As much as I enjoyed the weekend I do feel a bit like I missed it. How could it have gone by so fast? I spent most of Saturday in my garden with the critters. That night Cristi and her honey came over to play a new game I picked up called Cards Against Humanity, a card game for horrible people, and a recently funded Kickstarter project. It was a lot of laughs and I chose the perfect group to play with. I also made Cristi take pictures with me!
She is sporting her latest pair of Kiss Me Kitty leggings called VERTIGO.
And because we both work out and believe a strong woman is a sexy woman.
Check out our guns!!!
I am constantly reminded why friends are so important, and as my life continues some of these friends become family.
Cristi is a real gem and we have so many things in common and so many things to share with each other too.
It was a lovely day.
Spent with people I love! Sunday was finished perfectly by celebrating Birthdays with these two.
I'm in love with this brighter than sunshine jewelry line called Sparkle Beast Designs. Made by a gal in Virginia you can feel good buying it too because you are supporting an independent artist. I love that direct connection to the creator. I'm just having a difficult time narrowing down which one I want.
Of course I love pink and this sunset color combination.
I know someone with blue hair that could rock this.
These rainbow babies really make me want to wear ear rings.
You choose your netting to match your skin tone so the gems appear to float on you. Love that.
I saved the best for last. I think this is my favorite.
You can check more of her stuff out here. Only a few more days left in the work week and that we can all be thankful for.
Thank you so much for letting me share my real self with you yesterday. You each had wonderful advice that helped. I had a nice long talk with my Mom this morning, that always makes me feel better too. Part of why I was so sad yesterday isn't knowing that Aunt Norah is going to die, it's that it made me realize how some relationships I have held onto as very near and dear just aren't there anymore. I may be an adult but I am still learning to deal with life. I have a hard time letting go of people but I just don't have the energy to put my love into something that is very much one way. Live and learn is what it's all about right!
I have been dying to wear this vintage houndstooth frock but it was too long, that is until Cristi shortened it for me. How sweet is this dress!
This past weekend Chris and I headed to Seattle to visit with his terminally ill Aunt. I can't say we had a nice time, we didn't. It was difficult seeing someone so broken with no chance of recovery, the place was full of the forgotten and dying. I don't ever want to end up like that. To make matters worse Chris has had tummy issues for over a week now and needs to see a doctor. I'm hoping it's just his nerves. I had also tried to meet up with Bella, as that would have been a highlight but she was feeling under the weather and could not hang out. Why am I even doing a post? This is all negative and who wants to read that?
I'm not happy right now. I'm thinking about death, being far away from my own family and all sorts of nasty grown up people things. Families and friends grow up and move on, that's just the way life is. The separation still hurts and the emptiness is very real.
I find myself missing what I know is gone in so many things right now. Do you know that feeling? Its heavy and I need to let it go.
Perspectives are easily changed and I had to share something with you that has me smiling and feeling some much needed love. I had emailed the managing editor Marjorie Skinner at the Portland Mercury about doing a guest blog post on Kiss Me Kitty leggings. Guess what? She did the most wonderful post on KMK leggings. Check it out here.
So you see I am trying to be positive in my new rainbow dress and let go of some things that are not things at all~ they are people.
Said Elizabeth Taylor. I am in the middle of a book I think you gals would love but I bet a lot of you have read it already, It's All About the Dress by Vicky Tiel. She and her pal Mia are the girls responsible for inventing the mini skirt!!!! She worked closely with Elizabeth Taylor for years and this book has a lot of wonderful stories about her. Also included are people like Marlon Brando, Miles Davis, Paul Newman, Woody Allen, Dali and Elvis. I am slurping through these pages like I've never had a drink in my life.
This morning when I got dressed I still had Elizabeth on my mind and this is what I reached for.
Every woman should rock a white dress! I only own 2 and they both have stuff on them. I picked this one up last year while we were in Scotland and this is it's first outing! It was all of $8. I also put on the only diamond necklace I own, I'm not really into diamonds but boy was Liz.
She was stunning glammed up
or even like this, but her real beauty shone from within.
The sun is scorching hot today, finally!
and I haven't worn my Nike gladiators since last summer, I love these shoes!
Painted my toes finally!
I also picked up a copy of GLAMOUR magazine because PINK was on the cover and I love her!
This magazine made me chuckle several times out loud. First when I saw this ad. Glamour has partnered with some sunglass company to make a new retro pair and they are only $95. My advice is to buy the real stuff for a whole lot less.
This cracked me up too! Looks like Desire at Sassy Vamps was ahead of her time in making floral crowns and inspiring us all to do the same.
This one I made for all of $3.
I also was relieved, NOT, to find out that it is ok for me to wear sneakers with my dresses. This was keeping me up at night:)
I know some girls look to magazines for inspiration and there is nothing wrong with that. To those girls I say this, be inspired but don't be lured into buying crap you can't afford and stuff that doesn't suit you just because it's on trend. At 42 I am finally dressing for me and it is so liberating! Who do you dress for?
Women in the blogging world and real life inspire me on a daily basis. Take my sweet neighbor who just turned 70 and totally reminds me of Elizabeth Taylor. She's a real beauty inside and out and still loves dressing up!
For her birthday her daughter had her house flocked, that's our house in the background with the blue door.
Can you imagine waking up to this on your front yard?
I can and I'd love it and so did she.
Chris and I are off to Seattle this weekend to visit his terminally ill Aunt. She has lung cancer that has spread to her brain. I'm a little scared to see her this sick but it's not about how I feel, it's about her. The trip will be bitter sweet. See you guys after a while and enjoy the weekend!