Glamour

Hello, and HAPPY Wednesday to you, dear friends!

I hope that outside, your Autumn-time is just as gorgeous as what is here. Unfortunately there are no windows in this office-o-mine, so I can’t see it during the day. But, maybe that is fortunate as I would get distracted by the beauty of the changing and falling leaves!

Regardless, this season is the perfect season for a photo shoot. And wouldn’t you know it, my engagement session was yesterday! I haven’t been the subject of one of these since I was a senior in high school!

It was windy, chilly, and we had to work through some obstacles with lighting and nosy naysayers, but we accomplished what we went to do, and I can’t WAIT to see the end result!

The reason I titled this post “glamour” is because Timmykins and I enjoy playing dress up. No, I am not talking about kindergarten indoor recess where he would play dress up with the girls (result of 5 older sisters, no?), but we LOVE to glam it up! He enjoys suspenders and bow ties, while I love an excuse to wear a fancier-than-my-everyday dress. We took the opportunity last night to play dress up! It was so much fun!

I wish it were as acceptable to dress up in ball gowns, tuxedos, etc. for everyday activities as it is to wear pajamas and sweats in public. I think I am going to start a trend…

Regardless, as I stated yesterday: I just can’t WAIT to get these photographs back! And then to play dressup with Timmykins for the rest of my life 🙂

But, you know, not the kindergarten recess kind…

Does dressing up amp up YOUR happiness levels?

❤ The RoaminTwin

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I may or may not have brought this little champagne ditty (center-ish of the photo) out from the back of my closet for last night’s shoot. Hard to believe I haven’t worn it since 2005!

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Playing Dress Up

Hello, Splendid, Happy People!

I must admit: I was going to write about something completely different today. Maybe even opposite of what I AM writing about. But I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share with you a joy that I don’t often partake in at this point in my life. That joy is playing dress up.

Last night, I decided to pick out my outfit for today. Usually, I throw something together when I wake up, but since a video project I was working on for a client was still rendering, I thought: What the hay? As I sifted through the dresses and sweatshirts hanging in my closet (the majority of the clothing I own), I found a dress at the back that I haven’t seen for AGES! It is all sequined gold and silver, very 20s flapper. I got it in high school for a dance and never wore it. Until today, only my sister wore it for a sorority function.

I decided I was going to wear it, but I wanted to dress it down a bit. So I found a flowy tank and thrift shop blazer to wear over it, along with some nude heels. Though I toned it down, I am still FEELIN’ FANCY! I even added a pearl bracelet and the blazer is a little ill-fitting, making making me feel the ensemble came right out of my parents’ closet.

This is a post about a totally minuscule thing in my life. But that minuscule thing makes me happy beyond belief. It is a spark in my week. Plus, I feel like everything these days is too casual, so why not spice it up a bit with an evening dress at work? Am I right?

Challenge: dress up for one day of work in the next week. Note how you feel. Is it a bit of pride and happiness in an area of your life where you normally would feel indifferent? FIGHT THE INDIFFERENCE! CHOOSE HAPPINESS!

❤ The RoaminTwin

Hey! That’s ME! I took the below picture a few moments ago to send to Timmykins. Sorry for the poor quality, and eye-sore of editing skills on top of that. I wanted to get this all together and scheduled to post before heading to work! I was just SO excited! I promise that from now on, I will create images that are much more put-together for you all. Happy Thursday!

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