Divine and Refined Look #10 and The Sunday Solution

Sunday, February 20, 2011

As you may know by now, Sunday is really not my favorite day of the week. Ok, that's putting it mildly. I always seem to have loads of weekend laundry piled up, a perpetually renewing mess going on and bored children to contend with. What's a chic and glamorous mom to do on an extremely unglamorous day? I say find that casual yet fashionable style that works for you. I'm addicted to mixing greys and beiges for a cozy down to earth look. This long hooded scarf adds a comfy layer of warmth and pairs great with a long grey skirt and a chic wool coat for an easy Sunday look.

Stay comfy and stylish while running errands on a cold winter Sunday.
Try to use your time wisely and schedule your day to accommodate your family's and your own needs, and let go of the things that may not be priorities for the day.  Your watch is the accessory you probably look at the most so make it a fun and fabulous one! A great watch not only helps you keep track of your day but will brighten it too. I'm crazy about these and for the price, I can't wait to treat myself to one (or two)!
Nixon watch $60

And if you're home bound? A creative DIY project with your kids might just liven up your day. You're busy with your cleaning tools anyway....why not transform your feather duster (hmm...how often do you use THAT anyway)  into a fabulous feather adorned clutch??

Here's the how to as seen in InStyle magazine's March issue and thanks to diy blogger Jenni Radosevich of http://ispy-diy.blogspot.com/:
How To:
Here's what you'll need: Any clutch, feather duster, hot glue gun and glue sticks, velvet ribbon, additional embellishments if desired.

  1. Using scissors, cut feathers off a standard feather duster as close to the handle as possible. Ideally, feathers should be about 4 inches long.
  2. Starting from the bottom of the clutch, apply a strip of hot glue across the width of the purse, and attach feathers (quill side up) one by one so they overhang the clutch edge slightly. Work quickly so the glue does not dry.
  3. Place another line of glue 2 inches above the previous line, and attach feathers as in Step 2 so that they overlap. Repeat until one entire side is covered.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 on other side of clutch.
  5. Using hot glue, attach velvet ribbon around the top of the clutch to cover the quills. Add embellishments if desired.  
That's it! And if you have no time for projects you can always just buy yourself a fabulous feather clutch, I love this one:

Either way, you'll have a stunning new piece to carry next time you get all dressed to go out. At least there's some glamorous food for thought to distract you from your not so glam Sunday routine.

Even after 20 years of being a mother I have not found the "Sunday Solution", but we do the best that we can and hope that it's enough. Anyone out there who has a "Sunday Solution" or any ideas or suggestions, PLEASE add a comment to this blog or email me at ask.fashionisha@gmail.com. I'd love to feature it in a future blog!

Have a beautiful and productive Sunday!



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