Sunday, June 30, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
That could be summed up as the best night of my life. I got to stand right in front of my hero and listen to her sing! While we waited for it to start, another Lauren and I ate pizza and I crocheted. When Tilley and the Wall opened a few people got up and danced- including us! Others watching laughed and recorded the dancing, but we didnt care any.
She and Him asked no pictures be taken, but I really couldn't resist one of my hero! This was my first concert and I'm hooked!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
As I mentioned earlier, I am cleaning out and redoing my room. Yesterday I was supposed to get the cleaning portion finished. Instead, I went to an estate sale and a couple garage sales- the best way to procrastinate! Or so I thought. Its really the absolute worst because I bought things when I'm trying to reduce the number of treasures in my room. This woman had bags and bags of yarn in one room. An additional room was dedicated just for her vintage fabric and patterns! I came, conquered, and filled my car completely.
The real positive thing that came from my going out yesterday morning was that I bought a whole new set of furniture- boy, was it a steal! A bed, dresser, giant mirror, and two bedside tables for $60!!!
I bought too much for one post, but you'll see photos of my new room when I'm finished!
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
I owe Madi a massive thank you for taking care of my blog while I was away! She did a fabulous job! Thank you thank you thank you!
For those of you who don't know, I was away at camp for the week. I had a really nice time hanging out and bonding with some amazing ladies, but it is so nice to be home wearing dresses and skirts again.
Today I went to the Fleattitude vintage flea market. Everything was so beautiful and so...perfect! I came home with some really cool dresses! Although the shopping was fun, the best part is that I was asked if I would want to be a vendor for the next date. It looks if everything works out, I am going to sell on August 3rd- save the date!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
So pretty much, I have always loved to sew. My grandmas started teaching me when I was about 7, and I took a bunch of local embroidery classes... which were kind of awkward because everyone was a lot older than I was.
I never really took it seriously until December 2011, when I was forced to make a vintage style dress for a play that I was in!
That is when I really learned how to use patterns, and I kind of became obsessed. I am so lucky that my grandma has saved all of her mother's old patterns!
She let me take all the ones that I want (which is enough to keep me busy for eternity) as well as any of the fabric that was hers or her mum's. I have done so much sewing with all that!
|I made these shorts, they are my absolute favorite!|
I think it is so much fun to have complete control over what you are making! Really, the options are endless--designing is the best part!
I actually sell most of the dresses that I make! I'll show you my two favorite that I've sold...
|I made the dress my brother's girlfriend wore to prom!|
Monday, June 3, 2013
Anyway, I thought I'd do a post to introduce myself. My name is Madi, and I'm the owner of How To Approach Life Madi Style!
Let's see...well, I'm 16 and I love sewing, thrifting, music, running, using Burt's Bees chapstick, and throwing knives at things. That pretty much sums me up--if you were really curious to learn more you'd just go to my blog.
Though my blog is about my life in general, not just fashion, I plan to provide you with a week's worth of quality fashion (or vintage...or sewing...) related posts here on Oakley's blog! So I hope that you enjoy this week. I know I shall!