Why the glasses in today’s shots? It’s true that I have to wear them all of the time because ever since turning 40 I can’t see a thing without them, although I don’t usually wear them in photos because I feel more like me without them…
…Today I’m wearing them to kinda sorta disguise my eyes. If you look closely, not only are they swollen to the point of being little beady rodent-like eyes, but they are also screaming red. Red as in it looks like I locked myself in a windowless room and went on a weed smokin’ Oreo cookie eating bender for two days. Umm…not that I’d know from past experience or anything…but I’ve heard stories. 😉
No, the red eyes aren’t a result of anything nearly that amusing; more stupidity really. While this might sound unbelievable, it’s true. I’m allergic to purple. Yes, purple. As in the color. I know, I’m a freak. I can’t wear any sort of eye makeup that has purple in it ever. I’ve known this since I was a teenager. If I do, my eyes swell up, turn bright red and become insanely itchy and teary…for days.
The day before Thanksgiving (which is when I took these shots) I had used this gorgeous cobalt blue eyeliner which, unbeknownst to me, apparently has some purple in it. I was out and about in the world when I realized there was a problem and couldn’t do anything about it. By the time I got home and took it off, alas it was too late…I already looked like an extra from a Cheech and Chong movie. So for today, glasses it is. Because, you know, clear lenses hide your eyes…
As often happens, while I was Christmas shopping I stumbled upon this ruffle hem high low shirt at JCPenney…and promptly started drooling. The ruffles and high low hem were totally irresistible. And when I tried it on and it actually fit with no gaping (that’s a typical problem I have with button downs) I was sold. The only downside that I discovered when I wore it on Thanksgiving is the material seems to attract all sorts of things like a magnet. It’s nothing that I can’t live with though because the cool details make up for it. I wasn’t able to link to the exact shirt as for some reason it was nowhere to be found online. I did link to some super similar ruffle hem high low shirts below though so check those out. And if you have a JCP nearby, peruse the a.n.a. section and see if it’s in stock.
I have two words for you. Velvet socks. Seriously, who knew? I sure didn’t, but now that I do there will definitely be more showing up in my sock drawer. They are dreamy soft, cuddly and add a surprising bit of pretty texture to just about anything you pair with them. Free People has them in 7 gorgeous colors and they’re a great deal at 3 for $30. Not only do I highly recommend a pair (or three) for yourself, but they would make a great stocking stuffing too!
Don’t forget about small details like socks and tights. Adding either one in a eye-catching color, or a fun texture or pattern can make a surprising difference in an outfit. It’s all in the details my friends.
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