I haven’t worn yellow in almost 40 years. Most yellow shades make my skin look sallow but for some reason I was drawn towards this lovely top in Manchester Airport, UK. It was on sale in Monsoon, much more expensive than my usual purchase but I couldn’t resist. Since then I have had so many compliments about how I suit the color. That provoked the next purchase below.
I bought these floral yellow trousers in Ann Taylor Loft on sale. The little blue pumps are Steve Madden and feel like slippers. So comfortable that I bought three pairs in silver, black and navy. The last yellow purchase I remember was a floral midi dress with a shirred peasant top. I had just dyed my hair blonde for the first time and I was 19 years old. The top of the dress enhanced my plentiful assets and my girlfriend told me that I looked like a busty, Swedish barmaid. That was exactly the look I was going for!! I loved that dress…
Teddy and I were in a local restaurant when he pointed out the hostess. At first I thought he was just pointing out her cute Star Wars top knots but it was her dress that he liked. In 34 years, I don’t think I can every remember him making a comment like that… “It would suit you”, he said.
I assessed the pretty blonde girl, in her mid twenties, wearing it and wondered if it would suit me. Before we left, I asked her where she got it. She was delighted to tell me that she purchased it at Target and there were still a few left. We went straight to Target and one was waiting for me. Ta da!!
It still looks much better on her but it’s cute and my husband loves it. I am wearing it with creamy pink Sketchers lace cork wedge sandals and pink dangling earrings (all on sale over the last couple of years). The dress was $25 from a limited range – might be on sale today!!
You might be wondering about the new hair also… After a week, I couldn’t stand looking at myself in the mirror with red hair – see this blog. Everyone loved it but I didn’t recognize myself in the mirror. My real hair is silvery gray at the top and dark gray at the back and my complexion has changed also. I had already made an appointment with a new recommended colorist to intensify the red but I removed it with Color Oops and dyed it dark blonde.
The first attempt was too dark, despite being a blonde tone (my hair is a mystery to colorists). I said I wanted it lighter so she used a new technique on me that she learned from her Danish mentor. She mixed up bleach and used her hands to sponge it through the ends. I LOVE it! It is exactly the type of highlighting I have always wanted and it will be easier to maintain.
More El Paso tales to follow…