I have always liked nail polish and loud jewelry. In fact, I remember taking my mom’s Fashion Fair nail polish and painting my nails this garish red when I was in elementary school. Then, being so afraid I would get into trouble, I scraped it off with one of those Afro-fisted black metal picks. I have fond memories of Bonnie Bell’s peel-away nail polish. In high school we could only wear ‘natural’ colors and I was always sneaking some version of brown or vamp on my nails. When I look back on my college graduation photo, I still remember the name of my nail polish (OPI’s Not in Kansas Anymore Red). Actually, I liked that color so much that a friend scooped up four bottles for me eight years ago when it was discontinued. I’m down to the last bottle and a half.
Now, I will be honest with you about what some would see as a bad habit. Retail therapy. Having something new (sewn or purchased) makes me feel better when I’m a little down. Well, so does a cold glass of Riesling. But, having shot my fabric wad on the very first day of the month and not wanting to become an alcoholic, I went with a low ticket item. Nail polish, under $3 a bottle on the right websites and arrived today.
I’ve been waiting all week for this Tiffany Blue color to arrive. You see, in loving jewelry and loving nail polish, it’s perfect for me. It’s called ‘For Audrey’ (ironic because I thought the book ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ was boring and oh, kind of racist. Still like the jewelry though 🙂 ) If I was somewhat thinking, I would have put it on my toes instead of wearing it to work tomorrow on my fingers. But, I am not sure I care right now 🙂
I came across this $198 hat on the Coach site while looking for inspiration for the March ‘Sewn Hat’ contest on PatternReview.com. Totally reminds me of the fedora in the now OOP Vogue 7460. I made this one for my mom over six years ago. Apparently, before I knew how to sew straight lines.
Heehee. In searching for photos I found this one of my dad modeling my muslin from six years ago. My head was too big to wear it! Appropriate, as today was his last official day of work. He retired today after 28 years working for the federal system as a nurse. Isn’t he adorable?