Posts Tagged ‘Betsey Johnson’

Did I say busy? Super busy last few weeks, but it’s OK. Well, as long as I get “it” all done, and that would be whatever “it” is at the moment.

Worked at the library last night, but went in early to attend a class AND hear Trita Parsi talk about the “political triangle” (my words) of Iran, the U.S., and Israel. I’ve read his works in the past and was thrilled to hear him speak in person. No matter how much I learn – there is always more.

Work tonight as well but will go in early again so that I can hear some of the honors midshipmen present their papers. SO worth it on my part!

But this morning I still have a few hours to goof a little and enjoy a second cup of coffee. Will cook a small pot of lentil soup to enjoy for an early lunch and read a bit. However, before I leave you this morning, I’m going to add a few pictures:

My morning high-fiber energy bowl of twigs, two kinds of bark, a little grass, and fresh fruit for added flavor!

Also, a couple of pictures from my self-touring “Design Day” I took to DC a few weeks back. Betsey Johnson!! I just had to go into the store in Georgetown to get a peek at what is new and what was on special sale from the past season.

The boots are truly different than what I usually find attractive – I don’t like ruffles on much of anything (which has been difficult lately because it seems they are everywhere!!) But somehow? Betsey rocked the ruffles in this case!


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Been a weird week for me (and it is only Tuesday). Thinking here and there, mind from one place to the next. One night I dreamed I was preparing for two interviews at two separate Haute Couture Houses, but I don’t know which Designers. Givenchy? Jean-Paul Gaultier? All I really remember is that I was very excited and had purchased two pairs of super tall high-heeled shoes. One pair was bright red and the other was Carolina blue (Go Tarheels!). I was somewhere in a large hallway practicing how to walk in them, so when I wore them to the interviews I would look like I did it all the time. You know, smooth. Sophisticated. Ha! I’m not sure exactly the job, but it was like next-in-charge. You know what I mean – something special! Oh my goodness what a silly dream.

So now I want a pair of high-heeled shoes. Me. I haven’t worn them in many many years. What am I thinking? That I won’t fall walking around the stacks of the library, or walking back and forth between the printers taking care of paper jams? dang. Once I jammed my ankle (whatever that actually means) when I fell in the hallway in high school, simply trying to look good by making my short little legs look sleek and tall in hopes of getting that boy’s attention that sat near me in English class. Yeah. I got his attention alright! dumb. What am I thinking! This time I might break a hip. 🙂 We’ll see….

My mother used to sew my clothes, and sometimes we would pick out Vogue designer patterns. One of my favorites was a Betsey Johnson dress that had a big flowing skirt, and I wore it with high-heeled blue suede platform shoes. (lookin’ good, ya know.) And walking into the high school cafeteria one day for lunch I fell in front of everyone, books going everywhere. Well you know how embarrassing! I couldn’t wear heeled shoes back then either, and I doubt I’d be any better at it today.

But speaking of Vogue patterns, during my wedding festivities, Mama bought a Givenchy pattern, and we picked out the perfect material with antique lace trimmings. I’ve tried to sew, but I simply did not enjoy it like my mother did, and you could tell because my work was rather sloppy (Mama even majored in Home Economics in college before WWII- focusing on sewing). I gave up that hobby years ago. So I continue to look at fashion mags just for the enjoyment of the new seasonal hues, photography, bizarre hairdos and colors, and variety of fabrics. Like many of the rooms I see in design magazines, these works will not be something I will have as my own, but I can always enjoy what the fashion industry provides from the glossy pages.

Back to my real life, our new library director arrived yesterday, coming to us from the University of Richmond. He has been super busy, but I did get a glimpse of him first thing this morning. So I do know he is real!

Read some today about the debt ceiling votes, in the House of Representatives last night and in the Senate this afternoon. I have a strong opinion about it all, as do most Americans. And that’s that!

Now, which lipstick to wear with my peach-colored blouse tomorrow? See? I told you my thoughts has been flying all over the place, but it helps me take my mind off that strong opinion!

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