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Friday, November 8, 2013

Hello Again, Lovelies...

There have been many personal events going on in my life this past month and will continue into these upcoming holiday months as well, so I apologize for my absence. For the meantime I wanted to share some past designs I am incredibly proud of and love beyond words. Let's start reminiscing a bit shall we? :)

I made this ivory peplum top with an exposed zipper from a pretty fabric I found from Walmart for only $1 a yard! Yes! Peplums are adorable.

You can find more photos of each design by clicking on the title of the item!

This cropped bustier was the first top/design I made in over 2 years after taking a long break from sewing. I made it just last year and I was proud to see I did not lose my touch!

Just a simple, flowy lace top. I had left over lace fabric so I decided to make something simple for everyday wear this past summer.

Accessories can be so expensive, so I opt to make my own most of the time. I made this gold sequin collar necklace last winter. One of my favorite necklaces because it goes with any outfit and adds the perfect amount of sparkle and shine.

A beautiful fabric flower head crown made from lace fabric and window curtain scraps. Originally when I started this was suppose to be a floral statement necklace, but as I went along it became a flower head crown by accident. I have to say it turned out for the better. :)

Anything with pearls and lace, you got me! I am obsessed with this pearls and lace collar necklace.

This maxi skirt tutorial became surprisingly successful on YouTube and I am extremely flattered! Definitely one of the easiest skirts I've made thus far.

I was in a high waisted craze this past summer so this high waisted mint shorts recycled from an old silk pillow case was no exception. Every pair of shorts I made were high waisted, but this pair was my favorite because of the gorgeous mint color.

This ivory lace babydoll dress was recycled from an old, thrifted window curtain-- and you would have never known if I had not told you. I have an extreme addiction to lace dresses or anything lace in general if you had not noticed. Haha. I still have yet to wear this number out, but oh when I do, it shall be so ravishing!

This front slit lace maxi dress was upcycled from an old, thrifted window curtain as well. Maxis are so beautiful and feminine-- I will always adore them.

This two-toned gold vintage sweetheart dress was upcycled from two thrifted pillow cases. Gold and peach-- the best color combination, ever!

Chiffon is such a gorgeous fabric to work with so I went ahead and made this peach chiffon maxi skirt/dress. The versatility of it is amazing.

I absolutely adore this white pleated tea party dress. The pleats and low back makes this dress so fun. Girls night out, anyone?

I had a request to make this pink long sleeve shift dress. I feel like a little hippie when I wear this, and I love it.

This taupe bow dress was an alteration, but I adore the vintage inspiration of it.

I hope you enjoyed this random and quick jot down memory lane. It was nice to look at past designs and see how far I have come in the past year of sewing. I hope to start a little project today since I have not sewed anything in about a month, and because I feel like a part of me is missing!

Which designs are your favorite, and what would you like for me to make in the future? I would LOVE to hear some suggestions!

Have a fabulous day, all! :)

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Classy Peach Giveaway!

Okay ladies, it's about that time for another chance to win some pretty stuff! Thank you all so much for your kind words and amazing support on my blog, Youtube channel, and Facebook page. It truly means the world to me. This giveaway is just a little thanks for all the wonderful support. :)

Here are the lovely items:

Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow in 730 Skinlights. Very beautiful, with a hint of sparkle (although you can't see it in the photo), and extremely natural looking colors for a gorgeous everyday look.

Maybelline Colorsensational 630 Red Revolution. Because really, every girl needs a stunning red lipstick in her makeup bag. ;)

A pretty fabric flower crown I made a couple months ago while filming my first video, a flower crown tutorial. Very similar to the original flower crown I made.

Enter to get the chance to win these lovely items!

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1. Like my Facebook page, Classy Peach.
2. Like my giveaway photo AND share it.
3. Comment on my giveaway photo saying you did it!

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This giveaway is open internationally!

Giveaway ends October 28th, 2013. Good luck to you all and thank you again for your continuous, incredible support! :)

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Simple Bow Back Sweater

I'm sure all of us ladies have a bunch of plain sweaters laying around for the fall and winter. I wanted to spruce up one of my simple sweaters I've had for years to give it a new look. A surprise bow back! I adore bows, as you can tell I've had several different bow tutorials (here, here, and here) , but I think this bow tutorial is the easiest. Very little sewing and I only used scrap fabric pieces!

I used this adorable black and white polka scrap fabric from a polka dot top I altered awhile back.

It's really hard to take a back photo by yourself, so excuse my awkward photos. Hahaha. :)

The sweater was simple just like the front.

Then I sewed two small polka dot bows to the back. The top bow is bigger than the bottom bow just for a tiered effect.

Here's the YouTube tutorial!

Simple looks are always the best in my opinion, and with a little bow surprise in the back makes the look of the sweater renewed.

This project was so simple, only took me about an hour at most to complete since there is no sewing machine required! Just needle and thread and you are good to go. Simple, quick, and a wonderful way to renew an old sweater or top. :)
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Healthy Foods With Recipes!

Due to the recent and unexpected bad weather and my work schedule I will not get the opportunity to make a new tutorial until next weekend. I use natural lighting and lately there has not been much since days are getting dark so much faster. So, in the meantime I want to share with you some delicious new recipes I have been trying and absolutely LOVE!

The last 5 months I have been living a healthy lifestyle by eating mostly unprocessed foods and exercising regularly. My body totally agrees with me on this new lifestyle. I used to eat a lot of junk food and cheap processed meals I can easily find in the frozen section since it was quick and easy, and I did not have to spend so much time preparing my meals.

Although I do not have any weight issues, I wanted to tone up so eating healthy has given my body more energy to exercise and as a result I have lost almost 10 pounds without really trying. I wanted to share some delicious healthy meals I have made over the last couple of months. Remember, you have to nourish your body the right way by moving away from processed foods to unprocessed foods because a healthy diet is vital, and of course exercise! Mainly it is all about portions and control to keep the weight off for good, but DO NOT starve yourself because the results would only be temporary in that case.

I also want to mention that I looove cooking and trying new recipes! If I had more time to cook I would cook all day everyday, but since I work I prep my meals on my days off.

Here are some delicious recipes I found on Pinterest that inspired me, of course I substituted some ingredients and made my meals the way I preferred so I did not follow the recipes step by step, but these are the basic recipes if you like what you see. :)

Shrimp, chicken, and avocado salad. So filling and packed with protein. Recipe found here.

Chopped Thai chicken salad. Crunchy, fresh and delicious! Takes on a whole new meaning of the word 'salad.'

Hot naked spaghetti. I added my own homemade tomato sauce on top with a bit of Parmesan cheese.

This makes for a very wonderful side dish; baked seasoned asparagus with mozzarella cheese. Seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and olive oil. Whatever season you like, really.

Orange chicken and veggies with a side of white rice. You can opt for a healthier choice which is brown rice, but I like my white rice.

Beef teriyaki with a side of steamed broccoli and white rice.

Chicken teriyaki with a side of steamed broccoli and quinoa. First time trying quinoa and I loved it!

Sushiiiiiii! I was craving sushi so bad one day and luckily I found an amazing recipe and made some California rolls with eel sauce, which the sauce is not healthy but it's an exception. I am addicted to sushi to say the least. ;)

Lemon, garlic, cilantro honey salmon with baked red potatoes and steamed broccoli and green beans. The other dish was with zucchini.

Mango salsa tilapia with a side of zucchini fries. The recipe says to grill, but I baked the tilapia instead.

Of course you have to have your sweet treats from time to time. Fruit salads are the way to go, oh and chocolate. You cannot forget chocolate. Remember, portions is key!

Strawberries, bananas and pineapple fruit salad.

Chocolate covered strawberries! Yummmmm!

Eating healthy is a lifestyle change and once you have done it for awhile you do not find yourself craving bad foods as often, well at least in my experience. I am not in any way a health expert, I only do research online and this has been my personal experience that has worked for me. It is okay to treat yourself from time to time because your body deserves it. Since I cut out a lot of unprocessed foods (not all) I am more aware of what I am putting into my body which gives me a huge sense of control and accomplishment. All and all, it can be expensive, but I would rather spend more of my money on healthy foods than to spend it on future doctor visits because of health issues. If you take care of your body, your body will love you back.

Until next time, lovelies! :)
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Monday, September 16, 2013

DIY: Pink Long Sleeve Shift Dress

I received a request recently to make a long sleeve shift dress, so I made a shift dress! I absolutely love these dresses, they are simple yet adorably feminine. Why I never attempted to make one-- I have no clue, but I am SO glad somebody mentioned to make this dress. I am always open for project suggestions (hint, hint)! ;)

As soon as I was making this dress I fell in love. The fabric I used is like a silk polyester, very light and movable.. anddd a little transparent, but I had a white bodycon tank I can wear underneath it. Problem solved!


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In the process of making the dress.

The finished long sleeve pink shift dress!

I wore this dress with my fabric flower crown I made a couple posts ago. Sweet and pretty, yeah? :)

I feel like a cute little hippie. Haha.

Without the flower head crown. Plain and simple, still very feminine.

If you have any tutorial suggestions please feel free to let me know! I would love some new ideas. :)
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