Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Strange Form of Life.

1960's Plaid Coat (Thrifted, $5)
1940's Cropped Navy Jacket (Yard Sale, $5)
1950's Pink & White Dress (Thrifted, $1)
Black Velvet Flats

Seriously, how cool is this overcoat?  It's a tad too big for me, but seriously, I could care less- I'm keeping this one for life! 
It's an incredibly beautiful day outside, so I really wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to not wear tights.  This is the first time I've ever worn this dress out, even though I bought it for my birthday in the summer.  There just aren't that many occasions that I feel like wearing bright pink... which brings me to my next point. 
Why, all of a sudden, do I seem to have a huge amount of pink clothing?!?  Both dresses I've made recently have pink in them (I've gotten a couple new patterns, and the fabric I have that works for the pattern at hand just happens to be of a pinkish hue..).  Bah! 
Now, I'm not against pink, I'm just not in that head space at all lately...  So friends, if you see an influx of pink in the coming days, you know why :). 

What I love most about this outfit, is that it really flows well when I walk.  It's crazy windy outside, and it looks really cool when the bright green jacket is blown open to reveal a bright pink full skirt.  Trust me, this whole outfit is 50% brighter than it looks in these pics :). 

Mmmm...  This morning I made Tempeh and rice to bring with me for lunch, and it turned out GOOD.  I boiled plain tempeh for 10 minutes, then slow cooked it with white miso, garlic, sea salt, & dates for 45 minutes.  Yum, yum, yum. 
I love cooking for one!  Every meal is a new flavor opportunity.
(yes, I just wrote that)

I've been a Christmas mad woman this past week!  I still have a few things to make, but I've mapped out the  next 3 nights, so I should be fine.  I'm trying to take some pictures as I go so I can share my crafty christmas items with you!

Jimmy and I are making our way through 'Six Feet Under' right now.  We just finished the 2nd season last night, and are most definitely hooked.  If you've seen the show, let me just say that I love the mom, and Keith!  I actually tried to watch the show a couple years ago, and somehow didn't get into it?  I don't know how that's at all possible..  Hmmm... Anyway, if you haven't seen it, check it out!  I've been putting the discs on hold at the library a season at a time (ahh, free shows, does it get better?).

Below, is my all time favorite Bonnie Prince Billy song.  The lyrics are so fantastic...  A kiss to end the longing of an unrequited love...  ahhh.  I love when a slow song can be transformed into such an intense experience through lyrics.  So good.
Have a great day, ally.



  1. Cute! I've hit a weird pink kick too.. It started with a crazy bright pink polo with gold buttons found at the Village and spiraled out of control from there. haha.

    I have GOT to get into your store to have a look at coats. My mom was super sweet and picked up a lovely houndstooth one for me on ebay since I hadn't had any luck finding one on the super cheap... but yeah, it got COLD. Hopefully be seeing you soon :)