Friday, 5 October 2012

Uncooperative Mouth

Happy Plaidurday, everyone! I'm just back from the dentist with both sides of my face frozen. My dentist, who is so awesome, happened to be celebrating Plaidurday too. 


dress: Jolaby, ModCloth
t-shirt: WalM*rt, worn here
scarf: Charming Charlie, worn a whole bunch of times
boots: Gianni Bini, Dillard's, worn here




No worries, it wasn't anything major, just a couple of little fix-its, replacing a very old filling and such. Any dental work always wipes me out, though.  


necklace and amber pendant: Lando's (Progreso, Mexico), worn here


good-smelling sweater: nurture, Dillard's, worn here





I'd hoped to do photos beforehand, but such is my unhinged relationship with time that instead I was stuck using my hands to physically rearrange my lips out of G-force expressions I couldn't replicate if I tried. Not too bad though, eh? 





I am a reasonable hand-drawn facsimile - which isn't too different from how I feel most days, actually! I considered waiting until I was back in control of my face, but couldn't bear for anything more to stand in the way of being in pj's on the couch (even though this outfit is super-comfy). 




I thought this dress might be too summery - de-layered, it works well with these shoes - but it went transitional really nicely. I will sing a song about it, and about everything else, while it's still funny. This is a post-dentist favourite tune - I also take requests. 


shrub: Royal Cloak Barberry
perennials: blue plumbago, sundrops


Though the day was a bit grey, fall foliage is nearing its peak. I coordinated well with the plants right at my back door. I hope it's as gorgeous where you are. 


27 comments:

  1. Fab plaid! I really like the design of the dress and the fabric colors. Dental work always wipes me out too. Hope you're well into PJ time and enjoying the afternoon. I'm celebrating Plaidurday with men in kilts and a plaid scarf...

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  2. There are plaids I love and plaids I hate. Yours falls in the former category. Very nice.

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  3. Ah, the dentist always wipes me out too - it's just exhausting.

    I love this dress so much! It's just so colourful, and plaiderific and asymmetrical. Happiness in a dress. Great boots too, and I covet your bold amber necklace.

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  4. Oh dear, had a recent dental visit myself recently. No numbing; but did get the ol' pupil dilation at the eye doc recently. Another fun event that comes around just once in awhile! Love that dress! I don't have enough plaid in my closet. I must remedy that. I have been craving red plaid for winter.

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  5. Wonderful plaid dress, Amber. And I adore Nurture sweaters too, they are so, um, nurturing. Love this whole post-dental look!

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  6. Oooh the dress is so beautiful! I love plaid for fall and the colors in your plaid dress are awesome.

    Sorry about the dental visit! I consider myself very blessed not to have needed any major dental work done in my lifetime. I still fear needing my wisdom teeth out one of these days. It may be the blogger in me, but the first thing I worry about is my OOTD photos! Lol.

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    1. Clear priorities are important indeed. :)

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  7. The bottom photo looks like a painting. I want it in my office, please.

    Did I hit the wrong link? I never feel frisky post dental work. Nor, I'm pretty sure, does my slack jaw, fat lip drooliness inspire any frisky interest, which is why I hide out at McDonald's and drink vanilla milk shakes until I'm more tolerable, or can at least drink the shake without having to scoop it out with my fingers. You, however, look as beautiful as ever. Of course I'm mesmerized by your pendant and your black Walmart tee.

    Shit, I missed plaidurday which I only just knew about now. Is there a style calendar for this stuff?

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    1. LOL, Lynne! The desperately un-friskyness of my post-dentist rendition is what makes it hilarious: after a procedure requiring that someone else drive afterwards, it came on the car radio on the way home while I was still high on the drugs. I made Beary cry.

      I really did have to manually rearrange, and I was concentrating really hard on holding it still! I just learned about Plaidurday myself - between facebook / their email newsletter, I'm sure you'll catch it next year, no worries!

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    2. Aw, Beary, I bet it was great. Does his cell phone do videos? :P I think the worst rendition of anything I ever gave was one of the first few times in college that I'd had a bit too much to drink, and my girlfriends and I sang Aretha's "A Natural Woman" out of our dorm window. Repeatedly. Lucky for us, video cameras weren't really portable or affordable by the public at the time.

      Plaidurday has a FB page, and I have just liked it. Now all I have to do is use FB every now and again, and I'm good. Also, I have, uh, no plaid, other than that heavy wool blazer I recently thrifted and can't wear until our 84 degree days are behind us. This gives me a whole year to thrift something plaid. Not only is your Modcloth dress super gorgeous, but it is the rare plaid suitable for warmer weather.

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  8. I am a bit of a plaid freak so this dress just put an enormous smile on my face...oh sorry. I know that's not possible after the dentist. Tho, it is funny when someone makes you laugh when your lips are full of novicaine. You look adorbs :-#
    Connie*

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  9. Who knew? Not me!! You could fool anyone. Your expression is flawless, as is your outfit. I love those boots especially. Dillard's does have great shoes. I'm craving a little Fall shopping and I've succumbed a bit, albeit the sale rack. I think you'll approve, though. We'll compare notes soon!!

    Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. My visits south to my parents have tended to coincide with their 75% off sales, which my mom and I affectionately term "Shoepocalypse."

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  10. I need to see more of that dress! Great plaid! And hopefully post dental work , great smile!

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  11. What a fabulous plaid dress, so very V. Westwood, Amabar.
    I love, love your boots.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  12. Your wonky hemline would seem to mirror your lips, given your description, although I see no evidence of the G-force expressions. Great healing song, though. I'd like to see you sing that in video. I am sorely lacking in plaid, it's a deficiency that I don't think the dentist has a toothpaste for. Maybe tooth soap... Love your post.

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  13. There is no sign of any lip displacement in your photos, Amber, so you must have either resumed some control or (wo)man-handled them into looking perfect! Now the thought of you singing along with Marvin with a numb mouth is highly amusing!
    Love your frock, it has a Malcolm McLaren/Vivienne Westwood look about it. I had no idea Plaidurday existed - I think there must be a day celebrating everything now!
    Gorgeous last photo, gorgeous boots, and gorgeous you! xxxxx

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  14. Your plaid dress is very lovely! After seeing this post I've been through my entire wardrobe, and I can't find a single plaid item - strange right? Your amber necklace is beautiful - I love the clean lines and the modern expression. The golden colour of the amber is perfect with all the winter colours of the outfit!

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  15. That necklace is incredible!

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  16. Ohhh mannnnn, I could've worn my flannel shirt/pants today if I'd known! darnit.
    Well you have a great DDS outfit on and that's for sure. And even lipstick - hey, isn't that against regulations for teeth fixing, not to mention impossible to apply when numbed?! You are truly a miracle worker, Amber in all things styling.

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    1. LOL! I did apply it afterwards, and it was really difficult!

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  17. Love you in plaid! I do like plaid, especially now that it is coming into the season for it. Interestingly, in England, I have heard plaid pronounced "played" which sounds so strange to me. So when in doubt, I ask for tartan!

    Much love from England,
    Rosemary from www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.blogspot.com

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  18. I like it when plaid is in less 'heavy' colors. You made this dress transition well with the sweater, scarf and boots. I also like that the hem line has lots of interest. Would love to see how you style it for summer.

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  19. Aside from your expression being a bit more serious than usual, one would never know that you have a frozen mouth. I've spent more than my share of time in the dentist's chair over the last 20 years, so have had many a frozen mouth. I love the shape of the plaid dress - you have a number of dresses with a similar type of neckline and it's so flattering, and the uneven, ruffled hem is so cool. I can't find any dresses like that around here so I may have to start looking on Modcloth.

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  20. Plaids are so much fun, alas I only have a pair of shirts and a tunic, I would love a plaids dress too :) Ouch, even the word dentist gives me chills down my spine"shivers". Going to the dentist is pretty much a horrormovie to me.

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  21. A great plaid dress Amber, I am enjoying all of your posts! I have been so busy and have missed your blog. :-)

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- Amber