Friday, January 29, 2010

design*sponge did a great post on the history of tartan yesterday. i read it before rushing off late to work (again!), and wished i could have been wearing something a little more fancy than a dirty jeans and sweater combo, but such is the glamorous life of a retail char!

later on, that evening, i came across this magnificent bit of ruffly-lacy-tweedy goodness on magic is as magic does. that did it. i must concoct a tartan outfit of my own. the inspiration was too much.

i've always owned a lot of tartan. my mum is scottish, so she dressed my sister and myself in a lot of tartan skirts and dresses as kids. i loved it! i remember a few gems that i wish i still owned and could fit into. i was a teen in the nineties, so obviously there were many a plaid flannel in my wardrobe. i don't own any flannel these days, but it's all been replaced with wool skirts and trousers, with the occasional dress and button down shirt thrown in for good measure.

dress: i made it for shane's sister's wedding a few years back
sweater: ralph lauren, thrifted
t shirt dress: crummy dress store
tights: fan tan alley
moccasins: laurentian chief, christmas gift from mum
jack rabbit brooch: made by me

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I've been seeing a lot of early mornings lately.
Sometimes the sunrises are just really pretty.
Too pretty not to share.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A little outfit post to show everyone that I haven't given up on life!
I only own ambient lighting, which makes it impossible to take a decent outfit shot after sundown. I'm wearing this dress with grey layered tights and brown oxfords.

dress: industry
tights (layer 1): store in fan tan alley
tights (layer 2): ethels (they're a lacy knit!)
oxfords: etsy
fur collar: thrifted

I slept in foam rollers last night and then I upped the ante on the grandma look by wearing my best matte coral lipstick! So granny chic.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

casualties of neglect.
i'm nursing my plants back to health after nearly four weeks of "boy care" which pretty much always equates to one or two deaths. i think i'll have to give up on at least one of my patients... that jade is just not going to make it.

in happy news, i added two new (old) pieces of pottery planters to my collection while i was away.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

a new year
happy nostalgia and new beginnings
more photos