, both done in gouache. 


The scene below is also in gouache, and I was practicing shadows.


I used a sketching app on my phone to do the little Christmas cat below.


So the reason for no outfit post was that we went to the Nutcracker ballet last Friday night and I fully intended to get a shot of my outfit. But it was snowing like crazy and I was hemming and hawing on what to wear that would be cute and practical. So by the time I was dressed and ready, it was time to go! So the best I can give you is this selfie me an my girl took out in front of the O'Shaunessy Auditorium, in the snow!


I had to borrow the pic below, as you aren't allowed to take any photos. This is the second time we've gone to this particular ballet, and it is just magical. It is all my daughter can talk about. And I must admit, I can't stop thinking about it myself.


We definitely want to go again next year!  Have you ever been to the Nutcracker? Have you seen any other ballets?