An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty


St. Louisans! My good friend, Morgan Hickman, is hosting a Special Screening of An Oversimplification of Her Beauty on November 14th at 7:30 pm in St. Louis! In order for this event to happen, she’ll need your support. Executive Produced by Jay-Z, Dream Hampton, Joy Bryant, and Wyatt Cenac, Terence Nance’s An Oversimplification of Her Beauty documents the relationship between Terence and a lovely young woman as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic.  With arresting insight, vulnerability, and a delightful sense of humor this one time showing in STL is one that you don’t want to miss!

I’ve teamed up with Belle Butters for a chance to win a 32 oz. Unyevu Butter ($45 value) for all those that come out and support! Here’s how you can win:

1. Reserve your ticket to the Special Screening of An Oversimplification of Her Beauty tickets here must be reserved by Wed. November 6th. 2. Post to Twitter: “I just bought my ticket for the screening of @OfHer in STL! See you there! @feeling_moody @abitmor @bellebutters-


Post to Facebook: “I just bought my ticket for the Special Screening of An Oversimplification of Her Beauty in STL! Join me! @MorganLHickman –” (You’ll need to add Morgan L. Hickman as a friend on FB)
For every one ticket reserved and social media post, your name will be entered in the contest to win a Feeling Moody Scarf and 32 oz. Unyevu Butter. The winner will be randomly selected and announced November 7th. In addition, the first 10 people at the door to use the password “MoodyButter” will receive a 15% off discount code for a Feeling Moody Scarf! You MUST be present at the event in order to claim your prize.

Good luck and thanks in advance to all that will come out and support. Can’t wait to see you all there!


When We Get Together

L’amour cree…love leads us to creativity..

Who doesn’t love getting together with a close group of friends, kicking off your shoes, letting your hair down, cooking up some scrumptious food, all over a glass (or two) of pinot grigio?

My girls and I had a great night of therapeutic conversation, and creative brainstorming over shrimp ettoufee and crabcakes. I love being in the presence of women who can inspire me, and converse without filters.

DIY: Tea light Luminaries

I came across this DIY project on Pinterest and since I love candles, I thought this simple project would be perfect for the dozens of tea lights that I have in my home.

What you’ll need:

  • glass jars
  • rubber bands
  • white spray paint (I used Krylon flat spray paint)

Simply start off with clean glass jars. I used jars from old candles.

Place your desired amount of rubber bands around the jars. In a well ventilated area, spray paint the jars with 1-2 coats of white spray paint. I waited 30 minutes between each coat. Be sure to keep the coats light and even because heavy paint will peel off when the rubber bands are removed. Let it dry for 2 hours.

Carefully remove the rubber bands. Touch up or remove any unwanted paint with a warm towel.

Add tea lights and enjoy!

DIY Vintage Tin Candles

I’ve really been into making my own recycled candles out of vintage tins for some time now. I love candles, and using colorful tins revives old and boring candles. They make creative great gifts, or nice additions to your home decor.

What you’ll need:

  • old tins — many thrift stores have them for less than $1 in the home goods department
  • candle wax — I used old candles that I already had, and I purchased some from Wal-Mart that were on sale. Craft stores will usually have some in stock, and you can even add your own fragrance to it.
  • candle wicks — can be purchased at craft stores
  • double boiler
  • Wooden sticks — pencils, chopsticks, knitting needles

Step 1: Preparing your tins

I wiped out my tins, and made sure that the bottoms were sealed properly by pouring water into them. (I tried making a candle before with a tin that wasn’t completely sealed at the bottom, and the wax leaked out.)

I purchased wicks that were pre-cut and waxed. If your wicks don’t come pre-cut, then you will want to measure out your wicks for more than you will need, and add the metal base to each wick. Add a bit of melted wax to the bottom of the metal base and place it in the tin. This will help keep it from moving. Lay your wooden stick across the tin, and secure it to the wick with string, or by wrapping the wick around the stick to keep it secure.

Step 2: Heating the wax

Next, I melted older glass jar scented candles that I had in boiling water. This is a very convenient and mess free way of melting the wax if you don’t have a double boiler. You can also stack a smaller pot inside of a larger pot filled with boiling water, and this will serve as a double boiler. I let the wax melt down for about 20 minutes, keeping a close eye on it. Depending on the amount of wax and the type, it may take more or less time to melt. Use caution when handling any hot wax.

Step 3: Adding Wax to tins

Next, I poured the wax into the tins, being very careful not to move the wooden sticks. I let each candle cool for 24 hours before testing them out.

Final Step: Trim wicks, and enjoy!




How I’m Wearing: Confident in mustard

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean that my wardrobe should be dark and boring. I love colors, especially bright blues and warm hues. My yellow Feeling Moody Confident color stands out on its own, but why not put some punch with it? The confident collar is accessorized with vintage gold military-style  buttons, which gives it a vintage feel.

To check out the Feeling Moody Confident style and other items click here.

*blue silk pants and orange top both from Anthropologie.

How I’m Wearing: Super Warm in orange

This is normally the time of year when we wake up to our cars frozen within a block of ice, the temperature high is just below freezing, and we’re burrito’d in 3 layers of clothing and a full length down coat. But here in St. Louis, the weather has been so mild that I’ve wondered if we’re just going to skip winter all together. I won’t be mad if we do!

So I took advantage of the 63 degree weather and decided to snap some pics of me wearing the Super Warm in orange. My style is simple but I always have to have pieces that stand out. I’m wearing this great printed cropped kimono from Anthropologie with a pair of bell-bottom trousers. Perfect for that early-spring day in the winter!

You can purchase the scarf here while it’s still available. Check out for other items too.

How I’m Wearing: Super Warm in Navy

So this is my first style post in months! I’ve been so busy with managing orders that I haven’t focused on the fun part: sharing my personal style with you, and how I incorporate various Feeling Moody pieces in my wardrobe. So here’s a small one for now, done on a rainy day.

I was feeling pretty laid back with the cloudy skies, so I opted for  a Super Warm in navy, with my favorite military-style jacket from H&M, and charmbray shirt from Gap.

I’ve got many more to come. Enjoy :)

Feeling Moody takes a [small] vacation 1/1-1/7

This season has been pretty awesome so far for Feeling Moody. It’s finally cold outside, and I’m having to work hard to keep items stocked for the store! But you will not hear me complaining because I love every minute of it. The late nights, early mornings, the last minute mad dashes to the Post Office–and I especially enjoy the constant love that Feeling Moody is getting from customers and admirers.

But it’s time that I take a small vacation, 1/1-1/7 to catch up on some much needed ZzzZs, boost my mental and energy levels, and take some time to get organized.

Prior to my vacation, I will be working diligently to clear any orders in queue, and adding new items the store. I will still be available to respond to all emails.

Have any general questions for me? Email them to:

Happy Holidays,

Sarita Moody

Feeling Moody x Community Cocktail Event at Lola

Interested in purchasing a Feeling Moody item but haven’t ordered one yet?? I will be selling several pieces locally (St. Louis) at the Community Cocktail event on Tuesday, 12/6 at Lola (500 N 14th Street) from 4 to 8pm. This event will feature local artisans and musicians, and showcase hand-crafted items. Come out and enjoy this event, and check out my hand-knit Feeling Moody scarves up close and personal. Warm, Super Warm, Confident, Dignified, and Strong will all be in stock!