Monday, June 18, 2018

Muffin's 48th Birthday

 Dress: Brigitte Humming Violet-Bird Print Dress by Cherry Velvet (size 4x) via Gwynnie Bee, Try Then Buy
Teggings: Re/Dress
Shoes: Madden Girl
Earring: Kerala Rose
Necklace: Wendy Baker
Bracelets: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
Oh, Cherry Velvet...how I adore you...such lovely summertime frocks in cool cotton. I immediately bought this one because of the vivid violet...doesn't it make a beautiful birthday outfit? So colorful & happy! I have worn & own several of these Brigitte dresses...such a great cut for me...& of course it has pockets. 
And an adorable cut-out in the back.
My birthday was all the way back on May 1st. We've been busy fixing up our new house for the past year...& we are finally living in it! Tonight is our 5th night sleeping here...someday I will catch up on the blog. 
My make-up with this outfit included...Voodoo eyeliner from Urban Decay; Echo, Fran, Legend, & Swoon eyeshadow by Kat von D; UD lipstick in Speedball & Big Bang with a bit of NYX The Plums lip palette; & Woodstock nail polish by Colors by Llarowe. 
Before heading over to Heritage Tavern for my birthday dinner, Super Boo & I stopped at Olbrich Gardens to take outfit photos & selfies. I love my life with David.
This is the best gin & tonic I've ever had in my life...with house made ginger-bergamot tonic...& ice cubes embedded with rosemary & kumquats. I need to go back soon before it disappears. 
David is so sweet...he started giving me presents every day, beginning on Friday & ending Tuesday, on my birthday. My tongue is always trying to escape from my mouth. So much delicious food!
Most of my gifts from David were a complete (successful) surprise...stuff for jewelry making: a metal plate with strong magnets that have flexible tubing with pinchers on the end to hold things (a picture would have been so much easier...but it's packed away in one of our many unpacked boxes) & a magnificent set of pliers, the Lands End leopard raincoat I've been lusting after (but never told him about)...I was beyond excited by that...there are so many times I need a raincoat at The Shitty Barn & APT in the summer, heaps of Lane Bryant panties, & SO much Kat von D makeup...including the Divine eyeshadow palette & the 10th anniversary eyeshadow palette...so pretty! I am a spoiled girlie. 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Spirits in the Sky

 Dress: Waverly Street Skater Dress in Green Damask Print by Society+ (size 26/28)
Cardigan: Avenue, thrifted
Tights: Catherines
Boots: Dr. Martens
Earring: Kerala Rose
Necklace: Age Before Beauty
Bracelet: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo, Kate, & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
Another fab dress from Society+ that I bought the same time as this purple plaid number (GB later got it & it may still be available to rent). This is a heavy fabric with stretch & texture that is just SO good. The top is fitted & feels like a gentle hug...who doesn't want to be hugged all day long?! And the skirt flares out wonderfully & the length is perfect for me. And pockets. I wouldn't change a thing about this dress. 
I should have worn purple tights. 
This is my first time wearing these gorgeous purple & gold boots I bought from ModCloth 2 or 3 years ago...damask on damask...
This is also my first time wearing this bracelet that I found on eBay. It is an identical match to the black one I wear a lot...I gasped when I saw it. It actually came in the mail between the two times I wore this dress, so I'm wearing the black one in the photos of girlie cocktails below. 
My makeup with this outfit included...Urban Decay eyeliner in Mars; UD eyeshadow in Freakshow, Hoodoo, Chase, & Disco; Voodoo & Big Bang lipstick by UD; & CND Vinylux nail polish in Grape Gum. 
I wore this dress for the start of my birthday weekend...which lasted Friday-Tuesday...so, a long weekend. David completely spoiled me by giving me gifts each of those days...all of which I loved. But first, cocktails at Merchant with the girlie! 
They have the most adorable new seasonal menu in the form of a record album...with cocktails named after songs of the 70s. 
We ate tasty food & drank all the delightful drinks we desired. Out of the six drinks we tasted...I think there was only one we wouldn't order again. 
I ended the night with Moonage Daydream...which will be the perfect tropical drink to sip outside this summer. Kate decorated her hair with the flowers from her last drink, Rhiannon...then posed with some food photography in a magazine on our way out. This was such a fun evening, thank you girlie! Then I came home to a GB fail which I took this picture of before shoving it back in the return bag. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Crane Wives at North Street Cabaret

 Dress: Flirty Flounce Wrap Dress in Navy Paisley by Kiyonna (size 4x), gift from Super Boo
Tights: We Love Colors in Royal
Shoes: Born
Earring & Necklace: Wendy Baker
Bracelet: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo, Kate, Jason, & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
David bought me this lovely paisley frock last year, but this was my first time wearing it. I adore these wrap dresses & own several of them...both in prints & solids. I finally figured out that Kiyonna calls them whimsey wrap dresses when they are a solid color & flirty flounce wrap dresses in prints. They are my favorite wrap dresses...& this one, with its happy color combination & my most prized pattern, paisley...makes this a dream dress for me.
Orange accessories...the color of fun.
I never got around to taking photos of my jewelry & make-up...so I have no info to share. We took these pictures as the sun was starting to set...then I had to dash off to see a concert with Kate & Jason. 
We managed to nab some photos outside the venue before the sun went down...
Of course we got there ridiculously early because I have to sit right in front or I have a near panic attack. So...time for visiting, cocktails, & yummy food...their guacamole & housemade chips are the best. And then The Crane Wives hit the stage...we planned on leaving during break as it was a weeknight, but I took a photo of the set list on stage & they were playing Kate's favorite song during the second half...so we stayed until the end. I think this is our third...or fourth time seeing them...fabulous every time. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Mauve Leopard

 Dress: Circle Dress in Leopard Jacquard by Leota (size 5L) via Gwynnie Bee (use my link to get your first month free & help me earn GB credit)
Tights: Catherines
Shoes: Dansko
Earring:
Necklace: Wendy Baker
Bracelet: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
I already wore this style of dress in a teal circle print, so I knew what I was getting into...perfectly lovely heavy knit fit & flare...super cute, with the exception of the top having way too much fabric. If this showed up in the shop for $20...I'd take a chance & buy this one size smaller. I loved the unexpected mauve leopard print, I expected it to be pink. Great one & done, back in the bag to GB.
Low scoop neck back (a lot of girls wore this backwards). 
I think I got these lips to nearly match the dress...
My makeup with this outfit included...Urban Decay eyeliner in Delinquent; Kat von D eyeshadow in Swoon, Love, & Anthem; Creme Brûlée eyeshadow from Too Faced; UD lipstick in Big Bang & Speedball; & Sonora Sunset nail polish by OPI. 
I wore this dress on a Sunday to go to Savers with David to find a few finds...followed by Indian buffet. Also, this pretty bracelet came in the mail from eBay. 
Later in the afternoon...Kate & I went to her wine tasting group where the theme was...grocery store wines under $20. The girlie matched her wine to her leggings. The other two photos were taken by Scott Lothes, which I lifted from the article Lindsay wrote about the tasting. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Hump! Film Fest

 Dress: I'm Plaidered Skater Dress from Society+ (size 26/28)
Cardigan: Designers Originals (size 3x), thrifted 
Tights: Catherines
Boots: Steve Madden
Earring: Kerala Rose
Necklace: Age Before Beauty
Bracelet: Wendy Baker
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
It's over 90° outside & I'm wearing boots?! I'm a month behind in my outfit posts...& just a month ago it snowed here in Madison for the last time. Crazy spring. 

This plaid dress from Society+ is ridiculously amazing. I bought it in January 2017 & finally got around to wearing it. The fabric is heavy & luxurious with a nice stretch...a substantial dress you'd only want to wear in cooler months. It's perfect in every way. I have a few other things I've bought from them & they've all been high quality garments. 
Check out this 80s Dynasty jacket...I couldn't resist wearing the two purple plaids together. 

My makeup with this outfit included Urban Decay eyeliner in Delinquent; Hoodoo, Freakshow, Last Sin, & Chase eyeshadow from UD; UD lipstick in Voodoo & Speedball; & Grape Gum Vinylux nail polish by CND. 
I did not wear this dress to the first outdoor farmers' market of the season, however, since it was on the same day...I wanted to share...miserable, cold, rained on, sleeted on girlies determined to market no matter what. 

Also, a small make-up purchase made during an Ulta 20% off sale. I have so much makeup that I skipped Sephora's spring sale altogether the following week. 
I wore this dress to go to Dan Savage's 13th Annual Hump! Film Festival with David. The weather only got worse as the day went on & by evening it was snowing & awful out. I am a total freak about getting to venues early so I get a close seat...doors were at 6, so normally I'd like to get there no later than 5:30...but because of the weather, I didn't feel like waiting outside...so David dropped me off at a bit after 6 & I was the third person in the theater...so I panicked for naught. This film fest gets better every year...I love it. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Film Fest, Fin

 Dress: Purple Paisley Printed 40s Dress by Scarlett & Jo (size 28)
Cardigan: MAK (size 4x)
Tights: We Love Colors in Royal
Shoes: Clarks, thrifted
Earring: eBay
Necklace: Babil & Bijou (former etsy shop)
Button Bracelet: Allie's Adornments
Bakelite Bracelets: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
This is the final dress of the 5 I ordered from Scarlett & Jo last year...all of which I am in love with...with the exception of the very first dress I tried...which I HATED. The colors & pattern of this 40s inspired dress were my favorite...especially the dots of yellow that I tried to bring out more with my cardigan. The fit, flow, & length of this dress were just right, but I could have done without the back tie...& I cut out the shoulder pads. 
This frock has pretty fluttery angel sleeves under the sweater (that I forgot to take off).
These shoes were a fabulous Milwaukee thrift store find...one of my rare non-Savers scores. 
My makeup with this outfit included...NYX eyeliner in Deep Blue; Urban Decay eyeshadow in Alchemy, Bondage, Last Sin, & Bobby Dazzle; Dubonnet Amplified lipstick from MAC; & Shearling Darling nail polish by Essie. 
I wore this outfit on days 6 & 8 of the film fest, ate dinner between films, & saw one last new trailer. I saw 9/12 of the trailers...so I really only missed 2 since the opening night one was live...& I think one was shown only at kids movies...how did I miss one?! All the trailers are online...this is mostly for me so I remember to watch them later to see what I missed. 
We got our refrigerator & freezer doors back...they turned out beautifully! 

I got a bunch of leggings from Torrid...which I never took pictures of...but the ones I was most excited by are LEMONS...similar to this photo I found online of a lemon jumpsuit. Also, this pattern mixed dress & orange plaid leggings from ASOS. Orange plaid. OMG.