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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring forgot to come out today

I was really excited to wear my new dot tights, so I actually planned my outfit around them. And then I went outside and was shocked to find icy air in my lungs -- it was below freezing today! Here I was thinking I could just wear my blazer - with the sleeves cuffed no less - and be fine! But no, it had to be cold, and I had to decide that I was not going to change or put on boots or do something sensible like that. So I went about my day and by the time I got home I was fairly certain that I would never again feel my toes.

Dot tights and lace cammies

While waiting to thaw out, I finished my One Pearl Button sew-along project, the Marie pleated skirt. I don't know how everyone else fared, but I had to shorten this skirt so much!!!
I also took a very different route than suggested with fabric choice. Heavy weight fabrics were recommended, but I went with a relatively thin stretchy knit. From past experience, I know that bottoms are 100x more comfortable when they have some stretch to them. I made a pair of pants once, (really pretty milk chocolate brown with gold pinstripes) that I never, ever wear because they are not terribly comfortable to sit in, but they fit so perfectly when I was standing.

Marie Skirt Complete!

When I finished, I attempted a Cookie Splash photo. There are some rather impressive cookie splash photos out there, and mine is kind of blah in comparison. I guess I have a new mission.

Cookie splash


After I finished throwing oreos into my coffee, I drank what was left in the cup, and Chloe took care of the floor for me!

26 comments:

La fille d'or said...

I love this outfit- really, why can't the weather just cooperate?

How did you learn how to sew? I am jealous
: ) I pretty much did miserably in the sewing part of my 7th grade home-ec class!

janeCanCan said...

I love the tights. I could never go through below freezing air with that outfit though. Its great though. I love it!

{ I V Y } said...

this is so gorgeous, i love your tights!

A.Co said...

YAYYYYY black dot tights! They look great!

And how swee at your for finding some on eBay and commenting with the link for me?! THANK YOU! :)

A.Co @ www.acoest1984.blogspot.com

A.Co said...

PS - nice work on the 'splash' photo! Cool!

ROBINE said...

Nice outfit and pictures!
Looks amazing

xx Robine

Romany said...

I adore that purple shirt/green skirt outfit! Beautiful colour combination.
Romany
xx
p.s. mmm that coffee looks goooood.

fashion geek said...

where do you get thouse stockings I want them... xoxo fashion geek

Amy said...

Ahhh your skirt looks awesome! I'm a bit behind, I've got to finish it today I think, I want to show it off! Love the cookie splash photo...I wonder if my puppy would help me out with the cleaning too...

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

those tights are rad! i've been craving some dotted tights of my own recently.

Abbey said...

Spring forgets to come out most days. Stupid weather.
Nice cookie splash photo! I'd like to try that sometime; looks like fun :)

I'm being bad and posting this comment at work, haha.

Viva La Fashion said...

those tights are so adorable! :D

Ali said...

Ahhh, the weather is SO awkward! :( It's unfortunate. At least you look super cute, I like your tights and your skirt so much. :D :D <3 plus your cookie splash photo is so awesome, I've gotta try that.

Eyeliah said...

oh no!! that happens to me sometimes, when I go out to take the pictures it is way too cold for the outfit I planned on wearing (and I'm leaving the house in the next 10 minutes!!). I've wanted polka dot tights for so long now, they are so chic and add the extra bit of femininity.

Audrey J. said...

you look so pretty! i love the project, amazing colors!!! And well i might be trying to do that soon (the cookie splashing into a glass of something xD)....

wonderfelle said...

I just bought some dot tights myself, love them! I happen to think the splash photo is just great too!

Krislyn said...

LOL. you seriously crack me up. i love your cookie splash photo. the dotted tights are a great touch to the outfit! love this.

Eri said...

Hi ,

Thanks so much for stopping by and for yor kind message.
Great shoes, I love the their style!

The Urban Fashion Gal said...

I love that pleated skirt, so chic! Magenta and lime green go together so well.
-theurbanfashiongal.com

A.Co said...

!!!! You put me on your blog roll! Yipee! Thank you! :D I feel special, Lyddie! :)

A.Co est. 1984

Shop T.O. Live said...

Wow. I never knew about Cookie Splash art, but some of those pics are fantastic. I think you got a nice artsy splash (sometimes subtle is better!).

ShopTOLive.ca

akaCola said...

you look cute...sometimes i guess you sacrifice being prepared for the weather when it comes to being fashionable...but the cookie splashing photo is very cool!!

Kelly said...

Aw your dog is adorable! Thankfully it's my dog who helps me dress appropriately...she has to pee first thing in the morning, so I get a chance to go out and get a feel for the weather before I get dressed.

Also, I have never seen those cookie splash photos, but they're awesome! Yours is awesome too. This sounds weird but I could totally see it being on istockphoto!

avalonne said...

Whoa your splash photo is pretty damn good. Hehe. How fun! I might attempt that sometime, if you don't mind :) You look so sophisticated and lovely in the first photo!

Pia said...

love that cookie splash photo!!! and you look lovely as always :)

MsHark said...

I LOVE those polka dot tights!

steph