What’s black and white and red all over?

What’s black and white and red all over? Remember that riddle from childhood? I totally remember that one going around elementary school. I like the off-the-wall-kid answer to that one best: An embarrassed zebra. Not necessarily the ‘correct’ answer, but a pretty good one if you ask me.

In this post, I’m the one that’s black and white and red all over. Minus the white until I changed into my flat zebra print shoes to walk back over the uneven grass lawn back to the car. (And you thought fashion bloggers just traipsed all over in their high heels all day. Ha.)

And speaking of zebra print, let’s bring it back. Out with the snake print, in with the zebra print, I say. I read an article dated last fall stating they thought tiger print was going to be big for fall and winter. They got that wrong. Snake print, off all things, was the big animal print trend this past season. Now, I think it’s time for zebra print to make a come back! Who’s with me?

I was loving these moss and lichen covered stairs on this abandoned building so much. Way more character than on a nice new building. Oh, the random places we find while attempting to avoid the crowds…

I think I was looking for superman to rescue me at this point because something was rustling around in the greenery behind me. I was sure it was a snake. We moved locations quickly after that.

And that’s all she wrote for this week. I’m fighting off a bit of a cold. I’ve been using my diffuser with my Young Living Essential Oils all weekend (get the starter kit here), adding a drop of Thieves essential oil to my water or tea with lemon (both essential oils come in the YL starter kit), and using the Emergen-C thrown and given to me by co-workers. (Literally thrown at me by one when I mentioned I had a sore throat on Friday. Ha.) Also, I swear by Cold Eeze. Trying to get better over the weekend. What works best for you when you have a cold you want to get over quick?

Also, I needed a better ‘serious’ shot for my portfolio of photos for acting. What do you all think? If you want to tell me to smile, you can shove it up your a**. Just letting you know right now. Before you say it. As an artist you need a variety of looks and serious is one of them. So if you’re an a-hole guy thinking women should smile in all photos, please move on. (And this is why I shouldn’t write blog posts when I’m sick. No apologies, though.)

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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Shopping day – and what I kept and why

Yesterday was my son’s birthday and we took him out shopping for some clothes and then went to the Candy Basket Factory Outlet in Portland, Oregon. While he was shopping, I was trying on various outfits at Marshall’s. You’ll have to excuse the crappy cell phone pics. It’s what I had with me. And I’m not sure why I did the same pose in every single picture. Let’s just call it my fitting room pose. Ha. I ended up leaving with only one item. Can you guess which one?

Here’s what I found:

 

Burgundy Floral Jumpsuit

Burgundy Floral Jumpsuit

 

Black floral jumpsuit

Black floral jumpsuit

 

Blue and white kimono style dress

Blue and white kimono style dress

 

Gingham one-piece swimsuit

Gingham one-piece swimsuit

 

Loved the burgundy jumpsuit on me, but it had a bit of a stain on the bodice. And the material felt like silk, so I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to get it out without taking it to the dry cleaners. What I did like was the built in bra. Nice touch for petite women like me, and with the spaghetti straps, you wouldn’t have to find a strapless bra as it’s built in. Still really like this item. Maybe another Marshall’s will have an unstained one in extra small.

The black one was a size small and fit okay, but I Iiked the fit of the extra small burgundy one with the stain better, and they didn’t have more in that color in my size. Plus, once I saw the stain, I was wondering how easy to clean this item would be. So, neither of those came home with me.

Then there was the blue and white kimono type dress. It didn’t look real flattering on, if you asked me. So a no go for that one.

I loved the gingham swimsuit, though. Still loving the gingham trend, and those little loop-de-loops in the front were a nice touch. The suit is by Jessica Simpson. So adorbs! I’d say it came home with me, but my mom was shopping with me that day and bought it so she can give it to me for my birthday in August. I’ll look surprised. August is a month and a half away, though. Wah. But if I wait until August to get a new bathing suit, there won’t be much to choose from. …Still, I want it now. Le sigh.

What trends are you loving this summer?

 

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