I want to thank everyone for their thoughtful comments, kind emails, and the like after last week's mishap. I really do appreciate it. It will take time to heal (I still can't have the procedure finished until the swelling and pain let up) and it isn't clear what if any long term damage there may be, but life goes on, doesn't it? You're a great bunch of pals, and I'd buy you all a couple rounds if we met up in person.
In other news...
This suit is an old one that I wear when I can't manage to pull on a pair of stockings, much less coordinate an outfit. If you don't have a go-to suit in your wardrobe, I encourage you to get one-some days you just can't be bothered, but need to look like you sort of tried anyway.
Sometimes though, a bad day stretches into a bad
decade week. Maybe you'd better grab a second suit, just in case the dentist fucks-up your life face.
There is a matching skirt, but I'm still on a pleated skirt kick (not a kick-pleat, that's different).
This suit is from Casual Corner, back in the old days when the stores had the funny stained glass windows. I'm sure some of you remember that. I haven't been in a mall in years-does anyone know if Casual Corner still exists?
My idea of holiday decorating. I made him last year, and still haven't got round to cutting him off the foam board. I dunno, I should probably stay away from exacto knives right now, and other sharp objects. At least I *tried* to draw a proper turkey instead of just tracing my hand.
I found some great vintage shoes and handbags recently.
Oh hell yes. Florsheims. I didn't know they made women's shoes. They had a store where I grew up, and it was all very wood paneled and conservative in an era of psychedelia. When we were kids, my sister would dare me to run up to the store, open the door and yell, "I'd look like a monkey in your clothes", before running off. I always took the dare, and we'd laugh the whole way home. I'm sure there are some investment bankers who were trying to buy shoes that still wonder what the hell that was all about.
I am the lizard shoe, I cannot step in poo.
Yeah, I covered up the boobage. I'm even more protective of the knockers than I am of the toes. Have I mentioned how cold it got? We're headed to 6 degrees F tonight. I knew it would happen sooner or later-just wish it had been later.
Blue Suit-1960's by Regensteins. Ruby Begonia's, Lincoln, NE
Sara Coventry brooch-Hand-Me-Ups
Black Shoes-K Mart
Black 60's handbag-some thriftstore in Fitchburg, Mass
1950's earrings-Some thrift store in Wisconsin
1970's Bass shoes-Goodwill
Casual Corner 60's suit-Vintage shop in Brookline Mass, 90's
70's pleated skirt-Goodwill
Act III 1970's blouse-Goodwill
50's velvet hat-Hand-Me-Ups
Brown bakelite earrings-EtCetera Thrift Store, Seward, NE
Cucko clock brooch-I made it
Bakeliet bangles-Goodwill, and Hand-Me-Ups
60's Gaymode shoes-Thrift World
Fosil handbag-Thrift World
1970's Designer Originals knit skirt-Goodwill
Pendelton 49er jacket-Goodwill
1970's stranded beads-Goodwill
Plastic rose earrings-K Mart
Fowl? Yes, as a matter of fact, it has been. But don't worry, I'm sure next week will be just ducky. I'll get my hat now.