Friday, January 16, 2015

This online slang dictionary says it's short for "amazing." Or it's a club drug made from a tooth whitener. Either way you win.

Heeeeeeey it's Friday! Has this week not lasted, like, a MONTH?! I mean, seriously? It may have felt this way because it was another week of all-day meetings, and another week with two days sequestered in a central London basement. I really struggled to get through this week - it was such a slog - so getting to Friday felt like a minor triumph. Of course I celebrated by buying shoes. This is me, after all. Tonight Nic and I are making potato and rosemary pizza (because: omg) and watching Fast And Furious. I'm all about Vin Diesel at the moment, it would seem.

Anyway, that's the craic there. It hasn't been a bad week, just an exhausting one. The very cold weather isn't helping much. I think the mild weather lulled me into a false sense of security because I am NOT enjoying the cold at all. We haven't even had snow in Leamington but I am more than ready for the spring. Those shoes I bought today were more sandals, obviously. If you've been reading this blog for any length of time you'll know I don't really do sensible winter clothes, although mostly I get by with layering up and wearing tights. I made this dress back in November when it was still pretty mild, but didn't get around to photographing it today, when it was not.

Stone Flower dress - By Hand London Kim bodice and skirt from Deer and Doe Belladone dress, worn with Irregular Choice 'Abigail's Party' boots

If this fabric looks familiar, it's because it's the same as I made the Ankara dress from in July last year. I had around two metres of the fabric left and, pretty soon after making my second Belladone dress I hit on the idea of adding the skirt to a different bodice. This is mainly because, while I usually tend towards a fuller skirt, I really loved how the skirt of the Belladone looked and how quick it was to sew.

Here's a picture of me looking goofy as fuck with my hands in my pockets. SQUEE POCKETS etc etc

I have very little to say about this bodice/skirt combination. They work well together, I think, and I think this would work really well as a party dress with a fancier fabric than this cotton. It was really too cold to be wearing this dress today, but I was able to wear it when the weather was still mild and it'll keep now until spring.

In fairness, I'll probably wear it with a cardigan in warmer weather. I wear cardigans about 95% of the time. I'm wearing one now. Oh, and these are my other glasses. Again, I like how they look in real life - the frames are a really bright blue - but I just cannot get used to how I look in photographs with my glasses on. Still, you know, being able to see is pretty sweet.

Also, I can't believe I haven't worn these on the blog yet, but check out my sensible winter boots:

I tried to buy sensible flat boots, I really did. No, that's a lie, I totally didn't. I kept seeing how amazing Lucy Liu looked in ankle boots as Joan Watson in Elementary - which, if you haven't watched it, you totally should - so I bought these sequinned ones with ribbon laces. I have wellies too, though, for if the weather gets really bad. Stripy ones, because I couldn't find sparkly ones.

Right, look, it's Friday night. I need to go and make pizza. Happy weekend, everybody!