I'm not sure if you all know that I am an unbelievably hopeless romantic. My husband will often find me sobbing on the couch watching some gushy fairy tale love story wondering where are all the men like that....?
For my daughter of course (in about 20 years)
Well the other night was absolutely no exception. I just adore that the Hallmark Channel is running all holiday original movies, all day, from now until Christmas. "Are you kidding me?" says my sweet husband in the background. Well I found a new favorite you must see, 'One Starry Christmas' staring Sarah Sanguin Carter and Damon Runyan. (Watch the Trailer here) Not only do I love the cute story about two completely different personalities meeting and finding there way in a starry night, but I LOVE the lead character, Holly's, wardrobe! (Credit to costume designer Bernadette Croft) It was like every scene with an outfit change I would find myself saying, "Oh my gosh, I need that outfit!" And of course being a creator of handmade winter accessories with a few "small shop" friends that sell the remaining pieces, I felt confident I could come up with something pretty fabulous. So, I'm dying to show you what I made and what I found!!!
First off, I had to have that luxuriously cozy looking over sized cowl that the main character Holly was wearing when she met her "mysterious cowboy". It looked like the kind of accessory that I would want to snuggle into and wear all winter long while sipping hot cocoa. I found the perfect yarn from Patrons Cobble that was the perfect shade of grey and softness like a cloud.
The search was on for the perfect pattern for my dreamy cowl. And then I remembered seeing a design on Yarnspirations called 'In a Jiffy Cowl' that I had been wanting to try out. (I'd like to say it came together, "in a jiffy" like the title stated but the time it did take was definitely worth it.) I wish you had feel-o-vision and could touch the texture and weight of this gorgeous cowl, it surely has a cuddle factor of 10.
Moving up to my all time favorite accessory- the hat. Could have something to do with the fact that I make them, but I think the biggest reason that hats are my absolute must have is because they can hide a bad hair day or boost up style points on any outfit. Immediately I knew that the new Feyona hat from our fall/winter collection was "the one" for this styling. The hat itself is slouchy and warm with a fun loose pomp on the top that says in a stylish way, "you're never to old for pom poms on your hat." I customized the color to be all ivory because I knew that would go with my cowl, the inspiration outfit, and pretty much everything else in my fall wardrobe. (Ivory is "this other black".)
Next up, the outfit. I contacted my friend from Just Lex Boutique, because I love her stuff and I'm a big advocate of shopping small. I'm in love with the pieces she chose for my 'Hollywood inspired Outfit.' Simple clean lines with chic classic colors that make me think of a trendy weekend shopping in Aspen after skiing the slopes.
And finally the shoes! I love any excuse to visit Nordstrom's shoe department. I honestly believe good shoes equal happy feet and happy feet are good for the sole. ;0) I found the Sorel's 'Joan of Arc' (love the name of that) Waterproof boot and fell in love. It had the perfect combination of grey, black and tan colors so I could mix and match them with not only this star worthy ensemble but so much more in my closet.
Can I hear it? "Oh my gosh, I need that outfit!" I hope you find this paring to be as awesome as I do and let me know what other accessories you would add to make it even that much better.