Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tartan Noir








Busy. Tis' the season to be busy! I am so behind on blogging, I apologize! I finally got to take a few snaps of an outfit to show you all today, it feels like it has been forever!

As you know, I cut my hair, though as you can see it is still quite long. I need to cut off another inch at least before it will really corporate! I set it in foam rollers overnight to achieve this style. I still need to figure out the best setting pattern for me, and buy a few more rollers in the smaller size I'd like. Still, I feel like I'm moving in the right direction.

Speaking of direction, ish...I found myself matching plaids yet again! I am so so happy with how this skirt came out though, despite the extra work plaid requires. The fabric was another $3.97 a yard bargain find and has a lovely drape. I added a bit of a pinched gathering to the side of my usual skirt pattern, pleating upwards for a bit of sway. Then I added flare to the rest of the side seam so the excess would fall into a drape. It was a windy day today so the side drape was flapping around while I was trying to get photos and looks a bit silly in some of these!

The other new part of my outfit (that I didn't get a clear photo of) is this amazing vintage celluloid brooch! I picked it up during my Black Friday shopping, and am so pleased with just how fun it is! 1940's bright red celluloid fall maple leaves and little acorns! I know fall is over now that it is #ChristmasSeason but I couldn't resist pinning it on anyway. I know I will be getting a lot of use out of this new addition to my fall themed brooch collection next year!

I have big (possibly foolhardy) plans to get caught up and even ahead on my sewing this upcoming weekend, so wish me luck! Hopefully I can return to posting daily soon like I usually do. It's this month, so busy! I hope you all are having a good December so far!

Knit Top: Banana Republic
Skirt: Made by me
Tights: Hanes
Shoes: Modcloth
Brooch & Earrings: Vintage

10 comments:

  1. I love your skirt, it's beautiful.

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  2. Ooohh, what an elegant setting and beautiful outfit. The whole mood here is subtly dramatic and just teems with old school film noir loveliness.

    Big hugs & joyful weekend wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica! My local historic mansion remains one of my favorite haunts :)

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  3. Your hair looks gorgeous here! Good luck with your sewing this weekend! :)

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    1. Thank you Ellie! It was better before the wind got to it, I bought some super strength hairspray today to combat the elements!

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  4. This tartan... *sigh* So beautiful! This outfit is so very elegant Bianca, you look stunning! ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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  5. I like the draping in the skirt and the tartan is beautiful. That brooch looks very lovely indeed.

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