Monday, May 2, 2016

Cocoon Sweater + Something Neat!

Tank - Wal-Mart
Sweater - crocheted by me {pattern here}
Jeans - Target
Shoes - J.Crew, thrifted {similar here and here}
Purse - Chloe "Paraty"
Earrings - Kendra Scott "Dani" {here}
Necklace - thanks to oNecklace {here}
Ring - thanks to Anjolee {here}

Greetings, greetings, and Happy Monday! I'm super excited to share something I've been thinking on for a while and that is my new crochet Instagram account (here, or look for username granvillestitchery). After a ten year hiatus from crocheting, I picked it up again a couple of years ago and have been practicing, practicing, practicing! I originally only learned a few basic stitches (this was before YouTube, Blogger, etc. and many internet resources become popular) and never thought I would be able to crochet more than rows and rows of these basics. When I picked it up again, it had to reteach myself and it was a lot easier the second time around. Once I tackled this challenging scarf last Fall, I figured it was time to try more advanced works (like these vintage doilies)! After thousands of yards of yarn and thread running through my fingers, I'm ready to share my work online - a kind of scary thing, but I'm going for it anyway.

As for this cozy sweater, I crocheted it from a fabulously easy pattern made by the talented Kelly at Knitbrooks. It worked up quickly and I ended up making a second this week - though by now, it's a bit too warm in Atlanta to wear them so they will be stored for next Fall (when I'll probably make a few more in other colors). Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you on IG!

One more note - today should have been Bandit's 8th birthday!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Black Wrap

Dress - Diane von Furstenberg "New Jeanne Two" {here, here, similar here, and try here}
Heels - Brian Atwood "Sasha" {last seen here}
Purse - Morris Moskowitz, vintage {last seen here}
Earrings - Vintage
Ring - Kendra Scott "Tela" 

Happy Monday! I've been searching for a {cheap} basic black long sleeve collared DvF dress for a very long time and finally found one on the clearance rack at Nordstrom Rack - and it was marked down to the prices I see them go for second-hand on eBay. So big score for me! I dressed it up with these fun vintage green sequined disco ball earrings and an equally groovy vintage velvet clutch, and my tallest heels with metallic platforms. Have a wonderful week and thanks for dropping by! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Running Around

Sweater - LOFT {last seen here}
Jeans - Target
Shoes - J.Crew, thrifted {similar here and here}
PurseChloé "Paraty" {last seen here}
Earrings - Kendra Scott
Necklace - thanks to oNecklace {here}
Ring - thanks to Anjolee {here}

Greetings, friends! With spring underway, I threw together this outfit for running around. Highs in the low '70s are perfect for this light cotton three-quarter sleeve sweater and new ballet flats. I found them at my fave consignment shop last week on clearance for $10! Have a fabulous week and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Gold Sequins

Dress - Altuzarra for Target {try here}
Boots - Via Spiga, thrifted {try here, + similar here and here on sale, + here, here}
Purse - vintage, thrifted
Earrings - Kendra Scott "Elle" {here}
Necklace - Kate Spade {last seen here}
Ring - thanks to Anjolee {here}

Greetings! You remember the Altuzarra and Target collaboration from about a year and a half ago? This was a dress I had tried on {here} but was hesitant about the two layers of polyester. I ended up buying it later on the clearance rack and love it as a winter staple. It pairs perfectly with these fabulous Via Spiga boots I thrifted a few months ago. I hope your 2016 is going great so far! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Salsa

Blouse - BCBG, thrifted
Jeans - Target
Heels - Christian Louboutin "Decollete" {similar here and here}
Clutch - Made by me from a vintage dress {details here}
Necklace - thanks to oNecklace {here}
Bracelet - Target {last seen here}

January greetings, friends! Since I have a little more time to myself on Saturdays now, I've been trying to get out on Friday nights and I love to go salsa dancing. In Atlanta, there's an event once a month at a neat museum where everyone dances in the atrium under dinosaur bones. I dance with lots of new guys every time, and a situation frequently occurs which always makes me giggle. We start to dance and they say "Oh, you're really good!" So I smile nicely and say "Thank you!" Then when the dance is over, they ask me what I do and I reply that I am a dance instructor. And their mouths just fall open. I posted a short clip to Instagram {here} dancing with one of my favorite partners! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

...and Happy Holidays friends! I'm popping in briefly to give you a chuckle with these MATCHING mother/daughter Christmas vests my mom made for us in the early '90s. I found these yesterday and insisted upon a picture - I thought they were so cool at the time, and they still fit! Cheers - and Happy New Year, too!