Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Playful by nature

Jacket, Banana Republic. Dress, Toi Et Moi. Cardigan, J.Crew. Gloves, vintage macrame by my aunt. Tights, Hue. Pumps, Nine West.

These sweet gloves are remnants of my aunt's macrame phase. It was intense. She made everything, in a myriad of colors: shirts, dresses, sun hats, and the implied doilies. I've been through a few phases myself, though none have left me with anything quite as tangible. Solitaire, Freecell and Minesweeper have been on-again, off-again vices ever since Windows '96. Tetris? I don't like to talk about it. Catacomb Abyss, Bonkheads and Hercules were my only forays into more advanced graphics (like Amelie, I take pleasure in the simple things, and that includes technology). Sudoku and Crossword puzzles are the ones I use to trick people into thinking I'm smart (a sure deal, try it). Chinese jump rope kept me spry as a preteen (I still play it in my head sometimes, as I'm falling asleep). As for Scrabble, Boggle, Trivial Pursuit, and Taboo - I reserve those for parties and sometimes sad tables for one, please. 

So what have I gained from all this? A decent vocabulary, severe anxiety, sweet legs, and a highly addictive personality. I suppose I should be grateful I don't need glasses, despite all the ocular abuse. As for my current pursuits, I'm still trying to pick up a respectable addiction, like reading too much Proust, exercising too often, or being too kind to strangers (a recipe for a Dateline disaster!). I'm trying my best, but so far, nothing has stuck. Any suggestions?

19 comments:

CessOviedo said...

Just seeing at your outfit makes me smile! Loved the yellow cardi, cute color mix! btw I still play tetris, my Iphone runs out of battery twice a day due to it!

http://blog.cessoviedo.com

Jen HaHA said...

"Black-and-yellow, black-and-yellow." My hubby's been listening to lots of hiphop lately. It's a good way for me to expand my indie music mind. If you don't know that song then my comment probably sounds like a whole lot of gobblygook. Wait, you didn't get snow? It's so sunny and beautiful.

Love those gloves! Did your aunt make hanging plant pot holders? Blogging is definitely an addiction.

Amber Blue Bird said...

your outfit is crazy cute and i adore your gloves...people dont wear gloves often enough

Salony said...

I love the color of your tights, it's a very bold choice but it works well!

rlutz said...

such fun gloves...love the mix of yellows with the neutral skirt!! You wear colors so well!

MONKEYFACE said...

Well you've already got dressing too pretty down, so I'm all out of ideas. Seriously I would pay an obscene amount of money for your aunt's macrame gloves. They are DEE. VINE.

Lindsay said...

My husband has that addiction: reading too much Proust! It may sound like I'm lying, but I swear it's the real thing. Unfortunately that addiction has not caught on around our apartment. The cats won't even look at a book. Whatever will we do with all of our free time...?

 Lindsay Living

Aesthetic Alterations said...

This is a wonderful outfit--I love it equally with or without the trench!

tastymoog said...

super cute. i have a bit of an addictive personality as well, so can't really offer much help!

Jess said...

I love your outfit! The gloves look amazing of course but I especially adore the hem of that dress. Very pretty.

May I suggest cleaning others' cars? That habit is always a winner.

Mj. said...

Your aunt is crazy talented! And this dress is to die for. Wow.
How about becoming a connoisseur or collector of something? You could be addicted to finding the best lemon meringue pie in the city or a 1st edition of every Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

Elizabeth said...

Those macrame gloves are so special, as is an aunt who goes through a phase that results in those gloves :)

As for addictions, I can highly suggest dancing tango. It will suck you in and hold on tight. Plus you get free hugs and pretty shoes! I'm also a big fan of the knitting addiction. You can get some pretty good stuff out of that too.

exoh,
Elizabeth

StephAnna said...

Love this colour combo and what a cute skirt. To top it off, you had on such cute gloves plus it was made by your aunt. Btw, thanks for stopping by our humble blog beginnings. Do stop by more often when you can!

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Cheers,
StephAnna

Cait said...

I love all the yellow!!! And those gloves are awesome! Love it!

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Distilled Daley said...

L to the O, I love this look. Yay to fellow Canadian bloggers. Was in Vancouver for the Olympics last year. February is just not the same anymore. Great job with the mixing!

aaez said...

you are too funny. love the gloves.

Mrs. J said...

I have Sudoku, Crossword and a form of Boggle on my Ipod. I love playing them! :) I totally screamed when I seen this outfit! I love it x 3 is how I feel about this entire look! Classic, fun, lovely and wonderful!!

Ana - Better in Sepia said...

This is such a cute outfit! It's cute even without the gloves, but they add such a wonderful touch!

kelseywilliams said...

I think you belong in a magazine. That skirt is fabulous.