Saturday, July 25, 2015

She Likes Rainbow

You thought I'd go for, "She's Like a Rainbow", didn't you? I never really liked the Stones all that much, and that song in particular always irritated me. Now, Rainbow I liked! A lot.  
Here's a good use of ten minutes if you have it. There's things worth making time for.
So back to the rainbow of my wardrobe. I was stumped for how to accessorise this dress. I knew it needed red because I've learned that from Sue. No one does red, black, and white the way Sue does. I was trying to think if purple or blue would work too, when I decided to check my collection of bangles to see if I could pull off a rainbow. Turns out, I could do both arms. Exciting, I know.
Yesterday was our hottest day in several years with the heat index hitting 118 F. Madness. That's about 45 C. Today was a bit cooler, but we're back under the heat warnings again tomorrow. I stocked-up on tinned salmon and crispbreads-I see many cold meals in our future because there's no way I'm cooking in this.

It is so humid outside, the camera (and my specs) steamed over! Eventually they adjusted to the outside air. I wore a new-to-me fragrance today-Ambre et Diamant Noir Ambergris. It is extraordinary. Worth the money? Oh yes (yes, yes, yes!). There's a great wallop of ambergris along with civet, castoreum, iris, rose and some vanilla. It sounds like a damn zoo on paper, I know but the end result is one of the best fragrances I've ever worn. I splurged on a larger-than-typical decant and I'm so glad I did. I'll do a proper review eventually, I promise. If you like animalic musks, this might be for you. Mr. ETB wanted me to douse the bedroom in it so he could read Moby Dick before bed. Obviously, I refused. Besides, the scene where they're harvesting the ambergris from a whale wouldn't smell nice as it needs to be aged before it is suitable for perfumery. I did offer to shit the bed (on his side, of course) as a close approximation of what fresh ambergris would smell like, but he declined.

Outfit Particulars:
Cotton Dress-Nearly New Shop
Vintage bangles-all over
Rings-Hobby Lobby/Thrifted
Earrings-Big Lots
Cherries brooch-Thrift World
Shoes-K Mart
Vintage handbag-Goodwill
Fragrace-Ambre et Diamant Noir

 "You did What to my side of the bed?!"
That's the face I get when I ask him to smile for a nice photo. Sigh.

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend.


Beth Waltz said...

The rainbows of bangles are exactly the right weight/length for the dress, I agree. The bag's shape would excite Helga; its color, Sue. And I'd like to adopt it for wear with my fall uniform of basic black slacks, black polo-necked long-sleeved tee, and red Audrey Hepburnesque short "tent-topper". This bag gets all the votes!

The red lipstick suits you perfectly. Mr. ETB is obviously overcome by the heat...

Goody said...

@ Beth
The only thing Mr. ETB has been overcome by is early senility ;)

Mim said...

Mr ETB clearly needs more practice at having his photo taken.

The rainbow bracelets are great against the monochrome dress - I'd never think of anything like that. What an all-round lovely outfit.

Goody said...

Thank you-I've been wearing so much monochrome lately I felt the desire to do something wild with it.

Sigh. This is one of the *better* photos I have of Mr. ETB!