Today I wanted to wear a polish inspired by the newest addition to my wardrobe. Pink was called for, but I just couldn't pick one. Finally I decided on a pink that, in the bottle at least, has orange-y, coral-y undertones, OPI Up the Amazon Without A Paddle.
Sadly I clearly had issues with this polish. First of all, super sheer. I did four coats (the fourth coat was a mistake because it caused bubbles). Then I ended up getting sheet marks. Because of the four coats it took FOR-EV-ER to dry. Also there's no sun here today, which is a bummer. I'm sure this bad boy would sparkle nicely. Anywho, this is a long discontinued OPI, but if you've been lemming it I think that it might be REALLY SIMILAR to Sally Hansen HD Wavelength. I think Wavelength is still available in drug stores, so don't despair. This frosty, light orange-y pink isn't really my jam, so I don't think this polish will stay on too long. BUT I wanted to wear it because...it reminds me of flamingos! Let me explain.
Last week I was browsing for skirts online. I had something very specific in mind, and that very specific thing was essentially a retro-looking circle skirt. So I looked. And I looked. I couldn't find what I wanted. My friend Amber's mom is a wonderful seamstress, so I e-mailed her to see if she could whip something up for me. And whip something up she did (it was done in a matter of hours once I delivered the fabric).
Here's the fabric I chose. It's classic Stephanie. Repeated animal print, a little whimsical, slightly ridiculous. I feel no shame.
And here's how it turned out. Perfect!
And even at twenty-four years old I am still VERY concerned with the twirl-ability of a skirt. This one has a high twirl-ability rating. At least a 9.
Amber's mom, Sharon, is one of the sweetest people I've ever known and she was so happy to make this for me. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! It's so cute. I can't wait to wear it to work on Tuesday.
So that's all for today. Does anyone have Up the Amazon Without A Paddle? Is this pink anyone's jam? And be honest: who is jealous of my flamingo skirt?