Don't you hate it when you try for Liz Taylor...
It's the hair. I have half a canister of Adorn in it too. I wouldn't mind having Anne Sexton's typewriter in the photo. If I saw a green typewriter in the Goodwill, I'd buy it in a second.
I've been saving this dress for a nice, spring day. We didn't get one of those today, but I wore it anyway to celebrate setting our clocks forward an hour. Longer days of sunshine are right around the corner.
Is there anything better than a gigantic necklace with a full-length polyester gown? I don't think so. This is far from my most flattering dress, but I love it so much I don't care. It is impossible to remain in a dour mood wearing a bright green dress. Impossible, I tell you!
Oooh, dangly earrings. I bought these about 40 years ago when I tagged along on a business trip with my dad. To kill time when he was seeing customers, I wandered into a small shop that sold items made by local artists. I wish I could remember the town-it was somewhere in Wisconsin and I think it was Cedarburg, but I can't say for certain. I saw these earrings and green being my favourite colour, I had to have them. I do remember that they cost fifteen dollars, which was a huge sum of money then, and far outside my budget. I bought them anyway, and I remember sneaking them home so my mother wouldn't see them because she'd have lost her mind if she knew I bought a pair of earrings for that kind of money. I wore them practically every day in High School, then I forgot about them. Once beaded earrings went out of style, they really went out of style, unless you were spending your time following the Dead. I'd wear them occasionally through the years, but even today they don't work with most of the clothes I own (which is probably a sign I need another suede fringed jacket like I had in High School!), Today, the stars aligned just so, and my treasured beaded earrings had a day out. I'm glad I was able to get a good photograph for the blog, as beads are notoriously difficult to photograph.
1970's polyester maxi-Fairy Tail Costumes, Omaha
Shoes-K Mart, several years ago
1970's Collins-style handbag-Goodwill
Earrings-A shop in Wisconsin decades ago
Lippy-Maybellene Shocking Coral
Fragrance-Elizabeth Taylor Gardenia (I would have worn Green Emeralds if I had it)
I'm going to risk it, and pack away the last of my winter clothes, leaving out a few cardigans because shops insist on blasting the AC all summer long. I'm not sure what I have from last summer that will still fit (thanks prednisone and menopause!). At the rate I'm going I can forget about Liz Taylor, and go straight for Totie Fields. Most years, I find clothes at the end of a season that get packed away for the following year. Hopefully, I have some nice tent dresses in there that I've forgotten about.
God rest her soul, she was hilarious.
I guess this can kind of count as my early St. Patrick's Day post as it is all so green. I swear it is a bigger holiday in the US than it is in Ireland. I grew up in Chicago where the river is dyed green each 17 March.
Anyone have plans for St. Patrick's Day, or is it "just another Mass day" as a friend at school used to say?
I hope you have a wonderful week