Saturday, July 27, 2013

Floral and Gingham

Howdy folks! I wore this to a party on a lovely, windy, Thursday afternoon. Sometimes mixing patterns seems tricky to me, but this flowered blouse went beautifully with this gingham skirt!
The weather has been absolutely beautiful here for the past few days, which is a godsend after the craziness that this summer has brought us weather-wise. (Working in outdoor theatre makes a person very concerned about the weather...doing a dance in a coat and hat in a Christmas scene when it's 90 degrees with 90% humidity is a real treat, let me tell you.)

Blouse: A shop in a mall in Belgium that I have forgotten the name of.
Skirt: Made by me (I found the fabric at Wal-Mart for a dollar a yard!)
Shoes: TJ Maxx

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

American Apparel (also, What Is A Hipster?)

In a patriotic ensemble, and without a headscarf! (You have only seen one, but I wear one four days a week... I'm getting a bit tired of them!)

Top: Why Louisville?
Skirt: My mother
Belt: Target
Bracelets: Who knows!
Shoes: Zappo's Outlet

Yesterday I was at lunch with a group of friends and we were having a perfectly normal conversation when suddenly, things turned into a WITCH HUNT except instead of hunting witches they were hunting hipsters and I WAS THE HUNTED. Before I knew it, I was on trial and the evidence being used against me was along the lines of "You sew your own clothes!" "You are currently wearing a scarf on your head like a turban!" "You constantly take pictures!" "You go to vintage stores!"
I have never considered the fact that I might be a hipster... I have always just sort of quietly made fun of them like everyone else. Do these things make me a hipster? Have you ever been accused of being a hipster? Did you object to it? What does being a hipster mean to you?

Despite my protests that I was not, in fact, a hipster, when I went grocery shopping last evening I found a water bottle thing that looked like a Mason jar and felt inexplicably compelled to buy it... Maybe there IS a little hipster in me.