It's early Christmas morning, and I'm so proud that I managed to finish all the gifts in time.
Dad's scarf is a bit worse for wear, as I had begun to run out of white yarn, so I had to use a lot more black, and as I was close to finishing I realised I didn't know how to properly cast off. So I improvised a crocheted casting off. It looks.... asymmetrical...
This dress is so super cute! And it's so comfortable to wear! Maybe that's because it's made out of t-shirts. T-shirts that I tie-dyed myself. I'm very proud of these t-shirts. I dyed them in a crinkle pattern. That's exactly what it sounds like. I crinkled up the t-shirts and applied the dye in a random pattern.
But then I realized, when am I going to wear these? The shirts I had were too big for me, and tie-dye t-shirts really aren't my style.
I heard about the shooting in Connecticut. And it sickens me. How someone could go into an elementary school and... He cannot have been in his right mind, that's for sure.
What also sickens me is all the ignorant, selfish people who've been posting in forums and on facebook, about how everyone shouldn't be so upset over this. I actually read a post where a boy referred to the childrens' murders as them being (and I feel nauseous as I type this) "turned to salsa".
Some people have no hearts. Some people are just sick.
My prayers and wishes are with all the families and friends, affected by this tragedy.
Yesterday was lovely! Absolutely lovely! I got to sleep in, I got to eat a few french fries, and I had a wonderful dinner with my boyfriend, and my aunt and uncle. During said dinner, I was given gifts, I got to pet a cute doggie, and I got to watch a few episodes of The Carol Burnett Show.
Ok, I know it isn't even close to being spring yet, but I finally got around to looking at the Valentino Spring/Summer collection for next year, and I am in LOVE! I loved Valentino to begin with - the feminine shapes and florals and the girly class of it - and this collection has only perpetuated that affection!
First, the opening look for the collection
This is so simple, and so sexy; with the subtle cut-out lines that accent the models waist and long legs. The collection also included a nude version of this dress, and one in navy that fell all the way to the floor. I don't usually go for spaghetti straps, but I'd wear this in a heartbeat!
Now, being a member of the generation that I am, I don't really know all that much about Yoko Ono. I know that she dated John Lennon, apparently she kind of created a wedge between him and the rest of the band, and I know that she one posed for the cover of a magazine, being cuddled by her favourite, and very nude, Beatle.
Mistletoe. How many times have I heard of it in a Christmas song, and yet never used it in decorating my home, and never seen it in real life. Really, my only reference of what it looks like is Google Images.
But, being the semi-traditionalist that I am, I decided to finally have mistletoe at Christmas. Unfortunately, I have no idea where to get mistletoe. I could look for florists and nurseries that sell it, or buy artificial mistletoe, but it's so much more fun to make it!
One of my favourite parts of the Christmas season is the chance to dress up in clothes I'd never wear any other time of the year. For such a festive time, I like to dress in festive clothes. These are some trends that I'd like to try this year.
For me, Christmas style is all about sparkle, and I love how sparkly sequins are! I would love to get a full sequin dress, like the blue on above, and wear it with black, opaque tights and black, platform heels.
Of course, for those who'd rather not clothe themselves in neck-to-knee glitter, there are plenty of gorgeous sequinned accessories, like that this beautiful red clutch.