Thursday, February 17, 2011

a rose by any other name

If you have been reading my last couple posts I have been crocheting a lot lately and mentioned that besides making the usual hats and scarves I am also making jewelry. Now you can see a sample! I am crocheting bib necklaces and headbands and doily type things and using polymer clay to make roses as accents. Next goal: create enough to start my own etsy store. Next problem: what the hell do I name it?

Today's list: mink pink skirt, gypsy 05 leggings (yes I wear these a lot but I have two identical pairs since I love them so much), lna heathered pink top, gap knit blazer, steve madden boots, french connection aviator glasses, necklace by me!, and rookie rags bag

Friday, February 11, 2011

in my olive drabs

Olive drab was a term for military uniforms back in the day. I figured it was quite appropriate considering this whole outfit is military-ish, from the military style coat, olive tones, and lace up cap-toed boots. Yes, usually too much of any trend is bad but I like to think I was into military garb way before it was a trend... so there. Seems like all my outfits have been beigy grays, olive, and black lately so I am sparing you the variety of similar looks. Also, I am lazy, at least with blogging. I have on the other hand been very busy crocheting. My last trip to the craft store got a question from the super sweet check-out chick about what in the world kind of project I'm working on because of the huge variety and sheer amount of yarn I was buying. The answer is this: hats, scarves, dog sweaters, and jewelry. It' surprisingly consuming. I guess I haven't felt like painting lately and crocheting and knitting is so easily transportable. I can take it to work and chat with my girls at lunch while my hands busily loop and hook away. If you've never tried it, I highly recommend it even though you will get grandma jokes from your friends.

Today's list: BR coat, Limited sweater, wilt sheer boyfriend shirt, BR skirt, gypsy 05 leggings, rockport boots, and rookie rags bag

Monday, February 7, 2011

how to stay warm

The easiest way to stay warm? Pile on neutrals! Grays and beiges and olive and tan make up this outfit. I would like to point out my new bag! It's a lovely retro style messenger bag made out of recycled leather (which leaves my vegetarian-animal loving self guilt free). Since I stopped buying new leather items I have been searching for recycled and fake leather bags but seriously... there is nothing like a smooshy soft leather. This bag was custom made for me by the lovely Christine of Rookie Rags. Find her here on etsy. It is so lovely and carefully made! I have no idea how she can work so well with leather. It looks professionally made and has gotten me a bunch of compliments already. I have no doubt I will be buying from her again.

Today's List: Gap sweater dress, gifted necklace, random fleece skirt, frye boots, tom ford shades, gray beanie made by me :), see by chloe faux fur coat, and rookie rags bag