Metallic Pleats and scallops

Silver and gold metallic heels

Much to my surprise, I got on here to do another blog post and they totally changed the outline so I can’t even figure out what to do. Holy crapoli! I hate it when they do that. I decided to do what anyone should do in my situation, just dive in and attempt to figure it all out as I go. Bear with me. *(I had to get help disabling Gutenberg and returning my blog back to the classic editor layout I’m used to.)

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket and black gloves

This week, I’ve combined two trends I’ve been loving lately. One, pleats: mostly I’ve been seeing them in skirts, but this top is pretty fun as well. Metallic. Fuchsia. Pleats + bling buttons = a win. In my book. 

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket and black gloves

This skirt is a classic from Ann Taylor Loft a few years ago. I love the embroidery near the bottom and along the  edges. Plus the uneven scalloped edge.  

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse and black gloves

The silvery-gold heels I found at Shop Girl Consignment.

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

Everything else, I already owned. 

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

Sometimes I like to twirl. This cute little purse is a vintage one and the strap was loose, so at some point the whole thing went flying as the strap came off on one side. Wah. Wah. Wah. 

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

I’m trying to fix it. ^ I couldn’t do it on the fly. 

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

I gave up on the cute little purse. I was just holding it in this photo. Ha. Sometimes fashion falls apart on us. It’s all good. 

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

We also got to watch a heron flying over head and land in a tree nearby. He stayed there the whole time we were taking photos, then flew off just before we left. I missed seeing him fly away as I was probably busy trying to fix my purse. Or hunt for the pin that had been holding one of the straps in place so I could pin in back together. (A good hint that your vintage purse needs fixing is when you see a pin stuck in it to hold the strap on. Ignore that sign at your own peril… Hahaha.)

 

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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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Welcome spring!

The first day of spring was sunny and warm, the second day, not so much. But I’m still excited for spring because it means we will be getting more nice warm days rather than cold ones, and the flowers are blooming, the ducks are wandering through my yard – not sure why – but still, birds are migrating back north and pretty flowers are out, so it’s all good.

It’s been a busy start this week with back to back background acting work the first couple of days of the week. So much fun to get back in the swing of things with my extra friends again. Not so much fun to have my cyst / lower back acting up just from standing around on a set all day without being able to sit much for 9 hours. Which meant the next day I was still dealing with the lower back pain and running on less than two hours of sleep. Oddly enough, after a couple of small cat naps in the morning before going on set, I was fine the whole rest of the day running on very little sleep. Sometimes I think sleep deprivation just hits later than you think it will.

I’ve been to a neurologist last week who said he couldn’t help me with the cyst. He doesn’t think it’s causing my problems and I just need more time to heal. Uh-huh. I walked out of that neurologist office last week and was crying before I even got out of the building. I’d been hoping he could help and that hope was dashed. I don’t necessarily want surgery, but I want a solution to whatever is causing the pain to flare up in my lower back. So here I am this week having more problems with pain flare-ups near the base of my spine all due to standing too long on set one day. I may need a second opinion on this. A doctor willing to find a solution. Something to give me hope…

But in the meantime, welcome spring. Goodbye winter! Even if it’s supposed to get a bit colder the end of this week. There’s just something about spring that brings new hope and renewing of the spirit and mind, no matter what is going on in your life. Sometimes winter hangs on for a little bit longer, but warmer and better days are coming. I just know it!

 

Daffodil

 

Two little ducks went out one day...

 

Orange/yellow wildflowers

 

Grape hyacinth

 

Mr. Duck

 

Yellow daffodils

 

 

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. ~ Anne Bradstreet

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. ~ Anne Bradstreet

 

So, happy spring, my lovelies! (To my friends in the southern hemisphere, happy fall. And sorry to burst your bubble, but winter is coming for you guys. Haha.)

 

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