Dress: Starlet Dress in Baroque Floral Print by Kiyonna (size 4x) via Gwynnie Bee (use my link to get your first month free & help me earn GB credit)
Jacket: City Chic (size XXL)
Boots: Steve Madden
Necklace: Babil & Bijou, former etsy shop
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64I couldn't stop wearing this dress...& it wasn't even a favorite...sometimes I just feel too lazy to think of what to wear...so I keep wearing whatever GB I have at home. I was hoping to fall in love with this dress because I adore Kiyonna *and* paisley...however, there was too much that didn't work for me...the worst offender being...the top was huge...it kept falling off my shoulders & even when it was up there (barely hanging on)...my bra straps showed. Then there's the back...which would be perfectly darling on a sexy dress...but this feels more like a work/day dress. It's confusing. The print was spectacular, the length was perfection, & the flutter sleeves were fabulous.
Perhaps I should have taped it to my shoulders so it stayed up like in this photo?
Then there's this City Chic jacket...which I sent back without wearing anywhere except for a few photos. It felt & looked like melted plastic...& the boxy shape (plus shoulder pads) made me feel like I was an extra on Dynasty.
A bit of Savers sale shopping...it's funny how you never know at the time when you buy something...what will turn out to be a favorite. I nearly didn't get the argyle sweater (because I dislike grey)...but I've since worn it & think it's magnificent.
I needed to take a trip to Sephora because Bite Beauty had 2 holiday tins of lipstick this year & this one was not yet available during the last 20% off sale. I also got that single Bite Beauty lipstick for free. I wish all lipsticks came in this mini size...I have only used up 3 entire lipsticks in my makeup wearing life (35 years).
Dinner at Sal's. I told our waitress we had "special permission" to order our favorite pizza & Patrick came out of the kitchen to see who had special permission...he agreed to make it for us & told us it would be back on the menu in the summer when heirloom tomatoes are in season again. Then he surprised us with scallops...so sweet of him...scallops are one of my favorite foods & these were suburb. We also tried the short rib ragu as it was a new menu item. I love Sal's.
The December Sephora Play! box...
I am in the winter edition of FabUplus magazine as a Fashion Do. The lovely Liz from With Wonder and Whimsy asked me back in the summer if I'd like to send her a photo of me in sequins for this article she was writing for them...I was honored she asked me. Look, I'm in a magazine! I think it's still on the shelves for a few more weeks.
I also wore this dress to apply for a marriage license with David, then have Indian buffet for lunch, & check out our countertop options...we want that fancy edge in our kitchen & bathroom. David is going to make our kitchen cabinets & I'm going to paint & distress them...I like the look of the red door...
Obviously it doesn't come across in a still photo, but these drippy lights were fabulous...Kate had sent a video of them to me because they reminded her of one of our favorite fireworks...slowly dripping down & I had to see them in person. Also, marvelous metal bird sculptures.
This adorable couple were at the farmers' market all dressed up to dance to the music of Moldy Jam.
My gift from our Secret Santa exchange on The Girls of GB.
Crafting brunch at Angie & Toby's...always with cute dogs...now in sweaters. Molly's sweater is handmade by grandma. Angie & I worked on ornament wreaths...I started this one last year & I finally finished it. I had a lot of furry helpers. David read us letters written during WWII that Angie's friend found in his garage attic. They were scandalously the property of the former owner of his house (who married someone other than the man she was engaged to that wrote her the letters).
I've been rediscovering things as I pack...including these two pairs of shoes from the early 90s that my dear friend Shane had painted the buckles of gold for me...I kept the square ones, but the Esprit pair went in the donation bag.
This MAC lipstick in "O" looks like a shimmery golden red in the tube...but it is more of a warm plum on the lips...in reading reviews online, it seems this color is different on everyone. I think it will become a favorite of mine.
My make-up with this outfit included...Urban Decay eyeliner in Zero; Prescriptives eyeliner in Kite; Kat von D eyeshadow in Black Metal; UD eyeshadow in Half Baked, Hustle, & Virgin; "O" lipstick by MAC; & Hollywood & Wine nail polish by OPI.