Wednesday, October 10, 2012

dinosaurs & directors


 scarf and jeans, Ross
tee, Banana Republic Factory Store

      The print and colors of this scarf make me think of dinosaurs; I'm not sure quite why.
      I wore this last Friday for the readers theater performance. Directors always wear black, right? ; )
We had a decent turnout of parents and family members and the kids did well, although I didn't anticipate that due to nervousness they would lean on the library shelves behind them vs. standing up straight, and that they were going to speak really softly for the same reason. 
       I've been content to dress very simply lately, although I haven't abandoned stacks of accessories.  This is probably not "blog-worthy," but it is what I've been wearing. I'm just happy that it's been cool enough now and then to add a very light scarf to an outfit and not overheat.

        Opal is never a stone I really was drawn to, but after my friend K passed along her opal studs and these opal drop earrings, I've started to appreciate their slightly eerie luster. The milky white stone gleams with errant strands of pink and green, depending on the light.
 bracelets, from left: Macy's, very old; Cutey; jade beetles - gift from CL; gift from student

14 comments:

  1. Such a pretty scarf! Haha, I definitely don't think about dinosaurs when I look at it, but I do think it kind of resembles a sponge painting... very cool :)

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  2. Do they make you subconsciously think of dinosaur eggs, maybe? Because I can totally see that. I understand you on the accessories, too. Sometimes I get into a rut where I just want to wear black all the time, so I throw on big BIG BIG necklaces and such as compensation. I like to think it's charming!

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  3. Such a cute scarf! Love it with your whole look,
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  4. It IS charming, Erin. Hmm, and you might be right about the dino eggs, too. :)

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  5. Hmm, sponge painting - I see what you mean but never thought of it. :) I'm going to have to call this my Rorschach scarf from now on - everyone sees something different in the pattern. :)

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  6. I really like how you tied the scarf and those earrings are so pretty! I felt like one of the kids giving a presentation today, was so nervous!

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  7. I love opals :) Great scarf!

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  8. I'm an idiot, I read your title as "Dinosaurs and Dictators." I was totally interested!
    I personally love this look, it is so very classic, even right down to how you tied your scarf. (Which is completely stunning by the way, the shimmer hold and the green and blue made me think of a blown up fish scales pattern.) And oooh, opals! Those gemstones always fascinate me, the little shimmers of light in them when they catch the sun, stunning!

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  9. Thank you! I hope you got over your presentation jitters! It's funny - I still get really nervous speaking in front of adults, but have no problem in front of a roomful of kids ... :)

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  10. Thanks, Kat! My mom actually found this scarf for me. :)

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  11. Katie - I like your take on the title! I don't think the post lived up to its fascinating name. :) Hmm, blown-up fish scales - I see what you mean. :)

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