Monday, January 30, 2012

Lastest Obsession

My latest obsession is with collar pin/bars. Lately I've been wearing more collared shirts for work and have been looking for ways to spruce up my outfits.  These pins would be perfect for just that.

Source: Asos

Thursday, January 26, 2012

What I wore today

Today was my first day back to school for the Spring semester.  I have been dreading this day because I am not ready to go back to all the homework and assignments I will have to do, not to mention no more sleeping in.  Hopefully I can spend more time this weekend to complete some sewing projects; I won't have the time to do so until summer so gotta get it out of my system. Here is the outfit I wore for class today (terribly quality, yes):

Costa Blanca blouse from Burlington Coat Factory
Grey wool jumper-thrifted
Marc for Marc Jacobs watch-Nordstrom (bday gift last year from the bf)
Aldo suede ankle boots

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Elephants & Giraffes

Latest project using pattern Simplicity 2612 from the Project Runway line.  I used the short length and long sleeve. 
Changes made to the pattern: Changed the front from a button-down to a pull-on shirt.  Instead of the collar, I made a tie front using same fabric.  
Total cost: $2.00 (for fabric from Walmart)

When I finished sewing up this top, I was initially unhappy with it.  I felt the purple color was too light to be flattering on me and the shape was just boxy all over.  However, after playing around, mixing it with other items in my closet, I've found this shirt to be much more appealing and good for layering.

Here I am heading out of the movies wearing my new shirt.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012!

This New Year's Eve, I spent the night at home with the boyfriend.  We drank lychee sake martinis and watched "You got served" on Netflix and I fell asleep halfway through.  I woke up refreshed this morning and made jaeyook bokum and jajangmyun for us.

I don't really do resolutions because I am very bad at keeping them but my goals for this year are to continue my schooling, continue learning more techniques in sewing, and to take more photos.