Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hit the Road, 2015

In these days after the holidays I'm finding it absolutely crucial to engage in the wearing of silly hats/head accessories. It is going to be a long winter, people. If you pack up your fun clothes after Christmas it is going to be rather bleak through the next few months. A little faux fur does wonders for my outlook, not to mention adding a pop of interest to the utilitarian clothes our climate demands.

OK, scratch that bit about utilitarian clothing because we all know I'd have some sort of fit and go into shock if I tried dressing sensibly. Foot of snow on the ground? No problem! I'll just wear boots with my floor-length silk skirt. I did wear warm socks and a coat-I haven't completely lost it.

Danny prefers the full Arctic explorer look.

I had to make a trip to the DMV yesterday (Department of Motor Vehicles) to renew my driver's licence. I can't believe I'm going to say this but...they were pleasant and helpful. I know, it was like I was in a parallel universe or something. Anyhoo, the very sweet man doing my paperwork wanted me to try and take the vision test without my specs so I wouldn't have a restriction on my licence. I wouldn't dream of driving without them (because I can't see!) but apparently the state only cares about your distance vision, not your ability to see the speedometer up close. I passed the vision test (barely, and I mean I really had to squint) and while I put on my specs the minute I get up in the morning and don't remove them until bedtime, I don't have to worry about a ticket if someone punches me in the face, and I have to drive to the emergency room. I'd say, "In the unlikely event" but I seem to inspire the worst in people, so getting punched in the face isn't even that remote a possibility.

Did you notice I cleaned the bathroom mirror? I did it just for you! I don't know how the boys manage to get toothpaste on the mirror so high above the sink (not sure I want to know) but the two of them sure do make a mess. I mean, when I brush my teeth I just brush and spit-I don't turn into Buckingham Fountain. Sigh. Graceful pose though, eh?

Outfit Particulars:
Pink silk skirt-Bought it new about 30 years ago, can't remember where
Lurex top-Goodwill
Belt-Shop Ko
Boots-K Mart
Headband-K Mart
Lucite bangles-both thrifted
Vintage brooch-Hand-Me-Ups
Vintage clip earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
Fragrance-Bill Blass for Women (original 70's formula)

Nice muffin-top. Thanks for noticing. I ate cheese for dinner. I didn't even bother with crackers, I just ate a plate of cheese. Fuck you New Year's resolutions. It was hot pepper cheese, if you were wondering.
I'm having a little party tomorrow evening to ring in the new year. I also have a new phonograph and have been reunited with my record collection. I'll need something with a bit of sparkle to wear...but I think I have that covered.

We're going to party like it's 1999 1989 1979  eh, know what I mean!

If I don't see you before the clock strikes midnight where you live, have a splendid time, and let's show 2016 we're through taking the sort of shit 2015 had to offer.

All Best,


Sue said...

You go for it and wear all your hats, day after day and then some. You have some beauties for sure. The bathroom thing, toothpaste etc on the mirror, I HEAR YOU SISTER!!! Every morning it is like TOF has had a swim not a wash in the basin, water everywhere!! MEN! Enjoy seeing the New Year in, it all happens here in less than 3 hours, we may be a teeny tiny little country at the bottom of the world but we get to see 2016 first!! Yay for us, wonder if I will still be awake, I am so hard core and all.

Beth Waltz said...

If I had a floor-length pink silk skirt, I'd schedule a New Year's party, too, and stock up on pink champage. Coincidentally, I recently watched the 70s episode of the Supersizers (on YouTube)and found Sue Gibbs' eye shadow(s) amazing! Her costume for the Concorde segment might inspire you.

It's difficult to imagine Mr. ETB with sideburns and a 'stache, but he might find the program's cocktail party finale interesting from a purely scientific viewpoint. Danny, aka Mr. Gadget, might be intrigued by the Disco floor and men's shoes with heels.

Do hope you've got a mirrored ball. Can't have a New Year's fling without a mirrored ball.

Goody said...

You guys deserve to be first Happy New Year.

I haven't seen that show-sounds like something to watch in 2016.
Mr. ETB can't grow hair on his face, so he's made up for it atop his head. Danny though...I'm afraid that kid is going to be one of those guys that has to shave twice a day so maybe he'll make us proud and grow serious looking 70's muttonchop sideburns.

Bibi Maizoon said...

Now that lovely pink silk skirt with the lurex sweater & sparkly belt looks like one of the 50's outfits I used to love wearing.
Careful now, you'll start wearing winged eyeliner & pearly white eyeshadow with that gorgeous bright lippy everyday like I do, too.
I do not go into the boys' bathroom without a Hazmat suit & a gallon of bleach.

"None of this "New year, new me" bollocks either.
Last year I was fabulous & next year I shall be fabulous too!"
-Pats, from Absolutely Fabulous

Goody said...


Yes to the white eyeshadow, but noooo to the winged eyeliner-it makes me look even more corss-eyed than I am!

Mim said...

Plate of cheese FTW. If I ever order the cheese course in a restaurant, they always look a bit worried when they realise I never ate any of the crackers. It's called a CHEESE course for a reason.

Men and bathrooms baffle me. After over two decades, my husband still hasn't mastered the art of putting the loo roll on the holder.

Happy new year!