I love the hair at Detour – but sadly it has been an age and half since they last produced some new hair. So yesterday, even though I was all dressed, had done my style notes and ready to shoot this outfit, when I heard there was new hair at Detour I jumped off my pose pad and thumbed a ride over to Detour. And look what I found!!
I think when you’re shopping you should dress well enough that you don’t feel all pathetic and underdressed and end up buying out the store. However, I do think shopping in a ball gown is lagtastic. I like to dress the way I would in RL, comfortably in chic casual clothing with some layering in case the air condition is on. This little mashup of items form Anuenue, Kookie and Canimal is just right. The shoes, by the way, are from Kalnins and it’s worth it to make a size 11 foot copy of your shape and toss in the folder with the shoes for easy dressing.
Gidge and I did the VIP Keys hunt last night finishing late enough that I have not even peeked at our gifts yet. However, it was a pleasant hunt and 50 seems just about the right number. It was the first hunt I have completed since the Halloween Ghost hunt. I found some new-to-me stores and spent more than I should have, so it seems to work the way it’s supposed to. This is the outfit I wore while hunting – casual and comfy, but still stylish and fun.
I wore this outfit on Sunday – to lounge about The Velvet whilst listening to Maht’s set. It’s comfy casual, as you can see, though I suppose I should look into getting new leggings. Those look a bit worn.
It’s May and the sun peeps out every 15 minutes or so behind the normal grey Oregon sky – a harbinger of the real summer that will come next month. Looking out my window I see a riot of flowers, tulips, lavender, rhodies and azaleas and it’s so lovely. With that sort of sunny mood, I wanted a sunny dress and this one from Anuenue seems perfect for the occasion.
When most of us learn to crochet, we start out with a straight crochet and make a potholder or a dishcloth, but soon we move on to the ubiquitous granny square that has been used to make 857,634,999,234,741,337 afghans to date. If you don’t have one or two of your own, well – how did you escape? Granny square afghans usually are made when a crocheting relative has enough partials skeins from their blouses, dresses and skirts to combine – with utter disregard for color harmony – into one crocheted rectangle big enough to cover your legs – no matter that with its huge holes it will not keep you warm. It’s the thought that counts. However, at anuenue, we have someone who realized the granny square has other applications and made a bodice that originates in that design. Contrary to traditional granny square design, it is one color and that gives it a cohesion the traditional pattern usually lacks. Still with the folk roots of the granny square and the flowing gauze skirt, this is the perfect boho dress.
We are so used to seeing gingham in table cloths and children’s clothes we forget how sophisticated it can look. The designer of Anuenue has no such preconceptions though and boldly produced several pair of ginghams for grownups including this magnificent blue and brown gingham milled-cotton pair of pants. Adding a baby blue camisole from Celestial Studios and a lovely cashmere jacket from Casa del Shai makes a casual, but fashionable outfit for shopping and girls’ night out.