Lash Extensions

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My daughter is getting married tomorrow, so I decided to try getting lash extensions with hot pink at the ends to match my hair. Yes the photo is filtered for color; I took it in my car and I’m not wearing makeup. The lashes, however, are pretty fabulous.

OOTD: Blues, Swelling Feet and Yellow Revlon

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Look, the second try at foundation is also a little yellow. I’m done with you, Revlon. Done.

Top: I made it.

Skirt: Odille, thrifted at Savers.

Shoes: Super cute MukLuks with all that strappy elastic. I have tried all summer to break them in but if worn for more than three hours, my arches (which are ungodly high) swell between the straps and I’m just going to hazard a guess that it isn’t attractive.

Also, look, I did a fancy pedi without fucking it up. The stars aligned.

OOTD: DKNY Squared

I’m clearly working in the studio this day….

One of my all time favorite necklaces, a tree of life on porcelain by Michelle Arterburn.

Top: DKNY. I found this like 10 years ago at Dillards on clearance and I LOVE it, but it got worn out, and then about two years ago I found it again, brand new, at Savers. Kismet. Note the pockets.

Those tiered pants things I bought in Ruidoso. They are frayed and odd but I like them.

Born sandals.

Book Review: The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Strikes Out With Heavy Hand)

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This is the first of two books I read that involved pregnancy as choice in a world opposed, which caused me to suspect, particularly with Jessie Lamb, that it was written as a sort of dystopian notion of a world where full bodily autonomy for women has resulted in catastrophic events that only a sacrificial pregnancy can set right. Extremely heavy-handed beginning with our character’s name, which is the sort of foreshadowing handled with a sledgehammer and blinding spotlights, this author seems unwilling to let us draw any conclusions on our own, so things are structured in such a way that it feels almost like you’ve gotten on a ride with clear instructions not to reach out of your seat or look behind you, etc. I really don’t mind a different viewpoint, but the clumsiness of this book suggest a zealous agenda that isn’t exploring so much as demanding. Additionally, particularly given that this is marketed as Young Adult, the relationship between Jessie and her father is extremely disturbing, violent and abusive, yet framed as if it is ultimately excusable—again suggesting that the author has a very extreme agenda more than a strong story concept.  Ultimately unsatisfying. 2 stars.

OOTD: It’s Not Halloween Yet

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I keep trying with that tunic/dress/top that is cool but made out of some cheap, Halloween-flavor fabric. But: Graphic Impact. But: Where’s the crappy 1970s mask with the sharp eye holes and tiny, ultimately moist mouth hole?

Tunic: From ThredUp, label is INC International Concepts

Skirt: Cheap Ass Knit Skirt I *think*

Shoes Pikolinos

Shopping Saturday: Red Blue and Exotic

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Today’s Shopping Saturday is brought to you by reds, blues and exotics. Artful Blasphemy loves some exotics, man.

First, I will never not love burnout silk velvet. This red, kimono-style fringed item is just the bomb, and goes with anything. ANYTHING. It’s a fantastic red–just warm enough to work for Fall but also blood red enough to make you feel like you just slayed at that faculty meeting. Yes, I work in theater so I could wear that to faculty meeting and no one would raise an eyebrow. From Etsy seller SaldanaVintage.

From red, then, to iridescent blues….boots I cannot wear but covet. COVET. From Modcloth. On Sale. All hail them, they are amazing.

Below, a wonderful pair of ethnic flats from Zebidah (yes, I confess to clicking on Facebook click bait, I do, I am guilty, but they are so pretty…..). I have almost as much trouble wearing flats as I do heels, but these look so well made that I am very, very tempted by them….

The collision of Russia and China and vintage in this sweater is like maybe the rapture has really come. It is in exquisite condition. It’s tiny, also–OH VINTAGE PEOPLE WHY WERE YOU SO SMALL? I mean, poor nutrition is one but GEEZ. It’s $598 and if was rich it would already be on its way to me. From Etsy seller FabGabs, based out of Portland.

Finally, and via one of my favorite blogs, My One Beautiful Thing, this majestic ring . I want this SO BAD. All the work in this shop, MoshikoArt, is amazing. I would like one of everything, please.