Thursday, November 26, 2020

beehives & gold.

 Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating today. I know it's a complex 'holiday,' but while I'm learning more about the Land Back movement and how to support Indigenous Peoples, I'll happily eat some pumpkin pie and sweet potato casserole.

We're staying safe this year and only having virtual gatherings with our families—honestly it's the least stressful Thanksgiving I've ever had!

Photos by my husband.

What I'm wearing:
Sweater: Madewell
T-shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: made by me - Seamwork Jenna - fabric from Domesticity
Tights: Target
Boots: DSW
Necklace: Kate Koel
Rings: vintage

This is my second Jenna skirt that I've made, and for this one I sized down to have it sit at my natural waist, and added 2" to the length. This is the first pattern I've lengthened and it was surprisingly easy. Now that I have the hang of this pattern I think I'll be making more of these.

Also, I'm so pleased with how my makeup turned out today—I used three shadows from the Winky Luxe Latte Kitten palette, and one light beige one from Colourpop. It's been a while since I bothered with eyeshadow really, but it was fun to do something different. 

Hope everyone's staying safe & healthy. 

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

donut come for me.

 Holy moly, I can't believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving. November has been such a weird, fast month—the first week was full of election anxiety, the following week I attended a virtual conference, and last week work was extremely busy. 

But, during this time, I received this beautiful hand painted denim jacket that I commissioned from my good friend Madelyne from Good Letters Design!

Photos by my husband.

What I'm wearing:
Jacket: Old Navy, designed & painted by Good Letters
Dress: Old Navy
Tights: Target
Boots: Dr. Scholls via Target
Necklaces: Madewell

The design on the jacket was inspired by this quote from one of my favorite drag queens, Kim Chi:

Madelyne added the two donuts on the front to symbolize me & my husband—how cute is that?!

I absolutely looooove this jacket, I've been keeping it hung up outside of my closet so I can see it more. Madelyne started painting denim jackets this year, and she's already done a ton of awesome ones; you can see them on her Instagram. Her commissions are closed for this year, but she is taking on more next year!

Also, this dress is so comfy and the midi length surprisingly works for me, despite my height.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's Thanksgiving outfit! 

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

spooky & sweet.

 Happy Halloween, everyone! I'm not dressing up this year, but I did want to wear a festive outfit (to cap off a week of seasonally appropriate outfits) and decided to make a dress just for Halloween!

Photos by my husband.

What I'm wearing:
Dress: made by me; Stevie pattern by Tilly & the Buttons, fabric from Domesticity
Coat: ASOS via Poshmark
Leggings: old
Boots: DSW
Earrings: Baublebar, gift
Necklace: super old
Eyeshadows & lipstick: Winky Lux
Eyeliner: Milani 'the Tank'

A pink and black outfit is a Halloween first for me, and it's definitely different—but I had to wear this coat with this dress to bring out the pink details in the fabric design. And I was actually excited it was chilly enough to wear this coat! 

So, the dress. I love this fabric—it's from the Art Gallery Fabrics Spooky & Sweet collection, and the details on it are so good and well done. I debated which pattern to use—the Stevie, the Fen, or a sleeveless Lotta—but despite the Instagram poll, went with the Stevie. I sewed this in parts over the course of a week, and I made myself slow down a bit. Maybe it was because I've already made a good amount of Stevies, but I didn't get impatient and I'm very happy to say I did not mess up a single thing while making this garment. That is super rare for me, honestly! I took the time to hand sew the button and the button loop and I think it definitely made a difference—at least in my mind.

We're having a quiet Halloween at home (because COVID) but I'm looking forward to making some apple crisp and getting some stuff done that I've been putting up. 

Are you dressing up for Halloween?

Stay safe everyone! 🎃

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Friday, October 30, 2020

they call me spooky.

 For my fellow X-Files fans, you'll get why this post title goes with this outfit!

Photos by my husband.

What I'm wearing:
Sweater: secondhand
Blouse: Target
Skirt: ThredUP
Tights: Target
Boots: Steve Madden, gift

This was one of those rare outfits where it actually turned out exactly how I planned, and look how I pictured it. A couple months ago, one of my friends was looking to rehome this sweatshirt and I jumped on it because it's such a perfect nerdy understatement. And how cute is this little stack of cat pumpkins pin?! And yes, I will be wearing these boots with all of my Halloween-related outfits. 

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

the craft realness.

 When my husband saw this outfit he described it as "The Craft realness" and I was excited because that's basically what I was going for (or casual witchy).

What I'm wearing:
Dress (worn as skirt): Pact, old
Top: Urban Outfitters via ThredUP
Tights: Target
Collar Pins: Dapper & Swag
Boots: Steve Madden (gift, old)
Belt: eBay, old

These sleeves are dramaaaaatic. I had to take a few photos to show the volume of the sleeves—it takes 'batwing' to a whole new level. I plan on layering this top over a few things, but it's a little tricky because it's a bit long and oversized. But it was a good ThredUP score and certainly seasonally appropriate.

Stay tuned for a few more Halloween outfits!

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