Thursday, August 12, 2010

August Slump

It is almost September y'all!

This is the time of the year where I get all geeked about my fall wardrobe. Now I am not a rich woman. But I can afford to acquire pieces here and there to update my wardrobe. I love clothes. I do, I do, I do! I'm very girly about this. And I have a determined idea about what I add on the hangers.....

I did my recon work last weekend. I went to an upscale mall and looked around and made a few determinations about the trends and what I had already vs. what I needed, and how I was going to rock them.

So far I have noticed that there is a lot of leopard coming out. I already have a bag, shoes, 1 all weather skirt and a fall/winter/spring top. Sweet! I am good on the leopard thing. If I acquire something, it will be a belt.

There is a lot of wine in the stores and patent leather. Hmmm.....? I have a wine bag. But could do some wine shoes, and a wine asymmetric skirt in a suiting fabric. Hot pink is out there too. I love hot pink and already have a ton of it. Hot pink looks good on my skin tone. Hot pink is a definitely will/must do.

I need a pair of black boots. A wedge pair is what I want. I'm hoping to be pregnant before boot season arrives and I need something that will offer me some stability. Additionally all my heeled black boots had to go to the Goodwill. They were all jacked. I'm not sure they can even be saved.

I saw that long flowy brown skirts are the stores. I have an all weather one that I will be rocking. I bought a denim jacket from the Goodwill that I will be putting a universal on the back of. I am very excited about that project, though you wouldn't be able to tell from my Wisdom. I have a bunch of unfinished projects (UFO's) lingering that I'm not even sure I will ever get to. But that is the life of a home sewist. Ain't like I'll be naked if I don't finish them.

I am still waiting with baited breath for the September 2010 issue of Vogue to hit the stands. I have been stalking it. I save all the September and March issues. I used to have issues that went back through the 90's, but my 1st husband didn't realize that it was a collection and threw them out in a cleaning frenzy. I ripped him such a knew asshole that he had to carry a colostomy bag for a few years. He tried to order those magazines but couldn't get them. I hope the current God realizes that it will not be good for better homes and gardens if he should toss my lovelies. He has noticed the collection, though....

I cheated a bit and bought Glamour. I hate when I lose it and start pre-buying. I have little self-control when it comes to this. I like to be dazzled by Vogue first. I have rationalized my purchase by saying I'll tear pictures out of Glamour that I won't out of Vogue!!!!! I'm a make a look wall in my sewing room.

I'm blessed to have a room dedicated to sewing. When the baby comes it will be the baby's room. I'll have to find another room to sew. I had planned on the downstairs office, but the God has already commandeered that room to be an office with no room for sewing. We will have to talk about that. But I will wait until the need is there.

What my determined idea is.... I will choose 5 outfits from the Vogue magazine and create it for myself in my sewing room. 5 outfits. Since I don't usually do a bunch of dresses, I should be able to mix and match them with what I already have. Follow my reasoning for why I will make them myself rather than purchase them.... 1st... It's too damn expensive. I have gotten to the point where I can see light at the end of the tunnel with my bills. I ain't tossing all that for flyness. 2nd... I want to elevate my sewing skills. I'm not a bad sewist now, but I want to be a boom-banging sewist. With patterns and without. And 3rd.... The clothes I wear need to reflect my Culture. Store bought clothes reflect Yacub's World Manifest not Allah's. And just because I'm righteous doesn't mean I need to look like a Mormon or an African.

5 is the minimum.

You know what kills me? (And this has little to do with the main topic.) I have noticed that the sewists in Australia post all winter long their summer clothes. It is their summer during our winter. But don't post what they have made for themselves and are wearing in their winter. Oh well.... I have plans for me and the God.

So far, for the God, I have planned a pant suit. Teehee. Not like the kind that women wear but separates made of the same fabric. I'm thinking of a tweed blend. And I'm thinking of something in gray. We shall see if he wears it out. If he does then I will make him some more things. If not I'll stick to the indoor sewing I do for him now. Speaking of which, I still have to make him a bath robe with the Universal. This is a UFO, that I will strive to finish before I begin my fall sewing in September. I have time. This is GA and it will be hot, not cool, hot here until mid October.

Alright. That's it for now. I'll keep updating on my progress. If there is any progress.....