Well I finally came down with the flu, full-on this time. I've had small bouts of illness over the winter but Saturday night I started feeling a bit icky and woke up yesterday with a fever and aches and cough and all the rest. I felt bad enough to stay home from work today though I'll be back tomorrow regardless.
I have to say though that having the Macbook makes being sick so much better! I watched documentaries all day yesterday when I wasn't napping, and most of today, and I didn't even
have to move out of bed or off the couch. And there's a bonus: it keeps me toasty warm. Very crucial with the flu.
Anyhow I was lucky to get sick after Xmas instead of before, and though I didn't have time to sew everything I wanted to for gifts I got the most important ones done. Couple weeks before Christmas I cut out the pieces for several small boxy zipper bags and not quite so many shopping bags.
I organized all the materials into their own ziploc bags as I do for my projects, and as you can see to the right.
Then I gradually sewed them up, finishing 2 shopping bags and 1 zipper bag in time for Christmas Day, and getting some others started to send out late or give as gifts throughout the year.
Today I felt marginally better and although I slept most of the day I also did some web
surfing and online shopping. First I poked around on Style.com in their section on beauty icons, mostly from the past, which I love for finding retro looks and beautiful old photos of starlets and divas of yore.
I am also interested in street fashion blogs, and I rediscovered the Sartorialist and Facehunter and also found links in another blog (can't remember now which) to a blog on stylish older people called Advanced Style which is fab! I wanted to find some street style from Eastern
Europe, preferably Warsaw, Prague, or Budapest, but haven't had any luck yet.
I love that Eastern style, so chic and sort of world weary especially in the winter time, but I haven't seen any street fashion blogs based in those cities exclusively. I found one or two Moscow sites, but they seem younger or more party-scene-oriented than I prefer. I also like this Copenhagen blog, but it doesn't seem to have as frequent postings as some.
One of the things I bought was a wrap sweater from Target, as seen here. My only reservation about it is that I am most likely to wear it when it's cold out, obviously, and I don't know how I can wear a jacket over it very well. I was hoping to find some images of folks pulling it off but couldn't so far, so if anyone has suggestions please let me know!