Wednesday, November 30, 2011

the fruits of days off

Despite the financial burden, four days off of work is a kind of nice thing. Everything has been slow going, but after three days I have a clean apartment, some cute baked goods, the beginnings of an inspiration book, and some finished clothing alterations that had been put off for months and even years. Oh and currently watching The Science of Sleep for the 100th time.

 Cupcake size pumpkin pies

 Shortened vintage dress

 The sleeves on this dress were really big which made it look frumpy. It is much better now that I look the sleeves in.

 fur hat just needed some weird ties cut out of it.

This skirt was a kids dress now its just for me!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I'm all for strange... and high shoes but this is just dumb.
Pusher Platforms from Nasty Gal

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wild surprise

 This is nothing new really. I had seen some pieces from the brand Wildfox before but I guess I never really took note of the ones that are.... well really awesome. The fall collection takes a sort of humorous look at 70's cliches. I think as I started looking at their clothing, I thought cliche, that turned me off at first, like I could picture celebrities I don't care about walking around LA with once of these t-shirts and a Starbucks latte. I was won over by plenty of skeletons and some spot on catalog styling.

Top of the list? Someone please purchase me the skeleton tie-dye sweater.

all images from

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The fortress

"A blanket fort is a construction commonly made using blankets, bed sheets, pillows, and sofa cushions.[1] It is also known as a couch fort, pillow fort or sheet fort. Many activities can take place in a blanket fort, such as reading, playing board games, or watching a movie. Blanket forts can be enjoyed by all ages, including teenagers and young adults.[4]" -Wikipedia on blanket forts. 

 In boredness and creativity we built a blanket fort over our bed. It creates a small wonderful world in which we sleep and dream. A temporary escape to a childish state of mind. It is amazing for a moment to wake inside of this cave and feel silly and awake until I snap back to the reality that my alarm is still going off and it's time to get ready for work. I played dress-up as queen of the fortress in layers and a hand strung pearl crown.