I thought I’d do a little blogging recap while I’m on my lunch break from coding.
This past holiday, I spent a portion of it with the Boyfriend’s family, mainly the new year’s portion. We went to his aunt’s home for the early New Year’s eve’s dinner; this being the first year I am attending since dating him five years ago. I was a little nervous but his family graciously prepped me with the names and descriptions of everyone who attended beforehand. I met my former Boss (his aunt), her husband, her sons (and their wives and children). They were all incredibly nice and interesting people. Everyone is involved in art in one form or another except for the Boyfriend and me, and maybe one other young adult who’s about to enter college studying Japanese. His aunt’s family is all into Music, from her to her children. They are incredibly talented, in both music and cooking (ah, wish I had remember to bring my camera along).
It was a casual dinner, so I didn’t dress up at all. Here, I tried recreating it since I had to walk to work today. Note: I apologize for the dusty/dirty mirror. =(
The OTKs, as I had blogged about previously: here, were only ten dollars from a local goodwill, brand new! I looked for them online and found them at Target for a little less than 40 dollars, here.
It’s faux leather though it feels pretty nice and quite soft. By the ankles, it does scrunch up a little because of how ‘light’ the material is, but I didn’t mind so much because with a bit think socks, it didn’t become a problem. It’s about 2 inches above the center of my knee cap and hits nicely at about my lower thigh. I’m wearing size five, but I found it to be a smidge tight with thicker socks. The shaft is loose enough for tights on me, but I would imagine on someone with thinner calves, they’d be great with skinny jeans.
I would highly recommend you’d give them a try. EDIT: Perhaps a better deal would be at Tilly’s for $30, here, with a bit more embellishment. You can try using the sale discount ‘sale50’; it didn’t work for me.
An extra picture on how I tie my scarf. It is a pashmina scarf that I bought at a closing Tibetan store . It is my absolute favorite scarf.
I find tying scarfs or wearing scarfs to be some what of an art. I once found a website that teaches the many different ways of tying a scarf; needless to say, I was fixated with that site for hours.
How do you tie your scarf?