Wednesday, August 12, 2009
blue coffee beans and chignons
So I was being a bit reflective this morning while browsing through old posts (to mainly check out all your blogs and comment, sorry I've been so behind lately, I'm working on it, I truly am!) and I noticed a few things that I think need addressing:
a.) I need new backdrops. I think I'm running out of cool places to go and quite frankly, can't afford the gas to drive around all afternoon looking for "the spot." I'll work on this, folks. Until then, brick again! (See above)
b.) I need a tan. My legs are looking ghastly pale compared to my arms.
c.) I should stop hiding behind large sunglasses. And maybe try smiling once in awhile. You know, to make it look like I'm somewhat enjoying myself and not depressed about a cat dying.
Whew, glad that business is out of the way. On to the outfit...this dress (with a print that looks like blue coffee beans) was originally floor length with a great pleat thing going on for the skirt. I, being the impatient and impractical DIY-er that I am, started cutting. That's right. Didn't measure it. Didn't pin it. Didn't care. Ha. What I soon realized though, is that I should care. My hem was all off, with one side being way shorter than the other.
Scared at the thought of actually sewing to fix my boo-boo, I threw on a belt, started tucking the dress in on the sides to give it a fuller, cinched and ruffled look, and walked out the door with a chignon adorning the side of my head.
I'm sure all of you sewing-savy ladies out there just cringed. Or had a mini stroke. Maybe both. Sorry! Please don't fashion blog black list me. Please?
Dress: Vintage full skirt dress
Shoes: Black ankle boots, Payless
Belt: Vintage black belt