$50 Value Village Back to School Wardrobe and a DIY Tank Dress
DIY Kids Activities, DIY Sewing, Fashion

A DIY tank dress and a $50 back-to-school wardrobe from Value Village

Isn’t it fun when your kids develop their own sense of style? I’ve enjoyed watching my oldest daughter, Little C, start to carve out what she likes and doesn’t like. When it comes to fashion, I’ve always favoured standing out from the crowd with some unique, colourful and DIY pieces, and my Little C is starting to like the same. This summer, we were challenged to create a back-to-school wardrobe with a $50 shopping spree at Value Village and we were both thrilled with the outcome! Let me show you my daughter’s fun and quirky back-to-school wardrobe from Value Village, plus how to make an easy DIY tank dress!
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How to sew a DIY off shoulder peasant dress - free video tutorial!
DIY Sewing, Fashion, Life

How to Sew an Off Shoulder Peasant Dress (Video)

What’s your favourite outfit to wear in the summer? I definitely LOVE wearing dresses as much as I can when the temps are warmer. They’re just so easy to throw on, and they’re so soft and cool. This dress is one of my newest favourites, and it’s really fun to make! If you’re a beginning seamstress, you could make this in a day. This DIY off shoulder peasant dress doesn’t require a pattern (just a few measurements), and it looks really cute, too!Continue reading

Spring Capsule Wardrobe - Spring Outfit Ideas - Petite Curvy Mom Style
Fashion, Life

2017 Spring Capsule Wardrobe – Petite Curvy Mom Style

As the month of March draws to a close, I’m reflecting on my “No Jammies March” challenge and entering this season with a renewed passion for fashion. Cheesy, much?! It’s true! I challenged myself (and you!) to try to get out of my “day pajamas” every day and into something as equally comfortable, but more stylish. I’ve really enjoyed trying out different outfit combinations and taking a little extra time for myself.Continue reading

How to hem a maxi dress or skit - no sewing required video tutorial!
DIY Crafts, Fashion, Life

How to Hem a Maxi Skirt or Dress – No Sewing Required!

I LOVE wearing maxi dresses in the summer. They’re so comfy and breezy… they’re a summer wardrobe staple around here! My only problem is that I’m pretty short – 5’3 1/2″ – so every maxi dress or skirt I buy is way too long. Hemming skirts has become a necessity for me, and today I want to show you how to hem a dress or skirt with NO sewing required. It’s such a handy skill to have in your DIY arsenal – especially if you’re a shorty pants like me!Continue reading

How to sew an easy kimono cardigan with a fringe - free video tutorial! This is just 5 rectangles sewn together - lovely!
DIY Sewing, Fashion, Life

Sew an Easy Kimono Cardigan with a Fringe (Video)

Easy, lightweight layers are where it’s at for Spring fashion, especially when you’re a busy mama that needs to grab pieces on the go. I’ve seen kimono style cardigans around for the past couple of years and wanted to try my hand at making one for a while. Today I’m going to share with you how to sew a kimono cardigan that has a beautiful fringe detail. It’s really easy – there’s just 5 rectangles and a whole lot of straight seams!Continue reading

Skinny Jeans, Plaid Tunic, Tan Booties
Fashion, Life, Reviews & Giveaways

What to Wear With Skinny Jeans This Fall + A Jewelry Giveaway!

It’s that time of year! It’s time to dust off the scarves and boots and enjoy Fall fashion. It’s so weird – every year at this time I get the clothing bug and I put a little more effort into my everyday “mom uniform” than I usually do. I don’t know if it’s because I love Autumn clothing so much or because my birthday is in September, but whatever the reason this is my yearly pattern.

This year, I’m embracing skinny jeans (or jeggings) and booties. If you missed my first petite curvy mom style post of the season, you can see all of my wardrobe basic picks over there with links to everything. Today I wanted to share with you some top ideas that I think pair well with skinnies for Fall. Plus, you’ll want to scroll to the very end of this post to enter to win some Elle Bliss Jewelry jewels and get an exclusive coupon code. They’re gorgeous and I loved how my Elle Bliss necklace and bracelets finished off these looks!Continue reading