yup, it's been a while again. :P
went to the salvo in the town over from mine saturday, by myself (aka, without le bebe poppy or husband in tow). it was bliss; some much needed shopping time all to myself. they went sledding in my absence...whee! sounded like fun.
-black 80s sweater dress with multicolored yoke: salvation army, port chester -hand dyed alpaca feather and fan scarf: knit by me -black leggings: old ones from newport news -red patent ankle boots: from nordstrom's rack in chicago (state street), last winter -yellow plastic calculator watch: jc penney, an xmas gift from my mom -red resin ring: dinosaur designs -multicolored plastic donut shaped earrings: thrifted @ thrift town, SF.
trying out wearing some red lipstick, good old revlon "fire and ice". i pretty much never wear lipstick...can't remember the last time i really did. i know for certain that the last time i wore red lipstick was high school...and that was...a long time ago. early 1990s. ancient times! anyway, it's fun. want to maybe find a more orangey-red shade though, to play around with.
-anyone have any favorite (red) shades/brands?
-mind suggesting any good beauty/makeup blogs?
-are there any on the offbeat side? or any for ladies of advanced age (haha!) like me? :P
shown here sportin' a denim jumper i whipped up friday/saturday, from some new denim and a vintage simplicity pattern (circa 70s). this pattern to be exact (simplicity 5021):
sometimes people ask me where i get my inspiration from... my best answer? musty old patterns like this one. :P i especially love those that hail from the 1970s and 80s. those two versions on the right of the above pattern are so killer; i'd wear the outfits shown in a heartbeat.
because i'm curious: does anyone know if there's a site for reviewing old sewing patterns, kind of like patternreview.com but something that's for older patterns/out of date patterns and the crazy people who like to sew them (aka, people like yours truly)?
my final take? this particular pattern would probably be more suitable for a gal with a mile long torso and minimal boobage (like the drawings, haha!) (aka not me!), but i like it anyway.
been obsessing over aprons/pinafores/jumpers/overalls lately, esp. in denims or colored denims. another permutation of my workwear love, rearing it's head, surely. i've been scouring etsy and ebay for old, interesting apron/apron jumper/overalls patterns like mad over the past couple months. have been amassing quite a little collection of said patterns.
other pertinent info:
-black and white striped tee: ralph lauren. thrifted in chicago -apron: see above -black and white polka dot leggings: uniqlo -black shorty cowboy boots: frye -brass fulani earrings: beads of paradise in manhattan -goldtone cloud ring: adelineaffre.com