April 19, 2011
Six items I’m loving on Etsy right now that are reasonably priced and in my size range. And seriously tempting me. Nobody buy these things. Wait, why am I showing them to anyone again? Oh right, because my birthday’s coming up in 8 months.
1970s vintage pink and black polka dot pin up stunner, SouthernDropout, $45
Vintage 50s Style Palest Yellow Flocked Dress, Studio1950, $42
New petrol blue flamenco necklace scarf, lightly sequined, Textilemonster, $18
Messenger black white sackcloth, CrazyBoy, $43
PS – I liked this article a little too much: “Why I can’t stop reading Mormon housewife blogs.”
February 9, 2011
As of today, I feel like I’m slightly more on top of things than I was at the beginning of the week. Here’s to more progress in coming days!
Edited to add another photo that looks similar but is actually my grandmother’s sister, my great aunt (and again, my baby great uncle)
3) A home I love, as seen on Etsy’s Get the Look Decor
January 18, 2011
So I’ve still been writing a lot in my separate “writing blog,” where I’ve taken to sort of journaling regularly. Journaling, meaning writing about my feelings, whining about stress, talking about my successes and failures at keeping New Year’s resolutions, detailing the mundane facts of the day, like what I ate for breakfast. I just don’t feel like doing a lot of that here, in this space.
(Hey, but you do want to see this biscotti I made though, right?)
I had the link in a recent post but I took it down, though I’m happy to provide it to anyone who wants to read. I’m still deciding how much I want to say there, how much control I want over who reads it, that kind of thing. I mean, it’s boring. That’s really what it comes down to. Personal but boring.
In the meantime, and I hope it’s okay to post these, here are some photos from an Etsy shop I really like, Reduce Reuse Rewear by Coldfish. While I am constantly falling in love with single item like vintage dresses on Etsy, this vintage shop (as I think I’ve mentioned before) stands out to me because of its styling and I always come away a) loving the entire look, and b) feeling motivated to get more creative with my own wardrobe. Somehow it all seems very wearable; fun but without being limited to a certain style or era or being costumey.
I will say that I’m not buying anymore clothes until I focus on building my shoe collection a bit. I have a lot of items, both dressy and casual, that could benefit from a more complementary shoe, so that’s my fashion challenge these days. (Edited to add: Lies. All lies. I just bought an Anthropologie dress but it was both on sale and I had a gift card going toward the cost, so I felt at least somewhat justified.)
Anyway, here’s a selection from the shop:
December 21, 2010
When I love something, I love it so much that I ache. A cute baby or puppy, a beautiful sunset, a fantastic play, a perfect vintage dress…
These hurt so good. Especially because they’re (generally speaking) in my size:
Get this: “From the estate of an anthropologist that had dresses custom-made for her throughout her travels in the 50’s & 60’s!” Uh-maze-ing. That is the kind of thing that makes me swoon.
November 29, 2010
I’d been holding out on this dress, not wanting to wear every item of clothing right at the beginning of 30 for 30. Now, just about halfway through, today was the day. I got this vintage dress on Etsy but had only worn it once–for Halloween last year. Yes, I am that much of a wimp that I could only bring myself to wear it as a costume. I included it in my 30 to get over this timidity. The blue belt, also vintage (I think it came with another dress) has barely gotten any airtime either, so I was happy to remember it this morning. Like I said at the beginning of this challenge, I don’t have a comfortable pair of close-toed pumps but I will definitely be looking for some after 30 for 30 is over. They would have gone well with a lot of these outfits, though I’d still probably be hesitant to wear them around campus much.
These pictures were taken right after I took hot rollers out of my hair, so trust me when I say within 15 minutes the curls had turned into subtle waves.
It’s day one of the final two weeks of the semester, aka Hell Weeks. I’m spending the rest of the day studying for tomorrow’s test, and after that it’s one thing at a time: Presentations, final papers, TA responsibilities, insanity. I am trying to stay calm but I’m sure the panic will set in soon.
PS: I’ve been bad about responding to comments but I will be much better about that as soon as possible! Thanks to everyone who’s been giving such great feedback.