Welcome to another installment of Fashion Friday! To make up for showing a picture of flip-flops last week, here are some exquisite shoes that used to be available from ModCloth. Alas, they are no more, and I sort of wish I’d gotten a pair when they were around, though I balked at the price (which is why I didn’t buy them in the first place).
This week’s Fashion Friday post comes to us from guest blogger Casey Fleming. Casey is a friend and colleague of mine and an excellent writer. She also routinely comes to work wearing some of the most adorable and benign-envy-prompting outfits I’ve ever seen. Her post is also available on her blog, (Non)Secular Girl. Check it out; you’ll be glad you did.
When I was in seventh grade, Charlie Chavez asked me to be his date to the homecoming dance. We attended T.H. Rogers, a public school in Houston for “gifted and talented” kids, all bused in from neighborhoods as diverse and far away from each other geographically and culturally as Denver Harbor, Bellaire, and Third Ward. Charlie lived in Sharpstown. His single mother arrived with him to pick me up from my aunt’s townhouse on the Southwest side the night of the dance. Continue reading “Fashion Friday 6/28/13”→
Okay, so it’s not a hat this time, but it is something delightful to wear on your head.
Or more specifically, in your hair.
The beads are green and a very pale amber-orange.
An ornament like this also looks very lovely with a full up-do for a daytime/work look. (Wearing it with one’s hair down is a bit more romantic.) Even a severe chignon can look very feminine with beads dripping from it.
What interesting things have you worn in your hair before?
This week’s Fashion Friday post comes to us from guest blog contributor Dana. Thank you, Dana!
I’ll be posting more content myself next week — as well as more on the Book Spine Poetry Contest — as soon as I finish catching up from DFWCon, the writers’ conference I went to a week ago. (Oh yeah, and as soon as I get a handle on this insane stack of papers to grade. Ah, the end of the semester is upon us… Or, if you’re a Game of Thrones fan, SUMMER IS COMING. Thank you, dear readers, for your patience during this trying time each year.)
Hi, everybody. When Angélique asked if I would do a Fashion Friday guest post, I thought, Sure, I can do that. I’ve been pondering what to write, and it’s changed several times. What I’ve finally settled on is this: I love fashion and I love girly stuff, especially jewelry. I always check all of the red carpet photo galleries and rarely miss a “What Were They Thinking?” fashion post. But for me, on a day-to-day basis, being a girl is more fun in theory than in practice.
The subject came up regarding Angélique’s fashionable and fabulous hats. When she mentioned the first hat making party, it brought back some fun memories. I still have the hat I made at that party. I still think it’s rather lovely.
I’ve also never worn it. Partially because it’s too big and partially because, well, it’s a lot of work to get dressed up fancy enough for it. (And I’ve yet to go to Tea in a season for which it’s appropriate.) I think it’s a lovely hat but when it comes down to it, it’s just a little too frou-frou for me now. At the time, probably not so much. Back then I wore make-up regularly and bought more stylish clothes and worked hard to keep up a certain appearance.
These days comfort is more important. This was true even before my darling daughter was born.
On a day-to-day basis, I’d rather wear Birkenstocks than Blahniks, jeans or shorts instead of fancy skirts or trousers, and cotton over linen and silk. And you know what? That’s totally okay. At 41 I can admit that I love fashion and fancy, girly stuff but feel no need to wear it. I’m finally comfortable enough in my own skin to wear what feels good and not worry what people think.
And I think confidence is the best accessory of all.
Time to get back to hats. My good friend (and occasional guest blogger here at Sappho’s Torque) Margo was in town this week, and to celebrate the fact that we got to visit in person, I’m going to offer up this picture of us Continue reading “Fashion Friday 4/26/13”→
This week I was interviewed by the school newspaper for an article on teachers’ interesting hobbies.
(For the record, my hobby is not writing. I’ll tell you more about that another time, but for now I just wanted to make sure that was clear.)
One of my hobbies — which I used to do quite often back when I had the semblance of free time — is making jewelry. It started off as a fun little thing to do with some of my friends who also made jewelry for fun. My then-only child was less than a year old and learning to feed herself, captive in the high chair for an hour or so at a time. I could make something, feel artistic, finish a project, have something to show for it, and get all my supplies cleaned away before my daughter lost interest in hurling Cheerios at the cat.
This turned into making earrings for all my girlfriends for Christmas. Then it turned into trunk shows at art festivals. Then it turned into a way to make extra money when I found out I was going to have another baby. Then it turned into a little side business: Everyday Diva Jewelry.
I’m not really doing it anymore, though I do occasionally make something lovely for someone as a gift or for myself. Now that cereal-throwing little girl makes jewelry, too. *le sigh*
Anyway, since jewelry is like hats and shoes in that it is one of the most delightful accessories you can add to your wardrobe (you know, in my humble opinion, of course), I thought this week I’d feature some pieces I’d made that I felt particularly proud of.
This parure (or, set of matching jewelry pieces) contains a necklace and a pair of earrings. The findings are sterling silver. The large green/blue/gold stones are labradorite, a stone particularly dear to me because of its incredible multi-layered beauty, but also because the first time I ever saw it was on my honeymoon. The glowing white stones are opalite. Interspersed among them are garnet-colored Swarovski crystals and pewter flowers.
So put on a wonderful piece of jewelry today, and then tell me all about it!
Today’s installment of Fashion Friday has been written by guest blogger Laine over at you do doodle too. She’s a dedicated rêveuse and otherwise just a wonderful human being in every way. Her blog is fun to read, but she’s a little nervous about expanding her audience. Let’s give her a nice welcome, shall we?
Here’s the link to her guest post today, which she’s published on her own blog as well. In it, she discusses how to turn an ordinary item that so many of us need into an actual fashion accessory and her recent mild tribulations in trying to do so.
So you know I’m a writer and a mom and that I teach, but you may not know of my abiding interest in fashion. I admit I’m an amateur when it comes to being a style maven, but in another life I think if I had played my cards right, I could have been Stacy London. (Or at least tried to be.)