Throwing a Holiday Party

If you’re contemplating throwing a holiday party, I’ve got a tip for you. Have fun with it. That’s it. There are no other rules to follow. Don’t fret about having a Pinterest perfect event. In the end, your party is about gathering the people you love together for quality time.  My tribe brought out their best ugly sweaters and some even made their own. The attempted to decorate sweater cookies.     Some cookies looked better than others… Some party goers even smuggled in their own special sweets… There are plenty of reasons to gather with friends, the holidays just … Continue reading Throwing a Holiday Party

Trend of the Week- Brocade 101

Fall trends this year have been a tad on the brocade heavy. For the novice, brocade is a fabric (usually silk) woven with a raised pattern, typically with gold or silver thread. This year we have been seeing tone on tone brocade, which adds a touch of elegance to an outfit without being downright flashy. I for one, embrace flashy (in moderation) but understand not everyone might. This Rachel Zoe “Daria” dress (Nordstrom) is a basic brocade that run more to the “tame” side of the brocade spectrum.                     If you’re … Continue reading Trend of the Week- Brocade 101

Red Carpet Copycat: Marion Cotillard in Dior

Originally posted on Charity Shop Chic:
So… this jacket was sent to me by blogger Being Zhenya as part of a blogger swap organised by Martyna at Spoolish and Miche at Buttons and Birdcages about two years ago. Two years?! Yes, I know it’s been a while, sorry Zhenya. I asked her for something to refashion and she sent two great items from the thrift stores of Minneapolis. I’m a bit sad that it’s taken me this long to get to it, but the package didn’t arrive in time for the original post deadline so it went onto the back… Continue reading Red Carpet Copycat: Marion Cotillard in Dior

Weekend of August 28th

August 28 – The Neverending Story The 80s gave us many wonderful tales and that includes this one that’s playing at Cal Anderson. Relive your childhood and if you’re adventurous, introduce your little ones to it. FREE Concerts at the Mural How about a night of honky-tonk fun? KEXP never steers you wrong, so you’re bound to enjoy this night of twangie rock. FREE August 29 – Summer at SAM Create your own art, or start your Saturday with yoga. This is the last event in the series, so go enjoy what the Seattle Art Museum has to offer. FREE August 30 – Seattle … Continue reading Weekend of August 28th

Weekend of August 21st

August 21 – Ballard House Party Local hip hop artist, Grynch, will tell you all about his volvo. A bit higher than my #spendlessaugust rules, but well worth the splurge. $10 August 22 – Bike In The group bikes from Capitol Hill to Greenwood for a film screening. The film is FREE, food & beverage is $. Summit Block Party This under-hyped event is full of local artists, and true to block party style features a variety of entertainment. FREE August 23 – Viking Days Do you have what it takes to be a viking? Probably not, but here’s a fun way to experience … Continue reading Weekend of August 21st