Thursday, August 20, 2015

Feeling Lucky





Have you ever had one of those days that started out kinda crummy then turned into AWESOMENESS! I had one of those just the other day. I won't get into the crummy part cause who really wants to hear that.... 

So I was out and about with daughter no 2...getting some things together to send her off to school. We planned to get some blog photos after we finished but ran out of time, she had to run off to work. Bummer. Right? We all know how hard it is to get photos and I got all dolled up for these ones....ugh.

My luck turned when I ran into this amazing woman....
 I'm always happy to see her, we chat about fabric and blog stuff...so already my day was on an up swing. 
Just stop now and go check her out! Then come back...of course!

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So gorgeous right!??
Mo is amazingly talented and stylish! I love everything she wears and she wears her style with such confidence and flair. The girl can rock a tutu like no one I know. Want to know her creds... 

Style Expert | Fashion Writer | Content Curator , Stylelist Canada | Style Panel & Plus Size Contributor, FASHION Magazine

She is also the creator of Clutch Couture and sells her amazing skirts at The Tutu Experience on Etsy. If you want to know some great places to eat when you are here in Halifax then definitely check out Mo's blog...and Instagram +misslionhunter   We are so lucky to have her living right here in our beautiful city!

Ok so on with my story... I ran into her and she told me I looked great and that I must be shooting for the blog today. I said yes, that was the plan but that my daughter didn't have time. So what does Mo do? SHE OFFERS TO TAKE MY PICS! Isn't she the sweetest! Just watch me jump all over that! 

Thank you Mo for taking these pics for me! I'm sorry for being such a derp... when I looked at the pics I was a bit glazed over and stood there like a stature, hardly moving at all! You picked such a great location and the composition was spot on but your model was... Queen Derp! I'll do better next time...promise!


Now on to my top... I made this McCalls 7133 top in a tropical print and was surprised at how much I liked it. So I knew that another one was going to be immediately moved up in the sewing queue. I have this gorgeous navy blue lace in my stash and with its lovely scalloped edge, I knew it would make a pretty crop top. Once again, I removed the center back seam and moved the zipper to the side seam, inserting it upside down like my last one. I used the scalloped edge for the hemline and I love how it looks in contrast with my ivory lace skirt.


I love that scalloped edge so much!!




I felt so ladylike in my outfit and we all know how much I love a navy and white outfit. I can see this top with my white pants as or a pair of culottes...got to get to making those... or navy and white striped skirt..... hmmm... why haven't I made one of those already?

It never really ends does it?  There is always something else to sew....




32 comments:

  1. Awww, bloggy friends! How nice! (And lurve her style - and yours too!)

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    1. The best right!!? I may not wear the same style as someone else but I always admire different styles and even more so, the confidence with which they rock it! Mo definitely knows how to do that!

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  2. I love how you combined this gorgeous top with the white skirt. You look every elegant, too.

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  3. Love the fabric selection and how you styled this. Well done!

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  4. Gorgeous! I love the colour combination and details of the scallops. Maybe when my kids are older I can think about wearing white again!

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    1. Thanks Christa! Oh I remember when wearing white was only a dream....don't rush it. They are little for such a short time!

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  5. Your top is lovely! I thought the waistband on your skirt was scalloped for a minute! I certainly know what it is like having daughters who are too busy to take photos!

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    1. Thanks! My girls are very busy indeed! Lol.

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  6. I think I would be a bit star struck if Mo was behind the camera. It's hard enough having my husband take photos never mind a Halifax celeb! Good news though....you look fabulous in these pics! I love how you've utilized the scallop edge...and I love your adorable handbag too!

    Now....some serious want for a tulle skirt!

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    1. Thanks Sue! I think I was a little overwhelmed by the whole thing...Mo taking the pics and there was a construction crew right next to us which made me self conscious too. I was very much outside of my comfort zone....aka my driveway!

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  7. What a fabulous story! And yes, the location is just perfect, but so are you!! We are not used to see you in urban backgrounds. Both top and skirt are super-elegant!!!

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    1. I really like the pics...and I hope to get more in different locations. Trying new things these days! Thanks Merche!

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  8. No surprise that I love this! Navy and white is always perfect and I just love how you've paired the laces and utilized that pretty scallop. And hooray for awesome blogger friends!

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    1. Ahhh thanks Jenny! The scalloped edge is my favorite part of this top. I agree, blogger friends are the best!

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  9. This outfit looks great! Love the story behind the photos.

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  10. i love with that scalloped edge! And I love meeting blogger friends too! It's so fun!

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    1. Me too! Blogger friends are great....that was the nicest part of starting a blog!

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  11. How fun! Oh, you are both so awesome!
    Love the outfit, you are so awesome at marrying fabric to pattern!

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    1. Thanks so much Becki! Blogger friends ARE awesome...you are one of the first to ever comment on my blog and I always consider you special for that!

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  12. Beautiful. Love the scalloped edge on the top and great use of the original design.

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    1. Thanks Gail! The scalloped edge made it a little more special, I think!

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  13. Sewing people are the best! Beautiful outfit; you look lovely :)

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    1. They are the best!!! Thank you Danielle!

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  14. Daughters are the best photographers when you can pin them down! Love your skirt and top combo - very Princess Mary of Denmark. X

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    1. Thanks! That is the sweetest compliment...I love her style so much!!!!

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  15. You seriously look fantastic in these photos not Dwerpy at all! The top and skirt are a wonderful combo and I love that you got close ups of your accessories!

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  16. How great to run into a fellow blogger in your time of need. ;) Your outfit looks great! I love the navy and white combo too!

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  17. Your beautiful ....you can have all the clothes in the world but if you don't wear them right then they do not look great. Right on the mark. Me kara lee😀




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