Wednesday, January 26, 2011

On Nnenna's Needles #4

First, a little housekeeping: You may have noticed that I didn't post anything on Sunday and Monday this week and the reason is that I didn't have any quality photos to share.  I like documenting my outfits and knowing what I wore, so I've been taking pictures and posting them even though the quality was not superb.  Well, I'm trying to improve that and post better-quality photos, so no outfit posts if I don't have good pictures (I'm not talking professional level here, I mean, I know next-to-nothing about photography, I just want to avoid any more pictures with a lot of glare or blurriness. That sort of thing.)  I'll just recreate the outfits that didn't get photographed, hopefully with the help of a new little toy that should be arriving in the mail soon!  Anyways, on to the good stuff!

Summer Breeze

 I do not remember why my face is cut off in these pictures,
maybe I had a huge zit or something?!

I made this tank top last Spring in one of my favorite colors to wear, burgundy.  Since it's pretty much see-through, I always wear something underneath, but I can also see it over a bathing suit on the beach-- I can't wait for that to turn into reality!  Seriously, I'm over this snow business, I'd really like it to be warm!  Even though I've spent four winters over here, I'm a California girl through and through!  Which brings me to my next item of business...

Questions! Here's what some of you wanted to know:

1. Ashley asked- Where are you from? I was born in Bakersfield, California, moved around a bunch (including Lompoc, CA, Houston, TX, Grand Blanc, MI, and then back to Bakersfield, CA), but now currently living in New Haven, CT where I go to school.

2. Laura asked- What is your major at school? I am an International Studies/Spanish double major, which is cool because I get to study in several different areas and learn about different countries, but focus on what I'm most interested in.

3. Laura also asked- If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be? This is tough, I'm a terrible at naming my favorite book, or song, or that sort of thing, but, if I had to choose, I might say (see, even then I'm not committing!) Singing in the Rain because it was one of the first classic movies I watched and lead me to discover that I love old movies, especially musicals! 

 Now, some random facts:

4. I had never seen a show on Broadway until this past weekend, but since Saturday, I've seen two- Chicago and Wicked!  Chicago was good, but Wicked was a large-scale production and it really was amazing! Have any of you seen a Broadway show?

5. I'm the oldest child and I have three younger siblings- one sister (17) and two brothers (14 & 10).

6. I'm fairly short (5'3"), but people always think I'm taller and I don't know why! works for me though, ha :D

7. My dream hubby would speak both Spanish and French and have an EU passport so that I could have citizenship too! (I'm only half kidding ;)

Yay, it feels so nice to get a chance to post again!  Can't wait to hear from you guys and hope you're having a lovely hump day! =)

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At June 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Sabine said...

I love your vest and am really impressed by your skills. It was actually Ashley from 2 Eyes in the Mirror who recommended your wonderful blog to me when she read I was doing a machine knitting course. So I'll sure be back... xoxo

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous zarna said...

you made this tank??

its gorgeous!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Ellenreviewsblog said...

yay! simple top can be turned out into amazing outfit. :) nice smile :D

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Esther said...

thanks for dropping by and the lovely comment :) im now following ya :D wanna follow each other? :)* big hugs!! xxx es.

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Queen Desi said...

i love this tank top!!
the color look so perfect with your skin tone :)
definitely perfect for this summer..

happy friday :)

in Love&Light
Queen D

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous nicolette said...

i'm seriously impressed!! can't believe you made that top.

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Rosiesavage said...

Burgundy is great, and I bet that would look perfect on the beach.
Wicked is definitely my favourite musical too :)

Rosie x

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Laura said...

i love singin' in the rain!! good choice (: haha i'm famous; two of my questions made the cut!

i cannottttt believe you made that tank. it is SO cool. i want one! let me know if you ever start a business haha

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous aissata said...

it looks great. you have a talent here. cute blog

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Sydney said...

i know what you mean about not posting because the pictures didn't turn out! it sucks, but i'd rather have no pictures than bad ones!

and i feel like i gush over your knitting every time i read your blog, but seriously, you're amazing. i'm insanely jealous. that tank top is so cool.

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Giselle said...

I'm about to see Wicked for the first time in March and I can't wait ;) Love going to musicals.

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Lindsay said...

i love the color of that tank top! it looks great with the skirt and would definitely be cute over a bathing suit in the summer!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous jenni wells said...

you photograph so much taller than 5'3". I never would have guessed!!

This shade of tank looks so beautiful on you. Great pairing with the skirt and fly-away.

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous sarah said...

I really like this pink color!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Ashley said...

Awesome work, as always!

I enjoyed reading this to get to know you better! Your major sounds super interesting! I'm 5'3" too, but I think everyone believes I'm shorter. :S Bah!

I hear ya on the quality photos thing. My outfit may rock, but if the pictures aren't up to my standard, I just cringe. I'm a perfectionist, so it drives me crazy if I don't approve of my own photos AND I post them up on my blog! Good luck with your quest for taking better photos. :) I take it you bought a new camera? Or some sort of fun camera-y toy? Do tell!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Bsbarton said...

Ohhh the tank turned out so lovely! You have some serious skills, lady <33

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Megan said...

pretty color!!!


At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Thebuttonowl said...

That top is sooooo cool!! Looks beautiful dear, I love the colour!


At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Gertrude said...

I really love your knitting! Haha that would be great to have 2 citizenships ;) x

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Ashley Rae said...

I love how you worked this shirt with the blazer and skirt. And I love the fact that it's see-through so that you can create color combos with the shirt underneath it.
Is it knitted? Gosh. I wish I knew how to make clothes!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous L. said...

super cute crochet top!! love the color!


At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Anggayasti said...

Great interesting fact about you!!! I've been to broadway show, and it was awesome!! I would love to go and watch wicked.
I really love the knit tank, I think I need to start learning

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous The Merry Traveller said...

I knew you knitted it! I like how it can be styled to be its natural length or shorter for layers. If you had made this even longer, it could be a dress! I'm starting to see the power of knitting.

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Esther said...

i can feel summer looking at the outfit! :D XXX es.

At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Courtney Thomas said...

Love the knit top - and the facts about you are fun (especially the height thing - I would have pegged you at much taller).

xoxo ~ Courtney

At June 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Anonymous Myblissisthisway said...

it looks so cute on you!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Anonymous erica@ Fashion meets Food said...

How cute is that tank! I can knit but only can do it for a hat or a washcloth/scarf. The really simple things, I think I need to learn how to do some other things! I am from Michigan but recently moved to PA when I got married. I am 4'11 and people think i`m 12 LOL. My best friend in Glinda in Wicked!!!!



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