Glitter Bomb

The new guy and I went out for his birthday to a new restaurant called One Pot Shabu Shabu.

Shabu shabu literally means ‘swish swish’ in Japanese and it involves thinly sliced vegetables, meats and seafood swished in a pot of hot broth.

After taking him for Ethiopian food, I’m afraid now I’m getting a reputation among his family members as being the girl who takes him to unusual places.

This doesn’t bother me.

I’d rather be the woman who he has new experiences with than a woman he repeats old familiar patterns with.

Just don’t expect me to eat bugs.

The new guy picked me up in his Corvette.

I was wearing a brown shirt with little flecks of glitter on it.

I proceeded to MOOP ALL OVER THE INSIDE OF HIS CAR.

I’m so sheepish.

The thing is I KNOW BETTER than to wear glitter ANYTHING.

This was a shirt my mom bought me and I loved the gray-brown shade of the blouse.

But I do not like glitter.

And I’m SO EMBARRASSED that I MOOPED in that beautiful car.

According to the new guy, it took a rag and 10 seconds to ‘swish’ the glitter out of his car, but STILL. . .

Another day, another costume

I’m doing research for another costume.

That’s right…. This one requires research, and a lot of creativity and patience.

I’m working on a Steampunk costume.

Nearest I can tell, Steampunk is a little bit 18th and 19th century Victorian with a little bit of the Wild West thrown in.

So this is what I’ve assembled so far…

An ivory Victorian style blouse.

FullSizeRender(3)A black bustle skirt (like the one shown in red, here).

IMG_8266A brown/black under-the-bust corset.

FullSizeRender(2)Victorian style pointy toe shoes.

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I went looking for a hat but all the hats I likes were upwards of $300 to buy. This is the one I fell in lust with.

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So I decided my next project will be to build a hat for my outfit and I started by getting THIS coachman’s topper hat.

vhatI’ve heard it can be very challenging to build a steampunk hat and judging from the cost of millinary supplies, I might wind up spending more than $300 just producing the hat.

So wish me luck! I’m going to need it!