All posts tagged: happy

The Delicate & Dramatic Peach Blush Goes Out To Lunch

A Southern belle I am not, for sure, but dramatic?  Absolutely.  Delicate?  Outwardly, yes. On Saturday, we had the electricians come in to rework the entire wiring of the house which meant (a) no air conditioning during one of the hottest Winter days ever [darn you, erratic Houston weather] AND (b) no way to cook brekker, lunch nor dinner (yay yay yay).  My wonderful man asked what I wanted to eat for lunch and, truth be told, I had no idea so my reply was that I’d choose my ensemble first and we’d proceed from there. I chose the prettiest top in my entire closet.  It’s a lovely shade of Peach, kinda like sorbet, with delicate, ever so fluttery sleeves.  I wore it with a new thrifted hi-low skirt, it’s silk chiffon and is also Peach-esque but creamier and with an underlying hint of Blush.  Does that make sense? Pardon the cast.  I broke my wrist.  Wait, did I forget to blog about that? The belt is of an amazing snakeskin, so too the multi-wrap …

In The Words Of Charles Mignus

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity” ~ Charles Mignus I wanted to put together something effortless for our virgin trip to the Renaissance Festival (blogged here).  And the challenge was to create a deceptively simple, uncluttered look that would still be able to convey a hint of the dramatic, to represent me ever so perfectly.  I think this worked 🙂 In a soothing hue of Camel, the classic cardigan is made spot-on-trendy with that oversized slouchy fit and given a twist of glam with the addition of an EXQUISITE and tremendously soft, plushy Faux Fur Collar.  Your regular humdrum tank is kicked up a notch or twenty with an ink blot motif made of a Rorschach print by none other than Project Runway winner Mondo Guerra. I thought the red picked out the highlights in my hair wonderfully. Worn with comfy black leggings (because vanity does not always trump sanity) and the most darling Vintage Inspired Riding Boots.  I know, Sheela in flats?  Will wonders never cease. …

R Is For The Renaissance Festival (never ever again)

So after three long years, I finally made it to the annual Texas Renaissance Festival.  This is a series of eight themed weekends beginning from October and culminating with a Celtic Christmas 3-day weekend just around Thanksgiving.  It. Is. Massive. Hundreds of costumed performers and close to 400 shops spread across a charming 55-acre village about 1.5 hours from Houston.  The drive itself was uneventful, just me and the husband and Eve and her friend Rachel. We got to meander along shaded cobblestone walkways, browsing little shops overflowing with unique arts and crafts,  and here’s the kicker, I managed to refrain from buying every single thing in sight!!  I limited myself to just two tops, well, one tee and one cardigan.  And to sampling some rather delicious fare. Then there was the entertainment 🙂 well, one part of it anyways.  Like I said, this place is GINORMOUS. Another act we caught snippets of was Clan Tynker ~ a 5 member performing troupe, all family. We then all tried our hand at archery ~ err, not …

Pre-Thanksgiving Baking (aka The Tale Of Pilfered Cookies)

The scene pre-Thanksgiving. The raw ingredients. Yes, I have a red mixer. Yums. Picture perfect pastry poofs. Me want cookie. Where cookie go? YOU!!!! I’m making Chocolate Chip Cookies, or so I think.  I bake a batch, I leave them on the cooling rack, I come back with the second batch and baked sweeties are gone.  Perpetrator completely without remorse.  Incidentally, this happens four more times (one batch for each child and a fourth for the man).  I throw my hands up in the air in exasperation and bake no more.  For that day. Love, SG

Shiny, Sparkly, Sassy

Razzle. Dazzle. Two of my favourite words in the entire English language.  Blumarine amped these and then some in its Fall 2012 Ready-To-Wear Collection.  Just look at those shiny hues.  Those picture perfect prismatic cuts.  Blinding and dazzling and simply bombastic. Which is your ultimate look? Blumarine F2012 RTW Collection Look 12 Blumarine F2012 RTW Collection Look 35 Blumarine F2012 RTW Collection Look 41 Blumarine F2012 RTW Collection Look 42 Blumarine F2012 RTW Collection Look 46 Blumarine F2012 RTW Collection Look 50 Blumarine F2012 RTW Collection Look 51 Blumarine F2012 RTW Collection Look 55 Blumarine F2012 RTW Collection Look 57 Blumarine F2012 RTW Collection Look 60 Where are those shades??? Love,SG