Monday, August 24, 2015

Swimming Up Stream

This inappropriately-short, salmon-hued dress has become a summer favorite this year.  To keep it PG, I've worn it with leggings.  To keep from freezing in the office, I add a sweater.   It has pockets.  It's light enough to be comfortable in the Georgia heat (without the sweater).  I feel confident in it.  It is good for whatever most days hold. This salmon leaves me ready to swim up stream.. if we take that as a metaphor for working hard against the current, and not for going somewhere to die.

Dress, Dots, thrifted; sweater, Faded Glory, Walmart; leggings, George, Walmart; shoes, Merona, Target; glasses, Zenni Optical; dogwood earrings, thrifted.

Widget the velcro dog photo bombed me again.

I used to steer clear of these colors, but now I think they suit my coloring.  Pink, peach, and coral tones bring out rosiness in my cheeks and lips.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


This is my super hero skirt.  It is emblazoned with classic comic phrases like "blam," "buzz," "kaboom," and "ouch"  My sidekick, as usual, is Widget.  With those ears, you can call him Batdog.

Shirt, Chicos, thrifted; skirt, Xhiliration, Target; shoes, Relativity, Younkers; headband (worn as necklace), Urban Outfitters, The Final Cut.

I added nearly-neon pink lipstick.  I'm not wild about the matte lipstick trend that seems to be a thing right now.  It tends to feel dry, and it's too unforgiving of my shaking hands.

I work in a library.  What's your super power?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Some days are easy, some days are hard, but any day I get to snuggle my dog is rosy.  Widget was insistent on the snuggling today.

Sweater, Gee, thrifted; lace tee, Eyeshadow, Younkers; cami, Oscar de la Renta, Sam's Club; pants, George, Walmart; shoes, Merona, Target; glasses, Zenni Optical; dogwood blossom earrings, thrifted.

I picked rosy pink for my clothes and makeup.  The Widget accessory picked himself.

Widget was so insistent that he should be included in today's outfit photos, but he was less wild about being carried around.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Optical Illusion

My friend Kristin said this outfit looks like an optical illusion.  I'll take it.

Sweater, George, Walmart; dress, Old Navy; shoes, Relativity, Younkers; earrings, gifted (thanks, Natalie!); necklace, Target; glasses, Zenni Optical.

Pattern mixing like patterns is so easy, it doesn't even feel like mixing.  Because both pieces are black and white, the combination is not too busy or complicated.

These glasses from Zenni Optical are just $12.95. At that price I could afford to get them in black and tortoise!