STYLE Best Of 2012

Our STYLE category is a catch all for inspiration that comes from fashion. It's where we share our favorite products, accessories, jewelry and anything that we give our LoveFeast STYLE stamp of approval to.  Below is a recap of some of our favorite posts from STYLE. (Above image from When Your Dress Inspires Your Table) Color Block Polished Nails How To Create Hand Painted Bobby Pins Mother’s Tree Of Life Necklace Vintage Americana Outfit Do you have any New Year's Resolutions for new STYLE this year? We … [Read more...]

Dress For The Day ~ Holiday Shopping

This is one of my favorite looks for going out and about.  And easy comfortable jersey dress on top of skinny jeans.  I could have worn tights but, they are what I reached for first and I liked how they dressed down the outfit.  Glittery gray infinity scarf.  Cozy.  And my fake furry vest which is turning out to be one of my favorite things. And, pearls from LoveFeast Shop strung on leather. Boho-chic Pearl Necklace on Leather found in LoveFeast Shop ~ $180 The snow finally fell in Minnesota.  So, I'll be warm … [Read more...]

Style For Thanksgiving

Today we're featuring a Thanksgiving style post by our friend and practical fashionista Megan Cobb of FriedOkra. Thanksgiving evokes such a feeling of cozy togetherness, doesn't it? It's also the holiday that just seems to demand a nod to our rustic history. To capture both rustic and cozy, with a touch of celebratory elegance, I've created a look here that combines a bold but warm and comfy pieced Fair Isle sweater (Anthropologie) with a simple, classic camel wool pencil skirt (J. Crew) and added touches of color and … [Read more...]

How To Create Handmade Painted Bobby Pins

Back in the day when Kristin and I were raising our little people, I was know for whipping up craft projects for my kids.  I was a former middle school art teacher and I always had plenty of feathers, glitter, gem stones, glue and construction paper around.  There were afternoons Kristin would come over with her kids in tow, to find me and my kids at the kitchen table with a confetti burst of collage materials covering the floor all around us.  "How are you going to get this cleaned up!?" she'd gasp!  We have many a story about … [Read more...]

Beautiful Lady ~ Dress For The Day

We can multitask several children fed, dressed, lunches made, hair combed and out the door in less than 45 minutes. Have you ever wondered why it takes so much effort to get ourselves ready to go out the door?  Because, it just plain takes some effort.  Lately I have been trying to put a little bit of extra effort into getting "Dress For The Day".  Funny thing is I had already started this effort, when one of my friends, blogger, started this weekly link up of inspiration to encourage us all to put in that extra effort.  I have … [Read more...]

PARENT ‘HOOD~Mama Bags with Style

When my babies were young, it was a Pre Etsy Era. I hunted high and low for a unique and creative diaper bag to carry. I think I ended up with something black because that was the closest thing to keeping me modern and hip. The alternatives were bags with baby prints on them...seriously?! What were manufacturers thinking? Recently, I was with a good friend, Ashleigh Baker. She was rocking a diaper bag that made me almost, swoon for a do-over. Ok, her bag and her babe! Oh my, I could have eaten him up! Not to mention she … [Read more...]

A Vintage Americana Outfit

I was out thrifting with Ashley from Our Daily Chocolate. She encouraged me to buy these: To be totally theme on at my son's Vintage Americana Graduation Party. They were $2.90. Then I found this red and white gingham blouse a few days later, for $3. Now, if I can add one of these denim capris to the number, I think I'll be in business.   A little punch of color...         Or for fun, I could add this and the look would take me all the way to the 4th of July. Now, I wonder what Chris Ann will be … [Read more...]

Chevron Dress Inspiration

Over the last couple of weeks Kristin and I have savored some Motherhood Moments.  Kristin's oldest son, a senior is graduating from high school in the next couple of weeks.  She just saw him off to on a final school trip abroad.  It seems just yesterday our firstborns were turning 16!  You can see how we celebrated during the LoveFeast For 16 Year Old Boys Birthday Party we threw a couple of years ago.  Kristin is finishing up her homeschooling year and planning the Graduation Party.   I'm getting ready for my kids to get out of … [Read more...]

Big Buddha Bag BFFs

This is the bag you wish you had.  Me too.  If you ever wanted to have serious bag envy.  Now is the time.  Kristin's spring/summer bag is awe-some.  Those are all little beads sewn on in a zig zaggy chevron stripe ~ it feels delicious.  I know this because I borrow it from Kristin just to drape over my arm, like once. She found her Big Buddha Courtny bag in Cream in a Maryland TJMaxx.  You can also find the Courtny bag in Fuschsia. I have scoured my TJMaxx here in Minnesota to find a similar bag to be Kristin's bag's … [Read more...]