So while I'm pondering what to wear under this dress (black polar-neck, or pink...), I'm going to do a quick recap:
Over the last two months I've been seriously channelling my inner fashionista. Well that’s not entirely true. These were borne out of necessity and in one instance, out of just plain curiosity.
It began in the middle of June believe-it-or-not when I saw this gorgeous wool and had a sudden urge to knit a scarf. I know how to knit, but I’ve never actually knitted an entire scarf before and boy it took me forever, I mean FOREVER to knit this damn thing.
Firstly, I started over 3 or 4 times... so I’d knit like ten or twenty rows, and then my OCD impulses would take over and I’d find some fault with it, and then begin all over again. Then the fluff of the wool made it incredibly difficult to knit fast and accurately because the stitches weren’t quite visible which made the task very annoying and frustrating but I was determined to complete it. So in between traffic jams and Gossip Girl, I knitted. And when it became too irritating, I gave it a rest for a few days and then began again. And finally,I saw the result of all my hard work. Unfortunately, the pics documenting the process were on a computer that crashed, so this is all I have for now:
Then I had to attend a dinner and went around to the shops looking for something sparkly, decent and cheap. key word being CHEAP, but to no avail. So I decided to take an old-ish top of mine and do some hand-beading on it myself. Thing is, I was not prepared to spend hundreds on a be-dazzled top that I would probably never wear again – I like to keep my wardrobe functional remember, I hate hording like that. And again, it was one hell-of-a-process, but I found that I enjoyed the beading much more than the knitting:
And finally, I bought this plain black suede pump for next to nothing and thought of jazzing it up abit. I’m such a girly girl like that... just point me to all that sparkles. I then went to the haberdashery store and bought a packet of sequins and some fabric glue and with a tweezer, I got to work. It went much faster than the beading, even though I still had to wait for the glue to dry on each row before proceeding to the next. And this is the result: