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Thoroughly Modern Mary

photo courtesy of BBC/PBS

I can’t help but love Mary Crawley, the bitch with the heart of gold, from Downton Abbey. At first I really abhorred her — she was rather snide and vain. But she became a lot more bearable (kind, even) in the second series, and then I found myself rooting for her and Cousin Matthew like a crazy fangirl! And I have totally developed a full-on lady crush on Michelle Dockery. How can you not? JUST LOOK AT HER. SHE’S SO CLASSY.

Besides the fact that the show is rich in delicious scandal, I love the costumes the actors get to wear! No doubt they’re probably painful, but damn, do they look ever so snazzy. I particularly love Sybil and Mary’s ensembles. I stumbled upon Society 6‘s collection of Nan Lawson‘s art (I LOVE HER!) on t-shirts  and her Lady Mary tee inspired me to create a modern Mary-esque outfit centered around it on Polyvore.

Here’s what I came up with:

Modern Mary

Some things are on the way too pricey (and how-the-hell-am-I-supposed-to-get-this-if-it’s-in-Europe?) side, but besides that I think this outfit turned out quite cute. 🙂

photo courtesy of Fancy French Cologne

I’m also loving this silk heirloom scarf by Kelsey Garrity-Riley. I find that it’s too pretty to wear, so I’d probably frame it.

Series 3 of Downton Abbey started not too long ago in the UK. Us Yanks have to wait until January for it to air on PBS. *cries* I CAN’T WAIT!!!

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Today is Matt Smith’s (a.k.a. “The Doctor”) birthday! I decided to wear some Doctor Who gear in honor of his coolness’ anniversary of birth because the obsessive teeny bopper part of me never died. Does that mean I’m a geeky bopper now? Oi.

And note how my shirt is the exact same pattern as the le fancy geek site! It’s by Rosemary Travale and it’s available on Threadless as a shirt or a tote. Of all my geek shirts, this one is the most subtle as it looks like an ultra fancy damask design. You’d never know it was a TARDIS if you weren’t familiar with the show. 🙂 If I had a house, I would want to wallpaper the dining room in this print. While there isn’t a wallpaper available, you can buy fabric with her “Tardamask” design on Spoonflower.

I also made this 11th Doctor necklace a few days ago. I think it turned out quite nice. I’m trying to find more Doctor Who images to use for jewelry making purposes. When I open Once Upon a Smorgasbord (which I mentioned in this post) I’d like there to be non-Disney things as well.

Jen and I checked out a used bookstore to see if they had cheapy copies of The Devil’s Arithmetic (it’s the next book we have to read for our Children’s Lit. class) or Mary Poppins, but I found a Nick Hornby book (can’t remember the title), The Princess Tales by Gail Carson Levine, The Little Prince (but it was binded the wrong way), and a Disney art book from the 70s. I also went to the public library for the first time in YEARS. When I asked if I could replace my library card, they said I was no longer in the system. Damn.

Jen and I also went to Joann’s Fabrics and I saw that their Halloween candy was on sale, so I bought a bag of candy corn because I’ve been craving it for the past week. But the damn stuff tastes like frosting! That wouldn’t have been such a bad thing if I didn’t eat a Pooh Bear cupcake I bought at Podesto’s yesterday for breakfast this morning. It was like 75% frosting and made me feel all kinds of gross. 😦

So yeah… that’s how my afternoon went (we also went to the Halloween store and ate breakfast food for lunch). Tim and I are going to watch 50/50 later this evening. Too bad he doesn’t like candy corn. What am I supposed to do with the rest of that crap? *le sigh*

outfit details:

  • shirt: Threadless
  • vest: ???
  • jeggings: H&M
  • boots: Madden Girl
  • ring: gift from parents for my 21st birthday
  • necklaces: Once Upon a Smorgasbord and one that Jen gave me