Thursday, September 22, 2016

Trivial Loose Ends

I feel like taking a break from the worry and bad things on my Twitter timeline right now and so I will update you on some trivial things.


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I figured out why I wasn't super-satisfied with my Nordstrom personal stylist experience. It was because I felt like the stylist was trying to dress me like a magazine page instead of like myself. I like having quirky things that are distinctly "me" even if they aren't completely in fashion, and she was steering me more towards a vanilla "in style" look.

I wonder if an independent stylist would do differently?

No matter, it is done now, and I like the things I bought. I eschewed the fashionable ballet flats and weird but fashionable sandle/boot mashup things the stylist showed me, and came home and ordered some Taos black mary janes to be my shoes. So I guess that will be the bit of "me" in those outfits! I love mary janes. When I was browsing for shoes I might like, I just kept pinning mary janes.

Well, and these cool retro-ish wingtips.

I wonder why I like mary janes so much?

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In other clothing news, someone from Leota apparently noticed my recent post saying I liked the look of their dresses, and emailed me to offer me a free one to try. So that's cool. I'll let you know how it goes.

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In non-clothing news, I think I was a bit too cavalier about some perishables during our fridge saga last week. (It failed, we pulled everything into coolers or the beer fridge in the garage, we got the fan replaced, we put everything back in the fridge, only to discover that the new fan wasn't working correctly. It is all fixed now.) Something I ate either Sunday or Monday didn't agree with me AT ALL by Monday afternoon. I never got really sick, but I was clearly not really well, either. That screwed up my plans for Monday and Tuesday, and now I'm behind on work. SIGH.

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In news that I can't remember if I told you the first part of: Pumpkin really liked The Lilies of Dawn. She wanted to try it, and while it isn't specifically pitched for middle grade or YA, there is nothing in it that I'd be worried about her reading, so I let her try. She loved it and wanted more things like it this weekend. But then, of course, didn't want to read anything I suggested.

She is finally letting me read her Anne of Green Gables, though, and that is ever so much fun.

Did I forget anything that needs updating?

8 comments:

  1. First thing I thought of when I read the description of "The Lilies of Dawn" was a childhood favorite of mine, "Dragon Sword and Wind Child." Maybe she'd find it interesting!

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    1. Thanks! We'll check that out.

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  2. I love Mary Janes and have had a pair in the mix for the better part of a decade now. My current pair have one spot on one foot that digs in, so they need to be replaced.

    I am curious about how you like the Leota dress--their things look really nice.

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    1. I find Taos mary janes have a good comfort to style ratio. My all time favorite mary janes, the ones I'll cry bitter tears over when they die (because they aren't made any more) are my Birkenstock mary janes.

      I'll definitely post about the Leota dress if that works out!

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  3. Oooh, Leota has mommy-daughter dresses. I have secretly wanted such a thing. (Even if it's too precious.)

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    1. So does Hanna Anderson. I'm here to enable your preciousness...

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  4. These replaced the kiltie wing tip I have. Same comfort brand and low heel. http://www.dsw.com/shoe/born+kika+oxford?prodId=364373

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    1. I have a pair of Clarks that look a lot like that. I love them! Maybe I just like a retro shoe?

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