I’m pretty fricken enchanted by this necklace. In fact, so is Henry kitty. So much so that he can’t help but want to steal and wear it for himself. Such a little fashionista, he is.
….Or it just really resembles a toy, when it’s swinging right in front of his face. That’s probably more like it. But I much prefer to picture him prancing around with it around his neck. Just him and his little horse-y friends.
P.S - don’t forget to enter the Loly In The Sky giveaway! only a few days left!
jeans: Old Navy
necklace: By Beep
glasses: Warby Parker
» Have you checked out Megan’s new pattern collection, Breakwater, yet? I’ve started to get to work on some variations and tutorials, so watch out for them throughout the month of May on Design Diary!
» This week I was interviewed and featured On Chictopia’s blog, Everybody Is Ugly. Check it out here!
» Last but not least - thank you all for your comments about our new baby kitty, Henry! We’re pretty smitten with the little monster :)
Hey everyone - I have something a little different going on today. Jamie, of Paint The Gown Red, and I have swapped blogs for the day! Jamie is super adorable (I mean, look at that cat hat!), so please welcome her to HollyDolly. And don’t forget to head on over to Paint The Gown Red to check out my outfit!
Why, hello wonderful Holly Dolly readers! I’m Jamie of Paint The Gown Red, and I am super excited to be here today to share with you my handmade style. I’m often inspired by Holly and her incredible handmade pieces, and thought for this guest post I’d challenge myself to put a little dolly in my dress. However having just learned to sew this year, my sewing skills are a tad limited. But everyone’s got to start somewhere. Can you guess which piece is a Jamie original?
If you guessed the cat hat, you’re not completely off base. This adorable cloche was handmade, but not by me. It’s actually by Jessicozy for Dear Creatures. I first spotted the cap in the Dear Creatures Fall lookbook and contacted them immediately to see when and where I could get one. It wasn’t for sale. I must not have been the only one crying, “woe is me” for a few months later they started selling the lovely cat hats.
The one of a kind item that is in fact handmade by yours truly, is the apple skirt. It was one of the first pieces I ever made, and I’m pretty pleased with the result. There’s something very special about handmade clothing; it’s never perfect, each piece is unique, and you can always see the time and labor invested in its production. To me, that makes handmade all the more valuable.
Thank you Holly for letting me be a part of your lovely blog. I hope you all enjoyed my handmade style and please stop by Paint The Gown Red and say hello!
Petticoat: Legs Avenue
Shoes: Barneys COOP
Hat: Jessicozy for Dear Creatures
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You guys - we adopted a kitty!
Boo and I have been trying add a little fur ball to our family for months now, but the stars just didn’t align… until this weekend. We headed to the shelter on a gorgeous saturday, after laying out in the sun and enjoying the city, not really expecting anything. We knew how crazy the shelter can be on kitty day - lines out the door, people fighting over the poor kittens. But we got in there, laid our eyes on this little guy, and were told we could take him home that day.
His name is Henry. And he is pitch black. He’s a cuddler, but also a little maniac. And we love him.
You’re sure to see him around here quite a bit. And if you follow me on Instagram, you will definitely be seeing a lot of him. I’ma cat lady now.
Seriously. I think it is pretty all the time, but this time of year is my absolute favorite. My favorite time to explore and enjoy this city. And Saturday was one of those days for us.
We walked around Beacon Hill (oh, the pretty buildings), laid a blanket out in The Common (oh, the people watching), took in all the pretty flowers (oh, all the colors!). And we even added a new little four-legged member to our family. Best.Day.Ever. But more on that tomorrow ;)
shoes: vintage Salvatore Ferragamo
We’ve got a week of NEW things! So without further ado…
» NEW Boston bloggers to be added to my blog reader : Elissa of Style Wire, Katherine of Style Tab, Alyssa of Ruffle and Curl, Smita of Hogger & Co. And so many more! One of these days, I should do a round up of all the lovely Boston ladies that I’ve met.
» Lastly, I’ve done a tiny bit of an update to HollyDolly. Not much - just a few changes to the sidebar, and I’ve added a NEW shopHollyDolly page.