Growing up, I embarked on crazy sewing projects with my mom and just recently, I borrowed a sewing machine and serger from a friend to work on a flamenco skirt project. Now that I have a sewing machine in my house, all of a sudden the fashion opportunities seem limitless and I am itching to bring new clothes into fruition!
So when I saw BurdaStyle‘s new September patterns, a futuristic new collection called TechnoChic, and this Scuba Dress, it made me want to start a whole new sewing project. This dress has some lovely feminine interior lines, enhanced with contrasting fabrics, that is so streamlined and sophisticated. Paired with the Leather Bolero, this is one smoking outfit!
While I’ve never purchased one of BurdaStyle’s patterns, I fancy doing so rather frequently since they have the option to purchase patterns online and download and print a PDF at home — no more trips to the store! Plus, each month they release a new fashion forward collection that will have you wanting to dig out your sewing machine (or borrow one, like me) and get cracking.
Do you sew your own clothes? Have you done any fun DIY projects recently?
On the way home, the girls were talking about how they learned about colorblocking by seeing how the pink and red came together beautifully. Pink and red colorblocking is a big trend right now and it works in a way you wouldn’t expect it to.
If you haven’t visited Sell Your Sole Consignment Boutique in Downtown Seattle, be sure you go! They sell name brand clothing on consignment for a significant discount and the owner Natalia has a great eye for bringing in items that align with current trends along with fabulous local designers. Plus, she has the most fabulous short hair, care of the cast of Gary Manuel. Isn’t it edgy and fun?
Check out Sell Your Sole at 2121 1st Ave. Suite 101 in Downtown Seattle.
When I first started Cable Car Couture, we spotlighted modest fashion. Even though that thread has taken a backseat, I loved seeing these modest mavens on the red carpet at the 2012 Golden Globes.
Typically I don’t care for much that Tilda wears on the red carpet. But this outfit was absolutely sensational! It has the perfect blend of yin and yang with the draping skirt and structured jacket. She pulled it off marvelously.
The architectural lines in the sleeves are modern and edgy and this blue couldn’t be better. Somehow with the exaggerated mermaid it is rather reminiscent of The Little Mermaid.
Laura Dern looks like she came straight from the Emerald City in this sparkling gown! It certainly accentuates how long and lithe she is.
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and you know what that means — a fabulous excuse to dress up and paint the town for your hot date! If you needs some suggestions on dresses to wear on a hot date this Valentine’s Day that leave something to the imagination, here’s a few divine dresses we couldn’t resist sharing.
This chiffon contrast dress from Vancouver-based Wise & Proper is part little black dress, part irresistible sass with the fushia underlay that will shine through as he spins you out on the dance floor.
For a little sultry jazz flavor, the Ski Bop maroon dress with a flirty ruffle peplum is a perfect choice for Valentine’s Day.
The Drape Neck Shift from Victoria Beckham is love at first sight. The glorious collar will show off your collarbone while the banded belt creates an hourglass silhouette. Love, love, love.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day with spice and flavor, the Memphis Style Dress is where it’s at. This asymmetrical beauty has ruffles galore and is dying to get out on the dance floor.
So what do you see yourself wearing for your hot date on Valentine’s Day?
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Today’s Wedding Wednesday features a winter wedding photo shoot by Camilla Binks and Branches Floral with makeup by Enizio. My favorite part of this photo shoot is the hot chocolate. And the lovely cover-up, reminiscent of the bolero from Lily & Iris we featured on last week’s Wedding Wednesday.
This morning at 5:30am, I was at the Channel 2 studio downtown doing modeling bridesmaid dresses for Lily and Iris, the latest addition to Salt Lake City’s wedding industry. Perfect feature for today’s Wedding Wednesday!
(L to R: Lenni, Sarah, Abbie, Amanda, Hilary)
What I Wore:
Black and white chiffon dress
Clutch with rhinestone closure
Considering it’s been 0*F recently, this black and white ensemble styled by Hilary is glamorous and warm, ideal for outdoor photo ops. The light bodice draws attention up and the bolero balances out the body, making it a great choice for women with fuller hips.
One of the things discussed on air this morning is how today’s bridesmaid dresses are no longer the “one and done” dresses. They can be worn again for evening wear, cocktail dresses, and even to the beach (if hemmed properly!).
Abbie’s aqua dress, Amanda’s fuschia silk dress, and the ensemble I wore are all available at Lily and Iris in downtown Salt Lake City.
The contest is closed and a winner will be announced shortly. Stay tuned!
Mikarose Dresses has classy and beautiful dresses that are great for work, play, and special occasions. Just in time for Mother’s Day, Mikarose has generously donated a $60 gift certificate to put towards a lovely Mother’s day gift!
The Jackie dress is a brand new addition to the Mikarose collection and we chose this vintage-inspired dress to showcase for the Mother’s Day Giveaway. The Jackie dress comes in Persimmon, Moroccan Blue, and Black.
Look #1: Persimmon Jackie dress, drape cardigan, black belt, black ankle strap shoes, black freshwater pearls
Look #2: Persimmon Jackie dress, Asian parasol, gold slinbacks, pearl earrings
Recommendations to wear the Jackie Mikarose dress:
Recommended body types: This dress is great for a triangle, inverted triange, hourglass, rectangular, rounded and tubular body types. The belt helps to create an hourglass-like figure.
Wear a cardigan over top with the belt, or a neutral belt, a la Michelle Obama. The First Lady pulls this look off beautifully!
This dress is great if you have fuller hips and thighs — the full skirt conceals a multitude of sins, my dears.
If you have a short waist, or a long waist, this dress works great!
If you have olive, wheat-colored, or lovely dark skin, the Persimmon color looks terrific.
If you have blue eyes, embrace the Moroccan Blue!
Unless you have either dark or dramatic light hair, the Black may wash you out.
So take a moment and enter to win this classy dress from Mikarose! Here’s how:
1st entry: Go to www.mikarose.com, pick your favorite and leave a comment about which Mikarose dress you would choose.