Sunday, March 13, 2011

Weecap: March 12th and 13th

A rainy, stormy weekend in which Gracey watches movies (Being Julia), does a little thrifting and gets crafty (successfully!) but not as crafty as she would like.

Lucky Magazine had a feature in their February (I think) issue about dying clothes.  And I know Jessica from What I Wore has done a couple posts on dying clothes, including this one on how to overdye.  I have a couple of pieces in my closet that I like, but I don't love, mostly because of the color.  So, I thought this weekend, I'd try dying those items and see just how inhibiting my lack of craftiness was.

Saturday, 3/12/11

But, first I needed to buy a big pot to do my dying in.  Being the frugal gal I am, I wanted to get the pot from a thrift store, so Saturday I did some minor thrifting (just two stores) in this:


I wore grey leggings (Target), plaid skirt (Target), white tee (Target), blue cardigan (Beth Bowley via Nordstrom Rack), cashmere scarf (Nordstrom) and riding boots (Born Crown via Nordstrom).  Sadly, I did not find the large pot I was looking for - I want at least a 10 qt pot, but preferably a 12 qt one so I didn't get to dye anything.  However, I did find some other items, including two ties, which brings us to Sunday.

Sunday, 3/13/11

On Sunday I meant to go back out and resume my search for a dye pot, and I wore this:

I wore black leggings (Target), a black skirt (Target), cream and tan tunic (Old Navy), black cardigan (Old Navy), OTK socks (Nordstrom), checked scarf (Steve Madden via Macys), turquoise earrings (gifted (Thanks, Rosey!) and red rubber boots (via Ross).

Well, this is what I wore with the exception of the red boots.  I put them on fully intending to brave the weather, but it had turned nastier out than I had thought.  The wind was so bad, it actually blew our barbecue over, and we have one of those large barbecues. Instead, I stayed in and made an obi belt!  I will wear it tomorrow and link to the tutorial.

Also, have you all seen that movie "Being Julia" with Annette Benning?  It's a few years old (2004 maybe?) and I think she was nominated for an Academy Award for it.  I thought it was an absolutely lovely film, but I was amazed at how much Annette Benning then looked like Nicole Kidman looks now.  If you've seen it, am I imagining things?

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!



  1. Lovely outfits! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love getting and sharing clothing inspirations with other fashion bloggers and I'm glad you liked my look. :)

  2. Oh, I love Sunday's outfit...and the big red boots! Good luck on finding the large pot. Can hardly wait to see how your obi turns out.

  3. I love love love your red boots! Actually I like rain boots of any color -- I am partial to them. :-) see my post

  4. love the saturday outfit it is so feminine! the skirts adorb and i love the cardigan!

    <3 steffy

  5. i love your weekend wear! you look way more put together on weekends than i ever do! great boots in both pics!

  6. Sunday's outfit is amazing!
    Thanks for your sweet comment <3

  7. Love that scarf...adds a nice pop to your look :)

  8. I love the colours and layering of Saturday's look and those red Sunday boots are fantastic! Hope you find a suitable pot soon :)

  9. @GretchTM - I agree, sharing inspiration with other bloggers is wonderful.

    @Terri - I am going to go out again tonight and look for a pot, so fingers crossed!

    @Kari - you weren't kidding about loving rain boots of any color! I love that you got the same type your father had when you were little. I don't think my dad every wore bright red boots...

    @Steffy - thank you. I do love that little plaid skirt - I don't know why I don't wear it more often.

    @two birds - if I look put together, I promise you it was only because I left the house (or meant to in Sunday's case).

    @Marella - thanks Marella!

    @Emmy - scarves are my go-to accessory. I can't be bothered to wear earrings everyday, but I will wear scarves.

    @Stef - thank you! And I hope I find a suitable pot too. I keep finding all sorts of things that I want to dye!

  10. Hey Gracey, I'm from Brazil n sometimes I come here to check ur looks. They are all lovely! ")

    Those riding boots r fabulous!! Loved them! *-*
    Also loved the checked scarf n the turquoise earings!

    Have a wonderful wed
    xx ")

  11. Thank you so much for stopping by Luisa! I really do appreciate it and the comments.


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