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Spoonflower / Seamwork Addison

Seamwork Addison top paired with a denim Pauline Alice Mirambell Skirt

I’m feeling ready for Valentines Day in my heart lollipop top! If you haven’t heard of Spoonflower before, it’s a website where you can get yours or someone else’s design printed on fabric, gift wrap, wallpaper or home decor. I have been wanting to try it for a while so when I came across this design I knew I had to get it! I went with the cotton poplin ultra option. It’s really smooth and crisp, and was so easy to work with.

When I saw this print, I immediately pictured a pussy bow blouse. I made the Seamwork Addison top in 2017 but I really wasn’t happy with my version. It felt too tight under the arms and wasn’t comfortable to wear. I ended up donating it. I had originally cut and taped the pdf pattern together so when I placed an order with PDFplotting.com, I had it reprinted to try it again. I just had to print out and tape the add on bonus for the tie neck. I cut a little more room under the arms and the fit is much better. It was a pretty quick sew but the collar was a bit tricky where it meets in the middle. It took a few tries but I got it to a point where I’m happy with it. I frenched the side seams so the inside has a clean finish. I might want to hem the bottom of the blouse a little shorter since it’s a little too long for my liking if I’m not wearing it tucked in.

I definitely want to make more of this Addison version. I think it’d be perfect in a cotton lawn for the summer. I also would like to try out some of the other fabric options from Spoonflower, although I think I need to save up a little because it can get pricey. Have you tried Spoonflower?

I hope you enjoy your Valentines day!

Outfit

Snow!!!

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First snow of the year on Saturday and I was so excited. I’m not a big fan of winter but it definitely feels magical when it snows. I took these photos on Sunday before it started to melt. I was having one of those “I hate everything I own” mornings until I remembered this Mischief Made cardigan I had just bought. And then it somehow got paired with a metallic skirt for running errands. A little overdressed but that’s ok. Anyway, back to the cardigan. I am obsessed with vintage deer (and really- non vintage deer too). When I saw this new design I knew I had to have it. If you’re into pinup/ vintage designs printed on tees and sweaters, you must check out this shop. I own 3 tee shirts as well and am always so impressed with the quality, design and speediness of the shipping.

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I also need to mention this bag. I have been wanting a Cambridge Satchel Company bag for so many years and I have wanted this specific cloud bag for at least two. I have never owned a really nice purse (most of mine are vintage or from Target) It’s one of those things I felt like I should own. I finally splurged a little and treated myself to this. It’s so beautifully made and I know I will have it for many years.

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Cardigan: Mischief Made | Collared top: Forever 21 (old) | Skirt: Ann Taylor |

Bag: Cambridge Satchel Company

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Halloween at Home

IMG_5167I wanted to share some peeks around our place while it’s decorated for Halloween. I can’t believe Halloween is in just a few days. I really feel like it snuck up on me this year! I didn’t even have time to plan a costume (although I have nowhere to wear one this year).

Michael’s mom had given me a lot of her decorations but I’ve picked up a few over the last couple years myself, mostly at thrift stores. We’ve found those two vintage pumpkin lamps (one works and one doesn’t), some candles from Target and I made that candy corn banner! It was one of those projects I kept putting off and finally just sat down and made it. I’m so happy I did. I found it in a book called Felt-o-ween when I was roaming around the library. It’s feeling cozy in here and I know I’ll be decorating for Christmas before I know it.

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I’ll be back tomorrow with some pictures of how I decorated my pumpkins!

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Shirt: Oui Fresh | Cardigan: Old Navy | Jeans: Madewell | Beret: Amazon