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So when one of my favourite brands, By Rosie Jane, announced a collaboration with Rebecca Minkoff with 100% of proceeds going to I'm That Girl I just fell in love. This bag has seen almost all of the Palm Springs and Los Angeles areas LOL.

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I love that there's a muted side (above) and bold side. AND when you order you can also choose your favourite lip stain and fragrance to go in the bag (mine are Marigold and James, respectively). 

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The Packing Post (aka NOLA outfits)

We have (most) of our bags packed, our additional necessities (dog gear, camera stuff, my Breville) all ready to load into the car and Sean and I are about to embark on a 3 day road trip that hopefully won't end in disaster... 3 days in the car seems like a LONGGGG time!  

Once we arrive in New Orleans on Monday I will be hitting the ground running with the designs we are working on for our homeowners and won't have much time to focus on shopping for myself. To get camera ready I've grabbed a couple items recently that you may see on the show this Fall, but by then you probably won't be able to track them down so I thought I'd share now! All my show-related outfits are pretty affordable because they could possibly get ruined in the process (I usually don't dress too cute on job sites when cameras aren't around).

I am trying to remember just how hot it is in the South... This tunic with a pair of capri leggings seems to say "I kind of know what I'm doing" so I thought I needed it.

This most likely won't make it on camera, but is what I envision rocking while I'm riding new cruiser bike through the French Quarter. I'm hoping that's not going to look as cliche as it sounds. A girl has to daydream right?

Urban Outfitters tomboy romper

This is the perfect little summer dress. The ruching on the back keeps it nicely fitted and it isn't too short on me so I am thinking I will rely heavily on this little number.

Old Navy raw edge dress

This top is super versatile, off the shoulder/on the shoulder, wear as you please. I just love the light weight feel of with without feeling like the shirt is too sheer. I am gonna wear this with my favourite overalls regularly.

Urban Outfitters ruffle top

I don't see it online, but I grabbed this cute clutch at Old Navy as well for a few evenings out. It will go with a big chunk of my stuff and nicely jazzes up an otherwise simple outfit, like my favourite old ripped jean shorts and a loose black tank.

I'm sure I'll pick up a handful more items that feel weather appropriate and construction appropriate... but it's proving hard to find stuff that fits both those needs.

I doubt I'll be posting here again until we are settled into our house in New Orleans, but I will be sure to share once we are up and running with our wifi, etc !

Toodles! xoxo

Sew Beautiful

I had quite a pile of pretty waiting in the mailbox today! My first Sewn Designs bralettes showed up to give this dreary, gloomy Monday a dose of flirty pastels.

I am sure they will get some use before we leave in a couple weeks since it has been so unseasonably hot here already, but I got them for that stiflingly humid New Orleans heat. I have some cute outfits lined up, many with open backs, and these light weight beauties will be perfect for adding a delicate detail.

I love the very gentle, light pastel hues. They almost look too pretty to wear!

I have a couple packing/Summer outfit posts coming soon for what I've got lined up to wear while we're away, which will definitely include these guys, as well as all the recent purchases I've made for Big Easy Reno (NO, I don't get hair, makeup or wardrobe on set! What you see is all me, for better or worse LOL).

Definitely check out Canadian based Sewn Designs, their handmade creations will leave you longing for a prettier lingerie collection!