What's Making Me Laugh- The SNL Ladies Perform 'First Got Horny 2 U'

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Last weekend the ladies of SNL performed a song reminiscent of 90s boy band videos all about their first celebrity crushes...and it was hilarious. Check out the video of the SNL women performing "First Got Horny 2 U". 

What I'm Listening To: Garbage- Girl Don't Come from the 20 Years Queer Tour at the O2 Academy, Brixton

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Last weekend, I got together with a few of my favorite people to see one of my favorite bands, Garbage, at the O2 Academy in Brixton. I've been a Garbage fan since the beginning and spent many  teenaged nights pretending to be Shirley Manson in front of my bedroom mirror, but the band never toured near my hometown. So last weekend I fulfilled one of my high school wishes by attending Garbage's 20 Years Queer Tour. The concert was a bit of a retrospective celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of their first album (which was released in 1995) and it totally lived up to my expectations.


Garbage are expected to drop a new album in 2016. Here's hoping that they continue to rock on for another 20 years! 

Wardrobe Architect: Fall Planning

Friday, November 13, 2015
I know that we're already knee-deep into the Fall 2015 fashion session, but sometimes wardrobe planning can be an ongoing process. Taking into consideration my lessons from the summer (not committing to making too many items and focusing on separates), Here's how I'm planning my wardrobe for the colder months.


The main focuses of my fall/winter wardrobe are comfort and warmth, but since I'm also working with children it's also important that my clothes are washable. I rarely wear dresses to work, so it's important for me to focus on separates, although it's nice to have a holiday party dress on-hand).

Typical Fall 2015 Wardrobe


I've created an ongoing Fall/Winter Fashion moodboard on Pinterest to organize my wardrobe ideas and inspiration.

Follow Oh Sarah O!'s board Fall/Winter 2015 Fashion Inspiration on Pinterest.
Fall Makes

This time, I'm going to focus on finishing projects that I have already started. Right now I'm finishing a Nosegay Vest by Untangling Knots.


My 2015 Halloween Movie Watching List

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Happy belated Halloween, everyone!

Every Halloween season, my husband and I love to watch scary movies to get into the Halloween spirit. This year, most of the films we've been watching have a "Made in Britain" theme. Here's a list of the Halloween films we have watched this year:

1. The Wicker Man (1973)

2. Peeping Tom (1960)

3. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

4. Don't Look Now (1973)

5. Shawn of the Dead (2004)

6. The Babadook (2014)

7. A Girl Walks Alone At Night (2015)

8. The Witchfinder General (1968)

9. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

Next I'll be binge watching Thanksgiving themed films. What are you watching?

The Wardrobe Architect: End of Summer Progress

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
This summer I made an attempt to plan my summer wardrobe and future makes, so today I thought I'd update you with how it went.

Things I Sewed:

  • Kimono \ I've had this lightweight fabric from Fabric.com in my stash for over a year, and a finally decided to use it to sew up a kimono jacket using the free kimono pattern pattern from Sew Caroline. It only took me a few hours to sew and I finished it in time to wear it during my trip to Edinburgh.

  • Hair scarves \ I used Tilly and the Buttons Bridget Scarf pattern to make a few scarves from the scraps of my treasured blue poppy Marrimekko fabric that I bought in Finland last year. Unfortunately, I don't have any great pictures of me wearing the scarves just yet, but I DID wear one to the 2015 Handmade Fair this year. 

  • I finally bought a pair of skinny cargo pants, a jumpsuit, overalls, and some culottes to try out.
  • I rarely wore dresses (I wore my maxi dress twice and my knit dresses with leggings on three occasions). 
In Summary:

I didn't really stick to my summer capsule wardrobe because my days were less structured since I don't have to go to work in the summertime, and I travelled a lot.

     Lessons for Fall:

    • Don't commit to making too many items.
    • Focus on separates rather than dresses.

What I Read in September

Monday, November 2, 2015
In September, was was seeking inspiration from my books. Here's what I read in September:

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai \ I was lucky enough to get my hands on the library's copy of I Am Malala, which has been in my "Want to Read" cue for several months now. Her story is very inspiring and now I can't wait to see her documentary later this year.   

The Fall by Albert Camus \ I traveled to Paris at the end of September, so after I finished I Am Malala, I wanted to read a few books by French authors. The Fall was the first book I chose by a French author. It's a philosophical novel written as if it were a continuous conversation between Jean-Baptiste Clamence and a stranger as he recalls his "fall from grace". I found the conversational style difficult to follow and keep my interest and it was my least favorite read of the month.

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway \ Hemingway isn't technically French, but he did spend some time in France, and I chose to read this book before picking up The Sun Also Rises in October, because this book fit easier into my carry-on bag to Paris. Although I've never been fishing, this well written tale about an old fisherman was easy to read. It's no wonder that Hemingway won the Pulitzer for this story, and it's one of his best known and most favored works.
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