Friday, January 30, 2009

Fun Free Computer Games

This falls in the category of Time Wasters!! You might remember this game from your childhood. Just match the shapes.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Blue Jean Tote Bag

Since it is still cold and blustery outside I thought I would post a reminder that you can use those old blue jeans and make a tote bag, or purse. Great free pattern at:

Put an old belt through the loops, or put a ribbon through, you could even make the bottom sturdy with a foam core so it could hold a laptop. Just use your imagination.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Bermuda Bag - Handbag

Anyone out there ever have a "Bermuda Bag". Years ago, they were popular. Wood handles and changeable covers. You could even make your own. Well you still can. What a great craft project for you and your kids. Wooden handles are readily available in various sizes and colors at the craft and fabric stores, like Michael's, Hobby Lobby, JoAnne Fabrics. JoAnne, even has free pattern for wood handle bags. Don't have any material, just recycle an old shirt or skirt. Everyone has extra buttons that come with men's shirts, or their own shirts, do a mix of buttons, or do all the same. Choice is up to you. Be creative.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Great Retro Movie - Great Clothes

How to Marry a Millionaire, with Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall is a great classic. Not only does it have a funny story line, but the clothes are fantastic. Where else can a girl look great always, and really never work. Love the cold deli sandwiches and Champagne. What a great way to spend a Friday evening. Supposedly Nicole Kidman is working on a contemporary remake, and will play the part played by Marilyn Monroe, I have to admit, Lauren Bacall's part was always my favorite.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Choosing a Handbag - Purse

I ran across this in a vintage home economics book. Couldn't resist. It is how to choose your handbag based on your size.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Zippers - Studs - Fashion

Zippers and studs are all the rage this season. This cute zipper purse is available at Aldo for $50.00 in several colors. Fashion and affordable.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Retro Basic Wardrobe - For Fun

I ran across this in an old home economics book. How to build your wardrobe primer for girls/women. What a great idea.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Shapes of Fashion

Ran across this guide to the Shapes of Fashion when looking at a 1950's retro sewing book. Fashion may change, but it's roots remain the same.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Style Watch

People Style Watch is a fun upbeat look at what's hot "style junk food" magazine. You can always find great purses, shoes, and maybe a top or two. Not serious fashion just your everyday fun fashion.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Great Classic Oversize Clutch

Oversize 2 in 1 Chain Clutch Okay so I love handbags. Victoria Beckham carries the Jimmy Choo Rio version. This is the designer inspired 2 in 1 chain clutch. It is a great double belted clutch large and roomy comes in both black and navy.
Who doesn't love a clutch?
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Friday, January 9, 2009

Spring Inspiration Green Handbag

Green "Betty" Handbag Dreaming of Spring! This cute "Betty" handbag puts me in the mood for spring. It has a cute detachable long shoulder strap. It also reminds me of the 1950's with it's retro styling. It is a faux lizard leather like material. Fully lined. Also available in Blue.
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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Belts - On Trend & On Budget

Belts are great!! They can add just a touch of pizzaz to an outfit. Studs are big this season. Check out this Stud Belt from Forever 21. So cute. On trend and on budget!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Audrey Hepburn Style Clothing Pattern

I love "Breakfast at Tiffany's". I love the clothing, the romance, and Cat....o..h and the music. Ran across this Vintage 1966 McCall's Pattern 8523 and it so reminded me of a Dress that Audrey Hepburn would wear in the movie. If I could sew, I would make this dress, alright, I would make all three outfits on the pattern. I guess I should learn to sew. I also love the rendering/drawing that they used for these old patterns. I should probably learn to draw too. Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Back to School - Back to Work

"The City" Shopper Bag
So back to school and back to work for most people means carrying a computer. Try something stylish. Like "The City" Shopper bag in Metallic Green. Holds your computer as well as your file folders, and if you need a small change of clothing. What a great everything bag.

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Who Doesn't Love a Birkin?

"Bliss Handbag" pictured.
Let's face it who doesn't love a Birkin? What a great looking handbag. Books have been written about this handbag. There are even jeans, colors, shoes and designs named Birkin.

Love the look and bag -- but can't afford the cost? Try a celebrity or designer inspired handbag. Get the look and feel at a fraction of the cost. You've seen inspired handbags in all the magazines in the "As Seen In" section -- or the "Look for Less" -- or "Dress Under $100".

Try the "Bliss" handbag. It truly is a joy to carry. Comes in Black, Brown, and Navy. Get yours now at: