Monday, September 21, 2020

Retro Flowers

Dress: Multi Sunflower Fit & Flare Dress by Eva Rose (size 4x) via Gwynnie Bee Try Then Buy
Teggings: Re/Dress
Sandals: Born
Earring & Bracelet: Wendy Baker
Photography: Super Boo, Kate, & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
No garments at home from Gwynnie Bee meant I had to dig into my own closet...you know, the one where I have over 200 dresses I've never worn?! I bought this lovely retro flower print Eva Rose dress in March of 2019...how did I go all of last summer without wearing it?!!! I am in love. It is perfect in every way. 
The sun was setting & the sky was golden yellow & red...gorgeous, but it's because of the fires out west, so that dims the beauty a bit. I tried to cool these photos down, but they are still really warm...but for once, my face is not glowing white. 
I love how these pieces of jewelry come together & compliment the colors in this lovely dress.
My make-up with this outfit included...Urban Decay eyeliner in LSD, Sugarpill Cosmetics eyeshadow in Love+ & Buttercupcake, Mediteranee eyeshadow by Nars, NYX Liquid Suede lipstick in Foiled Again, UD Vice Special Effects in Seether, OPI nail polish in Tempura-ture is Rising! 
The Glenn Crytzer Quartet playing live from the alley next to his apartment in NY. And Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest went online this year (duh!). I've thought about going for years, but this was my first experience...& it was fantastic! So many amazing bands from all over...I watched most of Saturday, but missed Friday...although I just discovered they archived it over on their webpage. I was impressed with the color coordination of Christine Tassan et les Imposteures from MontrĂ©al.
Robin Nolan from Amsterdam & Dennis Pol from Athens, Greece. The front yard flowers were out of control with weeds...so I did a spot of weeding in the rain. 
The creators & local hosts of the fest, Harmonious Wail, playing at the barn the fest normally takes place at...& their adorable dog...& finally, these sexy gentlemen from Italy, Bruiskers Guitar Duo...I have a thing for men with big noses. 
A distanced visit with Kate & Jason...check out the awesome mask & shoe coordination on the girlie...& our pandemic selfies continue. Night fall, & some fabulous 90s industrial, goth, & synthpop played by Matt made me feel like I was in my 20s again. 

 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Brown & Creme Polka Dots!

Dress: Terracotta Dot Puff Sleeve Midi Dress by Taylor Dresses (size 24) via Gwynnie Bee
Shoes: Nine West, thrifted
Necklace & Bracelet: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
I didn't realize how much I missed brown until I wore this dress. I wear a lot of color now & brown just doesn't fit into my bright wardrobe the way it once did. This dress was spectacular...I adore polka dots, the fit was spot on (ha!), & I love a midi dress...also, the fabric was silky & felt lovely against my skin. The front slit was a bit high & while the buttons were cute, I'm against non-functioning buttons. 
I was so excited to finally have an outfit to wear these shoes with...I found them at Savers years ago & I've been meaning to paint them more exciting colors...but procrastination. 
I don't really have any brown jewelry, so I went with orange & amber. And this fabulous metallic orange liner from Kat von D...which I had to suck on to get going...& then my mouth was full of orange liquid. 
My make-up with this outfit included...Urban Decay eyeliner in Roach, Kat von D Lightning Metallic Liner in Ludwig, Dirty Talk & Ounce eyeshadow by UD, Pumpkin lipstick by KvD, UD Vice Special Effects in Seether, & Harvest Moon nail polish from China Glaze. 
As I was looking through these outfit photos...it occurred to me that I have a brown & creme polka dot bracelet I had picked up at a garage sale some time ago...so I *do* have some brown jewelry. This pretty gold & peach Vendome necklace/earrings came in the mail from eBay...who sent me a $25 off coupon in celebration of 25 years of eBay...I've been a member since 1996. Them Coulee Boys playing Labor of Love Fest, raising money for suicide prevention. Raspberries from Fern at Tuesday's Eastside Market...& baby ginger, yum. Also, my first trip to the beauty supply since the pandemic hit...we ordered online once. The huge display of OPI polish that is always packed...had about 3 colors available, so I asked why they were discontinuing carrying OPI...& I guess it's just nearly impossible to get right now...I *need* some of the new fall shades.  Soren from Them Coulee Boys...the 2nd installment of Soren Sings 'em Sad & Slow. Tracey teaches...& check out this gorgeous ginger peach hair...do I need ginger peach hair?! 
Rochelle Clark & Jason Dennie playing live on The Ark Facebook page...& Virtually Green Note #45 with Serious Sam Barrett, The Washboard Resonators, & James the Fang...I hadn't heard of any of them before watching this & now I'm a fan...the one good thing about quarantine has been discovering new bands. 
Using gold wax to make this silver metal warm...the right is gold...much more noticeable in real life. The Lowest Pair playing live from their home in Olympia, WA...their last until November. 



Thursday, September 10, 2020

Leopard Love


Dress: Animal Print Green Dress by Renee C (size 3x) via Gwynnie Bee
Leggings: LuLaRoe via eBay 
Shoes: Nine West, thrifted 
Earring: Kerala Rose
Necklace: Wendy Baker
Bracelet: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
The only thing I love more than leopard print is leopard print in bright colors! This dress made me smile with its fun purple, blue, & green spots. The lining kept peeking out on the arms & around the neckline. The fit was great, however, it was a bit short. But this isn't normal times & I just wore this dress to do teletherapy calls in.

Which means that no one got to enjoy my Halloween leggings but me & David. Or my shoes.

I even wore my leopard print glasses with my newly updated perscription.

I was especially pleased that I found a green shadow that perfectly matched the dress...
My make-up with this outfit included...Urban Decay eyeliner in Psychedelic Sister, UD eyeshadow in Big Sky, Huda Beauty Amethyst Obsessions eyeshadow palette, Spiced Plum lipstick by Bite Beauty, UD Vice Waterproof Liquid Lipstick in Flashback, & Purple with a Purpose nail polish by OPI. 
My office art came from Heather Renaux...along with some pretty postcards.And...the lovely Carsie Blanton had a birthday...& she sent her Patreon supporters free stuff...this was a fabulous package to open & included a game she made up about sex...which I would have LOVED to play with my friends when I was in my 20s. David made us tacos tucked into a perfectly melty crispy cheddar cheese shell. And...The Metropolitan Opera was showing Porgy & Bess for free over the weekend...it was spectacular. Hi, Sean! Playing his usual Friday evening radio hour...& Glenn Crytzer & his band playing live from the other coast in his NYC alley next to his home.



Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Chartreuse Stripes

Dress: Poolside Stripe with Navy Top Ilana Dress by Leota (size 4L) via Gwynnie Bee
Teggings: Re/Dress
Sandals: Born
Earring: Kerala Rose
Necklace & Bracelets: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
My absolute favorite bit of this dress was the chartreuse stripes...which were difficult to see unless you were up close...but I knew they were there. This dress would have been a tad conservative for me, but the stripes were bold...the fit was good, although I didn't think it needed the tie at the waist. I liked the low scoop necked back. This is an all year round dress that would pair well with a patterned cardigan for colder weather. 
I considered doing chartreuse/olive jewelry...but I decided against it, but I added this nearly identical colored bracelet as a nod to the green stripes. 
This earring is a bit too Boho for this look, but the color was right...
My make-up with this outfit included...Urban Decay eyeliner in LSD,  Mildew eyeshadow by UD, Too Faced eyeshadow in Gold Dipped, "O" lipstick by MAC, & China Glaze nail polish in Agro. 
Dropping off & picking up stuff from Angie...OMG, she made the BEST sour dough bread...I ate it just a bit at a time...it has been several months since I had bread & it was amazing. Raspberries from my favorite raspberry lady, Fern, from the Eastside market...I had her save me 6, then also picked up 2 extra because Freddie loves them too. Look, it's a Freddie! Davina spontaneously going live to talk about house remodeling projects. 
Amanda Palmer had too many CDs in storage...so she sent some to her Patreon supporters for free...I have no idea what I'll do with CDs (I got rid of all mine)...perhaps I'll leave them in Little Libraries for others to find & enjoy? Sparkly shimmery polishes from Grace-full Nail Polish. And some fun vintage jewelry Angie gave me...she's not sure where she got it...I am especially liking the middle colorful floral necklace. 
Mr. Pokey LaFarge & John Davey playing live on a mountain in the U.P. with Michael Waite (I *think* I went to high school with him?)...

 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Baby, I Love Your Way

Top: Yellow Faux Wrap Top by Melissa McCarthy (size 4x)
Skirt: Green Retro Skirt by Eva Rose (size 4x) via Gwynnie Bee
Teggings: Re/Dress
Sandals: Array, thrifted
Earring: Wendy Baker
Necklace & Bracelet: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo, Kate, & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
It feels like it has been forever since I wore a skirt...I'm such a dress lover...but it was fun to find a top in my closet that went with this skirt GB sent me. It's by one of my favorite labels, Eva Rose...this skirt was cotton with no stretch & a zipper up the back...with pockets. I don't have as many pattern mixing opportunities in the summer...& a skirt opens that up. I'd try more of these sturdy cotton skirts in the future. 
I bought this cheery yellow top when Melissa McCarthy clothing was coming to an end several years back...this was my first wearing of it. 
It was like Wendy made this earring to go with this blouse...
My make-up with this outfit included...Urban Decay eyeliner in Mars, UD eyeshadow in Dragon & Freeze, Lumiere eyeshadow from Mon Ennui Cosmetics, Big Bang lipliner & lipstick by UD, & OPI nail polish in Can't Hear Myself Pink! 
All live music, all online...Miss Tess, Dan Rodriguez, Hanah Jon Taylor Trio at Olbrich, Scott Bradlee doing Baby, I Love Your Way, & Mr. Pokey LaFarge. Blue Ox was both online & limited in person...it was so much fun to see how excited the bands were to have a live audience to interact with. Barbaro, followed by Them Coulee Boys on Friday night. Those boys are so much fun. The willow trees in the drive through farmers' market pickup. I don't recall how I first came across Heather Renaux & her hauntingly beautiful art, but she was having a sale...& these will all look amazing in my purple & red striped office. I plan on framing each one of them differently in frames I create & decorate myself. It is going to be a fun project. After farmers' market on Saturday...I went to Kate's for a backyard visit. Sigh. I miss hugging my girlie. And doing things. And. But I am grateful to be able to see her in person. Driving home from Kate's...an altered sign on E. Johnson. Carsie! Doing her monthly rent party for the boys in her band...& their adorable dog, Skunk. Carsie is SO cute...that is the entire reason I became a fan of hers...High Noon kept spamming me with her gig there & I finally looked up her music because...well, look at her...adorable. AND...her music is fantastic. She was fabulous in person.After party on Zoom for Patreon supporters...Carsie was asking what we were all listening to & I mentioned Davina...& she loves Davina too!!! I am always excited when artists I like also like each other. Glenn Crytzer Quartet with a celesta...which is a mini piano/xylophone...I loved it. And...the second night of Blue Ox with Charlie Parr finishing out the night. Barefoot...which always makes me smile. Orton Park Festival went online this year & I enjoyed watching Cycropia...however, it was not nearly as beautiful as it is at night in the magnificent oak trees. Hopefully, next year.