Shop My Closet!

Spring cleaning has hit early this year! I’ve been working hard to declutter things around here, including my closet. I’m paring things down and getting rid of clothes that I rarely wear or don’t fit well.

Normally, I take things to the consignment shop, but I figured I’d give Poshmark a try. You can see and shop my Poshmark closet HERE. Let me know if you’re interested in anything …. because I’d probably cut you a deal ;). I’d rather see my things go to the good home of a reader than a stranger!

Here are a few things I’m selling that you’ve seen here on T&T before:

For Sale on Poshmark: Lavender Handbag

Lavender Bag, $20

For Sale on Poshmark: Vintage Mexican DressVintage Embroidered Dress, $60

For Sale on Poshmark: French Sweatshirt

French Sweatshirt, $20

For Sale on Poshmark: Paris Sweater

Paris Sweater, $20

For Sale on Poshmark: Mint Bag

Mint Bag, $15

For Sale on Poshmark: Chiffon Dress

Chiffon Dress, $25

See the rest of my Poshmark closet HERE!

A Year of Flower Arrangements: January

Ball Jar Flower Arrangement

So, as you may remember, one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to create a flower arrangement each month of the year. I DID create this arrangement in January, but did not get around to posting it until February. Technically, I did not break my resolution. My resolution, my rules! ;)

For January, I wanted to make a small arrangement that would fit on the live edge cherry shelf Chris recently made. I REALLY wanted to make an arrangement with white tulips, but the flower shop I went to didn’t have any, so I decided to go with mini ivory calla lilies and fancy greenery. There’s something very refreshing about a simple white and green arrangement.

This is a very easy arrangement! Here’s how I made it:

Supplies:

Ball Jar Flower Arrangement

Flowers:
3 stems ivory mini calla lilies

Greens:
3 stems spingeri fern
2 stems eucalyptus
1 stem green hypericum berries

Tools:
Floral scissors and/or knife. (Mine are Oasis)
A 12-ounce Ball jar with band

 Directions:

Springeri Fern Flower Arrangement Greenery

Separate the springeri laterals so they’re the right height/size for the arrangement. (Be careful, it’s prickly!)

Ball Jar Flower Arrangement

Add four pieces of springeri to the jar. Lace the stems, criss-crossing them.

Ball Jar Flower Arrangement

Cut the hypericum berries and add to jar. Place the tallest calla lily in center.

Ball Jar Flower Arrangement

Add the second tallest calla lily to the left.

Ball Jar Flower Arrangement

Add the shortest at the base.

Preparing Eucalyptus Flower Arrangement Greenery

Prepare the eucalyptus by removing bottom leaves that would be under water. (Your hands will smell sooooo good after this!) Turn one stem of eucalyptus into two shorter pieces by cutting it in the middle.

Ball Jar Flower Arrangement

Add eucalyptus throughout arrangement. I kept a couple tall pieces in the back and shorter ones in the middle.

Ball Jar Flower Arrangement

If you’re like me, you’ll see a million things at this point that you don’t like, so feel free to pick at it until it looks how you want. This is a one-sided arrangement that sits on a shelf against a wall, so you only need to worry about the front looking good!

Ball Jar Flower Arrangement

Ball Jar Flower Arrangement

Ball Jar Flower Arrangement

 

 

 

 

Taylor Swift’s Topshop Beanie

Tulle and Trinkets: Indianapolis Style Blogger, Taylor Swift Topshop Beanie

Tulle and Trinkets, Indianapolis Style Blogger, Taylor Swift Hat, Winter Outfit

Tulle and Trinkets: Taylor Swift Winter Hat, Indianapolis Fashion Blogger

Winter at the Monon Center, Carmel

Indianapolis Fashion Blogger, Taylor Swift Winter Beanie

Tulle and Trinkets: Taylor Swift Topshop Beanie

Tulle and Trinkets: Indianapolis Style Blogger, Casual Winter Outfit, Taylor Swift Beanie, Mom Style

Beanie, as seen on Taylor Swift — Topshop
Henley Top — Free People (here is similar one with buttons)
Jeans — Madewell
Boots — Sam Edelman Petty (loving them in black!)
Necklace — Banana Republic

I’ve been a Taylor Swift fan for years. Ever since her Tim McGraw days. I’ve been her for Halloween a couple times (let me know if you’re interested in seeing the embarrassing photos…), been to her Fearless and Red tours, and will be going to her 1989 concert in Indianapolis.

Taylor Swift has been KILLING IT this past year. People who didn’t appreciate her country music are all on board with her new album. People are realizing how clever she is. I mean, she wrote a song called Style about Harry Styles and actual style. Genius, right?!

And then there’s her new look. She cut her long, curly hair, ditched the sundresses and cowgirl boots, and edged up her look. Her style has been completely on point, down to her signature red lip. And the best part is, a lot of what she wears is really accessible to people who don’t have thousands to spend on clothes (like me).

I first saw  her wear this green Topshop beanie in the Swiftmas video (here’s a photo of her in it), and I hunted around until I found the same one at Topshop. It was kind of an impulse buy, but I’ve been wearing it a lot this winter. It’s very soft and warm (and CUTE!)!

PS– A cute photo of my baby:

Smiling Baby

A Coat with Long-Enough Sleeves!

Indianapolis Style Blogger: Asos Coat, Zara Flats, Vintage Knit Hat, Fur Circle Scarf

Indianapolis Style Blogger: Asos Coat, Zara Flats, Vintage Knit Hat, Fur Circle Scarf

Indianapolis Style Blogger: Asos Coat, Zara Flats, Vintage Knit Hat, Fur Circle Scarf

Indianapolis Style Blogger: How to Dress Warm but Cute

Indianapolis Style Blog: Zara Pointy Toe Ballet Flats

Indianapolis Style Blogger: How to Dress Warm  but Cute

Coat — courtesy of ASOS
Dress (can barely see it peeping out of the bottom of my coat) — Kohls
Fleece-lined tights — Maurices
Pointy ballerina flats — Zara
Hat — Vintage
Scarf — Scarves.net
Clutch — Banana Republic

One of my First World Problems is finding coats and jackets with sleeves that are long enough. There’s nothing worse than having a gap between your gloves and sleeve — or, having to size up to a baggy fit to get a long-enough sleeve.

Luckily, ASOS came to my rescue this winter by sending me a coat that fits like a glove with sleeves that are (gasp!) long enough. ASOS has a HUGE selection of coats and jackets, and if you’re tall like me, you can shop their tall coats and jackets here. Sadly, the coat they sent me is no longer available,but there are some beauties still online to add to your wish list.

I wore this outfit Saturday evening for a date night out with Chris. It was our first night out post-baby, and it was wonderful. We went to dinner at Bluebeard where we enjoyed amazing food and great ambiance. We shared duck confit caesar salad, papardelle pasta, some life-changing brussels sprouts, and vanilla bean chess pie. I had a fabulous Moscow Mule that was made from ginger beer that they make in-house. My mouth is watering thinking about it.

Bluebeard Indy

Bluebeard Indy Moscow Mule

Bluebeard Indy

Bluebeard Indianapolis

Bluebeard Indy Bread Basket

If you live in Indy, check out Bluebeard for yourself:

Bluebeard 
653 Virginia Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Plaid Midi Skirt

Hello there! How did the holidays treat you? I ended up getting sick and the majority of our holiday was spent in survival mode. No fun! Moving on…

Do you have any resolutions for 2015? I have three:

  1. Lose the baby weight. After Christopher was born I used the #NewMom excuse to eat junk and avoid working out. That’s gotta change this year.
  2. Make a flower arrangement every month. I completed my Floral Design program (and even got a certificate to prove it!). I don’t want to forget what I learned, so I’m challenging myself to make 12 arrangements this year, one each month.
  3. Get our master bedroom and bathroom and guest bathroom made over. This March marks two years in our house. It’s about time I get things looking the way I want.

And now what you’re really here for … an outfit!

Tulle and Trinkets eShakti Review

(I’d like to thank my husband for making me look like an Anthropologie campaign in this photo.)

Tulle and Trinkets Indianapolis Style Blog

eShatki Review, Plaid Midi Skirt

Tulle and Trinkets eShatki Plaid Midi Skirt Review

Plaid Midi Skirt Outfit, eShatki review

Silver Bracelets, Navy Blue Infinity Scarf

Grey Sweater — JCrew
Cotton Twill Plaid Full Skirt — courtesy of eShakti
Boots — Jessica Simpson (same boot, but with a heel)
Scarf — gift
Silver Bangle — Forever21
Silver Bow Bracelet — from Dot Fox Clothing Culture in Louisville, KY

This skirt. I can’t say enough good things about this plaid midi skirt, which was kindly sent to me by eShakti. There are eShakti reviews ALL OVER the style blogging world, but in case you’re not familiar with them, they offer affordable custom clothing. As someone who’s tall, having the ability to send my measurements and get something totally tailored to them  without spending a fortune is amazing. This skirt fits me like a glove and is completely lined and really well made. And it has pockets! It doesn’t get any better than a skirt with pockets, am I right?!

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