Fashion Week is the make it or break it for a season of fashion choices. As stylists prepare, photographers scramble, and models fight for the runway, we sit back and take note of what comes out of each production. I find it inspirational-the patterns, the shapes, the colors. Keep up on fashion week with style caster! (link provided) and keep an eye out for new upcycled apparel inspired by this years Fashion Week phenomenon!
The new year is just two short days away, time to write the resolutions. I find that starting a new years resolution doesn’t always pan out the way we think, which is why I have already started mine. Here it is: take every opportunity, experience new things, make new friends, enjoy each day for what it is, worry less, be healthy. A very broad resolution, easier to keep in my opinion. I have found myself taking opportunities I would have never before and its liberating. Example 1: my New Years Eve plans. I purchased a ticket to see Pretty Lights perform at the Roseland Ballroom in the city. This is the first year I will not be posted up at a house party with close friends. This ticket purchase was the most impulsive thing I’ve done since up and going to Bonnaroo over the summer. So in the spirit of the New Year, I hope everyone reading this also takes the time to enjoy life a little more. Be impulsive, spontaneous, and fabulous for the New Year. Now, for my favorite part of NYE-Sparkle! I love all the glitter and shiny outfits on the racks and still have to pick one to ring in the new year! I will be doing my shopping last minute of course and keeping my fingers crossed for the perfect dress. If you are an online shopper, on a budget, you MUST check out gojane.com. Love this site and they have some fun sparkle for the new year. I wish everyone a happy, healthy, and fabulous New Year!
The month of December has finally brought about a shift in the norm for me. I started a new job as a waitress at an Irish bar down the street. I love it so far! Good people, good food, just all around good vibes in this place. I also love the fact that I walk to work, it gives me time to clear my head and just be happy about life. I have tickets to see Zeds Dead this weekend in the city, just in time for a much needed mini vacation. I love the city this time of year and I can’t wait to get there and see some old friends. The holiday’s are always cheerful and the New Year brings about new dreams, ambitions, goals, and outlook on life. Upcycle has been doing well also! Made a few holiday inspired rings (available on etsy.com/shop/upcyclellc) and just finished taking pictures of all the holiday sweaters. Since the site isn’t ready, they will be for sale through Upcycle’s Facebook page if anyone is looking for some! (www.facebook.com/upcyclellc) Those ugly xmas sweater parties are coming up soon, got some pretty funny finds. Anyway, I wish everyone a wonderful holiday week and much happiness. I am grateful for my supportive family, true friends, and life opportunities. I hope everyone takes this time to cherish the blessings in their life and spend time with family and friends.
Just made these adorable holiday rings from vintage buttons and upcycled ring settings. They are on the Etsy store for sale! http://www.etsy.com/shop/upcyclellc
I am in love with these! Almost too cute to give up! Making more as we speak and so excited for the Holidays!
Every fashion girls go-to shoe during the colder months are boots! Riding boots, combat boots, short boots and tall boots! It's essential to get a collection of different styles and colors to wear all season long. I found eight different styles that will all be the perfect addition to your shoe collections. Try adding some different colors and styles to your wardrobes this season!
Came across this song and love it-the video is great! It makes me excited to thrift more things! Working on busting out the ugly sweater collection soon! They will be for sale on Upcycle’s Facebook soon! If you love thrifting or need an ugly sweater for your xmas party be sure to like my store on FB and check out the cool stuff we have! These ugly sweaters will go quickly so go LIKE it please and get updated! Hope everyone is getting festive and excited for the holidays!
After a grueling summer and fall of cleaning, tearing down, and re building…the apartment is complete! I successfully moved in on my 22nd birthday without a working bathroom and no heat…I was determined to be moved in by my birthday the latest. Luckily, a week later the bathroom was up and running and two weeks later my shower was functioning. Up until that point, I was lucky enough to have an aunt downstairs to mooch off of for a warm shower! It took me about a month to get really settled and acquire furniture. My apartment is decorated fabulously with vintage finds from the clean up, Ikea furniture, and Craigslist and Etsy finds. We had quite the challenge moving my things in as the windy staircases weren’t too modern furniture friendly. All in all, it was a successful move and I couldn’t be happier with my cozy little third floor apartment. As for the pictures, the final product is here!