Wow! I’ve been absent a while! I’ve been really busy up at mydaughters school working on some projects for their school auction, then the girls got sick and I got sick. (the kind of sick where I was in bed all day!) No fun! But here I am, so happy to be back. I’ve got a new tutorial just in time for colder mornings and dimming evenings.
I absolutely love layers. One of my favorite ways to layer are socks under knee high boots. But honestly, I hate tucking my jeans into a giant sock. Doesn’t everyone? It gets bunchy and uncomfortable. So here’s a much easier way to get the look.
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend. I’m working on a GREAT tutorial for next week with a BIG giveaway!!!
Tags: boots, leg warmers, socks, sweater, thigh high socks
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I had a cozy, lounging sweater that was on it’s last life. It was too oversized and kept falling off. But I couldn’t let go of it.
In comes two sources of inspiration.
One- This sweater I saw on pinterest. I just loved it.
Second- this bondage trend I saw in Elle this month.
So here’s what I did with my sweater. I cut the back into a deep v. Then I sewed it wround the opening so it wouldn’t fray.
Then I just added three leather straps to the back.
(ps- do you know this is me? I think a lot of people think the blonde that I have modeling all the time for me is Lex. But it’s actually my sister. She is living close by in San Francisco so she can’t model at my disposal anymore. I have to do it myself a little now. yikes!)
I love the edginess of it. To do it over, I wouldn’t have cut it so low. But it stretched FAR more than I thought it would, so keep that in mind if you try it.
I love the ease of oversized sweaters. They’re so versatile because you can wear them as loungewear or style them up a bit for an “I-don’t-care” kind of look.
And don’t forget my fall line of scarves is 25% off for a bit longer.
Tags: bondage, DIY, fall sweater, leather, sweater, tutorial, women's clothing
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Remember the sweatshirt I made?
I used it for the fashion shoot as a layer pieces for fall.
Anyhoo- I got more of the fabric!!! So there are some for sale in my shop now! I only have a small number so get it while you can!
Tags: fall 2010, lex design, original design, sweater, sweatshirt
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I decided to throw out all my sweatshirts. I just get too tempted every morning to put one on. Then I decide no makeup, then why not just wear sweatpants? Awww… why not just get back in bed? (Am I the only one that does that?) It’s a vicious cycle. So I wanted to make something cute, stylish and comfortable. Here’s what I came up with.
It’s a sweatshirt material, although much softer.
I added a kangaroo pocket with vintage gold nautical buttons…
…with a cute striped lining.
I’ve got some coming to the store soon.
Tags: Lex Designs, original women's designs, sweater, sweatshirt, top, vintage buttons
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Happy Sunday to you all! The sun has broken through and I’m really enjoying the day! I thought if I smiled I’d feel less awkward in my pictures. Here’s today’s outfit.
What I’m wearing:
Purple dress that I made. I told you I wear it a lot.
Grey J. Crew cardigan. Hand me down from my sister.
Black American Apparel leggings
Black Frye Paige boots (I didn’t pay that much for them. I got them used on ebay. It’s one of my favorite fashion tricks. I’ll buy really high quality things that are slightly used on ebay for so much cheaper!!)
Tags: cocobijou, dress, eggings, Original Designs, sweater
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