That title may be a little misleading, and will lead to crazy hits from Google web searches.
The Big O is October, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Well, we had mists last week - today it just hit 80 degrees! But I love October because it's my birthday next week.
Also, it was a year ago that I decided to add more jazz to my pizzazz – have an extra olive in my martini – put the "lish" in embellish. I cut my hair, went on a shopping spree, and started cruising the blog scene. By the time I found Visible Monday, I was sliding down the blogger rabbit hole. I linked up with a few pictures from my Facebook page until I started my own blog at the end of the year.
So here's to a year of haircuts, new glasses, scarves, boots, and imagination! I'm always inspired by you creative and stylish women, and I wish I had time to read and comment even more. I also wish I was half as clever as most of you with the way you shop, sew, and style your outfits. Not to mention your photography, video, and writing. I'm hoping some of your talent and flair will rub off on me eventually!
|jeans and boots - thrifed; top - Christopher & Banks; scarf - Liverpool airport|
This was my outfit on Friday. It's a pretty ordinary outfit, and you're probably tired of seeing these same jeans and boots (my favorites, can you tell?). I wore a military-style top and this scarf I bought at John Lennon Airport in Liverpool.
At work, one of my colleagues was wearing virtually the same top and a scarf (red) tied exactly the same way, and she had a bangle that matched her scarf. And she was born one day after me. Separated at birth or what?
|rubber bracelets made in Africa, bought at Seattle Art Museum - easy to wear, waterproof, no clanking|
After work I went to get my teeth cleaned with my new hygienist. I used to have a different hygienist, let's call her Martha. She's kind of dull, has a limited sense of humor, plays saccharine country music, and would jab my gums while scraping - hard - on my teeth, while she told boring little stories about her family, holidays and travel. The new hygienist, let's call her Lulu, is funny and easy-going, she plays cool music, and she doesn't hurt me while she tells funny stories about her family and their personalities, their plans for a Hawaiian Christmas, and their recent trip to San Diego. See, they're the same subjects, but she just makes them interesting. And she's more careful in her work. And her birthday is the day before mine. No wonder I like her!
|gift from Mr. S., made circa 1920 in Chester, UK|
O is also for opals, my birthstone, so I wear opals every day in October. It was this little ring that Lulu asked about that led me to finding out her birthday.
It's also Sheila's birthday this month - go check out her '70s birthday party! I was late and missed the ferry, but I can still make it to Patti's for Visible Monday #114.
Okay, I've gone on long enough. Who else has a birthday this month?