Thursday, December 9, 2010

i've been keeping busy (and oh, yes - a shop update!!)...

like an elf in santa's workshop.

i have totally enjoyed having my shop open during the holiday season. i've never experienced this rush since last year at this time, i was just a little, brand new shop last year, so it's been fun - kinda crazy - but fun sewing every day and packaging in lots of red and green packaging and christmas-themed happy tape. (i kinda go nutty over happy tape.) 

but like an elf that loves the holiday season, my family and i have been soaking it up. blasting lots of christmas music, turning on the christmas tree the minute one of us gets up, drinking lots of hot chocolate with whip cream and red sprinkles, mailing out christmas cards, and watching all the christmas movie faves (watched elf yesterday - never gets old!). we are also very much looking forward to Kristine and Ryan  arriving! (And yes, my sister's husband is never  Ryan, too - hehe...that's why we call them The Ryans).

teal 3/4 sleeve tee: kristin davis
gray skirt: forever21
belt: forever21
tights: hue
black ruffle heels: maddie girl

and like an elf, i love my colored tights! (that's not brand news to people that know me.) so i pranced around with these bright (and i mean  bright) yellow tights. i wish i had a mustard pair but i can't find any - but i'm still loving these. they are different which i think makes them more fun.

it was actually rather cold when we ran out to take these outfit posts, so the length of time that we take to take pictures are getting shorter and shorter. it's always interesting to see what pictures come out or not.


and have i ever mentioned who is my little photographer? well, she's not little (since she is nearly taller than me!). it's my sister, ashley (yes, the j-bieber fan...huge j-bieber fan)! she is such a trooper taking my pictures every day, and really quite the skilled photographer. she is super handy with her own little point and shoot camera - and so she is such a pro with my canon rebel. believe it or not, she's the one that tells me how to pose in my of the outfit posts. she'll be honest and say "oh, you won't like that look.." or "move your hand to your waist."

(when i'm in GA or when we were back in Chicago, Ryan took all my pictures there too! and he's pretty darn good himself! i've been blessed with two uuuuh-mazing people willing to put up with my crazy addiction of photos.)


i had some time to update the shop with some new designs that had been floating around in my mind the past few weeks! excited about these silk poppies. i made a handful of them earlier this year - but i didn't have these color options until now. you might find one for yourself or maybe for someone's stocking!

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so are you an elf,
keeping busy during the holiday season?
what's keeping you busy, friend?

stay warm wherever you are. even us here in SC are experiencing the cold-front.
it's so weird to be buddling up with scarves and gloves and coats.
i'm just thankful that we are not dealing with the snow and the wind.
that is def. one part of Chicago that i'm not missing.

[happy thursday, friend.]

34 comments:

  1. can we please become roommates so we can share closets....or more accurately, i can borrow all your adorable clothes? thanks!

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  2. Cute pics! Oh yes, I'm busy. I went from 50mph to 100mph last night. :)

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  3. I am totally busy too..but I love the Holiday type of rush:) Im smitten with your outfit...The tights are so sweet
    Kisses, my dear

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  4. the shop is so cute! i love the little blue ring.

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  5. headband as a bookmark! brilliant! I don't look good in headbands - plus they give me headache. But I just love yours...now I know how to use them:)

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  6. you wear colored tights so well. This is one of my favorite outfits :) and I'm not too busy! I got all my christmas shopping done early so I wouldn't have to worry about it!

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  7. fab yellow tights! love your new header tooo...

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  8. Love the shoes! And yes, I'm glad to be living in SC and dealing with our "winter."

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  9. I love your skirt! It's such a great shape!

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  10. I have been up to my knees in projects!!! It is getting a tad overwhelming!
    I loooove your outfit though!! You are so cute and I love love love your tights! {As always!!}!!
    happy crafting my dear!!
    xoxo

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  11. you.are.adorable!! love your new shop items and the way you modeled the red headband!!!! sooo cute!!! xoxo

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  12. those silk poppies are SO cute. and so is your sister! and your shoes! <3 you!

    Stephanie @Femmena Mala

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  13. omg, I LOVE that belt!!! and your flowers are adorable!!!

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  14. love the silk poppies! And love you with your crazy bright tights! ;)

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  15. haha I love that she tells you where to put your hands and everything for photos! I'm just lucky if Jordan gets any pictures of me with my eyes open!

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  16. Ooooh I am just in love with every outfit that you post up on your blog. Your photos, your smile, and just about everything else is perfect! I love the new items in your store! :)

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  17. I am in love with that skirt and belt! Is your hair naturally wavy or do you curl it? Your little photographer is SO CUTE! Have a great day friend! Don't work too hard. :)

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  18. You always have such great photo shoots. So fun and happy!

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  19. I love your color combo in this outfit! I want that skirt!

    Love your new headbands too. Gosh you are so creative!

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  20. You look adorable (as usual!), and your sister is so cute! I love the relationship that you two seem to have. So special to be close to your sisters like that!

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  21. the header-shoes :) :) they are great. but I prefer the skirt.... wonderful... !!

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  22. I'm going to have to go check out your shop, because that headband is CUTE!

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  23. You're too cute! I love it all!!! Happy almost Friday, sweets :)

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  24. You rock the tights. Just love it :D

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  25. oh goodness, you are so so darling, ya know that? ;)

    what's keeping me busy: design work! i just got a rush of new clients who want new blog designs for the new year, and it's kind of crazy but lots of fun! :)

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  26. Darling outfits!!! Your sister is great with photography! Love the new items in your shop - hoping my hubby bought me one I asked for for christmas :) Happy holidays!

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  27. I love the new colors of silk! And glad you are seeing business boom! Only school right now is keeping be busy! I just have two more finals to take and then I can start doing stuff for Christmas! I have presents for everyone, except the Fiance's family, any ideas??

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  28. you're beautiful! the shoes are hot and that headband is great too.

    http://ohtobeamuse.com

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  29. I just found your blog and you are absolutely adorable! Such cute outfits you come up with :) I also love how you incorporate daily life in your blog along with fashion :) I need to try that myself!
    xoxo
    -Katie

    www.fashionsparklers.blogspot.com

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  30. I have those same Madden Girl booties - don't you just love them?? Great blog, btw!

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  31. I got the posey headband I ordered for my sister!! Can't wait til she opens it up Christmas morning!

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