I am thinking that it would not be difficult to make my own faux vintage subway sign. Some of the ones for sale out there cost as much as $500. Granted, mine wouldn't be the real deal, but it would be fun to put some personalized stops on there: places with meaning to me and/or my husband. I just need to find the right size cardstock or canvas, paint it black and stencil on the letters in white. What do you think?
My friend Sharon called yesterday to let me know about some cute leopard ballet flats she saw at Old Navy. She knows I've been looking for some, and I never did shell out the $100 for the French Sole pair I was thinking about. Honestly, this is one of those cases where I'm not sure how much you spend truly reflects on the quality. And the way most of us like to buy shoes, if you can get cute and trendy for less than $50, you can afford to get as many as you want instead of the couple of investment pairs you'd spend $100 or more on. That's my theory, anyway! Here are three that I love:
I think I'll pick up this neutral pom-pom flat. Would go with everything and I like that little detail.
Here's the leopard: really cute! One of my favorites because you can wear with both browns and black.
This boot is $39.50! LOVE the styling! I'm thinking if you have teenaged girls, especially, Old Navy is the way to go!
I've been wanting to go with the classic nautical tee all summer, but the 3/4 sleeve length is just too hot for summer here! I'm glad to see this Fall-friendly version. It comes in several other colors, too.
I swear I had this exact skirt in 7th grade!
Stirrups?! I think not!
This I love: and camel is THE color this season!
I love these driving moccasins - great color! And I have to say, I've had several pairs of shoes from the GAP and Old Navy and they have all been really good quality.
I was sort of excited to check out Heidi's new line of active wear after watching "Project Runway" last night. This is the kind of stuff I can live in and I had high hopes, especially knowing that Andy's three pieces would be included in the line. I have to say I'm a little disappointed though. See what you think:
This cardigan is cute and chic, but at $148, I know I can find something similar for a lot less.
These sweats are awful! Talk about styling issues (which Heidi was slaying people for last night) - these would have a chance with a ballet flat or sandal, but I don't like them at all with the running shoes. The saggy crotch is not a flattering look, either.
Heidi cracked on Gretchen for including an '80s-style cropped top in her collection. Hello?
This is one of Andy's winning pieces. Again, not with the track shoes! And Andy's were cropped and much cuter than these.
This is one piece from the show that did turn out well. I really like it. As for the others: "Auf wiedersehen!"
I started adding a few touches of Fall around the house this weekend. I'll do the front porch next week. I'm waiting to buy my pumpkins from the church down the street, because the money goes for a good cause AND they get some really exotic pumpkins and ghourds.