I was reading one of my favorite blogs in ScienceBlogs http://scienceblogs.com/ - which of course I don't remember which blog, and since I am posting this during my prep period in school I don't have time to hunt down, but whatever - I'll get to it, I'll get to it - and followed one of the author's tags to "Fashion for Nerds," http://geekthreads.blogspot.com/, and fell into a WHOLE NEW WORLD of intelligent, gorgeous women who don't look like fashion models and are not mind-boggling young, but love clothes and fashion. I am so happy. Recently I also read over in Slate.com that fashion for women is like sports for men, and my whole world just went crackalicious! I've been trying to put my outfits together with a different attitude and eye these past few weeks, especially with a great-yet-untouched stash of scarves I collected in the 80s and inherited from my dear departed mother when she passed in 2006. Along with Geekthreads is http://www.alreadypretty.com/. And seemingly scores of others, but these two are the blogs I currently get most of my courage and ideas from.
Oh, and I am about half-way done with a turquoise octopus I am crocheting for a student of mine who is also a facebook friend. I posted that "first five people get something handcrafted by me in 2011," and she was the only one to take me up on it! I am also planning to make her table-mate and friend - and another FB friend of mine - a pair of earrings, just because she asked me so nicely if I would.