Monday, October 31, 2011


I hope you all had a fantastic weekend filled with haunted Halloween parties and other sorts of mischief!  As previously blogged, mine was spent caring for a sick spouse.  However, after my fabulous care, he is feeling much better!

Today I am wearing pair #83, a pair of pretty purple pumps by Madden Girl.  They go amazing with my new skirt I made yesterday.  (Details in yesterday's blog post).

Along with my new skirt, I have them paired with a fitted ruched purple top, black cardigan, black opaque tights, a plethora of purple and gold accessories, and a bat head band to show some  Halloween spirit!

I hope you have a fun evening and get your fill of 'free' candy!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

More Sewing!!!!

Well, I spent another day close to home as hubby is not feeling much better.  But that's okay, because my sewing machine was happy to help me pass the time between doling out medicine and making soup!

Today I wanted to work with some fantastic fabric from the Aviary 2 line by Joel Dewberry.  I have a couple different prints from this line, but already had shoes and a top picked out to wear with this great cotton print.

So between working on some other projects, I whipped up this little skirt.  Super basic, but the print lends itself to the simple lines.  Can't wait to wear it tomorrow with some GREAT shoes!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday is for Sewing!!

Okay, not always... however, I have been home caring for a sick spouse so it was a great way to pass time between making soup and Theraflu! 

Today I used this amazing *organic* cotton sheeting made by Birch Fabrics.  The line is called "Circa 60 Mod Beach" and it is super adorable.

I chose these two prints from the collection for a specific project.  We have some friends that are expecting a baby boy and the daddy-to-be is borderline pro surfer.  So I thought this would be a fun combo for a blanket. 

Here are my supplies:

 And here are my results:

Since I had some fabric left over and some matching terry cloth I also decided to make a matching bib.

I think it all turned out pretty fun!  More projects with my fabulous fabrics to come!

Friday, October 28, 2011

I 'Heart' Friday!!!

I am so excited that it is Friday!  And that my only pre-planned activities include SEWING!!!!  I know, I am a total dork, but I have sooooo many projects to start, finish, mail, etc!

Today I am wearing pair #82.  Another in my Converse 'sub-collection'.  These super cute pink Chucks where a birthday gift from my husband about 2 or 3 years ago. 

Well, I am off!  I hope you have a fantastic Friday, followed by a stupendous weekend.
See you Monday!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Black Attack!

Today was a black day.... black pants, black sweater, and pair #81....

These Rocketdog flats have some great details and are made from silk.  Making them not so basic!  And that was a perfect pairing with the pops of hot pink in my outfit today!

See you tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Double Duty

Well, as I posted on Monday, I have been taking care of my Grandma for the last two days.  And at Grandma's house, there is NO INTERNET!  So I did continue with my challenge but was unable to post yesterday.  Fear not, as I have photo's from yesterday that not only include her plush pink carpet, but also her super cute puppy Sammy!

Pair #79 is a great pair of olive suede Ocean Minded flip-flops!  Worn to walk Sammy and other various outside duties required by Grandma!

And for today...pair #80.  A favorite that I wear often.  Brown suede ruched pointy toe boots. 

See you tomorrow!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Madness!

Well, I am trying to wrap some stuff up at the office because this afternoon I start my first shift of Grandma Care.  Grandma recently had hip replacement surgery and per doctor's order must have 24 hour care until further notice.  She is doing great and there are no complications, this is just a precaution and I am happy to  help out.

Today I have two pairs of shoes for you to peruse.  Pair #77 are another pair of Ugg's that I threw on this morning because I was freezing.  These boots were a Christmas gift from my husband a few years ago... again, another score for hubby!

Pair #78 is a great pair of Anne Klein iflex camel leather mules.

I purchased these shoes at Macy's during a super clearance sale some time ago.  I remember this experience so clearly because the sale price was so ridiculous ($15 marked down from $125) that I had people following me through the shoe department asking me if I was going to purchase the shoes and if not could I give them the shoes before I left.  Of course, this only made me want the shoes more!  And I do love them.  They are amazingly comfortable, have unique detailing, and go with just about anything!

Also, this weekend I was finally able to address the other portion of this blog... Fabulous Fabric!  I finally busted out my sewing machine after a 4 month hiatus that was caused by our move.   I also had some cute little kids visiting that love to help out.  So I was able to complete two new special requests.

Aren't they adorable?  They did a great job helping and are loving showing off their (our) work!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Mary Blair!

And thank you for your amazing contributions to some Disney classics, including two of my favorites; Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland!

With that news, I am excited to be dressed in a whimsical pink sweater that matches pair #76.  These Rocketdog skimmers where actually purchased by my husband because he thought they looked like something I would wear.  He was sooooo right!!!

They go great with my black ruffled dress, pink cardigan, and funky pink accessories.

I hope you are having a great Friday and are looking forward to an equally amazing weekend.

See you next week!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Two for Today!

Happy Thursday!  I hope you are having a fantastic week.  Today I have two pairs of shoes for your viewing pleasure.

First pair #74. A cute pair of Nicole black leather mules.  I like the white top stitching and subtle button detail.  Another pair of classics with a low heel that I can walk in all day without fail.

However, since it was sub-zero (maybe a slight exaggeration) when I left the house this morning I threw on pair #75.  My tall black Uggs!  And while they did look adorable with my skirt, they are not completely work appropriate!  But they did a fine job of keeping me toasty warm until I arrived at my desk.... and possibly a bit longer into my day then they should  have :)

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More Coffee Please!

As I finish up my first cup of coffee I am already dreaming of my second.  It has been a crazy few days filled with three nights of concerts and then an extended day at Disneyland.  I am happy to be back at the office to 'relax' for a while.

Today is pair #73, a gorgeous pair of beige suede BCBG Generation heels.

Not only are these shoes drop dead gorgeous, they are super comfy and the suede is so soft it's yummy!  I have them paired with a charcoal grey and cream dress with a red tank peeking through and a red cardigan.

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Too Exhausted for Tuesday!

Today was a great day.  But I am exhausted.  Pair #72 and I spent the day at Disneyland!
After a late night at concert #3, I got up early to spend the day at 'The Happiest Place On Earth'!

My black and electric blue Asics where the perfect choice for a fun filled day!  However, I am happy to be home and relaxing on the couch! 

See you tomorrow!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday Madness!

Greetings!  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.  Mine was over the top and it included two Foo Figheters shows, both SUPER AMAZING!  But, I must admit, Cage the Elephant put on an amazing set and I highly recommend seeing them live, if you have the chance.  One of the highlights had to be on Friday, when Dave Grohl sat in as the drummer for Cage, whose drummer's apendix had exploded during a show a few days prior.  Every tour the Foo Fighters keep getting better and I am already excited for their next tour!  I finish up the trifecta tonight in San Diego with show #3!

I also spent some time organizing my shoe collection, which took more time than expected. But I am set for the balance of the challenge and here are some photo's to give you a look at what's to come....

And those are just the shoes I haven't worn yet! 

Today I am wearing pair #71.  A pair of basic brown Rocket Dog slip on tennis shoes. 

Since I came to work 'concert' ready, they are the perfect combo of form and fashion.  Not only do they go great with my fitted tee, jeans, and cardigan; but ,they are also very comfortable for the hours of standing I have ahead of me tonight!

Friday, October 14, 2011


In honor of Foo-tastic Friday, here is my favorite picture from last night!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


For those of you that don't know, I am a HUGE Foo Fighters fan!  I'm not sure how it happened, but they are an amazing band... and once you see them live, you get a completely different kind of respect for them.  Well, tonight I get to see them at The Forum..... and also tomorrow night.  I am capping it off with their final So Cal performance by seeing them in San Diego on Monday.  I know... I'm a stalker.  The good news is I am not alone.  There is one constant in my Foo-tastic adventure..... My big brother will be attending each and every show with me, as has become our tradition!

With that being said, pair #70 is concert appropriate unbleached cotton Converse!  And, in honor of Dave Grohl, my mis-matched guitar socks!

I hope that you have a great day and weekend. 
Sole Salvation will be celebrating Foo-Friday and there will not be a new post; however, I will be back on Monday to pick up where we left off!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It Isn't Easy Being Green....

but it's still my favorite color!  Pair #69 is a pair of groovy green leather Fossil flats!

I love everything about these shoes.... the great color, the pebbled leather, the silver buckle, the white top stitching.  And surprisingly they match a lot of things in my wardrobe!  Including the whimsical blouse I am wearing today!  Here is a snap shot of the fabric.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Love 3-Day Work Weeks!

Happy Monday Tuesday!  I hope that you got to enjoy a nice long weekend and are refreshed and ready for another short week.

Today I am wearing pair #68 is a pair of brown leather Rampage strappy sandals with a wood heel.

I have them paired with a 'made by me' skirt, a with fitted ruched tee, and a funky blue cardigan.  Below is the fabric from my skirt.

Have a great day and I will see you tomorrow!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Come on 3-day Weekend!

Thank you Christopher Columbus for everything you did that justifies me not working on Monday!!!  Oh how I love a 3-day weekend, especially when I have the day off and kids still have school!  Woohoo!!!!

Pair #67 is another pair vintage Doc's.  I don't even know where or when I got these, I just think they have lived in my collection since the beginning of time!

I hope you have a great weekend and are fortunate enough to enjoy Monday as a paid holiday.
See you next Tuesday!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Can you believe that Metallica has been around for 30 years?  This month marks the 30th anniversary of when the band formed.... can you believe it all started because of an ad in the newspaper.  Crazy!

Back to business.  Today I am wearing pair #66.  A pair of bewitching black suede slouchy boots! 

I have these boots paired with a 'made by me' plaid skirt (see snapshot), black tights, a black fitted tee, and a black shrug.  All warm and cozy on this cool autumn day!

I got this fantastic fabric from my mom, who has been holding on to it since before I was born.  She used it to make a maternity top that she wore while pregnant with yours truly.  She also used it to make me a jumper that I wore as a child.  Even after that there was still enough for me to make the skirt I am wearing today and this great dress for Sidney!!!

 I still have a ton of it left too and am open to your suggestions for its use!
Thanks & see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Love A Good Rainy Day!

I am bundled up today in several layers of warm comfy clothes today.  A great flowered scarf, a super warm Ezekial hoodie, tights... the layers just keep on going and they all complement today's shoe choice!

Pair #65 is a cute pair of textured flats with a great bright green trim.  And yes, the main fabric is textured, not a print!

I also have worn pair #66 today.  My very dirty rain boots with the green bottoms, of course this in only one pair of many!

I have these shoes, and boots when I venture out into the rain, paired with a great green skirt (see trim shapshot below), a fitted white sweater layered over a lace trim tank, and a fun print hoodie.

And let's not forget my super fantastic scarf!

Hope you are enjoying your day and doing what you can to stay dry!
See  you tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Seeing Spots!

Polka dots, actually!  I'm not sure if I've mentioned this or not... but, I love polka dots.  I'm not sure why, maybe it's the retro/vintage feel /look or some fond hidden memory. Whatever the reason, I love love love them!  And now the rest of this post should make complete sense to you!

Pair #64 is a perfectly polka dotted pair of Rampage peep toe wedges.  They are to die for!!!!

I have these shoes paired with on of my 'made by me' skirts.  This is one of the first skirts I made without any kind of pattern.  I saw a skirt on line that I liked and made my own, I know... crazy! 

I really love the fabric and thought it deserved a great polka dot ruffle detail.  Here is a quick snap shot.

I am wearing a basic black button down with a great pumpkin colored cardigan, and a fantastic polka dot bracelet.  Another snap shot for you viewing pleasure!

Thanks for stopping by.... I hope to see you tomorrow!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a great weekend.  While mine was not 'fun' or 'exciting' I did get a ton of stuff accomplished... both at home and the office.  I am now ready for another hectic week!

Today I am wearing pair #63, a fun pair of Blowfish silver peep toe flats.... someone had a pedicure this weekend!

These shoes go with with anything, except gold accessories, and add a great pop to a monochrome outfit.  Today I have them paired with on of my 'made by me' skirts, a white fitted tee, and a bright sky blue cardigan. 

I hope your Monday is off to a good start and I will see you tomorrow.