Monthly Archives: May 2014

Darby Smart April

April’s box came and I was excited to see what it was when I felt the weight of the box.

Darby Smart April
The project
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The supplies

It turned out to be a metal stamping kit.  I loved the idea of making a stamped necklace and pulled out a rug and piece of cardboard to protect my floor.  I decided to go with Yoga/Zen themes for my pendants.

Darby Smart April
The process

I simply marked out where I wanted each letter to go and taped it to the metal block.

Darby Smart April
Finished pendants

I actually wanted the one on the right to say “Breathe” but it didn’t fit and I had poor planning.  🙂

Darby Smart April
After Sharpie
Darby Smart April
Final necklace

Darby Smart remains one of my favorite boxes for their diversity of projects.  They vary greatly and introduce me to new mediums.  I am happy to continue with this subscription.  Next up this weekend : For the Makers and Paper Pumpkin.

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April Outfits

I haven’t been good about posting outfits lately, so here is a short recap of some of my favorite things I got to wear in April.

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Mustard Cardigan and Skirt

I absolutely love anything mustard colored and this cardigan is one of my favorites.  The cardigan, tee, and skirt are from Ann Taylor Loft last year.

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Striped Stitch Fix Top

I had a chance to wear my green/gray striped stitch fix top.

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Easter Brunch

We went out for Easter Brunch and I wore this old dress from GAP paired with some shoes from ModCloth.

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Military Style Jacket

I got a new linen tee from Ann Taylor Loft and paired it with my military style jacket.  This is one of my favorite laid back go-to looks.

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Wrap Top – Old Navy
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Breezy Loft top

I got this flowy top from LOFT and paired it with a pale pink cardigan from Old Navy.

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Faux Suede and Leopard Pumps

This was one of my favorite looks.  The faux suede jacket is from Piperlime and the pumps are Nine West.  I felt so chic!

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Green Dress – New York and Company

New York and Company had some really great spring dresses this year.  I got this one along with a pink floral one I haven’t worn yet.  Both are really flattering for my shape and a nice length for work.

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Stitch Fix Dress

Love this dress.  The length, the flow of the fabric and the cut and color.  Great Stitch Fix find.