Category Archives: Sophster-Toaster Brand

Night Skies and Lullabies Skirt

Night Skies and Lullabies Skirt | Sophster-Toaster Blog

Every fall, I tell myself I’m going to by a velvet dress or skirt but never do. I guess by the time I find the perfect piece, it’s already sold out – it seems I’m not the only person with this same plan. So this year, when I saw this “Many Moons” print on Spoonflower, around the same time they introduced their new velvet option, my first thought was how beautiful they would be together.

Initially, the warm, heavy weight and luxurious thickness of the fabric made me think it could really only be one thing: a vintage minded circle skirt, as the fabric would never allow for darts or gathers. Once I received the fabric and saw just how softly it draped and how beautifully the deep and full starts and moon phases print adapted to hanging on the bias, my mind was set. When the first skirt was finished, I hung it up and was immediately reminded of the opening credits to Bewitched by the print, colour and subtly 60’s cut. I knew it just had to be paired with my new Witch Tee for the listing photos!

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Tee Sophster-Toaster
Skirt Sophster-Toaster
Tights Pretty Polly

All photos by me.

Martinis & Mistletoe Skirt

Martinis & Mistletoe Skirt | Sophster-Toaster Blog

I don’t usually design pieces so obviously for specific holiday but when I saw this cocktail harlequin fabric, I couldn’t resist. It’s so cheery and festive without being completely over the top; the print designer says she was inspired by vintage wrapping paper. I knew it would be just darling as glamorous tea length skirt – and I lined it in soft pink voile, to make it even more charming. The whole time I was making the sample, I couldn’t help but get excited for dark nights, Christmas lights, snow and hot toddies. I’m so glad I decided to add this festive little number to my design repertoire.

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Sweater H&M
Skirt Sophster-Toaster
Petticoat ModCloth
Tights Pretty Polly
Shoes ModCloth
Necklace Emery & Opal

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All photos by me.

Finding those Fall Vibes

Finding those Fall Vibes | Sophster-Toaster Blog

I’ve been struggling to find my fall style this year. The weather was unseasonably warm until it suddenly wasn’t. A wind storm came in, dropped the temperature several degrees and stole most of the leaves the trees around my house before they’d really had a chance to change. I’m able to wear most of my regular wardrobe again since bringing the puppy home, but she’s still a little too rambunctious to wear anything too pretty or delicate around.¬†I’m spending more time than ever outside thanks to Pepper but I feel like I’m not seeing much of it. The seasonal changes keep surprising me when I have a minute to look up from her and focus on my surroundings.

Finding those Fall Vibes | Sophster-Toaster Blog

Now that the sun is low all day, the leaves are gone from the trees in the backyard and the garden has stopped giving us fresh tomatoes and zucchini, the world is looking more and more winter-like every time I let Pepper out back. Embracing the cold and reminding ourselves it’s about to get a whole lot worse, Matt and I sweatered-up and took the pup for an amble in a nature area that is quickly becoming one of our favourites. The sites for day camping at the edge of the woods had become quiet and calm, with almost no one around at all. Instead of taking a path, we wondered around, explored and let pepper chase after falling leaves until our fingers got cold.

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Coat ModCloth
Dress hand me down
Flannel Boathouse
Sweatshirt Sophster-Toaster
Tights Target
Shoes ModCloth
Hat Larmoni
Gloves ModCloth
Earrings Designs by Amber
Necklace gift
Camera Bag Amazon

Afterwards, we drove home as the light grew dim. We put Pepper in her cozy crate for a nap and made butternut squash soup for dinner. It was a beautiful, peaceful way to spend one of the last days of autumn before the snow comes.

All photos by me and Matt.

Holiday HandMade Market Lookbook 2017

I am very excited to be doing my first Holiday HandMade Market this weekend! I’ve spent the last few weeks and months prepping lots of festive party dresses & skirts, gift-able t-shirts, retro Christmas garlands, and bows & handkerchiefs that are just waiting to be stuffed into stockings! Here’s a look at just some of the things I’ll have at the market.

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For market hours, directions, and other details, see HandMadeMarket.ca.

Holiday 2017 HandMade Market | Sophster-Toaaster Blog