Sunday, September 13, 2015

Trekking up to IAO Vista in Maui

 Hiked up to see the 1200' IAO Needle.  The park is just fabulous and solo green. We were lucky that day as there was a clear view of the needle. But, every inch of the park, that we saw, was beautiful!







Here is the famous needle...

              

Another beautiful shot...


This is what I wore: Burda Magazine 





Cute detail gather at the neck on the lightweight cotton. I think I will lower the neckline next time.

Going back to the Closet

So, I have been going back to my closet lately to find old pieces and giving them a new look.

Here I have a floral straight skirt I made using my pattern software. I paired it with a men's look tailored striped shirt and pearls. I think it gives a rather modern look.

                                         Tip: I created a 1" waistband so I could wear it with 
                                         a top tucked in or over the top. Makes it very comfortable
                                         (especially for singing;-)

It is a cotton twill I found at Hancock's years ago, but I loved the print. Not quite floral and not quite abstract. I put in an invisible zipper for a professional look.


Luckily, we had a beautiful day in Austin where I could wear something with longer sleeves.

I wore this to sing in the choir at church while my daughter played trumpet in the orchestra. She loved it because we sang a hymn based on Gustov Holst's Planets - Jupiter. Great part for trumpets, by the way!

Have a great week!