Monday, 18 October 2010

First try at fake bob

This is what I wore to the dance at Saturday this weekend, the blouse doesn't photograph very well, but it's a favorite... The skirt is my beloved circleskirt (made by mom 30 years ago), the stockings are from What Katie Did and the shoes are a pair of Aris Allen 30s reproducion.

Inspired by browsing the new Vintage Hairstyling book last weekend, I made an attempt at a fake bob. It needs a bit of work, but I'm happy to report that the hair kept in place while I danced, so there will be more times with this hairdo.

A close up, where you can see that it's still up after all that dancing, although it is hanging a bit lower. During the evening I got the tip to use a very thin hairnet over the whole bob. I'll try that next time!

I've already mentioned that my string-shelves are finally up on the wall, but I wanted to give you a pre-view, now that it has some books in it! A strange thing, books. As soon as I have all my books up, a place starts feeling like home. I know there are people who don't own books, but for me they're absolute essentials of life. Anyway, at the picture you can see part of the middle section and part of the right section.

It's a rather short post today, I'm afraid. I was at the dentist earlier today, it's really hurting, so now I'm going to crawl back to my sofa and watch either Dead like me or Criminal minds (has borrowed some boxes from friends). Hopefully I make up my mind before I reach the living room =)

Love, Erika


Andi B. Goode said...

Your hair looks great. =D And I know what you mean about books. I feel the same about DVDs. Sometimes, and this is probably a bit weird, I like to just sit and look at all the DVDs and books on my shelves! Hehe.
-Andi x

Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka said...

Vilken tjusig outfit! och vad snygg du är i håret!
Ha en bra helg!

Erika said...

Andi: Thank you! Also, I totally understand about the dvd:s! We got the dvd-shelfs up at the same time as the bookshelfs, and I'm gazing just as lovingly at the dvd:s as I am on the books =) It's just something about rows of titles and colours that's so comforting and home-y =)

Glamour-och-fläskpannkaka: tackar så mycket! Det har varit en väldigt trevlig helg, hoppas du haft detsamma!

Olivia said...

schysst frisyr, gillade blusen och kjolen med, lågärmade blusar är riktigt fint ju, att jag alltid glömmer bort att sy sådana... ;) får inspireras av dig och åtgärda problemet. :)

Erika said...

Olivia: Tackar så mycket!
Jag kan bara instämma om långärmat, har på tok för få långärmade blusar och klänningar, vilket är konstigt för det är ju som du säger väldigt fint! Har allvarliga planer på en långärmad ylleklänning, tänk så praktiskt att inte behöva ha tröja eller kofta...

Ha det bra!

Dial V for Vintage said...

What a wonderful outfit! :)

Erika said...

Dial V for vintage; Thank you so much! And welcome to my little blog, I'm so very happy that you stopped by here!