Sunday, October 31, 2010

interpretive mermaid

Eheheh. And what happens when you eat candy and cookies and a caramel apple and stay up late? Sugar-zombie-death the next day, that's what. Let this be a lesson to you all. I'm sorry, mum. You taught me better than this!!

(but it was totally deliciously worth it... :D)

For actual-halloween, I didn't dress up too outrageously. I had a super cool idea, but Halloween fell on a Sunday and it would've been weird to wear to church. And I didn't have any plans for after church (beyond eating something vaguely healthy and taking a nap), so wearing it around the house by myself would've been a waste. So I'll have to save it for next year... or another time when I get the urge to dress up fabulously.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

lolita dreaming sweet

I went to a Halloween-Reformation Day party at my friends' place , so I had to dress up!  Of course!!  And continuing with cute-boot week, I wore my fuzzy pink boots again.  They nearly matched the ones the bunnies on the dress were wearing!  Too perfect.

This is the second time I've worn this dress since buying it in San Francisco in August. Seeing a real Baby The Stars Shine Bright store was so amazing and dreamy~ I wanted to wear everything! I actually would've been sensible and gone home empty handed, but my family convinced me I really really wanted a dress, so I ended up getting a lucky pack with this outfit inside (the dress, under-dress and bonnet). Now I find myself wanting more opportunities to wear it, and dreaming of expanding my collection beyond just this one dress. Ahh, someday...!

Friday, October 29, 2010

shoes that sparkle

These shoes!! The shoes!!!!  They are amazing, fabulous, glittery sparkly magical high-top shoes. I found them at AJ Wright in the clearance section (never been in that store before, probably never will again...) and my first reaction was something like shock, disbelief, and a twinge of horror at the ridiculous shoes before me. But seconds later I'd fallen in love with the sparkle and bling and couldn't put them down. I think it was fate. (even though they're a size too big. but they lace up tight so it's okay!) Sooooooo awesome shoes!!!! I don't think this drawing does them justice.  But they are fantastic.

By the way! I added some more posts for past months—it may or may not be obvious, but I started this blog about a week and a half ago, and I've been filling in past daily fashions as I get them coloured.  I've been keeping a fashion journal sketchbook since mid-May, but most of the drawings were not originally coloured until recently.  So it's a work in progress.  Anyway, these posts are new:
4 july
12 july
21 august
22 august
12 september
13 september

Thursday, October 28, 2010

cuddly cat

This is our Finny cat.  He had fleas, but we're getting rid of them.  That means we can let him inside now and then!!  And he can be all adorable and cuddly and floppy!  Hooray for cats :D

I think I need to buy some new skirts.  I haven't bought a new skirt since sometime this spring!! And I don't have quite enough wintery ones.  Plaid skirts are great in winter.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

more winds

It's been very windy the last couple days—yesterday we had a few tornado sirens go off! Fall is a very windy season.

This poor jacket has been in my closet for years, ever since my first visit to Plato's Closet, and this can only be the first or second time I've worn it. I was so overwhelmed and in awe of all the STUFF they had there for so CHEAP, I picked up a couple of rather ridiculous things. Sometimes I know just what to do with a ridiculous piece of clothing,  but sometimes I end up with a floral corduroy jacket and I'm stumped. Today, though, I looked in my closet and that jacket just seemed so sad and unloved that I had to give it a try. Jacket, I do like you even though you are so strange.

The boots, on the other hand, have gotten plenty of wear in the years I've owned them. They were picked up on an impulse during a late-night Meijer run with dorm-mates (who of course only encouraged the purchase), and I've never regretted it. I love them, I love them, I love them! I only wish I had a pair of these boots in every colour of the rainbow!!

(also, because it might be confusing—that's half an apple in my hand, and a purse with a flower-topped pen on my shoulder. I was eating the other half of the apple while I drew this.)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

winds and lace

What even is this pose? And it took me forever to draw. Ugh. Whatever. Lace lace lace!! I just got this pink lace top and was so excited, I had to wear it right away!

Now, I have to make a statement. I don't wish to offend anyone, but there is a form of footwear that I detest, and that is the ugg boot. I can only assume "ugg" is a pet name for "ugly," and I cannot fathom why anyone with a mind for fashion would want to wear something that is specifically made to be ugly. It was brought to my attention through facebook that this is apparently "ugg boot week"(?), and then at the mall today I saw an awful ad for the offending boots. So I've declared war and will be wearing cute boots this week (or however long). I like boots with shape and style. Fluff is nice and bright colours are even better! It's impossible to replicate the exact colour of these boots with computer colours, but I want you all to know they are blindingly turquoise.

Monday, October 25, 2010

nonsense girl

I tried out something new with my hair today—pigtails!!  They're so fun and bouncy.  I think I'll wear them again.  Kind of a mix and match, nonsensical outfit today.  I felt so happy with myself that I got motivated and pulled out some more of the jungly-mess that once might have been a garden.  Later I baked a butternut squash and made corn muffins.  Mmm, warm comfort foods

Sunday, October 24, 2010

friend fashion!

This time you get two outfits!!  My friend told me I'd inspired her to wear more bright colours.  That made me super happy :D  The world can always use more colour!!  Hopefully I got the details mostly right—I took a couple notes on her outfit and otherwise just stored the colours in my brain.  She made the skirt and the armwarmers herself!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

puff puff

It is cold in our house.  This is because I am cheap and don't want to pay for heat.  But it's also because our house is abnormally cold—the last few days have been quite pleasant outdoors (with a couple layers on), but inside I have to huddle under blankets and wear a scarf to stay warm.  I'm giving serious consideration to a space heater.

Friday, October 22, 2010

all out!

Blogspot, why you gotta put a 200-character limit on my tags?? I had to leave out labels for my barrettes, rings, the floofy underskirt... ah, I didn't even get my earrings in there!

I also forgot to colour my newly painted nails, darn it. Maybe I'll post an updated version later. They're mostly orange, but two nails are purple and one is silver.

It makes me super extra happy to get all dressed up and fancy, even if there's no reason for it. I did laundry and went to a music "coffee house" event at my church in this outfit.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

tom kitteny

Once upon a time when I was small, my mum made me earrings from a couple of buttons with tiny reproductions of Beatrix Potter's illustrations. I've got a Peter Rabbit pair and a Tom Kitten pair.  They make me happy :D  I was in a puppy/kitten-ish mood (whatever that might be) so I took inspiration from Tom's brown stripes and blue shirt.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

autumn lilac

V-neck sweaters just seem like they were made for wearing over collared shirts. Maybe they actually were?

I just love tights.  Patterns and bright colours and lovely lacy designs... (...though I suppose I love those same qualities in shirts, skirts, and just about everything else!)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

fashion improv

An emergency!  I had to stay an extra day at the place I was cat-sitting, and I hadn't packed an extra outfit!  Could I use the resources available to me (the past four days' outfits) to come up with something fresh and wonderful??

I was happy with the results.  And there were all kinds of other combinations I could've gone with too!  So many options.  Clothes are fun!

Monday, October 18, 2010

layering colours

This is an updated version of a colour-combination I like—here is the original (from January 2009).  It works better with a non-button-up shirt for the bottom layer.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

cat crazy

Two and a half(?) days into cat-sitting—their hiding and glaring at me and general anti-social behaviour started to get to me.  It can put one on edge, spending hours in an empty house and your only company is cats who might possibly hate you.

(Don't) notice how the dot pattern gets slightly more sparse on the bottom half of my shirt.  Guess which part I did first!  Whoops.  The real shirt's pattern is probably twice as dense, but I was working quickly so I'd have an update to share with you, my kind viewers

Saturday, October 16, 2010

c'mere cats

I cat-sat this weekend.  Don't worry, I didn't actually attempt holding two large furry beasts at once—I was trying to get them to like me, after all.  One accepted my love now and then, but the other spent almost the entire weekend camped out in the pool table.  By the last day he allowed me to pet him and even purred rather pleasantly (from inside the pool table).  But then I left, and he had to get used to a new cat-sitter (my brother) all over again.