Friday: Oct 19, 2007

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Picture 0012Picture 002Ultraviolet knit top from Old Navy (thanks to My Fashion Evolution for letting me know about this steal of a top!), dark “The Flirt” jeans from Old Navy, black city boots from Impo, silver cuff and hoops.

Hair was washed and conditioned the night before, a bit of Jonathan Silky Dirt while damp and air dried. This morning was humid and icky and my hair looked tres Kip Winger so I used the clothing iron on it. Helped a bit, but I just knew it wasn't going to be a good hair day.

Makeup is L'Oreal True Match concealer in W4-5, philosophy's The Supernatural in Beige, Nars blush in Orgasm, Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Pink Afterglow, Body Shop eye color in Slate on lid, Peacock in crease and along lash lines. Lashes curled, two coats of DiorShow mascara in black.

Picture 0141So an update on my hands. As the day progressed, the redness started to form lumps/welts on the outer part of my palms that were sort of hard and hot. I took Benadryl, which knowcked me out on the couch before Jeopardy even started, but I still woke up several times in shocking pain and now itching on the inside of my forearms (though no redness with it).

Today I had an appointment at 10:30. Got to work over an hour early so I could take a 2 hour lunch to have the appointment and the commute to get back home to my doctor. Got to the doctor to find out… surprise they no longer take my insurance. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I work for a great company, but the insurance is not so great. The only thing I miss about my husband's old job was the kick-butt insurance.

Picture 017So I hit the post office where new boots from Duo were waiting for me. Since I had a bit of extra time and the doc is only a half mile from my house, I headed home with my new boots that are big enough to fit my monster calves (don't worry, there will be a review on Wardrobe Oxygen within a week). Not sure if they are right, will need a second opinion. But the dog ate a dryer sheet and puked all over the floor and a rug so I cleaned that up. And my hands were killing me and it's like 100 degrees with 250% humidity in Maryland today and I was so frustrated with the doctor experience and then weird crazy heavy traffic getting home that… well this is me at noon today. Sweaty, hair piled up, tear-streaked makeup and sad face.

But you know what, it's Friday! Tomorrow is my college homecoming and I look forward to tailgating and hanging with all my current and old friends. So the pout (that I didn't even realize I had until I caught glance in the rearview mirror and then just HAD to take a picture of) is already gone!

A woman with curly hair wearing a plaid blazer holds a green fur coat over her shoulder on a city street.

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  1. you look fab in this shade of blue!!!!! absoultely gorgeous and goes so well with ur hair and makeup and all!!!


  2. When I first started reading I was like, “oh NO, she did not pull out the KIP WINGER card!” LOL! Then I saw your pouty picture and said, “Awww, poor thing.” I bet you TOTALLY get your way with that face on your husband! I seriously hope you get this hand thing figured out. That is really bizarre and terrible how it wakes you up with the pain. Ugh!

  3. Sorry you had such a bad day. Your post is two shades of blue: the beautiful blue shirt—that looks so great on you and then the other blue. Hope you are feeling much better today and enjoy your home coming.

  4. I do so love reading your blog — I have followed it for a long time now, and you always have new and interesting things happening! I also like to read your posts on the French Chic group! You are such an inspiration! Keep up the good work!


  5. My best (and totally unsolicitated) allergy advice is to become anal about keeping track of everything. Literally write yourself notes that say things like 9:05 drank can of coke while reading blogs.

    Also I’m really sensitive to the soap in restrooms. Never had as bad a reaction as you mentioned today, but if you’re only noticing the redness/lumps on days you have work…Well, you could give bringing your own soap a try.

    And that shirt really does look fantastic.

  6. Well I hope it opens soon because they have a heck of a lot of good stuff on sale really cheap!

    And now I am home, beer in hand hanging with my hubby, friend and dog and life is all good. Hands seem to have calmed down as well!

    Life is good! πŸ™‚

  7. I was feeling pouty today too — until I got home from work. Then I realized that the weekend had arrived and I felt much better. I love that pouty look on you. If you use it on your husband you should be sure to get whatever you want!

  8. Hi Allie Could your problem be caused by a hair product you are rubbing between your palms. I get this from cleaning products and cheap rubber gloves. Do you have Marigold gloves in the USA they work for me.

  9. oh, darling. i’m so sorry. i can totally relate to the insurance thing, though, as the same thing happened to me not too long ago. and i think you look darling, pout and all! πŸ™‚

  10. If it is any consolation….You look beautiful today…pout and all! Did you recently get that shirt from Old Navy, in store or online? It is so gorgeous!! Hopefully the hand situation gets better ove the weekend. I feel your pain with the humidity.

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