Tuesday, February 15, 2011

And das gonna make me dance

outfit 3?

I HATE the lighting in the stacks. Even potatoshop can't save it. Nothing beats natural light. My outfit? I thought it was so nice I've worn it twice.

Skirt and Sweater NY&Co 2008
Turtleneck Target 2011
Belt 2009 Target
Sweater Tights Loft 2009
Boots Clarks 2008(7?)
Necklace Banana Republic 2008
Earrings I made them in 2009?

I can't take a pic in an aisle and top touch the books. Instinct. Which is weird because I don't EVER need to be in the stacks the past 5 years.
outfit detail 2.15.11

Accessori

accessory detail 2?

makeup detail collage 2.15.11

I felt like my outfit had enough to say I kept my makeup really simple. I just did an eyewing with blue brown pigment by MAC. It is a duochrome that looks blue or brown and it takes on some green when you wet it as I did. The shimmer in it reminds me of a shimmery dragon. Man I haven't seen Pete's Dragon in a million years. I used to have the record. I know everyone and their mama is talking about Lady Gaga's new song and it's alarming similarity to Express Yourself by Madonna. I have been a Madonna fan since her every first song when I was 5. My cousin was 14, my mom 24 and they both asbolutly loved her and so I am lucky I have loved her since the very start. Dave and I got to see Madonna in 2006 and it was EPIC. Anyways. So I know I am getting on in years and that time seems to slip away but I YouTubed Express Yourself so I could compare and played it at the same time as Lady Gaga's song. There is no denying how alike they are but the point of this inane banter... Did you know Express Yourself was 22 YEARS AGO??? I don't know how that is possible I remember when it came out and would be on the MTV top 20. Dude 22 years??? That's older than some bloggers I love. 22? gah. I need to step up my lying about my age. What you think should I go by 25 now? I had been saying 23 but I had to get older eventually right? 25 is good because my baby cousin is about to turn 24 and I can't be younger than him or people would start to notice.

Any musicians that you have been a fan of your whole life?
Some others that come to mind other than Madonna is The Doors and John Mellencamp(Cougar)(Cougar Mellencamp), Otis Redding and Van Morrison. My parents are only 19 and 20 years older than me so I totally listened to what they were listening to. I was like a parlor trick my dad would tell his friends to ask 6 year old me what my favorite song was. (First it was Sitting on the Dock of the Bay than later when I was 8 it was Paint it black by the Rolling Stones) I don't know what it would be today..... if I HAD to say, gun, head situation probably Down by the River by the Sugar Plant by M.Doughty (yup M. I want to make his eye twitch)

19 comments:

hillary said...

oh I totally forgot Elton!

hillary said...

thanks!

hillary said...

I saw mellencamp in 94 and he was amazing. He had a heartattack like two days later. My dad loved it too he was 35? At the time.

hillary said...

Bah. Express Yourself came out in Madonna's twilight years. She peaked with Like A Virgin and subsequently declined. No fashion accessory could ever match BOY TOY.

My junior roommate said he dated Madonna's sister while they were living in Monroe. Don't know if they are true or not, but he had some stories.

I saw John Cougar when he opened for someone good. He was a one-hit wonder at that point. I think it was Huey Lewis (and the News) at the free concert on campus. Huey Lewis' only hit was "Working for a Livin'", and he seemed to refuse to sing it. He wanted to play his new stuff, which we thought was awful. That album, "Fore!" was a huge smash.

BTW, you look great! Totally a 20-something, especially when you wear your hair back like a cape.

hillary said...

I love the leopard print!!

hillary said...

It's hard to find a spot with no people. I usually go to the silent floor with less used bound periodicals.

hillary said...

that blue skirt is awesome.
and i considered taking photos in the stacks once but there were tons of nerds around.
and i heart otis redding. i think i always will. etta james too.

hillary said...

You can totally be 25 if I can be 22 ;P

I grew up with Elton John. A LOT of Elton John. I did also gain a space in my heart for Michael Jackson, Styx, David Bowie and random 80's hits thanks to my mom. I still remember when Hip to be Square came on in the car, she could NOT shut off the engine until it was done.

hillary said...

Fabulous blue skirt. I grew up with a number of bands/singers but Guided by Voices is probably the only one I can say I've loved for as long as I've been alive. I rediscovered them in my teens. I'm still pissed I missed their return tour in 2010. They actually came to Nashville! No one comes to Nashville! I don't really have a favorite song, but I can say for certain they're still my favorite band.

I think I need to start saying I'm older than I am. People always assume older or younger and it makes me sad. I think you're as old as you feel.

hillary said...

Your not over 30? Damn. I thought you was in my club!!

hillary said...

Your outfit and accessories are wonderful. That is the perfect skirt. I might try to track you down and get it from you. I've loved the Beatles my whole life, but it doesn't really count because I wasn't even born when John Lennon was killed. But, yeah. They're my guys.

hillary said...

I can't believe that song is 22 years old. MAN I feel old now!

This is hands down my FAVORITE outfit of yours! You look super sexy and so put together. I love the leopard print, I love the layering, I love the belt, I love the pop of color, I love it ALL!

hillary said...

Love this look, it's gorgeous!

hillary said...

7? oh pish! Another member of the under 30 club. Where all my over 30s hiding? I need to make old friends so I feel younger!
You think it's daring?

hillary said...

Love the bright blue - daring outfit :) 22 years ago makes me feel old too, I was only 7 then, but still. Dealing with the first twinges of feeling old - just out of touch, ya know? My step-kids are like "Letter, I don't know how to write a letter, we text" OLD.

I'm such a metal head - Metallica, easily. I won't go into the whole they peaked with the Black Album and only part of Load was any good and so on. LOVE them. Even though the lyrics suck now that Hetfield is sober. Anyway - Pink Floyd, ACDC, Bowie and Tom Petty (who weren't metal, but in my mind falls into that genre). I was like 5 rockin out to Back in Black. I could go on and on.....

hillary said...

"Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" and "Paint it Black" are two of my favorites, too! Also, "House of the Rising Sun."

hillary said...

thank you

hillary said...

thanks! i know 22 years doesn't even seem possible

hillary said...

If you are as old as you feel I am SCREWED I feel 65 most days. Seriously. Between my back and working on a college campus with 18 year olds. I TRY to feel younger but man some days I feel I should get a senior discount at the school book store.