Betty Veronica Dan DeCarlo Fashion

Betty & Veronica Fashion Friday

Betty Veronica Dan DeCarlo Fashion

Betty and Veronica as drawn by Dan DeCarlo, circa 1960s.

It’s no secret I love Archie Comics and Betty and Veronica. I especially enjoy the ’60s-era Dan DeCarlo renditions of my favorite frenemies–particularly the clothes. If you look at any of DeCarlo’s comics and pinups, it’s immediately clear that he really researched the clothes of the era, and that he had definitive ideas of how Betty and Veronica should dress (for example, Betty generally wears full skirts, while Veronica–that hussy–opts for pencil skirts).

I’ve always aspired to dress like the ladies–so classic! So graphic! So I decided to have a little fun and create my own interpretation of one of their looks. I even went so far as to select affordable clothing for Betty (Nordstrom Rack!) and designer for dear Ronnie (Dolce & Gabbana!).

So how did I do?

Betty & Veronica Fashion Friday #1

 

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Baby Boy Beach Nursery

Baby Boy’s Beachy Nursery

After writing about designing my daughter’s nursery, I’ve been itching to try my hand at a baby boy’s room. And when my brother announced that he and his girlfriend were expecting a boy, that was all the excuse I needed!

Since I was really pleased with the quality and color palettes of the Serena & Lily crib sheets I got for Sarah’s room, I immediately went there and started browsing. I was drawn to their Madras Crib Sheet for two reasons: one, the plaid fabric looked exactly like a shirt my brother would wear, and two, it included so many colors–aqua, navy, red, brown, white, and yellow–that it would provide maximum flexibility when it came to the rest of the decor!

After getting the blessing of my brother, I picked up the sheet and couple of swatches. But, since I couldn’t leave well enough alone, I decided to use the swatches to create my own fantasy baby boy nursery–with a beach theme–and tried out Polyvore for the first time.

As with Sarah’s actual nursery, I tried to pick things that could still be used as their son grows up, and I had lots of fun with all of the colors! The result is below.

Boy's Nursery

So what do you think? Am I the most meddling big sister ever? I just can’t help myself.