I haven't gone this long without posting in a long time, but I've been in a dark place where new ideas fear to tread. I did manage to do some things, though. In mid-September I took a bit of holiday from work and Geoff and I painted the living room. It used to be a yellowish off-white, and now it's white. It's not vastly different, but it's more crisp and clean, which is nice.
I glittered some shoes using this DIY video. I believe in glitter in moderation only, but I couldn't stop thinking about all of this season's cute Miu Miu shoes (I think I stared at this animated photo for a solid 10 minutes when I first saw it, just zoned out). I used an old pair of slingbacks that I had forgotten all about, white glue, and Martha Stewart glitter in "smoky quartz." I still need touch up the glitter in some areas. I know they look terrible on the inside, and I need to clean them up, but I think that with some rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs it would be a quick job. I also found these vintage shoe clips that made the shoes look BHLDN-ready. (Just kidding.)
I recently discovered that Vogue Patterns has some pretty good designer patterns out at the moment, and I ordered a few of the Rachel Comey ones. I haven't done any sewing in ages, and thought I would try this blouse using some of the sheer fabric I had sitting around. I have never sewn with chiffon or georgette before so it was a bit challenging, but I was pretty happy with how it was coming along, despite slightly puckered seams. The pattern is lovely, the drape is perfect... but as I was pressing the fabric last night, I managed to burn a hole right into it. Typical. I do want to try again, because I really love the pattern.
As I was sewing the blouse I kept thinking about how pretty it would look with the beautiful Shield necklace from Cursive.
I updated the colour of our postcards for fall, and on the 12th Geoff and I celebrated our seven year anniversary. We had a really amazing dinner at Libretto (which influenced my Food Week pick on Mallory's blog today) that day. This picture was taken a few days before at a friends' birthday party. We are ghosts!
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