Yeah, I took four showers today: it was 98 and about 1,000,000% humidity. I am not at all ashamed to say that I spent my entire day inside, save for floating listlessly in our crowded – but chilly – lake for about three hours, the only reprieve from the heat. Our A/C broke, so now we have our windows open – it’s down to 73 now, woohoo! Tornado warning = best game of Monopoly (best game EVER) in the basement… it degraded from a four-person, all-rules game to a two-person (me and Jesse) moneyfest. I ended up with all the $5 millions, it was great. I also spent a lot of time today thinking about my fall wardrobe and my inspiration, what eras and trends I want to pull from. I’ve come up with:
40s slouchy femme suits and elegant gloves
80s shoulders, shapes, and brights
90s floral dresses and grunge looks
20s playful lingerie looks (silk boyshorts, pink corsets, etc.)
Victorian England (details – lace, rich colours, a few frills here and there)
…and the like. I’ve gotten a renewed passion for learning to sew, as I’ve about four notebooks filled with sketches of The Perfect _____ (slouchy coat, bubble skirt, busiter, etc.) Hmm. That and I’ve got to make my homecoming dress… electric blue chiffon and something else, body-hugging, with crisscrossy top and back and drapes on the skirt. Mmmm.
Oh! Ordered my shoes today, very excited…
But they ran out of this one in blue, so I had to opt for black instead… devestated, I was…
Sigh. The blue would’ve been heavenly… Oh well. I’m out – helping out at our church’s rummage sale tomorrow morning (hope I’ll find some good vintage stuff, you never know…) Ciao!