Oh man, I had better just shush so I can catch up to everybody who is already over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday!
|necklace: a gift from my mother, last worn here|
"The Ally" obi belt: Megan Mae Designs
This is my new MMD obi belt's first outing - it's named after another one of my FAVOURITE favourite bloggers, Ally of Shybiker - and it remembered this particular knot well.
|amber ring: Pages (very dear local shop, since closed), 10+ yrs. ago|
water ring: some booth or other, ~20 yrs. ago
I love this colour of amber about the very most, but rarely come across it. A recent post of Joni's at Walking Colours told the fantastic story of her name, and many of us shared our own in the comments. I added, "I was named for my mom's Baltic heritage, though my parents played with the idea of naming me Fleur after a character in a miniseries they loved. Since my dear grandmother's* best pronunciation was "floor," I ended up with Fleur as a middle name." Joni wears a beautiful amber ring as well.
*my other grandmother
|sunflower print dress: Liberty Art Fabrics, The Bay|
skirt: Joe Fresh, last worn here
shoes: Fluevog Prepare Guide
All together with these shoes, this obi, and a fresh haircut, plus my necklace feeling like a wee send-up whenever I put it on, I was in just the place to especially appreciate a stunning phrase by Terri of Rags Against the Machine, appearing in her post today: "... subvert the looks we're fed." Thunderbolt! So much wisdom distilled into those five words.
I am also getting ready for Sheila of Ephemera's Dress Week of Horrors! (and holy cow is hers ever fantastic today!)
It looks like almost everyone has created a post today - I see about 20 lined up in my reader - and I can't wait to dive in. I was just saying to Lynne of Practical Paralegalism (who is wearing a Megan Mae Designs obi today too!) that besides being fabulously stylish and cool, I am just in love with how SMART y'all are - I had been really missing these kinds of conversations in my life.
|dew drops: Mother Nature|
Happy Monday. I hope your week takes you places where you are as warmly welcomed as you have helped me feel here - thank you.