Wednesday, December 11, 2019

For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday

 Dress: Pineapple Print Fit & Flare Dress by Eva Rose (size 4x) via Gwynnie Bee
Cardigan: MAK (size 4x) via Modcloth
Tights: We Love Colors in Navy
All Jewelry: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
I love a good fresh ripe pineapple...even though they make my mouth itch. This was such an adorable was a super soft knit with a great fit & length for me. Most Eva Rose dresses have pockets, but this one did not. The back mirrored the v-neck in front & was sleeveless...but it was too cold to wear this without a cardigan. I would buy this when it comes to the shop to wear in the summer. 
Yellow floral mural carries through the tropical theme...if only there wasn't snow on the ground. 
When I got this dress...I immediately thought of this earring, as it reminds me of a pineapple...
My make-up with this outfit included...Urban Decay eyeliner in LSD, 2012 & Dream Big eyeshadow from Melt Cosmetics, Kat Von D eyeshadow in Legend & Harpsichord, Heat lipstick by UD, & OPI nail polish in Rising Star. 
More work on my jewelry cabinet drawers with Angie & ferocious doggies biting each other's faces off. Flying Freddie!
I wore this dress to see the play, For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday...with David & Kate. We all adored the other two Sarah Ruhl plays we've seen...Eurydice & In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play). This play, however, just didn't do it for any of us. The playwright wrote the piece for her mother for her 70th birthday...who played Peter Pan at a community theatre when she was a girl. 
Sephora Play! box. A record I preordered so long ago I had forgotten about it...the first album from the gothy 90s band, Audra, in 10 years. Another visit with Freddie...& delicious mushroom soup...the mushroomiest mushroom soup ever. David was helping Angie make lasagne for the homeless shelter dinner the next night & I came over after work to watch Fred & eat dinner. 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Wasted: Wow That Tastes Old

 Dress: Paisley Mock Neck Midi Dress by Modcloth (size 4x) via Gwynnie Bee
Tights: We Love Colors in Gold
Shoes: Clarks Artisan
Earring: etXarte
Magnifying Necklace: former Etsy shop
Amber Necklace & Bracelet: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo, Kate, & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
Paisley is my original favorite pattern from back when I was a kid in the 70s. It's just so marvelous. The colors in this dress were fabulous! The fit & length was spot on, the material was soft & stretchy, but a bit thin. I'm not a huge fan of turtlenecks or mock necks...otherwise, I would have purchased this beauty. 
It's difficult to tell from this distance, but these shoes *exactly* matched one of the colors in the dress.
Such rich lovely autumnal shades...
I was particularly fond of my eyeshadow was my first time using Melt Cosmetics & it is an outstanding product. 
My make-up with this outfit included...Urban Decay eyeliner in LSD; Melt Cosmetics eyeshadow in 2012, Dream Big, Boss Lady, No Regrets, Morning After, & Poppin Bottles; UD liquid lipstick in Trap Queen; & Black Metal Dahlia nail polish by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. 
I'm pretty sure I didn't wear this dress on either of these occasions we visited with Freddie & Angie...however, cuteness...& food.
I wore this dress to visit Batch on a Sunday morning to pick up a few kalamata olive fougasse...not sure if that should be plural or if I can call these loaves? All the cases were packed with deliciousness. 
Look! They've turned one of their broken ovens into a Free Little Library...also, a pretty fence surrounded by fallen fall leaves. 
Later that tasting at Kate's...all older bottles from her cellar. 
Cute girlies with wine...
Awww...I love this blurry photo of David & me...also, if you enlarge can see how this Urban Decay lipstick glitters...
The Wasted group drinks & discusses wine...while Lindsay takes notes...& we eat this yummy squash stew Kate made. 
 Dancing Kate...
David had a pimp situation going on with his shoes & socks...we found these amazing shoes at Savers...Kate pouring wine.
I also wore this dress to work & to craft. Angie came over to help me felt the drawers of my antique typesetters cabinet that I'm going to use for jewelry. David made us soup. I bought all the gold trim that I liked at Joann's & it probably still isn't enough. I told David...I bought everything I wanted & it isn't enough...which for some reason he thought was hilarious...but I guess it does sort of sum part of me up. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Sasha Velour: Smoke & Mirrors

 Dress: Sequin Leopard Slip Dress by Eloquii (size 28)
Velvet Burnout Shawl: Target
Velvet Leggings: Avenue (size 28)
Boots: Dr. Martens
All Jewelry: Vintage Robert Demario 
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
When you throw an outfit together without looking in the mirror...this is what you get. I thought I looked pretty good...I got a lot of compliments at the show. But then I saw these photos. I had to wear leggings as this dress was tight & short on me & tended to ride up...but I did not realize how baggy they were...that coupled with these amazing glitter Doc Martens that did not lace up tightly...sloppy. Boo. Next time I would try a different pair of velvet leggings & make more of an effort to lace the boots closed. least I was sparkly...gotta be shiny at a drag show...& we were going to see Sasha Velour!
This dress has enormous armhole is, obviously, I needed to wear something on top. This velvet burnout wrap I bought for $11 on sale at Target was the greatest find. 
My make-up with this outfit included...Urban Decay eyeliner in Perversion, UD eyeshadow in Blackheart, Asylum eyeshadow by Sugarpill Cosmetics, Stardust glitter by Girl Cosmetics, NYX glitter in Red, Russian Red lipstick by MAC, & Ruby Pumps nail polish from China Glaze over a burgundy polish. 
Getting ready...before lipstick...
David & I adore Sasha Velour...we were so excited to see her one woman show. 
So excited we took lots of bad photos of ourselves...David's shirt matched the wallpaper...
We had fantastic seats...4th row, which was the first row that wasn't VIP tickets. Neither David nor I really want to meet the famous people we enjoy...better not to really. 
No photos were allowed during the show...& I respected that as I admire Sasha Velour, so I found these pictures of the show online. 
Sasha was amazing...she is so incredibly intelligent & creative...she put on a marvelous show that we are still talking about. And it introduced David to Shirley Bassey.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Back in Wisconsin: Snow & Meet Violet!

 Dress: Burgundy Floral Fit & Flare Dress by Eva Rose (size 4x) via Gwynnie Bee 
Cardigan: ?, thrifted 
Leggings: Torrid (size 4x)
Shoes: ?, thrifted 
Earring: etXarte
Necklace: Wendy Baker
Bracelet: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo, Angie, & Me 
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
I thought this dress was a bit boring...but I fixed that...4 patterns mixed together always cheers things right up. I wish these non-cotton Eva Rose dresses had a more consistent fit. This polyester/spandex number was a great fit, but often their dresses in this fabric are too tight on me. My only complaint is that the facing at the neckline kept peeking out. 
This ivy covered wall was only looked like this for a few weeks...but those various leaves & colors...the finest of autumn. I'm doing my best to blend right in with it. 
I couldn't find any of my burgundy I used a lipliner...
My make-up with this outfit included...Laura Mercier lipliner (used as eyeliner) in Red Chocolate, Urban Decay Naked Cherry palette, Dubonnet Amplified lipstick from MAC, & Lost on Lombard nail polish by OPI. 
We came back from the lovely temperatures of the snow. Home sweet home. And some fun things in the mail...Sephora Play! box, 4 pairs of leggings from Torrid, a City Chic maxi, & orange Docs! 
 Halloween Freddie...the cutest gnome. 
David & I decided we were ready for another dog. Losing Olive was particularly difficult for probably not surprising that of the top 3 dogs we picked, 2 of them had similar coloring to Olive. David, Rye, & I piled into the car & drove to two different shelters in Illinois to meet little pitty girls. The first, Jessica, was an incredibly sweet mama dog. She's been at that shelter for a year. We weren't able to get her & Rye together though because the shelter worker we were working with was too nervous. We told her Rye doesn't do well meeting other dogs on leash, but she insisted that was the only it didn't go well. After that we felt defeated. But following a spot of lunch, we drove on to the next shelter...where we met Nova. The staff there was amazing & despite a gaggle of girl scouts running around everywhere...we were able to get Rye alone with this pretty girl. They played so well together...& we were pleased to see she totally owned him & was unafraid of his exuberant energy. She could have been the dog for us...but we were still waiting to meet our first choice, Opal. Spoiler alert: I was happy to learn...while looking up these links...that after 10 months of waiting...Nova was adopted! 
We came home from a long day of traveling to meet dogs, to Opal being delivered right to our door. She was everything we hoped she would be. We had fallen for her before we even met. She & Rye played wonderfully together & it was a match. Ma, Paws, & Me Rescue had gotten this mama dog from Alabama, where she'd been found abandoned with three puppies. She is the cuddliest dog we've ever known. 
Angie came over the next day to meet her & took these cute photos...where you can see what I *really* wear most of the time...dresses covered in paint. 
Rye & his new sister, Violet. Welcome to your forever home, Violet!