My mom passed down a great fashion heritage to me, one I embrace fully now. Hallmarks of her style are: light makeup, easy care hair, real jewelry (but not too showy,) and my favorite getting a new outfit when fun events come up.
I went away with the girlfriends this weekend for some “glamping”–or at least, our version of glamorous camping. It may just be my mom and I, but something called glamorous camping calls for at least one new outfit!
Plus, I never go anywhere, so I never buy clothes, so my stock of jeans was running pretty low (down to one pair! How could I let it get to that?)
Today is Whatever Works Wednesday over at my darling Catherine’s fashion blog “Small Town Big Wardrobe.” (The link there takes you right to today’s Whatever Works post.) That means she has a kind of link party where everyone shares their fashion blog posts.
This is not a fashion blog.
I mean really. Me? Write a fashion blog? Certain notable clothing disasters immediately leap to mind.
But I got a couple of adorable pieces for glamping, and even while I was shopping I thought it would be super fun to link up with Catherine for Whatever Works Wednesday.
Now’s the moment where I want to apologize for the pictures: my husband isn’t a photographer, I didn’t do my hair, I, I, I…but you know what? I’m a writer. I rarely get out of my bathrobe. So, yeah, my hair is a little funky, but it kind of always it. And the pictures weren’t all that bad, considering they were taken with a hot pink Sanyo point and shoot!
I keep talking because I am nervous to hit the “add media” button. I really want to do this? I don’t want to wait until next week so I can do the pics again with make up, a fresh hair cut, a week long liquid fast?!
No! I can do this. *Screwing my courage to the sticking place*
I have slowly come to accept that pants have narrow ankles these days. I think my top heavy figure looks better in boot cut pants, but I couldn’t find any polka dot boot cut pants. And really, who wouldn’t rather have polka dot pants than pants that suit their figure?
The heart sweater was another must have. It is funky, shiny, girly (every now and again I dip my toes in the girly clothes waters,) and on clearance. I didn’t realize it would do that weird lop sided thing to my chest, or make me feel so much like Big Ang, but…ah well. My seven year old thinks its awesome.
I’m a firm believer in quality underpinnings (and a big fan of the show Double Divas) so I had to toss in another picture to show I don’t really walk around with my bubbies in different time zones. The issue with this heart is probably a good example of why you should never go shopping alone. Every girl needs a friend who is wiling to say, “No. Just no.”
However, now that I have it, I am sure I will wear it, a lot.
Now, about the hair issues. I’m looking fairly bedraggled in the picture, which is a fair representation of my daily life. I have an appointment for Tuesday, which is a rare thing. I usually do it myself. Yes. I am that cheap. I have a hair appointment because my friend Mandy needs a hair model. She’s good, and she has done my hair before, but generally speaking hair modelling means things could go from bad to worse. I have no idea what style she is planning on practicing.
I kind of hope it’s an asymmetrical faux hawk.
If it is, I will absolutely do another Whatever Works Wednesday next week!