As I mentioned in my last post, I've been in a little funk lately, I really appreciated to book and lecture suggestions--i listened to them and even ordered a book. I'm ready to take this head on and figure out how to feel more excited about this life I have (and don't worry about me, i'm not that bad, just want to feel happier).
As a part of that, i'm making a few changes in my day to day life--like cooking at home more, going to the gym more regularly, leaving my phone at home more often, and as a more exciting part of this change--i've decided to become a better seamstress. I grew up with a mother who could make it all--anything I could sketch out, she could create and to perfect fit. She's a bit of a perfectionist, so rather than let me do it (and do it wrong) she would generally just take over my sewing projects, and since I can be a little bit lazy (and i knew full well that if she did it, it would be a lot better) I would generally let her without a peep. So, although i can probably sew better than some, it's still not great.
But a friend of mine shared with me this super silly Simplicity Pattern video from the 1950s that is really corny and probably somewhat sexists if you looked even a little bit into it, but nonetheless, it accomplished it's goal of inspiring women to want to sew, at least for me. I'm putting this on the blog as a sort of accountability tactic. I'm going to go to the fabric store this week and my goal is to sew something this weekend--hoping it will get me feeling like my old self.
What are your tricks for feeling good?
Do you have any talents you'd like to explore deeper?
hat//free people sale (buy similar here $11)
'm' necklace//divas boutique in tempe (buy similar here $30)
turquoise necklace//forever21 (buy here $10)
leather belt//(old) j.crew
zella dress// free people (buy it here $88)
leather mexican purse//vintage (similar here)
gold bracelets//stylelately, vintage, a beautiful heart
sandals//(old) old navy (similar here $22)
hair//beach curl tutorial here