Wednesday, January 13, 2010

day one hundred thirty-seven and day one hundred thirty-eight.

someday that ugly wallpaper will be red paint.

Day One Hundred Thirty-seven 1/12/2010
Dress: Black and White Flower Print Dress
Purchased From:  Circle Thrift 
Year or Era Purchased:  Winter 2009
Price: $5
Accessories: Black underslip, black cardigan, pink hat during the day, bluish green tights, black leg warmers, black ballet flats
Hair and Makeup:  Pulled back into a low bun, usual makeup

Our internet was down for a day.  Sorry for the lack of update.  Yesterday was jam packed so I was sort of relieved that I didn't have to update when I sat down at my computer and realized no internets.  I woke up as usual and took Michael to the el, came home and got ready and had some coffee before heading out to work, do a new client consultation and then head into center city to meet up with Michael, his Mom, sister and her boyfriend for drinks a a bite the rooftop bar of The Continental.  I didn't have any alcohol as my guts are still slightly pickled from Saturday night.  I did have the tofu tempura and mushroom flatbread.  The tofu was divine.  I've never been to Continental as it seems a little too bourgeois for me since I'm not super classy.  It's actually really awesome and the upstairs has an outdoor and indoor seating area.  The indoor area has an awesome retro fire place.  It was the perfect place to relax before heading back out into the cold for our walk to the Academy of Music to see Wicked, our Christmas present.  It was really great and I loved the story but most of all I loved the costumes.  I wanted so many of them, especially the black and white costumes, my god! 

The dress I wore was purchased last week at Circle Thrift.  It's not the best fitting, with some button puckering but I wanted to look sort of nice since we had plans.  Last night I totally woke up at 3:30AM and peed out of my bum (pickled guts, no more blackberry brandy ever again!) so perhaps it would've been better off trying that dress today.  

I don't know what that dumb face is?

Day One Hundred Thirty-eight 1/13/2010
Dress: Orange and Printed Vintage Dress
Purchased From:  donated from my mom's friend.  
Year or Era Purchased:  Fall 2009
Price: Free
Accessories: Gray sweater, black under blouse, black tights, blue leg warmers, black on black chucks
Hair and Makeup:  Double mini-buns and braids, usual makeup with extra black eye shadow 
Comments/Compliments/Complaints: I was referred to in the following manner while in the room"oh isn't she pretty" 

This dress was provided to me from my Mom's friend and came from that friend's Mom who used to work in a factory (I think I'm remembering this correctly) that manufactured this and other types of this style dress.  It's sort of dorky and weird and bright but I like it.  I paired with a grey cardigan to tone it down a bit but since I wore my coat all day the crazy pattern part was the only visible section.  Since I woke up in the middle of the night I slept in and Michael braved the cold and road his bike to work.  I spent the rest of the day working and stopped at the grocery store before heading home for a big night in on the couch.  I did make a yummy dinner of pierogies, veggie kielbasa, vegetarian baked beans, a cheese pie and a small salad.  Not the healthiest but I certainly controlled my portions pretty well today in hopes that my belly has finally settled.   I pray for no more middle of the night belly innard punching feelings and tomorrow I hope to get my butt back to the gym for the first time this week! Boring.  Goodnights. 


Mike said...

Yeah I've been to the upstairs part of the Continental for an after work party with Jody and I was also surprised how cool it was.

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