And some more pattern playing.
This outfit was actually from the same day as the one from my previous post, so it might seem a bit repetitive because of the blazer.
But what actually gave me a spark that morning (right when I was getting ready for Erica's appointment) - was these shoes! I bought them about a year and a half ago, I think. They are made by the Swiss based company Rieker and are very comfortable for walking. Last Winter, I used to wear them with jeans a lot. This year, I don't wear jeans as I am craving for skirts and dresses. And I sort of forgot about these shoes with their vintage-inspired flair.
When I spotted them in my closet, I wanted to create a vintage-inspired outfit, something feminine and playful, almost as if I would be going to an old-fashioned dance (it was fun to see Ann's post soon after that, as her photo shoot reminded me of a dance hall with the wooden floor and chairs, sitting there like they were expecting guests, and of course her dress and shoes... I can almost hear a gramophone playing a romantic 40s tune - it's Henry Miller, do you hear it?) So, that was my inspiration. I honestly can't say whether I succeeded or not-so-much. I don't consider myself as tuned to fashion or talented in this field as so many of you, beautiful stylish women, but hey, I am learning! A year ago, I'd just put a pair of dark blue jeans on and called it quits (well, not before I'd also cover my upper part of course). Now I actually play with my clothes - I get creative.
So that's how I showed up at Erica's that sunny morning. I love this girl - she seems to really get me, and besides her gift for hair styling and a wonderful, relaxing head massage she gives you every time she washes your hair, she also makes me laugh. "You sexy beast," said Erica as she was putting the finishing touches on my cut. I couldn't help but giggle all day long remembering this.
Unfortunately, I forgot to bring a camera with me, and Justin had to take these pictures with his phone - not so bad for BlackBerry I think.
I found photographs from my very first visit to Erica in April 2008. Justin and I were taking pictures of pretty much everything in those days. I am glad that we did - lots of fun memories!
And the photos of the process of course... Here she is, lovely Erica, looking like a movie star as always!
I changed many hair styles and colors over the years - this one was my favorite when I was 25-26, I then came back to it in my early 30s... I thought about what I would pick for myself if I could pick any hair at all? I really like long curly hair - but I know that it is hard to deal with, and I am not up to any fussiness. Pixie cut works for me on so many levels - and for the ease of taking care too. I first tried pixie when I was 20 (I actually colored my hair copper-red back then) - and I loved it! I knew that some day I'd do it again. I think I cut my hair short when I was 36 or something like that, and I have felt quite content with this cut ever since. We'll see how it goes. (Judi Dench manages flaunting pixie for years - and it just never gets old on her, does it?)
Blazer and sweater - Lane Bryant. Skirt - Christopher and Banks. Shoes - Rieker. Purse - B Makowsky