Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bad Style Habits - 12/3/14

I've fallen into some bad style habits lately, namely black pants + colored shirt, which, while easy and fairly comfy, does not make for an exciting wardrobe / versatile wardrobe.  There is nothing inherently wrong with that outfit formula, but it's just that I've been trying to break myself out of a rut for a while and actually develop a bit more of a unique style, so I'll keep working on it.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

I'm such a Michigoose

So it's a little late, but I ran across this fabulous infographic via the NY Times on the most searched Thanksgiving recipes by state.  Michigan's combines two of my most happy foods: Cheesy potatoes.  The rest of the Michigan list is a little suspect (#2 is pretzel jello - I don't even want to know), and apparently frog eye salad (I'm not googling that one) is taking the west by storm, but there are a lot of standard goodies on the list.

Rescuing an Old Favorite - 12/2/14

I had placed this dress in my "modify" pile a few months ago, thinking I would turn it into a skirt, as I sometimes think it makes me look chunky on top.  But I pulled it out this morning, looking for an easy outfit, and I'm actually pretty happy with it.  Sometimes it's helpful to put things away for a little while and look at them with fresh eyes - I find I usually come around.

Black and Tan - 12/1/14

I didn't get around to taking my daily photo yesterday until night time, so excuse the crappy lighting.  I also took off my shoes, which were the fun part of my outfit (leopard print loafers).  Oops!

I've gone back and forth on this sweater a lot this fall, but I think I've finally come to accept it.  I've gotten compliments on it, but never felt that comfortable, but I think I was pairing it with too skinny of pants.  This time I wore straight-leg trousers and it felt much more balanced.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hello Kitty!

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving!  I had a lovely time with my family in Michigan (hence the blog silence for the past week).  While I was home, I tackled a sewing project of a different sort.  My niece loves Hello Kitty, so I made this cute little jumper for her.  I don't remember what the pattern was (it was from my Mom's stash), but I basically just used the pattern pieces to get the size right and then entirely ignored the instructions.  It called for a zipper, but I deemed it unnecessary, as I was on a strict deadline and there is plenty of room to fit it over her head.  I finished the neckline and armscyes with narrow seam binding, and then added two patch pockets (also edged with the seam binding) on the front, matching them up with the circles on the fabric.  Overall, not too shabby for an hour or two (in my opinion, at least)!