Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Getting the Girly On
Our road trips go as follows: Drive to rest stop, pick up travel information, drive to get something to eat, repeat. I'm the driver, and he's the talker, coffee drinker, and newspaper reader. I do a fair amount of people watching at our stops. I'm fascinated by how people choose to dress, and style their hair. If you ever met me, you might think, "what the H does she know?" But I see so many things that are just wrong. The mullet family. A whole family! A mother/daughter Dead Head tie dye t-shirt pair. If you're plus sized, and over 30, or 50 in this case, a not fitted t-shirt is a mistake. A 50+ woman with waist length gray hair, no layers, just hair, tied back with a rubber band. I couldn't help to think what a nice layered cut and a new color could do to take 20 years off.
With my own dressing, I'm trying to do better. I spend a fair amount of funds on the hair, and get regular pedicures, and eyebrow shaping. I think that stuff gets even more important as I get older. I can't imagine now how I let my feet just go before. I've just recently upgraded my foundation wardrobe. Thanks to Isabella Fine Lingerie, I now own some brawrs that are pretty enough to be worn as tops! Does anyone remember the Seinfeld episode when Elaine gave her friend a bra that she wore on the street as a top? I think I dated myself when I told Isabella's shop owner about it. I think that I'm getting to an age that I am losing some feminine features. I've seen some recent photos, and it's scary. When I see it happening to other women, they've also cut their hair severely, and start to dress in the dowdy. I like to dress comfortably, but I think I need to add some girly details. The sweater in the photo is Sophia, featured on the cover of the book French Girl Knits. I purchased the book for another design, but after close inspection, this might be the one I make first. I love the details, the little cable neck trim, and it's got a really cute little gusset in the back. I just need to settle on a dk weight yarn for this baby.