Friday, 28 March 2014

Polka Dot Pants & Lady Ties

What I Wore:
Shirt: ASOS
Sweater: Thrifted
Pants: Made by me (Vogue pattern)
Shoes: Golden Ponies
Lady tie: Made by me (McCall's pattern)

I am excited to debut to you the first pair of pants I have made in a long time. I had been eyeing the polka dot fabric at work for a while, but when I saw this Vogue pattern I knew that that was its purpose in life, to make me some awesome pants. They could have stood to be a bit longer, but they look good with my booties and I think they will look good with oxfords in the spring/fall. They might be a little too warm for the summer as they are made out of a medium weight knit. I have been digging blue and black together lately, along with teal and black and read and black. I also really like wearing my lady tie, I think I need to make some more in different colours. One for every outfit!

I started watching Bones the other day and I think I am addicted to it already. It;s a good replacement for the X-Files, they even made a reference to it in the first episode. They had me at hello, haha! It i a bit weird to watch David Boreanaz in anything but Buffy, but I think I will get over that eventually. Also Emily Deschenel and her sister really sound the same, it's kinda funny. If I am not watching for a second and I hear her talk sometimes I think it is Zooey speaking, their voices are that similar. Unnecessary ramble aside, what have you guys been watching on tv lately? Anything good?  

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Shop Update

New Items In My Shop! Come check them out!

60s Minx

What I Wore:
Shirt: Clothing Swap
Cardi: Thrifted
Skirt: Made by me (no pattern)
Tights: ???
Boots: ModCloth

I wore this outfit ages ago in January when I went out to dinner with my parents. I am playing catch up right now going through all the outfit pictures I took but never actually posted. I'm glad that I actually took pictures of a lot of them thought because I felt great in most of them. People take clothing for granted and call it superficial but a great outfit really can make you feel amazing. I really like the image on this shirt, the lady looks kind of 60s to me and I love the ears. I kind of stopped wearing graphic tees a few years ago, and I debated taking this one from the swap, but I am glad I decided to. IT's fun, and I don't have that many green clothes so I think it was a good choice. I also don't have too much that goes with this sweater (it has a collar, most of my shirts have collars and I feel weird wearing a shirt with a collar AND a sweater with a collar) and this shirt matches really well so it was doubly a good choice. 

I survived March Break week at the museum. I smelled like smoke (or bacon as the gift shop patrons insisted) for like a week afterwards, but it was a lot of fun. Not much else going on. How are you? 

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

A Whole Lot Of Updates & An Outfit Post

So I think I am back now. That was an unexpectedly long hiatus. I took a whole bunch of outfit pictures in between, but I just never felt motivated to put up any posts. Also I was having a lot of computer problems (one day I turned on my laptop and almost all my programs were gone, I couldn't download things, it was weird and frustrating) and that made it difficult to do things online. Thanks to Colin re-installing Windows 7 that problem seems to be fixed now and things are back to normal. I think I am just going to post sporadically, and only when I feel like it. There will probably be weeks where I post a lot, and some weeks where I don't post at all., but hey what can you expect from someone who works two jobs, runs an etsy shop and has a life on top of that.

Without further ado here is my first post in more than a month. I apparently forgot to take pictures of the back so I apologize about that. Enjoy!

What I Wore:
Shirt: Made by me (New Look pattern)
Pants: ASOS
Boots: ModCloth

I made this shirt in the summer and I really need to wear it more often. It's just not that appropriate for winter because it looks weird when you wear it under a sweater, and god damn if this hasn't been a sweater every day kind of winter. I actually wore this in January on a very rare warmish day. We haven't really had any of those since then, it has been bitterly cold here. I can't wait for spring. I got these boots in December with my green Christmas dress, and I did wear them together and it looked pretty cute if I do say so myself. In case you were wondering for the next few outfit posts I went back to taking pictures in our hallway because I was sick of moving furniture away from the window in our bedroom. That problem has mostly been solved now so I might go back to my pretty curtains and bench, we'll see if the set up still works. I have a large backlog of pictures, so it will be a while before that scene resurfaces anyway. 

This month has actually been relatively insane so far, I always choose the best times to take on more things. March break is this week, and it is also maple syrup program time at the museums so I have been very busy there. I also got to help move some furniture in one of the houses a few weeks ago too because they are re-finishing the floors. It was nice to be able to work more closely with the collection, especially since that is what I want to do more of in the future. Our apartment is coming together, we finally put up that shelf in our bedroom and moved some of the excess furniture around. I want to get to IKEA soon and look at some more storage options just for the random odds and ends, but I feel like the place is at least livable and I don't feel embarrassed when guests come over. I have been playing a lot of Animal Crossing, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask and Pokemon Y lately too. They also added Pokemon Indigo League to Netflix, so you know what I have been watching. I am also almost done the X-Files (which I started watching in September), I have 8 episodes left! More to come on that in a future post. All in ll this is shaping up to be a pretty good month, if only the snow and cold would go away things would be awesome. What have you been up to?