I wore said khaki tulip skirt with my white embellished t-shirt. Billy and I went to a Murder Mystery party hosted by the university's Classics department, so I wore something that I could just slip on my "Greek" dress over! If I didn't wear a shirt (and skirt) under it, then "k" would be for "knockers!!" (and knickers).
Speaking of knockers, the vintage belt that I wore with this outfit has little lion door-knockers all over it!
Because there wasn't already enough going on with this outfit (yes, there was), I decided to wear my zebra tights too! I toned them down a bit with gray over-the-knee socks, but they're still there. Heh. The other day, Annebeth at The Styling Dutchman said "More is more in my book," and I wholeheartedly agree! For even more, I wore my blue suede geometric-heel booties!
For outerwear, I wore my turquoise, gray, and KHAKI plaid scarf and KHAKI leather gloves! And also my navy faux-leather jacket :)
Finally, I wore my dark gray cashmere cardigan! I was dressing a bit on the lunacy side, as it was another freezing -19C day. But I was almost late for class so I had to run anyway (I actually did run, I bet it was quite a sight!), and I had few enough layers that, while I was out of breath, I didn't break a sweat! No way!
The reason I was almost late for class is because I was at my first SEWING LESSON! Yaaaay!! My teacher said I'm a natural too, which is convenient because I was kind of worried that I wouldn't like it. You see, I've been drawing "outfits" since I was little, and have always dreamed of being a fashion designer. When I graduated high school, I decided that was a pipe dream and pushed it aside, continuing to draw outfits though! Now I've decided it's not so far-fetched, so I'm getting the basic skills and hope to go to design school after I finish my B.A! So exciting, right?! I've been ordering vintage patterns to make when I get good enough. Today I learned to do a straight stitch, finish a seam with a zigzag stitch, and how to do a French seam. I also learned how to applique!
I got a personal message the other day asking how I get my hair to "do that." Well! Allow me to explain my process. First, I wash it (in the inter I skip the conditioner because I find it causes static). To get it to do what it's doing in these pictures, I wash it at night. Then, I put a towel on the clean, wet hair. Then I sit around and check facebook and chictopia. Then I take the towel off after rubbing my damp hair with it. Then I sleep on the damp hair. Then I wake up and brush it if I remember! Ta-da!
On morning-shower days, I may replace the sleeping-on-it with a couple of minutes of upside-down blowdrying, maybe with heat-protecting cream in it! I only dry the top layer because my hair is really thick, so it would take me about an hour to get it fully dry!
There you have it! I used to be a slave to my straightener, and occasionally I'll still use it, but I really like sleeping in so the no-effort method works best. Anything can look great (even bedhead) with a healthy dose of confidence!
Oh hey, wanna see the detail on my shirt?
I'm wearing the lipstick my mother-in-love gave me again! It's so great, and it doesn't dry out like other lipsticks do. It's nice and sheer so I can gauge how purple I want it to look as well! I saw purple lippy on Harriet of cityofbugs the other day, and it looked so great that I wanted to find the right shade! And I had it all along, who knew?
Hope everyone is having a great Friday! A big HELLO to my lovely new followers, four in one day is a new record! Thanks so much for stopping by :D:D