Thursday, November 16, 2017

Girlies at Heritage Tavern

Dress: Sleeveless Empire Mixed Media Dress in Blue Bird Print by eShakti (size 30) via Gwynnie Bee #borrownbuy
Cardigan: ?, thrifted
Teggings: Re/Dress
Sandals: Clarks
Earring: etXarte
Necklace: Wendy Baker
Bracelets: Vintage Bakelite & Lucite
Photography: Super Boo, Kate, & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
I was excited to try this cute 50s vibe blue bird dress from eShakti...in my excitement...I bought it. In my defense...I was the first person to wear it & it was a good price. However, the dress wasn't a great fit on me...the top was too big & the center where the fabrics met was too tight. On the plus side...the blue is pretty & vibrant, I like the way the birds get smaller toward the waist, the skirt is wonderfully full, & the length is great for me...a few inches below the knee. The solid blue top is a knit fabric & the skirt is cotton with embroidered blue birds. 
I much prefer this dress with a cardigan over it, but I wore it both ways on different days. 
I have tried & tried to get a winking photo & they always look ridiculous...this one was by accident...when I do it on purpose...I wrinkle my nose & sneer (at the time I think I'm making a sexy face & am always surprised at how terrible I look). 
My makeup with this outfit included...Kat von D Tattoo liner in Trooper, NYX Jet Black eyeliner, NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals & Brights, Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Santa Sangre, & Little Red Wagon nail polish by OPI. 
The first time I wore this dress was to go out for dinner & cocktails with the girlie at Heritage Tavern. All of the pictures I took that night on my iPhone were erased by our local Apple store...I promise you...this is the last time you'll have to hear about that catastrophe. Luckily, when I was about to post some pictures on Facebook...Kate said, I hate your stupid collages (or something to that effect) & she took my phone & posted 12! photos (the only reason I have any)...so in honor of her...I am not posting a collage...
Unexpected girlie color coordination. 
 Girlies with cocktails.
Heritage Tavern has the best deviled eggs on the planet...
And they added a new one to their rotation...everything bagel & lox...
What's that?! More girlies with cocktails...
Back before the time change when we still had light...
What did I order? I don't remember without my picture of the menu. Some kind of yummy gnocchi...
Happy girlie...what I remember most of all of this night is how delightfully joyful Kate was...




Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Flea in Her Ear

 Dress: Parisian Chic Dress by City Chic (size 24/XXL) via Gwynnie Bee (use my link to get your first month free & help me earn GB credit)
Cardigan: Croft & Barrow (size 2x), thrifted
Teggings: Re/Dress
Sandals: Clarks
Earring: etXarte
Necklace & Bracelets: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
The fit of this dress was fantastic with the smocked back panel...& it was completely different from any City Chic dress I've ever worn before...it was cotton with a slight stretch & had pockets. The print is cute & if I was crazy about Paris...I might have had to own this frock. I wasn't a fan of the fake buttons down the front, but otherwise this dress was great. 
I love all this graffiti on one of the falling down buildings we use for pictures...even though I had to blur out a spray painted spurting phallus in my first photo. 
I've found several of these lightweight cardigans at thrift stores & they are just splendid for warmer weather. 
My makeup with this outfit included...NYX eyeliner in Jet Black, NYX Ultimate Palette in Warm Neutrals, Santa Sangre lipstick from Kat von D, & You Make Me Vroom nail polish by OPI. 
I wore this dress to see a play at APT with David & Angie (our final outdoor play of the season), A Flea in Her Ear...set in Paris, so my dress was on theme. Below I would have liked to have included photos of our picnic & a cute selfie David & I took...however...our local Apple store erased a week's worth of pictures from my phone. I nabbed this cast photo from APT's website.
I posted these photos of the stage on Facebook the night of the play...I think we all wanted this play to be funnier than it was...Angie said: it's the farciest farce that ever farced. And that really sums it up. 
Urban Decay was having a friend's & family sale...so I finally caved & bought the gorgeous Naked Heat palette. And that After Dark was already on sale. 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Final Elkhorn Flea of the Year

 Dress: Round Hem Maxi in Marble Dream by RACHEL Rachel Roy (size 3x) via Gwynnie Bee (use my link to get your first month free & help me earn GB credit)
Sandals: Born
Earring: eBay
Necklace: Babil & Bijou, former etsy shop
Bracelets: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
One of the reasons I love Gwynnie Bee is they allow me to try things that are out of my comfort zone...if I saw this in a store, I wouldn't even try it on. It took several hours of wearing this dress until I could say...hmmm, I kinda like it...pretty swirling pastels. It fit great, the armholes were the right size, the length was long enough for me to skip the teggings...the only negative thing I can say about it is that I dislike when dresses put the seam right down the middle. 
I'd buy this dress if it showed up in the shop...it reminded me of marbleized stationary I used to have in the 80s.
A view from both sides...I nearly always post a left sideview because my right arm is 3 inches larger...
 I'm in love with this pastel makeup...
My makeup with this outfit included...Tetra eyeliner by Stila, Stila eyeshadow in Glance & Impulse, NYX Ultimate Palette in Brights, Trinket lipstick from Sugarpill, & OPI nail polish in Next Stop...The Bikini Zone. I had to retake a few makeup/jewelry shots because the Apple store erased a week's worth of photos off my phone. Unhappy. 
I wore this dress to go to the final Elkhorn Antique Flea Market of the year. We bought a bunch of doorknobs from our usual guy...I think we might finally have enough for the new house...we'll see. He always has these spectacular architectural elements that I swoon over...
After market...delicious Mexican food. We didn't stay at Elkhorn as long as usual...too hot & sunny...also, we just weren't finding stuff for the house...other than doorknobs...all we brought home was jewelry for me that David helped pick out...

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Pines & Three Sisters

 Dress: Polka Dot Dress in Blue by Samya (size 32) via GB #borrownbuy 
Teggings: Re/Dress
Sandals: Clarks
Purse & Bracelets: Vintage
Earring: etXarte
Necklace: Wendy Baker
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
First of all...what was I thinking & why didn't Kate stop me?! I bought this dress back in 2014...it was the first & only dress that I tried by this brand & as it was 100% cotton with no stretch...I got the largest available size, 32...my usual 28 would have been fine...perhaps even a 26 as this dress is huge on me. It was only $15 to keep & I was the first person to get it...at least I didn't buy the black one too! I last wore this in late summer 2014. Look how much more stylish I am now! 
While I enjoyed the bright blue of this dress & was grateful for the cotton on these hot fall days...I'm thinking this can only be worn in cooler months with a cardigan...or kept for when I want to dress up as Lucy for Halloween. 
I couldn't decide between red or yellow accessories...so why not both?
My makeup with this outfit included...NYX Faux Black eyeliner in Oxblood, Dali Ink liner by Kat von D, NYX Ultimate Palette in Warm Neutrals, NYX lipstick in Russian Red, & You Make Me Vroom nail polish from OPI. 
I wore this dress to see The Pines at The Shitty Barn with Angie...but first, pizza! We stopped at Novanta & I had an Alice (house mozzarella, pecorino romano, fontina, onion, basil, & balsamic glaze)...it was my first time there & it was delicious. The Pines were wonderful, as usual...their dreamlike melodies always make me feel joyful melancholy & I leave floating like a ghost.
Driving home...Angie had the best idea EVER...snack adventure! We were craving cheese curds, which led Angie to think of Sujeo's late night menu...we ordered the first three things on the menu to share...& our drinks (beer & a Moscow Mule) came in plastic cups...because late night eaters are...clumsy? drunk? It was all amazing...why haven't I gone back yet?! They have a few housemade soft serve selections each day...I don't remember which one I chose...but Angie had Chai & it was delectable. Best idea EVER. 
The next day...David & I were back in Spring Green to see Three Sisters at APT. This rusty old truck filled with flowers is totally my kind of thing...after years of admiring it...we finally stopped to get a closer look...
Parked in the motel parking lot were dozens of British sports cars...mainly MGs...& just as we were leaving...they pulled out too.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Cyrano de Bergerac

 Dress: Hurricane Kimono Maxi Dress by Melissa McCarthy (size 4x) via Gwynnie Bee (use my link to get your first month free & help me earn GB credit)
Sandals: Born
Earring: eBay 
Necklace & Bracelet: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
The colors in this dress are gorgeous & the pattern is unusual & mesmerizing...but why do I see vaginas in so many dress patterns? I know it's not just me. The Melissa McCarthy website calls this a Kaftan...which, to me, is something you wear to lounge around the house...& this was certainly comfortable enough for that. I enjoyed wearing this one time to see a play...& sending it back. I strongly dislike when the back of the material shows on a garment when it does not match the front...it just looks sloppy. 
I shouldn't be so hard on this dress...besides an abundance of the back of the fabric showing...this dress was fantastic...I would love a dress like this to throw on to run errands...it's an excellent maxi dress length on me...I just wouldn't normally wear it out to an event...but as this play was outside in the dark & I wanted pictures...
I forgot how much I love UD Roach eyeliner (brown with copper & gold shimmer) & Kat von D Gothica lipstick (copper brown with copper & gold sparkle)...I don't wear either of them nearly enough...
My makeup with this outfit included...Roach eyeliner by Urban Decay, NYX Ultimate eyeshadow palette in Warm Neutrals, Kat von D eyeshadow in Analogue, Gothica lipstick from Kat von D, & Toucan Do It If You Try nail polish by OPI. 
David & I had a warm autumn evening for Cyrano...which American Players Theatre did marvelously. September's Sephora Play! box.