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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Gone Fishing – Menswear

Many men prefer to dress in t-shirts and khakis or jeans, they will go to their closet and pull out a plain Hanes tee and “getting dressed” is done. I am married to a man who dresses like this and prefers that he wear a pattern on his shirt. So I designed a line of shirts for men. Here is a menswear tee that I refer to as “gone fishing


This men’s tee is a loose fitting shirt that is perfect for men who are active. It is made from 100% cotton and is a heavier-weight, not paper thin but a good weight that appeals to men who prefer a shirt that is more durable. This shirt is perfect for working out in the yard or for wearing to go fishing.

Gone Fishing Men's Basic Tan T-Shirt

My husband likes this quality made shirt with the double-needle stitching on the sleeve, neck, and bottom. The shirt wears well and is one of my husband's favorites.

My husband weighs 152 and is 5’11. He wears a medium and the fit is loose and comfortable. We laundered this shirt in cold water, permanent press cycle and dried on low heat. Took out of the dryer when the shirt was damp, shook it and put on a hanger. It did not shrink and looks as good as new.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Retro Style Geometric Legging Outfit

Leggings have come a long way from wearing to an aerobics class in the 1980’s to being a trendy pant to wear for every day, running errands, lunch with friends or to dress up for a cool party.

Recently I designed a retro style geometric pattern legging and painted it with the colors pink, gray, black and white. The retro look was requested by a customer of mine who wanted it for her daughter to wear to college parties or to class.

What my customer liked about this style legging is that it could be worn with a variety of colors and it could be dressed up with a trendy top or it can be worn with t-shirt sneakers or flip-flops and matching monogram tote bag.

Unlike the ever popular jean, this legging is super comfortable with the right amount of stretch that gives when you move and bounces back in shape, it never looks baggy or out of shape even after being laundered.

Here is a fashion set that I created to show my customer. The retro style legging outfit is a cool party look that can be worn to a party or every day.  This legging will look fabulous on a teenager, college student or any women who love a retro fashion look.


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Christmas Shopping in July


Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year so shopping in July is a good idea because next month will be back to school followed by autumn home décor and Halloween and Thanksgiving and before you know it Black Friday. July is not a hectic month so I like to do as many other people do and that is to shop in July for Christmas cards, holiday décor and gifts.


This year I will shop at Zazzle.com for my Christmas cards, postage stamps, return address labels, ornaments and tableware because they offer quality products that are created by artists at an affordable price.

If you are not familiar with Zazzle.com then know that it is a print on demand website where all the products are designed by artists. So when you shop and buy products from this website you are supporting small business because the artist earns a royalty when their designs are purchased. I prefer to shop for unique products and also support artist rather than shops at the mall.


At Zazzle, you can shop for Christmas cards with a greeting or blank inside. You can also customize the greeting by adding your own words. I always customize the card with an inside greeting and also sing it with the family name. It is less work to personalize the holiday cards, when they arrive you have to put in the envelope and mail.

Today I shopped at zazzle for Christmas cards and also looked at fleece blankets and decorative pillows. I found several that I liked, here are my top picks.


Christmas Cards, Stamps and Stickers



Tableware



Christmas Decorative Pillows



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Decorative Hair Accessory – Gold Leaf Bobby Pins

Recently while shopping at zazzle.com I came across an artist who designed by handmade elegant bobby pin hair accessories. The description says “Echo & Laurel was founded by Cristalle Cheung in September of 2014. Our line specializes in made-to-order bridal and wedding accessories inspired by rustic romance and nature. Every piece is designed and created by Cristalle in her San Francisco studio."

The leaf bobby pins would be lovely for a bride but I think you could wear them every day to hold back your bangs or to highlight a hair up do. I say this because the leaf design is simple and elegant without crystals. You can always request crystals to be added (see contact the designer at Zazzle store) but for an everyday look for work or worn with a sundress the plain gold or bronze leaf design is very pretty.


Here is a photo of the leaf bobby pins then bellow see a photo of the model wearing the hair accessories.


Gold Leaf Bobby Pins



So while this hair accessory is advertised for a wedding bride, bridesmaid or guests I think that the design is perfect for women who dress in feminine fashion, that this bobby pin would look lovely with sundress or holiday dress.


Gold Rose Bridal Hair Comb

Gold Rose Bridal Hair Comb

by cristallecheung


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Deal of Day Decorative Pillows

Today when I checked my email I found that decorative indoor and outdoor pillows were on sale for 40% off. So I looked around my home to see if any pillows were needed to update the space. 40 % off the asking price is a fabulous sale and decided that it might be wise to shop for seasonal pillows for upcoming holidays.

Back to school shopping has started and my friends are picking up products to decorate their kid's dorms. The square or lumbar pillows would be good accent because it would make their bed more comfortable
Today I am shopping at zazzle.com for indoor and outdoor decorative pillows. I am shopping and saving 40% off with coupon code NOZTIMETONAP


Shop at Zazzle.com for decorative indoor and outdoor pillows. If you find one that you like then take advantage of TODAYS daily deal and save 40% off the asking price otherwise click on a blue highlighted word in this article to find out what's is on sale today.   Look for the category bar on the web page and find the daily deals.

Zazzle always has daily deals but the 40% off on animal, floral, stripes, solids leather look, ARTSY and other prints, patterns and solid color indoor and outdoor pillows is too good to pass by.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Wall Clocks - Interior Decorating Ideas



Decorate your space with a large wall clock.  Choose a variety of styles and group them together on a feature wall.  Or shop for one large clock and use it as your feature.  

In the room design bellow, you will see a vintage style clock with exposed gears, this is the wall feature.  I have added complementary clocks to the wall and boxed them in with a chair rail.  The arrangement makes the room look interesting. Do you agree?


Here is another room set that shows how a brown faux leather clock adds ambiance to space as it coordinates with furniture and other décor products.


Vintage Style Living Room

Vintage Style Living Room by sgolis 

Shop online for fabulous wall clocks

While shopping online I found some wall clocks that would complement a traditional-themed home or office. For the person who likes texture, I think the faux leather clocks are interesting in the square shape. 

Modern clocks with vintage clock gears will appeal to the person who likes the steampunk or antique decorations and the landscape or animal clocks will make the room feel cozy.

Here are a few of my favorite online wall clock finds.

Faux leather family name wall clock / brown and gold

Personalized vintage clock gears with leather trim wall clock

Black and tan big fish wall clock

Watches and Decorative Wall Clocks at Zazzle.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Zazzle Summer Fun Flip Flops – Pink Floral


Summer is finally here and it is time to put away the closed toe shoes and slip on a pair of flip flops. Flip flops are the summer shoe that makes casual outfits look super cute.

Recently I was shopping for a gift and knew that the recipient wanted a pink floral pattern flip flop. I found many floral strap flip flops but none came in the pink color. The gift had to be pink flower pattern to go with her beach outfits.

Zazzle has summer fun flip flops in a variety of pink designs. The 100% rubber shoe are not like the ones you find at the drug store, instead, they have a thick insole with more cushion for comfort. The straps on this shoe are thin and made for a women’s food.

You can choose between two different footbeds and from a variety of strap colors. Buy the flip-flop shown or you can make your own from uploading a photograph. There is a flip-flop for everyone, kids, men and women. If you are heading for the beach, lake or even the pool this summer then check out the flip flops sold at Zazzle.

I bought this pink floral flip flop because the pink color was exactly the shade that was desired and the print offered a good balance of the white color.

Pink Flower ART Womans Slim Straps Flip Flops


Shipping was quick, received in under ten days. Now the recipient of this shoe has a narrow foot but told me that she could size down from a 7 ½ to a 7 medium and it will fit fine. I ordered the 7 and hoped it would fit since no widths were offered.  This particular shoe runs wide and is not intended for someone with a narrow to medium foot. I think it would perfect for someone with a true medium to wide foot.  


If you love the flip flops and you have a narrow to medium foot then I would recommend sizing down. The shoe may fit you so I would recommend that you buy and try it on. You can always exchange or return, Zazzle has award winning customer service.

Click link bellow to view flip flops for everyone.



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Beach Cover Ups and Accessories


Now that summer is here you may be planning a weekend at the beach and will need a cover-up. One way to dress for the beach is to wear a swimsuit with a drawstring short over the bottom with your flip flops. The drawstring will enable you to put them on easily over a damp suit and this style is more comfortable than a zipper front short. (see short style is fashion set bellow)

Another beach cover-up idea is to wear a cotton shirt with beach design on the front or shop for a beach dress at amazon.com to wear over your swimwear.

It is always a good idea to accessorize your beach look with a bag, flip flops, sunglasses, and sunhat.

Here is a fashion set that will show you my beachwear and accessories ideas.




Shop here for beachwear and accessory products that you may like


Cute Palm Tree Beach Please Tote Bag


Beach Tote Bag with Seashell Pattern


Summer Fun Beach Theme T-Shirt


Summer Fun Blue and Black Flip Flops


Summer FUN Flip Flop Pattern Basic T-Shirt


Fashion ART Women's Spiral Tie-Dye T-Shirt

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Womens' Columbia Omni Shade Shirt Review


When putting outfits together for outdoor activities during the summer months I always shop for women's Omni-shade clothing by Columbia. I like the quality made clothing that offers UPF 30 sun protection.  The Columbia Omni-shade line of clothing do not wrinkle and I never feel overheated no matter what I am doing outdoors; gardening, hiking or running errands.

Here is an outfit that I put together with a plaid pattern Omni-shade shirt by Columbia. Note the sleeves are rolled up and are kept in place with a button holder.

Style and Size

The Omni-Shade Shirt by Columbia comes in a variety of colors and prints. When shopping online for this shirt I have bought the plaid and other printed shirts. I like prints because they color patterns are cute. I tend to shop for the colors blue and pink or the mint and pink prints and basic solid colors to wear with print shorts or capri pants.

The cut is feminine and semi-fitted. Last year I bought 2 of these shirts in a size medium and they fit fine everywhere except my bust. The buttons pulled. I eliminated this fit concern by wearing a camisole with a shelf bra under the shirt which enabled me to leave this button open.

This year I bought the shirt in a size large and the overall fit is not as fitted and the buttons in the bust area do not pull. My husband says the shirt looks fine, not boxy.  If your bra cup size is a C then size up.

Wear the shirt untucked because the cut of this shirt hits high hip and if you tucked it in then it would come untucked quickly.

Caring for Shirt

Machine launder shirt in delicate clothing cycle, cold water and use no chlorine bleach. Dry in air fluff then hang.


Shopping / Where to Buy Columbia Shirt for Women


Online at Amazon.com 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Zazzle Trendy Pink Camouflage T-shirt Review

Camouflage clothing need not look like army fatigues because this pink pattern t-shirt is trendy and cute.

Trendy Pink Camouflage T-Shirt


What I like

The pattern is a pretty shade of pink and white and print is not overpowering.  The fit is flattering, instead of being boxy it is feminine but does not hug your body. This is a nice fitting shirt with a slight stretch which enables it to keep its shape even after washing. I normally wear a size 8 dress and a medium shirt, but when I ordered this tee I selected the large because I wanted it to be a tad loser and not hug my body. The size large is perfect.

The fabric is 100 combed ring-spun cotton printed fine jersey. This is a thin cotton but you cannot see through it The fabric is not what you would call soft but does become softer after you wash. I used a dryer sheet in the air-fluff cycle then removed the shirt when it was slightly damp to put on a hanger to line dry. There were no wrinkles and the fabric feels softer. I washed this tee in cold water and the colors did not fade, plus it did not shrink. The tee came out of the wash looking brand new.  

This pink camouflage shirt is made very well with double-needle hemmed sleeves, bottom, and crew-neck.  I like the quality and attention to detail.

Know that this is a basic t-shirt that can be worn everyday with jeans, shorts or denim skirts. A trendy shirt that will look fabulous when coordinated with solid color bottoms and pink accessories.

Other

"When you buy this shirt at know that you will be supporting a Children's Charity; 2% of all Code Five sales are donated to Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, Inc. and Fisher House™

Here is a trendy outfit that features this pink camouflage shirt.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pink Patterned Legging Outfit - Fashion Looks

Pink is the universal color that women are attracted to and this color is always in fashion for spring and summer fashion. There are a variety of pink colors from bright fuchsias to pastels making the color pink complimentary to many skin and hair colors.

My hair color is red and I have fair skin, the fuchsia color or the bright pink color is not good for me but pastel pinks are fabulous.  what I like about pink is that it looks good with a variety of colors.  Wear pink with gray, black, white or with blue jeans. 

Shop for prints or solids, the choice is yours. Here are a few of my favorite pink fashion looks for spring and summer. The t-shirt, pattern leggings and coordinating pink accessories are my designs that I created at zazzle.com. You can buy as shown or customize to make your own from uploading your own pink photograph of watercolor, painting or other.

About this outfit:

The T-shirt is fine cotton with 10 % polyester jersey that is soft and lightweight. A classic style for everyday wear to work or for casual outfits. The leggings are stretchy eco polyester spandex blend (88% polyester, 12% spandex) and are hand sewn. This legging was designed from a photograph of clouds then I added a filter edit.

The leggings are made from a heavier fabric that is breathable and stretches to fit your body perfectly. The legging hugs your body in all the right places, making you look thinner but does not constrict and does not feel uncomfortable. Normally leggings that fit like like this will stretch out in the wash, not the case with this legging because they do not lose their shape after you wear or wash them. You will love the way this legging feels and will want them in every color.

Here is a pink legging outfit that I created.  It shows you how to put together a fashion look using a variety of pink patterns. 




Spring Style Pink Outfit

Spring Style Pink Outfit by sgolis featuring pink shoes

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Cute Bella Raglan Sleeve Shirt Customer Review

The  Women's Bella Canvas white shirt with red raglan sleeves and red ladybug design is super cute for summer outfits. You can wear with jeans a denim skirt. This shirt looks comfortable and super cute but does run small.

I bought the shirt to mix and match with several outfits in my wardrobe. The product about did say that the shirt ran small and that you should size up so instead of buying the medium I bought the large. The shirt arrived and it was super cute, looked better than on the website but the size large was a form fitted medium and I really did not want a shirt to hug my curves. 

I prefer a shirt that is not as tight, one that is comfortable to wear while I work in the garden or other summer activities. On a hot day, the last thing that I want is a cotton shirt that feels tight.

In as much as I love the style of this Bella shirt, I did not want to size up to an extra large. I feel the cut of this shirt is not right for what I need and have decided to return to Zazzle.com and buy another style. I saw that this ladybug design is available in several other styles and I found a short-sleeved tee that I like. 

The shirt that I bought says that it is preshrunk and that it ran true to size.  I decided to size up and bought the large. 

The fit on this shirt is better. Not boxy, but not as slim as a fit as the raglan sleeve baseball jersey style shirt.  Know that if you buy a shirt at Zazzle and it is too small or too large, you usually can find another style shirt with the same design. 


Cardinal Bird Lover T-Shirt, Black T-Shirt


Friday, March 31, 2017

Custom Sweet Treats at Zazzle


When it comes to gift giving for special occasions or just because I like to give customized sweet treats from Zazzle.com

Zazzle is renowned for their t-shirts, but a few years ago they came out with a candy, and cookie line that is scrumptious. If you are planning a special gathering or need to give a gift to co-worker, family, friend or neighbor you cannot go wrong with the sugar cookies or chocolate candy box that is customized with your own greeting.

Know that these print on demand designer made treats look fabulous when displayed on trays on your buffet or dining area at gatherings. Guests will comment on the designs and will be impressed.

Here is a home set that I created that shows you how to set up a dessert table on Easter or for another special occasion. Shown on the dessert table are a variety of sweet treats and gift wrap or gift bag for the candies, cookies or brownies.

Paris Sweet Shop

Paris Sweet Shop by sgolis featuring holiday decor


Know that last Christmas I gave my brother the chocolate covered Oreo cookies with and adorable snowman design and customized holiday greeting. The oreo cookies came individually wrapped inside a box that was suitable for gift wrap. My brother thought the personalized design was very cute and the cookie was mouthwatering good. So how good are they? My brother told me that after he tasted one he decided he would keep for himself so he hid them in his man-cave. 

The sugar cookies come in four or a dozen and they are really tasty. I have given them as gifts to neighbors and have arranged them in Easter Baskets for the kids. Everyone loves the sugar cookies.
Delectable sweet treats are candies, cookies, and brownies that you can buy as shown with a print on demand unique design or you can customize these treats with your own photograph and words. Thus making a special dessert for your gathering.

Have you bought the bake goods from zazzle?

Here are few sweet treats that I have designed. Click on the text to view these delectable desserts at my online store.