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the Dark, the elegant and the subtle

Hooked on the dark, the elegant and the subtle

Dark Elegance

The kind of dress you swirl, twirl and run in

 

 

A few of my Favorited Things

Subtle Lovelys

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Blue it..bright up

The treasury strikes again! I only wish I could so easily copy the larger images, the ones we’d much rather see in a blog rather than the tiny gallery images.

This one all started with the old but new bright blue and white vintage sofa and went from there. After struggling with Etsy’s less than helpful search I scrapped initial ideas and went with blue and brightness. It led to some really lovely pieces. You can check them out below, or check out and comment on the whole treasury here:

treasury link

Blue it!

  • Pair of Throw Pillow Covers with Hand Painted Cherry Blossoms in Blue
  • these pillows are quite lovely. The color combo and motif are really nice. I’m currently contemplating if they would go with our couches or not…$62.99 USD
  • Hollywood Starlet French Baroque Button Tufted Peacock Blue Silk Sofa
  • This is simply an awesome couch. Talk about making old new, vintage sofa, which I’m already plenty happy with, but made new and usable again and modern with some paint and silk like blue upholstery, even better.

    $1,600.00 USD

At the time of this post, all of these items were available on etsy.com for purchase. Use the links above to get more information about each one and visit the seller’s/artist’s shop to learn more about the person behind the piece.

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Outfit Me Etsy with Spats & Legwarmers

This is a post I meant to put up back in November. But it still holds true, I have always adored legwarmers and loved the spats in old school cartoons. So, I’m completely thrilled that spats have become something available and wearable now and that legwarmers seem to be branching out to near spat like proportions in ways that would make them ideal for the way I like to wear them.

In the fall and winter especially, I love to wear boots or anything warm. However, you can’t always wear boots and there’s plenty of super cute shoes in your closet. So, how do you make them cool or cold weather appropriate? Wear legwarmers or spats! They also solve the problem of the unsightly break between pants and shoes that you get when sitting or crossing your legs and keeps the chill away when wearing lower cut shoes and well they just look cool. Whether you wear them with pants or shorts or skirts, for practicality, for fashion or fun, spats and new shaped legwarmers are sure to be a favorite accessory.

Here are some of my favorites. Check out these shops for a huge a variety.

charcoal spats with hot pink lining size small by faitavec on etsy

I love plenty of the stuff at Faitavec on etsy and they have some of the most versatile and stylish spats and I like the way they are styled in the shots too.

chocolate woven spats with copper snaps size medium by faitvec on etsy

Pleated Spats by Fabulize on etsy

Fabulize on etsy has a variety of shorter stylish spats.

Midnight Waves SPats by Fabulize on etsy

Midnight Waves Spats by Fabulize on etsy

Gizelle-Pinstripe spats w_ leather ruffle and Silver buttons by ashesandempires on etsy

Ashes and empires also has some lovely short spats. The short spats aren’t just for girls though, check out these spats for guys and find more like them at dashandbag:

Original Black Wool Spats by dashandbag on etsy

There’s also a variety of unisex spats out there, many military inspired. Check these out:

Cruikshank Spats Unisex Large Weathered by StraughtRazorSlasher on etsy

They are definitely some of the most versatile.

And I thought these were quite neat. You’ll find a wide variety at this shop as well:

Papel Picado Spats Black and White Unisex Medium by StraightRazorSlasher on etsy

And if you’d prefer something warmer, like a knit check out these (and this shop for more):

Faux Boot Legwarmers in Wood Brown with Spat Style Buttons by LeshasWorkshop on etsy

They are the bridge between spat and legwarmer. The final ones I have to share are legwarmers for sure but are too interesting to pass up. They are super tall and they lace up. In this shop you’ll find a variety of sizes colors and heights. They can be worn over shoes or boots or inside boots for versatile looks. I especially love that part of them. And apparently socks under boots in ‘in’ now, so you can bring it a step further with these. They are quite feminine and pretty as well.

Thigh High Lace Up Leg Warmers in Grey by Sannica on ETsy

That’s all for now. There’s a just a quick smattering of styles and shops for you to check out. If you find some other cool examples, post them in the comments to share!

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Fired up for Autumn Sunrise- Outfit Me Etsy

This post is long overdue as these items have been sitting in the queue for weeks now. It was entirely inspired by these fantastic earrings by FunkyLobez on Etsy.

Pumpkin Spice by FunkyLobez on etsy

Pumpkin Spice by FunkyLobez on etsy

They are pretty incredible looking. The whole shop has an amazing variety of made to order woven thread earrings unlike anything you’ve ever seen in every color combination imaginable. I wish I could recall who’s favorites I saw these in but serious thank you to whoever that was.

Now what to put with them…

How about a pixiebell hat ( love pixiebell’s hats, variety of colors and styles)

either

cable beret in butterscotch by pixiebell on etsy

cable beret in butterscotch by pixiebell on etsy

or

 

chunky cloche hat in butterscotch with amber buttons by pixiebell on etsy

chunky cloche hat in butterscotch with amber buttons by pixiebell on etsy

and or possibly

 

Cabled Front Alpaca Leg Warmers in Rusty Orange by kraftlady20

Cabled Front Alpaca Leg Warmers in Rusty Orange by kraftlady20

and certainly with

Debbie Coat by MaeveBarton on etsy

which is on sale btw ;). I particularly adore coats and jackets. Well structured ones always tend to fit and look great.

For a necklace perhaps

 

firefly...fiery orange_gold_red sapphire gold filled arc necklace by bellajewelsll on etsy

firefly...fiery orange_gold_red sapphire gold filled arc necklace by bellajewelsll on etsy

or for those of use with a little less cash perhaps

 

fiery necklace by lindenoak on etsy

fiery necklace by lindenoak on etsy

and if you’re looking for a fiery bracelet how about

 

fiery infused glass and gold leaves bracelet by martimouse on etsy

fiery infused glass and gold leaves bracelet by martimouse on etsy

You’ll need some way to carry your stuff around. so perhaps

 

pocket pal wallet in golden delicious by jennalou06 on etsy

pocket pal wallet in golden delicious by jennalou06 on etsy

for those who like pocket sized portablity

 

and for a little fun, why not throw these in your pocket

Match Stick shaker by celentanowoodworks on etsy

and if you like larger carrying capacity why not try this bag

 

colors of fall hand felted bad by crafts2cherish on etsy

colors of fall hand felted bad by crafts2cherish on etsy

(love the photography btw)

 

And for when you want to wear boots but you’re afraid it might get too warm…

dark green flower cut out diy sz 8 b meredithwaterstraat on etsy

gotta break up those warm colors with something.

Now certainly don’t go overboard and do it all at once, but if you’re fired up for Autumn and into sunrises, go take a closer look at some of these. (clicking the pictures with take you to more info on each item and the shop it came from 😉 )

Enjoy!

As always, if you have more to add, please post in comments!

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