Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Jean Skirts Can Be Cute

Two adorable new skirts at Christa Taylor!

Long, modest, and adorable! My mom wants me to get another one like my Ever-Present. I really like these!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Thank You Benefactors

I feel a little 1940ish in this skirt. I remind myself of Elvis when I turn up the collar. Don't ask why. My shoes take me back to the 1920s. And my necklace reminds me of my bestest friend. All this added together equals a outfit (okay, I really don't like that word. Substitutes, anyone?) that I can't help liking.

Jacket: Hand-Me-Down
Blouse: Thrifted
Locket: Gift
Skirt: Hand-Me-Down
Shoes: Payless Shoes
Tights: Walmart
Sunglasses: equivalent of a dollar store

Cheap I am.

Trying to be cool.


I've been thinking... This skirt is really washed out, and I don't look good in blue. Should I dye it? I was thinking something like brown. Anyone had any experience with dyeing faded clothes? I love the skirt's make, but it's starting to not look presentable.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I Like.

Brown corduroy jacket, white with blue striped blouse, jean skirt, boots, and a leather purse. I got the jacket and blouse at thrift stores, the skirt from Catos, the boots were hand-me-down, and the purse from... Pamida, I think. :) Cute, modest, affordable, and so much fun to wear!

Sorry for the poor photo quality!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

School Girl

There are a lot of things I love about this outfit, and a few things I don't really like.

Negative first, of course!

a. The sweater's polyester. I do not like polyester. It's also a little thin...

b. The skirt is a little too short to look good with the top. It goes past the knee, but the cream and the beige are of pretty equal parts, and the skirt is A-line, so it creates an illusion (I hope!) of width, instead of height. I think my ideal skirt for this outfit, would be a pencil skirt of the same color, and about four inches longer.


a. My complexion is Autumn, and some of my best colors are brown and cream.

b. I love the retro style of the sweater-blouse-skirt combination and the shoes!

c. I got the whole outfit for only a few dollars!

Cream Sweater: Walmart (clearance!)
Brown Blouse: Catos (clearance!)
Beige Skirt: Goodwill, brand-new from Target,
with the original price tag still on. 1/9th of the price!
Brown Tights: Walmart
Shoes: Payless Shoes
Book: Their Yesterdays, by Harold Bell Wright


Cute, huh?

I love old pictures, people, and history, so Shorpy is one of my favorite websites. The comments are always funny, interesting, and informational. The pictures are always of incredible quality, as big as the computer screen. It's really easy to spend a lot of time just browsing, looking at the pictures, noticing the details, wondering about how a why... My favorite part is the clothing. To see how fashions change, how some people had their own sense of style, how some did what was popular at the time, but really didn't know how to dress. Some things don't change. :) I love the styles of the past two centuries. My favorite part is how much more professionally the men dressed. Suits, come back! I love these overalls. Wouldn't seeing these just make your day a little brighter? :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

For Lydia

So I enter the blogging world. For my friend. Whom I befriended and was befriended by because a NCFCA qualifier can be a big, lonely place. We hit it right off, and walked about ten miles and talked straight for about four (right?) hours.

Lydia has a blog. I know all about her because she has one. (And her sisters have them.) Lydia doesn't know all about me, because I don't have a blog. I don't think that's fair. So welcome to my little world.

I've thought about getting a blog for a long time. What I'll write, who knows? This is just for Lydia, so she's the only one who's obligated to read it. :)

My blog name comes from the book How Green Was My Valley. It was a line the mother - a good, motherly, beautiful mother - would say.I love that book because of the emotions, passions, and reality of the writing. I love books for their feelings.

So, Lydia, here I am!