In shop news, I probably won't have a fall/winter collection up until after everyone else. I've got so much on my plate right now, I'm just going to focus on one thing at a time! After I'm settled in a little bit at our new apartment, I'll re-open the shop. I know some of you have contacted me about the seaside dress and a few other items and they will still be available. I'm thinking of making a wool coat for the winter collection, but I'm still unsure if I really want to tackle such a big project. But I recently came across some gorgeous wool and I really want to use it somehow! I'd also like to make some silk tops. And maybe some plaid tunics or shirts. We shall see! I'm also considering not making historical clothing anymore. But I haven't decided yet. It's just that it takes so much of my time and I'm frankly burnt out with all the custom orders. Each custom order takes so long, sometimes months. And it's mentally draining and stressful. I'd like to be focusing more of my time on my own designs and collections. SO anyway...that's what I've been thinking about lately!
I've also been thinking about fall fashion! What keeps entering my mind right now is jeans and pants. What do you think about the bell bottom trend that keeps popping up? I'm itching to get my hands on a good 1970s jeans pattern and make myself a pair. I'm also continuing to search for the perfect pair of pants. I'm thinking since my budget right now is so tight, maybe I'll just make my own pair. I've been looking at patterns from the late 1960s and early '70s. I like the pants that are straight and ankle length, slightly more slim but not "skinny." Perhaps made of wool or just a plain cotton twill. You know, the kind that hits a little higher than the hips, but not too high. I'm also thinking of a pretty drapey silk blouse with a simple collar and v-neckline. The length would be lower in the back than the front and pretty loose. And of course I am always a big fan of a good plaid shirt for fall season. Oh and anything equestrian! Riding pants, riding boots etc. I'd really like a good pair of riding pants and of course my dream pair of riding boots are always on my wish list! And as far as shoes, I did a little online shopping while I was on heavy pain medication (heehee) and bought these LL Bean Suede Blucher Mocs after thinking about it for awhile. Yep, I'm copying the fashionable Joanna from Cup of Jo! I can't wait to wear them this fall!
And now to talk about the pictures of my hair! Have you seen this? It's this ingenious way to curl your hair overnight with no heat and only a bit of water! I have really thick hair that is prone to frizzies, so I did this a few days after I washed my hair. I also use argan oil before putting my hair up and then also after taking my hair down to smooth out any frizz. Love that stuff! You should really try it! I felt like a 1970s Nancy Drew when I woke up this morning! I love my bouncy hair and I especially love that I didn't have to spend any time with a hot iron!
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy these last hot days of summer! xo