Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Taking Risks

The sad truth of the matter is the the most popular color in my wardrobe is black.  Chocolate brown comes in at a very close second.  I was teaching a class on bow-making to the girls at church tonight and thought I'd better dress the part.  I found this tutorial here and thought it would be fun. I used 1 1/2 inch wide ribbon and made each "petal" 3 inches long.
 Then I folded the bottom of each petal and hot glued them in a circle.

 For the middle I made a ribbon rose (tutorial here). 
 I tried it on, and before I decided that I was a few decades to old to pull it off, my daughter came in and declared it AWESOME.  I'm not sure if it's always the best idea to take fashion advice from teenagers, but I took a risk and wore it.  I discovered that it is impossible not to be in a terrific mood w/ a ridiculously huge flower pinned on your cardigan. 

I decided to take another risk and put a pic of myself on the blog.  Naming yourself a "Trophy Wife" gives a girl a lot to live up too.  Here I am in all my pony-tail glory.  While running errands I even found these denim Capri's w/ hot pink stitching at Wal-Mart.

By this point, I must have been channeling Elle Woods or something, b/c I decided that I needed some hot pink shoes.  I had some left over from my daughter's party and made these.  For the flower I used the same technique as I did here.  Instead of sewing them in a straight line, I sewed them in a circle.

Hot Pink is fun.  Lesson learned.

I should mention that the pink ribbon came around a pair of PJ's and the white ribbon came around a stack of wash clothes.  The pink satin is left over from Halloween a decade ago.  So the total cost for all this cute-$1 (for the flip flops).
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  1. Great idea because hot pink IS the perfect accent for all your black, and even your brown!! Cute!

  2. Now you just need a little Chihuahua to finish of the look.

  3. You crack me up :)
    I think it's ok to take advice from a teenager when it's your cute teenage daughter...she knows a thing or two! You look great!

  4. Love your budget hot pink embellishments! They look fantastic!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. oh so cute!!!!!!

    new follower from the thursday blog hop! have a great day :)

  6. Very cute! LOVE the shoes!! Found you the Fireflies and Jellybeans!


    PS- I am hosting a giveaway on my blog for free hair accessories and would love for you to come enter!


  7. aww cute! The hot pink is perfect for spring :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  8. Oooh! Love the bright pink! It is actually a FANTASTIC color for you! Brights are going to be really good for you! Great job taking the big leap of puting yourself out on the blog! You look GREAT!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  9. So super cute and I cracked up over your Elle Woods comment! :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday and for letting us see your beautiful self modeling your project!

  10. Lol I think you live up to the expectations!! Super cute flower!

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday! Hope to see ya again this week :)