Thursday, June 16, 2016

Cherish the Years You Have With Your Kids

I made this in Photoshop when my older daughter was 1, and I was pregnant with the second daughter. It just struck me looking back on the days I'd had with her - they whizzed by, even when I felt like I "cherished every moment".

Don't ever feel like you did it wrong. You did your best. Every moment is new and exciting, and there's no use living in the past. But be aware of how you spend your short days and try to make the most of them.

"Newborn for a month
Infant for a year
Toddler for two years
Preschooler for two years
Child for five years
Preteen for three years
Teenager for five years
Adult.
And then they're off. Take care what you do with those years. They are few, though they may seem like many."

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Curvy Petite Fashion Struggles

Being 5'4" makes me right between "petite" and "misses" sizing, but I tend to like the style of the "juniors" section better. So my style often is a mix of all three. And since I'm a size 12 roughly, I'm right inbetween regular and plus sizing. Plus doesn't hardly ever fit, and regular is usually too small for my boobs. I've learned this is called being an "Inbetweenie".  And since I know how to sew, I very often buy things big and hem/taper them.
  • I'm 5'4" and about 170lbs. I'm a size 12 in pants, a M-L-XL in tops depending on so many factors (namely, imaginary Female Sizing Charts), and a 34DDD/34F in bras.
  •  My measurements around are 38"/32"/42" so my butt is 4" larger than my bust, and 10" larger than my waist. Work it.
  • Proportionally speaking, I have a short torso and long legs for my frame. There's only 8" between the bottom of my bra and my belly button. I have a 30" inseam.
  • Most frequently, I shop at Value Village. I can't be spending $50 retail on a shirt I'm going to have to alter anyway - and there are literally thousands of tons of perfectly wearable clothes put in landfills every day, and cheap new ones fabricated in sweat shops. Doin my part.

Here's a few of my WAYWT (what are you wearing today) shots, and some bonus Petite Curvy models who have helped me figure out how to fit myself.

Here I am. Take it aaaallll in.

Walking around San Francisco. Those flats are charcoal and sparkley! Those sleeves are too long. Gotta hem them.
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Can I just live in Happy Humans Town from the movie Home? Sidewalks instead of roads, everyone in tiny eco-friendly houses, spending most of their time outside together with their neighbors... Although they need some more trees like... stat... or everyone's gonna asphyxiate pretty quickly.

I don't have much to say today I just wanted to throw that out there.

Also, these are screenshots from the movie. I couldn't find any results from Google.