Thursday, June 28, 2012

In a Young Girl's Heart

 
Denim Dress - Old Navy, gift from Lynne
Black cuff - via Mom
Red star cuff - Target
Kitten heels - Fly London

I really couldn't wait to start styling up all the goodies Lynne sent me this week. Included in the box was this stretch denim dress. It's got a distinctly retro-futuristic feel, a kick back to the good old sci-fi shows. I love the shape of the sleeve, the darts, and the all the way down zipper. It's a bit short for my comfort so I may be only wearing it as a layering piece, it makes a great jacket/vest, or solely with tights in cooler weather. However this week is far from cool, so I at least gave it a go solo.

Actual colors are a neon-ish orange
and a mint green. I've also got some
steel grey that I might use.
In other news - I finally made some business cards! I decided to be resourceful, cheap, ...er, creative! and made them myself. They're not mass-produced perfections, but I like the personal touch - and the ability to use the rest of the cardstock to make different cards for different needs. I just don't have a lot of need for 500 cards that are all the same.

Stop reading here if you aren't into video games.

Okay so, I got Team Fortress 2 back when Portal 1 came out, and played it a bit. I wasn't very good, I suck at FPS games most of the time due to the disorientation of camera angles and being a console gamer from a young age.. Valve came out with videos for the different classes, along with updates to the different classes in the way of new weapons, hats, and other gadgets to generally make the game hilarious and fun.

The debate on the Pyro's gender and personality has been long awaited for TF2 players. Of course Valve saved the Pyro for last, and I'm still not sure they answered the question. Pyro is the class I typically play because it's generally pretty easy. I've embedded the Meet the Pyro video in case someone is interested in this or games in general and has somehow missed it. Skip the video if you're squeamish about violence.


I've been really getting back into the kinect and playing TF2 for the past couple of days. It's been a good way to get a lot of my nervous energy out. It's been too long since I've really played any games, I am remembering why I love them in the first place! Hopefully I'll remember this in the future and won't let one of my many, many, many hobbies fall by the wayside again. Like my art. (Oops)

20 comments:

  1. great cards! If you do ever want to print some up. I used vista print and they do free business cards and note pads and note cards and all that and you only pay shipping. I want to say I paid $6 for a case of cards, a GIANT stack of post cards, a set of note cards and a pad of paper and address stamp.

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    1. Thanks, Hillary. Yeah I do plan on trying out Vista print at some point. I nearly ordered from them, but decided to try the DIY route until it became a greater need for cards. This week I don't even have the $6 to spare for shipping, but I did have cardstock already. ;)

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  2. I like the dress! It doesn't look too short to me, but I suppose I might see it more if I was standing next to you in person. Your new cards are very cute! And yeah, I don't do video games much. Hubby does, but I'm not sure if he knows much about this one!

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    1. I don't think it's too short for most people, but it comes down to a physical comfort level of shortness for me. Add in form fitting, and I just feel 'exposed'.

      You should run it by him. It runs alright on not-the-best computers and afaik it's gone Free-To-Play for anyone, just need to download steam. I got it in the Orange box bundle that came out with Portal 1 and the Half Life stuff.

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  3. Your cards look amazing! You did a great job on them. :) I make my own blog business cards on card stock - I don't have a need for 500 at a time, so I just print them as I run out.

    That dress is so cute on you! Which reminds me: would you like this dress? http://sheilaephemera.blogspot.ca/2012/03/mar-9th-wild-card-outfit-mar-10th.html

    It's too tight on me (and seeing how my too-tight clothes fit you, I think it will fit you perfectly) and too short, and it has that futuristic space-vibe that I think you like. Let me know, and I'll mail it out. :)

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    1. Sheila, everyone wants that dress - it is too, too cool!

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  4. What a cute dress! I have a similar one and I agree--I am not comfortable in the super tight and/or short, so I often unzip mine all the way and use it as a vest! This is super cute on you Megan!

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  5. I love the dress. Those circular zipper pulls feel so retro. And you know I love those hot red shoes.

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  6. I'm with Megan (the Megan above) - the dress is so space age cool, and the Fly London shoes are hot! Your new cards are great too - well done!

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  7. That dress looks great on you, and I like the new business cards!

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  8. Fun cards! I ordered my CCK ones and made my KikiMari ones. I wish I'd made both. I prefer my own design over the mass produced one.

    Slamming' dress! I love it! It's a perfect fit and just adorable! I can definitely picture it with tights and boots this fall and winter.

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  9. I had that dress! However, I had to admit that it never fit me right so off to thriftland it went.

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  10. That dress looks as great on you as I thought it would. If I was as young as you - and had such beautiful legs, I would have totally kept it :P I thought it would be a good hot weather, fun run-around dress, and that you would rock it with your slim curves and great legs. Which you totally are :) The red shoes are the perfect touch.

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  11. That's wonderful outfit & you look fab.... Loving that dress!

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  12. What a fantastic dress - I think you look great, especially showing off your legs! Actually can't believe it's from Old Navy - looks too cool for them ;)

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  13. Lynne, Lynne, Lynne -- she's all you talk about! One would think the two of you are close friends. :)

    Love the cards. Saw them on your tweet and was admiring their cool design. I do the same thing (printing mine myself) to avoid the ridiculous "minimum" number commercial printers require.

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  14. Cute,cute red shoes! :) Im a gamer too, who would have thought? ;) im not into console games, pefer to play on PC. Im playing mmorpgs, trying a new game later today, the secret world. :)

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  15. The dress is so cute on you! Good eye Lynne.

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  16. That is a really cool dress. It doesn't look from Old Navy at all. Those shoes are even cooler. Love them. :-)

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