No remixed 6 items today, as we've had airport/plane drama the past 24 hours and I am currently trying to work in a hot NYC apartment, with not much on. It may have to be this way if the weather stays hot. But I will try again tomorrow, when my desire to interact with the real world comes back.
Blokey and I were in Chicago, one last time this summer, for our lovely friend's wedding. It was a lovely outdoor backyard affair, and I was a bridal attendant (since we were mixed gender, it seems like bridesmaid is not the right word. Plus, the whole married thing). Thanks to your feedback, I bought a fat, vertically ribbed grossgrain ribbon and used that to "lower" my waistline about 1 1/2" (ideally, it would have been 2", but it did the trick). I tried satin, but that was too slippery. You can kind of see the results here.
Photo courtesy of Anne. The man to my right was tactfully cut out because he faces re-election this year. The drink is a fancy lemonade plus soda water.I also gave myself the best backcombed hair "pouf", a la Snooki* (my fellow Jersey girl) hairdo. I would have gone profesh, except I always hated people doing my hair, including hairdressers. I think it worked out OK.
The key was first blow drying moused-up roots, while bent over, backcombing the front, and then lots of hairspray.
Anne and I also took WW pics, but those are for later.
Finally, the lovely and generous bride gifted us a beautiful key necklace. I own almost no jewelry, making this a welcome addition to my sad need to accessorize. Also, she really knows me, because I don't usually go for very girly pieces. This had just the right amount of "hardware" elements to make it awesome for everyday, and teaching.
It's currently baking in my bedbug oven (yes, we own a Packtite), following an emergency stay in an [uncompensated] airport hotel, as United Airlines couldn't get us on a flight back to NY after canceling our Monday noon flight, until Tuesday at 7AM. Stay classy, corporation.
*I've never seen her in action, as we don't have a TV, but I've read about her as a cultural phenomenon.