Sunday, November 25, 2012


Hey gals and maybe a few guys. I haven't been on here much. A lot has happened though, I see. Marriages, babies, divorces, moves, bummed up limbs. ~Silverstyle :((( ~

I have been crazy busy and am sort of coming out of the fog of overwork. So now I have a little more time to think about other things besides grading and costumes. (although I should probably be grading right now. :P)

I am a creativity junkie though. If it's not one thing it's something else. I finally got into Instagram. It's so much fun I can't stand it. Here are a few of the pictures I've Instagrammed lately.

Showing off my pedicure with my pedicat

Chillin' at a really really cool place where Elvis and Steve McQueen used to hang out 

Neon sign at the roller rink. My hand is still bruised a week later. Oh well, it was fun!!

My favorite!! This is my daughter in her 1920's costume from her school play last year. I actually used the Camera + app which I really like.

Instagram seems to be used mostly by young people but I love it. It gives digital photos a great vintage quality. Are you using it?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Visible Monday-Blue Dress, White Hair, Red Lips

Hi again. I wore this dress before but the pictures were a little blurry. I wore this today to a meeting at FIDM. It's so comfortable and easy. Machine wash, hang dry, no wrinkles. This dress makes me understand a little bit, the love affair with polyester in the 1970's. This dress is from the early 1980's I would say. I got it at Goodwill. 


Here's a little bit of a close-up of  the fabric. It's got black dots on it.

Wooh. Sexeh. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

1950's Easy Refashion

I got to see some really cool things at FIDM today which I'll share with you another time. I did dress up, though, so let's see how that turned out.

The skirt was from a 1950's dress that I bought for $4.00 a while back. It was too small and shredding on top so I turned it into a skirt. I took out a piece so it wasn't so wide and bulky. The print is so cool and 50's! The lining was a leftover bit from another refashion that was a dress to an apron. Basically, since the hems were already done in the original garments, I just sewed the two skirt pieces together at the top and added elastic into a casing.

Skirt-thrifted and refashioned
Belt-Charlotte Russe
Necklace and glass ring-Trade show

I'm really into getting more color for Summer. I'm not talking about tanning, although, if it wasn't so dangerous, it would probably be a really good idea. I mean color in my wardrobe and accessories. Most of my clothes tend to be in the neutral range, I've discovered. Have you been getting any more corals and turquoises and spearmints and such?

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Other F Word and Happy Father's Day

Just watched a great documentary on Showtime called The Other F Word.  It's about Punk Rockers who are now fathers. It's touching and funny and the clothes and hair are fantastic.

I know quite a few guys who are Punk Rock Dads. That's what happens when you're "this" age. So Happy Father's Day, Punk Rock Dads!! Take the tie your kids gave you, rip it up and put it back together with safety pins. Or try this cool DIY:

ps Yes, I've been gone a long time. My life has been super busy. But I'm planning a comeback. Miss you guys. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Yes I'm still alive!

I've just been busy and it's easy to get out of the blogging habit once you've been away and to focus on non priorities like making  a living and raising a child. Ha ha. That was a joke. Don't call the authorities.

I've been half promising to put up some stand-up so you can see what it is I do and I finally got a decent tape. Anyway, here it is. And don't worry, it's all clean in case you're goofing off at work. :)