Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Traveling Red Dress on The Bloggess Blog

Photo by Karen Wolword, via the Bloggess

I love this blog: The Bloggess; I found it thanks to Deirdre O'Lavery of The Interstellar Housewife, a blog I also love. The dress is beautiful, and I agree that it's impractical, and very very red, but I would wear it! Bloggess writes, of the poppy red dress:
For one thing, it’s not sensible.  It’s impractical.  It’s bright red and vibrant and shocking and “inappropriate for a woman my age”.  And I have no shoes to go with it.  And I have no place to wear it.
I'd find a place to wear it, and one thing about getting older, once you realize you're not going to wake up one morning and suddenly find yourself magically 21 again, (or a size 9) you say "fuck it" and do what you damn well please. There's more to the article than just the red dress; it's also about what the red dress inspires.  Anyway, the entire blog is witty, funny and check it out.

Friday, May 21, 2010

New Shoes


Last week Fashion Bug sent me a coupon for $10 off any purchase of $10 or more.  I haven't shopped there in a long time because the last several times I was there I didn't see anything that appealed to me.  That was why they sent to coupon and the letter said they had changed and now have more of the fashions women want.  Wednesday I had to be in that area anyhow, so I dropped in.  No, they didn't have more of the fashions I want.  For some reason it seemed like way too much stuff in the store had patterns consisting of huge flowers in bright shades.  Those types of patterns on clothing always remind me of certain ladies in my neighborhood where I grew up that wore moo-moos, almost always with huge bright flowers all over them.  Anyhow, those weren't for me and I was kind of wondering if I would find anything that was.  Just as I was about to give up and leave I noticed a back wall with shoes.  So I ended up with these snake print sandals with lots of shiny silver buckles, which actually I think are pretty cute and only cost me $5 with my $10 off coupon.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Typical Woman's Magazine


A friend emailed this to me yesterday.  It is so true!  Not that I buy those, but I did buy a couple back in my teens and I read the covers when I am in the check out line.  The only thing missing is the stupid quiz, which normally breaks down into figuring out if you are good enough to deserve a man.  Blah!