Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dark Side Slide

Top: L'Amore by Nanette Lepore for J. C. Penney's
Camisole: Derek Lam for Target
Jeans: L'Amore by Nanette Lepore for J. C. Penney's
Bag: Guess, gifted
Shoes: Payless
Scarf: Express

Dress: Candie's, Kohl's
Bag: Betsey Johnson, Ross
Shoes: Alloy
Sunglasses: J. C. Penney's

Dress: Target
Shoes: Alloy
Bag: Betsey Johnson, Ross
Belt: Wet Seal
Jacket: Mossimo, Target

 Nesting Natasha Necklace

Top: Macy's
Skirt: Wet Seal
Bag: Express
Shoes: Candie's, Kohl's
Belt: Wet Seal
Pink faux pearl necklace: B Fabulous

Top: Macy's
Skirt: Macy's
Shoes: Diba, Burlington Coat Factory
Bag: Candie's, Kohl's
Coat: Sears

Top: Free People, Macy's
Camisole: Kohl's
Jeans: Mossimo, Target
Shoes: Alloy
Bag: Nine West, Ross
Coat: XOXO, Macy's
Scarf: Kohl's

Winter means darker colors and also, sometimes, the Olympics.  I made the Nesting Natasha Necklace featured in this post just in time for Sochi (a city, by the way, that I thought was Japanese before the husband set me straight.  Perhaps I was thinking of sushi).  This would probably be a good time to admit that I don't like the Olympics.  A little bit because I don't like sports.  Or competitions.  But mostly because it messes with my TV programming.  Nevertheless, I was forced to reevaluate my disdain after watching that "Portlandia" episode in which Fred and Carrie are forced to reevaluate their disdain on the grounds that the Olympics is not the elitist operation that they originally thought it to be, but rather a coming together of amateur misfits who are merely looking for their place in the world.  Realizing this humbled me.  I still won't watch it (the Olympics, that is, not "Portlandia").  But I remain humbled.

Not unlike the Olympics, winter has somewhat charmed me, making me appreciate its richer color palette. So, instead of pining for hot-temperature hues, I've embraced the challenge of making necklaces for (ever so slightly) more serious ensembles.  I was fortunate to stumble upon an entire rack of value-priced Haskell earrings at Boscov's that were so outrageously big they all but begged to be repurposed into pedants.  (I've yet to work with the beaded pair, although that's just as well, as they're far too summery for this polar-proud post.)  I also cannabilized some of my own castoff accessories, rescuing the rosy-cheeked Natasha and a bevy of other baubles to make the remaining two trinkets.    

That having been said, winter - like all such unpleasant things - is easier to take when you know that it's on the wane.  Indeed, since the winter solstice, it's been slowly yet steadily growing lighter each day.

1 comment:

Jewel Divas Style said...

loving all the jewellery, the rose jumper and the Betsey bag in the same design I have in a smaller makeup purse.