Tuesday, April 12, 2011

outfit 43--my vintage fabric hounds tooth red dress

Could not have been happier to find this 3 yards of 
red hounds tooth knit in a bag of fabric that I bought from Savers for $2!
It is totally the stiff polyester knits of the 70's.  
So, in keeping with the vintage flair, I bought a dress pattern from DI 
and with the help of my mom (also sharing the love of street vendor tacos)
modified it to my measurements and got sewing!  
It is the "hardest" thing I have sewn since high school!
Love the bust line details, the tie and the way the waistline flatters me.  
The rosette flowers are the modern update.  
When the dress costs time and less than $2, 
I can justify my $114 dansko red sandals, don't you think? 

outfit 42--yee-freakin'-haw! camera is back!

so excited about getting my camera in the mail today 
my first picture was the most unexciting one possible!  
one of my legs and shoes in my passenger seat of my husband's car on the way to date night!  

we saw the movie "source code".  highly recommend it!  
and then we went to chili's for dinner where mr. man took the other pictures 
while we waited 40 minutes to be called in!  
because it was outdoor lighting i tried the different ISO setting to see if they made a difference.
ISO 50--mr. man did not notice the collar issue, but the outfit is
lane bryant striped shirt = $?
fashion bug black skirt = $?
Kmart leather jacket = $?
nylons = i can't believe they worked and fit:)
shoes = sam's club = $20
chico earrings = $?

ISO 100
ISO 200--in the mean time, i have gone to be a red-head!  i love it! 
it is probably going to be a transition between the platinum blond to dark, 
because red is difficult and expensive to keep up 
while swimming everyday in the summer!
ISO 400--pretty much i don't notice a difference in the ISO settings, do you?