I wanted to wear Red, White, and Blue in remembrance of 9-11. It is amazing how just that little decision caused me to think so often of our Lost Loved Ones, our Country, and our Soldiers now serving to protect us. I had no idea the simple act of wearing ones Country's colors could stir up such feelings, memories, and pride. I tend to go all out Red, White, and Blue on 4th of July, but this was different. I wanted it to be about pride and respect, not "Look at me, I'm an American." I tried on several outfits before settling on this one. I've had the red dress for a couple of years, it was bought second hand (and on sale). The bolero jacket and shoes came from TJMaxx, I buy a lot of my things there. My favorite places to shop are JoAnn's Fabrics, TJMaxx, and Thrift Shops...now you know...I'm a Cheap Czech! BUT, cheap prices do not mean cheap clothing! I refuse to wear "cheap" shoes and clothes, so I buy nice ones on SALE! My clutch, ring, and earrings were presents from my Hubby. The bangles are: white=vintage (from Thrift Shop), yellow=jade (bought at a festival), red=wood (from an Oriental shop...it is carved all around). I am please to show off my new hairstyle worn straight, last Sunday I wore curls and the shape of the cut was not too apparent. Yes, the left side is longer than the right, I had to assure some of the guys on the Praise Team at church that it IS supposed to be that way. :o) The girls, of course, needed no explanations.
PS: My sister is off on an Adventure (AKA: A Hair Show in the City!), and was, therefore, a "Back Slider" this morning. :o)