Today was a red kind of day - but to me everyday is a red kind of day.
Jacket: Le Chateau
Shirt: Joe Fresh
Tie: from another blouse
Skirt: eShakti (last worn here preblog)
Shoes: Fluevog Together Hi | Benatar (last worn here)
We were having a baby shower at work today since two of my coworkers are having babies in the next two months. I brought a salad and I almost covered my entire outfit in salad dressing. Fortunately I saved this skirt from certain death by Newman's Own Oil and Vinegar.
What's not to love about this skirt? Knee length? CHECK
Gold flowers? CHECK
Bright Colour? CHECK!!
I get quite a few complements when I wear this skirt.
Adding this tartan tie was a last minute decision and I'm not sure if it was a good addition or not.
And of course super fun Fluevogs.
Yesterday, someone asked if I could show some photos of my tattoos so here they are.
I didn't get my first tattoo until I was 35 and it was just a small tattoo that says k∞tog (knit infinity together). Everyone thinks it says koofog or kootog because it wasn't done very well.
My second tattoo I got in 2008 when I was 37. It's a mouse knitting a sock which is a picture I found on a necklace that I bought on etsy.
This is on the underside of my right forearm.
Then in 2009 my friend's boyfriend designed this tattoo for me.
I love animals and birds so here we have a crow, mouse and squirrel sitting on a branch. This needs some touch ups but it's fine for now.
Then in 2011 I made an appointment to see Sunny Buick in Paris to get a tattoo. I was going to be there on vacation and having seen her work on other people I knew it would be a worthwhile venture. I had asked her to design something with a vintage shoe and a cat. This is one of the designs that she proposed. I love it and after she actually tattooed it in colour I was pretty blown away.
I tell people that the "f" design on the boot is for "France" but if you know anything about me you'll know it really stands for "Fluevog".
After I got this last one, which hurt almost more than I could stand, I said I'd never get another one, but I'm feeling the itch again.
Most people don't comment on my tattoos but I do get the odd question. Usually the same questions that all tattooed people get like "did it hurt?" (yes), "what do your parents think?" (they hate them but I'm 41 so tough luck), "what will you do when you're old?" (I'll be one of many people tattooed when I'm old since most people I know have at least one). Today I saw this video of a school teacher doing a monologue about her tattoos. It's worth sharing....