5 weeks ago
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
This is not at all fashion related, but I think fun nonetheless. My sister and I are both teachers and we had a snow day today because we got about 8 inches of snow last night. We took the opportunity to trudge through the snow to the dog park nearby where our puppies were able to play for a good two hours.
Then, we came home and showered them. Because my puppy has hair like humans and not fur, he get snowballs like the ones seen above that will not melt on their own.
After a nice hot, rejuvenating shower we made homemade nachos and cheese fries and watched movies. It was a pretty lovely day, in the end.
Matt Pond PA- Snow Day
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Today was one of those supremely perfect days. My sister and I went shopping before we head to San Antonio/Austin next weekend. My sister wanted to get some fun clothes so that we can enjoy the music scene of Austin and the Riverwalk scene of San Antonio.
Fortunately (or unfortunately), I found some things too despite my need to save for the trip itself (I'm on a mission for a really antique-looking turquoise ring bracelet). We went several places and then ended up in downtown Littleton where we ventured into The Chocolate Therapist's outpost (since she's remodeling), enjoyed a nice foray into a spice shop, and ended the day with a belini and chocolate chip scone with Devonshire cream and strawberry jam.
I'll try to get some pictures up of the things I bought.
Frank and Nancy Sinatra- Something Stupid
Blouse: Thrifted from Saver's
Boots: Forever 21
Necklace: Vintage from Ball Park Flea Market
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
So, I've been thinking about my absence on the blog and I've realized it can be attributed to a rather complex, but general feeling of blah.
I began running about two months ago on a pair of really old shoes. Needless to say, injury occured and I was struggling to walk on my left foot and ankle. I was forced to wear flats for about two weeks straight, icing my foot and ankle in the evening and avoiding exercise. I gained weight. Not a ton, but certainly enough to make me feel unattractive.
Furthermore, the last two times I've gone to get my hair done, my hair has dealt with some serious breakage up near the roots for the very first time. I have all these short hairs at the base of my neck, around my forehead, and on my part.
This has made me feel completely yucky.
I really battled with posting this on the blog, as I am all about the empowerment of women in general and plus sized women in particular.
However, I also think that it is important that we as a fashion blogging community are honest with ourselves-- our whole selves.
I don't know how long this will last (especially since I have been sick since Sunday), but I think that being open about my frustrations will air out some of my issues and allow me to move on and enjoy blogging again.
I will continue to post when I feel up for it and, by the way, I appreciate those of you who are continuing to check my blog.
Friday, March 12, 2010
I’ve wanted to try this outfit out for months now, but never had either the proper weather or the guts. I still don’t have the guts, as I couldn’t take it outdoors but I feel emboldened.
I've wanted to try this outfit out for months now, but never had either the proper weather or the guts. I still don't have the guts, as I couldn't take it outdoors but I feel emboldened.
Dress: Go International Target
Top Hat: Ebay
Gloves: Lingerie store in Fort Collins, CO
This was the outfit that I wore on Monday when my students asked me why I was wearing gang colors.
Dress: Plato's Closet
Shoes: Alice + Olivia for Payless
Sunglasses: Plato's Closet
Rings: overstock.com and verameat.com
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
This outfit is from Saturday. I felt so sexy in it, but realized that I needed to shave my legs (this slightly skimpy dress leaves quite the trail of leg). I was staying at my parents house, so I had to use a horrible razor and dry shave. This is the reason for the bleeding knee in the pictures. I kept trying to stop the blood, but now I rather like the effect.
Dress: Faith 21
Blazer: Thrifted from garage sale
Necklace: My grandmother's
Sunglasses: Plato's Closet
Clutch: Vintage from parkerhawn.com
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
So, I am very sorry for having abandoned the blog. The past two weeks have been a series of wacky events that have prohibiting me from taking photos. I lost my tripod, then I couldn't find my camera for a few days, then I had a foot injury that rendered me a cripple in ankle supporting flats, and finally I left all my uploading equipment for photos at work. So ridiculous!
Skirt: Norwegianwood on etsy
Sweater: Thrifted from Saver's
Brooch: My great grandmother's
Hat: Miscusi on etsy