Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Button a lighter note

OK, so the title is goofy, but that's the kind of mood I am in. I forgot to say that I had done some serious clothes shopping at the grand opening of TJMax on Sunday. I had not purchased any clothes for quite some time (over a year except for a pair of shorts and a pair of capris only because I ripped said shorts while on lunch from work up the backside and had to get something to cover my behind asap) and the weekly work rotation was getting shabbier and shabbier. Also, clothing stores in Boone were pretty sub par and overpriced in my opinion. Yeah for TJMax! With that being said, I knew that some of the purchased items could be made a bit more amberish with a tweak here and there. I already had some Dritz cover buttons lying around from when I made the dog bed and some fabric scraps, so the first sweater has been updated. I forgot to take a before picture of the plain and chintzy looking white plastic button. I am sooooooo into covered fabric buttons at the moment. I really like solid colored clothing without a pattern, but the slightest splash of pattern in a button can really jazz the piece up. Also, I am pretty much done with black being the classic color in my wardrobe. I am aiming to coordinate all of my clothes with brown this year. It just feels so much warmer. Know what I mean?


Willow said...

Brown is a fantastic neutral!

It has become one of my wardrobe staples. You can literally mix it with black/white/oranges/reds/blues...etc....

Good for you! I tend to lean towards black, but I am expanding :)

naphtali said...

oh so clever! loving buttons too!!