It's early Christmas morning, and I'm so proud that I managed to finish all the gifts in time.
Dad's scarf is a bit worse for wear, as I had begun to run out of white yarn, so I had to use a lot more black, and as I was close to finishing I realised I didn't know how to properly cast off. So I improvised a crocheted casting off. It looks.... asymmetrical...
This dress is so super cute! And it's so comfortable to wear! Maybe that's because it's made out of t-shirts. T-shirts that I tie-dyed myself. I'm very proud of these t-shirts. I dyed them in a crinkle pattern. That's exactly what it sounds like. I crinkled up the t-shirts and applied the dye in a random pattern.
But then I realized, when am I going to wear these? The shirts I had were too big for me, and tie-dye t-shirts really aren't my style.
I heard about the shooting in Connecticut. And it sickens me. How someone could go into an elementary school and... He cannot have been in his right mind, that's for sure.
What also sickens me is all the ignorant, selfish people who've been posting in forums and on facebook, about how everyone shouldn't be so upset over this. I actually read a post where a boy referred to the childrens' murders as them being (and I feel nauseous as I type this) "turned to salsa".
Some people have no hearts. Some people are just sick.
My prayers and wishes are with all the families and friends, affected by this tragedy.
Yesterday was lovely! Absolutely lovely! I got to sleep in, I got to eat a few french fries, and I had a wonderful dinner with my boyfriend, and my aunt and uncle. During said dinner, I was given gifts, I got to pet a cute doggie, and I got to watch a few episodes of The Carol Burnett Show.
Ok, I know it isn't even close to being spring yet, but I finally got around to looking at the Valentino Spring/Summer collection for next year, and I am in LOVE! I loved Valentino to begin with - the feminine shapes and florals and the girly class of it - and this collection has only perpetuated that affection!
First, the opening look for the collection
This is so simple, and so sexy; with the subtle cut-out lines that accent the models waist and long legs. The collection also included a nude version of this dress, and one in navy that fell all the way to the floor. I don't usually go for spaghetti straps, but I'd wear this in a heartbeat!
Now, being a member of the generation that I am, I don't really know all that much about Yoko Ono. I know that she dated John Lennon, apparently she kind of created a wedge between him and the rest of the band, and I know that she one posed for the cover of a magazine, being cuddled by her favourite, and very nude, Beatle.
Mistletoe. How many times have I heard of it in a Christmas song, and yet never used it in decorating my home, and never seen it in real life. Really, my only reference of what it looks like is Google Images.
But, being the semi-traditionalist that I am, I decided to finally have mistletoe at Christmas. Unfortunately, I have no idea where to get mistletoe. I could look for florists and nurseries that sell it, or buy artificial mistletoe, but it's so much more fun to make it!
One of my favourite parts of the Christmas season is the chance to dress up in clothes I'd never wear any other time of the year. For such a festive time, I like to dress in festive clothes. These are some trends that I'd like to try this year.
For me, Christmas style is all about sparkle, and I love how sparkly sequins are! I would love to get a full sequin dress, like the blue on above, and wear it with black, opaque tights and black, platform heels.
Of course, for those who'd rather not clothe themselves in neck-to-knee glitter, there are plenty of gorgeous sequinned accessories, like that this beautiful red clutch.
This is another "upcycled" piece. This tank top is made from a pair of old, black sweatpants that I'd splashed bleach on. I'd only bought the pants to wear to work, and with the bleach marks I couldn't use them for that any more. So they sat around in a bin until I figured out what do to with them.
I just love -love, love, love, love, love, LOVE - recyclying and "upcycling" old clothes. I think it's the best way to keep my wardrobe up to date while being kind to the earth and my wallet.
I still get hand-me-downs from cousins and friends, and a lot of the time I'll receive clothes that are nice but don't quite fit. Or, equally as common, I'll get pieces that are almost in style but just need to have features either added or removed. This is the case with a white blouse I got from my friend, about a year ago.
So, a couple of summers ago, I learned to crochet. After making a baby blanket for a friend, I was looking for something more interesting to make. I was looking through a crochet pattern book that my grandma gave me. This book is from the 1960's and there were a lot of cute, mod patterns.
A pattern I especially liked was one called "Chic Little Bolero", which is odd because it doesn't look at all like the modern definition of a "bolero".
Am I the only one who finds this hilarious?? Like what is it that is “Inevitable”?
Is the idea “Mid-life crisis is inevitable” Or “This is what inevitably happens to people who spend too much time with Angelina Jolie (referring to the sad, scared, confused look on his face.” Or “If you wear Chanel No 5, You will inevitably have sex with and/or become Brad Pitt”? That last one sounds especially horrid, considering his recent mid-life crises that does not seem to be ending any time soon.