Over the holidays I made the mistake of trying to touch up my roots myself. I chose a color far too blonde for me. It ended up turning my roots orange and frying the ends of my hair. Right after that I visited my family and in all of the photos I have this overly brassy blonde bad dye job. I consulted a hairstylist, but he didn’t give me any advice. I thought I was just going to have to wait it out.
Then I saw myself in the lights at my office: my hair was really awful. The next day I bought more hair dye this time light brown, dark enough to cover the bad blonde dye job. My hair looks much better.
Next time I’m definitely going to professional.
I’ve been dying to buy a satchel / postman bag. The one that I really wanted (by Clio Goldbrenner) was beyond my budget.
So … I made my own.
The b/f had an old leather jacket that he was willing to part with for materials (although I think he may have been under the impression that I was going to make a leather mini skirt out of it - well anyway - I got started).
I had already made a satchel so I used a similar pattern. But then I did something totally new: I added a lining, with the leftover material from my pink skirt - its amazing what having a sewing machine makes possible.
The end result is slightly larger than most of the bags I carry normally so it feels super roomy.
The shoulder strap is a bit too long, I may have to adjust it…
The front flap is slightly asymmetrical and the hardware is gold. (I’m still really feeling gold jewelry - I need to take a photo of my earrings right now - all gold)
Here is the lining that I’m very proud of:
If there was any concern that I might be losing my susceptibility to fashion trends because of all this interest in making my own clothes, my last trip to Zara reestablished it with a vengeance.
With the party season in full swing, I have discovered that I have assembled a very complete wardrobe of skirts, I lack sufficiently shiny and dressy tops to wear with them (still have the sweatshirt & skirt bug). In theory, I was going shopping for a dressier top to pair with my skirts to make an appropriate party / dinner outfit (and I did find one, but a post on that later).
But then I found this sweatshirt at Zara:
No doubt inspired by this Givenchy top, I fell for it immediately. Wearing it I feel somewhere between super cool and fashion victim. It looks great with my denim skirt (which only cost 1 EUR - more on that later too!).