I love how it goes from sedate to fiery in a quick second under bright lights. In the unforgettable words of famed thespian K. Reeves: “whoa!”
As may be somewhat evident in this outfit, I’ve been on a green kick lately. Maybe it’s the desolate wasteland that is our Edmonton winter (though – fingers crossed – so far, not too bad this year) or maybe it’s a subtle hint from my subconscious to put away the Toblerone and eat more vegetables, but I’ve been rocking a lot of green lately – especially on my nails. As a bonus this week, here’s a peek at a mani I franken-ed recently, layering OPI Significant Other Colour (a sheer lavender-green duochrome) over Butter LONDON Wallis (metallic olive gold). The result: a luscious apple green, with a hint of smoky purple around the edges. Yum yum!
Long-time readers of this blog will recognize this dress. I bought it over a year ago, mostly on impulse (it was a great deal and just too cute to pass up) and have been waiting ever since for my opportunity to wear it. And – ta-da!! That opportunity had finally come. I call it my (season 1-2, still married-to-Don) “Betty” dress: an early 60s silhouette with a debutante-appropriate neckline, but updated with an oversize houndstooth print.
I was all set for the party … and, of course, I just had to go and upset the ol’ applecart. See, I had an appointment to get my hair cut two weeks ago … and instead of simply getting my ends trimmed, I decided to switch things up. As in finally get the pixie cut I’ve been debating for the last 6 months. It was a spur of the moment decision (spurred primarily by my son’s recent discovery of the entertainment value of hair-pulling), but I’m thrilled with the results. Still, I wasn’t sure about the pairing of my new haircut and my original dress – the cut is a bit more Mia Farrow than Betty Draper, if you know what I mean. By now, it was too late to hit the stores without getting into the dreaded last-minute dress shopping panic, so I had to try to pull something together from my closet and hope for the best. I’d like to think that this is more of an Audrey Hepburn look.