I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned it on the blog, but I worked at Cold Rock up until a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately the store I worked at closed down, so I'm now unemployed, and relying on 'pocket money' (at the age of nineteen...) and my dwindling savings account.
This has left me in a real pickle when it comes to my constant cravings for new things to wear and definitely forced me to evaluate what I've got in my closet and find new ways of wearing the things I already own.
I've also started to get back into sewing, and I've got a few DIY ideas up my sleeve. Essentially, I don't necessarily need anything, as I have plenty of clothes, but what I'm trying to do is decide what I really want for winter, so I don't end up overspending or buying things that won't be used.
So, lo-and-behold, my word and photo dribble on how I'm planning to get through the season with food on the table (lol jks my parents still provide that for me):
Schuman posted a photo of this amazing Julien David net top with the caption: "It could layer over almost anything ... and help take that item/look to another level ... for the home sewers this seems like an easy add." Many, many of the dresses I've tried to sew myself have looked very promising at the bodice-and-sleeves-completed stage, but wound up ill-fitting by the time they're finished. I'd really like to try using the top part of a shift dress pattern, perhaps slightly oversized, to construct a similar top using some cheap netting. I can see this working really well over basic jumpers, t-shirts, Breton tops, singlets, dresses... anything really. This piece really simplifies layering, because it's see-through, you're not adding any bulk at all, but it's definitely interesting and eye-catching.
My mother will probably scream at me for this given my whinging and complaining about growing out my fringe, but I'm seriously considering getting bangs cut back in. My hair has finally gotten to the stage where I can reasonably call it 'long', and I've found products that have helped with my truly irritating frizziness problem, so I feel like my hair is 'ready', if you will, to have an actual style, rather than just being something I stick back in a ponytail every day.
Anyway, there's my brain explosion for today - I hope you're having a good one!