Saturday, January 18, 2014

Lovely Lace and Awards Shows

So I come back from hiding once, and then I'm missing again for weeks.  Oops!  I suppose it will take some time to get back into the swing of things.  Though, to be honest, none of my resolutions are going that well.  I do suppose that trying to do more with my hair has been happening.  I even wore hats to work four days out of last week.

This is definitely one of my favourite outfits I've worn yet.  The sheer blouse with the lace trim is just so timeless and elegant.  The buttons on the high-waisted skirt have an air of old Hollywood.  In this outfit I felt like a film siren from the 40s.

Awards season has begun!  I'm so excited to see everyone in their beautiful fashion.  Last weekend was the Golden Globe awards and there were some knockouts!  My best of the night is a tie between Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong'o.  They were just stunning.

Tonight is SAG Awards which makes me extra giddy since Benedict Cumberbatch will be there.  I believe this year I'm going to throw my own fun Oscars party and invite some people over wearing formal clothing.  Do you do anything for awards shows?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year all!  I hope you had a lovely and safe evening.  I spent it in my pyjamas re-watching Sherlock so it was fresh for series three.  I'm sure many of you thought I fell off the face of the Earth.  According to the blog, I did.  I needed to take a break but it's one of my resolutions to get back into the swing of things.  And if you didn't take notice, these photos are from the summer.  I've got a bit of backlog and it gets dark too early nowadays to take any shots before or after work.

Speaking of resolutions, here's what I have in mind.  But since I'm not that great at keeping them each year, I'm going to think of them more so as goals to aspire toward.

-Get back into blogging and do more photo shoots.  I want to continue my vintage shoots as well as getting into cosplay (though most of them will require finding a local, reliable photographer).

-Try styling my hair in other vintage styles besides just my usual curls.  Since I've started working full time again in the summer, I haven't been doing my usual hot rollers in the morning as it takes too much extra time.  I've now taken to doing pin curls but I usually just finger comb them and leave them be.  I'd like to try incorporating victory rolls and updos into my repertoire.

-Find some people to befriend that share the passion for vintage that will attend events and dress up with me.  (Same with cosplay.)  I see so many other bloggers who have vintage girlfriends and it makes me feel a wee bit sad and lonely that I don't have anyone to share that with.  I've gone to reenactments by myself, which isn't horrible, but it would be so much more fun to go with someone.  I missed out on a lovely sounding New Year's Eve that consisted of a multi-course dinner, champagne toast, and swing band.  I was meant to go with someone who just never bothered to tell me they changed their mind and instead just didn't respond to me.  So I definitely want to try to make some friends who I can go to events like these with.

-Eat healthier.  Yes, this is the result of the vain goal of wanting to lose weight.  But it will also be good for my health in the long haul if I can eat more balanced meals.  I never bother to cook anything proper after work because I'm too tired and lazy.  So I just end up eating something really simple to prepare.  I'm not going to get in a Julia Child mindset or anything, but I would like to start making simple, proper meals.

Outfit Details:
vintage dress, vintage shoes, belt {thrifted}
vintage jewellery {grandmother's}

So there you have it, my goals for 2014.  I'll catch you up on what has been going on in my life in a future post.  What have you been up to?  Any goals for 2014?