The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
This morning I just could not get it together, so I went for my safety net outfit: trouser jeans and a tee-shirt. I also decided to see if my $6 clearance rack no returns jacket was as stupid a purchase as it looked like when I got home. I bought it last year and have never worn it.
Because I decided it was too pink and white candy striper looking, or maybe a bit like candy that rots our tots’ teeth. Mind you, there’s nothing wrong with candy stripers (the politically correct term now is hospital volunteers), or candy with good brushing – except in my vast experience over the years staying with The Teen on the pediatric ward (for those of you new to my blog, all is explained here), they do tend to wake you up just as soon as you’ve fallen asleep for the first time in three days. Their intentions are awesome, but no parent wants ice chips when she hasn’t slept in three days. A martini perhaps, or a real pillow, but not ice chips…
I got a lot of compliments on the jacket from total strangers today, so maybe it’s crisp and fresh-looking like I hoped, and an easy way to upgrade jeans for the office, and not like something that someone would wear to wake you up after three days with no sleep.
Sorry ’bout the meh pics. Dear Hubby was sleepin’ in, the inside light was too low, and I was in a rush. (I wanted pictures outside in front of the neighbors’ pink azaleas and pink dogwood tree, you know, to go with the pinkish jacket, but that would have required me to jump on top of their cars parked in front of them.) The low light shots did inspire me to 1960s myself with the new features on the recent Picasa upgrade. Not that I need software assistance to be vintage 60s…
|Katherine seersucker jacket ($6 Steinmart); Loft trouser jeans ($11 thrifted); V-neck tee (so old forgot); Breva pumps (John Fluevog); Twin brooches (a great aunt’s); Gemstone pendant (Target); 1928 triple locket pendant (20 years old at least)|
1963 was a very good year for me 🙂
|I like the youthful glow of the 1960s effect 😀|
For years, I had long hair, and only got it cut once or twice a year. I miss it, but I also look at pictures and have to admit the shorter hair is more professional looking. But I keep forgetting to schedule the necessary haircuts to maintain it. That’s another benefit of taking your own outfit pics, even if you don’t publish them on the Internet. They will remind you that you need your hair did yesterday, no more excuses, you lazy wench.
|Trying to give y’all a better look at the fabric and accessories, not my wrinkles 😛|
|I love all my old family costume jewelry, like these twin leaf brooches.|
Does anyone else forget to schedule haircuts?