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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Today's Hair and Outfit
Today, I have my hair in rolls again and instead of leaving the back section down, I rolled it into a roll using a hair comb (my hair is kind of dirty due to my overuse of heat spray yesterday):
I am wearing a rust-colored scoop neck, pointelle-knit sweater from Anthropologie that I bought in 2006. My necklace is a resin piece made my me. My earrings are vintage repro that I bought in 2005 for only 10.00 USD. I am also wearing a 50s plaid wool pencil skirt, black tights, and my new TUK kitty shoes.
On my right arm, I am wearing my slowly-expanding bakelite bangle collection:
The carved butterscotch bangle on the far right is my first carved piece! I so want more now! Holly from Temperamental Broad has an amazing collection of bakelite bangles! Oh, what a dream it would be to have bangles like these:
Note: As of 1-22-11, My blog, "Betty's Vintage Musings," is now "The DC Metro Retro."
I was born in the mid-70s in Richmond, Virginia to two fabulous European-born parents. My Norwegian father father taught me to be intelligent and kind, while my Irish mother instilled a sense of fierce strength and independence. Growing up in the 80s, my friends pined for Poison tickets and Guess jeans yet I loved The Cure and wanted vintage wool cardigans and black satin bullet bras. I prided myself on standing apart from the mainstream and having the "audacity" to think for myself.
So, here I am, 15-20 years later. I am still in vintage and still questioning everything. I went to college, got married, and earned a Master's Degree. I am a linguist, artist, amateur makeup artist, and business owner. Yet no matter what my job title is or what style I wear, the one thing that matters to me the most is to be kind to everyone.
Fight for what you believe in, family and friends come first, and use logic and reason always.