Monday, October 7, 2013

not falling for it


shirt, TeeFury
Halogen skirt, Nordstrom Rack
scarf, Groopdealz

      Blogs and Instagram have been awash recently with chatter about pumpkin-flavored-sweater-wearing-boot-donning everything. It's been hot, steamy, and a bit stormy around here, so it's not something I can relate to.
      Something about October that I can relate to is that Halloween is around the corner. I've decided on a Halloween costume, but it will entail sewing an aviator cap and thrifting a pair of overalls. I suppose I could take the easy way out and buy an aviator cap, but I don't like the idea of spending money on something that wouldn't be used later. (Although you could turn that around and say I'd be wasting valuable time sewing something for one-time use.) I'll probably make the cap out of cotton vs. pleather -- breathable fabrics are a must in this climate! 
      Last week was Spirit Week at work, so I wore my best PJs to work on Monday and this loud outfit on Tuesday. It was Mix and Match Day, and some kids went all out - wearing two different shoes, having a pigtail on one side of their heads and a bun on the other, etc. I'm a little shy about pattern mixing at work, but I did get a compliment that this was "chic." I ditched the scarf on my desk about an hour into the day, because it was just too humid and warm.
  
  
     Today kicks off my first official day of a long-awaited fall break! I plan on going in to work a day or two, because my room is in dire need of reorganizing and I'm meeting with colleagues. The weekend was pretty blissful - it was so freeing to enjoy Saturday and Sunday without having to prep for Monday. For this week I hope to do some reading, finish up a few crafts projects, catch an early-morning aikido class, do some work stuff and run errands, and get my Halloween costume ready.

7 comments:

  1. I love your shirt!! So very awesome. I love this whole black and white pattern mixing you've got going on, and if I had the ovaries, I would totally wear something like this on a normal day. Particularly if I had this shirt!

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  2. Congrats on making your own costume. That's what everyone should do, but too many are too lazy. Like the skirt here.

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  3. love this whimsical look
    brett

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  4. Ally - fingers crossed that the cap comes together easily! I've never sewn any kind of headgear. Also, because I won't be working with the usual materials (pleather or leather), I'll have to figure out a way to get the cap to hold its shape.

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  5. ElleSees.blogspot.comOctober 9, 2013 at 4:51 AM

    it's been super hot there, but luckily the mornings have been cool. i'll take it. but really i wanna wear my scarves!!

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  6. I'm looking forward to scarf weather too. :)

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