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


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

  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

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

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

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

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

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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


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