Shoes are a girl’s best frenemy. Then again, maybe only I feel that way. This morning dawned bright and beautiful. The sun shone, the clouds stayed at bay, and I decided to wear my birthday shoes. It was like learning to walk all over again.
I don’t care what anyone says, walking in 3 1/2 inch heels is not easy. It’s like walking on stilts minus the clown outfit. I should even be careful making that claim since I have no idea what you think of my wardrobe.
I also have an Achilles heel, only it’s in my ankle. When I was about 15, I tripped on a loose manhole cover in Manhattan and gave my ankle a good twist. God just didn’t see fit to equip us humans with fully rotating ankles. It would have been a good idea though. After injuring my left ankle, I proceeded to walk another 50 or so city blocks. My family has zero tolerance for sympathy and didn’t care. A few days later, when I had kankles (thank you Loyalist Cottage Mum for teaching me that term), I realized my foot would never be the same; however, I am nothing if not persistent. So, weak kankle and all, I still
almost walk in 3 1/2 inch heels.
I got giddy when I made it down my front steps, traversed the terrible incline to the road, and crossed the street before the speeding black car scuffed my new shoes.
I’ll pause for applause.
That little tale was purely a ploy for sympathy since I never got any from my mom.
I’ve been trying to do my daughter’s hair in the morning. Yes, she is ten. No, I haven’t done her hair in the past. Since she grew hair, she’s hated having anything in it. For about 8 months a year she covers her head in stuffed animal hats. Sometimes I forget she has hair; however, she’s turned a new corner in her growth and development. She now wants fancy hairdos.
So I give her Fain-Cy. Ok, I do the best I can. I’m not magician when it comes to straight locks. Everything slips right out!
Here’s my “Messy Bun”. I had to consult YouTube to accomplish this look. I did photograph the picture after school, so it survived a full day of school complete with gym. I was pretty impressed.
This is what I like to call “The Princess Up-do”. Ya, I totally just made that up. It was picture day and I didn’t have one clue what to do with her semi-wet hair. She was eating corn flakes and rushing me like crazy, so I just started rolling and clipping till I couldn’t roll no mo’!
Again, these photos are after a full day of school, so all in all it worked. I wouldn’t be able to do anything without those tiny claw clips. They are the only thing that holds her hair.
If you talented ladies have any cute hairdos that work for your girls, I would appreciate a tutorial. Ok, I’ll settle for a snapshot. 🙂
Fridays are school spirit day and the school color is purple. She’s the Kool-Aid Girl.
This is the H&M dress I bought on my birthday shopping trip. I paired it with leggings because it was still chilly out. I also wanted to wear a cardigan, but my cardigans all looked stupid with it, so I froze a little. The things we do for fashion.
I wore this outfit on my date night to the questionably safe Mexican restaurant.
I also wore a pink Half-Tee under the dress. Ok, peoples. I adore Half-Tees. It’s the best money I’ve spent on clothing. Nearly every v-neck top requires me to add a tank. Tanks never stay in place on me, so they are terribly annoying. The Half-Tee just solved all my problems. Tiffany did a post on them and I used the coupon-code she included in her post. I am SO glad I did!
So now we’re visible.
I have one word for this weekend – Fantabulastic!
Sunshine + Warm Temps = Happy Me
How about you?
How was the weekend??
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