|Dress (vintage 1970s, from the liquidation sale of a local vintage shop); Belt (eBay); Watch (Michael Kors, Nordstrom)|
Call me old-fashioned, but I love board games. I will choose an evening around the kitchen table playing Monopoly, Scrabble, or Blokus with friends and family over the latest video game any day of the week. The games themselves may not be as hi-tech and slick, but I care a lot more about the opportunity for face to face human interaction than I do about the latest CGI graphics. Plus, unless it's a racing game with an intuitive steering wheel-shaped controller (those, I like), I'm really pretty terrible at video games. It's a hand-eye coordination thing, or rather a lack thereof. Yeah, I've never even saved the Princess.
|Ankle boots (Schutz, Amazon.com); Bag (Charming Charlie); Ring (David Yurman, G. Thrapp Jewelers)|
Things don't always go my way, though - not that I'm a sore loser (ok, maybe sometimes I'm a sore loser). I once demanded a "do over" round in Scattergories after coming up with a long list of witty, wise and wonderul "w" words that resulted in zero points because the chosen letter was "r." I must have been hooked on phonics that night, because I filled in the first category with the word "wrestling" and it was all down hill thereafter. No matter how original the answers, one gets no points for "w" words when the chosen letter is not "w." Of course, my distress over the mistake and the resulting blow to my score resulted in peals of laughter and no shortage of trash talk from everyone else in the room. As you might imagine, I did NOT get a "do over." So unfair!
|I couldn't resist this vintage bangle (also from the liquidation sale), and its cheeky little nod to Joan Crawford. It's engraved with the phrase "No Wire Hangers, Ever!"|
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!