Blizzard wind. The breeze was a little icy today, but that’s not what I’m referring to. Rather, it’s the name of the paint colour we are using for our garage interior walls – the first coat going on as I type. It’s nothing fancy, just a really pale grey that is not far off white. It fascinates me how there are so many paint colours in existence and they all have individual names, particularly around the white spectrum. How fun would that job be, naming the new paint colours!
I’d love to be helping paint tonight, but unfortunately I have to notch up some hours at work before the weekend so that’s my priority. There’ll be another one or two coats after this though, so I should definitely get the chance to do my bit.
I’ve finally made it all the way back through my old posts, tagging each item of clothing. It was a reasonably big job, but I figured the longer I left it the worse it would be. I primarily wanted to make it easy to find how a specific item has been remixed in various outfits, but it’s been useful in other ways too. It’s essentially an audit of my wardrobe, and now I know I’ve worn 15 different scarves on this blog. I have purged three from my collection so far, but it does make me wonder if I’m still holding on to more than I should.
So how does it work? Well, at the bottom of each post in small print is a list of tags – for this outfit: black blazer, brown boots, leopard print scarf, red jumper, skinny denim jeans. If you click on one of those items, say “red jumper”, it will display every single outfit post I’ve worn my red jumper in (from newest to oldest). And then you too will realise that when I say I’ve “remixed” my red jumper, I’ve really just put a different coloured scarf with it.
Today’s style dare: Wonder Woman. That’s a tough one! I went for a wonder woman colour scheme, red and blue (with some specks of yellow through my scarf in lieu of gold). And I did feel a bit Wonder-Womanish earlier today – after working until midnight last night I was managing to exercise a lot of patience with a highly emotional Little Miss H. Alas, after returning from a visit to the local park there appeared a distinctly un-Wonder-Womanish twinge in my back, leaving me sore and moving gingerly the rest of the day. Here’s hoping it wakes up fine tomorrow morning!
This outfit is basically the same as this one from my first couple of weeks of blogging. I’m not going to go on about “how far I’ve come” as the outfit really isn’t very different. (Although I will say I’ve definitely made some ground on not looking so awkward in my photos.)
Today is the third day of the June Style Dare A Day challenge, with the theme “arm party”. I do technically have an arm party going on (the definition supplied is 3+ bracelets), but I will freely admit this party is pretty low-key. Maybe a bunch of introverts playing board games – but hey, I’d be completely happy to be at that party.
Below is my second scarf-tying tutorial. This is one of my favourite ways to wear a scarf, it’s very simple to do and creates a nice little criss-cross pattern that effectively fills up the empty space left by the v-neck of this jumper. (Some other outfits using this scarf tie here and here.) Steps are below, click on the image for a larger version.
1. Hold the two ends of the scarf in one hand, and the fold in the other, place behind neck
2. Thread one end through the scarf loop
3. Twist the end of the loop to create a new empty loop
4. Thread the second end through the second scarf loop
5. Adjust and you’re done!
We hosted a playgroup session at our place today – five mums and 8 1/2 kids under the age of four (the “half” is due in the next few of weeks). Crazy madness at times, but it went well and was a lot of fun. Was definitely the perfect day for a simple, comfy outfit!