Lost in Drawers

Month: October, 2011

Moon River, wider than a mile, I’m crossing you in style some day.

We had the pleasure of taking a few snap shots of our dear friend Katie dressed as the often chosen muse of the 1960’s, Holly Golightly from the 1961 film Breakfast At Tiffany’s.  It truly fits Katie, who’s style draws from Audrey Hepburn in a way that isn’t reaching, something we appreciate.  The early 1960’s really were a golden age for really good tailoring and fit.  Katie got it right here, and we loved how the pictures came out.


As one might be able to tell, we are ardent fans of Halloween.  We have been several different things this weekend, and we love embodying inspirational characters and people.  You may recall last year, where we did a send up to our favorite couple from the Jean-Luc Godard film, Pierrot Le Fou.  Heather is my muse, and here she chose to embody another of Godard’s muses, Anna Karina, in her title role opposite Serge Gainsbourg from the 1967 French TV movie Anna, which if you haven’t seen it, it is a must, you can find here.  Heather’s take is at once faithful and still totally her.  That is the fun of Halloween, isn’t it?

I likewise chose something that represents an inspiration to me, the idea of a fisherman struggling with his pursuit of a goal, as written about by one of my favorite authors Ernest Hemingway in The Old Man and The Sea.  I may not be a sailor, but at least I can play one on Halloween.

So, as I hope you either buying your own stash of candy for this October 31st, or just stealing it from family, friends or your offspring (if you have kiddos), Heather & I here at Lost In Drawers wish you a very scary spooky fun and Happy Halloween!

mysterious and spooky they’re all togetha ooky the addams family

As the weekend of All Hallow’s Eve, ahem Halloween, arrived – it was time to become something strange, something fun, something magical.  We were lucky enough to be invited to quite a good Halloween party thrown by our friends the Bowlings (Mr. and Mrs. Claus), and what better way to celebrate than an homage to one of our favorite brother and sister pairs ever, Wednesday and Pugsly Addams.  It was so much fun, from picking out the costumes to doing the makeup to people guessing the reference.  With family in town, and more costume fun to be had – it really is a Happy Halloween.

Bo and Heather

Hut Hut Halloween

Here’s to Halloween! The weekend of Halloween is here, and as we make preparations for parties and family coming into town and multiple costumes – well, it was only appropriate that we taught Emory how to carve a pumpkin.  He chose to carve a bone.  Typical.  It is quite fun to begin the holiday season, with cider and hot chocolate and s’mores and halloween candy!  Oh my, the next two months are going to be incredible.  The most wonderful time of the year starts NOW.

P.S. Emory picked out this football player costume. We searched about 10 stores for what we wanted him to wear. There is always next year for the sailor outfit!

Halloween Nails

We are getting ready for the Great Pumpkin to arrive in the Liles household. To get in the All HallowsEve spirit, we are eating the rest of our candy corn, watching more Hocus Pocus and Bo is carving Emory’s tiny little pumpkin. To end the night I thought I would share this little tutorial from Moorea-Seal that I tried tonight to go along with my costume for tomorrow night. It’s great fun and very festive!

DIY Vampire Nails

Written Steps:
1.  pick your colors
2.  paint your base color.  this will be the color of tip of your nail (the teeth)
3.  tape the tips of your nails.  (wait for the first layer to dry before applying the tape.)  cut a square of tape and place it on the tip of your nail at an angle.
4.  paint your second color over the top of the first layer and over the tape to create a crisp edge when you peel off the tape.
5.  Let the second color dry completely and then slowly peel off the tape.
6.  If there are any little mess ups, just apply a little paint touch up where needed.
7.  You are finished!
All photos and words via moorea-seal

Dear Great Pumpkin, I am looking forward to your arrival on Halloween night.

Today’s nasty Autumn weather called for my new vintage red swing jacket. I do believe its pop of color was just want I needed to drive away to the rainy day blues. And speaking of jackets, the last piece of my Halloween costume came in today. My “Anna” is now complete. I did not realize that the research for this costume was going to be pretty intense, and it is kind of silly how much work went into it. But this is what I love, it was fun for me. I’m fairly sure no one will know what or who I am…as it is not an American pop culture reference. Kind of like our Pierrot le Fou costumes last year.  But any holiday that I get to dress up as a Godard girl or Anna Karina character I am all for it. So, it’s time to carve Emory’s pumpkin, don scarves and hats and sweaters and welcome the Great Pumpkin under the harvest moon.

Outfit Description: Cream Sweater-Heritage 81, Vintage Dress(under sweater)-Goodwill, Vintage – Goodwill, Vintage Swing Coat-Thrift Town

Polka Yots!

Can you believe it’s almost November? We have flown through 10 months of 2011 and yet the cold has not returned after it punished us the first two months of the year.  Who knew we would be yearning for jackets and scarves and gloves oh my. But we are left waiting for a few more cool snaps to set in. In the meantime, it should be noted that you may have seen me in a very similar dress before. At one time, I had this same dress in purple polka dots. Truth be told, I may have a problem with all things dots. I seem to acquire them without much effort. But who doesn’t have their sweet spots? Or dots, even.

As it is, we are getting super close to Halloween. It is something we love as it begins the two months of the holiday season that is the most wonderful time of the year.  I mean, four holidays in 10 weeks!  We have been eating a lot of fun size Skittles, M&MS and Snickers. Still debating on whether it is a good thing or a bad bad thing. Oh, and watching lots and lots of ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween. Casper, Beetlejuice and Hocus Pocus never get old. Well, Bo singing the Oogie Boogie song from Nightmare Before Christmas maybe just maybe gets a little old? Nah-Never, Ever!


So, here’s to that Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown…Halloween is almost here!

Outfit Description: Polka Dot Dress-Buffalo Exchange, Vintage Booties-Buffalo Exchange, Hat-Husband

Happy Wednesday!


Hello Pinterest

I too, have fallen in love with Pinterest. After being introduced to the website, I have had a Pintrest account for several months and yet never logged in or thought about giving it a go. Last night, Bo and I decided to give it a whirl. Needless to say, I was very hooked by about the 2nd thing I pinned. So many things to draw inspiration from and even more things to share. That being said, lets, be friends!

P.S. These are some photos from this weekend. We spent it together with quality Emory time, and of course there was a lot of walks, rides, bites and sips.Here’s to another week of overcoming challenges and embracing the small adventures every day.

State Fair Of Texas

Well, despite the weather deciding it did not want to feel like fall and rise into the mid-80’s, Autumn in Texas brings the State Fair of Texas and it was overdue that we attend together.  It has been years for both of us.  We are quite fond of nostalgia, and that is what the State Fair is all about.  The sights (more faded than what memory served) and the smells (still exactly as memory served) and the crowds of people…which provide us with our favorite pastime of people watching.  So much to see!

We decided to be green as possible this year, so we boarded the TRE from Fort Worth and headed out to Dallas, where we hoped the free transfer onto the DART and arrived at Fair Park.  No parking hassle, and plenty of off key singing on the train from other passengers to keep us entertained.

The cons of the Fair are apparent from the beginning, primarily how spread out it is, with gaps of space that don’t have much to do.  You do a LOT of walking. In fact, some new innovations in the arena of attractions would do the Fair good.  That, and that the fried food fest that is the fair often is overrated.  But still, there is a lot of goodness here.

We loved the feel of fairs and carnivals, and since this is the biggest one in the U.S. – one gets plenty of that.  Our focus on food took the following course of shared items (because you get to try more and not feel miserable when ya split it all): a Fletcher’s Corny Dog w/ mustard (classic), lemonade (generic), cotton candy (AMAZING), nachos  & an RC (old school), Fried Bubble Gum (over-hyped, kind of weird), churros (finally!!!), fried S’mores (Bo’s favorite) and plenty of water to wash it all down.  The lagoon area offered the best views and best setting, the Footsie Wootsie foot massager chairs were a savior, and so the midway was filling up fast with strollers and our fair day ended as we set off to catch our train…such a lovely concept, btw…and feel grateful for the opportunity to go to cool events, get blessed with extra tickets and to later give back to people in need as we enjoyed much better temperatures while enjoying pizza in Sundance Square with friends and Emory.  Till the next time we venture out to the Fair, well…we do just love spending time in Fort Worth a little too much to pine for Dallas’ scene all of the time.  Thanks State Fair, it was fun – we will be seeing you & Big Texas much later down the road.