Kermit-y Day

There was someone feeling green in my family. I spoke too soon about that stomach bug being gone. Son#1 stayed home today. He beat the record for most up-chucks in a day :(

Kermit Day

This is dressing for slightly bloated comfort ;o)
Sweater :: Old Navy
T shirt :: Old Navy
Jeans :: Forever21
Shoes :: Old Navy
Grinch Bag used to carry snacks/lunch/travel teacup/sometimes knitting :: Target ;o)

Kermit Day

Kermit Day

Time to dye that bleached section blue, again.

Kermit Day

This look was also comfy for a quick garment district run to Pacific Trimming for Archer buttons.
Bought #buttons for my #Archer shirt from pacific Trimming. Two choices. Will they motivate me to finish??  #garment #district #newyork #nyc #sewcialist
Of course, I didn’t have the fabric with me. DOH!
Here is a better pic of them, together with the fabric.

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And a picture I didn’t even realize I snapped! Lol

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WOMAN, PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN ONCE IN A WHILE!!

You were all so awesome in your thread selection and take it in, let it out advice. So, I’ll ask you, what do you think?
Blue-ish? Or, pewter-pearl-ish?
Consider this a #sewicialist community Archer! LOL

Off-Duty Threads

These pictures are a more accurate representation of what I look like on a daily basis. This is what I look like “off duty”, when I’m not going to work, that is. Though, this is sometimes a work look, too ;o)
The girl twin asked to snap these on the way home from school.

Off Duty Threads

Handmade Hat :: Felicity
Scarf :: Thrifted
Nine West Jacket :: Thrifted ($10!!)
Jeans :: Old Navy (Sweetheart fit)
Sneakers :: MIA via Marshalls ($40)

I’m wearing a Brooklyn College Film Department t-shirt (with the neck cut off) and my Sean John cardigan, underneath. It’s soooo warm! It’s also a perfect replacement for a million year-old Old Navy zip-up that is faded and thread bare in places. It always makes me laugh to see how my lips completely disappear without lipstick, lol

Off Duty Threads

I really love these sneakers! I’m so glad I got them for me and my daughter. The jacket was a pretty great find, too. I also picked up a leather Benetton blazer that day for $10. These jeans are the Sweetheart fit from Old Navy. I must have lost a few lbs because these were practically squeezing the life out of me a couple weeks ago. That orange dress from the last post was also on the too small list.

Bodies can be so weird!

I only have to throw some steak in the oven for dinner tonight (I made a TON of chicken yesterday for my fried bird loving children) so that frees up some Archer sewing time. I hope to post about that, and some really cool podcasts/sites/people I’ve found recently, soon!

Pride & Prejudice & New Kicks

Pride & Prejudice & New Kicks

P&P Tee :: Brookish on Etsy
Jeans :: Old Navy
Belt :: Gap
Sneakers :: Mia via Marshalls ($30!!)

Pride & Prejudice & New Kicks

Wearing one of my fave tees!! And the first new sneakers I’ve had in a long time. I really like them!! Best part, I’m footwear twins with my big girl! I’m so pleased that she still likes to match with me ;o)

#mother #daughter #sneaker day. She still likes to match with me. How long will that last??

She wore the shirt she made with it, too. It was the same outfit I choose in my mind when I saw these! My GOD, she has grown up SO much since that picture!

I’m wearing a new lippy, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in “Smitten”, in the pics above. I took these after we’d come home from dinner at my MIL’s house, it’s usually a bit darker than it looks here. I brought it home in a nice small-ish haul from Target the other day. I was looking for a winter coat (my Fu*#$ng zipper is BROKEN) in February. You know, when they start putting out spring stuff. It was such a harrowing experience, I needed a pick me up, lol

#makeup #shopping at the #drugstore cause I'm fancy like that :0) @maybelline @askelf @revlon

Apparently, I need a class in gel liner application. I had very comical raccoon eyes after my first attempt with that little ass brush. I’ll have plenty of time to practice if the coming storm shuts the city down….I’d better go grocery shopping in the morning.

It’s still Sew Grateful Week, so I’d like to say, again, how awesome you all are! You’ve been leaving me such lovely comments on my posts! I love to read what you write and I love all of the quotes and book suggestions coming in! I’m going to put them in a post after the contest is over. Speaking of which…

Don’t forget, you have until

MIDNIGHT TOMORROW 2/8/13 TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!! CLICK THIS LINK TO ENTER A COMMENT ON THAT PAGE

Pinterest Inspo :: Unexpected Brown

Today’s work look is quite unexpected and can be wholly credited to pinning things on Pinterest. I never thought I’d pair a black dress with black (opaque) tights. I NEVER thought I’d wear brown shoes again! And I CERTAINLY never thought I wear brown shoes with so much black!!

Furthermore, I never thought I’d like it so much!

What I Wore :: 1.15.13 Dress :: Old Navy Tights :: Duane Reade
Belt :: Gap
Shoes :: Amazon.com

What I Wore :: 1.15.13

I bought this dress on sale at Old Navy. I’ve had approximately forever and this is the first time I’ve worn it.
It always felt a bit short. With these super opaque tights, I felt really comfy in it.

What I Wore :: 1.15.13

I think I bought this belt, along with 4 or 5 others, over 15 years ago. This brown matches almost nothing in my wardrobe because I’m not a huge fan of the color.

These boots might be changing that.

What I Wore :: 1.15.13

This look is not a literal translation of any one thing that I’ve pinned. But I can say, with certainty, that I would not have looked twice at footwear this color if not for the stylish ladies on my Me Style This Look board!

Pinterest Inspo :: Unexpected Brown

Autumn Days in Summer

I’m not sure what’s happening, but here in NYC we’ve totally had fall weather smack dab in the middle of the summer. You won’t catch me complaining. I was ready for the cool down, but I could do without the rain. Anyway, the chilly morning air made it possible to wear a recently thrifted top that I was saving for the real fall that will show up before we know it.

Top :: Ann Taylor
Jeans & Shoes & Sweater :: Old Navy
Purse & Belt :: Forever21

Pics one and three taken by the girl twin ;o)

I got that Ann Taylor beauty for $4.00 from my favorite store, Domsey’s. Though, The Urban Jungle might give it a run for the money. Thanks to an Instagram exchange with Ms. Dear Golden herself, I am CERTAIN that the dark colored dress from yesterday’s post IS from the 1940s!! I doubt I’d find anything like that, there!

Color. Stripes. Maxi.

What I Wore :: 7.9.12

What I Wore :: 7.9.12
What I Wore :: 7.9.12
Dress :: Old Navy
Purse :: Coach
Sandals :: Forever21
Photos taken by my oldest son ;p

Early morning kid related running around. Super tired, but glad that we missed the rain. I hope our luck holds out at pick up time.

Dust Yourself Off and Try Anyway

The "Undefeated" Ensemble
One day last week, I set my alarm to wake up early(ish) to sew. Only to discover that my machine was BROKEN!!! It must have happened while my sister was trying to make a skirt last week. I hadn’t touched it since then. I’m sure if there was ever a group of people who could understand how I felt when I made this discovery, it’s you all.

I managed to reach epic levels of sadness and disappointment so rapidly that I, literally, felt sick to my stomach. Sewing, crafting, creating is my relaxation. My guaranteed feeling of accomplishment when nothing else in my life is certain. Though I felt pathetic to be so upset about my inability to sew for a while, I was genuinely crushed. I wasted the entire day grouching from bed and watching bad TV. Thankfully, I have incredibly understanding children that possess the skill to entertain one another. And wait semi-patiently for dinner.

I found the determination to hand sew the hem on the shorts and think of a project and fabric match that could be made entirely on my serger. Drape Drape no.12 and the only red, white or blue jersey in my stash combined to make it possible to have a project for this week. And to feel like I won the battle I’ve fought with myself my entire life, not to give up so easily.

The Facts |Red, White & Blue Challenge
Fabric | Some kind of slubby  jersey blend, Old Navy cropped pants that have been, mercifully, shortened. I’m not too proud to admit that they never really looked that great on me.
Patterns | Pattern no.12 from the Japanese pattern book, Drape Drape
Year | Current.
Notions | Thread, only.
Time to complete | About an hour. The shorts were super easy, I hemmed them by hand. The top was fast because I didn’t hem or bind anything. I serged it together and finished the neck and armholes on the serger, too.
First worn | Out and about with my family. We visited my granny (her bday is today, Independence Day), went to the park to play (and take pics) and then back home.
Wear again? | Yes, but I may shorten the top. I don’t like that is-she-wearing-a-REALLY-short-dress-or-a-long-top look. I also cut it with the stretch running vertically (that was the only way the pattern fit), so it grew as the day went on.
Total price | Let’s call it free. The white was a scrap and the pants were saved from the trash pile and bought years and years and years ago.

Hopefully, I will have a new machine soon. I might even make it in time for next week’s challenge. I’m working on a contingency plan. Just in case.

More pictures, taken by my daughter, here.