Monthly Archives: December 2012

Merry Christmas Eve!!

Merry Christmas Eve to everyone!!  Sorry it’s been a while since a real post…’tis the holiday season I guess!  So, yesterday the hubby and myself went to the Cleveland Orchestra’s Holiday concert.  It was absolutely lovely, as always.  One of my favorite holiday things to do since I was very little was to go see the Cleveland Orchestra.  And until last night, I hadn’t been to one of their holiday concerts in a very long time…so it was nice to bring back memories and to see memories being created for all the little ones that were there (and who were surprised by Santa himself, I may add)! :))  That being said, if you or anyone you know is ever visiting Cleveland and is looking for something to do, I will not hesitate to suggest seeing the Cleveland Orchestra (and not just around the holidays)!  They are an absolutely wonderful and extremely talented group of musicians.

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All dressed up with somewhere to go!

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I found this pale gray wool coat at a vintage store a lonnng time ago.  This is actually the first time I’ve worn it because the sleeves are a tad short on my abnormally long arms.  And I wanted to find a pair of longer gloves to wear with it, and low and behold found these lovely studs at Target by the Neiman Marcus for Target collection.

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Shoes are also a Target find.  The toes were actually silver, but I got creative and spray painted them gold instead.  I just thought the gold would look better against the green. :))

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Gold polka dot dress from H&M.  Worn with Antonio Melani (Dillard’s) blazer and red belt.

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I had to throw a little fun into my ensemble with my Betsey Johnson London earrings. :)

Red-y to Spread the Cheer!

Red-y to Spread the Cheer!

Linea
$81 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Dice Kayek metallic pleated skirt
$660 – farfetch.com

Platform pumps
$41 – newlook.com

Lulu Guinness black clutch
luluguinness.com

Scully
scullyandscully.com

Dannijo
dannijo.com

Silk and Sparkle

Silk and Sparkle

VILA fringe jacket
$92 – vila.com

Julianne
$72 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Carolina herrera
fashion.1stdibs.com

Stella McCartney gold pumps
stellamccartney.com

Chanel bag
luxuryexchange.com

Fine jewelry
$795 – astleyclarke.com

Chanel
fashion.1stdibs.com

Vintage Bill Blass, Part 2

So here’s the rest of my post from yesterday…

I altered this Bill Blass beauty I found at a local thrift store in Lakewood (just outside of Cleveland, GREAT place for vintage stores).  The inside tag indicates it came from The Halle Bros. Department Store from downtown Cleveland.  A (no-longer) Cleveland department store gem.

Overall, this white embroidered coat was in pretty good shape, except for the hem of the lining.  It was fraying pretty badly…so I did what I had to do.

Here it is before I took it under the needle… (sorry for the fuzzy pictures!! STILL having camera issues, a new camera may have to be a Christmas present to myself) ;)

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I hemmed a long piece of Kelly Green fabric to cover the fraying original lining.

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I’m quite happy with how it turned out…cannot wait to wear it!

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And for a little somethin’, somethin’… I added a little sparkly trim to the shoulder detail. ;)

Vintage Bill Blass

Sorry for the lack if posts this week…so here’s a quick one…Picked up this vintage Bill Blass embroidered coat from a local vintage store a couple weeks ago…it was pretty much lust at first sight, although I had to perform a couple minor, but necessary alterations…stay tuned for the details tomorrow! :))

Holiday Party Ready

Holiday Party Ready

Vintage green dress
amazon.co.uk

Twist jewelry
boticca.com

Diamond earrings
$480 – johnlewis.com

Fingerlakes Wine Tour

To continue the last post…we had a really great time in New York this weekend.  This is the second year we’ve done the ‘Deck the Halls’  Wine Tour at Lake Seneca.  It’s loads of fun.  There are 30+ wineries to visit from Fri-Sun.  Each winery gives you a food sample that they pair with a certain wine, and then you can taste additional wines.  Along with a food sample, each winery also gives you an ornament to decorate the grape vine wreath you receive at your starting winery.  AND on top of ALL that…You get to see some pretty awesome views. ;))

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Glenora Winery

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Vineyards

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More vineyards…

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Fulkerson Winery…our starting winery.

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Vineyards at Chateau LaFayette Winery.

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Grapevine wreath with all of the winery’s ornaments.