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    Saturday, November 23, 2013

    Baroque-ish inspiration



    The fabric embellisher extraordinaire and refashion designer in me was immediately inspired by this gorgeously ornate and baroque-ish jacket I ran into while perusing one of my favorite new blogs (more on that later) . . .

    The blogger was commenting on "the fierce force of ornamentation, brocade, bling, bang & baroque that assailed the runways" last Fall. 

    Since I remarried and pretty much retired for now, I completely missed this awesome trend. Honestly, I have not paid much attention to my love of fashion and design for several years . . . well, since my love of being in love took over.

    While the look is gorgeous offset by a white background, my first thoughts went to denim since my fashion and design tastes gravitate toward recycling fabric and bringing new life to used jeans.

    This post is strictly inspirational. The look of the jacket so grabbed my attention that I had to write about the inspiration for future projects which are not confined to fashion, but transcend to home decor and beyond!

    About the blogger . . .

    The blogger is Carolyn Espley-Miller aka Slim Paley, whose blog is uniquely stylish, beautiful and entertaining.  She is 
    the wife of Dennis Miller (one of my favorite comedians and entertainers of all time).

    Carolyn is totally awesome and I am in the process of reading her entire blog . . . it is that good.  The jacket is one of many jewels I have discovered within the pages of her blog.

    Huffington Post describes Carolyn as "a Santa Barbara based Lifestyle blogger with an eclectic eye for all things design related. She is well versed in photography, fashion, food, interior design and gardens."

    Start exploring her blog on the very entertaining article this gorgeous jacket came from, Loco for Rococo.  Hope you enjoy her blog as much as I do!




    Saturday, November 16, 2013

    Awesome Closet Makeover!


    I love the before and afters 
    on this closet makeover from 
    ScoutAndNimble.com




    Click here for the article 
    and lots of inspiration!






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