You know the well’s running dry when you resort to Thesaurus.com for your subject line.
This week at Spygirl is Rococo, but since I’m on Day 8 of my 90-day Spending Fast and can’t go on a Mad Hunt for full regalia, I needs must interpret the theme in a smarter, more fiscally responsible way.
I was gonna go to my old inspiration standby, Pinterest, but it was pulling up all kinds of costume-y stuff so I ended that search right quick before I was tempted even more. Half-distracted by lesson planning, ordering Lucille’s BBQ online for the hubs’ birthday feast, making peach cobbler from scratch and getting in my last 2K if my 10k-step quota (aka life), I finally just decided to go with the writer’s best friend, Thesaurus.com, to jog my creative block.
According to that lovely resource, I had arty, ornate and flamboyant to work with.
I believe this ensemble fulfills all three synonyms. Arty because this is what I imagine a college professor would wear if she taught Art Appreciation – a simple black sheath dress and a pair of I’m-taking-names stilettos. Ornate because that’s definitely the word that comes to mind when I wear this statement necklace – The colors! The shapes! The weight of it all! – and of course, the kimono itself, the showpiece of the look, is certainly flamboyant with its neon colors and bold tropical print.
I’m also quite pleased that I’m still able to participate within the confines of Anne’s very specific style topic and still keep to my own, self-imposed 50 Dresses challenge. Huh. So 90-Day Spending Fast, 50 Dresses, and SpyGirl’s 52 Pick-me-up, all at the same time? I’m beginning to think parameters and boundaries are the key factor to keeping my excesses in check.