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April 16, 2014

Beautiful Thing of the Week

This lovely necklace seems almost too beautiful to wear~  I totally would, though!

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Or there’s the black option…just as gorgeous, but a bit more dark and mysterious~

black-frost-twisted-glass-necklaceOr this last one, I also love!

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April 13, 2014

All The Colors

Filed under: Fashion,Inspiration,Style — by twistedchic @ 6:53 pm
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I’ve really been wanting to update my personal color palette lately.  However, I don’t just want to go out and buy ALL THE COLORS, despite how much I want something other than grungy snow and mud around me~  So I’ve been messing around with the online color palette generators; just insert an image and they pull out the dominant colors for your palette.  I wandered through my inspiration pics, and picked a few with really appealing color schemes.

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This image comes from the met’s costume collection, and the color palette is everything I’m wanting right now.  Subtle lilacs, watery blues, soft neutrals; it’s a perfect guide for updating my wardrobe.

 

Here’s a couple of alternates~

April 7, 2014

DIY Monday: Lace Strip Sweater

Filed under: Clothing,DIY,Fashion,Style,Wardrobe — by twistedchic @ 6:07 pm
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DIY Monday is now brought to you by thursday.  And the letter L~ (tl:dr diymonday’s hiatus is over)

The lace panel trend is not going anywhere, tbh.  And why should it?  It’s fabulous!  Also a great way to add texture to an outfit (and some interest to an otherwise plain wardrobe staple.  Like this Loft sweater:

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I fell in love with this gorgeous antique lace, and bought it without a specific project in mind.  But it’s a perfect match with my new sweater~

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Trim lace to fit (but leave a little extra to fold under and in case fabric stretches).  Then pin the lace to the sweater.  Be sure to center the lace carefully, so you don’t end up with an unfortunately crooked result~

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Then just pop it in your sewing machine and straight stitch.  You could even do this by hand if you don’t have a sewing machine.  And voila!

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Super-easy diy lace strip sweater.

April 3, 2014

Role Models

Filed under: Accessories,Clothing,Fashion,Inspiration,Style — by twistedchic @ 7:49 pm
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I really like and admire this trend: “real” people as models (which is not to imply that models aren’t people or aren’t real)

But it’s refreshing to see a company step back from the photoshop; and for me, personally, makes it easier to see how I would wear items.

 

April 1, 2014

Beautiful Thing of the Week

Filed under: Accessories,Art,Jewelry — by twistedchic @ 3:49 pm
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Something that makes this pendant really special?  It’s made from ethically sourced materials~

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Just really, really lovely.

March 31, 2014

The Ides of March ~ Purchases

Filed under: Clothing,Fashion,Wardrobe — by twistedchic @ 2:31 am
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It looks like the long blah winter is (belatedly) coming to an end.  In march I finally started to feel  like I was ready to bring some new pieces home.  Aaaaand instead of being thoughtful about it, I just wandered out and snagged whatever looked good to me (within budget).  But I think I needed that; I’ve been feeling really disconnected from my style-sense, and this just helped me clean out the cobwebs.  So here’s what the March winds blew in.

I can see from my somewhat whimsical purchasing that I’m really craving some new silhouettes, a more flowy look.  I’m also thinking it’s time for my wardrobe to get an updated color palette.  Maybe next post.

March 24, 2014

It’s Officially Spring!…Cleaning

Like all those who need a hand getting dressed, I keep a file of style inspiration.  Mine is on the computer.  But lately, it’s gotten a little big and bulky.  So in the interest of slimming down, and actually being able to find the image I’m looking for occasionally, I’m going to clean it the heck out.  Here are some of the not-quite-keepers:

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It’s very…cute.  And girly.  But it’s absolutely wrong for my closet.  Why did I even save it; was there a project in the works??  Delete.

tumblr_mfp8h62uPB1qan456o1_500I honestly think I saved this just because I liked her expression.

Theres Alexandersson FBSI have a million pics of ladies dressed all in black.  How much “dread pirate roberts” inspiration does one woman need?  Out it goes.

tamara01It must have been the hat.  Because I sure didn’t save this one for the mustard colored pants.  There couldn’t possibly be a color that would look worse on me!

streetstyle_1_fashion_week_322Wait, is that…a romper?  Ooooh, dear.  I’ll just delete this quietly. Let us never speak of this again~

56 images later…oh yeah, empty the recycling bin.  Spring cleaning; check!

Tune in next time for a peek at the stuff I kept~ the best of the style file~

March 13, 2014

Favorite Things of Winter

Filed under: Accessories,Clothing,Fashion,Food,Gifts,Jewelry — by twistedchic @ 1:31 am
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This winter’s been a season of storms here in Chicagoland.  Thank goodness it’ll be over soon.  Right?! Soon???

So my favorite things of winter?  Lots of warm~

1. Land’s End Coat:  Let’s face it, you need a puffer coat up here, frostbite is not a good look for anyone.  But it’s nice to have on that’s not the ubiquitous black that I see on everyone else~

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2. Born Boots: These I got years ago, they’re lined in flannel and so warm!

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3. Gold Owl Earrings: I inherited these from my grandmother.  Adorable gold owl studs~

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4. My crockpot and this recipe~

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5. Cozy foxy flannel pajamas.  (No idea where these came from, they were a gift.) Toasty warm!

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February 25, 2014

February Inspiration

Filed under: Art,Clothing,Fashion,Inspiration,Jewelry,Style,Vintage — by twistedchic @ 10:25 pm
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Maybe it’s because of the long, grim winter but I am really craving color right now.  My landscape right now is just grey, grey, and more grey.  Dreary.

So February’s inspiration is all about tones, hues, and highlights!  Enjoy~

Images Courtesy of Art of Animation, Met Museum, the Sartorialist, and Vogue Mexico

Images Courtesy of Art of Animation, Met Museum, the Sartorialist, and Vogue Mexico

February 18, 2014

Gorgeous Thing of the Week

Filed under: Art — by twistedchic @ 5:25 am
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I saw this gorgeous lamp online, and I neeeeed it.  Because of reasons.  Sadly, I can’t figure out the price on the website (in italian!)

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Just gorgeous!  And so whimsical~

They also have other works of home art:

Because who doesn’t need a jellyfish lamp?

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