Let's all have a nice moment of relaxation looking at Orson the wombat. Go on, I'll wait.
Better? Me too! I just spent two hours navigating closed lanes, broken traffic signals, and construction. I finally got where I was going to find it closed, as the power was out. I did what anyone would do-I hit the Goodwill for a bit of thrifting (successful). Then, I hugged the wombat. And grabbed a dish of ice cream.
I suspect a good deal of the chaos is people trying to get the jump on tomorrow's traffic by getting out of town early for the Memorial Day holiday. Why the city chose a busy holiday weekend to tear up one of the most heavily traveled intersections in the city, I don't know. Really, it couldn't wait until the middle of next week? Jeepers.
By now you've noticed my black and white get-up for today. I was taking a page from Curtise's style book and tried mixing patterns. I think it worked. Mr. ETB was fooled into thinking it was a dress. I never would have mixed stripes with the design on the skirt on my own. I learn so much from other bloggers.
Before I get to the outfit particulars, I wanted to show you my next potential pair of frames. I've resisted having them set for myself as they were Mum's, but after more than two decades I've come to the conclusion it wouldn't be all that different from wearing her rings, necklaces, and hats. I don't look anything at all like her, so it isn't as though I'll be freaking myself out with each look in the mirror. If anything, I feel it would be kind of a nice thing to do. My intent is to have transitions lenses in them so I can use them indoors or out rather than getting the heavy tint my mother favoured. The really frightening thing is that the lens prescription isn't all that far off rom mine! I could almost use them as-is, except that I prefer a tri-focal.
You won't hurt my feelings (because I'll do whatever the hell I feel like anyway) and your opinions are welcome.
Top-Retail maybe fifteen years ago?
Jacket-ancient, from Dots when I lived in Boston
Bracelets-thrifted here and there
Lippy-Loreal British Red
Grey Hair-provided by Nebraska Department of Roads-Thanks a lot!
Orson the wombat is wearing the cutest little vintage headscarf I found at Hand-Me-Ups. Got a green one too.
Well, I'm going to enjoy not driving anywhere tonight, and this delicious dish of vanilla ice cream I made myself. Ahhhhhh.