A Girl and Her Door

I’ve been wanting to do outfit posts with my Canon T5 Rebel for a while!

In this set, I wore a top I made for my first fashion show ever! I haven’t made another one since due to time, money, interest, material, etc., but if I get enough interest in this, I may start making them for the shop!  The skirt, however, is something I’ve owned for about four years now that I got at some Forever-21-esque shop.  I understand the construction of the skirt now, and plan to make a new one for myself and donate this one.  I’m trying to cut down on my shopping and cull out the excess of my life– I’m staring with my clothes, makeup and other fashion-related items.  I’m also hoping that the empty spaces in the closet will encourage me to sew more, decrease the sizes of the fabric mountains in my room, and to add more of my own creations to my wardrobe!

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Wedding Vendors

Hello, everyone!

I am back and ready to roll after such an amazing wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii!  To start off February, I am going to post about the amazing fashion-related vendors that worked with us for our wedding.  The complete list of vendors can be found on our wedding blog, here (most are Sacramento-area specific): [http://seanandginaiwata.blogspot.com/p/thank-you_22.html].

Wedding Venue, Linens, Decor, Wedding Planner, Creme Brûlée, and Catering: 
Florist and Decor Rentals:
Viola’s Floral Design

Wedding Photographer:
BPCarey Photography

Bride’s Hair and Makeup (Engagement shoot and Wedding):

Bride’s Gown and Headband:

Bride’s Shoes:



(engagement ring, wedding bands)
Ben Bridge
http://www.benbridge.com/(bride’s earrings)

Groom’s Tuxedo:
Men’s Wearhouse
Bride’s Bouquet, Sash Clip, Corsages, Boutonnieres and Hawaii Beach Ceremony Dress:
DIY work by the bride

Wedding Checklist

If you are reading this, I am probably chained down to my bride responsibilities since I am married woman at the end of this week!

For those looking for wedding budget help, I’ve previously blogged about that here.  What this post is about is my checklist of what vendors, items, expenses, etc. that goes into a wedding.  If you are trying to plan a wedding, I will do my best to give you a complete list of things you may want for your Big Day!

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Less Shopping, More Stitching!

As much as I love to talk about ModCloth (if you ask me my favorite place to shop, you will get a soliloquy of ModCloth from me almost instantly), I need to take this blog back to its roots.  I need to sew more and talk about my fashion and my brand.

I will still keep ModCloth posts for Mondays, but I need to use this blog as a platform for PGF — and I plan to drastically up the quality of the content.  This blog drastically is calling for more outfit posts with photos from my Canon T5 Rebel.  And new outfits.  And new things to sell on the online shop.  I promise to go even bigger in 2016!

Since it’s a Monday and I still do ModCloth with Mondays here on the blog, I will continue to tradition with cute sewing-themed items from the shop to keep me motivated for next year!

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Love Sews No Bounds Notebook Set

from: ModCloth

Measure of Finesse Bracelet

from: ModCloth

Costume Design

This past year, I had the chance to costume design a small theatrical show for Sacramento City College’s Storytime Theatre, which is aimed for small children.  From October 24 to November 15, 2015 (Saturdays and Sundays at noon), a cowboy-western version of Snow White and Rose Red directed by Doug Lawson entertained youngins and their parents and I had the honor to dress actors as sparkly cowboys, ranch gals, animated animals and magical entities.  I took a few photos of my work during the cast’s last dress rehearsal– hope you enjoy them!







Wish List

I’ve been browsing my ModCloth app on my phone looking at their namesake label and they have such cute stuff!  I find that their own label has a really accurate fit and the quality of their items are really well made!  I know I want to downsize my closet as well as have a closet mostly of things I’ve made myself, but I would love to include ModCloth in my clothing collection.  Here are some of favorite things so far from the namesake label as well as items I know other people have purchased and loved:

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Teacher’s Petal Top in Black

from: ModCloth


Paris Cafe Cardigan in Noir

from: ModCloth


Trusty Travel Top in Elephants

from: ModCloth


Archive Got the Power Dress

from: ModCloth

Wedding Update…

I’m revisiting this blog; I plan to be more active on it.  At first, I was hoping to use this as just a marketing platform, but I think I need to start utilizing this to add some personality to the face behind these fairytale-inspired designs.

I’m going to be a Mrs. in four months; it’s exciting!  I’m doing some DIY Bride stuff like I wanted and have been looking to keep the wedding as close to our budget as possible as well as have a lovely Special Day.  To those who are planning their wedding but are also counting their pennies- I feel you.  If you’re stuck with how to have a nice wedding without spending a fortune, I recommend the following…

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