Blue Velvet Chair is my new blog crush!  Thanks to Mike (the host), I spent a long time gawking at the many, amazing repurposed, refashioned and beloved ties (pictured above and below) being created by Alisa of Ties and Whimsy.

Doesn't every girl want to wear a man's tie? I think so. Especially when they look like this!  I had a *very* hard time choosing a few to feature in this post ... amazing stuff.

Wanna try it yourself?  Rachel, of Maybe Matildahas a ton of awesome tutorials on offer.  But this pleated neck-tie how-to will serve as a great springboard if you want to emulate Alisa.  Here's to creative refashioning, feminine repurposing and whimsy!

Lots of tutorials out there for making zipper flowers ... I really like this one from Maya Road Company