Today was a very nice, Emily-style fairytale day. I spent the afternoon painting and watching the film version of Matilda, which I love. I've been working on a Valentine's present-painting for the sweetest of boys, and also my own portrait of Ofelia from Pan's Labyrinth (which I saw for the second time last weekend, and, if possible, became even more smitten).
She'll be posted to the shop in the next update, which should be in about a week or so!
I then had super-deluxe Mexican dinner with my wonderful friend Corie, who never fails to remind me of a baby bird. In the best way possible. I liked my clothing ensemble today quite a bit, so I made sure to snap a little photo of it...
I think the whole shebang (minus the tights) is Anthropologie (oooh, and the ivory-print blouse is Urban Outfitters/last Summer). Skirt from 3 Falls ago, pinafore-tank from this year's Spring collection, and boots from last year's Winter. I also wore my favorite necklace today, which I got from Snapcrafty about a year ago. This necklace is the perfect necklace, I have decided, and I wish that I had bought all that Sandra had in stock, because I could've had some very happy friends. It magically looks great with everything, and a few of the shop girls at the Anthropologie in Union Square used to recognize me by it. So, I suppose it is my "co-signature necklace" for the time being, (sharing a title, of course, with my skeleton key necklaces).
Now I'm watching Closer, which is a favorite film... and not just because of my husband's amazing portrayal of "Larry", the saucy dermatologist. Natalie Portman's "Alice" reminds me so much of myself in all of the least-flattering and confusing ways. And I'm working + painting + the like.
Tomorrow, my little Bandit and I are going on an adventure to poke around in the countryside for old things. I think this is going to be a good week.
I can feel it in my bones, Buster.
PS: A lovely and ornate package arrived from Vanessa yesterday, including the sweetest little scarf-wearing mouse. Thank you, thank you, lady...you are so very sweet.