I feel content in my wardrobe for now, but I am sure that will change when I move & no longer ride my bike to work. Until then… 2 months ago
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I found this tutorial on youtube. It teaches you how do a blind hem stitch without having to change presser feet. Maybe I will finally hem those too-long trousers this weekend? 6 months ago
Stopped by the Goodwill this morning not expecting much. I have a wedding to go to next week & nothing in my closet is doing much for me, so I thought I would see what they had. Found the perfect dress for 5 bucks. It’s got built in booby pads (so I won’t have to wear a bra, always a plus) & a built in slip with tulle around the bottom (making it a flattering A-line shape). B+W geometric patterned knit fabric, can’t go wrong. A halter neckline makes it adjustable & a sash under the boobs cinches it right around the thinnest part of my waist. Talk about lucky. Then I found a little cropped light blue sweater to throw over the top of it for another 5 bucks. Adorable ten dollar ensemble. I can wear a pair of black flats I already own & looks just fine or maybe I will buy a new pair. Haven’t decided yet… 10 months ago
I found an 11 year old pic of me wearing a white blouse that makes me think I should wear more white blouses. Also, I should wear makeup, pluck my eyebrows, & put a headband in my hair. As well, I should stop slouching already for pete’s sake. 10 months ago
I found one pair of brand new pants, still had the tags on ($44.99), for $3.50; along with another pair of perfectly fitted trousers for $6.99 @ the Goodwill. Total: $10.49.
Then @ Target, I came across 2 cropped, beautifully drape-y blouses. Just what I was looking for, for $12.58 ea. Total: $25.16.
All this comfortable, flattering, work-appropriate clothing for a grand total of $35.65. Yeah, I did well today. If only all shopping excursions were this fruitful. 10 months ago
Here is one tutorial. For those of us who like our tees long, but don’t want to pay dearly for it. 12 months ago
The clothes of gudrun sjoden are looking so appealing to me. It’s a good thing they’re out of my price range; I don’t think I could pull it off. 12 months ago
I already knew this, but needed reminding: I cannot wear black or navy. Even after lint rolling myself to death in the morning, I will still be picking cat hairs off my clothes all day. Gray wardrobe it is. 12 months ago
I have come to realize that my favorite shirts are long sleeve crewneck tees. The scoopneck 3/4 sleeves sit moldering in the bottom of the drawer. They are flattering enough, it’s not that—I just feel cozier all covered up. 13 months ago
For a total of 52 things, half of which are just taking up space. I will get rid of all the things I do not wear & then I will do a recount and see where I stand. That’s the plan. 13 months ago
I have read these are good for those of us with short legs, plus there are many tutorials out there to show you how to make them yourself. First I must finish the pants I started though. One thing at a time please. 13 months ago
Normally I would say wear whatever the hell colors you want to wear, but I think the color me beautiful people (who advocate dressing according to your “season”) might be on to something.
I am what is considered a “winter” & here are some snippets from the interwebz about the colors I “should” be wearing, to look my best:
People with winter coloring should pick out clothing that is cool, clear, or dark colored. It helps to think of a winter landscape that features cool blue snow and a bright yellow sun. From here.
Some of your best colors are dark, such as black, royal purple and dark reds. Your coloring needs dark and vivid colors. Light pastels make you look washed out. If you’re cool, your coloring looks amazing in true colors such as true red and fuschia. Some of your best colors are pure and vivid. You look best in blue-based dark colors such as true red and navy. Fuschia is also a great color with your coloring. From here.
The Winter palette has the range of all dark, vivid, and bright colors. These colors are blue based and icy. This is the only season that holds all of the primary colors: white, black, pure red, and navy. Winters do not wear oranges well. Light-medium browns and some camel are not the best choice for Winters. No woman can wear a Pure White as beautifully as Winter can! From here.
Winters look great in deep, rich colors such as black, deep blue, crimson and dark pink. Icy pastels like silver, sky blue, light sunny yellow and pink can also look wonderful. Bright white is another good color for many winters since this stark neutral works well with hair and eye color contrast. From here.
This will be especially helpful to remember when fabric shopping, as I tend to feel overwhelmed & often make not the best decisions.
Thank you interwebz! 14 months ago