Friday, September 17, 2010


Uh, hi, guys. Remember me? Remember that one time I called my hiatus "brief" & then skidaddled my way out of the state? Yep. About that... classes are so crazy that I haven't had time to do much else! But you know what? It's a good kind of busy. Because a lot of my busy revolves around fabric types and seam finishes, pressing techniques, Vogue assignments, street style, and considering studying abroad at the London College of Fashion in a few years. I can't complain about that!

Honestly, as heavy a workload as it is, I couldn't be more ecstatic that this is what I'm studying. This is what I'm going to do forever and I don't know if I could possibly be more head-over-heels with it. (Not so head-over-heels for Fundamentals of Speech, but even English Composition & American Government aren't too bad.)

Oh, so, today is my birthday. I'm not planning on doing much--probably sleeping (after staying up until 12:30 to finish my outfit & then having to get up at 6:30 for class), convincing a friend to watch the Blues Brothers with me, & indulging in the adorable Hello Kitty cupcakes my darling roomie got me. (For serious, she's the best. She's leaving this weekend & felt bad about missing my birthday, so she got cupcakes & made a fabulous door decoration & gave me a present in a glittery-rainbow-winged-horse gift bag. Aw.) I'm okay with low-key. 19 isn't a big deal (though it's my last year as a teen, that's weird), and I'd rather focus on the whole year ahead than just one day. Also, I'm planning a mutual birthday party with a friend for two weeks from today & am inviting my favorite people, so I don't need to celebrate beyond that.

My gift to myself was a new outfit: this super soft t-shirt & ruby red skirt. I whipped them up last night (woefully, without matching thread... something to fix someday else). Nothing beats a brand new outfit! Everything was basic, except that I inserted pockets in the seams! Molly (roommate) & I studied a store-bought skirt with seam inserted pockets, figured out how they were put together, & then I kind of winged it. I am so excited! The only problem is that I made them a little low so the zipper would fit in okay, but I'm really happy we were able to figure it out.

Note--I wrote most of this post in the morning after class... had a good, lazy, not-too-homework-filled day. Now I'm off to maybe socialize, we'll see. :)

necklace / gift | shirt & skirt / handmade | shoes / vintage,


  1. i wish you lived closer. i'd watch the blues brothers with you..."We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigerettes, it's dark out, and we're wearing sunglasses." :)

    <3 katie

  2. Darling Addie,
    Happy 19th birthday!!! It is so crazy how freaking old we are getting!! =P I am planning on calling you again sometime soon... when is a good time for you? I miss you and love you! And I am SO PROUD of you! Keep rocking design school with your genius!!

  3. Yay! I love the skirt! And you did in-seam pockets installed in a skirt before me.

    Oh, and now you have to change your graphic for your blog header - sorry! :-)

  4. your skirt is adorable. did you make the shirt too?

  5. Happy birthday!! I really liked how you said you should be focusing on the year ahead and not just this one day. That's very true & inspiring :)

  6. Happy Birthday! Love your outfit. I also love excuses to make things for myself. ^_^

  7. Happy birthday! I really love the skirt, great colour.

  8. Happy Birthday, Addie! :)

  9. Happy birthday! I can't believe you're only nineteen. So am I, and despite what your header has said, I always felt that you were older than me somehow. :) Lovely outfit, by the way.


  10. Happy Birthday Addie!
    So lovely to hear that you had a good time, wow 19! The outfit is simple yet fantastic!
    It's so exciting to hear that you're coming to London in a few years! I'll probably still be there, and maybe we'll finally meet! :)

  11. happy late birthday! sorry I missed it, DH was hogging the computer all weekend! you look adorable as ever! I remember being 19, it was BUSY year for me, enjoy it!

  12. Feliz CumpleaƱos AddiƩ! Well we texted you ha!:)
    but I must say.....I just adore that skirt! And pockets! What more can gal want?
    Beautifull shade of red......and your beautifull too doll!
    Tony and Jr agrees! We can't wait to see you!!!!!

    We have a .....lil surprise....we might see you before you see us at the wedding! come the 2 Beeners! Or 3! I'll let u know k luv....:)

  13. Happy birthday!! That skirt is adorable (:

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog & for the follow. :D


    PS I just read your about me- I was homeschooled too!

  14. Happy birthday Addie! Though, it's horridly late :(
    Well, I suppose that's what happens when I have an insanely busy life, plus I get all pessimistic and lame stuff like that. I miss all the wonderful blog updates!
    But you know, I suppose late birthday wishes are better than not having any.

    Also, please note. I didn't mean that as a pity party for myself. Just saying why I've been gone. It's not like I haven't been commenting cause I don't like you or something!!! I was just slightly lame for a while.

    Sidetrack aside, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

  15. BTW, I am in love with your couch. It looks SO comfortable!!! =)

  16. Happy very belated birthday! I love the skirt... You're so talented, I love all of your awesome creations! :)

  17. Thank you all SO much for the well wishes and sweet comments! <3

    Ruth - Thank you dear! I did make the shirt. :)

    Veronika - We'll make it happen! It'll probably be in 2 or so years, but for sure, we will have to meet up in London. At Topshop or something fantastic like that. Have you started yet? How's it going??

    Tany - yes yes YES. When do you think you'll be coming to the midwest?? The day we meet will be the best EVER. Maybe on your way to see Adrianne you can swing through my town? That would probably work best. :) So excited. &, thanks, darling.

    Dork Vader - Aw, don't worry about it! I hope things are looking up for you and going better by now, dear. I appreciate that you even take the time to see what's up in my life, let alone comment! & thank you for the kind words!

    Dana - Try me on Friday! I'm busy most of the week (disgustingly so: American government exam + career conference tomorrow, crazy amounts of things due + adviser meeting on Thursday) but I'm free after 9 (6 AM your time) on Friday, so give me a call or I'll try you sometime in the afternoon. oh, & isn't the couch fantastic? It's molly's. :)


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