I love fascinators. They’re cute and interesting, and featuring them this week allows me to continue my month-long pursuit of slightly-less-than-typical accessories. I have a few fascinators myself, but nothing quite as fabulous and fancy as this one, here:
You know what comes up when you do a Google search for images of fascinators? Lots of picture of Kate Middleton.
With a full-time job teaching high school and two children advancing through elementary school at an alarming rate — particularly a daughter whose behavior has led me to believe Eight is the new Thirteen — I think a lot about peer pressure and what’s happening to our kids socially. (That’s a topic for an entire blog, and I’m not about to attempt it in a single Fashion Friday post.) One thing that I try to do, to help the kids in my life see it’s good not to follow the herd all the time, is to be as Continue reading “Fashion Friday 9/6/13”→
Hello! Our Fashion Friday post this week comes to us from guest blogger Sarah Warburton. (View her blog here.) Sarah writes mysteries, has read pretty much everything, and is my awesome Saturday morning writing date. I’m not sure anyone else could lure me from sleep before dawn on a weekend to drive down to a coffee shop with my ancient (read: heavy) laptop to write, but Sarah’s company and keeping-you-honest presence make it more than worth the effort. In addition to being a really wonderful writer and reader and writing partner…
Amy Pond: I thought…well, I started to think you were just a mad man with a box.
The Doctor: Amy Pond, there’s something you better understand about me ’cause it’s important and one day your life may depend on it…I am definitely a mad man with a box. Continue reading “Fashion Friday 8/9/13”→
This week’s installment of Fashion Friday comes to us from Alanna McAuley, who is actually a former student of mine. (Long former. She’s graduated from college now.) She recently stumbled upon a really wonderful advancement in fashion geared toward a highly specific and selective group of people…Continue reading “Fashion Friday 8/2/13”→
Near our front door we have a tiny pond with some ferns and shade-loving flowers and butterfly plants and a couple of rustic benches. The whole area could use a redesign, but it’s been too busy a year for that, so maybe we’ll look into it over the winter when the weather is cooler.
We used to have turtles and fish living in the pond, and one spring we had thousands of tadpoles, too. But then the turtles ate most of them, and so for the last several years we’ve had just two frogs. They stay in this Continue reading “Fashion Friday 7/19/13”→
First of all, I hope everyone who was observing it had a Happy 4th of July! I’m spending the long weekend with my sister and some friends at a fancy masquerade ball in Los Angeles, so Tui Snider over at Mental Mosaic is guest contributing our Fashion Friday post this week. (Thanks, Tui!) I’ll be returning to my somewhat regular Fashion Fridays duties next week with a longer piece than usual.
I met the bubbly, fun, smart, and creative Tui at the DFWCon (Dallas/Fort Worth Writers’ Conference) back in May. She graciously posed in her cute black-white-red outfit for May’s rêveurs/rêveuses day and was rocking the most wonderful manicure, which she happily agreed to write up for a Fashion Friday post. Click here to go to her Unexpected Texas blog, where you can see the full post. There are lots of other interesting things to see and read on there, too, so browse around in the archives.
Here’s a photo to whet your appetite for Tui’s post on the “literary manicure.”
Now go on over to Tui’s blog and check out the instructions for how to recreate this conversation starter yourself. Happy weekend!
This week’s Fashion Friday installment comes from guest blogger Margo, the Stay-at-Home Economist. Here’s the link to Margo’s post, which she put up on her own blog. It’s all about her nearly-two-year-old son and his fashion sense and pre-nostalgia. Really fun read.
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.
Today’s post comes from guest blogger Laine. Read it at her blog here. It’s about vintage-store shopping and the link between nostalgia and procrastination. And enjoy this lovely excerpt, a photo, from it: