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Things I make, stuff that inspire

Month: January, 2013

Speaking of which… Comfort zone

As I was composing the images for my red “palette”, I remembered having a gorgeous red dress, that I considered too elegant to wear on a simple day. But I did want to wear it, so I came up with an outfit, that is sort of comfortable yet wearable for a semi-casual day, when I want to be a LADY ๐Ÿ™‚ (Yeah, with capital letters.)

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I had to make to more of the same type of outfit, because once I start sporting heels it is hard to stop ๐Ÿ™‚

Colours – Red

Do you remember that I said I usually wore red? Yes, this is the truth, so when I was making these outfits, I had to try hard coming up with combinations that are a little bit out of my comfort zone. I usually wear red with black, so the first one is no surprise, but red and GREY is going to be new for me. First, I will try the comfy way, sneakers and washed jeans. The outfit on the right is new for me because of the blazer. I like blazers, just… not on myself. I am always feeling them too official and strict. But with boots and navy stripes, I hope it will be different this way.

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Oh, and I almost forgot the second one. That is a typical night outfit, that I am planning to wear with stiletto Oxfords, red nails and everything. Sometimes it is still good not to go too far from the comfort zone ๐Ÿ˜€

Once I’m finished with these more traditional sets, I might try out some crazy combinations ๐Ÿ™‚ No basic items, just mixing everything. Do you have any suggestions, how to make that stylish?

Colours – mustard

Another colour that is present in my wardrobe, though I seldom wear is mustard. Or yellow, in general. Too bright, too shiny. But pairs nicely with grey and sark blue. So here are a few outfits I should consider for the future ๐Ÿ™‚ (Kinda funny to write notes to myself this way, but at least I am reminded to wear other colours than blue and red…)

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My personal favourite is the cream dress with the cardigan, so I will have to gather all my strength and wear it once… Never mind the cold.

After a while it will be pretty obvious for everyone that I am pairing most of my stuff with the same basic items – but, honestly, I don’t mind it, because that’s the easiest way to look, well, I wouldn’t say necessarily good, but, at least, consistent. Basic pieces are extremely useful, and I don’t think they are boring. Of course, if you wear them with each other all the time, they become boring. But if you find statement pieces, accesories, bags, boots, dresses, cardigans, etc., they compliment them perfectly. Maybe once I will make a board with all those must-haves, but that will be no surprise for anyone. Still, if you are planning to change (or make up) your wardrobe “stay tuned” ๐Ÿ™‚

Colours

I was rearrangingย  my wardrobe and I realised that even though I thought I was dressing colourfully, there were some colours I usually avoided. Don’t ask me, why, I don’t know. I like most of the colours (except for brown), and I have a pretty colourful wardrobe. So after I was finished with the shelves, I made some polyvore boards to help me keep in mind certain colours.ย  As it would be too pic-heavy if I posted all of them at once, I am going to break it down into smaller sections. The first one is going to be pink and rose.

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To be honest, I start with these because of the Pusheen T-shirt that I am not wearing often enough ๐Ÿ™‚ Here, I paired it with a grey blazer and grey, faux-suede boots. The set on the left is a very casual and girly one for pony-tail days, and the other two are romantic outfits. For having coffee with a friend, or a day time date with my boyfriend or just running errands.

I think I will make another pink-round,ย  with skirts and everything, but as it is winter now and snow outside, I am not really into wearing skirts.

Do you like rosy and pinky colours? Do you wear it?

Beaded Bead – Green disco ball

As you know, this ball is supposed to be made of 4mm beads. But I wanted to make a huge one, so I have bought bigger beads and a bigger “ball” to fit into. This is the result:

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The only thing I’ll have to find out is what kind of necklace to hang it from?

Beaded beads

Hi, again, I was away for a while, doing things and getting on with daily things. But I have learnt a new way of making beaded balls, and it is super easy (thanks to a video tutorial). Youtube has recently been my “best friend” learning new beading tricks, as videos are easier to understand than plain, old written tutorials.

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So this is my interpretation of “beaded beads” (another is coming soon, this amethyst coloured was my first attempt, but I am eager to make a black and gold one as well), and here is the tutorial (thanks for it, if she may read my post ^^)

ps.: I had to “hide” a bead in the bead to support it, otherwise I found it a bit loose