Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday Fashion Blog

I will heretofore wear no shoes but Ivanka Trumps and Fluevogs! Ivanka because she makes beautiful and comfortable shoes, and Fluevogs because their philosophy is so cool. I ordered these online, and asked for sizing help since they reportedly ran large, so I got an email from the store in San Francisco, and they actually had a clerk with a size 10 foot try on a 9.5 to be sure it fit well - personal service! (Plus the guy signed it "Hugs," - precious!) And every standard email about shipping has a little paragraph about how good-looking you are and other funny stuff. They even tie a bow around the box.

The box not only had stickers and buttons, but Twizzlers, and Starburst -what?!

Behold the Lyra!

Remind you of something? (Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat)

They also included a shoe bag...

and the box has funny sayings. These people go all out!

One more peek from work - love these things! So now I really want Natalie Chanin to partner with John Fluevog - can't you picture her models with these shoes?

And now for the Japanese kimono silk fabric my MIL's sister sent me from Japan. They apparently use a narrow width to make kimonos...

and I have no idea how many yards this is, but it's apparently the whole bolt! Any suggestions on what to make with it?

Okay, ready for a million pictures of clothes? I realized I couldn't sew spring shirts for work fast enough, so I ordered one more box from Front Door Fashion. This time Morgan sent me a ton of things - I tried on clothes till 11:30 PM! This first one didn't work out too well - pants were a little loose.

I was going to keep these shorts, but turns out they were $91, and I just can't pay that much for a pair of shorts and live with we're getting an H&M - have you guys heard that?

LOVED this top - kept it, but didn't keep the shorts.

Also loved this top, and these were my own white shorts from about 10 years ago.

Next time I make an AC shirt I may experiment with a hi-lo hem.

I did keep these pants, but the top was too low-cut, and I just feel so guilty buying a cardigan when I've knitted about 4 in different colors.

I did keep the pretty blue flower earrings that matched the back of this though.

And I loved this shirt - apparently Tencel is hot in shirts right now, because most of the shirts were made of it, and I kept a bunch. I also couldn't make up my mind on shoes, so you'll see a bunch of different ones.

Another hi-lo hem with a slit in the back.

Um....a little boxy for my taste.

I mean REALLY boxy!

Now these shorts were totally 1982 with big ol' stitching, so I asked Lucas if he'd go to Target with me wearing this. He immediately said, "No way, those are too short!" Which is what he told me about every pair of shorts after that - way too short. Hmmmm....

I was thinking they'd be good hiking shorts, but not if everyone's going to deny knowing me.

LOVE these white jeans, but not with these shoes - just mixing it up a bit.

Lucas said I looked like a teacher at school who's very skinny - NICE!

Now this top had a really boring neckline in the front, but a very cute cutout in the back, which I accidentally deleted a pic of. Didn't keep it. I realized after my last box that I have to be brutal, because I have a couple of things that I've never worn or only worn once because they're kind of exotic, so to speak....have to be realistic about wearing them in Mobile, AL!

Loved this Tencel shirt, and that's a belt from my last box.

Just kidding with the Fluevogs, but I had to throw them in there!

Now this outfit was promising except the pants were a little tight, and I have an almost identical pair from H&M in Charleston that were like $20. I was digging the blazer. Morgan said this was my Ellen Degeneres look, which is awesome because I told her that's my style.

I just wasn't a fan of the hi-lo hem on the blazer, because it seems to almost showcase the derriere.

Now this next one took my breath away, so I had to pull out the platform peep-toe pumps I bought in Chicago a few years ago...and have worn exactly once. Lucas said this outfit made my legs look TOO skinny.

I didn't keep the pants, but did keep the top since it was so dramatic. It's kind of a thick material, and turns out to be polyester. Yay for washing and not dry-cleaning!

And this last one was 2 tank tops I didn't keep and a nice pair of shorts, though again, they were declared too short, and the legs were big enough that if I bent over, there might be a discussion about my assets.

So that was a ton of stuff, and I ended up with about 5 shirts for work and home (I left out a denim-colored Tencel sleeveless button-up that I wore to the hospital yesterday), plus some pants and earrings. Awesome that I didn't have to drive anywhere to find it all, and I just dropped the pre-paid returns at UPS yesterday - easy-peasy. Thanks, Morgan! Now back to thinking about my Grand Canyon knitting project...


Anonymous said...

LOVE THOSE SHOES!!! When I was a freshman in college in 1969 (!) I had a pair of green suede ones like those. The same shape and cute little heel. I wish I still had them. Thought the clothes looked great, but truly, I didn't like the shorts on you. They were too big or something. I don't think too short, though. Too skinny? How funny! I didn't know there was such a thing


BeckyW said...

I am crazy for those shoes! The company sounds so cute too! Love all the outfits. I struggle with pants. Those are so cute. Love the cute tops with the skinny pants.

Those shorts are not too short! I found tons of shorts last summer at the Banana Republic outlet at excellent prices. We were over in Destin and I bought like 5 pair. Shorts are also one thing that I do like to sew for myself. I love McCall's 5391 for shorts. It took a little doing to get the sizing right, but now I can crank them out. Trouble is with me is that I love prints. I constantly buy printed shorts and tops and fabric. In the end, I have lots of pieces and nothing to wear. I can see that to be an advantage to doing the personal shopper thing. You will actually wind up with outfits that work together.

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Green suede shoes like this? I'd LOVE those! Why would you ever get rid of them?! I agree on the shorts - just something about them didn't look right.

Becky, that pattern looks great. I have a similar Kwik Sew one that I've made 3 pairs from, and it's so nice when you can crank them out like that; not sure why I always think I have to try a new pattern! I totally agree about the mismatching prints - last year I very purposely picked fabric for Alabama Chanin tops that would coordinate with pants I already had. Best thing I've done sewing-wise....

BeckyW said...

I'll be interested in seeing what you do with your kimono fabric. I have a roll of a deep burgundy. I'm not sure I can bring myself to cut it.

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Well, when you figure out what to do with yours, let me know! Are y'all going to Mobicon this weekend?

BeckyW said...

Jessica is planning on going to Mobicon this weekend. I think she is going to do costumes she has done before. She said she is going to do Rey on Friday, and Kyoko on Saturday. On Sunday she said she was just going to wear a T-shirt. I offered to try to make her something else, but she didn't give me any other idea.

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Sounds like fun - ask her if she knows Okami Girl - local Mobilian who's a friend of ours and apparently is famous for opening My Pretty Pony's on Youtube - like a million subscribers!