Dressed for going to the GoodWill and the grocery store
The Deets: Gap shirt (gift from Megan Mae! I commented on a post where she was wearing it that I wanted it, and so it was. I'ma see if this works on other bloggers, too...); Polka dot maxi skirt (Karina Dresses but discontinued); Swear necklace (Wendy Brandes Jewelry); Saks 5th Avenue flats (needing some rehab); Vintage silver hinged bracelet (eBay)
So I marked a piece of WendyB swear jewelry off my Age 50 Style Bucket [Budget] List, and just longed from afar. Some of y'all pro'bly take the position it is not nice to swear, but in real time, I'm a Potty Mouth Gurl, with an unseemly interest in pop culture. (Heya, Perez! And hey, WendyB!) Before you judge me, I also have an associate membership to The Met.
Best pic I could get of WendyB necklace (at least I'm not swearing for posterity on th' Internetz)WendyB jewelry, when I have a tight budget and can't wear swear jewelry to work?
Because the day we received the news that The Teen had a stroke, carotid artery stenosis (to which everyone says, "My grandpa has that!" Yes, but she's 16), and needs to attempt a bone marrow transplant if a donor can be found, I needed something physical to hold onto, to be my mantra and my comfort piece. I know some peeps go for religious items, and I do think many of them are pretty, but they are definitely not me. Remember, I'm a Potty Mouth Gurl, and right now, I have a keen interest in British expletives. (If you know any good ones, PLEASE share in the comments.) But I digress.
If you think I look dopey, you should see me after one drink at a party :P
I can't find the message I sent to Wendy with the order, but I know it went something like this:
Wendy, I'm ordering this necklace as my reminder that I don't give a [flip] what the world thinks of me, because I am doing the very best I can. I am a strong woman, and I will handle what Life throws my way. So, Life, I don't give a flip, bring it ON.
The Absent-Minded Professor said loosen up.Like Life gives a shit. Whoops.
I love it best of all my jewelry. It's so delicate and fine, yet so freakin' fierce and empowering. Guys, I don't have time to cry, all I have time to do is fight back.
So, which of you is dumping my blog for swearing? So, so sorry - come back later when me talk pretty soon!