Readers, this is the last pic of me in sunglasses I'm going to post this month -- promise! But I did want to provide some closure after the adventures of last week.
Above are the sunglasses I have chosen at long last. They're smaller than any of the Warby Parker frames I sampled, but still have the fade-type (gray-to-clear) look that's softer on me than black (brown wasn't a option since the sunglasses I'm replacing were brown). Michael says the style is also less overpowering.
|Actually THIS is the last pic.|
The brand is BonLook, the model is -- no joke -- Drink The Kool-Aid, which seems appropriate, since they scream hipster wannabe, but that's OK. I have a week to decide whether I'll keep them or not. With an online coupon offered on the site, they came to $87, which is cheaper than the Warby Parkers, though these are as nicely made, if not nicer (springed hinges on these, of example) than those. I'll admit that they do look more like something my grandfather would have worn in 1956 than anything in Steve McQueen's wardrobe.
a) Keep them -- they're cute!
b) Keep looking -- meh.
Moving on, devoted MPB reader Babe (he of the 25 lb. box of gift fabric) has once again made me the object (subject?) of his beneficence. Behold!
All I can say is, wow. I won't lie: I'm a little afraid of this gently-used Rowenta ironing "system" and so are the dogs. That said, I can't wait to try it out later today.
Oh, I also picked up another pair of sneakers (it was my birthday week, after all). Readers, if you're patient and know your correct size, you can find amazing deals on sneakers on eBay. I'm not really the skull type but I did like this print.
Finally, Cathy. Many of you are no doubt wondering what has become of my cousin. Is her hair still hot pink? Has she found a nanny for Simplicity? Is she dating? I won't answer those questions today, but I did want to share my latest pattern acquisition for her, via Etsy.
I'm guessing this Advance pattern is from roughly 1951 or 1952 -- anybody know for sure? We haven't done any New Look outfits, but I think it's time, especially since nursing has given her curves she'd never dreamed of (and her plan is to continue nursing until Simplicity's a tween -- not really unusual in many Scandinavian countries and a marvelous way to strengthen the mother-daughter bond).
That said, Cathy's hips will need some enhancing, and I'm exploring options.
Naturally I am very excited about this new project which, you may note, is similar in many ways to the never-got-off-the-ground Cyd Charisse dress project.
In closing, I know many of my readers pad their bust and cinch their waist on occasion but have you ever worn anything to widen your hips? Does it make your feel more womanly or simply grotesque? Enquiring readers want to know.
Have a great day, everybody!
FYI -- Big pattern sale over at Vogue/McCall's Butterick ends Friday, 4/26. Vogues are $3.88 (including vintage repros), McCall's and Buttericks just $1.88!
(One of the strangest fashion videos you will ever see.)