Sunday, September 17, 2017

What I'm Listening To: Sia- To Be Human feat. Labrinth

I did it! I finally saw DC's Wonder Woman movie. I think I was putting it off because I was afraid it would disappoint like the previous DC superhero films (Batfleck- I'm referring to you), but IT WAS AWESOME! So this week, I'm listening to Sia's song To Be Human from the Wonder Woman soundtrack to re-live Wonder Woman's badassery. Enjoy!


Sunday, September 3, 2017

What I'm Listening To: Skatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)

Are any of you watching Master of None on Netflix starring Aziz Ansari like I am? Well, I was just watching an episode during season 2 (episode 4 'First Date', if you must know) which features the 90's classic Skatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop) and I CANNOT get it out of my head. So...your welcome :-)


Friday, September 1, 2017

Fall Fashion Wishlist 2017

Something Red


Something Red- Grenadine is the hot new red shade for fall, and while I find the color red to be seriously flattering and empowering, my closet is in dire need of some pops of red. I'm envisioning red pants with neutral shirts, red tanks under my neutral sweaters and blazers and maybe a red button down to wear to work.

Velvet Underground





Velvet Underground- What goes around comes around, and velvet fabric is back on trend this fall. I just love the softness of this fabric, and envision wearing velvet blouses, blazers and accessories in late fall through the holiday session.

To the Max




To the Max- Maxi dresses can be worn now while the temperatures are still warm, and paired with blazers, jackets and cardigans to be worn in the chillier months. I'm on the hunt for a subtle floral print dress that's not too girly.

Monday, August 28, 2017

What I'm Listening To: HAIM- Want You Back

The sisters, Haim, are back with a new album and some new catchy songs. Check out "Want You Back". It'll make you want to have a dance party on the street with your own gal pals.

Monday, August 21, 2017

What I'm Listening To: Eilen Jewell "Rio Grande"

My husband recently traveled to the deep south and returned with a new found love for southern rock and roll. Check out the song "Rio Grande" by Eilen Jewell. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

What I'm Listening To: Christine and the Queens- "IT"

Hello friends! Good to see you again! Did you all catch the final season of Girls on HBO earlier this year? It's definitely worthy of a summer binge watching session. At the end of one of the episodes in season 5, they played a song by French singer/ songwriter Heloise Letissier, aka. Christine and the Queens, that's been stuck in my head ever since. Check out the live performance of "IT" by Christine and the Queens below. 


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

December 2016/ January 2017 Reading List

Fiction
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling One of my regrets about living in England was that I was unable to score tickets to score tickets to a West End performance for this play. So I was thrilled when my BFF loaned me a copy of her book and I love, Love, LOVED it!

Dietland by Sarai Walker This book came recommended from the PussyHatProject website as something to listen to while knitting. This book definitely has 2 distinct phases: initially it's a funny satire/ comedy about the beauty industry and the media that covers it; and later it becomes a dark, twisted dark comedy following a mock- feminist terrorist group. This book might not be for everybody, but I enjoyed the ride.

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon I'll admit that I am a childless adult who still enjoys reading the occasional children's book now and then. I was familiar with David Shannon's "David" series from the times I worked in elementary schools, so one night when I was having trouble sleeping I decided to check out the audio version of A Bad Case of Stripes. While the story line was fun, I did miss the fun illustrations. Next time I'll stick to the print version.

Jubilee by Patricia Reilly Giff This is a young adult story about a girl named Jubilee who is selectively mute. This is a story about friendship and coming of age- good qualities for any young adult reader, it just wasn't very memorable to this adult reader.

Non-fiction


Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher I literally started listening to the audio version of this book the day before she passed away. This book is adapted from Fisher's one woman show and filled with hilarious essays, memories and anecdotes about her life in Hollywood. I looked forward to listening this on my commute to and from work. It was a sad reminder of the talent the world lost.

The Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Kizhnik I'd heard a lot about supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but I didn't really understand just how much of a badass she is until I picked up this book. I have so much more respect and adoration for her now.

Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou This book was recommended from Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf Book Club and I'm so glad that I picked it up. I knew a little bit about Maya Angelou from her appearances on Oprah, but girrrl (or boyyy as the case may be)...she has been through some shit! This is a memoir about Maya Angelou and her on again, off again, on again relationship with her mother. It was a short, quick read and I couldn't put it down.

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay This book came recommended by several book clubs and websites, so I checked out the audio version and now I want Roxane Gay to be my new BFF. This series of essays was well thought out, had humor, and got me thinking. I especially enjoyed her commentary on the Sweet Valley High book series.

Graphic Novels

Lumberjanes #14 & #15; Wonder Woman #4 & #5 
I am still enjoying these two series. In these two issues of the Lumberjanes, Jen finds herself lost in a snowstorm and the others try to find her. And in Wonder Woman 4 & 5 she must do battle with The First Born.

Monday, February 20, 2017

2017 Make Nine

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have already seen my 2017 Make Nine list- my list of what I intend to make this year. Last year I didn't complete any sewing projects and this year I hope to remedy that, but I also listed a few knitting projects as well. While I may venture off on some non-listed projects here and there, the intention is for this list to keep me focused when I'm between tasks. So far we're already a month and a half into 2017 and I've already completed 1 item on my list and made great progress on another. Stay tuned for updates in some future posts.

Top


1) Triangle Rib Scarf for the husband. It's done. I just need to photograph it. 

2) Red Tea House Dress by Sew House Seven 

3) Named Clothing's Kilo wrap dress with sleeves


Middle

4) I started my Moneta dress 2 years ago but have been scared to finish it. I'm hoping to finish it for the Moneta Party on Instagram on February 24-26th.

5) I'm in love with Lladybird's version of Agnes as a dress! 

6) I've had an abstract print fabric in my que for quite a while now just waiting to be made into pants such as Vogue's 9032.

 

Bottom

7) This featherweight cardigan will be perfect for spring.

8) I started knitting my Marion cardigan in 2014 but never finished it. 

9) This McCall's off-shoulder flutter sleeve (M7543)will keep me on trend this summer. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

What I'm Listening To: BANKS- Gemini Feed


Recently, I was browsing my library's online library during my daily commute to work, having finished listening to that week's audiobook selection en-route, when I stumbled across BANKS' album Goddess. I was already familiar with her song "Begging for Thread" so I decided to listen to the whole album AND IT WAS FANTASTIC! I highly recommend you check out her full album, and check out the video for the album's first track, "Gemini Feed", above. Spoiler alert: she literally has gems for eyes!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Feel the Burn: How to Incorporate Flame Into Your Wardrobe

Last week I shared with you my color palette for Spring/ Summer 2017 including my neutrals, near-neutrals and statement colors which included one of PANTONE's Spring 2017 picks: Flame.

Feel the Burn

You can pair off Flame with dozens of colors to incorporate it into your outfit. Here are a few colors that pair nicely with Flame.

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