Monday, January 30, 2012

Signature Style Project- Shopping Safari!

The advent of the camera phone is a beautiful thing.  I am a very visual person and I LOVE being able to snap a picture of something that inspires me so I can refer back to it later!

This especially comes in handy when you are trying to build a signature look (and it's a fun way to spend an afternoon without spending a lot of money!) 

The idea is to head out to some of your local shops, the mall, even craft stores and collect inspiration!  If you see an outfit that's been put together in a shop display, take a picture.  If a fabric speaks to you, take a picture.  If you see something that seems totally unrelated to fashion ( a book cover, a color, a piece of furniture) but something about it appeals to you, take a picture!  You can decipher the information you gather later ;)

Here are a few of the photographs I collected on my last shopping excursion:

Cute addition to a cardigan, especially with a grouping of other "like" items.
I liked the detail of the metal, but not the plastic "jewels".  I plan to pop them out and cover them in different fabrics, then replace them in the bracelet so you can see the fabric through the pattern.
This is an old victrola horn, but I love the colors and shape..  Might be fun to do a trumpet skirt along these lines.
I like the concept of these scarves.  Would be cute to do a valentine scarf with heart shapes..
This was a fun quilted mini dress with big pockets..of course I bought it ;)
Loved the texture of this vintage cardigan.  Might weave a burgundy velvet ribbon through it as a trim and change the buttons.
I buy vintage lingerie every time I come across it..
..and then I dye it ;)
Not a fan of the hat, but love the decoration.
Like the idea of a cluster of these like a "corsage" on a dress
Would make a pretty addition to a hat.
Love this trim..maybe as a headband?
Hugs and Smooches,


  1. This is a super cute idea, I love it! What I noticed - you are particularly drawn to red :-) love it. I wonder what mine would say about me....I'll get back to you on that! I'm inspired.

  2. I do love red :) Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  3. Ooh, that vintage lingerie looks just lovely.


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