Forget the idiom, please! I know I've made it clear I'm not a genius.
Anyhow, when I was a kid, when I got any pair of new shoes, I wanted to sleep in them for at least a couple of nights. It's a little like that with this lipstick.
Lipstick, in general, has never been a part of my "regular application." It's just never done anything for me. However, for a couple of years now, I've been looking for a shade of red that I can wear without feeling the need to wear a ski mask at the same time. Why the need for red lipstick? No clue, really, but my search was futile until...
It became necessary for me to have it - Because Momma Said So, in fact - then I bypassed my usual drugstore and went straight to Sephora. And straight to one of my favorite brands. And then straight to this shade. In hindsight, it's a little weird how easily I found it. It's as if we were meant for each other.
So for the next several days, I wore it every chance I had. (Though I really wanted to sleep with it on, I didn't. I remember how uncomfortable that was with the shoes.)
The day after I found the lipstick, I stumbled across this blog, Why You Can Wear Red Lipstick - also pretty weird. Seriously, the similarities are weird. But she tells her story in so much better a fashion than my lame attempt here and so this is where I'm stopping.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Recently, my momma sent me a picture asking,
"It's you, right?"
There are, of course, some obvious reasons that one might question this. I mean, obviously my nails are shorter than hers!
And, truth be told, I don't have quite the uhhhh ... well, quite the nerve to leave the house dressed this way.
Or at least I don't have the nerve to leave the house having paired these two particular prints.
But the thing is ... I have a near match to each of these!
And another thing is that I like to do what I like to do, fashion-wise. I like to do what I like to do and I will do it, fashionably speaking, most of the time.
It's really not that I'm fashion-gifted, or that I always get it right, or that I even get it "good" most of the time. It's that I've learned - and it's taken me a great many years - to do what makes me happy, fashionably speaking.
So people may not ask me to give the origin of a print, but those who know me well know which ones I'll wear.
And so, because my momma said so...
The only thing I'm wearing that I didn't own before Momma's instruction is the red lipstick. That's a whole 'nother story. Think I'll make that a sequel.
Also, my cat's developed some weird thing for showing up in pictures. Hope this isn't the start of some weird new pattern.
Wait. Should I have said, "print" just then?