Monday, September 13, 2010

A Night At The Theatre

Last night I went to a concert as a part of the artist's series at my university. I went with a few friends and we had a really good time.

The theatre was beautiful, and actually pretty fascinating. I have lived close to it for years, and while I knew that it had a fascinating history, I had no idea of it's historical significance. It was really quite fascinating. Apparently, in 1928, this was one of the biggest theaters in the country, second only to the Roxy. Years ago,it was used for vaudeville. It is really fascinating, it has tunnels that go underneath, as well as many of the original fixtures and designs. I would love to take a tour of the building! The detail is so spectacular. I took tons of pictures, but most of them were too dark to see anything. I also took many outfit photos all over the theatre, but those did not really turn out either.

All in all it was a fantastic night in a spectacular location.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I'm Through Accepting Limits......

.....cause someone says they're so. When thinking about this outfit, I realized that it was pushing the boundaries on what looks 'normal' to those around me. I got one or two comments on my white dress, after Labor Day. Also, I got quite a few flower girl/bridesmaids comments on my headband. However, I was quite pleased with the outfit, and I think that I would wear it again. I was pleased with the outfit and it was quite fun to wear. How do you feel about wearing outfits that are not quite viewed as 'normal'? Where do you think the line is between dressing for you and dressing for others?

Dress-Old Navy
Cardigan-Old Navy

Floral Headband: DIY

For a while now I have been wanting a floral headband...but never could find the right one. Then, yesterday, my mom brought me a box of flowers that she bought at a garage sale for two dollars. The first thing that popped into my mind was to make a floral headband. It was actually quite easy. Also, I was rather impressed with the results. It is such a fun accessory.

All you need is a headband(you can use a thick one, but I prefer thin) and bunches of flowers. I did one with small flowers and one with big. I only used about three bunches of the bigger flowers, but almost double that with the smaller ones.

When everything is ready, simply wrap the wire stem around the headband. Starting at the top and working your way down on both sides.As a tip, make sure that the ends are on top of the headband and tucked under the flowers, otherwise wearing the headband will become quite painful. Using glue is optional, I did not find it necessary.

Observe your work and enjoy the finished product!

Monday, September 6, 2010

A Party On My Head

Happy Labor Day! I hope that everyone is enjoying your day off! I have not so much been busy...but focused. I have been studying for a test, but more importantly, I have been working on a paper. It has become increasingly apparent that my local library does not carry many books on designers, certainly not the eight resources that I am supposed to have. Since I could not find any books locally, I ordered them online. Well they are not here yet, and the paper is due Wednesday. Needless to say, I am in a frenzy. So I have been scrambling to come up with resources, which has left little time for looking lovely! However, I did get to wear my new hair accessory which I picked up from a street vendor in Pittsburgh. It has been said that there is "a party on my head" when I wear this. It really brightens up a plain outfit. I love it with an LBD!

For the next two days I am going to be scouring every library in the county and writing up a storm. So I am going to sit down, enjoy my scones (YUM!), and write!

On a side note...I am loving this cooler weather. I can't wait 'till fall!!!