Monday, June 24, 2013

Caught in the Middle

Like most girls my age (I know, I know!  I'm dating myself...), I dreamed of aging like Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex & the City.”  I wanted to wear cool clothes & not the “age appropriate” office attire/”sensible shoe” combination mostly worn by most women in their 30’s & 40’s. 

However, as I approach that time in MY life, I don’t find myself as daring as I want to be.  Part of the reason is that I don’t have Sarah Jessica Parker’s toned physique, but even if I did, would I dare wear this gorgeous, sexy (without being trashy), midriff-baring ensemble?  Where would I go in this ensemble?  Nonetheless, I want a venue & abs to wear it. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Mountains out of Mole Hills

My mom wanted me to get my mole removed above my lip.  I never did because I thought it would be too noticeable if I did.  I was also afraid the removal would just leave behind a huge pit.  In any case, it’s still there. 
Sometimes, I mind it & sometimes, I wish it was wherever the girl in the magazine has hers.  Ha!  I’m SO the jealous-type, eh? 

Saturday, February 23, 2013


I've never been one for "pre-owned" shoes.  I actually thought it was yucky.  I do vintage, but not undergarments, swimwear, hats & shoes.

However, years ago, I was in line behind a girl in Chicago who had these L.L. Bean boots on.  I immediately asked her where she got them, but of course, they were vintage & she got them on ebay.  I looked on their website every year hoping they would re-issue them & even looked in their flagship store in Freeport, Maine.  Even on ebay, I could never find them in my size & almost gave up, but I found them just last month.  I had my trepidations, especially since these were something you wore working (a.k.a.-sweating) in mud, but I couldn't resist putting closure to my long search.

I looked up some "recipes" on how to clean vintage shoes & I've been enjoying them since.