Lately, blogging is second to wedding planning and work. I’ve felt guilty and empty without it. After brainstorming ways to bump activity, I’ve come to today’s post. It introduces *gasp* photos to Sketchbook Closet. (Yes, I’ve contemplated this for a long time. I want to share in more than just drawing and sometimes a photo’s best.) I’m also widening the subject matter I’ll feature. I’ll still focus on clothes, but I have a lot of creative clutter in my brain and this blog was meant to be an outlet. I don’t want to limit myself. I hope you’ll enjoy what else I have to share. So without further ado: My DIY ask your Bridesmaids bag.
I’m on Pinterest, so I’d seen lots of creative ways to “pop the question” to your closest friends. When VNg asked me to marry him, this was one of the things I was most excited about.
I’ll take you through my process, step by step – With pictures!
For Him: Aesop Facial Hydrating Cream & For Her: Fabulips Set by Bliss
VNg loves when I do illustrated gift guides… I figured five days ’til V-day, why not?
Let’s start the countdown with some faves of VNg’s and mine.
I’m a huge fan of the Aesop line and I think I got this moisturizer for the first time last year as a Christmas gift. He loves it, it smells great, is light on the skin, not too oily, and keeps his face moisturized all day. It’s especially perfect in these harsh dry winters.
As for me, I absolutely love Bliss spa and products. (Also why I love W Hotels so much!)
This year for Christmas, VNg got me a gift card for Bliss and I tried out Fabulips for the first time. The treatment was a little silly. I don’t think I’d ever spend thirty real dollars for a glorified version of someone putting lip gloss on me. But, I did fall in love with the lip scrub and peppermint plumper.
This would be the perfect little gift set for any girl you want to pamper!
I’m going to try to continue the countdown throughout the week with more gift guides. Stay tuned.
And, as always, thanks for viewing. (I know it’s been ridiculously infrequent. Blame it on wedding planning!)
I hope everyone is having a fantastic Thanksgiving! This year has given me so many things to be thankful for: my gorgeous new nephew, VNg asked me to marry him, a fabulous new job, and of course the usual: my great family and friends.
One thing I’m extremely thankful for is the incredible support and encouragement I’ve received while doing Sketchbook Closet. I wanted to share how far I feel I’ve come in just a year. This blog was supposed to be a fun outlet for me – but also help me hone my skills. While things haven’t turned out exactly the way I expected (what does?) I’ve definitely seen “improvement” in my sketching ability (especially speed)! It’s exciting to be able to see the difference over the past year.
Thanks so much everyone, I wouldn’t have been able to keep on posting without everyone’s super kind words!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!
Kate Spade $$ Waverly Street Drew Bag (On sale for $199!)
If you follow my instagram you may have seen a page in my sketchbook with all of my handbags. I was toying around with the idea of doing a “bag gallery” of all the bags I own. Most of you thought it was a fun idea (I do too!) I’m still trying to figure out how I want to format it. But, for now – here’s an entry into the archives for that plan.
This fashion illustration is of one of my favorite handbags – My Kate Spade Waverly Street Drew satchel.
I actually got this baby on Gilt during a flash sale. Sites like Gilt get me every time (which is why I don’t shop them often.) You know how they only let you hold an item in your shopping cart for a limited amount of time? That stresses me out! Plus – competing with all the other shoppers for items as soon as the sale goes live?! No wonder this was an impulse buy!!
Fortunately, it turned out to be a great find. I love it. It’s the perfect size, has lots of cute details, and is perfect for lady-like functions such as baby showers and tea time!
Oddly enough, this is VNg’s favorite handbag. He really loves it for some reason… It’s funny to me when boys have very strong preferences to fashion.
Today’s Fashion Illustration:
Military Parka $$ Urban Outfitters or $$$ Current/Elliott, white boy button-down $$ Madewell, oxblood sweatshirt $ Topshop, skinny black denim $ asos or $$$ JBrand, Clarks Rosepoint Booties $$ Nordstrom
Congratulations to the two winners of the giveaway. They are Claire – and – Victoria (of Oh-So Pretty)!!
Thanks to everyone for participating and offering suggestions for the future of the blog. It seems like most of you just want the hits to keep on coming. I will definitely try to continue to deliver great outfits with a mix of price points. And, I promise to focus on what to wear during these super cold days!
Some of my favorite suggestions were: more gift guides, Instagram videos and tutorials, tech accessory and soft goods round-ups, and collaborations.
I’ve been wanting to do some sort of tutorial for a while, but just haven’t been sure how to spin it. I’ll be sure to add it to the line-up. I really think having some videos on Instagram could be really cool… although I’m not sure how I would videotape and draw at the same time. (I guess VNg would have to help…)
And, I would really love to do some more collaborations. Anyone out there who is interested and has any ideas — shoot me an email – I’d love to hear about it!!
Thanks again…. and thanks for viewing! Happy Humpday!!