The theme of my outfit today is "science gone wrong". I am particularly fond of these science beaker earrings which I bought for $2 from a retail store after Halloween. They were part of a Zombie series of jewellry. Only the earrings appealed to me.
I wore the dress/top which was given to me by Indigo Violet as it has a number of swirling patterns and colours which remind me of a science when I was around 12 yo and we mixed various chemicals together. Likewise, my plastic shoes are a sulphurous yellow, the leggings like carbon, and the plaid jacket makes me think of graph paper. I am not a scientist but I do know one quite well. Two cheap thrifted necklaces are like a string of atoms and a mood ring is litmus paper. The miss-matched nailpolish is an accident (I was experimenting in the weekend).
In other outfit news, I wore this on St Valentine's Day:
Op-shopped home-made dress which has an evening or formal feel about it - the fabric is lovely and the photo does not do it justice in terms of the colours and the shine - worn with my beloved Melissa shoes, some (fake) pearl and bling jewellery and purple hair coloured by Hair Chalk.
and I wore this....one sunny day last week:
The retro cotton print skirt was found at the St Vincent de Paul, and the cardigan is from the Hospice Shop. More plastic shoes - this time with a chunky heel and in a indescribable shade of orange. For those who are sewers, I made the polka dotted top - from a remnant I found at a thrift shop. I used what was my "never fail" pattern and it failed. It is a bit snug. So I made it again and scaled it up to the next size. This time it was too big! Anyway, I thought I would share some nautical images - the top one is a fancy cruise ship which came to town and the bottom one is the Sea Shepherd which has been campaigning against the drilling for oil/gas. I did have to use the zoom on the camera to get such good pics, but I know I am so lucky to live on a lovely harbour.
Lastly, a fabric shop in town is closing down due to retirement and possibly because Lincraft is in town now. Anyway, I scored nearly 1.5m of this amazing rayon. Not bad for $3 a metre?
What do you think of the pattern? Any suggestions on what I should make? I am thinking a very simple top - to avoid cutting the pattern.
as well as hot air balloons and dancing there are also Miami style buildings and what could be two wise men and horses, a pin up in a bathing suit and palm trees!!
Hope you are all having a good week, I am going to watch Person and Interest and unpick a Mambo shirt I got from Toffs for $3. I want to convert it to a shirt dress/ tunic.
Bye, Penny-Rose xx