Friday, October 22, 2010

Hair Itch

I don't know about most people, but I get a hair itch. That is, the itch to change my hair radically. Usually this results in a shockingly different hair cut or color. Last time I had the hair itch, I cut off my shoulder length hair to a shaggy, chin length bob. The problem with this hair itch is how much I want looooooong hair. I want long, sleek hair so much that I've considered extensions. However they are expensive. SO, I've decided I think I want to get rid of my layers, since they fray out weird, and just let it grow from there. Then I'll have long, even hair.

A quick wrap up.
I will probably look like this soon.

I will look like this eventually.

That is all :)
Love and Turtledoves,
*all pictures from weheartit*

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What I Love Today

In correspondence with Miss Gala Darling's Things I love Thursday, I thought I'd do one too! Why not spread the joy? ♥

I Love....

silly cats


slouchy beanies

Halloween! (candy, parties, costumes ectect!)

vintage shoes


What do you love?
Love and Turtledoves,
*all images courtesy of weheartit*

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pikmin + Zelda

Happy Monday everyone! I had a very relaxing last week, we only had three days of school and a four day weekend due to the end of the quarter. Hurraay! So Donny and I spent time on Friday, playing Pikmen and Zelda: Majora's Mask. He played Pikmen while I watched and then I played Zelda while he watched.

Then Saturday Lori Beth, my wonderful clarinet teacher/practically a sister, and I went down to LA's fashion district! It was like a seamstress' HEAVEN! Fabric from floor to ceiling in every store. At first we couldn't find any of the right fleece... then BAM 10 yards for 2.50! My fleece is 8 dollars at Joann's! I also bought 1 yard of tan suede, 1 yard of teal suede, 1.5 yards of faux fur (a sweet surprise in store for this!) , 3ish yards of darker grey fleece, 1.5 yards of fringe trim, and 1.5 yards of beaded trim. I never had such an amazing day when it comes to supplies. I cannot wait to go again!

And yesterday, after a clarinet lesson, my new friend Ebba came over. She's a foreign exchange student from Sweden and, as it turns out, is my mind twin. She came over and we got to know each other and pretty much laughed for four hours. I haven't had so much fun with a friend is soooo long, it was really refreshing. She is really a doll :)

And as for today I finished!! my Halloween costume and I'm going to make a Lovebot after maybe a nap. It's a great day to catch up on sleep and sewing and relax, I love Mondays!

What have you done this weekend? There is nothing I love more than a productive weekend :)
Love and Turtledoves,

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Perfect Shoe

Although I'm an Etsy seller and absolutely adore the site, I've only bought..... two things(?) from it. Three if you count showing Donny the kitten ring he brought me :). I just never thought to use the site I love and rely on so much. Until now.

I am addicted to Etsy browsing. I constantly look for cute vintage dresses, bags, and shoes. I found my bridesmaid dress for Kacey's wedding, an adorable yellow convertible dress, which is my favorite finding so far. I'm looking for my homecoming dress on Etsy. I'm hoping for something sweet and simple and am almost afraid to post the one I want because I don't want it to be snatched up! hehe I'm a paranoid shopper.

Tonight started a new Etsy browning obsession.... Shoes. Vintage Oxford shoes, specifically. I've decided I want oxfords in white, tan, and navy. Here are a few I ADORE so far.




Aren't they all so dreamy? I just love the look of the tan color, it matches my Cambridge satchel. I think it's my favorite color of leather.♥
What about you? What are your shopping or Etsy obsessions? I'd looove to know :)
Love and Turtledoves,

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vintage style ♥

Lately I've found two really great vintage dresses that I NEED to share. I thought I'd also share a few other vintage pieces I have, although I hardly wear them, haha. I love vintage but I need to work on my own body image first. I'm starting cheer soon and working on joining a gym so I can be healthier and happier.

This dress is a thrift store find. I thought it might have been a costume when I was in the store, but I knew I couldn't leave it behind. I felt like I saved it from the Salvation Army, and I'm really happy I found it. I'll be sure to post an outfit post as soon as I wear it. (I need a slip first haha!)

Donny and I found this dress when we were out thrifting, but it needs some fixing before I can wear it. I want to pull the collar together where the lapels end and put a navy band on the hem, it's SO short! I want to make it a bit more decent before I wear it. Also, what do I wear with it?! I have a blue belt, but what about shoes? tights? I'm at loss when it comes to navy.

This dress was my grandmothers, who I adooore. I had it hemmed to the length it is now, and my only problem is I don't have shoes for it yet or a belt. I think it would look good with tan sandals, or oxfords?, and a tan belt but I only have a thin tan belt and no tan shoes.

This jumpsuit was also my grandmothers, Nonnie is just the best. I have yet to wear it, but I do think it's darling. I only wish the fabric was thicker because it's pretty thin. Anyway, I think I would wear it with tan boots (under the pant leg) aaand a tan belt? I love the look of tan leather haha.

Yet another get addition from my wonderful Nonnie, it's a strapless jumpsuit with a short sleeve over shirt. I think I would wear it with brown sandals? Maybe a belt, I'm not sure yet. :) I'm new to this vintage, looks nothing like what kids wear now, kinda thing!

This jacket was a gift from my mom when we moved houses. Apparently it's from the 70's, according to her. I cut the fringe off of the sleeves, and I might cut it off the front and back but I'm not sure if that will ruin it. I just don't like the cowboy remarks I've gotten, haha.

I really hope to be able to break into the vintage style. Right now I feel awkward, especially since kids at my school asked if the blue striped dress was a "costume" :(. I envy the style of Elsiecake and Katie, who both completely rock the vintage look. I think someday I'll be more comfortable and be able to throw together some rad vintage looks!

Well I'm off to play video games with the mister!
Love and Turtledoves,

P.S. Cheer starts tomorrow, yesterday was canceled, I promise to tell you how it goes!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up

weheartit. Totally made me laugh.

This weekend hasn't been very productive, I've been feeling really under the weather. After my concert on Friday night, Donny and I went out to eat (really late.. bad decision) and I don't think my body digested it right. So I've had a really icky sicky weekend. On Saturday I took my SAT's for the second time and then spent a lot of time with Donny, which was nice since I feel so gross. And today I had a lesson, went shopping, and spent a lot of time with my feet up, trying to let my body work itself out. I'm just trying to drink a lot of water and relax, since I'm prone to stress out and make it worse.

Well hopefully tomorrow will be better, since cheer starts tomorrow! I'll let you know :)
Love and Turtledoves,

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Productive Thursday

Happy Thursday, everyone! Today I am home working hard on catching up. I've done a lot of cleaning, the bathroom really needed it. I've been so busy with school and yearbook, among a million other things, that I haven't had time to catch up on my sewing or cleaning! Today was just the perfect day for me to work.

First I managed to make a curly mess of my hair, which I love. I twisted sections of my hair and then put them into little buns, pinned, and let them dry/blew them dry. It's really frizzy but I feel like a lion.

Here's my little sewing helper, she was there so long I forgot she was even there! haha Oh wait.. she still is there! My bad.

Here is the one of the products of my sewing today. I made a tiny dinosaur for Lori's newlywed friends, the pink is part of the bridesmaid dress and there are green accents. I really hope Lori adores it, I worked very hard on it. I'll post better pictures when I can, it really is adorable if I say so my self. ♥

Well, I have to go play clarinet! And finish watching the Sound of Music (my favorite movie).
Love and Turtledoves,

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

An Ode To Tights

Dear Tights,
How I have missed you. I apologize for hating you when I was a little girl, I was young then, naive. I didn't see how absolutely comfortable you are. I thought you were itchy and uncomfortable, but now like a second skin. I am so happy the weather is freezing and I can wear you everyday, from polka dots to plaid, to flowers, I love you all. Today I love you plaid black tights with a simple black dress, maybe polka dots tomorrow. There is nothing I love more than a cute dress and a pair of tights, I hope the weather permits I can wear you more often ♥. And maybe add a few more to the family .
Please never leave my heart.
Love and Turtledoves,
Ps. I'm really busy, so sorry!
I miss being orderly.