Searching the world for what's right here

Today was a happy day.
This morning I found my lost flower ring, in the pocket of the cardigan I had on last time I wore the ring. I love that I crawled around the floor with a flashlight and a yard stick without ever once thinking to check there.
Then I saw that la fille d'or gave me an award.
Then I came home and saw that my pre-shopping ban F21 package had arrived.
Then I got free ice cream at Ben and Jerry's, since it was free cone day. Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz is awesome.
Even though it was nonstop rain all day and I had to take photos inside, tomorrow promises sun again!

For my Forever 21 purchases, I thought I could show you model vs reality.

Pocket Front Knit Skirt, $9.80 - Lucky Mag made me suddenly feel the need to get a bright pink skirt. And Now that I look at Forever 21's web site, I think this skirt was from the kids section (since when do they even have a kids section??). Either way, this skirt is quite short!

Cropped Knit Cardigan, $14.90 - This was the most expensive item I got, and I don't know that it's really worth it. "Great for layering" actually means tissue thin!

 Eternity Knot Belt, $8.80 - I've been wanting one of these ever since I used one in an Outfit Under $100 post. 

Jewel Anchor Necklace, $5.80 - If you didn't notice this before, you will now: When I find an accessory I like, I tend to keep buying different versions of it, which is why I have three layered chain necklaces, three bird necklaces, and three pairs of fireball earrings. So now I have two anchor necklaces.

I also got a pair of sheer black dot tights, since I feel like everyone else has them and I was getting jealous!

So, for the Sugar Doll Award, I have to share ten things about myself. Well...
(1)My job occasionally requires me to be a hand model. Mostly for instruction manuals, but I'm in the catalog too.
(2)In high school I found out about Final Fantasy and soon became an addict. (3)Eight is my all time favorite, because I am a huge romantic, but Ten has the best costumes.
(4)Of course when I found out that there were such things as anime conventions where people dressed up as Final Fantasy characters (among others) I started making costumes. (5)I have 20, and have won three awards.
(6)I have never moved.
(7)I love the ocean, but don't really like the beach.
(8)In movies, I cry more if a dog dies than a person.
(9)I believe there is more good in the world than bad, and that most people really do want to be kind and considerate and helpful, even to a complete stranger. (10)I really love photography, and want so badly to become very good at it.

Now on to the next recipients:
the robins
The Small Fabric Of My Life


  1. : D YOu make costumes! THat is so amazing- yes, you have to get to Japan - I was so in awe of the clothes and costumes the girls wear in Tokyo. And, I'm the same way when a dog dies in a movie- I am a mess.

  2. HOly cow - you are so talented- your costumes are fantastic!

  3. Cute belt! I dont like how f21 kind of misguides the buyer into buying things that arent so great like the tissue thin cardigan or like this beanie I bought that was made for a dolls head. But they do have really cute stuff!

  4. gorgeous necklace!
    love your blog :D
    stop by some time xx

  5. Aww thanks! This is going to be a fun award, I'm already thinking about my answers! Btw, I completely agree with you about no. 10 - I tried photography in high school, but I was never that great at it (granted, I didn't put in a lot of effort, haha), but I love it so much, so I've made it my mission to improve.
    Yay for the mustard pants and red cammi! Glad you found your ring. ;)

  6. I love your costumes! You did a fantastic job with them.

    It's amazing how different things look in real life than on the F21 site. Good thing they usually look better - like the amazing belt!

    Hope you have another fantastic day!

  7. That skirt might be good on off days? I have trouble with skirts from F21 too.
    I love the necklace!
    And I'm so honored you gave me the award :)

  8. Ahh, F21 has such short skirts! Usually you just have to look at the measurements to see how long it is and go from there. F21 is hard to order skirts and dresses from online since you can't see how short they are (and the super skinny and tall models don't help!). I love your belt, though, and anchor necklace. At least not everything was disappointing!

    PS) Did you ever get that outfit I made for you? I posted it on one of your last posts and I wanted to make sure I did it right, haha. <3

  9. I have only recently started buying things online. I've always been hesitant for exactly the reason you mention - clothes never quite look and fit the same as on the model. It's totally hit or miss for me. The accessories, a total hit! My favorite is the anchor necklace - such a great nautical piece.

  10. That belt is my absolute favorite! Gorgeous statement piece!

  11. Congrats on the award ! I'm the same way... when I tried something on I like I tend to buy similar versions. Thx for your visit as always :) Mon Mode Blog

  12. that skirt is going to be really great for the summer, and I love anchors!

  13. I have to admit, I am anti F21. so happy you found your ring!! I love when things like this turn up. :-)

  14. I like the first of your 'Share Ten Things,' haha. I told my dad that my blog might be the start of a hand modeling career for him.

  15. Thanks so much for the award! I'd love to help you pick an outfit! How do you want to do it?

  16. Ahhhh! Okay, good, I was afraid maybe that post didn't go through or something. :) You look so cute and fabulous in that outfit, I feel so honored that you're wearing something I styled for you, hehe! <3

    && ohmygoodness! I love the outfit you made for me.. it's super super cute!! I'm surprised you made something so amazing out of the few outfits I had, thank you! I know what I'm wearing tomorrow. :))

  17. Very cute! I hate to spam, but I wanted to tell you that my blog birthday party continues with second giveaway. Come try your luck!

    juliet xxx

  18. Such a cute belt!

    And I'm the same way about animals in movies (not just dogs). Gets me every time!

    Cool costumes, too :)

  19. how lovely. the skirt is so pretty. you look great dear.


  20. YAY you found your ring! Awesome! Feels so good, I'm sure!

    Love that anchor necklace - soo nice. And great dot-tights! I'm looking for a black pair - any ideas? :)

  21. Lyddiegal - You look super hot and Madmen chic in that 2nd outfit with the high-waisted skirt! Love the eternity belt - gonna have to check my local store today for that one! And congrats on the award!

    xx Vivian @