Saturday, May 14, 2011

pink and grey tunic

My mom was shopping for clothes online and saw a tunic top she really liked.
However she didn't want to spend 30 dollars plus shipping on it. I got this pattern from burda because it had a skirt and top that i wanted to make, and it also had a tunic that was very similar to the one Mom wanted.

So i made the tunic for Mom and she was gracious enough to model it for me.
She had to do her own modelesque pose of course 
the total cost for this tunic including the pattern which i will reuse was $12 
I like to think i'm thrifty.
Now of course she wants me to make more of them, looks like i'll be busy. 
(I apologize for the mess in the background, i had literally just finished making it and my sewing stuff was everywhere)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I know May isn't the traditional time to make resolutions but i feel compelled to make changes in my life and by listing them out here i have a record of my goals for the coming months.
1. to never have a repeat of this last semester of college, my grades are not where i want them to be and I intent to change this in the coming semester. 
2. to that end i intend to set aside more time for studying and pay closer attention to deadlines. 
3. I'm a messy person and i would like to change that. I intend to clean both my room and my car atleast once a week so it doesn't build up and become overwhelming. 
4. My health is very much related to how i eat and i often grab fast food and eat on the run. I am going to cook and bring my lunches for both work and college. 
5. I have slacked off on my workouts. i want to run the evergreen town race 10K in august and i need to get in shape by running several times a week. sometime in the future I am going to run a half and maybe even a full marathon.

Now that i have written these out i can't back out of this. these are my goals and i intend to reach them. 

The Effect of Wearing Dresses

Today I decided wear a dress. I usually wear t-shirts and jeans. I suppose you are wondering why this is such a big deal. I didn't think i would be however when i went to the book store today something odd happened. i was looking at books about hair when a guy walked up to me. We exchanged pleasantries and then i returned to my book, however he wouldn't go away. he kept trying to engage me in conversation even though i made it clear that i wasn't interested and wanted to be left alone. i finally had to text my boyfriend to call me so i had an excuse to escape. The dress i wore showed no cleavage was knee length and was modest by all but Muslim standards. I have never had this happen to me before so the only reason i can think of is that i was wearing a dress that showed my lower legs. Maybe i'm overreacting but I felt objectified by a complete stranger and it frightened me for a while as i felt trapped. I'm almost certain this guy wouldn't have noticed me if i was wearing my normal outfit of jeans a t shirt and an over-sized sweatshirt. Is wearing dresses really a reason for a guy to ignore social cues and make a woman feel afraid.