Wednesday, January 30, 2013

liz's laundry

i just have to note, the sparkle blazer and the wedge winter boots are the last thing i am buying until i buy a house!!  and at a total of $24... id say pretty damn good purchases.
  • sparkle cropped blazer: forever 21
  • tee: calvin klein
  • tank top: h&m
  • jeans: gap
  • wedge booties: via beyond the rack

Monday, January 28, 2013

winner winner chicken dinner!

omg you guys.  i won something!  now i did technically win a pattern [and some notions!] in far's giveaway, but it was more of a i-got-to-pick-what-i-wanted situation.  but last month, rachel held a swarovski giveway.  i assumed i wouldnt win, but left a comment anyway.  turns out, the winner she chose, never responded to her email, and i was next!  so all the way from austria, [via dhl.  they left me a note after attempted delivery on the downstairs foyer door and i said wtf is this??] the swarovski elements swag bag! 
with color carousel just like their phone app.  that i still have. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

liz's laundry

its purple and green week apparently.  this first top i ended up tying in a knot just above the skirt waistband after my coffee-fueled trip to the bathroom told me it looked slightly too boxy.
  • silk paisley top and gap skirt: thrifted
  • scarf: target
  • tights: macys

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

glitter in progress

sparkle pushpins drying before they get another coat of glittery goodness!  check out the etsy for finished sparkled stuffs

Sunday, January 20, 2013

a brief foray into dumplings

super simple dumplings!  all perfectly oven crisped and not too mouth-burning-lava-filled.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

liz's laundry

4 outfits in the order i wore them.  all have a wee bit of ridic about them and each has something i thrifted and something i bought new.  and by new i do mean in a store that is not goodwill... but they were most likely atleast 50% off.  cos thats how i roll.
  • horse scarf: asos
  • blazer: thrifted
  • tank: kenneth cole
  • skinny pants/leggings: uniqlo

Thursday, January 17, 2013

dress repair

i bought this dress awhile back [ahem june..] and this dress has been patiently waiting for me to repair it.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

a goodwill driveby

black and red corduroy "dress" and someone's old prep-school blazer, now the second in my hordings collection closet.  turns out it was corduroy and silk day.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

sparkles galore

ill admit i went a leeeetle crazy at michaels this weekend.  and it reminded me how superior michaels is to ac moore.  but whatever.  what did i buy you ask... well. 
does that help?  pink extra fine glitter, in the shape of a z?

4 years!

its my blog's birthday!  blogaversary!  bloggyblogday.  something.  no pictures.  just that announcement.  4 years ago.. i posted stuff.  now, return to your regularly scheduled broadcasts!

Monday, January 14, 2013

liz's laundry

  • top: h&m
  • scarf and jeans: target
  • blazer: thrifted
  • earrings: kenneth cole
  • eyes: attempting to use shadow primer.. less than fab results

Sunday, January 13, 2013

etsy round 14[?]

mmmm ocd.  i decided ... it was about damn time i reorganized my stuff that i listed on etsy.  the vast majority of my postings expired last month and i was tempted just to dump everything back at goodwill and call it a day.  then my frugal/cheapskate ways said no way in hell.  i also briefly considered going to more consignment shops and trying to sell stuff, but my lazy ways said no way in hell.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

sushi saturday!

no i lie.  these were made for our friday potluck at work.  but... scheduling and timing and life and all that.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

from frumpy to flattering?

after some pinterest inspiration [7 variations on my sewing board] i figured out what to do with the quintessential "vintage" dress.  it has all the qualifications of the 70's-80's - heavy polyester fabric, pleated tea-length skirt, bubble top with weird lining, awkward shoulder pads and sleeve length.  oh yea.  and the pattern.  stripey variegated floral.  yuss.

Monday, January 7, 2013

sweater quilt!

well 90% finished atleast.  the [aptly named] blanket stitch isnt quite done, but the front is completed and attached to the back.  in my book thats a freaking miracle.
i left this propped up on the futon overnight.  guess where frank was sleeping this morning..

Sunday, January 6, 2013

xmas 2013?

cos its never too late to start procrastinating projects for next holiday season that you didnt do the last one...   some projects found in my mom's collection of holiday home/cooking/crafty project books from the late 90s
  • sparkle centerpieces - silver candlesticks and candelabra adorned with rhinestone necklaces
  • belljars with middle eastern flair
  • an overabundance of red poppies [too much with the terracotta walls]
  • clear glass/plastic ornaments with gold/bronze leaf or actual leaves glued on
  • feather tassels - wood finials and feather biots
  • 10 types of holiday greenery and plants

Thursday, January 3, 2013

cooking failure and later unrelated success

looks pretty interesting no?  orange zest vanilla bean sugar.  for "creamsicle orange curd".  like lemon curd/pudding.  only...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

happy new year!

from probably the loudest person in my apartment complex, happy new year!  turns out, 17 people is about the perfect number for a rather small space.  and i need more counter space for more snacks.  also, 7 bottles of prosecco is a bit excessive.

goals for the year:
  • buy a house
  • decorate said house
  • write more letters
  • not horribly murder bitey mcsatan cat
  • make dentist, eye doctor, dermatologist appointments
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