Kayz On A Mission

Kayz series of missions in pursuit of Life, Love, and Happiness.

Savvy Dressing… 10/07/2011

Its been one of those weeks that felt like it was never gonna end, but it’s finally the week-end and that means a little more me time!! With that said I finally narrowed down my choice of patterns for the Fashion Mission to three. I am ao excited about this because I have put myself on a major budget for the next 6 weeks and this is a great way to still expand my wardrobe without doing so to my purse. 🙂

So while looking for the just the right dress that would suit my personality, I began thinking, what is my personal style? And how can I create a dress that reflects my it. I found out that my style is a mixture of Eclectic, bohemian, street style, and the classics of course. A majority of that mosh pit of style being Bohemian. So I need to make a dress that can suit all of these styles and still be Boho enough for me to throw on some gladiator sandals, and my messenger bag for  a festival.

This where the three patterns fall into play.  Now I just need to pick one. I am trying to pick something that is versatile and can easily be layered, inter-seasonal, and flattering of course. I think I will go with simpler cuts for they would be easier for a beginner like me to make.

Finally decided to make some form of a shift dress. I am a huge fan of that cut and style and it is flattering for almost every type fo shape and frame. As well as they are one of the most versatile of dresses when it comes to styling, layer, and just wanting to look put together effortlessly. Now I just need to pick a pattern to put up for sacrifice. I do not want to waste any of the good fabric from my Mummy so I will be taking a trip to Joanne’s and see what I can scrung up

I have always been cost conscious of clothes and spending money in general because my mother was always looking for the cheapest solution. I don’t blame her, feeding my 4 athletic brothers, 24 hr working/soccer player dad, and I was no joke. Thanks to her I have learned a lot about money management. And thanks to my “you get what you pay for,” Dad, I know good quality when I see it. That being said, I have always been pretty blessed with find great bargains on purchases. Even though that is true, I still feel like if I am going to properly reinvent myself, I must also add a bit of that change to my closet. That too, and thanks to the new fitness regimen, a lot of my clothes can no longer fit me. Yaaay!! 😀

So I will be altering some of the oldies that I can’t let go, while slowly adding new pieces to it little by little. Of course whatever I am unable to find in the stores, I will be looking for a way to make myself. I’m heading to Joanne’s tomorrow and will show you what fabrics I get later. As well as, maybe show you a bit of my wardrobe in some later post. And the Inspiration Collage will be up and posted Monday.

Stay Savvy,



Fashion Mission 06/07/2011

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I hope you all had a lovely 4th of July weekend, because I know I sure did. As if you could not tell by my absence alone, I have been away for a week BBQing, swimming, and just enjoying some recreational fun on the beach with the friends. But now its back to business as we know it.

So I have been pondering what my next mission should be and it has taken me quite some time to pick one. You see I am always working on a series of projects and tasks, all which require a good amount of my attention. For instance, I recently signed up for Nike+ , which has been an awesome motivator for my running challenge. I have promised myself to run no less than 20 times for this month. I think that is a reasonable goal. Do you?

So my mission will be to design and sew an article of clothing. I have dabbled with sewing and I know how to make quite a few embellishments and rosettes, but I have only ever finished a few full pieces of clothing. I want to get back in the swing of sewing and create some really good pieces. One of the reasons being, that I do not really follow a lot of trends and prefer something original or timeless. My friends have always wondered where I get half of my clothes from, because they have not seen anyone else in it, or would not dare to try to pull it off themselves.

That being said, I bought a few books to help me with the basics of sewing. I mean how can you expect to get anywhere without knowing the basics and foundations of fashion. The plan is to make the basic piece and edit it from there. Like, raise the, hem, or add ruffles, rosettes, a different fabric, well you get the gist of it. I am thinking of making a dress. Lately I have been in the dress mood. Which is odd because I used to not be so crazy about skirts and dresses because that’s what I was forced to wear for a while when I was younger. Now my love for them is coming back and it’s hitting me hard. Everywhere I look I see skirts and dresses that I just have to stop and fawn over. Which is why I am on a mission to make either a skirt or just go all the way and make a dress. No worries though, I will keep you posted.


Lastly, I am almost done with my new Inspiration Collage and will be posting it shortly. Odd how creating it is helping me keep focused on my mission to finish up my BA and move to New York. The collage has helped to keep my inspiration and drive going. I’m really excited about it and how it is turning out. There are a few things that I kept from the old one, but also tons of new stuff, and it had to be bigger than the old one.  Because if you’re gonna dream, than you gotta dream big, right?!! 🙂

Racing to my dreams,