Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Competing Stripes

Hubby shared some new photo apps with me. Love this effect!
My biggest fashion challenge is learning how not to be so matchy-matchy. Often I'm 80s matchy: black hat, black-and-red checkered earrings, red button-up shirt with collar up and sleeves rolled up, black bolo, black stirrups, and red pointy-toed heels. Okay, not really but I think I described one of my outfits from junior high. Or maybe that was my cousin?
Part of my steps to being less matchy-matchy is learning how to pattern mix and color mix. This outfit is a safe pattern and color mix. The stripes go in the same direction (how did I ever brave horizontal stripes?), and the colors are similar. The daring part is that the stripes on the tank are thicker than on my cardi. That's not too daring.
I will challenge myself to be more daring with patterns and colors and share my outfits here. With pattern mixing, I think there is a fine line between making it work and making it look like you got dressed in the dark half-asleep. I'm up for the challenge.
Return of "The Desi"
"The Desi" in its pure form

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Not so exciting but oh so excited!

Not a very exciting outfit...
but I'm so excited that I found tall boots that fit my huge calves!

And, they were marked down to $25-something at the Nordstrom Rack!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I'm not anti-social!

My first instagram pic. Augie was being shy
 about meeting his future cousin, Bea.

Yeah, we're bringing flannel back to Seattle!
While I am still resisting Facebook, I am not anti-Social Networking. I mean, I have this no longer dormant (though constantly napping) blog! It's just that I know I would be on FB all the time and my self-control starts before starting. A feature I like from FB is posting pictures and my cousin recently told me about another type of social networking that captures just that. It's official, I'm on instagram!

Sure, this blog affords me the opportunity to post pictures, but I am more interested in posting pictures of others. Also, it's a picture and a quick blurb. For some reason, I feel like I have to "speak more" here. I will still strive to post outfits here when I have a photographer. Otherwise, I will have most postings on instagram.com/wannabefolkie. Here I'll have copy; on instagram I will have headlines. Something like that.

Why not use my blog name for instagram? It's way too long. Sure I could have abbreviated to Jen HaHA. But I didn't. Plus, wannabefolkie is my ID. I wanted to be a folk/rock singer, okay? There, secret's out. Until this blog awakens from its next nap...see me dreaming away on instagram!