DJ/Radio Producer-turned-Lawyer attempts to dress like a grown-up. Sometimes I comically fail. And I occasionally post fun stuff, like music videos, book-club reviews, or photos of beauty or oddity.
FYI: I was doing this entire blog from my Android phone, snatching moments out of my busy life for quick photos. But I hate auto-correct with a purple passion, so now I'm using the computer for most of the work. I am still using my phone for the photos, though. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. I don't even own a great camera! However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day

In the U.S., anyway.... Hubby and I are very fortunate, because we work for a local government that essentially shuts down for Election Day. So I spent the bulk of the day on the couch, rewatching old "Tudors" episodes on Netflix while Hubby caught up on his beauty sleep.

Hubby thinks I'm obsessed with royalty... and I am interested in the topic, but not for the reasons many people are. As one born and bred in the U.S., I find the concept of rule by right of birth intriguing... particularly the machinations that are done to preserve power, or at least title. Who had a sense of responsibility to the People, the classical "Philosopher King". Who just wanted to figure out how much he could get away with before the People revolted, a "Machievellian"? Who was the power behind the throne?

Hey, I have a B.A. in Political Science and History... it's my field. Would you like fries with that?

Eventually, we roused ourselves and got ourselves presentable to go do our civic duty. I decided to go with a subtle version of the patriotic "Red, White and Blue" look I have seen others do so horribly:

Woman in gaudy USA clothing
pulled from Google Images. I will be good and link the source.

Be forewarned: Hubby took my photo. Yeah, we all know that it's not going to be particularly flattering... but here's my outfit:

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

WTH was up with my hair in this pic??? *sigh* I knew I should have taken the extra few minutes and blow-dried it.

My necklace is actually two twisted together, to add a little change in texture and color. Does that make it a "melting pot"?

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

At the last moment, I decided to wear "star" earrings to subtly pay tribute to the Flag. The earrings that I bought in Austria... tee-hee!

 Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

I really don't wear these enough, and they are so pretty! I'm losing my love for French wires, and I am seriously considering overhauling most of my earring collection.

We dropped our cable awhile back, and just watch stuff on Netflix, Hulu, etc. on Xbox. So, rather than listen to the talking heads blather on all night, I have an election map up on the computer. It automatically updates every 30 seconds, and I'm trying hard to only check it occasionally!

The Presidential race is a real nail-biter, with one candidate ahead, then the other, over and over again. I will be so glad when the whole thing is over!

Sweater: Liz and Co. via consignment shop
Jacket: VanHeusen outlet
Jeans: Lane Bryant
Shoes (not shown): Ariats. I needed comfy shoes for standing in line.
Big necklace:  via JC Penney
Small necklace: gift
Earrings: via gift shop at the Stat Opera Haus, Vienna, Austria


  1. Dibs on the castoff earrings. I could use an infusion. :)

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  3. I like the red blazer. I need to find some casual wear blazers!
    I ADORE tje Tudors....I purchased every season on DVD; as a person who doesn't like too much clutter (married to one who does) I don't buy too man DVD's...but I had to have the Tudors on command.
    I've read every book about Anne Boleyn that I can get my hands on...Fiction and Nonfiction.
    Although the show takes some creative license and changes quite a few things....the history is still pretty accurate and I love the clothing.

  4. I love the necklace. What a great idea!

    I checked the statistician's predictions this morning and they all said Obama would win, so I stopped worrying. Numbers don't lie. Nate Silver ( and a few others. I understand them a LOT better than I understand most politicians; I got mocked briefly on facebook for showing that Romney lied more during the campaign at statistically significant rate. The danger of being a statistician for a living...

  5. Lovely post !

    Great inspiration :)




  6. good job on the necklace. I've got 3 boxes of old jewelry sitting here to repurpose and I can't get motivated! Where is my creativity? I sure wish it would come back.
    I know you use your phone for photos. Did you notice in my post that there is an app for photos that is sound activated? I have an iphone but I would think Droid would have one too. Just passing on a helpful tool!


  7. Love the red! my favorite color and the star earrings are so fitting! Curly hair is always YES in my opinion :) Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's giddyupgirlz just to lazy to sign in.

  8. I´m so glad that we can vote who´s going to rule us. I love reading your posts. Don´t worry your hair looks fine. It´s the perfect outfit for the occasion and I really love your wonderful earrings <3


  9. It's kind of fun when life gives you reason to dress up and honor a national flag! The UK has been in full flag mode this year with the Royal Jubilee and the Olympics and I also got into the whole red white and blue (a la the Union Jack) dressing. I like your subtle celebration of the ol' Stars and Stripes. That's a great jacket, I like the deep shade of red. Very pretty earrings and necklace!

  10. i'm so happy that the election is over (and i love the result). the bf spent so much time in facebook writing about politics over the past months ... american elections are different to me now, as being the girl of an american guy now. ;)

  11. Love the earrings! The outfit looks very pretty on you. I am sure glad the election is over.

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