So, Fashionable Reader, I wore a burnt sienna colored lipstick for these outfits. Something about Spokane made my regular red lipstick fail. (In fact, I ordered a new long last product as a result, just to try Smashbox.) Yes, I am aware it harkens more to the 1990s than any later period, but sometimes the lips must smack to another color.
For Saturday daytime I wore an old favorite: my flowered day dress.
This is a great dress. Unfortunately, I split the sleeve at the seam, a la Hulk, halfway through the day before I ran into any friends and remembered to press them into taking a photo. Sigh. So this picture from my kaffeeklatch will have to do.
|Kaffeeklatsch by Kelly Horn via FB|
As you can see, I paired it with the pale blue-grey fascinator ($15), (I like this so much I'm thinking of investing in the red one as well), some filigree steampunk earrings (gift from a reader), vintage cream gloves (similar $11), and the obligatory pen necklace ($19). I wore little gold flats (similar) because I kept having to go up 9 flights of stairs to my room. Good thing too, for that split sleeve happened when I had only 10 minutes between panels. I was still late to the panel, but not for lack of speed. I was on time, just couldn't find the darn thing. I ended up wearing the outfit I had planned for Sunday (sorry, moving so fast for the rest of that day that no one got a photo).
Saturday night, in honor of the Hugos (although I didn't attend) I wore a long bright pink diaphanous gown. It's modern, but kinda crazy 1930s cool.
I paired it with a head scarf ($7) and a gold flower clip ($8), gold gloves, gold clip earrings (vintage) and the same gold flats as earlier. I was feeling rather outrageous.
A word on the headscarf: I purchased a number of these (blogged about theme here) to use during recovery from surgery and then as head/neck scarves. Turns out that 20x20 inches is NOT big enough for the head, I need at least 30x30 or 40x40. So I've ordered a few others. I'll let you know what I think.
Since I have so few images of the outfits, here's a glimpse at the packing:
And here are some of the cool things I spotted in the dealer's room at a booth called Crystal's Joyll. Or something equally challenging to read and comprehend. If I gave convention dealers/Etsy shops any one piece of advice it would be: "Pursue Memorable Branding." Don't be cute. Don't be clever. Don't be fancy. Be easy to remember. Sigh.
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