candle light + red lipstick

Ok, no I did not have a super romantic meal with my future hubby nor were the lights dimmed BUT yes, we had candles! Missy + Michael + Me. The terrific triple. I say this because I totally crashed. I am accustomed to the third wheel title but I would not call it that. More like "three is a party!". I do not feel like I am a burden......buuuttttt I don't ask questions! 

Yes, it is true. I function better with Mr. Quis but he ran off to the Big Easy for a work conference earlier today. Luckily, there was plenty of yummy red snapper for me to enjoy. So in my old black workout pants and "to paint in" plain tee, I enjoyed a fancy meal cooked by my beautiful sis. 

This particular sunday night feast made me think about some of the pieces I create that can be versatile enough to be worn with a fancy dress or a tattered old t-shirt. Reminds me of red lipstick. 

I remember my mom running carpool on those spring mornings, when the time change made it light enough outside for moms to actually be visible (to all the other carpool moms). Unlike the winter mornings where it was nice and dark, and moms stayed invisible inside their SUVs, spring forward made carpool line a runway show. But rather than cover up in a big baseball cap, my beautiful mommy handled these mornings like a true southerner......with red lipstick and audrey hepburn shades. Not a smudge of foundation or mascara. Just red stained lips. Absolutely beautiful! 

How my mom feels about makeup is how I feel about jewelry. No, I would not catch myself in carpool line dripping in diamonds, but I do feel more confident when I pair workout clothes with a necklace like the one below. Secret elegance is the best way to describe this rough faceted blue sapphire necklace. Perfect for grocery store runs or a petite ya-ya's deb party! 

blue sapphires on 14k gold fill chain                 $100

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