Friday, October 5, 2012

Sweater Inspiration

I'm currently on the hunt for chunky gray knit sweaters. At this point, every store I go into has me poking around to find the perfect one. Here is what is inspirating me these days:

Have a wonderful weekend! I know I'll be having a great one :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

October: Be Good To Me

With the wind rolling in and items quickly being crossed off of my Fall Fashion To Buy List (post coming up soon!) I've been savoring the crisp transition from a late summer into festive fall. October, be good to me!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Apples To Apples

So with a blog that has "sartorial" in the name, it would probably be best to include posts that have to do with sartorial issues. Like the outfit that I wore to go apple picking this past weekend. I'd love to have this blog not only chronicle my life post grad, but also as a way to document any kind of style evolution. So, on to this outfit details. I received this sweater as a gift from my great aunt when I studied abroad in Italy and it has become one of my most prized possessions along with the leather bag that I bought at the San Lorenzo Market in Florence. The necklace was my DIY project from Saturday. Paired with a basic white camisole and jeans, I tried to keep the outfit as carefree and unfussy as possible. I'm thinking of putting these jeans into retirement or donating them as they have become pretty baggy. Or I might keep them if I ever decide on wanting a loose fit. Decisions, decisions.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Apple Picking

Yesterday we partook in my favorite fall festivity of apple picking. We drove up to Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard and met up with my cousins and aunt and uncle where we picked away and filled up 1/2 bushel bags and then meandered down to the market place where we indulged in hot cider and cinnamon cider donuts, hot and doughy from the fryer. We walked around the pupmkin patch as evening set in and drove home with our trunk filled with rogue apples rolling around and cinnamon crumbs all down the front of our shirts.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

DIY Paint Chip Necklace

I was having a lazy Saturday afternoon and decided to try my hand at creating a necklace from paint chips that I picked up from a Home Depot one day in anticipation of doing a crafty project. This was a pretty simple and fun project so have fun picking colors and trying it out for yourself!

Supplies: Paint chips in the color and number of your choice (I choose eight shades of orange/brown); scissors, glue, a hole puncher, string (you could also use a chain)

Directions: 1.) Cut out the colors you want to use and lay them in the pattern that you would like the colors to look. I choose an ombre effect starting with light colors and fading to dark. 2.) Turn them around and trace a line starting from the middle of them bottom to the left side, and a second line to the right side. Trim the outside triangles. 3.) Glue them together underneath each other, with the top color being on top and the darker colors being layered underneath. Make sure to leave colors of the below chips visible. 4.) After the glue has completely dried, cut out a triangle at the top. 5.) Punch a single hole on both the right and left side. 6.) Tie string on one end and measure it around your neck, the length depending on how long or short you want your necklace to fall. Tie the string into the second hole.
*Tip: My string frayed at the end, so I took some tape and taped it behind so it couldn't be seen
Tomorrow we are going apple picking and I couldn't be more excited. The fall season may have just begun but my favorite activities are well underway. Happy Weekend!