Monday, April 22, 2013

The stars lean down to kiss you

My mom and I went to the big thrift store in town today in the hopes of finding a trunk. We didn't succeed, but we did come upon other finds. 

I own quite a few leather jackets. I have been given most of them by friends and bought two. So when Ryan and William told me I needed a leather jacket when I rode my motor cycle I thought I was covered. What I didn't know is it has to be a certain kind with a high collar and snug at the waste and wrists. (Added protection in case of a crash.) None of mine met the requirements very good but I hadn't given it much thought as I don't even have my permit yet. 
Today, however, I found this.

It even has a working zipper and is lighter then the one I had planned on wearing. (Since I only plan on riding in the summer, a lighter jacket will be nice.)

The high collar which I can strap snugly under my helmet

It was a nice, unexpected find. And kind of handy as I should be able to get my permit in May. Now all I need is my helmet, which I'm hoping to get this month, and a pair of leather pants. My brothers insist I wear them as they will offer more protection then my blue jeans. I'm not overly keen on the idea, but it is sweet to have them concerned about me and if I do crash I don't really want to tear my legs up.

I also found a pair of boots, but not just any pair.

My dad likes to watch the old Get Smart TV shows. They were filmed during the 60's, which means Max's partner, 99, had some very interesting outfits. Click on the video below. You needn't watch it all, if you just fast forward through bits of it you will see her outfit.
Never mind, I couldn't get it to pull you. You can find it by clicking on the link.

Anyways, we all had a good laugh over the outfit, but then one thing lead to another and I made a threat. I said if I ever found a pair of tall red boots I would make that outfit and wear it around town.
And when I make a threat I carry it through.

Yes, I bought them. And as soon as I can find the right patterned material I plan to make the outfit. And then go to Walmart with William - the only one who said he'd be willing to be seen with me in it.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bid the forest floor goodbye as you race the wind and take to the sky

The continued mocking spring weather continues. Outside it looks sunny and warm, but once you step out your door you are assaulted with bitter wind or icy air. The other day I tried wearing a tee shirt again but had to throw on a sweater the moment I went outside.

This is Saturday and Sunday's outfit.

My mom got this skirt for me as well, when we were thrift store shopping.

A better view. It is very full and reaches just past my knees, a lot of fun to wear.

Saturday I wore it with the tee shirt, tights, and my cowboy boots. My mom and I were going to go to Cheyenne with my brothers and dad but she caught a cold so we stayed home and watched Les Miserables instead. Still a good excuse to wear the skirt.

Sunday I put my blue sweater with it. Still keeping the tights and boots.

My blue tights. I didn't take a picture of the boots since I already did so with the pink skirt.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Take me above your light, carry me through the night

It warmed up here the first of last week. Usually our winters last until June but this year we've had an early spring. This caused most of us to loose our coats and trade them for jackets. And even though we've had another cold snap this week all of us have been reluctant to give up our jackets.

Since it has been warmed I've packed away my long skirts and jeans for shorter skirts my mom bought me over the weekend. 
(I will not be taking pictures of me wearing my outfits because the camera I use doesn't have a timer and taking them in the bathroom mirror never looks right.)

My mom bought this skirt for me when we were thrift store shopping. Since it is bright pink it felt more springy to wear it. I found the shirt while digging in my clothes. I wore a white button sweeter with it most of the time because it is still too cold to go with just short sleeves.

A better look at the skirt

I also had to wear tights, since the skirt is shorter and my legs would have frozen without them. I went with my brown pair.

Lastly was my new cowboy boots. I decided a month or so ago I wanted a pair, something I never thought I'd want. I looked all over for them. One would think they would be easy to find since I live in a cowboy country, but the used pairs I found cost $40 to $50 and new pairs were $100 at the cheapest. I all but gave up when I saw these at Walmart for $25. I didn't get them when I first saw them as I didn't have the money and later they disappeared. I feared I'd passed up the chance of getting myself a pair of cowboy boots but thankfully found out they just moved them. William bought them for me, letting me pay him back, before the only pair that fit me were gone.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Downy feathers kiss your face and flutter everywhere

 This is an outfit I wore last summer. The dress I bought at a small store in town, a place which sells retro clothing. The dress is from the 1950's or 60's and is one of my favorites. I wore this dress while visiting my friend Katie and attending her graduation party.
Also, all of these pictures were taken by her, as well as her two cousins. I am using them until I can get my camera tomorrow which will enable me to take my own.

The back of the dress and me looking off into the lake. The day of the party I wore my boots with the dress, as well as my fedora

Later on in the week I wore my red hat with it.

A better picture of the skirt and boots.

 And hopefully I will get better at this. I've also decided to steal an idea from a friend of mine and use song lyrics for post titles - though she uses movie and book quotes.

The Awkward First Post

This is something I've been wanting to do for awhile. I am not the most fashionable person in the world, but I am slowly finding out a style I like. And I thought it would be fun to make a fashion blog, even if I don't plan to do a whole lot with it. 

So welcome! And enjoy your stay as I try and figure out how to make things work around here. And, be warned, you will be seeing a lot of my fedora, my Archaeologist signature.