Thursday, June 5, 2014

Red & Black Week 2014, Day 5

 Today was the first really hot day of the summer. Naturally, we picked this particular day to go shopping. 
Smart idea. Very smart. 
Let me explain why. 
Most people get used to warming temperatures gradually. They go outside, see the sun, their bodies sort of go with the warmth. 
I, on the other hand, stay in. I don't like it outside. It's bright and the sun hurts my eyes, and did I mention all the bugs who try to eat me alive? 

Also, our house is COLD. I've been wearing sweaters inside up until today. 

So. Today, I woke up at seven after four hours of sleep. I tried to get some more shut-eye, but Husband saw it fit to let out the biggest snore ever. So I got up. Annoyed. At seven. 

I wasn't really in the mood for anything complicated. I spent the morning writing and doing my nails. Toenails got black varnish, fingers Morticia-red. 
And when it came time to put some clothes on, I sort of just reached in the closet, and took the first things that went together. 

Big mistake. 

I chose a red bra, an almost see-through mesh top, and a two layer mesh skirt, which I've shown on the blog before. For footwear, I chose platform sandals. 
Leaving home, the outfit was really nice and cool, but in a sun-warmed city... well, let's just say I'm a bit sweaty right now. 

Just to be on the safe side, I took a shawl with me. Sis made this one. It's crochet, with lovely flower motifs. I got this several years ago, and it's gotten a lot of wear. 

Shopping wasn't all that good, but I did pick up two tops. One red, one black. Just to celebrate red & black week. 

Until next time. 
Remember to drink lots of fluids. 


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Red & Black Week 2014, Day 4: YARR!

The annual Red & Black Week caught me off-guard again. I really should start keeping my eyes open... 
As I was unprepared, I thought I'd have to skip the challenge this year. But today, I remembered I had something stashed. 

Some of you may remember a cold winter's day with a frozen Heather outside, on an icy lake, wearing red velvet. I wasn't happy with the coat, so I took it apart, and redid it. Now, it is practical, fully functional, and fit to be worn. 
At least when hitting the bars... 

Now, as the ice has melted, I am free to go as I please. 
I gave the coat a large collar, and pirate cuffs. The hem falls mid-calf, and the coat is fully lined in black. Every bit of black leather is gone, along with traces of Norse deities. Now, I get to play pirates anytime I want! 

I paired the coat with a long skirt and a satin waist corselet I made, and a lace blouse I picked up from a flea market. The shoes I pimped out long ago, and they're still the best pair of heels I've ever owned. 

I shall sail to the edge of the world, and claim all treasures for myself. I shall be known as Captain Heather, and all shall tremble before me!
The day we took the photos, was the first sunny day of the early yet unstable spring. Remembering the previous outside photo shoot, I was quite happy with having nothing to complain about other than the sun being in my eyes. 

I shall be victour... hey, who the **** stole my ship!
Being Captain Heather was great fun, and I'm glad I took the time to alter the coat. Now, all I need is more opportunities to wear it! 

Until next time. I'll try my hardest to get another post done on Red&Black Week!