I love how designs can be reinterpreted, even 50+ years apart and from two different parts of the world. I would have never seen these two items together if it weren’t for the way I use Pinterest. I tend to “like” something first, then when I have time I’ll go through my likes and categorize, click through, or decide if I really want it on one of my boards. Well, these two gems ended up right next to each other in my likes, and well, I liked what I saw! I’d wear them both!
The smock is via a tumblr I’m slightly obsessed with and the rain cape via this cute company.
I’m not usually one to post photos of celebrities (or the like)… but I recently saw both of these photos of Elizabeth Olsen and they were so striking. Not only is she a beautiful young woman, but the difference in her hair color seems to change her personality.
I’m sure there’s been many studies on our perception of women’s character, etc. based strictly on hair color and this is no exception. I have automatically assigned a back-story for each of these looks. The thing is, I find myself wanting both, regularly. As much as I like to rearrange my home, I really like to rearrange my look.
I certainly don’t think I have a “signature look”. Most days I would like to channel some combination of Katherine Hepburn and Cate Blanchett. (Ha! Who wouldn’t! I know, such low standards…) Who am I kidding — most days I’d settle for a notch above Nick Nolte’s mugshot! However, I digress.
I don’t know any of these women so I can assign personalities to go with their style at will. And I guess as much as changing my look is “for myself”, if I’m really honest, it’s just as much about trying to control other people’s perceptions of me… an impossible and exhausting task. Sure it’s fun to try on different “personas” if you will (thank you Chloe Sevigny), but I guess I’m always questioning my own motives.
Who knew such an existential crisis would arise just because I’m going to get my hair done today? I’m not sure which persona I’ll end up with today — but hopefully I’ll still be “me” under all that effort. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see about my mood thoughts when I get there.
The weekend started right by sharing a meal with my sis and her hubs at a fantastic Mexican restaurant. Little Miss here enjoyed herself some nice red sangria (1.) and delicious tuna tacos (2.). I cannot stress how DELICIOUS they were. The rest of the weekend wasn’t exactly uneventful, just not photo-worthy. I spent much of my time in dressing rooms (3.). I’m currently on the hunt for a wedding outfit and I have tried on more things than I own. I’m at one of those stages where I think nothing looks right and/or if I do like it, it’s not the right color. All is not lost though; I have yet to venture into a department store. I’m sure Nordstroms will come through for me though. But I’ll save that for next weekend.
I’m so excited that tonight the hubs and I are going to don our most rockstar-chic outfits, and party with PINK! Ok, maybe “with” is a stretch, but from our corporate box office suite, we’ll marvel at her madness. Her tour will no doubt amaze and entertain. Maybe this calls for a little crazy make-up: hot pink lips or yellow eyeshadow… or something, right!?
Shallow or not, someone with great personal style will always make me pause. And a long pause is exactly what happened when I saw this photo of the very dapper indeed Dapper Lou. See more of this look here.
This photo collage of Olympic fingernails made me smile. See original and more Olympic coverage here.
A combination of pictures taken during the London 2012 Olympic Games shows athletes’ fingernails decorated with their national colors. From top left : USA’s Allison Schmitt, Hungary’s Suzana Jacobos, Britain’s Rebecca Adlington, Mexico’s Luz Mercedes Acosta Valdez, Britain’s Alison Williamson, USA’s Venus Williams, Britain’s Alison Williamson, France’s Margaux Farrell, Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte. (AFP/GettyImages) #
I’m not quite sure why I found this article so particularly funny. Maybe it’s because of all the bat-shit crazy things going on in the world and someone decided to track the colors worn by the Queen of England. Trite as it may be, it still made me smile.