Should It Fly?

So, I need a new way to post consistently. I’m absolutely terrible at remembering, and this is a problem. I really do want to post, and I love hearing from all of you, but hey, my life is busy, and in the process,  I forget. So, here’s my plan. Every Saturday, I’ll post an outfit from the week, explaining a few things about it, and a few clothing suggestions. I’ll post other stuff too when I think about it and get the time, but hopefully this’ll help me remember.

So, I know this is a day late, but better late then never.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis outfit consists of several things, but here’s a list, top to bottom.

Fabulous Black Hat: Garage sale find by Mom, $1.00.

Indian Looking Choker Necklace: Given by a friend who works on movie sets.

White T-shirt: Thrift store purchase, $2.00.

Ripped Up (But not holey) Brand Name Jeans: Given to me at garage sale by someone who wanted to get rid of stuff. The added fabric behind the holes was my own act, I dislike gapping on my thighs.

PERFECT Turquoise And Brown Cowboy Boots: Sent to me by my fantastic grandmother, $60.00.

TOTAL: $63.00

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So, quick explanation of my thinking while putting this together.

This was built around the boots, and because of that, the outfit needed to be country. Jeans kind of symbolize country everything for me, so these ripped up brown accent jeans couldn’t have been more perfect. The white shirt was a point of vanity for me, I tan extremely easily and white makes me look even darker. The necklace matched beautifully, and it’s my favorite, so I figured I might as well wear it, and the hat…Well, I think that the hat needs little or not explanation considering  I was going for country.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo there’s my first attempt at fashion advice, don’t know how it went, but hopefully this will help me remember to post on a regular basis.

Thanks for reading,

-S.J.

School Promotes Creativity

So, I have a few things about school that I love. I enjoy math class, I really like writing, but I HATE losing my pens and pencils. At the beginning of a school year, I always get some nice pens and mechanical pencils, and by about a month into school, I can never find any of them. Not this year.

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I made a pen roll! No more frustrating pen disappearances, and I can always find what I need!

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School got me thinking. And now I can always find what I need!

-S.J.

My New Footie P.J.s….

Now, I am not against footed pajamas. They are fine and dandy. But…Some things were never meant to have closed off feet…

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And one of those things is jeans…Do these look a little long to you??? I have some jeans made by this brand (Lucky Brand) But these are the “long” variety. I have kind of  short legs for my height, so long jeans didn’t work out that well.  But lo and behold, this is why scissors were made! A few brief snips later, and after a few seams on the trusty Dressmaker, I had myself some great jeans.

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Of course, great jeans need a great outfit, so I went on a closet rummage. The result was pretty good I think, and all in all I’m pretty pleased.

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So here’s to a great pants repair. Cute, functional, comfy…Yeah, can you tell I’m happy with them?

-S.J.

 

Red Refashions

 

 

 

 

 

So, I’ve mostly been doing clothing refashions lately, and I’ve been neglecting you all.

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For this dress, I added on all of the blue accents you can see, plus a panel across the back. Finish with a belt and tada, we’re done.

-S.J.

Even On Dance Days…

Remember about that never-ending project?

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Well here I am again. Sewing, sewing, using it to keep me from going stir crazy because I leave for me performance in a few hours. Well, I will persevere, with both the quilt and the dance.

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-S.J.

Dancers Days…

So, just so you all know, I’ve had bronchitis the past week.  It’s been rough, full of short nights for both me and my mother, and it’s grating on us both. But, the show must go on.

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Dance dress rehearsals wait for no girl, bronchitis or no, so yesterday we ran up to the doctors, got a diagnosis, and then loaded me up on antibiotics and cough suppressant. I went to dress rehearsal today, and did fairly well considering everything that’s happened.  Performance tomorrow, and I pray that everything works out.

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-S.J.

The Endless Project…

We’ve all had those projects that we started…And they won’t end…

I’m being haunted by one of those “phantom” projects right now. It seems to me that no matter how many of the Frances quilt tops I get done,there’s just another one to smile evilly at me needing to be sewn together. AGH! This is driving me crazy! I’ll push through, I just might be crazy by the end.

-S.J.