Thrifting is still a thing, y’all. One of my thrifting rules is to step outside of your comfort zone by searching different departments for patterned fabrics and playing with the patterns to create an outfit of your own. In my pattern search … Continue reading →
Cold weather has never been my friend. Born on a cold (I don’t recall, but I’m sure it was) December day with bronchitis just chilling in my lungs, winter and I have been sworn enemies ever since. So I’ll dream … Continue reading →
A blogging conference did this, y’all. In a nation and world full of self-indulgence, this conference brought together a group of people that have amazing hearts and that are full of passion. Yea, sure I learned about affiliate programs, how … Continue reading →
My fellow blogging babe, Valery of I’m Getting There (#lesigh, aren’t we all, girl) has started up something marvelous, y’all… Drumroll please… #TwoWayTuesday link up! I like to keep my clothes as long as possible and create as many outfits with them as possible, so I feel like this is a linky knows my life. This link-up allows me to share my love for the high fashion faux-pas of wearing my stuff more than once. In a fast-paced world full of throw-away clothes, this will be a place to see how to wear some of your favorite pieces more than once. Be kind to the earth, I say. Make that ‘fit last!
My first Two Way Tuesday entry is nothing other than a thrifted midi skirt in a color that I can’t get enough of…. Mustard yella’. I’ve blogged about it twice already *thumbs up.*
First up, as part of my Easter ensemble, I jazzed this skirt up with the S/S 14 ever so popular kimono top. I paired it with a plain white tee and a hand made rope necklace.
I feel like Oprah right now, y’all. You get a chance, you get a chance, you all get a chance to WIN! The DFW (Dallas/Ft. Worth) Style Bloggers is a new little group with a few members that are taking … Continue reading →
So this basically means it’s my birthday, right? That’s what it feels like. For me, thrifting is a lifestyle. I’ve been sorting through the maze that is thrift stores since a tender young age (less than 10), finding cute shirts for … Continue reading →
Painting with a “twist.” I thought this was something that only my friends and I did on long summer nights. Ya know – a glass (or bottle) of wine + your favorite drawing utensils. A sip here, a line … Continue reading →
Instead of catching y’all up with a ba-jillion posts on everywhere I’ve been up to lately, that’ll be my share for Currently Working On. As I mentioned last week, I am spreading my Dallas wings. Summer is the time for … Continue reading →
At the beginning of summer, just as it seems at the beginning of a new year, people feel rejuvenated and strive to live their lives to the fullest. Hence, New Year’s resolutions and summer bucket lists. Well, I’ve let y’all … Continue reading →
Spreading My Wings I’ve been a recluse (somewhat) over this past year that I’ve been in Dallas. Woah, wait.. I can’t believe that I’ve almost been here a year, yikes! I remember the days when folks would ask if I … Continue reading →
A year ago today, I registered for and created this blog for an interior design professional practice class. I was oddly excited about it because I love to share my design point of view, yet I was also very green (oooh, sustainability pun). I had no idea how much time it would require, nor how much I would love every minute I dedicated to it! 11 days later on February 12, 2012, I posted my first post, “Unique Inspiration.” Boy oh boy, have I loved it ever since! In honor of those 12 days in the first year of OWNG, from February 1 to February 12 this year, I will share posts that will help remind y’all just what Old World New Girl is all about! I hope it sparks some some creative fire and love for design inside of you!
Iron grave marker in Philadelphia Cemetery – Arkansas, USA. Cast and wrought iron grave markers were popular during the Victorian era (1830s-1900s). Photo credit: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program facebook photos.
Keeping it simple today, I saw this lovely headstone on the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s facebook page, and it reminded me of one of my first posts “Graveyards and Design?” That post is about iron (wrought and cast) gates at graveyards.