Okay, i'm being kinda facetious. And i love getting a gussied up and taking a nice pic in front of a bunch of trees - even up in a tree! But recently i'm compelled to show the everyday stuff, the stuff that doesn't quite work, the outfit that REALLY worked but the photo aspect was not happening. In the end, all any blogger can do is beg the reader's indulgence, and hope to offer some speck of interest to their audience.
I'm in this 'hoodie without a hood' most days. I put it on when i get up on a chilly morning, when the evening is cooling off and i don't want to turn on the heater. I bought it at the Aeropostale outlet in Petaluma for around fifteen bucks because it fits perfectly, the zipper is very sturdy and smooth (when this garment bites the dust i will cannibalize the zipper - they can run from nine up to seventeen dollars new, when you can find them), and it's 100% soft cotton. The color is unobjectionable.
However i was mildly grossed out by the front.
I'm not an aqua-fan (except for nail polish and lipstick). And ever since the fad for wearing logos on clothes hit, hard, when i was about 14 or so, i've felt like an idiot wearing any visible logo. "I'm such a smarty-pants that i paid them to do their advertising for them!" Oy. But i figured i'd just wear it around the house, anyways. So.
However, while sifting through the archives, i saw this tutorial on Beckerman Bite Plate. Aha! I have old jeans, and can lighten things up with scraps from my blue shirtwaist dress, the button skirt, leftover lace from my half slips. It came out fine - no real fashion breakthrough, but i didn't feel like such an @$$h0L3 wearing some corporation's advertising. That just really gets my goat.
I made these earrings recently and like them a lot. I bought the quartz hearts from a Ren Faire vendor, and cannibalized the blue briolettes, pearls, and chain from other jewelry.
Now i'm going to 'conform' to traditional blogger guidelines and ask a question to spark discussion. How do you all feel about wearing logos? Does it get up your nose as much as it does mine?
& to conclude, a question because i'm desperate for information. Do any of you know any place that sells a nice variety of decent chain suitable for jewelry making? As far as i can tell it's a desert out there and i'm itching to make some new, chain-based pieces. So far it looks like my best best is to get cheap jewelry and cannibalize it.......any sources you all know about?
Grey Sweater: Tweeds
Hoodless Hoodie: Aeropostale
Skirt: own design, inspired by The Hidden Seed
Shoes: Bass Lacey Oxfords