Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Street Style

I want to start off by saying, we are currenly experiencing weather in the 90's-100's, with at LEAST 50% humidity every day. So, any climate that can currently wear layers.. well, I'm experiencing extreme envy. Fall/ winter is MY SEASON, guys. It's when dressing gets really fun again.
I am in such admiration of these girls. I feel like I'm slowly finding my own style, and it's ultra-feminine. I love florals, full skirts, layers.. These pictures just make me wish the weather would drop out of the 90's.

Fabulous winter coats.... Summer clothes all layered up underneath. Perfection.
And finally, LOVE this jumper, but I feel for the girl because what if she has to use the bathroom....? It'll take her at least 10 minutes to get out of all of that!
Anyway, that's all for today. Going to the Eclipse premier tonight... No outfit post at the moment since I'm in a robe and my old AP Lang shirt.
(Images from Hel Looks)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Little Bit of Free Time

Got a job at Sonic, and they have scheduled me for about 30 hours a week- basically, too much. I'm carhopping, though, which actually makes good money because of the tips.  Never mind the fact that my pocket full of $1s makes me look kinda like a stripper at the end of the day... The hairstyle I've got going here is the perfect working hair because it's all out of my face, but it looks cute and keeps my hair neat. Customers keep complimenting me, and then they tip me! Hey, just sayin', it pays to look put-together. I learned how to do it from this tutorial, on the awesome Blog for Better Sewing.
So anyway, this is me a couple of hours before work. The romper, sunglasses and shoes are all from Wal-mart- craziness, right? I don't know. I love all of it. The cardigan's Target, and the purse is vintage. Cheap clothes are appealing to me lately, but at the moment I'm saving up for a big purchase: a pair of floral Doc Martins. I need winter boots, and to be honest, I can't think of a pair better suited for me than those shoes. Now that I'm a working girl, I'd like to think I can justify buying them- right? View here.

I like how you can see all the haphazard bobby pins hangin' out up there in this pic.
I love this purse, but am in constant fear that the strap will break. That happened with the last beaded, vintage purse I loved...  I try and treat it with caution, but it goes with everything so it definately gets alot of use.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010



I realize most people don't like it, but I recently realized I love licorice. It's delicious, it tastes like big kid candy. Maybe it's one of those things you have to learn to love.

I like the pink best.

Monday, June 14, 2010


So, it really is done now. I just submitted it and everything.
At the last minute, things started going wrong.

The zipper broke. Well, not entirely, but now it will only zip up about half of the time. Also, although I had worked so hard to make it look invisible, it... is the opposite. My thoughts as I was unable to zip it up past halfway where, "Oh god, I just need to wear it long enough to take these pictures."

I know I need to replace the zipper before homecoming, if nothing else but for my sanity the next time I try and put it on, but right now I'm so burnt out on this dress that I don't know if that will ever get done. I'm just glad to be finished.

I know I'm only focusing on the flaws. There are alot of positive things here. For one thing, it's done, and zipper aside, it's the best one I've made yet. The first two muslins cannot compare to this one. Another plus: the belt turned out quite well.

Will I win the contest? Probably not. If I make the top 20, I will be absolutely ecstatic. I think what will give me an edge is the styling of this dress; I am just holding on tightly to the fact that not many are creating a vintage-style dress from such interesting fabric. No matter what happens, I strove for perfection, missed the mark but did my best. Sounds cheesy, but I really did learn alot from making this dress.

So that's all for today. I may cut out a new muslin to work on; maybe I'll take a temporary sewing break. Hard to say... Anyway, enjoy, anybody who may have found this blog.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Homecoming Dress

So it's not done. But it's very close; it needs a hook and eye added, the straps need to be taken in a tad, and the invisible zipper is not quite so, umm, invisible in one spot. But I'm happy. I've been working hard, not procrastinating that much for about the last week, and this is definately the most professional-looking garment I've ever made. Plus, I'm just in love with the fabric. The way it flows from dark to light let me add an extra level of detail to the dress, by cutting out the pieces just so.

Let's just... umm.. not talk about my face, which I'm covering so you can't see the lack of makeup and the disheveled, I-just-spent-3-hours-sewing hair. Anyway. More pics when it's really done, but for now, I'm happy, and the rest can wait till tomorrow.