That title would have been so much more poignant if I had my hair fashioned into a beehive that day. Alas, I didn’t, but as these pictures were taken (by Jules, thanks for that!) on campus during freshmen acclimatisation week the buzzing building could count as a bee hive, too. Plus, bee-ish stripes.
- short longsleeve top: Oxfam
- wife beater: H&M
- shorts: pimkie
- tights & socks: H&M
- shoes: Dr. Martens
- arm warmers: made by Jules
- necklace & lace choker: selfmade
- earrings: Africa festival
- buttons: gift from Bertie & some gift shop, I think
- bag: thrifted
I’ve got the very bad habit to go and take the pictures for this weekly feature on Saturday just before sunset. Today I couldn’t take any that were just right, so I made a quick sketch of what I wore today. Not only does this match the outfit, but I also liked it pretty well.
- beret: H&M
- short bodice: thrift shop
- long sleeve: H&M
- skirt: self-made
- tights: some green fashion shop
- gaiters: swap gift by freudenkind
- shoes: cropped-off Undercover steel toes
beret and gaiters for better outfit imagination
- amber necklace: heirloom
- amber sun stud/ silver creole hoop: Waschbär/ found
Welcome to the first official issue of Jules’ and my “Return to Welldressedville” challenge, the SARTORIAL SATURDAY (yes, capitals)!
I wear the following outfit as I am typing, so it’s a real deal Sartorial Saturday for me. Things have been quite busy here in our white little house at the edge of the world – there’s a deep, deep abyss only two steps from our front door at the moment, so it’s really like living at world’s end.
Steampunk Ero something, I guess…
- T-Shirt: Takko
- Bodice: Orsay (changed buttons)
- Shorts: Pimkie
- Tights: Probably Waschbär or a green woolen clothing shop
- Spats: self-made
- Shoes: cropped Undercover combat boots
"Hunt the Hare" buttons.
The accessoires are the reason for this Sartorial Saturday’s title, which is the Afrikaans name for Amber. Plus, the shorts had the right colour, too.
- Amber sun stud: Waschbär
- Golden bell earring: self-made
- Fork bracelet: artisan fair
- Amber necklace: Renaissance fair
- Bag: Vintage (from my mother)
- Alice band (not in the picture): drug store
Today town was awfully crowded so that it took longer than usual to find a place to take pictures… but luckily the old Graveyard Park was empty as always.
Oh, and Jules joined me this week! You can see his outfit here.
And you’re still invited.
Teli recently shared a recipe for lemon-thyme lemonade syrup on her wonderful blog. Of course I had to try it, and added some rosemary and basil to the brew. The sirup cape out pretty much exactly 50cl so that I could fill it neatly into an old olive oil bottle that had waited to be used for something like this for some time.
It tastes incredibly green. ^^
And of course it needed a label! So, here it is:
Aquarelle on water-colour paper
En detail: the left herb is thyme, the right one rosemary. Below is basil.
“Farigoule” is the provençal word for thyme, I though it looked and sounded so much nicer than plain “thym”.
Only English words today, I don’t know why… anyway:
- Haberdashery – Isn’t that word and his content great?
- Twirl – It sounds so warm and green with a little orange to me… and a little off-white.
- Pig – I like pigs and I like the word. What more to say?
- Cradle – An old-fashioned one, of course. Maybe with a sheepskin in it, maybe made of woven willow, with a baldachin or wheels.
- Enchanted – I originally wanted to pick disenchanted but I found it to dark and sad for a list like the above. ^^
Well, basically it’s still 10 Pleasures but by another name. I simply had to change it as I would have found it weird to have two posts of the same title.
- Puff Pastry. We had several recipes for dinner using that folded delight during the last weeks. I love the look of the dough when it comes right from the oven, the warm colour of wood on the top, fading into a great buttery gold for the rest.
- They Might Be Giants. I love the nerd factor in their songs. The Mesopotamians, Ana Ng and Birdhouse in Your Soul (a piece of music that has been used at Pushing Daisies, too!) are my favourites.
- Mushrooms. They make a great alternative for meat! I’m no vegetarian neither am I planning to become one, but I’m trying to lower my consume a bit at the moment and buy only organic meat – which is not too easy with the budget of a student. Anyway, shrooms are tasty, too.
- Our new Bathroom Rugs. From Little Sweden. Our old ones were horrible plastic things that were utterly useless. When we went to the Swedish colony we came across a heap of vivid-coloured rugs and had to take some with us – one in teal and one in orange. I’m delighted every time I step on them now. ^^
- Lightbulbs. The old-fashioned ones. I like the shape and the light, and as I had to work with them for the Steampunk con it came to my mind again. Maybe the small ones that you use for doll houses would make nice pendants, to…
- Picking Blackberries. They don’t even taste so perfectly well when you don’t eat them right from the hedge as they’re not sun-warmed then. But either way, they are great.
- Clearing Out. I did so with another couple of boxes and a closet at the weekend. It’s really making me feel a little bit lightened.
- The Smell of Dusty Wood. I recognized that when I arrived at the train station last Thursday where you have to go though a long corridor or rough wood as it’s a little bit of a long time building lot.
- Rabbits. Especially the two I live with at the moment. With the boys wandering all around the world (Bambi’s gone to Norway to pick up his sister, the Satyr is going wherever he likes, and I don’t know where that is at the moment) I’m fully responsible for this fluffy little creatures. And it will be a sad day when Bambi will return them to his sister.
- Honey Bonbons. My mother got me an old-fashioned cornet of them at the medieval fair yesterday and they are exactly the right thing for my sore throat at the moment. :)