1. The best damn apple pie.
  2. READ THIS: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
  3. Six random things I have my eyes on.
  4. Galway, Ireland | A day and a half in Galway.
  5. Inspired by candles.
  6. Cork, Ireland | Two days and a lot of walking.
  7. Souvenir At Home: With Gemma of Line x Shape x Colour
  8. The perfect scarf for winter.
  9. Juice.
  10. Whoa. It’s Been How Long?
  11. New Routines.
  12. Full Steam Ahead
  13. Before the sky goes dark.
  14. A day at a castle.
  15. The Weekend. 85 Percent.
  16. All things enamel.
  17. It’s Just Fabric Now…
  18. Frequent Flyer: Kylie of Spencer and Kylie
  19. All That Glitters
  20. Frequent Flyer : Nicole Gibbons of SoHaute
  21. ON DECIDING TO START A BUSINESS
  22. CURRENTLY COVETING: FALL WARDROBE UPDATE
  23. EVERYDAY MAKEUP LOOK
  24. CURRENTLY COVETING
  25. ON DRINKING WINE
  26. 7 TIPS FOR FINDING (GOOD) STUFF ON CRAIGSLIST
  27. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
  28. Randomness. And a few questions for you.
  29. Being sick, listening to your body, and a lesson from Howard.
  30. Flashback: Aswan & Luxor
  31. For Rinah.
  32. Frequent Flyer : Brenna of This Battered Suitcase
  33. The return of Heisenberg.
  34. Happy Me Day
  35. Birthday Wish List
  36. A testament to how I’ve grown?
  37. Friday’s Four
  38. The Fifth One.
  39. A new plant.
  40. Functional and well designed | The little things.
  41. Just 1 Hour.
  42. Friday’s Four
  43. Framed feathers. A simple DIY project.
  44. Friday’s Four (on Saturday).
  45. Blue Black, Pink, Brass & Wood.
  46. In other exciting news, I bought a bed frame.
  47. Lady Abroad / Meet Oneika of Oneika The Traveller
  48. Perfectly lovely.
  49. The design Gods are on my side.
  50. Kilkenny, Ireland | Mount Juliet.
  51. A few things I’m coveting.
  52. It was charming.
  53. Fear, the voice, and getting personal.
  54. Happy Canada Day…and coffee table decisions.






…but in a few weeks they’ll be custom shirts for yours truly. These are some of the fabrics I purchased last weekend to get made into shirts like this and this. I’m trying to step outside my box and pick prints and colours – something I normally wouldn’t do – but in a country like this in a city like this where the fabric stores are piled high with the most beautiful colours and uncommon prints…you try to take a little walk on the wild side. I can’t tell you how much I’m in love with these fabrics – particularly the last one pictured (which is navy blue and white not black and white). I really splurged on it but the print is fantastic and it’s 100% silk and feels like buttah on my skin. Seriously. Not pictured is a lovely cream fabric with small red-y, maroon-y dots that I’ve already dropped off at the tailor. Fingers crossed it turns out as I imagine so that I can drop these off to be transformed too.

I literally keep thinking about my shirts and can’t wait to see how they turn out. Who knew there was so much to consider when getting shirts made – I’m thinking about what type of collar I want on each, the arm length, and what kinds of buttons to add. I can tell you the last fabric picture will have a mandarin style collar, shoulder lapels, wrist length sleeves, and gold buttons – oooooooh I. Can’t. Wait. (I know that sounds like “a lot” but I saw a girl wearing the shirt as I just described it in the same fabric (she was in the store getting more of the fabric) and trust me – it looked fantastic.) I also spend a fair amount of time scouring the ‘net (and pinterest) for pictures of things that I want to get made while I’m here. My little folder of inspiration is growing larger and larger……..

Have you ever had clothes custom made? Me thinks it can become quite addicting and when I go home I’ll sorely miss having an affordable tailor!

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kkp October 11, 2017 at 12:32

left you two comments on my post about my teeth. i also wanted to say, pick up a cheap sewing machine and start stitching things yourself when you get back home- not only is it fun, it’s a lot easier than you’d think!

Flora October 12, 2017 at 01:37

I love getting clothes made when I go to Vietnam. I take my favorite pieces and have them copied. I’m headed to India next month and maybe I’ll get some clothes made now that I’ve seen this post!

AOS October 14, 2017 at 10:14

Love the fabric selections. How long does it take to get a shirt tailored? I would love to have some custom piece if time permits.

LindsB October 14, 2017 at 18:06

Seriously those fabrics are so hot and your new shirts are going to be beautiful- I am kinda jealous!! I need to get back to Sri Lanka asap so I can have some clothes made too 🙂

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures October 16, 2017 at 19:14

The last is my fave! How exciting!!! I can’t wait to see the finished products.

Designwali October 16, 2017 at 20:55

nothing beats the tailors in india! so tough to find a good one here!

SP October 17, 2017 at 07:26

I love your fabrics! When I was in India I had both Indian and western style clothes tailor made. I have to say I was very disappointed in the fit. Even though they took my measurements in the store, the outfits were entirely too tight across my (large) chest and (not-so-large) arms. I hope your tailor is wonderful and you get your beautiful silk shirts!

Chinye October 18, 2017 at 23:42

I love the yellow fabric with the small hearts…i think it’ll be a beautiful shirt! I second the sewing machine comment.

Sunny October 19, 2017 at 11:39

Wow, those fabrics are amazing!!! And how cool are you for being able to have them customed???!!! I can’t wait to see the final product.

Jaime @ La vie…J'aime October 20, 2017 at 16:53

they are so unique and gorgeous! i esp love the first one…hope you’ll share the finished products!

liveletlive October 21, 2017 at 16:12

love the first one!!

Anonymous October 22, 2017 at 05:14

love the fabrics and the shirts you picked!
mylee

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