Monday, April 30, 2007

How Excited Am I That It Is Spring/Almost Summer

Well let me count the ways.
1. Not having to cover up in jackets that may or may not be gorgeous (in my case not so much)
2. My birthday is coming up, May 17, and I am going to Spain for three weeks as a present (although it is an educational trip so it counts as school)
3. Biking to school in cute dresses, skirts, and shorts
4. New spring fashions and looks and clothes (photos courtesy of Face Hunter and the Sartorialist)




Sunday, April 29, 2007

Brand New 'Do

Springtime brings a new hair style for me. I am hoping for something rather different. Only problem is I really would like something very different from what I have now. Right now I have some layers, but unless I straighten my hair it is very poofy. Here's some thoughts...email or post with your thoughts...or any different ideas!

I guess they all look somewhat the same but are a little bit different.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Ugly!

Well as many of you who live in New England will know the crocs sensation has been hitting the nation, at least New England for the past ehhh..year. Maybe. Well, I recently bought a pair, not because they're cute. Which they're not. I had a problem with my back and feet these shoes really helped me. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. The classic beach croc is my favorite while the mary janes are not so much my favorite.
I was seriously suprised when I saw that Crocs were making boots and flats! I may just have to get me some. The shoe molds to the shape of your foor and is slip resistant. I have to say that after having these shoes (beach in purple) they are starting to grow on me!

Don't You Just Hate Those Multitalented Celebs?

I appreciate the fact that stylish celebrities are marketing their style by creating lines of clothing that epitomize their style. Bitten, Kate Moss for Topshop, and The Row are all some examples. However, one is just not like the other. Bitten and Kate Moss for Topshop are wearable and affordable while The Row is wearable, maybe, but not affordable. SJP's Bitten line is going to sell for $19.98 or less! Style with affordability.


Kate Moss for Topshop:


The Row:
(pictures thanks to fashion verbatim)
I still don't know what I think about the row

Friday, April 27, 2007

The Plan Was A Success

Well I realize that I did not post the results of DIY day on the day I announced. This is because I was having so much fun that I kept at it until Friday. Finally I have the results and I have to say that I had a ton of fun. I patched up a shirt that I had bougth at Charlotte Russe a few days ago and the button popped off. Instead of resewing on the button with the original color thread I used pink thread. I have to say it looks so much better now.

I also re-threaded a necklace that had broken in an unfortunate accident that involved water, jeans, a necklace breaking, and the person whose pants had gotten wet finding all the beads on a moving bus. Well, I found all the beads and made a necklace/earring set out of them.

One of my personal favorite is this really long necklace that can either be worn as a necklace or bracelet. It was fun to make, but took me a long time to complete. I watched a few Hogan's Heroes and Grey's Anatomy episodes though so I was ok.
Another of my favorite pieces is just a simple pendant but i took inspiration from those necklaces at Urban that hang low and fall right below your bust.

Inspiration:

Reality:


Some other various jewelery that were made are pictured here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Oscar de la Renta

I really love how Oscar de la Renta's dresses are made and how they drape across the body.


A few of these models are featured in Vogue's top ten. See if you can pick them out.

P.S. I made a mistake in my posting of DIY day. That day is actually going to be happening on Wed and the results will be posted on Thursday or Friday if all goes according to plan.
Thanks

Cannot think at all

So staying up late with friends and having to wake up at 7 may not be the best idea in the world. There happens to be a slight ringing in my ear so I may not be the most grammatically correct person today, so bear with me.






(photo courtesy of Face Hunter)



This photo that I found on Face Hunter was an amazing outfit because it is mostly simple but it all pulls together in a great way. I decided to recreate this outfit:


(Shirt and skirt from Nordstrom, bag from Coach)










Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Wind Blows in a Different Direction

A few changes are going to be happening here at FMLB so bear with me while I undergo some template changes. Like my style my blog will probably change as well. I hope that I will still be posting just as much but as my spring vacation draws to an end and I have to do all of the homework I have been putting off I will have to do the mountainous piles of work. But, as I am one of the biggest procrastinators in the world that I may end up posting even more than normal.

Monday, April 23, 2007

DIY Day

I am officialy proclaiming Thursday my DIY day of the month. I will be completing severel projects that have been hanging around that I have been meaning to finish. Or start. Some of these include tea dying (inspiration and picture courtesy of Style Bubble)
My next project is an old Elle Girl DIY project by the designers of LaRok. It is a scarf made out of tea doilies. It is such an old project that I can't find it in the Elle Girl archives but they have some other good projects.
My next project is inspired by the Naughty Secretary Club's ChaCha bracelets. Possibly a bracelet and necklace version of these will be happening during DIY day.
While out shopping today I picked up a DIY t-shirt book from Urban Outfitters. I have no idea if I will find any good ideas in that Generation T, if anybody has read it please tell me if it is a waste of time or not, but I plan on using some old baggy t-shirts and having some fun.