I feel like an old person who only ever talks about the weather and “kids today” (oh man, seriously, what is WITH The Youth? I could go on and on about The Youth. I do not get the baggy pants, the music, or the tendency to plagiarize English papers. In MY day…), but goof grief!~ It was 26 degrees this AM. That may sound warm to some of you kids, but for us here in Dallas, it’s COLD, especially for this time of year. Our house is not very good at heating the bedroom and when I put my feet on the cold hardwood floor this morning it actually hurt! I don’t mind it too much though, it’s better than summer. Summer is my least favorite. I hate when it gets so hot it’s hard to get your make-up on without breaking into a sweat and ruining it.
That dress. I’m still not sure how I feel about it. I think it’s cute, and I enjoy wearing it. But it was the first thing I ever bought from Ruche. The fabric is much cheaper feeling than I thought it would be, it’s almost a printed cheesecloth, and it ripped the very first time I wore it and had to be repaired. So as a test, it didn’t do so well, and I’ve never even looked at ruche again (the other dress I ordered at the same time was similarly wearable but disappointing fabric-wise.) What are your experiences with Ruche? Am I making a snap judgment, or are most of the clothes cheap and poorly made (but really adorable)? The cuff I ordered was adorable, well made and very wearable. I wore it a lot last Spring.
I’ve had this jacket for years. I think I’ve had it since before I gained and then lost a lot of weight, which would mean it went with me from size 4 to size 16 to size 4 to size 6, and never really stopped fitting. I’m not even sure how that is possible. That jacket has been through a lot. Nathan once cleaned red wine off of it. He also cleaned vomit off of it. And red wine stained vomit. He’s a REALLY good husband, and the jacket remains stain free and in good condition because of him.
Even though it was 26 degrees outside, I still wanted you to be able to see my actual outfit, and not just my outerwear. Although I put a lot of emphasis on outerwear, I know a lot of people just throw on whatever coat fits or works over what they are wearing, but I like to build on my outfit. Expand the theme. For most of us fashion bloggers, getting dressed is like an art we practice every day. And I don’t want my art to stop at the bottom layer.
Changing the topic, but is December kind of crazy for you? I mean I feel like I went weeks without any sort of social calendar and now I find I’m not only booked but I’m accidentally overbooking and having to tell people I screwed up and can’t attend something I said I would or do something I said I would and I feel terrible about it!~ Being late and backing out of social events are two of my biggest pet peeves, so I hate doing it to others. I would like to spread the social events out of the Fall and Winter evenly. Summer gets a lot of love, and so do the Holidays, but sometimes the rest of the year can get so slow and boring!
And that is how I really felt taking those gloveless, scarfless, coatless pictures! Brrrrrrrr!~
I think when I’m old and grey, this lariat will go down as one of my personal favorites out of all the pieces I’ll ever make. It’s just perfect.
Scarf, ½ American Apparel Circle Scarf
Cardigan, American Apparel
Thigh high socks, Sock Dreams
Diamond Necklace, gift
Skull necklace, self made