we'll see how things pan out in 2011 ...
i also definitely saw a bunch (not tons, but a good number) of pretty things, especially frothy, flowy, sparkly gowns, but figured i have no occasion to wear any of those and real fashion blogs cover the pretty stuff already, so anywho ...
and some fun tops: ADAM sweater ... lela rose cardi ... marc blouse ... tracy reese jacket
and a couple outstanding skirts: bibhu mohapatra ... DKNY
ok, i lied. one gown i'll pretend i have occasion to wear: donna karan
and this. i could wear this year-round: derek lam
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anyway, coincidentally, i saw this piece of mail just the other day. how pretty! i couldn't stop staring at it. it literally stood out from all the other mail. and it was actually featured on oh so beautiful paper and put together by lucky luxe. well, not this particular envelope, but the suite. these were done by holland wilson. really makes me want to pick up calligraphy again!
and another fun detail. the couple had the invitations hand cancelled with a rubber stamp that was a really close match to their custom stamp on the back of the envelope. cute!
these are fun too, but still with the 4.5-inch heels! boo!
too bad the heels are 4.5 inches. effectively 4 inches with the hidden half-inch platform, but still too high for me. i'm so done with anything over 3.5 inches.
so perhaps these cute flats instead. they have my size!
so the other day i went to the local mall and tried on a sweater. and it was amazing! i don't know if i even own a cardigan that fits as well as the one i tried on. and then i checked the label. cotton/rayon blend. ugh. what's wrong with just plain cotton (or wool or silk)? why does rayon need to be thrown into the mix?
i was really looking for something 100% cotton or 100% wool. or i'd consider a little bit of lycra or spandex. so i stood in the dressing room for another minute or two, deciding whether i should ignore the rayon since the sweater had such a great fit. i couldn't do it though. instead i proceeded to check every single style of sweater in the shop. and they're all cotton blended with rayon or nylon. why? does it really make a difference with the feel and/or color? i don't know the answer.
so i ended up buying a 100% cotton sweater from jcrew. not as colorful or fun, but totally me.
so here it is installed. just the shell. took only 40 minutes to uninstall the ugly standard issue ceiling flush-mount fixture and install the pretty new chandelier.
then i had 187 of those little acrylic balls to attach to the frame.
another hour and a half or so later, all done! i considered getting a ceiling medallion to hide the paint circle, but realized it didn't bother me too much.
looking at it makes me smile =)
those little slits at the bottom corners are where the side rails of the bed hook into the headboard.
the awesome cream tweed from britex. and the clean corners i was so proud of.
and the blind stitch at the bottom hem, a stitch that i tried for the very first time.
so happy with it!