Monday, July 30, 2012
via the fashionist
via corporate chic
via district of chic
via kendi everyday
via extra petite
via academic chic
via extra petite
via district of chic
via 26 and counting
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
last week the three of us drove to mississippi to visit my family. while we were there i let my 2.5 year old nephew take photos with my camera and he dropped it. now i have the fatal lens error. i knew it was a bad idea, but i couldn't help but let him when he asked if we could go take pictures of pappy's motorcycle. especially since he remembered doing the same thing from our time together a few months ago. but 2.5 year olds and pricey electronics, not the best hands to place them in no matter how pudgy and sweet. so this blog will be pretty photo-less for a while except for what i snap with my phone, but outfit posts and such will be on hold. which may be for the better since i feel pretty awful about myself and my weight gain lately. i don't feel like myself, my body feels different and strange, and losing it isn't quite as easy as it was in my 20's it seems. i've been dieting for the past 2 months and not much has changed. things that used to work, aren't. i need to up my exercise. we'll see how it goes. in any case, i do have a few catch-up posts to make (behind, as usual), so maybe i can
procrastinate stretch those out long enough to last until i get a new camera. maybe i'll feel better about myself then too.
Monday, July 9, 2012
i've been hard at work releasing my first round of patterns available for purchase on etsy or ravelry. there are 6 total so far and all are of the quick and easy variety - perfect for beginners or anyone looking for a project to stitch up in a day. next i think i'll be putting up some more advanced clothing pieces... stay tuned!
just a quick note to say i've marked down a slew of vintage in my shop to only $5 - including all the pieces above. i've been put in a bad financial situation (what's new, right? won't go into details here and just deleted an entire paragraph, actually. though the internet makes it so very tempting to vent!) and so i need to move a few things quickly... so... if there's anything that catches your eye here or here...
sorry for the sob story and desperation, that sorta thing's annoying, i know. kinda promised myself i wouldn't whine about finances here anymore and here i am... summers are always tough 'round here monetarily and i thought i had it figured out this year with this work planned and lined up and confirmed for so long. i felt sorta ready. but guess you can't depend on anything these days... just feeling so dissapointed and bummed out. and pms-in' on top of it.
i've been looking and applying for jobs anyway (though i was planning on starting after this little summer job that just fell through ended and i made a quick trip to visit my family), so maybe i'll hear from a few applications soon. just gonna try to hang in there for now, i guess. i dunno. maybe a yard sale next weekend. if you've got any ideas or leads or housecleaning/babysitting/dirty work... i'm all ears.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
this collection by romance was born which vogue australia described as "neptunes and nanas" combines traditional crochet elements with a deep sea mythological theme. who knows if it was intentional that the peachy pink crochet dress is made up of a lacey shell stitch (that almost resembles coral reef here) or that the mint green tunic uses a traditional pineapple motif, or maybe i'm reading too deeply with this tropical crochet stitch suggestion. though this collection showed a few years ago, we're still seeing many of these trends alive and well today - particularly the candy colored and ombre hair, the matte pastel lips, and just the saccharin pastels in general. the first two crochet pieces aren't my favorite, but i love the granny square piece (which cate blanchett wore on the red carpet to mixed reviews in the celeb gossip rags) and it's fellow printed fabric pieces, as well as the crochet motifs that appear as accents here and there (such as the doilies in the train of the black and green dress).