It's turtleneck season. I'm wearing a dark red ribbed one. With my black pants. Of course.
Came the dressup holiday party from work, I was actually tired of wearing my short black lace dress; I've worn it to so many functions, and now that I'm heavier it keeps looking shorter. And I didn't really want to spring for a new outfit. I have a mid-calf pleated black skirt that I bought along with a silver lame' print blouse yeeeears ago, and they both still fit, but I wasn't in the mood to wear that blouse this time either. So I combined the skirt with a scoopneck pullover top (black) that I could dress up with jewelry. And it looked pretty good.
Just goes to show, re-combining elements really does work to fluff up a wardrobe!
I need new shoes. I need new pants. I need new money.
Oh, and lately I've been painting my fingernails!
I used to do that all the time when I was in junior high and most of high school, but in college I got away from it (and besides, the hippie era came in while I was in college), and I never really got back into it. I didn't even get around to doing them for my own wedding! But this past couple years I've been doing them for holidays, and I did them alternating red, white & blue for the 4th of July (our Independence Day, for those of you outside the US), and now I've been seeing our supervisor with multicolored nails, and I finally said Why Not!! So on Thanksgiving when we went to my brother-in-law's for dinner, I was wearing purple, so I painted them purple, and kept it on for over a week. Then there was the dressup party I mentioned, when I painted them iridescent white (since I was wearing pearls). The following week, for a friend's party, I stripped off the white and painted them gold. And in time for the Yule service at church a few days ago, I painted them alternately red, gold, green & white!
People here seem to like it too.
Well, that'll all come off this weekend when I'll paint them all red for Christmas; hubby and I and a friend are the singers for a Christmas Eve Mass, and I figure I shouldn't be too outrageous if I'm going to be "on stage" in a church...
That'll last until New Year's, when I figure out what to do next, or maybe give it a rest.