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Etsy Repurpose Round up – Shop Feature Pierogi Picnic

This week’s repurpose round-up is a shop feature! I first found Pierogi Picnic, by Lydia Krupinski, a few weeks back while scrounging Etsy for items to feature in this very series. Pierogi Picnic is a Chicago based indie eco handmade shop. And well her shop had so many upcycled and reconstructed treasures in it, I just wanted to share them all! Here are some of my favorites!

up-cycled men’s tees makes for excellent tunic dresses!


1. URBAN FOLK, co-friendly tunic dress with white branch screen print grey /// 2. NEVER NEVER LAND, T-shirt dress screenprinted collar handmade yellow

How bout a sweet up-cycled cotton bikini?


3. BEACH BUM Eco bikini custom fit vintage inspired cotton swimsuit  $64

Cute head bands from vintage lace and bright cottons


4. NEW VICTORIAN, Headband romantic eco-friendly vintage lace $16 /// 5. PRETTY PLEATS, Golden cotton pleated eco headband $12

Need something for the man in your life?


6. A PERFECT GENT, Sweater bow tie rustic knit upcycled dapper clip $12 /// 7. SET SAIL, Upcycled mens t-shrit repurposed eco-friendly sailboat $26

She is currently running a 30% off moving sale on readymade items with coupon code movingsale2012 till March 25th.

Don’t forget to check out her amazing vintage section as well!

Spring has really set in and the hubs and I enjoyed our week together. It was almost as if we celebrated our anniversary everyday last week! We had a fancy dinner at an amazing restaurant on Monday and saw ‘The Artist’ at an independent theater afterwards. We had lunch at the pub one day and beers with fries on St. Patty’s day. Sunday we rode the ferry and had a little pita picnic on Wolfe Island. It was such a beautiful week. Also keep your fingers crossed as J had a job interview this morning that seemed very successful! Yay!

I do hope you have a lovely day!



An ode to my favorite go to outfit

So with my camera lost I am trying to be creative about what I am posting without posting the same sort of posts. This week I will mostly be posting borrowed photos and/or some little graphics I have been doing up. Busy putting final touches on my new Boho series for my Etsy shop and can’t wait to share it with you mid March!

Here is a little photo montage based off of my favorite outfit. Once my camera shows up again I will take an actual photo of my stunning self in this excellent curation of style and elegance.

all photos are linked back to their original source.


On top, a vintage patterned button up, my actual favorite shirt is navy and covered in ducks, a colorful vintage wool paisley scarf, with a chunky ivory cardy. On bottom, a suede leather skirt over muted gray tights and slouchy fringe boots. Accessorized with gold bangles, a knitted cuff, and various pieces of homemade jewelry and ribbon. Everything but my boots are thrifted, and I don’t actually have those goregeous boots from Minnetonka, my boots are from Target around 2008.

Random fashion quirk: I love to mix shades of brown in the same outfit.

Friday Tutorial Round Up

All this going out and volunteering has really given me the time to take a look at my lack luster wardrobe. My closet used to be full of awesome items, but I have either lost or misplaced things while moving around in the last few years.

This weeks tutorial round up is all about repurposing your wardrobe and there are some real goodies in the mix. I do hope you find these inspirational and enjoyable. Remember you can simply click on the photograph to be taken to the tutorial or right click to open in another window.

This lovely dress, made by Sarah of JaynSarah, is made from a skirt! She even tells you to how you can make her necklace.

I love making quick skirts with elastic waist bands and over on A Pair and a Spare Geneva shows you a little down of how she made this lovely silk maxi, she also links to her full tutorial for the same skirt in black sheer. You could of course use any fabric that drapes well. I made a similar skirt this week from a table cloth.

Lizzie from Cotton and Curls, a fantastic blog where she show you how to resize everything, shows you how to get loose and add a pretty fabric panel to a tight fitting tee. Isn’t that just darling?

Elsie over at a beautiful mess has come out with another stunning outfit make over this week with this horse printed dress tutorial.

The lovely Chantilly over at My girl Thursday always has fantastic ideas when it comes to repurposing your wardrobe and your home. Here she shows you how to add a little love to those old holy jeans.

I hope you have a beautiful and fun filled weekend. I am about to have to go run errands in this ridiculous unexpected snow.