Ambassador of the Year and the Goodwill SS17 Shoot

This morning I am on my way to be awarded as Goodwill’s Ambassador of the Year- along with the beautiful and talented Betsy Appleton of Goodwill Digger.  I am beyond thrilled and really honored to receive the award.  365 Days of Thrift has been such a fun journey  with so many unexpected opportunities to create pieces … More Ambassador of the Year and the Goodwill SS17 Shoot

Dolly Parton, Denim and a Western Wear Love Affair

Being the lover of vintage that I am- I combed through images of Dolly’s retro style then luckily happened upon a vintage western wear section at City Thrift in Clarksville. This, combined with Old Country Vibes and the amazing Dolly mural by Scott Guion at the House of Blues Studios in Berry Hill, TN – were the inspiration to my overall Concert style. … More Dolly Parton, Denim and a Western Wear Love Affair

DIY Dress Project: Turn your Husband into a Housedress!

I don’t care where you live-  this summer has been incredibly hot.  Here in the south it has been icky sticky humid as well.  The other day, as I raced around my house and my home studio working on projects and orders for Monarch Couture, I found myself wishing I had some sort of work smock.  Something … More DIY Dress Project: Turn your Husband into a Housedress!

Spirit, Strength and Summer Twilight: My Night at Nina Covington’s Movement

I first got to know Nina electronically-  she is always gracing social media with communication, beauty and jokes about her bad cooking skills.  Her artistic journey and passion is something to behold.  Two years ago I had the pleasure of having her walk in my Monarch Couture fashion show for ARTlightenment and discovered fully what an absolutely beautiful … More Spirit, Strength and Summer Twilight: My Night at Nina Covington’s Movement

Transformation Tuesday: Vintage Dress Revamp Tutorial

Oh hey, So, I have a confession. Remember that show: “Extreme Makeover”? I know it is a terrible, horrible, superficial show…but I kinda liked it.  I mean who doesn’t like a good make-over? Like on Oprah- when they take the women who always wear bad mom jeans and sweat pants and give them a sassy … More Transformation Tuesday: Vintage Dress Revamp Tutorial