Up Date to the LBD Sew-A-Long



LBD Sew-A-Long 

I got a bit done today, even though all I wanted to do was sleep.  I am almost done with the jacket I need to add some kind of closure piece, I am debating on a black frog or a snap….humm maybe a ribbon.. who knows

I also started the dress the actual LBD of the sew-a-long.  I have it completed except for hemming it.  Now the LBD is a bit snug but that’s ok *it has to be ok because I am not about to let it out*  I will put on my body magic and call it a day lol 

I can’t wait to put the pieces together with the jewelry I made. 


I am actually a little excited of how all of this will come together. 

‘Til Next Time

Love Peace & All Things Pretty

~The Diva V~ 


Another Tease


Well I posted the fabrics, now I am posting the jewelry I whipped up tonight. Not sure about the blue, I might keep it. But I thought this would go nicely with my LBD and accessories.

‘Til Next Time
Love Peace & All Things Pretty
~The Diva V~

FB Group Sew A Long



You know I am not big on Challenges or going with the flow… sue me its the Gemini in me.  Any who I accepted to do a LBD *Little Black Dress* Challenge/Sew-A-Long for my sewing FB group….

I am the queen of prints… so the fact that I have enough solid black fabric to make a dress is shocking to me lol… 

But you know me I am going to throw some color in there some where….. just where…. humm only I know lol….

We have to be done by February 8, 2013 but here are a couple of teaser shots of what I may or may not be making…

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Just some ideas I am bouncing around in my head….. 

what will I create….. hummmmmm 

Stay Tuned….

‘Til Next Time

Love Peace and All Things Pretty 

~The Diva V~ 





At the start of 2013 Zoya did another promotion of  three free polish, you only have to pay for shipping.

So I got some spring time colors, this is the 2nd time I got this promotion.  The first time was a few years ago I got these 3 polishes zoya1 I love these Zoya polishes, they have great colors and they last a long time, there is nothing I hate more than a great fab color on my hands or feet and 2 days later it chips, even with a top coat.  Zoya is one of my go to polishes up there with OPI.  Most of their polishes are $8 a bottle.

Most of the time my nails are clear with no polish but I get wild on my toes, especially in the summer months for sandal weather.  

If you are interested in any of these polishes or Zoya please see their website. 

Did any one else get some of the free polishes?

Let us see…. I will swatch these on my hands later this week…. 

‘Til Next Time

Love Peace and All Things Pretty 

~The Diva V~ 

Still Bundle Up…..



Infinity Scarf

Well since my wish of Spring to magically appear did not happen I am breaking out with my Infinity scarf today.

I love these scarves.  This is the first one I crocheted back in 2011, I am still amazed at how warm this scarf is… Well I liked it so much that I made myself 2 more  an all white one to wear to my OES meetings and a cream one that is shorter in length but it is wider. 

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So these have gotten rave reviews that my high school friend El Sid asked me to make one for her and her mom in 2012.  I hope the scarves keep them warm in Chicago Winter…..

The scarves are easy to make simple instructions

Chain 154

DC in the 4th chain from the end to the end of the chain

Link the ends together and DC until you get the width that you want

the first one I made took 1.5 bundles of yarn

For the white scarf I did a shell stitch on the edges to give it a bit of flare…

the multi colored scarf is twisted twice before I linked the chains and started my double crotchet 

For my Crochet Divas have you made any of these?

If you have please post I would love to see….

I love how quick and simple they are to make. 

Stay Warm…Wishing for Spring….

‘Til Next Time

Love Peace and All Things Pretty 

~The Diva V~ 

Spring 2013 Color Report

Pedestrians walk through snow storm in Chicago


It is about this time of year I am ready for spring to come.. well not really I have bad seasonal allergies and spring is the worse for me but I get tired of cold and snow. The Picture above is from Chicago not Baltimore. 

Now those of yall who know me know I was born and raised in the GREAT CITY OF CHICAGO, but I currently live in Baltimore, MD.  It does not get he snow fall that Chicago does, nor does it get the cold, but we just had a weather event, i.e. snow, here in Baltimore and it got cold like I was back in Chicago.  So of course i am wising for warmer weather and Spring…

I started looking for what the Pantone Spring 2013 color report… humm just like snow and cold not feeling these colors… but i am not a big yellow and green person….


I see a few colors I need in my life, like African Violet, Nectarine and Poppy Red….. the rest are just eh to me.  Maybe I can work in the two blue colors of Monaco Blue and Dusk Blue.

I will be back with some pieces to add to my current wardrobe this spring and summer.

What colors are you planning to add this Spring to your wardrobe?

‘Til Next Time 

Love Peace and All Things Pretty

~The Diva V~


Make up Look

I am trying to get my Makeup mojo back and did this look last night
Let me know what y’all think

‘Til Next Time
~The Diva V~


Diva look 1


Here is a look I did last night
Trying to get my makeup mojo back

All the colors came from a 36 pallet I got from haut look last year
What do y’all think? Still working on the lash game up

‘Til Next Time
~The Diva V~

Are Those Wedding Bells?

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NOPE Not Bells!!!!

No that sound you hear is the sound of the Cash Register Cha-Ching….


What is it about getting married that makes folks think that you are Donald Trump in the pockets and have all this money to blow on a 12 hour day?

Vendors hear WEDDING!!! and their eyes light up and you can see them mentally counting the extra money they are going to charge you because it is a WEDDING. 

Who wants to go in to hock for one day?

We are having a destination wedding to help keep costs down, as much as I would love every one to come that is just not realistic.  It will be a hard push just to get my family and his family there and not have any body mad at us.  Clearly its going to be some mad folks… sorry…. 

From the dress to the flowers to the FOOD *OMG who knew food would cost enough to buy a tropical island* to gift bags, to wedding party gifts, the list goes on and on…..

My head is spinning

Only thing that helps me not to go crazy is I am the DIY queen so I will be making a few things for the wedding, but not my wedding dress…. 

Any body have tips to help keep costs down? I am all ears….

‘Til Next Time

Love Peace and All Things Pretty 

~The Diva V~

Pintrest!!!!!! WOOHOO



As many of you all know I am a collector.  So when I found Pintrest, I died and went to collector heaven.

I have found some AMAZING pin’s on Pintrest from food to wedding ideas (yes, I am getting Married)

I highly recommend that you check it out, you will be addicted too lol.

I think my favorite part is the new drinks I have found *plus cool ways to make drunk gummy bears* *dont judge me* 


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These Bears have been soaked in Vodka… yeah buddy lol 

Here is my board on pintrest The Diva V 

The way pintrest works is you set up your account you can customize your own board titles, My boards are:

  I Heart This – Random Stuff I love online & on pintrest

  The Diva V Style Inspiration & Style Icons – Things that I love style wise and that inspire me to sew

  Crafty Diva – Crafts and clothes I want to make 

  Shoe Addict & Its In the Bag – These two boards help to fuel my love and addiction of shoes and hand bags yes I know its a sickness 

  Just Hair – my new love WEAVE, I also have a love of wigs…. these are some of the ones I want to try

  Going to the Chapel – Ideas for my wedding

  Home Sweet Home – Things I want for my house after I get married 

  Hungry Girl – Food items that pop up that make me hungry that i want to make or I have tried

  *Smack* My Life – Some of the things I find that fit my mood that day 

  Sew Sew Cute – Things I have made from clothing to jewelry

  Beat My Face – Make up Inspiration and Ideas

  Life After – Words of Inspiration and Prayers for life after the wedding day

  Tattoo Ideas

   ~Bazinga~ – My Nerd board with all things Trekkie, Big Bang Theory, and Potter related *yeah i am that girl* 

  What A Man – some mens fashions I plan to dress my hunny in sshh dont tell him 

  3 Sheets – all the alcohol ideas i.e. drunk gummy bears lol 

You can have as many or as little boards as you want…. you can follow your FB friends….

So Divas who else is on pintrest?

What are your boards and interests?


‘Til Next Time

Love Peace and All Things Pretty 

The Diva V