Rhonda Buss

Monday Morning Inspiration

Good Morning and welcome to a new week! Last week I posted pieces from the Peter Pilotto collection that they are doing for Target. I loved the mix of patterns and colors, but a number of you, well, let's just say you didn't care for it :) I have always loved mixing patterns. Recently, a friend was over and she commented on the fact that I was wearing a pair of pinstripe pants with a patterned top. She loved it but said that she is apprehensive about mixing prints. She shared that when she mixes prints and stripes her sisters comment that she should not be doing that. My philosophy is, if you like how it looks, wear it and if you aren't comfortable, well that's fine too. After all, if we all looked the same, what fun would that be?!!! Like many of you, I collect lots and lots of pictures as inspiration. So today I thought I would show you a few of my stored away photos. Sadly, I cannot give credit to anyone as I saved the pictures without saving designers or websites. Does this dress remind you of a dress I made last summer? I really love this fabulous use of denim, tattered edges and all!!!
Love the "shelf" band under the bust.
You just might see something similar to this as a Fabulous Free Patter Friday piece ;)
These insets give me tons of ideas!
Now, before you think I'm crazy, I don't care for the see through bra ;), but I love the work on the skirt and jacket. Of course I would like the skirt to be a bit longer as well!!
This is such a sweet jacket. You have to look closely to see the bows on the sleeves.
It's difficult to see, but I think the fabric of the dress below is quilted. Regardless, I like the cascading fullness down the sleeves. Great sleeve idea!
This dress is just so gorgeous.
Not for everyone, but I love the horizontal stripes with the bow detail.
Fun use of old t-shirts.
Oh my goodness do I ever love this cape!!!
Another wonderful sleeve.
Very simple, but such a lovely idea for a shawl.
So that's it for today. I could go on and on, but I would rather not bore you too much!! Reminds me of a concert that my husband and I went to a few years back. I love the work of Doyle Dykes. He is such a gifted guitarist. He came to a point during the concert where he said that he had one more thing to share before he finished. My husband yelled out, "not so soon!!!" Doyle replied, "I found out the hard way that I can play longer than you can listen." And I can write longer than you can read!!!
Wishing you all a wonderfully inspired week.
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