Fur Gloves

Yesterday I posted about how to make this embellished beanie with a faux fur pom pom. And along with that, I also made some cute Kate Spade-inspired gloves!

Kate Spade inspired gloves

My version of the Kate Spade mittens

I based the gloves off of these adorable knit mittens with faux fur.

Kate Spade knit mittens with faux fur

Below is the video tutorial. Again, sorry about the low-quality video and lighting. I still haven’t figured this thing out!

Don’t forget to check out the Embellished Beanie Tutorial from yesterday if you haven’t already!




Unbelievably cute winter accessories (DIY tutorial soon!!!!)

fur winter

1. Club Monaco Embellished Wool Hat ||  2. Betsy Johnson Bling Beanie

3. Dena Earmuffs  ||  4. Kate Spade mittens

It’s cold. I have a cold (that’s lasted about 3 weeks now). And I just want fuzzy furry things to keep me warm and cozy. I’ve been seeing cute things like these 4 winter accessories being made by designers like the ones listed above and I really want all of them! But they’re all like $68 – $100 dollars and since I don’t think cute earmuffs should cost 100+ dollars, I’m going to do a tutorial THURSDAY (not tomorrow) on how to make each one of these for under $10. OK? Great. Now if you just want to buy them, w/e, but I’m a cheapo. There, I admitted it. Ok, so I’m not alwayyyys super thrifty, but sometimes I just cant. Like when something isn’t even real fur or cashmere. Why?

You should probably stop reading now because the rest of this post is basically just me “talking” to you because my husband can’t listen to me anymore. He has work to do. Haha…. Am I that wife?

So to those of you who are so over this post… Have a great day and I hope you check back tomorrow for the tutorial!!!!



MmmmK now that maybe one person is reading this….
I wanted to show some cozy winter accessories because I really can’t wait to wear cute winter accessories! My weather philosophy is: if it has to be cold, it should at least snow. Yeah, I’m one of thoooosee annoying people who like cold weather. I think my perspective changed a few years ago when I lived in Sweden. People just didn’t complain about the weather like we do here. I mean MAYBE someone would say something negative every once in awhile, but not as small talk! Like, if it’s freezing cold and snowing in Sweden people don’t walk up and say, “Hey, how ya doing? I hate the snow. Uhhhhhggghhhhh!!!!” Sound familiar? In fact, they have a saying, “no bad weather, only bad clothes,” (Meaning, dress appropriately and don’t complain). I guess you have to find ways to be positive  when it is dark and rainy all winter long!
Confession though: sometimes I pretend to be annoyed with the weather to make conversation. You know, like with a coworker (or someone) who’s complaining. lol. I don’t have time talk to many people at work since I travel between schools so when I do talk to people I try to be as…. unannoying as possible. Like this:
Debbie Downer: “Ugggggh, rain again? What happened to our 65 degree weather? I thought the weatherman said it would be in the upper 60s and sunny all week. Now my weekend is RUINED.”
Me: “Yeah, the weathermen never know this time of year, do they?”
In my head: Umm I ACTUALLY LOVE THE RAIN!!! In fact, I wish today could be Saturday so I could sit by a window all day with my sketchpad or a book and listen to the sound of the rain!
My only complaint when it rains is that it’s ALWAYS the day that I actually curl ma hairs and get all did up. And then my hair gets all wet, frizzy, icky, then flat. That’s my only complaint.
The hubs keeps tellin’ me to speak my mind more. Maybe next time someone complains about the weather I’ll just start being overjoyed about the weather and see what happens. Speaking of which, IT’S RAINING RIGHT NOW & I love it!!!!  Where’s my book and blanket? 

Things I love. Furreal.

  1. Topshop Vest || 2. Shoptiques Coat || 3. F21 Coat || 4. H&M Vest (grey) || 5. F21 Vest ||  6. H&M Vest (brown)
  1. Asos Hat  || 2. SSense Earmuffs || 3. Shoptiques Hat  || 4. Sole Society Faux Fur Stole || 5. ModCloth Stole  || 6. San Diago Hat Company collar from Zappos. 
  1. Tall (Bailey Knit Bow) Uggs    || 2. Mini Bailey Button Uggs  & || 3. the Bailey Button Uggs

Today I put together some of my favorite Winter/Fall things for the cool weather we’ve been having here in Minnesota! I’ve been loving the crisp air and colorful leaves lately and I find myself wearing my army green coat and Burberry scarf a lot right now, but sometimes I just want to look even more chic. So I found these super trendy, and inexpensive, faux fur coats, vests, and accessories! I hope they inspire you too! 
Oh, and of course… I also found a few coats that ARE expensive and amazing & I just HAD to share… lol, check them out! They are to die for.

  1. Ellen Tracy Fox Fur coat  || 2. Jocelyn Fox Fur Coat from ShopBop  ||                                  3. Net-A-Porter Shrimps faux fur coat || 4.  De’Hart faux fur coat from FarFetch

Hope your weekend is full of hot apple cider, apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and fun with friends! <3