forest green and some seriously spiked heals.
spring green dress. A fun, caring, and very well run one-day event. I recommend it highly.
The plaid dress worn retro style for day one, and my favorite red Jessica Wiggle dress (post to come) with the Dior black jacked re-purposed from its normal suit for day two.
the first fashion post I did for Retro Rack.
red, green, and pink all got their own blog entries.
Peach for Books Inc in San Francisco, and Teal for the Keplers down on the peninsula. These outfits were selected by you, the readers.
Reno. Day one in red with Unwoman and dressed for the Girl Genius Steampunk Ball that night.
red skirt for working the SFWA table and my SF Book Club TV interview, in a gold Flobert gown that evening.
marigold cocktail dress, and a knit cream top with a black pencil skirt for the last day.
black flippy dress with pink top for the day, which I changed out for evening, a teal top with plaid skirt, and a polka-dot skirt with black top on Sunday. I did this whole convention with only carry on luggage and I was pretty proud of myself.
really limited packing so I just brought my check suit, Jessica Wiggle red dress, a black cardy, and correlated accessories, including my much used black rain cape.
steampunk outfits: the Spoon, the Autumn, and a thrown together extra that could convert for plane travel.
It's hard to pick a favorite from 2011. But I think the award goes to . . .
I just really loved this dress I wore on day two of ALA. It looked unexpectedly well with a big straw hat. I got to talk a bit about one of my heroes and hang out all day with librarians in this dress. Who could ask for anything more? My favorite acquisitions of the year were definitely the two capes, although I did get many other fun things.
Your thoughts? Anything you wore you loved in 2011? Anything you'd like to see me wear more of? Topics you wish it chat more about in this blog?
Immediate plans include: hounds-tooth, lust objects, caplets, the red Jessica Wiggle dress in review, DIY purse mods, the black Dior suit in review, DIY shirt from dress, black pencil skirts, retro makeup tips, pretty shoes, stylish retro menswear, jackets, more cloche hats, DIY hat follies, retro casual for everyday, Secret Project X photos from the video shoot, and Spring 2012 fashion trends done the retro way! I hope you're looking forward to it . . I am.
Oh, and happy 2012!!