“No, Thank you. I’d much prefer tangerine.”
“I’m sorry, ma’am. We don’t have tangerine”, the server chuckled.”
“Really. Well then….chocolate cake, I suppose. It’ll do.”
“Tangerine chiffon would have been the perfect delight”, I thought as I awaited the chocolate mousse. Feeling quite blue over an orange deficit, I realized that if I couldn’t have it in a cake, I must have it in a dress. And that’s exactly what happened next. Last evening, I ordered a vintage 1960’s chiffon mini, with delicious billowy sheer sleeves and a braided belt. The Pantone color chart made me do it. More importantly, I guess you could say it’s what inspired the name of this blog. Something about the fabric, or cake by the same name captivates me. I suppose the fancy free, airy lightness of it is the true culprit. At the end of the day, don’t we all want to be free? Light-hearted? Bouncy, even? Ok…maybe the bounce just applies to me. Nevertheless, I thought about last year’s Shopfast and what an adventure it was and how I mourned a bit when it was over. “Now what?”After all, I learned that I have a knack for story-telling and I kinda like it. And, now I shall chronicle the extravagant gifts of life in my every day details….one scribble at a time.
I am back and I want to twirl.
Blouse: Hattie’s Branches, Trousers: The Loft, Shoes: Nordstrom