Sunday, February 3, 2013

save room for some meat


this is the face i make when i think i'm going to act like a fashion blogger.  not that i think fashion bloggers are like, weird faced or anything.  they usually look pretty hot.  but to give you an idea of my over-expressive facial activity, this is my hot fashion blogger face.


it's a problem, really, ruggy will ask me something completely mundane like why don't you carry your cell phone charger in your purse today and, in thinking of my response (but there's already SO MUCH STUFF IN MY PURSE) my face will contort into such drastic proportions, you'd think he'd asked me to go on an all tofu alcohol free diet.


speaking of diet, we kicked off the weekend at quality meats with parental balloonas.  i daresay we were the most entertaining and entertained table there.  and WELL FED, YO.  steak tartare.  beef cheeks.  hanger steak with brandied cherry sauce.  big daddy may have licked the bowl.  i like to wear me mades to these outings, and ran outside at the end of our luncheon adventure to snap some pics in some seriously frigid air.  blogger photo tip: if you are of drinking age, you don't need a coat to get good shots in winter.

oh yeah hey guess what!  i made this skirt.  it's not a circle skirt.  it was meant to be.  somewhere along the way, my math was reaaaaaalllllly off, well, just looky here, i snapped a picture while i was cutting, thinking my pattern weights looked pretty frigging cool:



THAT'S NOT A CIRCLE SKIRT OONA.



i was too enamored of this print to leave it be, so i swung the skirt around till it behaved.  seems the side seam zipper wants to sit just off center front.  see that pink highway just under the belt buckle?  OKAY BY ME. especially since i went to the trouble to actually line this baby in burgundy georgette from paron's.  the lining is a far, far better fabric than the the print, some mystery grab from 21st century fabrics...you see, i bought myself a new pair of boots, and every fabric i held up to myself that day seemed to go with my new kicks.

shoe shopping is hard.  especially when daffy's goes bankrupt and your source for four dollar shoes goes poof. another reason i could not be a fashion blogger. 


necklace: vintage (thanks momballoona!)
sweater: zara
belt: h&m
earrings: flea market
socks: free people
boots: miz mooz
skirt: crazyface
crazyface: me

60 comments:

  1. First - Quality Meats is some serious restaurant eating! I know you had a great time and a fabu meal!

    Second - having heard the sad circle skirt tale in person its nice to know that you managed to salvage it and wear it out into public.

    Third - Gurl you must have had some serious libation in you 'cause it is effing cold out there! *LOL* But you look good! You really look good!

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    1. Great you save this skirt.. It's cute,. The fashion blogger face its too awesome...

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    2. they're having restaurant week till friday... SO GOOD.....

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  2. LOve the skirt and yes, you remind me of Mimi G here! That's some attitude there! I'll have to Google Quality meats for next time I'm in town.

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  4. Cute skirt! I think that seam zipper wants to be a fly. ;)

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    1. i liked the deleted version better. that zipper needs to listen to some rolling stones :)

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  5. Great print on the skirt, and glad you salvaged it. I am so sad about Daffy's - they did have good shoes. AND the Marshall's shoe store on Broadway did too. Humph.

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    1. our new york shoe supply, it is well and truly gone. tj maxx is on crack with their shoe prices. holler if you find a new source! we ought to go shoe searching together :)

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  6. Cute skirt, and everything goes with nice boots ;)

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  8. Love the skirt! Love the fabric weights, too.

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  9. Hey crazy face! Love your skirt ;-). I agree with Peter that the zipper wants to live life as a fly front zipper!

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    1. the fly front zipper is an enemy of mine! BACK, YE DEVILS!!

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  10. Four dollar shoes? Madness. Absolute madness. Regardless of how much those boots were they are delicious, as is that not-circle-but-really-amazing skirt!

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  11. Lovely crazy print to go with the hot fashion blogger face. I am sure those girls are mostly crazy... you don't want to be one of them.
    For future reference , best way to calculate the waist measurement for a circle skirt is to divide your waist measurement by 6, half circle by 3, then mark the length around.

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  12. Gorgeous! I love this! The print is way cool!

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  13. That print kicks ASS with the boots!! 21st Century has the good! Cheap ones, anyway.
    Quality Meats sounds like a place to take the hubby. Meat and large portions are a can't fail combo!
    I think Carolyn got it right when she said you must have some varry, varry serious booze to stand this cold!

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    1. hubby will love you for it. and it's GORGEOUS inside!

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  14. Great skirt! Great face! Great BOOTS!!! And an excellent blogger tip....

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    1. um, YOU, miss dress making wonder, but disqus won't let me comment!!

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  15. An excellent save- wonderful fabric!

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  16. circle or no circle, skirt is fabulous.. and those boots are fab too.. but fashion blogger oona - priceless..

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  17. well, if you were a fashion blogger, you'd be a damn good one! That face could knock any bitch with a Louis Vuitton to the ground! Yo!

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  18. It IS freezing out there! I should have thought of drinking before I headed out to take pictures of my latest make...your skirt is awesome, and so are the socks!!!

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    1. i lurve my socks! sadly, daffy's was my source for fancy socks, too...

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  19. Well regardless of this not being a "real" circle skirt it's a great silhouette on you and well there's always next time!

    And all that meat sounds amazing! How do vegetarians live without it?

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  20. Very cute skirt - goes well with the facial expression! Loved the comment about photographing outside and being of drinking age - made me snort my coffee!!!

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  21. Oona, you make me laugh so much! And magazines as paperweighs.... how frickin genious is that?! I just use a candle and a rock, but they are always getting in the way of my hand, magazines wouldn't! Hurrah! Thanks for the idea! And cute skirt btw. :)

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    1. they work super well, the only drawback is the slide factor. don't bump them after you place them!

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  22. I love that print. And it looks like a circle skirt when you are wearing it. And as always, great face!!

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  23. Love that print girl - you are rockin' it. And it's not so much the fashion blogger face but the wrist action you have going on there. You have just lifted blogging to a whole new level!

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    1. seriously, what's going on with my wrist?

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  24. Love that fashion blogging face. Running circles around us all again :P

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  25. It makes me happy to know that there are entire restaurants in this world dedicated to meat. When it (eventually) cools down here again I'll take your advice on the outfit planning...drink alcohol, wear whatever. Makes it so much easier!

    I can't even tell you how jealous I am that you could own $4 shoes... I didn't even know such a thing existed. I have super long skinny mutant feet which means I have to get shoes custom made.... I pretty much just walk in the door and hand over my life savings when I want a pair of shoes.

    And that skirt is awesome - if you say it's a circle skirt, it's a circle skirt!

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  26. From one chin-scruncher to another, I love your facial expression (and the skirt. obviously).

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  27. I appreciate the humour you bring to your blogs :-) and you did a great job with the skirt. Well done!

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  28. LOVING the design-feature zip at the front! You are a woman after my pattern-free-sewing heart. Gotta love a garment that comes together organically, against all odds and minor misjudgments in cutting.... and the skirt is a triumph. Bravo!

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  29. Gorgeous... so what if you are missing a few degrees of the circle, I doubt even the sewing purists could tell!

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  30. Hahah this reminds me of a "Ron Swanson - You had me at meat tornado" kind of ordeal. ...that's totally not a bad thing lol. What is it with circle skirts that SHOULD be super simple, but always ends up being a fight in some way or another?! At least that's the case for me. For being such a simple shape, circles make me feel awfully stupid sometimes! LOVE the print on your nearly circular skirt. So fun! Looks great to me :)

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    1. i feel like a first grader held back every time i try to make one of these damn skirts!

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  31. It certainly looks like a circle skirt to me! Best part about sewing - mistakes can just be considered a ~design feature~. And hey yo girl - I like the design feature of that hot pink zipper :B

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  32. Rad print! Your circle skirt looks tres chic with the boots!

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  33. Love the skirt! I definitely couldn't tell it wasn't a true circle skirt, and who cares? That print is DIVINE!

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    1. same store where the proprietress tried to reprice you on that airport scarf!!

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  34. Bwah ha ha! Best. Blogger. Face. Ever.
    I am totes of the school you have to work it with the photos. May I suggest imagining you are a giraffe on the plains being surprised by a ramaging ostrich if you want a great surprised face?
    Super cute make :D

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    1. i have the perfect fabric for that scenario.

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  35. I love your not-quite-circle skirt. It does have something to do with it being blue and white, but it also has something to do with the boots (yes, it goes!) and the elbow-patched tee (eee!), and the shape of it, if not really circle.
    Faces are irrelevant on a sewing blog, you know? Though I do try not to put up the bad ones myself. :D
    And shoe shopping: I now thrift for almost everything, including shoes. I got myself a most wonderful pair of lace-up shoe boots in a thrift shop. They needed a slight repair, which was easily accomplished with buckles from an old pair of sandals and some glue, and now I have wonderful suede boots. For 99 CZK. That's about your four dollars.

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    1. It's of course meant be "suede boots", not "shoe boots"... I've arrived at a level of knowledge of English where I make silly English spelling mistakes. Marvelous.

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    2. way more marvelous that my one-languaepge-speaking-sorry-ass.

      :))

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  36. P.S. You tease my hunger. Now I want to drop by Annapurna and have myself a nice Indian meal (nothing to do with steaks, but that's just my favourite restaurant in Brno at the moment). Aargh!
    Off to cheat myself a lassi.

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  37. KEEP THIS POST AWAY FROM FASHION BLOGGERS. You're way too original to start being copied. BTW - love your fun skirt.

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    1. Ha!!! wouldn't you just love to see fashion bloggers all pulling crazyface for a day?

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