Whoooo… I… started this post, and then I got distracted, and now I’m finally publishing it. Better late than never, right? And as far as I’m concerned, cardinals are seasonal at least into February…
Because I cannot resist a theme or a last-minute project, I decided on the 23rd that I totally had enough time to make a new dress for Christmas. I found this cardinal print cotton by Cotton + Steel in the fabric store in the morning, and by the evening I’d managed to put together a new dress!
I hope you and yours are having a wonderful holiday season. I managed to convince Doug to put on one of my novelty music sweaters for our Christmas photo this year (sadly/fortunately, the sweater is too short for him to actually wear, so it’s mine the rest of the time). We’ve sung many services, opened many presents, and eaten many treats, and I even made myself a new dress for Christmas which I’ll be sharing later in the week!
It’s kind of outrageous, but I’ve apparently been writing this blog for eight years as of Friday! Sure, it’s changed purposes once and changed hosting twice, but I’ve been attempting to care for and feed a blog fairly regularly since 2010.
Hello! It’s me, I’m back with another shoe review!
I got the Aspen boots from Royal Vintage Shoes at the same time as my other purchases, but the fall weather wasn’t really motivating me to wear them. But when we went to visit my granddad in Wisconsin for Thanksgiving, I figured they’d be the perfect wear-with-everything shoe to bring along for the trip.
It’s no secret that one of my favorite flavor combinations is chocolate and mint. When my husband’s cousins were in town to visit, they invited us go with them to the locally famous Langham’s Chocolate Buffet, and I knew I had to come up with an appropriately chocolate-themed ensemble.
One of the vintage items that was on my wishlist for quite some time was a two-piece sweater and skirt set. Sometimes in the winter you just want to wear a full-body sweater, and look good doing it.
It took me quite a while to find something in both my size and my budget—my large hips mean finding anything with a narrow skirt that fits both my upper and lower halves is tricky. Fortunately, knits are stretchy, and I was eventually able to snag this set in the most delightful shade of green from Lucky Dry Goods on Instagram.
Now that Rhinebeck has come and gone, it seems like I am long overdue showing you what I made with my yarn from lastRhinebeck! I actually finished it last winter (when these photos were taken) but kept putting off blogging about it. Last year I had much less of a plan going in, and managed to come out with only a single sweater’s worth of yarn.
There comes a time in the fall when a knitter’s mind turns to thoughts of Rhinebeck. The New York Sheep & Wool Festival is one of those fiber-crafts events that I had read about for almost as long as I’ve been knitting, but never thought I’d attend since it was on the other side of the country. And then I moved to the other side of the country and forgot all about it until last year, when I made a very impulsive and last-minute decision to go.
This year I planned a little better, and when I realized I had a partially completed 1890s cycling sweater on the needles, I knew what I was going to be trying to finish for my Rhinebeck Sweater.
Sometimes, you need a fancy dress. Sometimes you need that dress to be fancy enough to go out for dinner and a show but not quite so fancy that you can’t wear it all day. Sometimes, you accidentally purchase just such a dress because you underestimated its fanciness from the listing photos.
I was on the fence about ordering these, because suede is a little harder to maintain than smooth leather and I don’t wear brown a ton, but I had decided to consign my older pair of brown shoes from Royal Vintage because slingbacks and I aren’t friends so I figured it would be good to have something available.