Friday: Jun 08, 2007

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I think the reason I am flustered is because my mind is elsewhere – on my trip next week (I will be gone Wednesday – Monday but do know I will return with plenty of photos!). I am going to Bonnaroo, a four-day music festival in Tennessee where you are camping, there are no regular showers and toilets and it's a 12-hour drive just to get there. It's managing proper clothing, toiletries, food, frozen bottles of water, tents, dogsitters, sunscreen, road maps and playlists on my iPod (priorities! a road trip isn't a road trip without great music!).

So each morning I wake up and try to accomplish one Bonnaroo-specific task. It may be going in the attic to get camping gear, or collecting my Roo-worthy clothing to pack. This morning I did laundry (and last night) ensuring everything except delicates are clean. I then worked on getting all my music in order (it's a paid, my iTunes was on my work laptop and then it crashed so I had to get my music from my iPod to my home computer and then all the stuff I had collected on my husband's laptop and still had in my email… now I am music-obsessed and cannot wait for the trip!

Anyway, the completion of the laundry last night and this morning let me breathe a bit easier.

Yesterday I walked at lunch – 2.2 miles and realized I got some color. Due to bare Escentuals it was predominately on my chest and arms, but the cheeks have a bit of a flush. it made me ready for the TN hot sun, and today I wanted to wear something breezy (and try out the boy's boxer briefs I bought for the festival to wear under skirts to prevent chafing).

Royal blue ribbed scoop-neck tee from American Apparel, black and ivory print knit skirt from Rachel Palley, gold hoops from the Icing, and gold bangles from there as well. I am wearing my black Target leather thong heels, but had left them at work (accidentally left my tennies on post-walk for the rest of the work day and went home in them instead of my heels) so in the pic I am wearing Reef flip flops.

Hair is rinsed with conditioner, dried with a paddle brush and a bit of Brilliant Brunette finishing cream added when dry.

makeup is Bare Escentuals mineral foundation in Fairly Light, Smashbox Soft Lights in Tint on the apples of the cheeks, Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in Neutral khakis – ivory in inner corners and along brow bone, khaki light on the lids. Lashes curled and Max factor's Lash Perfection in black applied. Thin line of Maybelline Ultra Liner in black to top lash line. on lips is the Body Shop's Lip Color in Plum.

Obviously, I left my camera in the car, hence the headshot in the driver's seat and the body shot in the elevator (snapped it fast between floors so no one saw me).

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. Hey Allie,

    I wanted to let you know that I find much inspiration from your blogs and because you seem to love the Revlon ColorStay Sahdow Quad in Neutral Khakis — I am purchasing it tomorrow — can’t wait to see if I can use these on a celebrity!! I will let you know!

  2. I’m always impressed when you take your picture in the car. You cannot tell that it’s a self-portrait.

  3. kmart has these spandexy (not so tight) workout shorts. i bought a pair to wear under skirts this summer (i have this marylin-monroe-skirt-flying-up-fear) thought i might suggest them since they’re meant for exercise they may wick moisture away better than the cotton boxer briefs. i think they were pretty cheap…under $10.

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