Monday, August 31, 2009
Day Three 8/31/2009
Dress: Long Black Tank Dress
Purchased From: Ross
Year or Era Purchased: Summer '09
Accessories: The Cure rose necklace from the 2000 tour, courtesy of Mr. Spano and a weird red amulet necklace from an online swap meet.
Hair and Makeup: ugh
Comments/Compliments/Complaints: I haven't seen that dress before from Sue
Day: Today was one of those days, I think I hate this dress more than I thought I did. I bought it during a weird Ross splurge when prepping for this blog. Anyway this is the only long sundress I own because one time Michael said he hates this style and one time I saw some tv show where a guy said all dudes hate this style of dress. I guess I bought it in rebellion but turns out I don't really like it as much as I thought. Oh well. Maybe I'd like it better another day. I felt icky and large all day even though the weather was absolutely gorgeous I just felt off. My eyelids are weird and itchy and broken out and my hair is greasy. Waahhh. I did make ancho chili seitan fajitas and smoked gouda, corn and broccoli creamy wild rice so that was nice. Whatever. I'm going to go take a shower now. Sorry this is dumb. Maybe I'll take a claritin so my eyes stop acting like jerks.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Day Two 8/30/2009
Dress: Hot Pink Pocketed Vintage
Purchased From: Plaid Pony Vintage
Year or Era Purchased: Spring '06
Accessories: Kurt Halsey Necklace
Hair and Makeup: Pigtails, lots of blush, mascara
Day: Once again I slept in ridiculously late, sorry. But before I talk about today I should really tell you about the events that took place after my last post. I left the house and the sky began to fall. This is always bad news when I'm about to walk a dog. I began merging onto I-95S and quickly realized that my speed of 45mph was much faster than the speed of the completely stopped convertible that was in front of me. There is no shoulder on this particular section of 95, a car was coming in the lane to the left of me and this genius didn't have his blinkers on. Luckily the brakes work as they should but had I taken any more time to realize that Mr. FancyPants wasn't just braking I would've absolutely smashed into him. Awesome. I highly doubt anyone reading this would pull such a stunt but just in case this is my public service announcement: Do not under any circumstances stop your car in the middle of a lane on Ifucking95, ever, really. And especially do not stop to put up the top of your stupid convertible because you were too lazy or stupid to research the weather. Unless you are dead or your car just shuts off on its own do not stop! Tell your friends, tell your Mom, tell them I said so, I'm right.
Enough about me, let's talk about my dress. I know I gave you all of the mini details already but I have to expand a bit more on this one. I bought this dress at the Trenton Arts Festival about a week after we moved into our big boy and girl mortgagey house in Fishtown. There I found the vendor Plaid Pony Vintage. I had previously visited the website based on a suggestion from my friend Sue but I had never seen the goods up close and personal. I have since purchased many items and love all of them. You should definitely check out the site for shopping, really quality stuff! I try to make it a point to check out any and all of the events that include Plaid Pony and usually leave with at least one new dress, I suggest you do too if you are in the Philadelphia area! Several times a year you can find Plaid Pony in the back of another one of my favorite stores, Art Star, which happens to be where I purchased my sweet Kurt Halsey bird necklace. They have a ton of amazing stuff and I can almost always find a gift for someone if I'm at a loss. Sorry to be all commercial crazy here but I just really love these places and want to support my local businesses.
Today my hot pink dress took me all over the place. I brunched at Cantina Dos Segundos with friends Katy, Sue and the mister Michael. After Sue, Katy and I went to Olde City Tattoo so Katy could get some sweet birds tattooed on her chest/collarbone area. They came out really lovely. We then shopped on third street a bit and I swooned over a squirrel ring and a beautiful navy blue and kelly green dress that cost more than I ever pay for dresses unless they're wedding or prom related. I'm saving up for dental surgery for my cat Ipacac so those expensive items were out of the question. Later in the day Sue, Michael and I saw Halloween II. We are avid Rob Zombie fans and all count The Devil's Rejects among our favorite films but we all agreed this one was just lacking something. I did think it was visually stunning and the sound was pretty amazing, as was some of the gore, but the story and acting just weren't there. That really makes me sad. Oh well, time for some True Blood and I really think that's going to make up for it just fine.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Welcome to my little blog. I've been talking about doing this for weeks now, maybe even months. I've decided that I'm done with procrastination and I'm just going to start on a random rainy day like today.
My mission will be to wear a different dress every day for one hundred days straight. Each day I will take a picture of myself (so far this part is proving to be the most annoying and I'm hating every photo I take, body image, etc., good stuff!) Each day I'll tell you (the reader, see, that's you!) as much as I can remember about the dress I'm wearing, like where I bought it, how much it cost, the year or era of my life it was purchased, etc. I'll also tell you a bit about my day unless it's horribly boring, then I might skip that part. And yes, before anyone mentions it I do realize that someone already did this and I give her props for it. I googled the idea after thinking of it and found that maybe I'm not as original as once thought. Oh bother. Regardless, this is my mission and I believe I have a much different style and I'd like to do my own take on it. I mean come on, Hollywood is remaking everything right now why can't I?
On with the show...
First off please meet my dresses, they sure are pleased to meet you!
Day One 8/29/2009
Dress: Dark Denim Pocketed Overall Dress
Purchased From: Target
Year or Era Purchased: Summer '09
Accessories: Crazy squirrel brooch
Hair and Makeup: Two side buns, classic black eyeliner
Comments/Compliments/Complaints: 1 "Hey Mommy" at the grocery store. Eww.
Day: It's Saturday so even a bad Saturday isn't that bad. I woke up really late, 12:30 that is. It always makes me feel like a bad person to sleep that late but oh well. I lazed about, played with my cats, drank coffee, fed and took pictures of my backyard squirrel Maalox. At some random point in the day I decided to start this blog so I got dressed accordingly and my husband and I went to Honey's Sit n' Eat for a late lunch. We both indulged in Vegetarian Chicken Fried Steak with really unhealthy sides. So damn tasty. After lunch I cleaned up our backyard and got eaten by mosquitoes but I killed at least four of them in the process. Win. I then walked a dog for work purposes (I'm a dogwalker yo!) and went to the gym. Really exciting right? I also went to the grocery store and now I'm going to go pick up a pizza, walk a dog and come home and make strawberry-lime margaritas. Not too shabby I must say.