Friday, April 24, 2015

Hot Coral

I’m down to the very dregs of my Revlon Hot Coral lipstick. Everytime I wear it, I get asked for the brand and shade name and my fellow beauty junkie commiserates when I share that it is discontinued. I must begin a hunt for a dupe.


Shirt, Levi’s (thrifted). Dress, Lipstick. Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren. Sunglasses, Meow Meow. Earrings, vintage. Bag, Canvas Boutique.


This cutie, a shop dog at MotoXotica in Vacaville, doesn’t need lipstick at all.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Easy Pieces

I’m getting over the notion that work clothing should be at least a little bit uncomfortable. A better-not-breathe waistband, pinched toes, and the inability to lift my arms over my head are not hallmarks of professional wear.


Sweater, thrifted. Dress, Old Navy. Boots, Ariat. Sunglasses, Meow Meow. Necklace, Heart Boutique. Bag, Imoshion.



I like to be comfortable enough to romp around a little with these guys (although it means I have to get the lint roller out before I see customers):

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

On the Verge

The weather app keeps promising thunderstorms. The skies get cloudy. The air gets humid. But no rain. I either dress too lightly (and freeze from the suddenly cold wind) or too heavily (and sweat through my tights). This is weather purgatory!


Shirt, INC (thrifted). Dress, Gap. Tights, Urban Outfitters. Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren. Sunglasses, Meow Meow. Necklace, Zad.




It still hadn’t rained by evening and we headed to Toastmasters in the sunshine. We were denied precipitation, but Beefy won the table topics ribbon and finally got to meet the man who collects all the signed Broadway posters hanging in our meeting room.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dog Master

I rarely hear the term “master” anymore to describe a dog’s owner. It’s usually “pet parent” or “guardian.” You can master a skill, but can you truly master another living being?


Shirt, Old Navy. Dress, Bebe. Boots, Steve Madden. Sunglasses, Meow Meow. Slave bracelet, G&S (vintage).

Sometimes, I think these dogs are the boss of me!


This one has gotten so big!


Remember when he was a little guy?

Monday, April 20, 2015

Same Old

I’m waiting for my stylist of choice to become available to give me a pink pixie. In the meantime, I’ve reverted to my old standby: a diagonal side part and sideswept bangs. (Another standby: overdue roots.)


Jacket, Mossimo. Tee, Keller’s Pub. Skirt, Andre Oliver (thrifted and shortened). Shoes, Clark’s.


At home, I’ve tried something new: flag banners as a window treatment.