Recently I mentioned that I was having trouble getting excited about picking out what to wear. A couple of people offered great advice about looking through catalogs and magazines for inspiration, and I’ve been doing that a bit. It seems to be working, so I also decided to revive my “Getting in the Mood” columns […]
Lately I’ve been seeing clothes with mesh inserts that I really like. It’s easy for sheer inserts to read as super sexy, but I’m especially drawn to the looser pieces that are more sporty or casual. A sewing pattern would be easy to modify to add inserts, or you could start with an existing garment and […]
Now that spring is really here in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve been thinking about the vertical garden project I want to attempt in our back yard. I’ve assembled lots of inspiration and ideas for how to make it happen, and I think I have a pretty good plan in mind. Don’t hold me to this, […]
At least some of these modern-looking geometric shapes are inspired by Himmeli, which are hanging Scandinavian ornaments originally made out of straw and thread. These have been popular around the blogosphere for quite some time now, so I’m jumping on the bandwagon pretty late, but they’ve really grown on me to the point where I […]
My name is Rachel and I live in wonderful Portland, OR. Transient Expression is about fashion, style, and DIY. I love to share craft projects, cute outfits, recipes, and inspiration for living a handmade life.