Don't you just love it when people call to cancel dinner AFTER you've gotten dressed up? Well, at least I've got my tripod, who never lets me down. That and my trusty pink mustache.
Longtime readers will note that a while back I posted this image:
...Along with the lament that I could not find such amazing shoes at an affordable price. Well, a month or so ago I popped into a downtown thrift store, as in the kind I never go to, just on a whim and found these babies! Totally unworn, (originally by Apostrophe) (plus a pair of 1950s black heels I posted a while back.) Oh and all shoes were half-off that day. Proof that the thrift gods do indeed hear my prayers at night. That and fashion only moves in one direction: reverse.
*Vintage 1960s dress: thrifted in California and altered by my great-aunt (talk about a domestic goddess, she's an amazing cooking and used to be a professional seamstress).
*Hosiery: oddly enough these are by Spanx, not because I am a huge fan of them (or against them) but somehow these have ended up in my possession?
*Vintage Belt: thrifted (California)
*Vintage Cardigan: thrifted (Portland "Bins" ie Goodwill Outlet)
The ironic thing about wearing a pink mustache is that you can't not smile, but the more you smile the more the mustache comes off. (Well, at least if you have a marilyn that sticks out a bit...) And the more the mustache starts to peel away, the more it tickles and hence more smiling. If you want to take part in the joy that is celebrating facial hair, head on over to my my facebook group.
Also today was my first attempt at Mademoiselle Robot's Vintage Curl Tutorial. I didn't brush out the spirals as much as she does and also they got slept on, but all in all I'm quite pleased. My hair is very fine and so curling it is tricky. If any readers have fine hair wave/curl suggestions, please fire away.