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Monday, April 23, 2012

Bob and Wave

I returned home safely late last night, so thankful for beautiful memories made with my grandmother. Am too tired to download pictures as I had to be up with the chickens today for a school field trip with Sweet Boy. I think this is known as “hitting the ground running”.  :)

I think all of us create lengthy “to do” lists before embarking on any sort of trip. One thing on my pre party to do list was “Do something with your ‘do.” As in hairdo. Or the lack of one I was sporting. It had been several months since I had visited my hairdresser. I had once again thought that I wanted to grow lustrous long locks.  But the reality is I will never have lustrous long locks. My hair is fine and thin. I also live in Arizona where the average temperature is 115 in the summer. It was time to be shorn.

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The front is a bit longer and my hairdresser cut in heavier bangs. No matter what I do, I always have fly aways since my hair is so fine. It used to bother me. Then my friend lost her hair to cancer and I decided then and there that I would no longer have bad hair days. :)

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Since you might ask, the dress was purchased eons ago at Anthro on clearance. Back when they were in their prime of carrying lovely vintage inspired frocks. It is by Floreat and I have seen it on Ebay on occasion.

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I call my necklace the jet “Dowager Countess”. This lovely costume gem was my mother Nadine’s. It sparkles like black diamonds in person. I occasionally wear it wrapped around my neck two or three times too.

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Do you know who the Dowager Countess is? She’s one of my favorite characters on Downton Abbey. Played by the wonderful Dame Maggie Smith. “Put that in your pipe and smoke it!” Heh, heh.

Last week I ran this image on the Metis Linens blog and said that I loved her Cuban heeled stockings.

Be bop en cave ~ Saint-Germain-des-Prés, by Robert Doisneau,Paris 1951

A few of you asked “What are Cuban heeled stockings?”

They are hosiery which feature a back seam with reinforced toe and stiletto heel. I found my new pantyhose version on Ebay. The flapper inspired shoes were found at Target several years ago for $5. I should have bought two pairs as I love them that much.

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A word of caution on the hosiery…..

They make men sit up and beg.

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More images from the recent birthday party to come. But first I have to unpack.


Linking to:

The Pleated Poppy


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Love your the dress, and I LOVE the stockings!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Welcome home.
I have the same kind of hair. A few summers ago I walked into a salon, without an appointment and got it all chopped off. Serious above the ears short. Never looked back. I'm in dire need of summer chop again. I like fly aways, more natural looking.
Those nylons slim the leg I think (which would be good for me but you don't need).
That dancer in the old photo reminds me of Katie Holmes.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I hope Grandmother had a wonderful time. I am sure she smiled at seeing how beautiful her Grandaughter was!

Creations By Cindy said...

Your hair is adorable and just really enjoyed your blog today! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Perfectly Printed said...

You look just lovely!! The dress, the shoes, the stockings... perfect!! I have the same kind of hair and am guilty of hair envy!You are right.. at least we have hair :) I am always surprised when people say to me I love your hair! Really?? Mine? We often are too hard on ourselves.
Enjoy your day with your young man, and your week.


miss flibbertigibbet said...

I have the same hair {sigh} but I am noticing that it is getting a little more coarse as I have gotten older so I have kept it long for now!Love the dress....I remember wearing those type of hose in the 80's when dressing up was so popular...I even wore hats regularly! It was fun to be pretty!
Blessings, Lorraine

openid said...

I know where the Fashionista inherited her "sixth sense" from. You are always 'dressed to the nines' and on a dime at that! You're bob looks great.
Your Friend,

It's All Connected said...

Love the new do and every, single part of that outfit! Welcome home. ~ Maureen

Sophie said...

Brilliant - I loved the last photo of the cuban heels. I happened upon your blog a while ago and have been an avid follower ever since. I live in England and I am a Downton fan - I have a dear friend in Texas and I know she would love it but not sure she has seen it yet. I didn't know that you guys get it over there. I must tell my friend.
Anyway, so glad your grandmas party went well and love your dress. Its so pretty.

Best wishes

Vicki said...

You look mah-va-lous! The dress is gorgeous and the overall look is terrific!

Auntie Em said...

You look so pretty! Sounds like the party was a great success. Maybe tomorrow will be your 'breather' day!
Hope the field trip day is a success! :)

Linda said...

You look gorgeous!! You always do.

As for haircuts - I never go. I mean never. I haven't been in over a year and a half and yet my hair is just finally to below my ears. That's how slow it grows. I sometimes think about having it cut, but I always seem to like it best when I just leave it alone. :)

As for hose - those are beautiful, but do you know I never wear any sort of pantyhose any more. I haven't in years. I'm always barelegged at work with my skirts. I do like tights though and wear those in the fall/winter months.

Glad you had a wonderful trip. Have a fun field trip as well.
Love, Linda

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your hair looks AMAZING! I love it!!! And loving your outfit!

Jane said...

Glad you're back home safe and sound, you gorgeous gal!

Jill Elaine said...

Glad you made it back safely! And it seems as Moms we do often hit the ground running don't we!
Love your outfit - you can always pull off the best lookin' stuff!

Deanna said...

you're such a cutie!!!
Love the hose, but think I'm not suited for such sexy hose! ha

Previous post, I grew tired of the saying whatever doesn't kills you makes you stronger....after going through some crisis issues...i know for fact that this saying was an untruth. A funky cliche that resurfaced in our present time.

The saying is a quote by German Philosopher Friederich Nietzsche who eventual committed suicide! Not for me.

Like what you had to say about Christ.
God bless,

Debbie said...

The hair... the dress... the necklace... the shoes. It's really and truly all stunning. I would love to have your figure!

Now to read your previous post. I've been away for a while, and that looks like one I want to read.

Debbie said...

And I'm back. I know you disabled comments on that previous post (I often do the same) but please can I just say AMEN?

Beautifully said and 100% on target.

Melissa said...

I love your haircut! Mine is similar, but yours has a lot more body than mine. What styling products do you use to achieve such a nice, full look?

Karena said...

You are such a doll Laura!! I love your entire look and ensemble!!

I am featuring Designer and Paper Artist Anita Rivera from Castle Crowns and Cottages on my site! She is amazing!

Art by Karena

martinealison said...

Vous êtes absolument ravissante... Mon fils qui a un salon de coiffure aurait dit la même chose...
Votre robe est vraiment adorable et séduisante. Elle est parfaite avec les bas coutures.
gros bisous

Priscilla said...

I have the fine, thin, straight hair, too. I have a marvel of a hair dresser. She makes me look like I have great hair! I told her if I ever win the lottery, I'm going to employ her to be my personal hair dresser and she will accompany me on my yacht as it goes from port to port!
BTW, you look Maaahvelous!

Miss Sandy said...

Hi praise indeed if it made Mr. Rudi sit up and take notice! Love the new do and the outfit. I am beyond excited, silly really, over the fact that a city about 45 minutes away has a new Antro store! I have only been able to oogle their catalog or online I can't wait to hit the store my next trip into the city! You always find such cool stuff there.

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the hair cut and those stockings are fun! Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Jennifer Watkins-Jones said...

I love those stockings!! And your haircut is so chic. Your entire ensemble is so lovely and put together. I am so glad you had a wonderful visit with your Grandmother. I am looking forward to the pictures.

Maria (Magia Mia) said...

Gorgeous! The new do makes you look younger!

French said...

LOVE the new haircut! Not to mention the dress and stockings! Been busy too and will get to emails tomorrow....welcome home!

Bloggymom said...

You look so classy!! Love that color on you!!