The wedding that broke my blogging silence

I can't even handle this.

These photos are 

Liz has been a dear friend of mine since 3rd grade, and it absolutely breaks my heart that I couldn't see this in person--blast you, LA! But this girl has always been a total knockout, and seeing her as a stunning bride absolutely took my breath away. Not to mention her handsome man, gorgeous bridesmaids, incredible decor details, and the love gushing from their eyeballs. But enough yabber--look for yourself!

And good gravy, if you are getting married in Oregon, book Erich McVey as your photographer already!

A few faves (as if I could choose...)

{ incredible photography by Erich McVey;
Liz's hair and makeup by Helena Albanese }

Can this wedding be topped? Doubtful.

View the rest here
Do it. You can't miss this.
I am serious.


I'm cranking these babies out...

The latest:


I am loving that with each apron, I can see how I am improving and progressing. 

This one was a lot of fun! The fabric is from Mood Designer Fabrics (I made it work!), and the legit vintage buttons and sash were {awesome} finds at the last Rose Bowl Flea Market

I seriously considered keeping this, but it was my first for-realsie-paid-apron-order, so I wasn't allowed. Thanks mom! :]

 So I have officially decided to start an Etsy shop. Soon.

But first, I am really excited about checking out the  
Renegade Craft Fair on July 16. 
Are you going?

I am planning on being thoroughly inspired there--regarding styles, business names, marketing strategies, pricing, etc. etc. So my plan is to launch my online shop something by August 1. We will see how that plan goes! 

Until then, I have 4 apron orders from friends 
and family to keep up with. Woot!


another apron!

This is my latest work! I am really proud of it.

I am definitely learning as I go, since I am a self-taught seamstress, here. This took me awhile to figure out, but I have been wanting to challenge myself with harder designs each time!

I also made some simple tags, since this is a gift :]

I have another one in the works right now that I am excited for, too! I bought some really great fabric from Mood, and vintage buttons and trim from the Rose Bowl Flea Market--it is going to be amazing!


one for the record books

The Urban Outfitters Sample Sale was incredible. BEYOND incredible.

Best $50 I've ever spent.

Lessons learned:
-Get there EARLY! I was about 10th in line and I got there at 10:40am--sale started at noon. Worth it.
-Sorry dudes, but if you are shopping for strictly menswear, this sale is NOT worth the $50. Not even close.
-Don't get excited about finding housewares, their samples were lame-o.
-If Black Friday sales or store like Ross stress you out to the point of paralysis--this sale is NOT for you. This is all about digging through TOTALLY unorganized tables and racks, and fighting ferocious crowds.
-Remember, this is a sample sale. Things are sample sizes--there are smalls and mediums, but nothing bigger.
-Quick judgment skills are key--pick it up, decide what you think of it, and stuff.
-Go for the shoes first (Paige took the cake on this one. See below.)
-Check for holes. A lot samples are destroyed to avoid being worn or sold. Some slashings are obvious (like the whole back is cut out), and others are subtle (a one inch square cut out along the bottom). If you are sewing machine savvy, some of it is salvageable. But inspect before you stuff.
-Wear sunscreen (learned the hard way)


Total loot: 
6 tanks
1 purse
3 belts
1 wallet
1 leather jacket
1 pair of jeans
 2 ties for the hubs
2 sweatshirts for the hubs
3 pairs of tights
4 underthings
10 tops
1 dress
1 romper
2 cardigans
1 pair of earrings
1 bracelet
= 40 items

Paige and I decided that I did better regarding being quick and selective--there was literally only one thing that when I got home I said "What was I thinking?"

However, Paige definitely won the award for best bang for her buck--she made out with TWO leather jackets and an AMAZING pair of Frye boots. She also snagged a few more accessories, which upped her total items to 50.

Yeah, I kinda wanna kill her.

I couldn't even count how many times we sang "Ohh, ohh, ohh... Just throw it in the bag!" 
Definitely the song of the day.

Trend alert

Feather hair extensions.
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These are awesome, all over the place, 
and I want some.


Trend alert


Crazy, ridiculous, hipster moustaches.

I know this trend isn't 100% new, but hot dang. This thing is spreading like wildfire. I swear everyone and their dog suddenly has a moustache. This is trend no longer reserved for the hipster-elite.

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Bow ties also tend to be a popular accessory with these 'staches.


come to mama!

I can't even begin to describe how excited I am about this!

Urban Outfitters samples, $50 to fill a bag, 10% to the Red Cross, and as if I needed another reason-- Komodo will be there!

You best believe I will be there an hour early on Friday. 

Hopefully I will have some fabulous finds to blog about this weekend :]


shameless plug

Did you see me on Wipeout?

The episode aired March 31, 2011 and is called "John Henson, Zombie Hunter"

They dubbed me "Mrs. Fixity" :]

Here it is, via hulu.com:

Here is a 2 minute clip of me on the qualifier {the first round of the obstacle course game show, for all of you people who are missing out in life, and don't watch Wipeout!}

{these links won't work forever, but here they are for now!}

Feel free to laugh at me, not just with me :] That was kind of the point. 

But yes, it really hurt!

Mrs. Fixity



Don't ask why I stuttered. Just thought it would make something that is genius sound a little thug, and a little more legit.

{ Lego covered IKEA table via Toki Woki }

I love how this wraps up DIY, budget-friendly, modern art, practicality, conversation starter, and (replacement of a need for) a coffee table book all in one amazing package!

Follow the link to Toki Woki's blog for all the instructions on how he did it--we are talking nitty gritty details, here. Very helpful if you really want to tackle this project!


grab some tissue

I thought it was about time for some fabulous wedding mush.


my latest creation

A couple weeks ago my husband asked me to sew an apron as a wedding gift for his childhood friend... he asked the night before the wedding. Oh, husbands!

Well, I haven't sewn in awhile, so I thought it was a good excuse to get back in the saddle.

So hubs and I went to the fabric store that night, and I went to work. Hubs stayed up with me until 3:30am until I completed it. 

He was great moral support: "Keep sewing, woman!"

No, really. He said that. But it was funny, not abusive.

As tired as I was, and as frustrated as I got with it... I am thrilled with the end result. I hope the bride likes it as much as I do!

Best sewing project yet! I am making progress!


monday's muse #6

{ photo taken at Tiffany's at the Beverly Center in LA. Designer unknown. }

I am thoroughly obsessed with this chandelier. It is like an epic explosion of vintage diamond broaches.

In love.

Maybe someday I will have a fabulous house and this will be in the bathroom. 

Yeah. The bathroom. Because I will have even cooler stuff in the bigger rooms ;]

What will be in your fabulous house? Dream it up this week!


monday's muse #5

Getting more creative with hair do's...

{ see tutorial here at Fashionising }

Something that I can say I really haven't seen before, and is legitimately wearable. Although I am suspicious that it may be deceptively difficult despite it's laid back appeal.

I guess I will need to give it a trial run! 

Have a beautiful week.


just plain pretty

{ via blitz }


monday's muse #4

1950s elegance...

And most of all--red lipstick. I am currently obsessed (and found a fantastic shade and formula... more on that another day!)

{ Christian Dior's New Look 1947  via }

{ March 1950 Vogue via }

{ via Van Paris }

I want to look this lovely every day, don't you?


i want this

This watch is freaking fabulous.

 { via FFFFOUND! }

However, it's Burberry, which makes it $695. Hmm... yeah right. I am really racking my brain trying to figure out a way to DIY this. 

I think I can do it.


Monday's muse #3

Turquoise color schemes at home...

{ photos via ermoumag }

This makes me crave spring. LOVING the graphics mixed with the fresh colors.

I especially love Tiffany blue with cranberry red. I almost went with that combo for our wedding colors. We opted for navy and yellow. I am still definitely drawn to the loveliness of the blue and red, though.

Happy Monday!


Building Bling

"The silhouette of Chanel No.5’s iconic bottle — made from 1,200 hand-assembled sequins — will decorate the exterior of Paris’ Musée d’Orsay from Jan. 6 to 28. The massive flacon’s image will cover 2,890 square feet of the museum’s exterior, which runs along the Seine river." { via Womens Wear Daily }

 { via Womens Wear Daily }

I can't say that I am a fan of this juxtaposition. What do you think?

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