Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sugar Skulls

I've only worn this skull-print dress once before.  I chose it for my birthday when I turned 30 last year.  Today it took its proper place in my pre-Halloween wardrobe.

Dress, Target; tights, Target; shoes, swapped, earrings, Claire's; tights, Target.

This is my first attempt at sort of studio lighting.  I picked up a set of cheap umbrella lights on an Amazon Lightning Deal.  The lights certainly help in this normally dark room.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Great Pumpkin

Hey.  Long time no see.  Ok, I still don't see you, but you see me!  Creepy.  Like Halloween.  Which inspired this great pumpkin outfit.

Peplum top, ebay; pleather skirt, Target; tights, Target; shoes, Younkers; earrings, Claire's; glasses, Costco.

There have been a number of changes in my life in the past weeks, including the addition of a new puppy, Widget.  My buddy and frequent photo-bomber, Gadget, passed away unexpectedly.  I'll memorialize him here sometime soon because that's what I do.  In the meantime, welcome Widget.  He is already filling Gadget's role as photo-bomber.

I have another Halloween-inspired outfit for tomorrow, and I'm still figuring out my costume for Friday.  I'll be back before you can say "boo."

Friday, September 12, 2014

With a Little Help From My Friends

I get by with a little help from my friends.  Today that help comes in the form of accessories.  Chenille gave me this necklace, and Kristin gave me the earrings.

Dress, thrifted; sweater, Victoria's Secret; leggings, Walmart; shoes, Target; earrings, gifted (thanks, Kristin!); necklace, gifted (thanks, Chenille!).

I think of this as my beer festival necklace.  I wore it to one, and everyone thought it was made out of pretzels.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sack of Frilly

Let me start by welcoming my special guest, Wonton.  Gadget photo bombs me pretty frequently, but it is rare that Wonton gives a damn about what I'm doing graces me with her ancient and saintly presence.

Now, the outfit.  This frilly dress was another item in the big sack of clothes I bought at the rummage sale last weekend.

Sweater, Younkers; dress, rummage sale; shoes, Target; earrings, Walmart; glasses, Costco.

Check back for more exciting bag clothes!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


This outfit is a refreshing change from ladylike.  You may think I'm mistaken.  After all, the tunic/dress thing I'm wearing is all white and lacy.  My shoes have polka dots and little bows.  My sweater has rhinestones, but rhinestones don't make the lady.  Ladylike is a matter of behavior, and the pants/top combo means that I don't have to think about how I bend or sit or otherwise behave.  I don't have to be ladylike.

Sweater, Younkers; dress/tunic thing, rummage sale; pants, Walmart; shoes, Walmart; earrings, Walmart; glasses, Costco.

I wear so many things that require care, it's refreshing to be careless.  Once I'm refreshed, I can go back to fabulous as usual.
I love clothing that is purchased by the bag, and this top was part of a big bag of clothes I found at a rummage sale last weekend.  Check back for more of me being a bag lady.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

All Business

It's semi-rare for me to really dress for business.  This is about as close as I usually get without a special reason.  Consider this business in shades of purple.

Dress, Younkers; belt, thrifted; shoes, Rack Room Shoes; earrings, etsy; glasses,

These glasses remind me of my very first pair.  I got them when I was in second grade, and they were pink and plastic.  I liked them until the first time I wore them to school.  Twenty-three years later, I'm not going to let others' opinions harsh my glasses buzz.


Does your wardrobe include purple t-strap pumps?  Obviously you're closet is lacking.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Photographic Proof

I usually think of this blog as a way to document what works in my style as well as what doesn't.  Today, however, the purpose is to show that yes, I really did touch Bianca del Rio.
Image Credit: South Carolina Pride Movement
The SC Pride President's Ball was so much fun.  Thanks to everyone who made it possible!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

And Then I Touched Bianca del Rio

I'm not going to bury the lead on this one.  I touched Bianca del Rio on Friday night.  There's photographic proof somewhere, and I'll post it as soon as I get it.  If you're not familiar with Bianca del Rio, you don't really know me at all, do you? she's the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6.  Do yourself a favor and watch this show.  It's the best thing on TV.  Seriously.  Then go to Bianca's site and buy something.  Seriously.

I attended the South Carolina Pride President's Ball featuring Bianca del Rio with two of my best friends. At the end of the night Kristin, Holly, and I had our pic taken with.Bianca. Her comment: "What do we have here, the cast of Downton Abbey?" Need that pic.
Looking good, feeling gorgeous.

I'll now subject you to even more outfit pics than usual because I look fantastic.  One day I'll be old and shriveled, so let me be young(ish) and hot(ish) now.  Thanks to my friend Natalie for suggesting that I wear this necklace as a headband.

Now serving legendary goddess realness.  The dress code was your best black and white.  I decided black would be easy, so I went with white.

Dress, Ross; earrings, Walmart; headband (really a necklace), ebay; shoes, Target.
My friend told me how photogenic I am.
I'll give you photogenic.
Unfortunately I got something on the dress over the course of the night.  Say a prayer to Saint Oxiclean.


Can I tell you how much I love Bianca del Rio.  That clown is my spirit animal.  She has a combination of stone-cold, caustic bitch and self-deprecating, vulnerable bitch that speaks to me.
Wow, wow, wow.  Veronica la Blank is an amazing
performer.  Her lip sync to Beyonce's "If I Were
a Boy" brought down the house.
Nicole Roberts is so very talented- an amazing performer (as seen
at Augusta Pride) she made the sequined, zebra-print dress she's wearing.  I need that dress.

This banner belongs to me now.  Seriously.  I own it.
This guy is wearing my favorite color.
Here we are with Miss Patti O'Furniture.  I wish I had photographed all her
great looks.
End of the night.  It's 2:00 am and
I'm still rocking.  
Check back Click here for my photographic proof of the touching.  First time I've said that (on this blog).  I'll also be posting a video of part of Bianca's show on YouTube.